Hillary Clinton: Russian Efforts to Interfere in Election Were ‘Guided by Americans’
Hillary Clinton spoke today at the Code Conference and covered a number of topics: the e-mail scandal being “the biggest nothing-burger ever,” and how she “inherited nothing” (in terms of voter registration and marketing data) from the DNC.
But she also gave a logical and dispassionate outlining of how Russian interference might have partnered with US Data operations — namely the RNC and Cambridge Analytica — to effectively undermine her bid for the White House.
In the clip above (courtesy of MSNBC), Clinton opens by extensively raving about the RNC’s state-of-the-art data operation, before then mentioning links to data mining outfit Cambridge Analytica, which is owned by Billionaire Trump supporter Robert Mercer (which has also been linked to current White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon.) Working together, Secretary Clinton said, created a powerful force “that married content with delivery and data. And it was a potent combination.”
Clinton reminded her audience that “seventeen agencies, all in agreement, concluded with high confidence that the Russians ran an extensive information war campaign against my campaign to influence voters in the election,” and claimed that they “could not have known how best to weaponize that information unless they had been guided.”
She then went in for the kill, concluding that Russian interference efforts must have been “guided by Americans,” and voters that were “targeted with this false information” were those who were “genuinely trying to make up their minds.” Her logic ostensibly arrived at this notion, because based on Google search information, “searches for this stuff were particularly high in places in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.”
Though her critics are sure to dismiss this as conspiracy — which may end up being right — Clinton laid out a case of how collusion between the RNC, Cambridge Analytica and the Russians might have happened.
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