Bush reveals 'clear evidence' Russian Federation meddled in 2016 election
Feb 09 2018
Bush believes that "there is quite clear evidence that the Russians interfered" in the 2016 USA elections. "Whether they affected the outcome is another question, but they meddled and that's unsafe for a democracy".
"Whether they affected the outcome (of the election) is another question, but they meddled, and that's unsafe for democracy", Bush continued. "Our democracy is only as good as people trust the results", Bush added.
The president has frequently questioned reports of Russian interference from intelligence agencies and has denied that his campaign colluded with the Kremlin-calling the multiple investigations into his campaign "the single greatest witch hunt in American history". Last year, for example, he said that Russian President Vladimir Putin was being completely honest when he insisted that he didn't order the hacking of the DNC. Uber exec says "no justification" for covering up breach MORE said Wednesday that Russian Federation is already attempting to interfere in the 2018 midterm elections.
While Bush never directly criticized current President Donald Trump, he continued, expressing his concerns over such alleged meddling.
"So show us the PROOF of collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump Administration.there is NONE after over a year of saying there is", wrote one person.
"The reason he does is because of the demise of the Soviet Union troubles him", Bush said, according to the AP.
Bush suggested that Putin is trying to restore the Soviet empire.
Bush also said that the United States needs to reform its immigration law.
"America is their home, " Bush said, referring to recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, more commonly known as "dreamers". "We ought to say thank you and welcome them".
"I don't know that I would say we are better prepared, because the Russians will adapt, as well", Tillerson said.
Bush was speaking at a summit organized by the Milken Institute, a Santa Monica, Calif.,-based think tank.