Robert Gehl writes that with all the talk about investigating Russia for hacking into the presidential election back in November, Donald Trump’s spokesman has one target that the mainstream media is glossing over:
Think about it. Think about all the shenanigans she pulled before the election trying to get an advantage – the edge, and pull out a victory.
During a contentious interview on ABC, Sean Spicer – who will soon be President-Elect Trump’s Press Secretary, laid out the argument that Clinton should really be the target of any investigation:
“The fact is that everyone wants to make Donald Trump admit to certain things. When are we going to start talking about the other side of this, which is: What did Hillary Clinton do to influence the election? Is she going to be punished in any way? What are we doing to make sure people are not getting the debate questions ahead of time?” Spicer said.
Spicer was talking about disclosures that came out of the hacks that U.S. Intelligence officials say were committed by Russia – that DNC Chairwoman Donna Brazile used her position both as DNC Chair and a commentator for CNN to provide the Clinton campaign with the questions for a town hall to Hillary in advance of the event. CNN subsequently fired Brazile, The Washington Examiner is reporting.
The incoming administration is not yet convinced that Russia was behind the hacking of the DNC email accounts and the accounts of Clinton campaign manager John Podesta. He said they would not reach any conclusions until they saw the actual evidence gathered by the U.S. intelligence communities.
Spicer also addressed Trump’s use of Twitter, saying that he will “absolutely” continue to use the social media platform to make policy statements and engage with his followers after he takes office.
“I think it freaks the mainstream media out that he has this following of over 45-plus million people that follow him on social media, that he can have a direct conversation. He doesn’t have to have it funnel through the media,” Spicer said. “The fact of the matter is when he tweets, he gets results.”