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The DNC Are To Blame For The Hackings



 

Incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer claims the Democratic National Committee is responsible for its email breach and the media should hold them accountable for it.

“At what point is it incumbent upon you guys in the media to ask the DNC what measures did they take to protect us,” Spicer told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Thursday.

“To be clear, any attempt to hack or to do anything nefarious is wrong and illegal. But at some point — the question hasn’t even been asked of the DNC — ‘did you take basic measures to protect the data that was on there?,” Spicer said “No one wrote those emails, no one put a private server on there and no one seems to have done the due diligence at the DNC to protect their own systems.”

Tapper ceded that the DNC obviously did a poor job of securing their data. Spicer blasted Tapper, doubling down on how the mainstream media has neglected to holding Democrats accountable for leaving themselves vulnerable to perpetration.

“Have you ever asked that question to anyone at the DNC?” Spicer shot back. “Where’s the responsibility of them to protect their systems?”

“We need to have the intelligence community come forward publicly and on the record and make it clear exactly how this happened and who was responsible for it,” he continued. “But right now, we continue to get unsourced media accounts for what the activity is. And I think that’s not acceptable.”

Trump’s top spokesman explained that there are two aspects of the DNC hack, one is of a political nature and the other is the intelligence aspect.

“There has been an effort by some on the left in particular to undermine the legitimacy of [Trump’s] enormous win on Election Day. We’ve got to separate that out. He won big. He carried 304 electoral votes. He won in states that no one thought he’d have a chance of carrying,” Spicer said. “The folks on the left prior to the election questioned his commitment to accepting results and it seems that ever since Election Day, they’ve gone out of their way to question the legitimacy of the election. That’s the political aspect of this.”

The CIA has reportedly concluded Russia interfered in the U.S. presidential election to help elect Donald Trump defeat Hillary Clinton, an assessment that has been backed by the FBI. Russia has vehemently denied the claims.

President Barack Obama took unprecedented steps Thursday to retaliate against Russian for the alleged interference in the 2016 election. Russian authorities  swiftly responded to the actions, vowing to respond to any “hostile steps” that the US may take in in light of allegations. Russia’s embassy in the UK tweeted that Obama’s actions were “Cold War deja vu” and described the administration as “hapless.”

If the Democrats, the intelligence community and the mainstream media are going to hold the culprit of the hack accountable, Spicer argued, the intelligence community has a responsibility to publicly address the details of who’s responsible for the breach of data.

 

 

“If we are going to make such broad, sweeping claims about the involvement of anybody in the legitimacy of the election and the integrity of our election systems, than I think we need to have the intelligence community come forward publicly and on the record, and make it clear of how this happened and who was responsible for it,” he said. “But right now we continue to get unsourced media accounts for what the activity is and I think that’s not acceptable.”

“If truly there is someone to blame than I think we should have Congress notified and go through the appropriate congressional hearings,” he added. “Get the intelligence community, as they did in October, come out very publicly with the findings that they have.”

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H/T westernjournalism.com

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