On Sunday, President-elect Donald Trump’s chief of staff went on live TV, and ended up saying that Russia did indeed hack the DNC.
“I think he accepts the findings,” Reince Priebus said on Fox News Sunday. “He’s not denying that entities in Russia were behind this particular campaign.”
“But here’s the thing that everyone needs to understand. When this whole thing started, it started from the Russians 50 years ago. In other words, this is something that’s been going on in our elections for many, many years. The Russians, the Chinese, the Iranians — it happens, every election period.”
He added: “It started way back in 2015 before either nominee of either party was chosen. And it started, and this is declassified, as a spear phishing expedition. It just so happens that the DNC had nearly no defenses on their system. And when they were warned multiple times by the FBI, they didn’t respond.”
Fox news host, Wallace, repeatedly pushed Preibus to clarify what he said on Live TV, asked whether Trump dismissed the reports from US intelligence.