Hillary Clinton, the former Secretary of State and Donald Trump’s rival in the last presidential election was about to find out if the current head of state communicated with Vladimir Putin before storming the Congress building in Washington. She shared her thoughts on the You and Me Both podcast.
“We’ve learned a lot about our system of government over the last four years with a president who despises democracy,” Clinton said and accused Trump of allegedly acting on someone else’s orders.
The former State Department chief was going to obtain the incumbent’s Jan. 6 phone records to find out if he had contacted the Russian leader before storming the Capitol.
Clinton announced her plans after Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi called the Capitol storming a gift to Putin. Clinton also spoke out about Trump supporters. She called them “accomplices” and “cult members,” accusing them of “disregard for democracy.”
.@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
Later, Clinton tweeted that a congressional committee should be created to investigate Trump and Putin’s ties, similar to the 9/11 investigation. This, according to the former head of State, should help repair the damage to “national security and prevent a puppet from taking the presidency again.”
On January 6, supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol after Trump’s rally in Washington, D.C., Congress was interrupted for several hours. A female demonstrator and a police officer were killed in the rioting, and three others died of non-violent causes. After law enforcement removed the rioters from the congressional building, congressmen affirmed the victory of Democrat Joe Biden in the past presidential election. The House of Representatives impeached Trump on sedition charges.
U.S. authorities accused Russia in 2016 of interfering in the election, but Moscow denied the accusation. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova called the investigation into “Russian interference” an attempt by Democrats to get back at Trump for winning the election.
Based on an unconfirmed report about Trump’s “ties to Russia,” U.S. intelligence agencies spied on U.S. presidential staffers. Later, Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller, who was investigating the “Russia case,” found no evidence of “collusion between Trump and Russia.