House Speaker Nancy Pelosi denied that she agreed with Hillary Clinton’s call for Congress to form a 9/11 Commission-style body to investigate President Trump’s alleged ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin, despite a viral tweet from the failed 2016 Democratic presidential candidate claiming otherwise.
Pelosi made an appearance on Clinton’s podcast, You and Me Both, released over the weekend, after which Clinton tweeted on Monday afternoon: “Speaker Pelosi and I agree: Congress needs to establish an investigative body like the 9/11 Commission to determine Trump’s ties to Putin so we can repair the damage to our national security and prevent a puppet from occupying the presidency ever again.”
The Washington Examiner reached out to Pelosi’s office seeking confirmation of whether Clinton’s claim was true, as it was unclear in the interview whether Pelosi was agreeing to such a bipartisan commission to look into the Russia issue or the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol.
Drew Hammill, Pelosi’s spokesman, said it was the latter. “The commission the speaker is talking about relates to the attack on the Capitol. That is clear from her answers,” he said. He also directed the Washington Examiner to the podcast transcript. He did not respond to a follow-up question on whether Pelosi believed Clinton mischaracterized her.
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