In an interview with former Biden White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed concerns about potential election interference leading up to the 2024 election. Psaki brought up Russian President Vladimir Putin’s past interference in U.S. elections and asked if Clinton believed it could happen again.
Clinton stated in the MSNBC interview, without evidence, that there was “no doubt” that Putin had interfered in U.S. elections and had a history of meddling in the internal affairs of other countries. She described Putin as someone who “hates democracy” and particularly targets Western nations, including the United States. She noted his efforts to divide and damage Western democracies.
Hillary Clinton colluded with Russia and foreign agents ( British MI-6 spy Christopher Steele ) and paid for his fake dossier to target President Trump… she has been behind and in front of one of the most brazen psychological operations ( information warfare) in our history.… https://t.co/spisfTVowZ
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“I don’t think, despite all of the deniers, there is any doubt that he interfered in our election, or that he has interfered in many ways in the internal affairs of other countries, funding political parties, funding political candidates, buying off government officials in different places,” she began.
Clinton claimed that Putin had worked against her in the 2016 election because he did not want her in the White House. She warned that Putin would likely attempt to interfere in the 2024 elections if given the chance.
“He hates democracy. He particularly hates the West and he especially hates us. And he has determined that he can do two things simultaneously. He can try to continue to damage and divide us internally, and he’s quite good at it,” she said.
She also said Putin was trying to “expand his reach” by seizing territory in a brutal way.
HILLARY CLINTON DOUBLES DOWN ON FALSE CLAIM THAT RUSSIA RIGGED 2016 ELECTION — SAYS HE’S GONNA DO IT AGAIN! pic.twitter.com/8RqdVsxGjf
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“Part of the reason he worked so hard against me is because he didn’t think that he wanted me in the White House. So we are where we are, in part of the challenge is to continue to explain to the American public that, you know, the kind of leader Putin is, this authoritarian dictator who literally kills his opposition, kills journalists, poisons people who disagree with him, invades other countries, interferes with our election, that is part of the alternative we have to reject this in this election, we have to reject authoritarianism, we have to reject a kind of creeping fascism almost, of people who are really ready to turn over their thinking, their votes to want to be dictators. We can’t allow that to proceed,” she said.
Additionally, Clinton discussed former President Donald Trump’s behavior, accusing him of engaging in “projection” by accusing others of actions he himself had taken or was considering. She claimed that Trump frequently engaged in this psychological phenomenon.
This interview highlights concerns about election interference and the ongoing debate about the security of U.S. elections.