Former Trump campaign communications adviser Michael Caputo, who has worked for Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush and also formerly lived in Russia, told Alisyn Camerota on CNN’s “New Day” on Monday that of course, Russia tried to influence the U.S. election but that the United States does the same thing.
In fact, Caputo revealed that former Democrat President Bill Clinton sent him to Russia in 1994 to influence their election.
“Is it now your impression that Vladimir Putin was looking to somehow compromise, co-opt or play the Trump campaign?” Camerota asked.
“I think the Russian government looks to get involved in elections for every single one of the countries in United Nations Security Council, at least, and probably many many more,” Caputo replied. “Our country does the same — it’s important to note that in 1994, my government — the Clinton administration, sent me to Russia to get involved in their elections,” he explained.
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Caputo also reminded Camerota that Obama sent a team of operatives to Israel in an attempt to tilt the election against a friend of the United States, Benjamin Netanyahu, so for Democrats to be collectively “wagging their finger” as if Russia is the only country trying to influence elections is a “dubious claim.”
It goes without saying that CNN’s Alisyn Camerota didn’t look too happy to have the network’s “Trump-Russia-Collusion” narrative challenged.