Hillary Clinton Just Dropped a Major Accusation Against Trump
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday accused President Donald Trump of being “part of the coverup” in the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.
Clinton’s comments came during the kickoff of speaking tour in Toronto, where she hit the president over his response to the killing of Khashoggi in a Saudi Arabian consulate last month, saying that Trump and “those closest to him” have their “own personal” interests.
“We have a president who is part of the coverup as to what happened in that consulate or embassy when Mr. Khashoggi was murdered,” Clinton, ‘s comments came during her speaking tour in Toronto. Clinton said.
“And we have a president and those closest to him who have their own personal commercial interests,” she added.
Trump has indicated that the U.S. government will remain allies with Saudi Arabia, saying sanctions or punishment taken against the kingdom over Khashoggi could cause oil prices to spike.
“If you want to see oil prices go to $150 a barrel … all you have to do is break up our relationship with Saudi Arabia,” he said last week.
The president has also refused to blame Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the killing, even as reports emerged that the CIA has concluded that bin Salman likely ordered the assassination.
“I hate the crime and I hate what is done and I hate the cover-up,” Trump said last Tuesday.
Trump and his administration have come under heavy criticism over the White House response to Khashoggi’s death inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
Clinton, Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign rival, was in Toronto with her husband, former President Bill Clinton, to start a 13-date speaking tour.
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