Hillary Clinton Could Threaten Trump's Legitimacy

Frederick Owens
September 20, 2017

NPR's Terry Gross asked if Clinton would challenge the election results should more evidence turns up that Russian interference had deeper impact than is now known.

Hillary Clinton is not ruling out the possibility of challenging the legitimacy of the 2016 presidential election, the former presidential candidate said on NPR's "Fresh Air" on Monday. There's no doubt they influenced the election: "We now know more about how they did that", Clinton said.

"I think you can raise questions", Mrs. Clinton said.

During an interview with NPR's Fresh Air program, Clinton noted that the U.S. Constitution provides no mechanism for rolling back an election even if President Donald Trump was implicated in conspiring with Russian Federation to defeat her.

No. I would not.

Gross: "You're not going to rule it out".

Amy Chozick covered Clinton for the New York Times during the campaign and said that the media needed to do some soul searching, but it wasn't their job to elect her.

Clinton acknowledged, however, that there really aren't solid means to challenge the results.

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"There are scholars, academics, who have arguments that [the election should be challenged], but I don't think they're on strong ground".

"But people are making those arguments", she said.

"I just don't think we have a mechanism", she explained.

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The president has questioned the intelligence community's conclusion that Russian Federation was behind the election interference campaign, and Mueller is reportedly probing whether Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey was an attempt to obstruct the investigations.

Hillary Clinton's latest interview to plug her memoir might be the most provocative yet. "Even though it might've advantaged me, I would've said, 'We've got to get to the bottom of this'". "We have no such provision in our country".

Frankly, if it turns out that Trump's win was illegitimate, if he became president illegally, perhaps Clinton should try to formally contest the election.

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