Clinton Campaign Manager Mook Suggests Trump a ‘Puppet for the Kremlin’

On ABC’s “This Week,” Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook suggested that Clinton’s Republican opponent Donald Trump was “a puppet for the Kremlin.” Partial transcript as follows: ROBBY MOOK, CLINTON CAMPAIGN MANAGER: Well, George, we’re not seeing a pivot. Donald Trump himself said this was not a pivot. He wants to double down on letting Donald Trump be Donald Trump, that’s why he’s brought in to run his campaign someone who wrote — or ran a so-called news organization, Breitbart News, which has peddled some of the worst conspiracy theories around. They’ve run news, quote unquote “news,” that’s defended white supremacists, that’s been sexist, racist, the worst of our politics. So, I think we should be very concerned. I would also point out that Paul Manafort has been pushed out, but that doesn’t mean that the Russians have been pushed out of this campaign. The hand of the Kremlin has been at work in this campaign for some time. It’s clear that they are supporting Donald Trump. But we now need Donald Trump to explain to us the extent to which the hand of the Kremlin is at the core of his own campaign. There’s a web of financial