(…) Imagine, Rachel, that you had one of the Democratic nominees for 2020 on
your show, and that person said, you know, the only other adversary of ours
who is anywhere near as good as the Russians, is China. So, why should
Russia have all the fun? And since Russia is clearly backing Republicans,
why don`t we ask China to back us.
MADDOW: I hereby tonight ask China –
CLINTON: That`s right. And not only that, China, if you`re listening, why
don`t you get Trump`s tax returns. I`m sure our media would richly reward
Now according to the Mueller report, that is not conspiracy because it`s
done right out in the open.
So, if after this hypothetical Democratic candidate says this on your show,
within hours, all of a sudden, the IRS offices are bombarded with
incredibly sophisticated cyber tools looking for Trump`s tax returns, and
then extracts and them and then passes them to whatever the new WikiLeaks
happens to be and they start being unraveled and disclosed – nothing wrong
I mean, if you`re going let Russia get away with what they did and are
still doing according to Christopher Wray, the current FBI director, who
said that last week, they`re in our election systems. We`re worried about
2020, he said.
So, hey, let`s have a great power contest, and let`s get the Chinese in on
the side of somebody else. Just saying that shows how absurd the situation
we find ourselves in.
MADDOW: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, 2016 presidential nominee.