Hillary Clinton said she wouldn’t rule out challenging the legitimacy of the 2016 presidential election if Russian interference turned out to be deeper than previously thought.
“No, I wouldn’t rule it out,” she said in an interview with NPR published Monday.
The defeated Democratic nominee stressed, however, that she does not believe there is a means to officially challenge the election’s outcome.
“I don’t know if there’s any legal, constitutional way to do that,” Clinton said. “I think you can raise questions.”
Clinton has repeatedly blamed Russia’s efforts to intervene in last year’s election for her loss to Donald Trump, but her latest comments reflect the depth of her frustration with the Kremlin’s efforts.
They come as special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating the election-meddling campaign that U.S intelligence agencies say was done to benefit Trump, and whether any of the president’s associates colluded with Moscow.