Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton intends to find out if incumbent President Donald Trump talked to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on the eve of the storming of the Capitol by Republican supporters.
So, Trump’s former opponent in the 2016 election wants to obtain the U.S. leader’s January 6 phone records to find out if he communicated with Putin. The politician added on Twitter that an investigation is needed to determine Trump’s ties to the Russian leader. The move would repair the damage to U.S. national security and prevent “a puppet from taking the presidency again,” the former secretary of state pointed out.
According to Clinton, four years of Trump’s presidency have shown that he despises democracy. In addition, the riots by his supporters in Washington demonstrated that his “accomplices” have the same disdain for the political system, she stressed.
The storming of the Capitol building in the U.S. took place on January 6 during a rally of supporters of the current head of state who did not recognize the results of the November vote, which resulted in the election of Democrat Joe Biden as president. The rally led to clashes with police. Five people were killed. The FBI is investigating whether foreign governments, organizations, or individuals financially supported the rioters.