Hidden emails recovered from another server, kept secret by the current administration, reveals the reason why Russia proceeded to interfere with US elections. On Thursday, emails were released showing threats from the Russian government to Hillary Clinton stating that a sex tape would be released if Clinton did not step down from her presidential run. The tape apparently shows former Pres. Bill Clinton, Vladimir Putin, and several women engaging in intercourse in a New York City hotel in the mid 1990s.
In response to the threatening emails, Hillary Clinton reportedly responded by simply saying, “F*ck you Putin” as an answer to every email she received.
“Make no mistake Mrs. Clinton, if you do not step down we will release the tapes we have of your husband’s indiscretions,” said one email sent by a Putin administration member. “We will destroy you.”
President Barack Obama on Thursday vowed retaliatory action against Russia for its meddling in the US presidential election. “I think there is no doubt that when any foreign government tries to impact the integrity of our elections that we need to take action and we will at a time and place of our own choosing,” Obama told NPR. Describing potential countermeasures by the US, the president said, “Some of it may be explicit and publicized; some of it may not.”