Trump on Media’s Hack Coverage: ‘More Dishonest Than Anyone Knows’
Trump Questions Why Dems Weren’t Able To Stop Hack, Says Media ‘More Dishonest Than Anyone Knows’
by Alex Pfeiffer
President-elect Donald Trump questioned Wednesday why the Democratic National Committee wasn’t able to stop hacking efforts, and said that the “dishonest” media is looking out for Democrats.
The series of tweets from Trump come a day after he tweeted his doubt in the government’s assessment that Russia was behind a hacking effort to undermine the election. “The ‘Intelligence’ briefing on so-called ‘Russian hacking’ was delayed until Friday, perhaps more time needed to build a case. Very strange!” Trump said.
The president-elect quoted WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Twitter Wednesday. “Julian Assange said ‘a 14 year old could have hacked Podesta’ – why was DNC so careless? Also said Russians did not give him the info!” Trump wrote. Assange is currently in asylum living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. The Department of Justice has been investigating WikiLeaks since 2010, as the site publishes classified government documents.
Trump went on to quote Assange saying American media coverage is “very dishonest.” The president-elect added, “More dishonest than anyone knows.” He later tweeted, “Somebody hacked the DNC but why did they not have ‘hacking defense’ like the RNC has and why have they not responded to the terrible…..things they did and said (like giving the questions to the debate to H). A total double standard! Media, as usual, gave them a pass.”
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