Republicans are going to absolutely lose their minds over this. After all, they usually do with anything that involves Hillary Clinton.
In an interview with NPR released Monday, Hillary Clinton dropped a bombshell on Donald Trump and Republicans around the country.
When asked, “…would you completely rule out questioning the legitimacy of this election if we learn that the Russian interference in the election is even deeper than we know now?”, Hillary responded, “No, I wouldn’t rule it out.”
Hillary Clinton has consistently questioned the legitimacy of aspects of the 2016 election, but this is one of her strongest statements yet.
Elsewhere in the article, she indicated she wasn’t sure there was a path to contest the results at this point, even if the election turns out to be illegitimate:
I don’t know if there’s any legal constitutional way to do that. I think you can raise questions. In fact, I think part of the reason Trump behaves the way he behaves is that he is a walking example of projection. Whatever he’s doing and whatever he thinks is happening he will accuse somebody else of. And there are examples during the campaign when he did just that, like when he called publicly on Russia to hack my personal emails.
He knew they were trying to do whatever they could to discredit me with emails, so there’s obviously a trail there, but I don’t know that in our system we have any means of doing that, but I just wanted to add to the point you made. There’s no doubt they influenced the election: We now know more about how they did that.
Let me just put it this way, if I had lost the popular vote but won the electoral college and in my first day as president the intelligence community came to me and said, “The Russians influenced the election,” I would’ve never stood for it. Even though it might’ve advantaged me, I would’ve said, “We’ve got to get to the bottom of this.” I would’ve set up an independent commission with subpoena power and everything else.
It will be interesting to see how Trump handles this latest statement from his 2016 opponent.
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