“I mean they didn’t just sit over in some cubical over there somewhere in Moscow and figure this out,” McAuliffe told Politico’s Edward-Isaac Dovere.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-VA) suggested Tuesday that someone involved with President Trump’s presidential campaign committed treason during the 2016 presidential campaign, in an interview with Politico’s “Off Message.”
Politico’s Edward-Isaac Dovere and McAuliffe were discussing Hillary Clinton’s more public role since losing the 2016 presidential election, and during the back-and-forth McAuliffe stated:
“We as party need to understand what happened … we can’t let you know the next election the same things that happened in this election, where you had active treasonous events occurring.”
Dovere latched on to McAuliffe’s claim that treason was committed during the 2016 presidential election, pointing out that only an American could commit treason.
“Do you think that there are Americans that committed treason?” Dovere asked.
“I think as we get into this, it seems to me that Russia was actively involved in destabilizing our democracy,” McAuliffe responded. “Somebody, I believe, had to give them a road map.”
McAuliffe cited a memo that was supposedly sent by former Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz that involved then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch, a senior Clinton campaign staffer, and George Soros as an example that the Russians had someone in America helping them.
“I believe somewhere in this somebody was directing the Russians on whose names to use, what impact these certain people sending a memo would have on the American electorate,” McAuliffe concluded. “I mean, they didn’t just sit over in some cubical over there somewhere in Moscow and figure this out.”
Dovere asked McAuliffe if he has a theory on who this person could be.
“I’ll let the investigation go,” McAuliffe responded.
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