Hillary Clinton blasted President Donald Trump Monday after the president claimed millions of votes were manipulated in 2016 in the scandal-plagued former secretary of state’s favor.
Earlier in the day, Trump argued the search engine giant Google “manipulated from 2.6 million to 16 million votes for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.”
“Wow, Report Just Out! Google manipulated from 2.6 million to 16 million votes for Hillary Clinton in 2016 Election!” the president tweeted. “This was put out by a Clinton supporter, not a Trump Supporter! Google should be sued. My victory was even bigger than thought! @JudicialWatch”
Judicial Watch, which was tagged in Trump’s tweet, considers the shout out to be “encouragement that Judicial Watch investigate this issue as part of our Election Integrity Project,” the government watchdog said in a statement.
Trump’s assertion came minutes after a segment on Fox Business Network referred to congressional testimony in July from Dr. Robert Epstein, who has devoted the past six years to examining online censorship and algorithms.
In his testimony, Epstein told the Senate Judiciary Committee his research proves “biased search results generated by Google’s search algorithm likely impacted undecided voters in a way that gave at least 2.6 million votes to Hillary Clinton.”
Big Tech, if left unregulated, could potentially shift as many as 15 million votes toward a particular candidate in the 2020 election, the behavioral psychologist also claimed in his congressional testimony.
Amid mounting and irrefutable evidence verifying tech companies are censoring conservative viewpoints to benefit Democrats, Clinton claimed Trump’s accusations are baseless.
The twice-failed presidential candidate claimed Trump’s allegation is based solely on a study conducted by Epstein which analyzed a small sample size: The results of 95 different voters, just 21 of whom he says were undecided.
“The debunked study you’re referring to was based on 21 undecided voters. For context that’s about half the number of people associated with your campaign who have been indicted,” she tweeted.
Clinton was likely referring to the six operatives with ties to Trump or his campaign who were swept up in former special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, which ended earlier this year.