Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton said Russian intelligence is to blame for the hack into the Democratic National Committee system. Clinton also claims that Republican nominee Donald Trump is showing support of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“We know that Russian intelligence services hacked into the DNC, and we know that they arranged for a lot of those emails to be released,” Clinton said on “Fox News Sunday.”
“And we know that Donald Trump has shown a very troubling willingness to back up Putin, to support Putin,” the Democratic nominee continued.
No public accusations have been made against Russia by the U.S. for the attacks on the DNC computers. U.S. officials and cyber security experts, however, say Russia orchestrated the release of the emails to influence the presidential election.
When asked if she though Russia wanted Trump in the White House, the former secretary of state did not jump to conclusions.
“But I think laying out the facts raises serious issues about Russian interference in our elections, in our Democracy,” said Clinton.
The Democratic nominee said the U.S. would not tolerate that behavior from any country, particularly one considered an adversary.
Trump has praised Vladimir Putin in the past, stating that he was a stronger leader than President Barack Obama.
The Russian Foreign Ministry has said the accusations that Moscow was behind the hack are insulting and unfounded.