Podesta suggests Trump allies colluded with Russia on hacking

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Hillary Clinton’s former campaign chairman John Podesta suggests that President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign might have worked with Russian hackers to win the presidential election.

In his first TV interview since the Democratic candidate’s loss on November 8, Podesta said he did not believe Trump was personally involved in the hacking offensive targeting Democrats, but did not rule out the possibility of collusion by his associates.

“It’s very much unknown whether there was collusion,” Podesta said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

“What did Trump Inc. know? When did they know it? Were they in touch with the Russians?” he asked.

Podesta, whose personal emails were also hacked and released during the presidential campaign, said that members of the Electoral College have the right to know the facts before they cast their votes on Monday.

“The Russians were trying to elect a lap dog,” Podesta said, referring to a recent article by New York Times…

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