By: Henry Rodgers
Hillary Clinton referred to Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election as a “cyber 9/11” at a speaking event in London Sunday.
The former presidential nominee said that if she had been elected president, she would have called for an independent commission to “get to the bottom” of Russia’s interference in elections throughout the U.S. and around the world. Clinton compared Russia’s campaign meddling to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
“We had really well-respected security, intelligence veterans saying this was a cyber 9/11, in the sense it was a direct attack on our institutions,” Clinton said, according to BuzzFeed News. “I think there a lot more connections that have yet to come to light.”
“That may sound dramatic, but we know that they probed and tried to intrude into election systems — not just the social media propaganda part of their campaign,” she added, with a warning message that the Russians are “not done.”
Clinton also told the audience in London that Congress is “trying to figure out” how to stop President Donald Trump from starting a nuclear war.