Hillary Clinton has, yet again, blamed Russia for losing the 2016 US presidential vote to her Republican rival Donald Trump.
She claims that Russian President Vladimir Putin helped Trump to win because of a “personal vendetta” against her.
In an interview with USA Today Clinton said she is now ‘convinced’ associates of Donald Trump helped Russia meddle in America’s 2016 election
Press TV reports:
Clinton said she was “convinced” that Trump and his teams had “financial relationships” with Russia and made use of “Russian money.”
“And there’s no doubt in my mind that the Trump campaign and other associates have worked really hard to hide their connections with Russians,” the former Democratic presidential nominee said.
Putin’s ‘personal vendetta’
Clinton insisted in her interview that Putin was personally involved in Moscow’s alleged vote meddling campaign because he had a “personal vendetta” against her.
“Yet I never imagined that he would have the audacity to launch a massive covert attack against our own democracy, right under our noses — and that he’d get away with it,” she said.
Clinton argued that Putin was specifically mad at her because of NATO’s expansion towards the east under the presidency of Bill Clinton and the role she played as US secretary of state in encouraging protests against the Russian president in 2011.