Trump Just Responded To CIA’s Russian Hack Bombshell And Left Chuck Todd “Stunned”
Donald Trump’s transition team emailed an official response to the media about the bombshell CIA report that Russia’s Vladimir Putin assisted the Republican to defeat Hillary Clinton. In it, Trump attacked the CIA with a scary half-truth suggesting that he won’t accept facts from the CIA and ended the statement with an outright lie meant to distract the media.
When Trump’s transition team said, “These are the same people that said Sadaam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction,” it’s also a half-truth at best, since Bush Administration’s White House Iraq Group led by political advisor Karl Rove and the involvement of Vice President Cheney drove the choice and dissemination of fake intelligence data to push America into the Iraq War.
The campaign’s response left NBC’s lead political correspondent Chuck Todd “stunned” because Trump tossed the CIA under the bus with a pair of lies and more importantly without denying or responding directly to the grave implication of a foreign government acting like a Republican Super PAC.