Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton criticized those who don’t “believe in our democracy.” She then went on to say that Putin helped Trump get elected.
“When you take an oath to serve the United States, you take an oath to protect and defend the constitution against enemies foreign and domestic. We never thought we had to worry about domestic enemies. We never thought we had to worry about people who didn’t believe in our democracy,” Clinton said while on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.
“You take an oath to protect and defend the Constitution against enemies foreign and domestic,” fmr. Sec. Clinton says.
“What we’ve seen over the last 4 years, and particularly since our election in 2020, is that we have people within our own country who are doing Putin’s work.” pic.twitter.com/B5mKTYwnbo
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) June 16, 2021
“Sadly, what we’ve seen over the last four years and particularly since our election in 2020 is that we have people in our country who are doing Putin’s work,” she continued. “They are doing his work to sow distrust, to sow divisiveness, to give aid and comfort to those within our country who, for whatever reason, are being not only disruptive but very dangerous.”
Clinton said later in the interview that Putin “helped elect Trump, of course.” (RELATED: Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice Presided Over 20 Years Of War Combined. Now They Want Biden To Nix Biden’s Withdrawal)
The former Secretary of State also claimed former President Donald Trump “elevated” Putin, including “when he was running in 2016.”
Clinton has claimed in the past that the 2016 election was “stolen” from her. During a 2019 event in Los Angeles, Clinton said “you can run the best campaign, you can even become the nominee, and you can have the election stolen from you.”
In 2019, Clinton once said Trump was an “illegitimate president” in reference to various complaints that surfaced the possibility of impeachment.
Special counsel Robert Mueller was unable to establish members of the Trump campaign colluded with Russia, operated as foreign agents of Russia, or violated campaign finance laws during the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting that sparked a probe into Trump.
“The Office evaluated the contacts under several sets of federal laws, including conspiracy laws and statutes governing foreign agents who operate in the United States,” one portion of the Mueller report read. “After considering the available evidence, the Office did not pursue charges under these statutes against any of the individuals discussed in Section IV above– with the exception of [Foreign Agents Registration Act] charges against Paul Manafort and Richard Gates based on their activities on behalf of Ukraine.”
The Senate Intelligence Committee found in 2020 there was no evidence that Trump or his campaign conspired with Russians to sway the 2016 election.