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Clinton: U.S. Should Keep an Eye on Putin

Clinton: U.S. Should Keep an Eye on Putin
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By    |   Sunday, 15 October 2017 04:35 PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin "wants an America that is divided from within" and the U.S. should "keep an eye" on him, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned Sunday during an interview on CNN.  

"He wants an America that is divided from within, which is really the only way that anybody will ever take us down if we turn on each other," Clinton told Fareed Zakaria when asked if she thought Putin was trying to get her back for her comments in 2011 by interfering with the 2016 presidential elections.

"He was shrewd in his analysis, that I would have been much more willing to stand up and speak out as I had as a senator and as a secretary of state and some familiarity, maybe not personally but through proxies and Trump's mindset. And I think he made a smart bet, from his perspective. Right at this moment, he's not getting everything that he wants because thankfully, we have checks and balances. So, he got some of what he was looking for, both with the president who was elected and with the divisiveness that was generated. Keep an eye on him. He's not done.”

Clinton in 2011 came out in favor of democracy in Russia after parliamentary elections there, stating, “we are supportive of the rights and aspirations of the Russian people to be able to make progress and to realize a better future for themselves, and we hope to see that unfold in the years ahead.”

Putin, then the prime minister, accused Clinton of inciting unrest.

U.S. intelligence agencies in January said Putin "ordered an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the U.S. presidential election" between Clinton, the Democratic nominee and Republican nominee Donald Trump.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin "wants an America that is divided from within" and the U.S. should "keep an eye" on him, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned Sunday during an interview on CNN.
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