There's not a doubt in Hillary Clinton's mind that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians. "I'm convinced of it," Clinton told USA Today in an interview published late Monday, as she promotes her new book What Happened and continues to mull exactly that.
Clinton insisted she believes "in the rule of law and ... evidence" so she'd avoid making "all kinds of outrageous claims." But she argued that what has emerged about Trump and Russian meddling since the election is "pretty troubling." "There certainly was communication and there certainly was an understanding of some sort," Clinton said. "Because there's no doubt in my mind that [Russian President Vladimir] Putin wanted me to lose and wanted Trump to win. And there's no doubt in my mind that there are a tangle of financial relationships between Trump and his operation with Russian money. And there's no doubt in my mind that the Trump campaign and other associates have worked really hard to hide their connections with Russians."
Clinton thinks there's still more to be revealed about Russian hacking, the Facebook ads connected to Russian interests, and the WikiLeaks dump of Democratic National Committee emails. "Trump mentioned WikiLeaks 160 times in October," Clinton noted. "Why?"
Read the interview in full at USA Today.