Clinton said she believed a grudge against her had motivated Putin, but that the Russian leader is also conducting a broader, ideological battle with the US.
“I think that Putin’s campaign against us is much more about American democracy,” Clinton said. She said Putin hoped to increase polarization in the US.
“He wants an America that is divided from within,” Clinton said.
Russia has repeatedly denied that it attempted to meddle in the 2016 US election, and Trump has wavered on the US intelligence community’s conclusions.