Hillary Just Can't Accept She Lost to Trump: The Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy 2.0, Russia Edition
By W. James Antle III, The Washington Examiner
Hillary Clinton did something more interesting Wednesday than blame others for her loss in last year's presidential election.
She has done that many times before, though her dig at the Democratic National Committee was a new and interesting twist.
Clinton publicly stitched together a comprehensive theory of how Russian interference into the 2016 campaign led to her defeat at the hands of President Trump.
That theory may prove to be conspiratorial nonsense or the dominant storyline of the Russia probe. But Clinton spelled it out more clearly and succinctly than ever before, laying it all out in the public eye.
Speaking at a California tech conference, Clinton said she tried to warn us about Russian collusion with the Trump campaign at the time.
"Like, oh, you know, there she goes, vast right-wing conspiracy, now it's a vast Russian conspiracy," she said. "Well, it turned out we were right, and we saw evidence of it."
This is the vast right-wing conspiracy 2.0, the Russian edition.
First, Clinton raised the real issue of cybersecurity threats coming from Russia. "Because the Russians historically in the last couple of decades and then increasingly, you know, are launching cyber attacks, and they are stealing vast amounts of information, and a lot of the information they've stolen they've used for internal purposes, to affect markets, to affect the intelligence services, etc.," she said.
But the Russians wouldn't have known how to undermine Clinton in front of a domestic political audience without American help, she said.