Hillary Clinton calls for independent investigation into Russia hacks

Hillary Clinton has called for an independent investigation into the involvement of Russia into the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election.
By Aaron Sims | Apr 06, 2017
Hillary Clinton has called for an independent investigation into the involvement of Russia into the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election.

After the former First Lady and Secretary of State lost the surprising 2016 general election, therewere many allegations that Russian hackers had interfered with the election by leaking numerous e-mails of high ranking Democratic party members. Clinton, who spoke at the Women in the World conference in New York on Thursday, called for the U.S. Congress to launch an investigation into the matter. According to Clinton, Russian President, Vladimir V. Putin, ordered the hacks and was aided by social media bots and online trolls.

"I didn't fully understand how impactful that was," said Clinton. "It is something that Putin has used inside Russia, outside Russia to great effect. I'm hopeful that the Congress will pull together and realize that because of the success the Kremlin feels it's had they're not going to go away. So whatever party you are, whatever business you run, whatever concerns you have, if we don't take action together to hold whoever was involved accountable, they will be back time and time again."

The Women in the World conference in New York was the first public interview given by Clinton since she lost the Presidential Election. Nicholas Kristof, aNew York Times columnist, asked her about the current state of the American presidency.

"I don't take any pleasure in seeing the kind of chaotic functioning [of the current administration]," said Clinton."Here's what I don't understand I don't understand the commitment to hurt so many people that this administration, this White House seems to be pursing."

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