Clinton on Trump-Putin ties: ‘Follow the money’
Hillary Clinton over the weekend called for people to “follow the money” regarding President Trump’s relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Clinton was asked while speaking at an event in Mumbai, India, about the relationship Trump has with Putin.
“Trump does have quite an affinity for dictators. He really likes their authoritarian posturing and behavior,” she said during the event, according to The Washington Post.
“He does have a pre-existing attitude of favorability toward these dictators, but I think it’s more than that with Putin and Russia,” she said.
The host of the event pressed Clinton on whether she believes Russia has “something” on Trump.
“Well, we’ll find out. We’ll find out,” Clinton said. “Follow the money.”
Special counsel Robert Mueller has reportedly been questioning witnesses about Trump’s business dealings in Russia as he investigates Russian interference in the 2016 election.
It was reported last week that Mueller is also looking at a letter that Trump wrote to Putin in 2013, personally inviting him to the Miss Universe pageant in Moscow. That letter is the first known occurrence of Trump trying to personally reach out to Putin.
During the event over the weekend, Clinton added that she doesn’t believe America deserved to have Trump as a president.
She also addressed her failed 2016 presidential campaign, saying that if “people were looking for a reality TV campaign, maybe I should have given them more entertainment.”
“I’m the mother who says, ‘Eat your spinach; you’ll grow up strong.’ Someone else is saying, ‘Eat all the fast food and the ice cream you can possibly stick in your mouth,'” she said.