Putin intended to make a ‘revenge’ against Hillary Clinton when Russia interfered in the US Presidential elections. Michael McFaul, the former ambassador to Russia, told a lot of interesting about US-Kremlin relationships.
Michael McFaul met with experts on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” where he explained such a strange elections’ results. According to the former U.S. ambassador to Russia (from 2012 to 2014), Vladimir Putin wanted to help Donald Trump win the presidency to hurt Clinton.
“Let’s remember that Vladimir Putin thinks [Clinton] interfered in his election — the parliamentary election in December 2011 — and has said as much publicly, and I’ve heard him talk about it privately.”
According to The New York Times, American intelligence agencies made a clear conclusion: Russia acted covertly to promote Trump, that was a ‘revenge’ against Clinton. McFaul expressed his opinion that Putin and Trump will support many of the same policies. Ex-ambassador added:
“It’s very rational in my view that [Putin] would rather see President-elect Trump be the next president of the United States instead of Secretary Clinton.We really do need this bipartisan, independent investigation that others are calling for.”