Clinton 'dumbfounded' by UK government's failure to release report on Russian influence ahead of elections

Former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonCongress won't end the wars, so states must Democrats say it's up to GOP to stop Trump 2024 Hillary Clinton to speak at Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders summit MORE bashed the British government’s decision to not release a report on Russian interference in British politics ahead of the country’s general election. 

“I’m dumbfounded that this government won’t release the report ... because every person who votes in this country deserves to see that report before your election happens,” Clinton told the BBC on Tuesday while promoting her new book at en event. 

She said releasing the report should be an “absolute condition” before the December election. 


"Because there is no doubt — we know it in our country, we have seen it in Europe, we have seen it here — that Russia in particular is determined to try to shape the politics of western democracies,” Clinton added. 

The report will not be released until after the Dec. 12 election, according to the BBC. It reportedly contains allegations of espionage, subversion and interference in the elections, including Russian attempts to influence the outcome of the 2016 Brexit referendum vote and the 2017 general election. 

"I find it inexplicable that your government will not release a government report about Russian influence. Inexplicable and shameful,” Clinton said. 

Russia has also been accused of interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, which Clinton lost to President TrumpDonald TrumpFranklin Graham says Trump comeback would 'be a very tough thing to do' Man suspected in wife's disappearance accused of casting her ballot for Trump Stefanik: Cheney is 'looking backwards' MORE. Former special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel MORE’s report found evidence that Russia interfered in the election to benefit the Trump campaign and alleged that the president's campaign welcomed the interference. 

Trump has denied any wrongdoing and dismissed Mueller’s findings. 

The Dec. 12 general election is being held as the United Kingdom attempts to leave the European Union.