Clinton: Obama Administration Response to Russian Meddling Was ‘Mushy’

Washington Free Beacon | 9/13/2017 | Charles Fain Lehman
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BY: Charles Fain Lehman

Hillary Clinton characterized the Obama administration's response to Russia's meddling in the 2016 election as "mushy" in an interview released Wednesday.

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Clinton sat down with New Yorker writer David Remnick for an interview following the release of What Happened, of her new book about the 2016 election. Remnick asked if President Obama failed in his administration's response to early knowledge of Russian interference. Clinton was circumspect in her answer.

"I would have, in retrospect now, wished that he had said something, because I think the American people deserved to know," she said.

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Remnick pressed the point, citing a maxim from Vladimir Lenin that Clinton uses in her book: "You take a bayonet and you push. If you hit mush, you keep going; if you hit steel, you stop."

"Were we mush?" Remnick asked.

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"I think we were mushy," Clinton said. "Partly because we couldn't believe it."

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