At the White House briefing today, Josh Earnest fielded questions about the election and Russia, taking this approach:
.@PressSec now saying there's "ample evidence" that Trump and his associates knew about/encouraged Russian hacking during the election.
— Sarah Westwood (@sarahcwestwood) December 14, 2016
That must have been around the time President Obama and the Dems were ridiculing Trump’s claims that it was possible the election could be “rigged.”
Earnest’s spin leaves out a glaring reality, which is who is in charge of national security:
— Farmer's Daughter (@TobyandMel) December 14, 2016
Whoops! The White House speaks as if they’ve been passive observers of all this.
— Alberto Fernandez (@VPAFernandez) December 14, 2016
— Chris Cornwell (@jccornwell) December 14, 2016
Good questions, and Earnest no doubt looks forward to NOT directly and honestly answering them in the future.
This is getting ludicrous. Obama admin signaling the complete opposite of sobriety or seriousness on the matter. https://t.co/IpkLMbTD9Z
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) December 14, 2016
As far as I know, Russia didn't hack feds/machines. So complaint is they rigged election by letting voters see internal Clinton convos? https://t.co/u2tevcuVJP
— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) December 14, 2016
Right, because making a sarcastic joke during a rally is encouraging russian hacking. https://t.co/BD1pl8wJwR
— Nikolajs 🇺🇸 (@GreatNikolajs) December 14, 2016
— Hughard Mill (@howiemill93) December 14, 2016
"There is no serious person out there who would suggest that you could even rig America’s elections." — Brack Obama, October 18. https://t.co/JawyYW63hd
— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) December 14, 2016
Refusing to accept the results of an election is un-American.
— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) December 14, 2016
Does the White House plan to release the “ample evidence”?
— TocksNedlog (@gypsyluc) December 14, 2016
— Jimmy McSavage (@JimmyMcSavage) December 14, 2016
Getting tired of this game. Produce the fucking evidence. This insinuation without proof is just as damaging as the actual tampering. https://t.co/OiniR2GlHe
— Kilgore Trout (@Beer__Wolf) December 14, 2016
— Suz Snarknado (@CobaltZann) December 14, 2016