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    Playing the Russian Card in American Politics

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    Less than 100 days before the US presidential election, Russia has emerged as a hot-button issue in the race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, with both camps circulating conspiracy theories and locking horns on how to deal with Moscow and President Putin.

    While everybody is by now aware of Trumps’ joking request that Russia turn over Hillary’s deleted emails, and might have even heard how his chief advisor Paul Manafort used to work with former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich, a Washington Examiner article titled “Shhhh! Hillary Clinton has a big Russia problem, too” takes a different angle and talks about Hillary’s Russia-related scandals:

    “…Bill Clinton was paid half a million dollars to give a single speech in Moscow in June 2010. The money came from a Kremlin-connected bank with interests in a huge deal involving American uranium mines. The deal, which ultimately helped a Russian government enterprise gain 20 percent of American uranium reserves, required the sign-off of Secretary Clinton's State Department.”

    Andrei Fedorov, Russia’s former Deputy Foreign Minister and Director of the Centre for Political Studies (studio guest); Paul Grenier, prominent author and former interpreter for US State Department and Pentagon; and Anton Fedyashin, Professor of History at the American University commented on the issue.

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    2016 US Presidential Run, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, United States, Russia
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