Incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Sunday that instead of going along with the narrative that the Russians somehow launched Donald Trump to victory over Hillary Clinton during November’s presidential election, America should be discussing how to “punish” Clinton for “trying to influence the election.”
During an interview on ABC “This Week” on Sunday, Spicer was asked if Trump was willing to accept the conclusion of U.S. intelligence agencies, which concluded that Russian hackers did try to undermine the U.S. presidential election. But that shouldn’t be the question, Spicer contended, instead asking why the media isn’t focusing on how Clinton attempted to manipulate the election, citing the time a CNN employee gave her debate questions prior to a debate.
“Why aren’t we talking about the other influences on the election? Why aren’t we talking about Hillary Clinton getting debate questions ahead of time?” Spicer inquired. “No one is asking those questions. The fact is that everyone wants to make Donald Trump admit to certain things,” he added. “When do we talk about the other side, which is what did Hillary Clinton do to influence the election? Is she being punished?”
Spicer, of course, was referring to information leaked by WikiLeaks when they were continually releasing hacked emails from the Democratic National Convention and Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. It was revealed in October that interim DNC chairwoman and CNN contributor Donna Brazile leaked debate questions to Clinton prior to a CNN-hosted Democratic primary debate. Watch Spicer’s comments below: