Twice failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is continuing her college campus tour, spouting more and more ridiculous conspiracies about U.S. elections and Russia.
Her latest stop was at Columbia University’s Manhattanville campus, where she told University President Lee Bollinger that Russian “meddling” in the 2016 election was “no different than Watergate.”
“Instead of bumbling burglars that the Nixon Whitehouse sent to steal information from Democrats in [the] 1972 election, the Russians were doing it, the Russians were offering it constantly,” she claimed to the audience of more than 400 students, according to the Columbia Spectator.
Russia did try to interfere in the U.S. election and its ultimate goal was to sow discord among the American people, which Democrats and their media counterparts happily supported by claiming Trump was an illegitimate president who only won because he worked with the Russian government. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling found “no evidence” that the Trump campaign colluded with the nation to steal the election from Clinton.
Earlier in the event, Clinton told the young audience to “stay awake” during the Trump administration’s “dark and anti-progress, anti-rights” tenure. Clinton campaigned in part on heavily restricting Americans’ Second Amendment rights, and the Left has been working to destroy Free Speech and Due Process rights on college campuses for years. Meanwhile, the Trump administration has been working to strengthen those rights, making Clinton’s claims all the more absurd.
Obviously, she’s talking about abortion and LGBT rights, though the Trump administration really hasn’t done anything on those fronts — certainly not to the extent to justify claims that we are living in “The Handmaid’s Tale.”
In a previous appearance at Dartmouth College last week, Clinton claimed that Russian President Vladimir Putin and the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (GRU) determined the outcome of the 2016 election, The Daily Wire previously reported.
“If you are an American, the idea that our election is being trifled with, being impacted and maybe being determined by Putin and the Kremlin and his Intelligence service in the military — the GRU, all of their assorted allies and agents,” Clinton said. “That should give us heartburn.”
Clinton also claimed during that appearance that her friends who knocked on doors for her would tell her that people believed wild conspiracy theories they heard on the internet.
“They’d say they were there to ask the person to vote for me, and the person might say, ‘I couldn’t do that; she’s a murderer,'” Clinton said. “I mean, friends from grade school saying, ‘no, she’s not.’ ‘Oh, yeah; I saw it on the internet.’ Well, wouldn’t you think I’d be, as they used to say, locked up by now if that were the case?”
On Saturday, Clinton appeared with her husband, former President Bill Clinton, at another event. This time, she claimed the election was “stolen” from her.
“Keep your eye on the whole landscape as it is moving forward,” Clinton said as advice for current candidates. “I think it’s also critical to understand that, as I’ve been telling candidates who have come to see me, you can run the best campaign, you can even become the nominee, and you can have the election stolen from you.”
The election was not stolen from Clinton. She ran a bad campaign that assumed she wouldn’t have to work to get the vote in certain reliably blue states, even as activists on the ground begged for more resources.