Hillary Clinton has said that she “would not” rule out questioning the legitimacy of the 2016 US election over the investigation into Russian interference.
The former Secretary of State told National Public Radio she would dispute Donald Trump’s win if it turns out that allegations of Russia hacking were more insidious than the country originally thought.
She said: “Look, if I lost to another Republican I would be disappointed. I would not agree with a lot of their approach toward economics and other important issues, but I wouldn’t fear for my country.”
Her comments on the “Fresh Air” programme come at a time when there are parallel investigations being run by Congress, and the FBI under Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller, into alleged ties between the Trump campaign team and Russian officials and whether Russian interference in the election was done to benefit Mr Trump.
However, this is not to say Ms Clinton’s would officially call a challenge.
Ms Clinton said she would “raise questions,” but “I don’t know if there’s any legal constitutional way to” challenge the results.
She won the popular vote by nearly three million ballots but Mr Trump won the electoral college, putting him in office.