Democratic nominee blasts Russia: Clinton suggests Russia is working to elect Trump - Politico

11:21 Sep. 6, 2016

Clinton suggests Russia is working to elect Trump - Politico

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton waves as she finishes speaking at the annual Salute to Labor at Illiniwek Park Riverfront in Hampton, Ill., Sept. 5, 2016. (AP Photo)

During her first press conference in 275 days, she expresses concern about the intervention of Vladimir Putin's government in the election

Hillary Clinton on Monday expressed "a very serious" concern about Russia's apparent tampering with the U.S. election, implying that Vladimir Putin and the "adversarial foreign power" he governs are actively trying to elect Donald Trump.

"I'm really concerned about the credible reports about Russian government interference in our elections," Clinton told reporters aboard the maiden voyage of her Boeing 737 "Stronger Together" campaign plane, which the Democratic nominee will share with her press corps for the final 63 days of the campaign.

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"The fact that our intelligence professionals are now studying this, and taking it seriously," she said, "raises some grave questions about potential Russian interference with our electoral process."

As she flew from Cleveland to the Iowa-Illinois border area for the Annual Salute to Labor Picnic, Clinton told about 40 journalists who traveled with her that it was unprecedented that a "foreign adversarial power" would be involved in the electoral process — or in the hacking of the Democratic National Committee that was revealed in July.

 "We've never had the nominee of one of our major parties urging the Russians to hack more," she said. In July, Trump encouraging Russia to find and release the deleted emails from the private server Clinton maintained at the State Department.


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