Former Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said former President Obama didn’t tell the American people what he knew regarding Russian interference in the 2016 election because of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-KY.
Clinton said she was “very understanding” of the position Obama was in because he faced “some pretty difficult headwinds,” like the Majority Leader’s “unpatriotic” threats.
“Mitch McConnell, in what I think of as a not only unpatriotic but despicable act of partisan politics, made it clear that if the Obama administration spoke publicly about what they knew, he would accuse them of partisan politics, of trying to tip the balance toward me,” she said in an interview with the New Yorker. “Even though, as you point out, the President thought I was going to win—thought that all the way up until the night before the election.”
“I would have, in retrospect now, wished that he had said something because I think the American people deserved to know.”
The interview was part of a series of appearances Clinton has made this week promoting her new book “What Happened” which chronicles her failed run for the White House.