Democratic presidential nominee — and winner of the popular vote — Hillary Clinton has her own explanation as to why Russia involved itself in the recent presidential election. While speaking at “thank you” party, Clinton reportedly claimed that the hacks stemmed from Putin’s grudge against her. During her tenure as Secretary of State, Clinton criticized Russia’s elections as unfair.
In addition to Putin’s grudge, many Clinton supporters are upset with the way the FBI handled Clinton’s use of a private email server. Even Clinton herself said that Comey’s letter may have cost her the election.
Clinton’s former campaign chairman, John Podesta, wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post where he alleged that “something is deeply broken at the FBI.” He went on to slam the FBI for its response to Russia’s cyber attack.
‘Comparing the FBI’s massive response to the overblown email scandal with the seemingly lackadaisical response to the very real Russian plot to subvert a national election shows that something is deeply broken at the FBI’
Her comments at the event marked the first time Clinton has commented on the hacking since Putin’s involvement was announced. Clinton reportedly said that Putin holds a grudge against her due to comments criticizing Russia’s 2011 election and blames her for the protests that erupted in December of that year.
Understandably, many of Clinton’s supporters are still upset over her loss and some were said to be crying as she spoke. Despite her defeat, the former First Lady appeared to be hopeful and encouraged her supporters to remain involved with the Democratic Party. One source said that she specifically encouraged her supporters to stand up for democracy here and across the globe.
The president-elect has responded to the recent news by attacking Clinton for alleged corruption.
‘Are we talking about the same cyberattack where it was revealed that head of the DNC illegally gave Hillary the questions to the debate?’
Are we talking about the same cyberattack where it was revealed that head of the DNC illegally gave Hillary the questions to the debate?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 16, 2016
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