During an interview with CNN’s Chrisitiane Amanpour at a Women for Women event, Hillary Clinton explained why Donald Trump is not a legitimate president.
When asked if Putin hated her, Clinton said, “Well, he certainly interfered in our election, and it was clear that he interfered to hurt me and to help my opponent, and if you chart my opponent and his campaign’s statements, they quite coordinated with the goals that that leader who shall remain nameless had.”
Later in the interview, Hillary Clinton took personal responsibility for the defeat, and added, “I was on the way to winning until Jim Comey’s letter on October 28, and Russian Wikileaks raised doubts in the minds of people who were inclined to vote for me but got scared off, and the evidence for that intervening event is I think compelling persuasive.”
Hillary Clinton was accusing Donald Trump’s presidential campaign of coordinating with the Russians. Clinton both took responsibility for the defeat and wanted the American people to know that Trump’s election was not above board and legitimate.
Questions about Trump’s legitimacy as president are constant because there are many unanswered questions about what the relationship was between the Trump campaign and Putin during the election.
Hillary Clinton deserves credit because she could have pulled an Al Gore and vanished after losing an election under questionable circumstances. Instead, she is out there making her point of view known.
Clinton’s statements are why this country needs an independent investigation into Trump’s relationship with Russia, and one gets the sense that Hillary Clinton is going to keep pushing until the truth is known by all about what happened in 2016.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a 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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