With the news that the CIA feels Russia deliberately interfered with the U.S. election, in order to get Donald Trump elected, the next question has to be “Why?”
A former ambassador to Russia thinks he has the answer.
Michael McFaul, who served as the U.S. ambassador to Russia from 2012 to 2014, said he thinks Russian President Vladimir Putin wanted to help Donald Trump win the presidency to hurt Clinton.
“Let’s remember that Vladimir Putin thinks [Clinton] interfered in his election — the parliamentary election in December 2011 — and has said as much publicly, and I’ve heard him talk about it privately,” McFaul said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
Putin would also be motivated to help Trump because the two support many of the same policies, McFaul said.
“It’s very rational in my view that [Putin] would rather see President-elect Trump be the next president of the United States instead of Secretary Clinton,” he said.
“We really do need this bipartisan, independent investigation that others are calling for.”
If you set aside the fact that Hillary Clinton would be just as destructive to this nation as Trump, the main focus should really be on Russia’s picking and choosing who should lead the U.S.
They don’t, traditionally, have our best interest at heart.
The U.S. is currently dealing with what is possibly the most divided citizenry in recent history. The last thing we need is outside interference, but increasingly, it looks as if that’s exactly what has happened.