(Tony Sifert, Headline USA) After the Russian government issued sanctions Tuesday against failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and 12 other Americans, including President Joe Biden and his son Hunter, Clinton took to Twitter to thank the “Russian Academy for this Lifetime Achievement Award.”
I want to thank the Russian Academy for this Lifetime Achievement Award. https://t.co/4og9S3OCEp
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 15, 2022
She jests, but it is worth recalling a few highlights from Clinton’s lively relationship with the Russians during her time as President Obama‘s Secretary of State.
In 2010 Hillary signed off the sale of Uranium One to a Russian state-owned atomic energy agency — a deal that, “gave the Russians control of one-fifth of all uranium production capacity in the United States,” according to the New York Times.
After this kind deed, the Clinton Foundation received $2.5 million in donations from Uranium One’s chairman and millions more from related investors.
“As the Russians gradually assumed control of Uranium One in three separate transactions from 2009 to 2013, Canadian records show, a flow of cash made its way to the Clinton Foundation,” Times reporters Jo Becker and Mike McIntire wrote.
This kind of corruption was nothing new to the Clintons.
Frank Giustra, a Canadian mining financier, donated $31.3 million to the Clinton Foundation in 2006 after former President Bill Clinton helped him “win a major uranium deal in Kazakhstan.
In 2010, Bill was also paid $500,000 by a Uranium One-related Russian investment bank for a speech in Moscow.
And who can forget Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s infamous gift of a “reset” button to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, a ploy to denigrate the United States’ Bush-era relations to Russia that Lavrov later described as “the invention of Hillary Clinton and Obama administration.”
Russia’s sanctions followed in the wake of similar sanctions issued against 11 Russian military leaders.
The full list of Americans sanctioned by Russia includes:
-President Joe Biden
-Secretary of State Antony Blinken
-Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin
-Press Secretary Jen Psaki
-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley
-National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan
-Deputy National Security Adviser Daleep Singh
-US Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power
-Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo
-President of the Export-Import Bank of the US Reta Jo Lewis