Hillary Clinton accuses Donald Trump of being Vladimir Putin’s ‘puppet’


Democrat Hillary Clinton accused Republican presidential rival Donald Trump on Wednesday of being a “puppet” for Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose country has been accused by US intelligence officials of meddling in the US election. Putin has been repeatedly thrust into the campaign for the November 8 US election. Trump has praised him as a stronger leader than US President Barack Obama, drawing criticism from Clinton and some Republicans that he is too cozy with the Russian president. Trump has also refused to concede that Russia was behind the hacking of Democratic Party emails.