Sen. Al Franken debunks right-wing media's Clinton-Ukraine collusion narrative used to defend Trump Jr.

Franken: "I think there's a big difference here and we know what Russia did and that's a big deal"

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From the July 12 Senate judiciary committee confirmation hearing for FBI director nominee Christopher Wray:

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SEN. AL FRANKEN (D-MN): And, for the record, Senator [Lindsey] Graham [(R-SC)], I think he would have made a great FBI agent and I'm glad that also he's in the Senate. That said, I don't know about the article, the January Politico article, that suggests that someone in the Ukraine wanted to pass some information off to the [Hillary] Clinton campaign, but I think I know the answer to this -- I think you know the answer to the question. Did the Ukraine -- or Ukraine, rather -- hack the RNC's [Republican National Committee] database? Did they hack [counselor to the president] Kellyanne Conway? Did the Clintons want to build a hotel in Kiev? I think there's a big difference here and we know what Russia did and that's a big deal. And thank you for saying that part of your job is making sure it doesn't happen again.

Previously:

Debunking right-wing media's bogus Ukrainian collusion narrative

CNN's Tapper: Emails released by Trump Jr. are "evidence of willingness to commit collusion"

Fox's chief intelligence correspondent edited out mention of Russian government when quoting Trump Jr. emails

After emails are released, pro-Trump media launch flailing defense of Donald Trump Jr.

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National Security & Foreign Policy
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Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump Jr.
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Trump / Russia
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