The Hillary Clinton campaign went there today by connecting the dots and letting voters know that the Russian government is working to get Donald Trump elected president.
Transcript via ABC’s This Week:
STEPHANOPOULOS: What more is there to know?
We see what’s in them.
MOOK: Well, what’s disturbing about this entire situation is that experts are telling us that Russian state actors broke into the DNC, took all these emails and now are leaking them out through these Web sites.
Obviously, they have to determine, you know, what’s accurate, what — what’s been doctored, what has been doctored. And it’s troubling that some experts are now telling us that this was done by — by the Russians for the purpose of helping Donald Trump.
STEPHANOPOULOS: For the purpose of helping Donald Trump?
MOOK: That’s what some experts are saying. And so a…
STEPHANOPOULOS: Is that what you believe?
MOOK: Well, I don’t know. The experts need to tell us that. It was concerning last week that Donald Trump changed the Republican platform to become what some experts would regard as — as pro-Russian. And so, again, the DNC needs to — needs to look into this and take appropriate action.
But — but it’s — it’s important to understand the broader perspective of — of why this is happening.
STEPHANOPOULOS: I want to stay on the WikiLeaks for a second, but — but you’re raising some important questions here.
Do you think Donald Trump is too close to Vladimir Putin?
MOOK: I think what’s troubling is how he has praised Vladimir Putin. It’s troubling that last week he said that — or he questioned whether NATO should protect our Eastern European allies.
So yes, I think that’s troubling for any American, from a national security standpoint.
It is the ugly little secret that the Trump campaign doesn’t want to discuss. When Donald Trump Jr. was asked about support of his dad by the Russian government, he blew a gasket on CNN.
Trump can ramble on about emails all he wants, but the reality is that there is only one candidate who us being backed by a government that the Republican Party considers an enemy to America.
Donald Trump’s praise for Putin is no coincidence, and the Clinton campaign is calling out the reason why.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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