Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says those who are questioning the results of the 2020 election are “doing Putin’s work” to “sow distrust” in democracy.
“When you take an oath to serve the United States, you take an oath to protect and defend the Constitution against enemies foreign and domestic. We never thought we had to worry about domestic enemies. We never thought we had to worry about people who didn’t believe in our democracy,” Clinton said during an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Wednesday.
She added, “And sadly, what we’ve seen over the last four years and particularly since our election in 2020 is that we have people within our own country who are doing Putin’s work.”
Clinton considered whether some are doing Putin’s work in a “witting or unwitting” manner.
“They are doing his work to sow distrust, to sow divisiveness, to give aid and comfort to those within our country who, for whatever reason, are being not only disruptive but very dangerous,” Clinton explained.
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.@HillaryClinton: “What we've seen over the last 4 years, and particularly since our election in 2020, is that we have people within our own country who are doing Putin's work." pic.twitter.com/Kepd3YMBjL
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She went on, “I think Biden knows he has to work on both fronts. We have problems here at home.”
President Joe Biden is meeting with Putin for the first time since being elected on Wednesday.
Newly released emails obtained by CNN from Democrats on the House Oversight Committee showed Trump and his allies pressured the Justice Department to try to challenge the results of the 2020 election, as IJR reported.
CNN reported that Trump directed his allies to pressure then-acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen to “consider false and outlandish allegations that the election had been stolen.”
According to the outlet, Trump also pressured the Department of Justice to “investigate claims of voter fraud in the 2020 election.”
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