Contradicting President Obama's claim that he asked Putin to 'cut it out', Donna Brazile tells ABC News that the DNC fought off attacks 'daily, hourly' from hackers.
December 18, 2016

In President Obama's final 2016 press conference, he took a measured tone about the Russian hacking, saying that in September, he had called Vladimir Putin to tell them to "cut it out," implying that it ended at that time.

But DNC Chair Donna Brazile tells ABC's This Week's Martha Raddatz that the DNC sustained attacks by hackers all the way to the end of the election. "They came after us absolutely every day until the end of the election. They tried to hack into our system repeatedly."

It's clearly treading a careful line for Brazile, who called for a non-partisan independent investigation into the hacking, between not criticizing President Obama for his downplaying of the attacks and contextualizing the event that will have worldwide implications for years to come.

But Martha Raddatz cares less about the implications than in getting Brazile to condemn Obama, asking again and again if Brazile is "disappointed" in the president.

Um, not to put too fine a point on it, Martha, but this is something that happened to the country that EVERYONE should be outraged by. And it's something that the media has been aware of since before the election and yet decided not to focus on. Why are you looking for a scapegoat in the president when the media needs to take their lumps over missing the biggest election story of the year, which was a foreign country interfering in our democracy?

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