And those people got the chair


On Thursday’s edition of Hannity, former White House deputy assistant to the president Sebastian Gorka suggested that Hillary Clinton deserves to be tried for treason and executed.

“If this had happened in the 1950s, there would be people up on treason charges right now,” Gorka said. “The Rosenbergs, okay, this is equivalent to what the Rosenbergs did, and those people got the chair. Think about it — giving away nuclear capability to our enemies, that’s what we’re talking about.”

But it wasn’t hers to “give away.”

As secretary of state, Clinton was one of nine cabinet members sitting on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), which is tasked with reviewing deals like Uranium One. Clinton’s position on that committee and the donations to her foundation — in combination with the recent reporting from The Hill — has led Trump supporters to allege that she might have been engaged in corrupt dealings. On Tuesday, House Intelligence Committee Chair Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) announced that his committee is launching a new investigation into the matter.

But there’s no evidence that Clinton was up to anything corrupt. As the Washington Post detailed on October 24, it doesn’t appear Clinton and other officials on CFIUS were looped in about the FBI’s investigation, which was ongoing when CFIUS was reviewing Uranium One. What’s more, after Trump made Uranium One an issue on the campaign trail last year, Snopes detailed how the Uranium One deal wasn’t actually Clinton’s to veto or approve, and how the timing of the overwhelming majority of the aforementioned donations to her foundation didn’t match the timeline of the uranium deal being approved.

Picky picky picky. Just give her the chair, and sort out the details later.

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