Sean Spicer, incoming press secretary in the Trump White House, wants less focus on Russia and more on “punishing” Hillary Clinton for trying to influence the election by “getting debate questions ahead of time.”
During an appearance on ABC News’ This Week, Spicer was asked if Donald Trump accepted the conclusion of 17 U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia sabotaged the election to damage Clinton’s presidential bid.
Spicer responded, “Why aren’t we talking about the other influences on the election? Why aren’t we talking about Hillary Clinton getting debate questions ahead of time?”
“No one is asking those questions. The fact is that everyone wants to make Donald Trump admit to certain things. When do we talk about the other side, which is what did Hillary Clinton do to influence the election? Is she being punished?”
Um, that’s because Mrs. Clinton sabotaged the election by hacking into the RNC and leaking Steve Bannon’s emails to WikiLeaks, right? Wait, didn’t Fox News Megyn Kelly say questions were leaked to Donald Trump for debates during the primary season?
Trump has been brushing off any claims of hacking because it would raise questions about what did he know and when. Last Thursday he said we should move on. At New Year’s Eve celebrations at his Mar-A-Lago resort, he again cast doubt on the findings of the intelligence agencies saying, “if you look at the weapons of mass destruction, that was a disaster, and they were wrong.” He was referring to information used by President George W. Bush to start the Iraq war that later turned out to be faulty.
Trump then suggested that he was an expert on all things hacking and had more information than the CIA.
“I know a lot about hacking. And hacking is a very hard thing to prove. So it could be somebody else. And I also know things that other people don’t know, and so they cannot be sure of the situation.”