Hillary Clinton walked back her controversial comments on Tuesday after floating the idea of the possibility of contesting the 2016 election in wake of mounting evidence showing Russian interference.
“I think no one, including me, is saying we will contest the election,” Clinton clarified speaking at a Mic roundtable in New York on Tuesday. “I’m in the very large group of people who believe that, you know, there’s no legal basis, no constitutional basis for that.”
The former first lady’s comments come a day after she told NPR that she “wouldn’t rule it out” when asked if she’d consider questioning the legitimacy of President Donald Trump’s win.
However, Clinton did tell Mic that there are “serious questions being raised by the congressional investigation” along with special counsel Robert Mueller.
“I think depending upon what is found in those investigations, it won’t be just me, it will be millions of Americans who raise questions about the legitimacy of the election,” Clinton added.
While Clinton remains suspicion of the Trump’s dealings during the campaign, the former secretary of state stopped short of definitively saying the campaign worked hand-in-hand with Russia.
“I think this is a worthy area of exploration,” Clinton said. “I’m not going to sit here and say we know they cooperated with a foreign adversary but I think as we’re finding out the way our own companies, particularly Facebook, have been taken advantage of by the Russians, we need to find out what other companies, either were doing or had done to themselves by some kind of connection and try to, you know, prevent that from happening again too.”