SalonTV exclusive: Clapper's theory on how US election became "ripe target" for Putin and Russian hackers
Former director of national intelligence James Clapper gives his take on what motivated Russia to get involved in the 2016 presidential election. On "Salon Talks," Clapper tied Russia's support for candidate Donald Trump in the 2016 race to Putin's d...
Clapper, whose new book "Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence" is out now, explained Russia's long history of undermining American democracy. "This is classic. It goes back to the Soviet era, and it's almost in their genes to do this. There's a fundamental resentment of the United States, starting with Vladimir Putin. He held Hillary Clinton responsible for prompting what he thought was another call to revolution to overturn him. With the Panama Papers, the doping scandal, and all these revelations, he deeply resented those."
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