On Monday’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), a candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, said revelations that showed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, had a potential conflict of interest involving a Canadian-based uranium company with mines in the United States and its sale to Rosatom, the Russian atomic energy agency, should disqualify her candidacy.
Paul walked through the allegations detailed in “Clinton Cash” by Breitbart editor at large Peter Schweizer, and said that was what was behind Hillary Clinton’s lackluster polling data.
Partial transcript as follows:
SEAN HANNITY, host “Hannity”: Taking money, and then — if she took it but still took a principled stand, maybe you could give her a pass. I can’t find any instance where she has criticized the policies of these countries with these atrocious records. That to me is the — it seems like they bought her silence.
PAUL: And I think it’s even worse than that. We’re going to have a race to be commander-in-chief. Do we want her to be the commander-in-chief when she’s taken money from people who allowed — you know, she basically presided over the sale of a uranium company to the Russians while taking money from the shareholders of the uranium company. So I would think that that really should disqualify her from being a candidate.
HANNITY: You have a whole lot of reasons. The server would be another reason. The handling of Benghazi, or the $26 million the Clinton Foundation got in Sweden while they were petitioning her as secretary of state so that they can get an exemption and continue to trade and do business with Iran, while everybody else was, you know, living by the sanctions in place.
PAUL: And about this time…
HANNITY: They got this exemption.
PAUL: And about this time, I believe Bill Clinton gave a speech for that company and got about $700,000 while they were applying for an exemption from the sanctions against Iran. Something’s really fishy.
I think Bill Clinton also got money from a bank that was lobbying over the uranium deal. So there’s a lot going on here. There’s an endless supply of conflict of interest, and that’s why her numbers as far as honesty/dishonesty are upside down.
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