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The Russians Called Bill Clinton: They Want their $500,000 Back

Does anyone else wonder if the Russians are sick of the Russian narrative?

Apparently, at least a few Russians have picked up on the leftist hypocrisy. 

Former Governor Mike Huckabee just met with Russian officials. According to Huckabee, they’d like a refund for Clinton’s speech in Moscow.

Do you really need another Clinton connection to Moscow?

Let’s rewind.

Bill Clinton gave one of his over-priced speeches to the Russia-based Renaissance Capital in Moscow on June 29, 2010. According to Breitbart:

As a Russian state nuclear corporation sought a majority share of Uranium One, a leading Uranium producer with mining rights in the U.S., former President Clinton was invited to Moscow to give a speech to Renaissance Capital.

Renaissance Capital is an investment bank, “with ties to the Kremlin” according to the NY Times. Clinton was paid $500,000 for the one-hour speech.

Obama speaks now for $400,000 an hour. And he learned from the best: the Clintons.

The speeches for money that just by chance coincide with legislative agenda of then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is uncanny. In fact, these coincidences closely match Hillary Clinton’s ability to turn $1000 into $100,000 in the commodities market with no expertise.

FOX News reported on Clinton’s speech:

“If you want to talk about having relationships with Russia, I’d look no further than the Clintons,” Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said at a briefing last week. “Bill Clinton was paid half a million dollars to give a speech to a Russian bank, personally thanked by President Putin.”

The former president indeed had received a personal call from then-Prime Minister Vladimir Putin expressing his appreciation for the speech. According to Mrs. Clinton’s ethics disclosure form filed while she was secretary of State, Bill Clinton was paid $500,000 by the Russia-based finance company Renaissance Capital for his June 29, 2010, speech in Moscow to its employees and guests attending the company’s annual conference.

Ironically, the speech haunts the Clintons for multiple reasons.

The Russian narrative is the obvious first one. However, the company that paid Bill is tied to the scandal that spurred the Global Magnitsky Act. This bill became law in 2012, and imposed sanctions on Russians designated as human-rights abusers.

And then there’s further irony, as the FOX News article points out:

This was the same law Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya was lobbying against during her sit-down with Trump Jr. last year. And back in 2010, it would have put the Clintons on her side.

Shortly before Bill Clinton’s speech in 2010, when members of Congress pushing the sanctions bill had asked Hillary Clinton to refuse visas to Russian officials implicated under the policy, the State Department denied the request. The Obama administration initially was opposed to the Magnitsky Act because then-President Barack Obama was seeking a “reset” with Russia and did not want to deepen the divide between the two countries.

Interesting, Obama refused to uphold basic human rights. Then, like a good submissive, Hillary backed Obama’s failures.

It’s mind-boggling to think of just how many twisted moves the Obama administration and the Clintons made in the last decade. It’s no wonder the Russians want their money back, and other countries didn’t re-up on the Clintons.

Meanwhile Huckabee is still in Moscow. Maybe he will finally solve the Russian riddle.

 

 



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