Hillary: Russian Interference Was Really About Stopping Me Being President
The former secretary of State engages in the 'blame game' again
Hillary Clinton is playing the blame game once again, this time appearing with Rachel Maddow on MSNBC Tuesday Night claiming the Russian interference in the 2016 election was all about “getting me out of the way."
The former secretary of State said that she wasn't sure if "Trump is a witting or unwitting tool of Putin," but blamed Russia for her ruining her chance of becoming President.
While she discussed Russia's alleged hostile actions in the 2016 election, she said:
“I think I was an obstacle to their plans to undermine and disrupt our democracy. I think I was an obstacle to their efforts to try to impose greater authoritarian control in Russia, go after people who were opponents of Putin’s, whether they were in the LGBTQ community or in the press, and I think that they wanted to get me out of the way. And the question I think is worth asking: why did they want to get me out of the way? What is it they are trying to accomplish now?”
According to The DC: Clinton wasn’t the only one to share these views. Maddow, who has said in the past “it feel very palpable that Donald Trump is a special agent,” and has praised Chris Hayes for a segment debating if Donald Trump has been a Russian Intelligence agent since 1987, appeared to agree with Clinton.
Maddow told the former secretary of state, “In early 2015 we’ve got [Maria Butina] as an alleged agent of the Russian government casting around for what Republican might have the best shot at beating you.”
Maddow added, “Allegedly to try to get Russian government help to whoever it was going to be, whether it was going to be Scott Walker, or Trump, or anybody else, somebody who could beat you.”
Clinton responded, “I knew that Putin was very unhappy with me for again, behaving like an actual secretary of state and raising concerns about the unfairness of the elections that were held foe their parliament in the fall of 2011. He made that very clear. I know he is paranoid about any kind of mass movement in any country on his border that might result in more democracy, a closer relationship with the European Union, and potential membership in NATO.”
Clinton was promoting the release of her extended version of her book “What Happened.”
Clinton ironically condemned the use of “secret money” in politics in a seemingly hypocritical essay, mainly because she has concealed the identities of her own secret donors.
“We need to overturn Citizens United and get secret money out of our politics,” Clinton writes in a new afterword to her book, published in the Atlantic.
Strangely enough, Clinton claims int he essay that “American democracy is in crisis,” and then predictably goes on to blame President Donald Trump and Republican donors.