CBS News anchor Nancy Cordes grilled former Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta on Sunday over his candidate’s disastrous 2016 run for the White House; asking the Hilary insider why Russian operatives knew to target Michigan and Wisconsin but her campaign didn’t.
“We don’t know whether or not this operation swayed the election,” said Cordes. “How is it that these Russian operatives knew to focus on purple states like Michigan and Wisconsin and your campaign didn’t?”
“Of course, we spent a lot of time and energy and effort in all those states,” deflected Podesta.
“Hillary Clinton herself did not spend much time in those states,” pressed the CBS reporter.
“We had Tim Kaine there, Barack Obama was in,” fired-back the former chairman.
Podesta’s comments come as special counsel Robert Mueller’s office indicted 13 Russians and three foreign “entities” for meddling in the 2016 election; buying upwards of $2 million in advertisements on social media and hosting political rallies for both Clinton and the Trump campaigns.
Watch Podesta’s comments above.