Appearing on radio host Hugh Hewitt’s program Thursday, 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney responded to growing criticism of Hillary Clinton and the financial dealings of the Clinton Foundation.
Romney cut to the chase, explaining that he was “stunned” by the accusations, adding that “it looks like bribery.”
He went on to highlight the most egregious examples of alleged wrongdoing, stating that “there is every appearance that Hillary Clinton was bribed to grease the sale of, what, 20 percent of America’s uranium production to Russia? And then it was covered up by lying about a meeting at her home with the principals – and by erasing emails.”
Such evasive action on her part, Romney explained, will make finding the truth all the more difficult.
“And you know,” he said, “I presume we might know for sure whether there was or was not bribery if she hadn’t wiped out thousands of emails.”
Furthermore, Romney countered the Clinton campaign’s assessment of mounting accusations as unsubstantiated.
“The story that came from the New York Times is pretty straightforward,” he said, “which is that millions upon millions of dollars were given to the Clinton Foundation at the same time by a group of people who had uranium assets; and shortly thereafter, these people came to the State Department for approval to be able to sell these assets to Russia for a huge price tag.”
If the donations and subsequent approval are determined to be connected, Romney assessed, “it’s a form of bribery.”
The scandal extends beyond a presidential campaign, he concluded.
“I mean this is a question about whether or not the United States secretary of state was bribed to grease the sale of strategic assets to Russia.”
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