I Don’t Want Viewers to Think This Isn’t Serious: Greta Hits Priebus for Blaming DNC For Hacks
During today’s premiere of For The Record, new MSNBC host Greta Van Susteren spoke with President-elect Donald Trump’s Chief of Staff Reince Priebus about a number of topics. However, the one where there was a bit of tension and pushback consisted of the Trump response to Russian hacking.
In response to Van Susteren’s question on whether the incoming administration will “step up the sanctions” on Russia for the “mischief the Russians have imposed on the American people,” Priebus said Trump would commission a report within 90 days. He then pivoted to blaming the DNC for getting hacked, citing its weak cyber security and saying that it’s the kind of hack that happens when you get spam emails asking for money.
Perhaps sensing that Priebus was going the same direction he’d gone in previous interviews in blaming the victim, Van Susteren made the following observation.
“Alright, now I used the word mischief earlier, I don’t wan’t the viewers to think that I don’t think this is very serious,” the host said. “Because I actually do think this is serious. Even if the DNC could have had better protection, I still see this as extremely serious and it’s very bad conduct by [Vladimir] Putin towards the United States showing a very bad intent. Even if the DNC could have done a better job protecting itself.”
When Preibus came back by saying the DNC prcatically handed the emails to Russia and of course Russia was going to publish them, Greta shot back by stating that “two wrongs don’t make a right.” She also pressed the RNC chair about how Trump will step it up against Russia.
Check out the clip above to see how Preiebus responded, via MSNBC.
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