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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Doha Madani, Huffington Post: Joy Reid just reclaimed her time on national television. The AM Joy host refused to allow the Washington Examiner's Jen Kerns to perpetuate unfounded claims that Hillary Clinton helped to sell uranium to Russia. President Donald Trump pushed the story on Twitter that Clinton helped to seal the 2010 Uranium One deal that sold a portion of the Canadian company to a JSC ARMZ, the mining arm of a Russian nuclear energy agency. ... When Kerns tried to blame Clinton on air Sunday morning, Reid refused to let the claim go unchallenged.

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Reid continually peppers Kerns with questions about the deal, leading Kerns to admit Clinton had no direct involvement in the deal being approved and that the foundation donor had sold his shares in the company prior to giving money to the Clinton organization. "So what you're talking about is a deal that nine members of CFIUS approved unanimously," Reid said on the show. "None of them was Hillary Clinton. You have a donor who separately gave Hillary Clinton donations at a time when she was not Secretary of State. The two things cross in the night, they have no relation to each other."

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Reid continually peppers Kerns with questions about the deal, leading Kerns to admit Clinton had no direct involvement in the deal being approved and that the foundation donor had sold his shares in the company prior to giving money to the Clinton organization.
This cannot be repeated enough and stands as yet another example that Trump and his defenders will still try to make 2+2=5 as long as they have gullible supporters willing to remain ignorant of simple facts. Watch and quote from these facts as necessary to quiet the clueless, believing any and all things negative about the Clintons and their former foundation.

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2017-10-30 07:10 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Joy completely destroyed her talking points, I was literally laughing at Jen Kerns and I didn't honestly really even dislike her but all she had was talking points that Joy completely destroyed. That was an enjoyable few minute, thanks Tony.

#2 | Posted by danni at 2017-10-30 09:02 AM | Reply

#3 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN AT

Sure is.

And she still managed to pick apart the ignorant ***** story you've been pimping here every day for over a week.

Keep makin' us proud, pumpkin.

#4 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-10-30 09:09 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

This is EPIC.

#5 | Posted by TheTom at 2017-10-30 10:03 AM | Reply

The GOP is allergic to facts. It's their kryptonite.

#6 | Posted by 726 at 2017-10-30 12:12 PM | Reply

Joy Reid demolished that ----. Why can't all journalists do their homework like this?

#7 | Posted by 726 at 2017-10-30 12:13 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Clinton had no direct involvement in the deal being approved and that the foundation donor had sold his shares in the company prior to giving money to the Clinton organization."

Trump has had to desperately deny these facts to his Base, pointing his finger at Clinton so people won't look at the Fake President behind the curtain.

#8 | Posted by Corky at 2017-10-30 12:19 PM | Reply

"Clinton had no direct involvement in the deal being approved and that the foundation donor had sold his shares in the company prior to giving money to the Clinton organization."

#8 | Posted by Corky

I thought she was one of the 9 that approved the deal. Please correct me if I am wrong cor.

#9 | Posted by Sniper at 2017-10-30 03:19 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

I thought she was one of the 9 that approved the deal. Please correct me if I am wrong cor.

Nope, she was never on the board, one of her subordinates in State was.

Cabinet secretaries almost never deal with the committee themselves, instead delegating to underlings. For Clinton, that delegate was the assistant secretary of state for economic and business affairs, Jose Fernandez.

"Secretary Clinton never intervened with me on any CFIUS matter," Fernandez told Time in 2015. Two former State Department officials who served under Clinton told Newsweek that Clinton would have been notified of a CFIUS decision only if there were disagreement among members of the committee, which would push a final decision to the president. The CFIUS decision on the Uranium One deal, however, was unanimous -- all nine representatives agreed to approve it.

"For this conspiracy theory to be true, she would have to twist the arms of all these other eight Cabinet secretaries, which is completely absurd and completely implausible," said Max Bergmann, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress who specializes in U.S.-Russia relations and who worked at the State Department under both Clinton and her successor, John Kerry.

www.newsweek.com

#10 | Posted by tonyroma at 2017-10-30 03:50 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

- Please correct me if I am wrong

There aren't that many hours in the day.

#11 | Posted by Corky at 2017-10-30 04:55 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

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I thought she was one of the 9 that approved the deal. Please correct me if I am wrong cor.

#9 | Posted by Sniper

No thinking was involved. You did no thinking. You never do any actual thinking.

You took what Faux News said as usual as gospel and never looked up a single thing for yourself.

Obviously.

#12 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-10-30 09:20 PM | Reply

"When the mighty cankle finally buckles..."

A FB poster yesterday echoed these sentiments, claiming "Time will tell...."

I pointed out thousands of lawyers, investigators, etc., have been going at her non-stop for decades. At least a million work-hours, and not a single indictment yet.

Just how much time are we talking about?

#14 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-10-31 10:44 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


... leading Kerns to admit Clinton had no direct involvement in the deal being approved ...

Ms Reid also noted that Ms Kerns admitted the whole uranium story was RNC propaganda.

#15 | Posted by lamplighter at 2017-10-31 10:45 AM | Reply

I thought she was one of the 9 that approved the deal. Please correct me if I am wrong cor.

#9 | POSTED BY SNIPER

This right here explains every single DR Conservative poster. They never have the facts; even the most basic, rudimentary, absolutely necessary, need to know facts to come to a judgment.

#17 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-10-31 11:52 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Sniper:
you were wrong. Again.

#18 | Posted by e1g1 at 2017-10-31 07:04 PM | Reply

#14 | Posted by Danforth The big deal now is she has no one in office to protect her. She is now among the mere mortals. She is obviously guilty of multiple felonies. If you believe the politically connected are subject to the law like the rest of us, I have two words, Teddy Kennedy.

#19 | Posted by docnjo at 2017-10-31 11:14 PM | Reply

"She is obviously guilty of multiple felonies."

Yet hundreds of lawyers, with thousands of lawyers, investigators, and detectives at their beck and call, couldn't find a single one to charge her with, now nearly going on 30 years.

Are they all that stupid, or is she that smart?

#20 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-10-31 11:16 PM | Reply

Sniper: you were wrong. Again.

"If I've lost Sniper, I've lost America".

Said no one, ever.

#21 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-10-31 11:29 PM | Reply

Are they all that stupid, or is she that smart?

#20 | POSTED BY DANFORTH

I believe it's option C-the Docnojos of the world are just plain gullible.

#22 | Posted by jpw at 2017-11-01 12:04 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The fact is that the obama administration sold 20% of our uranium ore to a Russian entity. Does anyone here think that was an intelligent decision?

#23 | Posted by MSgt at 2017-11-01 02:58 PM | Reply

#23 So now it's gone from collusion and kickbacks to "not intelligent."

Sad!

#24 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-11-01 03:16 PM | Reply

The fact is that the obama administration sold 20% of our uranium ore to a Russian entity. Does anyone here think that was an intelligent decision?

#23 | Posted by MSgt

How would you know? Nothing in that post represents something that might have come from an intelligent mind.

A key fact ignored in criticisms of Clinton's supposed involvement in the deal is that the uranium was not -- nor could it be -- exported, and remained under the control of U.S.-based subsidiaries of Uranium One, according to a statement by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission:

NRC's review of the transfer of control request determined that the U.S. subsidiaries will
remain the licensees, will remain qualified to conduct the uranium recovery operations, and will
continue to have the equipment, facilities, and procedures necessary to protect public health and
safety and to minimize danger to life or property. The review also determined that the licensees will
maintain adequate financial surety for eventual decommissioning of the sites. Neither Uranium One
nor ARMZ holds an NRC export license, so no uranium produced at either facility may be exported.

web.archive.org

#25 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-11-01 03:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Please correct me if I am wrong cor.
#9 | POSTED BY SNIPER

Snoops is going on 11 and 1/2 years of consistently being wrong.

#26 | Posted by 726 at 2017-11-02 08:00 AM | Reply

Neither Uranium One
nor ARMZ holds an NRC export license, so no uranium produced at either facility may be exported.
web.archive.org

#25 | POSTED BY DONNERBOY AT 2017-11-01 03:35 PM | REPLY | FLAG

This entire false narrative of Hillary giving 20% of the US uranium to Russia just shows how allergic to facts the GOP really is.

#27 | Posted by 726 at 2017-11-02 08:02 AM | Reply

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