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Why did Russia interfere in the election? Putin wanted Hillary to lose

Reading over some of the statements Hillary Clinton has made in the last couple days it occurred to me that months of leaks and investigations of Russian collusion may have obscured a critically important fact: Putin wanted Hillary to lose the election.

Quite often the media focuses on the other side of the coin, i.e. Russia wanted Trump to win the election. But that’s not quite right or at least not the full picture. Michael McFaul, who served as the top Russian official in Obama’s national security council, told Politico last year, “[Putin] was very upset [with Clinton] and continued to be for the rest of the time that I was in government.” He added, “One could speculate that this is his moment for payback.” …

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