While appearing on Sunday’s edition of CNN’s “State of the Union,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi pointed a finger of blame at the press, telling Jake Tapper that the media should not have spent time on emails by Clinton aide John Podesta and the Democrat Party.
According to Breitbart (Emphasis added):
When asked by host Jake Tapper if then-President Barack Obama could have done more to strike back against Russia, who is widely believed to be responsible for the WikiLeaks material, Pelosi called the press “accomplices.”
“Well, I think that President Obama handled it as he received information of that — of the highest confidence,” she said. “I do think, with all due respect in the world for the press, that the press could have done a better job, instead of printing every email that came out, and saying this comes to you from Vladimir Putin, they were, hah, hah, hah, John Podesta said this or that. I think the press were accomplices in the undermining of our election by the Russians by not pointing out this stuff is worthless because it comes from an undermining of our election, or at least reminding the public where this — these emails, the leaking of these emails came from. So, I can’t speak to the timing of what President Obama said. I wish he — it had all happened in a time where the public could know that this had an impact on the election. A lot of things have an impact on the election. This certainly was one of them.
“So, I can’t speak to the timing of what President Obama said. I wish he — it had all happened in a time where the public could know that this had an impact on the election,” Pelosi continued. “A lot of things have an impact on the election. This certainly was one of them. But what’s important to note is that it doesn’t happen again and that people in other countries are — realize what they are going to be susceptible to when the Russians come in to undermine their elections.”
Here’s video of her appearance with Tapper, if you can stand it…
Now, Pelosi claims the press were doing the bidding of the Russians and should have done more to help the Democrats. As if the media didn’t do enough to help Democrats and Hillary Clinton…
Keep in mind there’s still no evidence whatsoever that the Russians actually did anything to affect November’s election…
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