Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called President Trump “Putin’s Puppet” and claimed he “can’t win” without foreign help after Trump appeared to break with his own intelligence officials and dismissed reports of Russian meddling to re-elect him in 2020 as a “misinformation campaign” by Democrats.
“Putin’s Puppet is at it again, taking Russian help for himself,” Clinton tweeted Friday.
“He knows he can’t win without it. And we can’t let it happen,” she added.
Putin’s Puppet is at it again, taking Russian help for himself.
He knows he can’t win without it. And we can’t let it happen. https://t.co/10Z2YIipOI
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 21, 2020
“Her tweet comes in response to reports that Trump chose not to nominate his acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire on a permanent basis and accused him of disloyalty because of a briefing on election security to the House Intelligence Committee,” reports The Hill.
“During the briefing, intelligence officials reportedly told lawmakers that Russia was again interfering in the U.S. election with the goal of helping reelect Trump. The president was worried that Democrats on the committee would use the intelligence information against him, The New York Times reported.”
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) tweeted Thursday that “now we know why” Senate Republicans continue blocking election security bills, linking to the Times article.
“They’d rather let Putin win than stand up to President Trump,” Schumer tweeted.