Hillary Clinton has been sharply critical of Donald Trump as she makes the rounds in support of her new memoir “What Happened,” but today she ramped up the attack.
In an interview with NPR’s Terry Gross, Clinton not only questioned the legitimacy of the Trump presidency but also refused to rule out the possibility of contesting the election results should collusion with the Russians be proven.
In response to a question from Gross asking whether Clinton would rule out questioning the legitimacy of the election, Clinton said: “No, I wouldn’t rule it out.” But she added that there are no clear means for pursuing such a challenge.
“I just don’t think we have a mechanism,” Clinton said, adding: “You know, the Kenya election was just overturned and really what’s interesting about that — and I hope somebody writes about it, Terry — the Kenyan election was also a project of Cambridge Analytica, the data company owned by the Mercer family that was instrumental in the Brexit vote.
“There’s now an investigation going on in the U.K., because of the use of data and the weaponization of information. They were involved in the Trump campaign after he got the nomination, and I think that part of what happened is Mercer said to Trump, We’ll help you, but you have to take Bannon as your campaign chief. You’ve got to take Kellyanne Conway and these other people who are basically Mercer protégées.
“And so we know that there was this connection. So what happened in Kenya, which I’m only beginning to delve into, is that the Supreme Court there said there are so many really unanswered and problematic questions, we’re going to throw the election out and re-do it. We have no such provision in our country. And usually we don’t need it.”