The Russians Are Coming! Hillary Clinton Calls Herself ‘Paula Revere’ on Russia Meddling


Hillary Clinton stopped by The Late Show to talk about her 2016 memoir What Happened.

The failed presidential candidate said it was “painful” and “horrible” reliving the 2016 election while she was writing the book and being as “open and candid” and she could possibly be about the mistakes she made.

“But also trying to come to grips as I write in the book about everything from everything from, you know, sexism and misogyny, to voter suppression, to the unusual behavior of the former director of the F.B.I., and the Russians!” she exclaimed.

She told Stephen Colbert that she believes that the Russians believed they “succeeded in messing with our democracy.”

“Do you think they succeeded in messing with our democracy?” Colbert asked.

“Yes, I do,” Clinton responded. “I don’t know what the congressional investigation and I don’t know what the special counsel investigation are going to find. I’m going to wait for that. But I don’t think anybody can with a straight face say that the Russians did not set out to influence our election, and they did so. This latest revelation about the way they bought ads on Facebook and targeted them, we’re going to find out a lot more, Stephen.”

She then invoked historic American figure Paul Revere who famously warned Samuel Adams and John Hancock that “the British are coming” in the American Revolution.

“And I am saying as clearly as I can — I feel like I’m a bit of a, you know, ‘Paula Revere,'” she joked. “I’m trying to sound the alarm about this.”

Clinton went on to criticize Russian President Vladimir Putin, who she thinks had a grudge against her during her tenure as Secretary of State for questioning the legitimacy of the Russia election.

Watch the clip above, via CBS.


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