The release to the public of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election was no comfort to veterans of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign.
“Apparently it’s not criminal to help foreign agents carry out their plans to disrupt an election,” Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook told Politico. “I wish instead of just relitigating the past, we would spend some time crafting laws to prevent this in the future.”
One of the revelations in the report was President Donald Trump’s obsessive interest in Clinton’s deleted emails, according to Politico. The Trump campaign, however, never found them.
“After candidate Trump stated on July 27, 2016, that he hoped Russia would ‘find the 30,000 emails that are missing,’ Trump asked individuals affiliated with his campaign to find the deleted Clinton emails,” the report stated, the news outlet noted.
“Michael Flynn — who would later serve as national security adviser in the Trump administration — recalled that Trump made this request repeatedly, and Flynn subsequently contacted multiple people in an effort to obtain the emails.”
Jesse Ferguson, a senior spokesperson on the Clinton campaign, told Politico that “aside from Trump’s scandal, corruption, and potential criminality in the Mueller report, it also confirms that Trump got elected thanks to an extensive Russian infiltration and operation.”
“This should be a reminder to all 2020 opponents that you aren’t dealing with a normal candidate. They are playing incredibly dirty,” Adrienne Elrod, the campaign’s director of strategic communications and surrogates, told Politico, adding the report should be used to to guide congressional probes. “This is far from over.”
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