Hillary Clinton, who frequently cast doubt on the results of the 2016 election, says doing so regarding the 2020 presidential contest is “doing Putin’s work.”
Clinton made the unsurprising remarks in an interview on MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe.’
“We never thought we had to worry about domestic enemies,” the former First Lady lamented. “We never thought we had to worry about people who didn’t believe in our democracy.”
“Sadly, what we’ve seen over the last four years and particularly since the election is that we have people in our own country who are doing Putin’s work,” she claimed.
Clinton suggested some lawmakers may be doing the Russian President’s bidding either wittingly or unwittingly.
“They are doing his work to sow distrust, to sow divisiveness, to give aid and comfort to those in our country who, for whatever reason, are being not only disruptive but very dangerous,” she alleged.
— The Hill (@thehill) June 16, 2021
Clinton Claims Republicans Are Doing Putin’s Work
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President Biden is in Geneva on Wednesday meeting with Vladimir Putin for the first time since winning the 2020 election.
Clinton, further along in the interview, also suggested former President Trump “elevated” Putin at a joint press conference with the Russian leader in 2018.
“The problem is that Trump has elevated him. Trump, from the very beginning, even when he was running in 2016, lifted up Russia,” she claimed.
“So it’s difficult to say let’s turn the clock back and go from where I thought we were when I left being secretary of state,” added Clinton. “I never thought I would see some of what we saw during the four years of the Trump administration.”
Doubts On The 2016 Election
Nobody has cast more doubts on elections than the Democrats, of course.
House Democrats, for example, tried objecting to the certification of electoral votes for Donald Trump in 2017 on 11 separate occasions.
Lead impeachment manager Jamie Raskin objected to Florida’s electoral votes in 2017. pic.twitter.com/FsLvJLvA8v
— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) January 13, 2021
Democrat Stacey Abrams, credited with helping deliver a victory for Joe Biden during the last presidential cycle, claimed Trump was an “illegitimate” President.
“Anytime a leader is afraid of people speaking their minds and making their selections, he is illegitimate and should not hold office,” Abrams argued last April.
Abrams: Trump an ‘illegitimate’ president who opposes mail-in ballots because he’s ‘afraid’ https://t.co/ilHD0DZTEc
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) April 23, 2020
President Biden made the same assertion, agreeing with a woman at a campaign rally who said Trump was an “illegitimate president in my mind.”
“I absolutely agree,” Biden replied.
New Hampshire voter to Joe Biden: “I have a very severe case of what’s called Trump Derangement Syndrome… He won it because he had help by the Russians… I don’t want to live in a country run by Vladimir Putin. He is an illegitimate president”
Biden: “I absolutely agree” pic.twitter.com/edfHHLQDhj
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) May 15, 2019
Former president Jimmy Carter claimed in June of 2019 that Trump didn’t actually win the election.
“I think a full investigation would show that Trump didn’t actually win the election in 2016,” Carter said without evidence. “He lost the election, and he was put into office because the Russians interfered on his behalf.”
Does Clinton think Carter was also doing ‘Putin’s work’?
Former President Jimmy Carter: If fully investigated, it would show that Trump didn’t actually win the election in 2016. He lost the election and he was put in office because the Russians interfered …on his behalf.
🎥 https://t.co/CYSBIK3qHF pic.twitter.com/o71Z4InVxB
— CSPAN (@cspan) June 28, 2019
Hillary Clinton, though, has flip-flopped on the matter of dangers in casting doubt on an election and whether it amounts to doing ‘Putin’s work’ more than anybody.
When the media had anointed her victor in 2016 leading up to the actual vote, Clinton said any failure to accept the election results is “a direct threat to democracy.”
She then proceeded to refuse to accept the election results.
In a speech for the Democratic National Convention (DNC) this past summer, she also implied that Trump could “steal” the 2020 election.
“Don’t forget: Joe and Kamala can win by 3 million votes and still lose — take it from me,” Clinton griped. “We need numbers so overwhelming Trump can’t sneak or steal his way to victory.”
“Don’t forget, Joe and Kamala can win by 3 million votes and still lose. Take it from me. So we need numbers overwhelming, so Trump can’t sneak or steal his way to victory,” Hillary Clinton said during the #DemConvention. https://t.co/r8ElsYXHVO pic.twitter.com/5iyLFlNg8W
— CNN (@CNN) August 20, 2020
“Remember, as I said, he lives with this specter of illegitimacy,” she said. “He knows more about how he got really elected than we still do. Hopefully, we’ll learn more in the years ahead.”
“I was the candidate that they basically stole an election from,” Clinton alleged.
All must be right in Clinton’s world after Biden received an ‘overwhelming’ 81 million votes and Hillary can once again claim that casting doubts on the election process is the work of a Russian asset.
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