Says President Vladimir Putin sees Trump victory as an advantage
September 6, 2016: Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has accused Russia of interfering with the US elections. “It is almost unthinkable”, Clinton said referring to reports of Russia’s alleged involvement in US elections citing the hacking of Democratic National Committee’s emails.
“We’ve never had the nominee of one of our major parties urging the Russians to hack,” Clinton said in a news conference. “I want everyone — Democrat, Republican, Independent — to understand the real threat that this represents.”
Clinton urged for non-complacency and stressed that foreign enemies who hope Donald Trump will succeed in order to weaken the United States, may try to disrupt the November results, perhaps with a cyber attack.
Clinton delivered a harsh assessment of the Russian leader’s role in the hacking hours after President Barack Obama met President Vladimir Putin at the Group of 20 summit in China.
“When Putin was asked about it, he could barely muster the energy to deny it, if any of you saw it,” Clinton said, adding that the Russian president, whom she clashed with as secretary of state, “and the team around him certainly believe that there is some benefit to them to doing this.”