FNC's Shep Smith: Hillary Clinton Had Nothing To Do With 'Uranium One' Sale


Fox News host Shep Smith criticized the scandal that "Republicans repeatedly mention" regarding Uranium One and Hillary Clinton's role in approving the sale of Uranium to a Russian-backed company.

"Here’s the accusation," Smith explained Tuesday. "Nine people involved in the deal made donations to the Clinton Foundation totaling more than $140 million. In exchange, Secretary of State Clinton approved the sale to the Russians — a quid pro quo."

"The accusation was first made by Peter Schweizer -- the senior editor at Breitbart News -- in his 2015 Clinton Cash. The next year candidate Donald Trump cited it as an example of Clinton corruption... The accusation is predicated on the charge that Secretary Clinton approved the sale," Smith said. "She did not. A committee of nine evaluated the sale, the president approved the sale, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and others had to offer permits, and none of the uranium was exported for use by the U.S. to Russia. That is Uranium One."

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