• Josh Earnest Dodges MORE Questions About Clinton Russian Uranium Deal

    There was, as expected, another round of sidesteps and dodges from White House press secretary Josh Earnest over the brewing scandal involving Hillary Clinton and donations made to the Clinton Foundation while the Democratic presidential nominee was serving as secretary of state.

    Friday, Earnest actually went so far as to blame the media fallout from new revelations that Clinton used her position to benefit the Clinton Foundation on “conservative” author Peter Schweizer.

    “I’ve been in a position where there have been other, to put it mildly, conservative authors that have launched, written books based on what they report to be serious allegations against the president of the United States,” Earnest said. “And I’m often in the position of responding to those incidents and trying to defend the president from accusations that are not rooted or accompanied by any evidence. Right now, that is what is happening to Secretary Clinton.”

    But it was the New York Times’ reporting in conduction with Clinton Cash author Peter Schweizer that reveals details of how then-Secretary of State Clinton agree with–or didn’t pushback–on a massive deal that allow the sell of a uranium mining company to a Russian nuclear agency owned by a huge Clinton Foundation financial supporter.

    No one has ever argued that the New York Times is a “conservative” publication. So it’s just weird and weak for Earnest to through out that argument.

    Hillary Clinton is making matters worst by refusing to take questions about the appearance of favoritism. She has, instead, relied on her attack dogs and surrogates to shovel spin.

    Alas, Bill and Hillary Clinton’s strategy of evasion isn’t stopping news outlets like the New York Times, POLITICO, the Washington Post, Reuters, Bloomberg, and The Wall Street Journal from uncovering more facts about malfeasance and possible corruption at Clinton INC.

    Jon Karl also asked Earnest if the White House was concerned about an undisclosed $2 million donation to the Clinton Foundation by the chairman of Uranium One, the Russia-back company the won the massive uranium deal.

    “That is something that Secretary Clinton’s team can talk to you about,” Earnest replied numerous times.

    And that’s the spin the Obama administration has chosen so far.

    Reporters, like Jon Karl, will ask the White House about Clinton Foundation scandals; the White House will deflect the question to the State Department. When the State Department is asked about the Clinton’s widespread corruption, they’ll divert the media to the Clinton Foundation. When reporters ask the Clinton Foundation, they’ll point the press back to the White House.

    It’s a strategy that won’t work forever.


    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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