Fox News host Shepard Smith has quashed what his own network has referred to as the Hillary Clinton uranium “scandal”, angering his viewers.
Fox News, as well as President Donald Trump and his allies, have suggested for months that donations to the Clinton Foundation were tied to the approval of a deal by the State Department and the Obama administration. The agreement allowed a Russian company to purchase a Canada-based mining group with operations in the US.
Those pedalling the theory say that nine people involved in the deal made donations to the Clinton Foundation totalling more than $140 million. In exchange, they say, Ms Clinton approved the sale to the Russians – a “quid pro quo”.
The accusation was first made by Peter Schweizer, the senior editor-at-large of the far-right website Breitbart, in his 2015 book Clinton Cash. In 2016, Mr Trump repeated these claims while running for President, citing them as an example of Ms Clinton’s corruption.
In recent weeks, Mr Trump and other Republicans have placed a spotlight on the allegations once again – possibly to try to distract the public from new developments in an investigation into alleged ties between Russian and the Trump campaign.
The worst part of a relaxing day is when Shepherd Smith starts talking. He is a smartass that needs to be on CNN. @FoxNews— Jana Jo ]]>🇺🇸