Transcript for Clinton ally says new Mueller indictments show probe not a 'witch hunt'
The deputy attorney general rob rose and Stein announcing that special counsel Robert Mueller has. Indicted twelve Russian nationals members the Russian intelligence service for conspiring terror fear in our elections by hacking. The computers in the DNC Hillary Clinton's campaign you saw rod Reza so I would not name the victims there. In the in his press coverage even though they were named in the indictment are we have one of the chief targets on the phone right now John Podesta. Who's the campaign chairman for Hillary Clinton whose email was sacked. Back in and April of 2000. Sixteen and released over the course of the campaign your reaction of these indictments John. Well George I think it part of all this has always been the fact that crimes were committed against individual Americans including myself. Are but also crimes committed against American democracy. And I think back to. You know Donald Trump like Coke. Described this as a witch hunt well. We just saw some which is and that they were indicted. I think this is something that people knew it happened all along. Underlying all this crimes were committed. And that's why them all investigations didn't. So important and why he should be armed continued in an unfettered manner. As you saw rob rose I would be wouldn't is not making the allegation in this indictment that these tax change the course. Of the election your view on that. Well you don't like I think. When election so close it's hard. Put your finger on any one particular issue but clearly that he. From its impact. Until I'm getting a little bit noise in the in the call George but I I think that. There at the decision to dribble leaked out over the course of the month was intended to hurt our campaign. And what Kirk. And do you know to what extent it was used in order dark. Alt fuel again other activities that were done by both Russians and American sources. I think Woolley will have to leave to history to church. And John one final point the indictment lane is right at the feet. Of Letterman food and his military intelligence. Absolutely you know these were operation conducted by all Russian military intelligence by the GRU. All president trump will be meeting with. President Putin. In the next couple days and it and you know. One would hope. That he would push back time on the Russian president in that regard who she who has. Clearly I think authorized these operations but. Quite frankly I don't hold out much hope I bet you all take this any more seriously than he has during the course of his presidency. John Podesta thanks very much for your kind of question which the victim of Accra.
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