Appearing on Face the Nation, John Podesta was thoroughly humiliated when he was asked how Russians were more strategic than he was in choosing which states to target.
The failed Clinton chairman deflected and then made the ludicrous claim that Russians successfully tilted the election to Trump.
CNN host Nancy Cords interviewed Podesta about the recent indictments from special counsel Mueller’s investigation into Russian election intervention and alleged collusion.
“How is it that these Russian operatives knew to focus on purple states like Michigan and Wisconsin and your campaign didn’t?” she asked.
“Well, Of course we spent a lot of time and energy and effort in all those states,” Podesta responded.
“Hillary Clinton herself did not spend much time in those states,” Cordes objected.
“You know we had Tim Kaine was there, [former President] Barack Obama was in,” he explained, “and she spent enormous time in Pennsylvania initially. And we spent a lot of effort, we had more staff in Wisconsin than even President Obama had in 2012.”
“But I think that begs the question,” he continued. “I think we focused on places we thought were, that were in contest, and at the end of the day we fell short in those states and I think that this active measures effort by the Russians could have tilted the election in Donald Trump’s favor.”
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