Blumenthal on Indictment: Russians Committed ‘an Act of War’
COOPER: "Some trump supporters have been saying, well, look, the Russians were pushing some support to Bernie Sanders, talking about Jill stein. They had a rally for Hillary Clinton allegedly conducted by American muslims with some signs which would obviously be damaging for Hillary Clinton about sharia law. There was an anti-Trump rally after the president was elected, and they point to all those things and say, well, look, it shows that the Russians were not pushing for Donald Trump to win the election."
BLUMENTHAL: "The conclusion of the indictment is that they were, in fact, pushing for Donald Trump predominantly. They were, in fact, seeking to disparage -- that's the indictment's term -- Hillary Clinton. And they may have embarked on these other ventures perhaps with the idea that they would aid Donald Trump. But clearly the overall objective was to aid him. And it is such a massive and sweeping plot and conspiracy to sabotage our elections. I've been calling it an act of war for some time. I think this indictment clearly shows that this informational warfare was an attack that constitutes an act of war, and we need to meet it effectively."