Scarborough: Why is Trump Denying Russian Attack When ‘We All Know’ There Will Be a Huge Investigation?
As the rhetoric continues to swirl around the reports that the Kremlin directed hacks aimed at undermining our democratic election — and helping influence the candidacy of Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton — the White House and incoming administration seem to be at odds over the truth.
Even the President-elect himself directly called out Press Secretary Josh Earnest during a rally Thursday night after Earnest reminded the press that it was Trump himself to ordered Russian hackers during a debate to look into the Clinton emails; Earnest said, “That is presumably why the coverage of the hack-and-leak operation that Russia carried out was focused on emails from the Democratic party and Clinton campaign staffers and not the Republican party and Trump campaign staffers.”
Trump took to social media earlier in the day to push back, saying “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?” Any way you slice it, with only a month to go until the Inauguration the two factions have never seemed to be more on different pages. Trump’s denial left MSNBC host Joe Scarborough scratching his head Friday morning.
“What I don’t understand is why Donald Trump is pushing back so hard on the facts of this Russian case when we all know — my dog knows, my little cat Oliver Meatballs Scarborough knows — there is going to be a two year investigation that Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan and Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi are all going to agree on and we are going to be investigating this for two years,” said the Morning Joe host.
“Why is Donald Trump pushing back on something that is coming straight at us?” he continued.
“I have no earthly idea,” offered Eugene Robinson of The Washington Post, who noted that surely the President-elect must know by now that when the U.S. intelligence community says with “high confidence” that something happened, then it happened. President Obama will hold his year-end press conference Friday afternoon and is expected to address the ongoing reports of Russian attempts at interference.
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