Hillary Clinton took to President Trump’s favorite social media platform Wednesday to slam him for not doing enough to combat Russia’s continued meddling in US elections — including the 2018 midterms.
“I say this as a former Secretary of State and as an American: the Russians are still coming. Our intelligence professionals are imploring Trump to act. Will he continue to ignore & surrender, or protect our country,” the former first lady tweeted at 10:45 a.m.
Clinton added a link to a Washington Post report on Adm. Mike Rogers, head of the National Security Agency, who told the Senate Armed Services Committee that Russian strongman Vladimir Putin will ramp up his efforts to meddle in the midterms and beyond.
Putin, he said, “has clearly come to the conclusion that ‘there’s little price to pay here and therefore I can continue this activity.’”
“If we don’t change the dynamic here, this is going to continue,” Rogers said. “We’re taking steps, but we’re probably not doing enough.”
The NSA chief also told lawmakers that Trump had not authorized him to take any extra measures to stop Russian interference in US elections.
Trump spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders did not reply directly when asked about Rogers’ comments.
“We’re focused on looking at a variety of different ways,” she said Tuesday.
The president routinely attacks Clinton on Twitter, generally referring to her as “Crooked Hillary.”
“Now that [Rep.] Adam Schiff is starting to blame President Obama for Russian meddling in the election, he is probably doing so as yet another excuse that the Democrats, lead by their fearless leader, Crooked Hillary Clinton, lost the 2016 election. But wasn’t I a great candidate?” he wrote on Feb. 18 in a typical tweet.
But the ex-secretary of state only sporadically goes after him in her own tweets — although she does regularly retweet posts that are critical of Trump.
Her last direct attack came on Jan. 12, when she slammed him for reportedly referring to Haiti as a “s–thole country,” tweeting: “The anniversary of the devastating earthquake 8 years ago is a day to remember the tragedy, honor the resilient people of Haiti, & affirm America’s commitment to helping our neighbors. Instead, we‘re subjected to Trump’s ignorant, racist views of anyone who doesn’t look like him.”