Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that it’s a “disgrace” that President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers are trying to divert attention away from Russian election interference by attempting to investigate her.
The Mueller report revealed Trump’s focus on investigating Clinton after he clinched the presidency, asking both former Attorney General Jeff Sessions and White House counsel Don McGhan to look into investigating the former secretary of state and former FBI Director James Comey.
“This is as big a sign of a guilty conscience or a real fear that you could possibly have,” Clinton told Rachel Maddow on MSNBC on Wednesday night. “I mean, I’m living rent-free inside of Donald Trump’s brain, and it’s not a very nice place to be, I can tell you that, so I don’t know what they’re talking about.
The former secretary of state pointed out that she once testified in front of Congress for 11 hours and has not been charged with anything.
“This is a diversion attack,” she said. “[…] I guess it is one of their tools to fire up their hardcore base: When in doubt, go after me.”
Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) opened up Barr’s hearing Wednesday by referring back to Clinton and suggesting Congress should further investigate her.
“That’s a disgrace, it’s an absolute disgrace,” Clinton said of Graham’s implication. She continued:
“You know, they know better. But this is part of their whole technique to divert attention from what the real story is. The real story is the Russians interfered in our election, and Trump committed obstruction of justice. That’s the real story. That’s what they don’t want the American people thinking about, so when in doubt, say something wild about me.”
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“It is saddening to me, Rachel,” Clinton continued, “that that is what is happening in our United States Senate and in the White House of this great country of ours.”