On Tuesday, Fox News managed the unlikely and extraordinary feat of exposing their own lies when anchor Shepard Smith laid to waste the most current and popular Hillary Clinton conspiracy theory being peddled by his colleagues: Uranium One.
The Uranium One conspiracy theory alleges that then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton approved the sale of American made uranium to Russia in exchange for donations totaling $140 million dollars to the Clinton Foundation.
During the presidential campaign, Trump even referenced this conspiracy, which originated in a book written by Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Franz Schweizer, as proof of Clinton’s long record of corruption. He even suggested that the story was “Watergate, modern age.”
Conservative Sebastian Gorka went even further, suggesting that Clinton should be tried for treason and executed referencing the 1950s case of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg who were charged with providing U.S. atomic secrets to the Soviets during the Cold War. “Those people got the chair,” Gorka noted.
Both Fox News’ Sean Hannity and U.S. Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), presented a series of massive, complicated charts “detailing” how Clinton was somehow complicit in the “illegal” Uranium One deal.
However, as Smith explained, the facts do not add up. He proceeded to clinically deconstruct the erroneous conspiracy theory piece by piece, much to the dismay of his Trump-indoctrinated colleagues and viewers.
“The accusation is predicated on the charge that Secretary Clinton approved the sale. She did not. A committee of nine evaluated the sale, the president approved the sale, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and others had to offer permits, and none of the uranium was exported for use by the U.S. to Russia,” he said, taking care to note “the Clinton State Department had no power to veto or approve that transaction.”
Smith also poured ice cold water on the Clinton Foundation’s role in the conspiracy. He noted how Uranium One founder Frank Giustra, who donated $130 million dollars to the foundation, reportedly sold his stake in the company in 2007 (during President George W. Bush’s administration), 18 months before Clinton becoming Secretary of state.
Predictably, the outrage from brainless Fox News zombies was palatable.
Chris Wallace and Shepard Smith should start a show on CNN called “Pink Hat Brigade” that’s where you both belong. Shameful Fox, Get rid of these two asshats.
— Matt Couch ? (@RealMattCouch) November 13, 2017
Fox News is quickly becoming Rino news
— RINO HUNTER (@JoePatriot6) November 13, 2017
Fox has gone libby. I watch @OANN most of the time.. I only watch Tucker and Hannity on Fox.
— American Justice (@TheRealJPO1) November 13, 2017
The worst part of a relaxing day is when Shepherd Smith starts talking. He is a smartass that needs to be on CNN. @FoxNews
— Jana Jo ?? (@JanaBanana1217) November 14, 2017
It’s obvious that Fox News is smart enough to keep at least one real journalist in the clown show they call a news network. So for those neocon snowflakes calling for Smith’s job, you better “buckle up, cupcake” because Smith is probably going to be annoying and confounding your misinformed brain for some time to come. But look on the bright side; after two hours of Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity, your ignorance should be good as new.
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