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Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton

Washington- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton accused her Republican candidate Donald Trump of being “fixated” with dictators as she expressed “grave” concern about reports Russia has been interfering in the U.S. electoral process.

The Democratic nominee told reporters on her campaign plane as she flew to a rally in Illinois: “Russian interference in America’s electoral process is a threat from an adversarial foreign power.”

She outrageously accused Trump of encouraging Moscow to spy on her, saying “we’ve never had a foreign adversarial power be already involved in our electoral process, and we’ve never had a nominee of one of our major parties urging the Russians to hack more.”

The Washington Post reported that U.S. authorities were probing a covert Russian operation that included a cyber-attack on voter registration systems in Arizona.

Clinton has previously tied Russian intelligence services to the cyber hack on the Democratic National Committee.

In a comprehensive, 20-minute series of questions and answers that could be interpreted as her first press conference in 275 days, she also addressed the FBI’s recent release of notes about its interview with the candidate over her emails on a private account, and her thoughts about the Clinton Foundation.

When asked whether she will visit Mexico during her campaign, Clinton said “No.”

Her Republican opponent, Donald Trump, went there last week after Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto invited both potential future U.S. leaders to discuss relations between the neighboring countries.

Clinton told ABC News on Monday that she will instead focus her efforts for now on creating jobs at home.
Earlier Monday, she called Trump’s talks with Pena Nieto “an embarrassing international incident,” and said Trump did not know how to effectively talk to a head of state.

Trump denied the two discussed who would pay for a wall he wants to build along the U.S. border with Mexico while Pena Nieto said he told Trump that Mexico will not pay for it.