Hilary Clinton, the former secretary of state, hinted to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that Russian President Vladimir Putin might have been in contact with President Trump during the Capitol Hill riot on Jan. 6.
Speaking to Pelosi on her podcast about the riot, Clinton, who hosts “You and Me Both,” expressed interest in obtaining President Trump’s phone records to ascertain if he was corresponding with Putin at the same time the Capitol building was being breached.
“I would love to see his phone records to see if he was talking to Putin the day the insurgents invaded our Capitol,” she said, reports Fox News. She asked Pelosi if she believed the country would benefit from a 9/11-commission-type probe to investigate what exactly led up to the deadly riot.
Pelosi said she favors such a commission, and she recalled telling the president that, “With you, Mr. President, all roads lead to Putin.”
“I don’t know what Putin has on him politically, financially, or personally, but what happened last week was a gift to Putin because Putin wants to undermine democracy in our country and throughout the world,” Pelosi said. She said those that took part in the riot were “Putin’s puppets.”
“So yes, we should have a 9/11 commission, and there is strong support in the Congress to do that,” she said.
.@SpeakerPelosi and I agree:
Congress needs to establish an investigative body like the 9/11 Commission to determine Trump’s ties to Putin so we can repair the damage to our national security and prevent a puppet from occupying the presidency ever again. pic.twitter.com/yR7LQmXm5Z
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) January 18, 2021
Clinton penned in a Washington Post op-ed that the violent protest “was the tragically predictable result of white-supremacist grievances” that she claimed were fueled by Trump’s rhetoric.
“Removing Trump from office is essential, and I believe he should be impeached,” Clinton wrote. “Members of Congress who joined him in subverting our democracy should resign, and those who conspired with the domestic terrorists should be expelled immediately. But that alone won’t remove white supremacy and extremism from America.”