Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Tuesday President Trump uses her name to fire up his base and described his fixation on her as a “diversion attack.”

“I’m living rent-free inside of Donald Trump’s brain, and it’s not a very nice place to be, I can tell you that,” Ms. Clinton said.

“I guess it is one of their tools to fire up their hard-core base. When in doubt, go after me…They know better. But this is part of their whole technique to divert attention from what the real story is. The real story is the Russians interfered in our election. And Trump committed obstruction of justice. That’s the real story,” she continued.

She quipped during the interview that China should help out the Democratic nominees for 2020, which matched almost word for word what the president said in 2016 asking Russia to get Ms. Clinton’s emails.

“So why should Russia have all the fun? And since Russia is clearly backing Republicans, why don’t we ask China to back us? And not only that, China, if you’re listening, why don’t you get [President] Trump’s tax returns? I’m sure our media would richly reward you,” she added.

She also blasted Attorney General William Barr’s testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee for acting as “the president’s defense lawyer.”

“He is not the attorney general of the United States in the way he has conducted himself,” Ms. Clinton added.

While she said that calling on Mr. Barr to resign “makes perfect sense,” she didn’t do so herself.

‘China, if you’re listening, why don’t you get Trump’s tax returns?’

Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that 2020 Democrats should be able to benefit from Chinese election interference if the Justice Department lets Russia get away with interfering in 2016.

“Imagine, Rachel, that you had one of the Democratic nominees for 2020 on your show, and that person said, you know, the only other adversary of ours who is anywhere near as good as the Russians is China,” Mrs. Clinton said in an interview with MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show.”

“So why should Russia have all the fun? And since Russia is clearly backing Republicans, why don’t we ask China to back us? And not only that, China, if you’re listening, why don’t you get [President] Trump’s tax returns? I’m sure our media would richly reward you,” she added.

This tongue-in-cheek response is almost word for word to a speech then-candidate Trump gave in July 2016, calling for Russia to look for Mrs. Clinton’s emails.

“Russia: If you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press,” he said at the time at a rally.

Mr. Trump said he was not serious, but the Mueller report found attempts to access Mrs. Clinton’s emails by Russian hackers within hours of his comments.

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