Hillary Clinton brushes Durham controversy off as ‘conspiracy theory’ in speech to NY Dem convention – Fox News

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered remarks at the 2022 New York State Democratic Convention in New York City amid the Special Counsel John Durham probe controversy. 

During her speech, Clinton accused Fox News of lying about her in an attempt to spread disinformation regarding the Durham probe.

“We can’t get distracted by the latest culture war nonsense or a new right wing lie on Fox or Facebook,” the former presidential candidate said. “By the way, they are after me again lately, in case you may have noticed.”

HILLARY CLINTON IGNORES QUESTION ABOUT WHY SHE CALLED THE DURHAM CONTROVERSY A ‘FAKE SCANDAL’

“It’s funny. The more trouble Trump gets into the wilder the charges and conspiracy theories about me seem to get.”

Former Secretary State Hillary Rodham Clinton and the 2016 Democrat candidate for U.S. President, attends the New York State Democratic Convention in New York, N.Y., Thursday February, 22, 2022. Photo/Douglas Healey

Former Secretary State Hillary Rodham Clinton and the 2016 Democrat candidate for U.S. President, attends the New York State Democratic Convention in New York, N.Y., Thursday February, 22, 2022. Photo/Douglas Healey

“Fox leads the charge with accusations against me counting on their audience to fall for it again,” she continued.

Clinton went on to claim that Fox News was approaching legal liability for its reports on the Durham probe, saying, “And as an aside, they’re getting awfully close to actual malice in their attacks. But as I said, don’t get distracted.”

In her address, Clinton blasted the Republican Party as divisive, violent, and dangerous to U.S. democracy.

“We are in uncharted territory. And make no mistake, our adversaries around the world are watching,” the former Secretary of State said. “Republicans are defending coup plotters. They’re curbing voting rights at precisely, the moment when democracy needs champions.”

Former Secretary State Hillary Rodham Clinton and the 2016 Democrat candidate for U.S. President, attends the New York State Democratic Convention in New York, N.Y., Thursday February, 22, 2022. Photo/Douglas Healey

Former Secretary State Hillary Rodham Clinton and the 2016 Democrat candidate for U.S. President, attends the New York State Democratic Convention in New York, N.Y., Thursday February, 22, 2022. Photo/Douglas Healey

She continued, “When we should be standing together against autocracies like Russia and China. January six, last year was a gift to them because they know something we need to remember. America is only as strong as our unity and our democracy allows us to be.”

Until now, Clinton campaign alumni been silent following the filing from Durham, who claims that a technology executive accessed servers belonging to Trump Tower and the White House to compile dirt on former President Donald Trump related to Russia.

Former Secretary State Hillary Rodham Clinton and the 2016 Democrat candidate for U.S. President,  attends the New York State Democratic Convention in New York, N.Y., Thursday February, 22, 2022. Photo/Douglas Healey

Former Secretary State Hillary Rodham Clinton and the 2016 Democrat candidate for U.S. President,  attends the New York State Democratic Convention in New York, N.Y., Thursday February, 22, 2022. Photo/Douglas Healey

Clinton reacted to Durham’s latest filing on Wednesday, criticizing former President Trump and Fox News for “desperately spinning up a fake scandal to distract from his real ones.” 

HILLARY CLINTON REACTS TO DURHAM FILING, SAYS TRUMP, FOX NEWS ‘DESPERATELY SPINNING UP A FAKE SCANDAL’

The former 2016 Democratic presidential nominee tweeted Wednesday, in her first public statement reacting to Durham’s Feb. 11 federal court filing, which Fox News first reported Saturday. 

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

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