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Hillary Clinton: Media Got 'Played' by Russians

Hillary Clinton: Media Got 'Played' by Russians
(Patrick Semansk/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 19 September 2017 11:00 AM

Hillary Clinton said that the press got played by the Russians and those that helped them when they sent the media on a "wild goose chase" over her campaign manager John Podesta's stolen emails because releasing them "created the illusion of transparency," Yahoo reported on Tuesday.

Clinton, speaking on a media tour in Washington promoting her new book, "What Happened," said that "If you think you're getting something from behind the screen maybe it's more legitimate even though you're being played by a bunch of Russians."

Clinton sarcastically called it "such an amazing coincidence" that WikiLeaks dumped Podesta's emails within an hour of the "Access Hollywood" tape of Trump boasting about groping women was published.

Clinton added that people close to Trump "certainly" knew about Russia's meddling in the election.

At the event, Clinton also said she had a misconception of how her ideas would be covered by the media during the campaign and that she did not respond quickly enough to make the necessary adaptations to her messaging, according to the Washington Examiner.

"I did have this idea based on my prior experiences in presidential campaigns… that it mattered greatly if you could make clear what you wanted to achieve," Clinton said. "We spent a lot of time making sure that everything I said about policy and how we pay for things and all of that was just bulletproof because I kept thinking at some point it's really going to matter."

She lamented that "for all sorts of reasons, it didn't and so I think I stayed way too focused on a path that was not the direction that the campaign was heading because of the pressures from outside forces, because of the reality TV candidate I was running against."

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Hillary Clinton said that the press got played by the Russians and those that helped them when they sent the media on a "wild goose chase" over her campaign manager John Podesta's stolen emails because releasing them "created the illusion of transparency," Yahoo reported on...
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