President Bill Clinton meddled in Russian affairs in the 1990s and helped Boris Yeltsin get elected to a second term
- political analyst Dick Morris told Newsmax TV
- During an appearance on "America Talks Live" Thursday with host Steve Malzberg
- Morris — who worked for Clinton during the 1996 presidential campaign — said
- the former president relied on him to help Yeltsin win.
- "Hillary [Clinton] on Saturday gave a speech warning [Russian President Vladimir] Putin against interfering in the U.S. elections.
- The FBI has talked about foreign interference and Obama has warned about it," Morris said.
- "This goes back to something that happened in 1996, when I worked for Clinton"
"Clinton called me and said, 'I want to get Yeltsin elected as president of Russia against Zyuganov
- who was the communist, who was running against him.
- Putin was Zyuganov's major backer (??? - X.N.)
- "It became public that Clinton would meet with me every week.
- We would review the polling that was being done for Yeltsin
- that was being done by a colleague of mine, who was sending it to me every week.
- We, Clinton and I, would go through it and
- Bill would pick up the hotline and talk to Yeltsin and tell him:
--- what commercials to run,
--- where to campaign,
--- what positions to take.
- He basically became Yeltsin's political consultant.
"I think that Putin resented that, hated it, thought that it was an inappropriate intervention
- by Bill Clinton and
- I think he's determined to take his revenge out on Hillary Clinton."