President Donald Trump revived a conspiracy theory about Hillary Clinton supposedly conspiring with the Russian company Uranium One to get donations for the Clinton Foundation when she was Secretary of State.
The fact-checking site Snopes debunked Trump’s theory in 2016, but Trump pushed the conspiracy theory on Twitter:
It is now commonly agreed, after many months of COSTLY looking, that there was NO collusion between Russia and Trump. Was collusion with HC!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 27, 2017
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked to produce proof of Trump’s claim CNN’s Jim Acosta:
I was wondering, why did the president involve himself in the Uranium One investigation? Are you trying to gin up your own Russia investigation to rival the one on Capitol Hill? And where is the president’s evidence that Hillary Clinton colluded with the Russians?