Hillary Clinton mulls challenging legitimacy of 2016 election, cites Russian influence

Elias Hubbard
September 19, 2017

Hillary Clinton said Monday she wouldn't rule out challenging the results of the 2016 presidential election but said she doubted the legality of such a move.

Gross pressed further, and Clinton said she would not completely rule out the possibility: "No, I wouldn't rule it out", she said, later agreeing with Gross's statement that such action would be completely unprecedented.

A New York Times reporter took issue with Hillary Clinton's continual assertion that the media was too hard on her during the 2016 election, saying that it wasn't the media's job to get her elected.

No. I would not.

You're not going to rule it out.

"I believe that Donald Trump poses a clear and present danger to our democracy, to our institutions, to the rule of law, to the civil rights and human rights of so many Americans, to the economic distribution of wealth - which is already skewed out of proportion to where it should be", she said.

Gross went on to ask, "What would be the means to challenge it, if you thought it should be challenged?"

"No. I would not", Clinton said.

"There are scholars, academics, who have arguments that [the election should be challenged], but I don't think they're on strong ground".

"But people are making those arguments", she said. "I just don't think we have a mechanism", she concluded.

You can read the whole thing here. "Donald Trump is going to be our president".

Clinton pointed out that Cambridge Analytica, the data analysis firm closely aligned with former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, was involved in all three contests.

The president has questioned the intelligence community's conclusion that Russian Federation was behind the election interference campaign, and Mueller is reportedly probing whether Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey was an attempt to obstruct the investigations. "I just don't think we have a mechanism". We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead.

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