CNN’s Fareed Zakaria asked former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Sunday whether Russia sought “revenge” on her in the 2016 election — without mentioning that her own campaign was responsible for the “Russia collusion” conspiracy theory.
Zakaria painted Clinton as the helpless victim of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s machinations, without noting that the Clinton campaign paid Fusion GPS to develop the fraudulent “Russia dossier” that became the basis for the baseless theory that Russia had colluded with the Trump campaign, and that led the FBI to spy on Trump campaign aide Carter Page.
Their exchange on Fareed Zakaria GPS was partially as follows (via CNN transcript, emphasis added):
ZAKARIA: Now, to one of the biggest puzzles facing President Biden. What to do about Russia? Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joins me again.
Madam Secretary, let me ask you, you started out your tenure as secretary of