Obama Official: ‘We Would’ve Done More’ Had We Known Kremlin Wanted To Help Trump

Former deputy secretary of state explains the administration’s thought process on responding to Russian interference in the election.

A former Obama State Department official suggested Friday that the administration would have “done more” about Russian election interference if it had been clearer earlier that one of the Kremlin’s central objectives was to denigrate Hillary Clinton and help Donald Trump.

The remarks from former Deputy Secretary of State Anthony Blinken come amid mounting controversy about the months that went by before the Obama administration formally accused and later punished the Kremlin for its multifacetedinfluence campaign.

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