Trump Raises More Questions About Election Hacking
President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday raised more questions about Russia’s reported role in cyberattacks on U.S. political parties and individuals as well as the timing of the White House’s response under President Barack Obama.
He took to Twitter with a post that suggests political motivations for the recent spate of revelations about Russia’s supposed involvement.
If Russia, or some other entity, was hacking, why did the White House wait so long to act? Why did they only complain after Hillary lost?
CNN has the answer – the White House assumed Clinton was going to win and was reticent to give Trump more ammo for his “rigged election” mantra. Though the White House position is that it was being prudent in allowing law enforcement all the time it needed to conduct a thorough investigation.
Regardless, now the White House feels emboldened, pinning much of this on the president-elect himself, saying Trump was “obviously aware” that he was benefiting from Russia.
“There was ample evidence that was known long before the election, and in most cases long before October, about the Trump campaign in Russia, everything from the Republican nominee himself calling on Russia to hack his opponent,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Wednesday.