Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said Wednesday the Democratic National Committee gave her “nothing” after she clinched the nomination.
“I set up my campaign and we have our own data operation. I get the nomination. So I’m now the nominee form the Democratic Party. I inherit nothing from the Democratic Party. I mean, it was bankrupt,” she said at the Code Conference in California.
“I had to inject money into it to keep it going.”
But Mrs. Clinton said that she felt the influence from Russia was a major factor, especially on social media, and that fake posts were a huge influence on people’s vote.
“The other side was using content that was just flat out false, and delivering it in a very personalized way, both above the radar screen and below,” Mrs. Clinton said. “That really influenced the information that people were relying on. And there have been some studies since the election. The vast majority of the news items posted were fake. They were connected to the bots that were just out of control.”
When asked if she felt President Trump knew about the Russian influence and the fake posts, she said yes.