In 2010 Bill Clinton requested clearance from Hillary Clinton’s State Department to meet with a Russian nuclear official, instead he went to Putin’s house. All of this happened while Bill Clinton was preparing to head to Moscow for a speech where he would be paid $500,000, per The Hill.
Per Daily Wire:
According to The Hill, on behalf of former President Clinton, Clinton Foundation foreign policy advisor Amitabh Desai sent an email on May 14, 2010, to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s State Department, outlining a list of 15 Russian officials the former president wanted to meet. Included on the list was Arkady Dvorkovich, a top aide to then-Russian President Dmitri Medvedev and one of the highest-ranking government officials to serve on Rosatom’s board of supervisors.
“In the context of a possible trip to Russia at the end of June, WJC is being asked to see the business/government folks below. Would State have concerns about WJC seeing any of these folks,” Desai wrote to Hillary Clinton’s team, using the former president’s initials.
The report states that the email went to “two of Hillary Clinton’s most senior advisers, Jake Sullivan and Cheryl Mills.”
An exchange of emails ensued between Hillary’s team and Desai, and although documents do not show what decision the State Department ended up making, sources told The Hill that the State Department decided against holding any meetings with the Russian officials on the list.
“Bill Clinton instead got together with Vladimir Putin at the Russian leader’s private homestead,” The Hill added.
Aides for both Hillary and Bill Clinton claim there were no discussions between Bill and Rosatom with regards to the Uranium One deal while he was in Russia. He did not even meet anyone connected to the deal.