GOP Congressman Praises Putin For Hacking DNC, ‘What’s Important Is Only Whether Truth Was Revealed’
Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher was once known as “Putin’s favorite congressman.” On Friday, Rohrabacher applauded Russian hackers for their work on getting Hillary Clinton’s emails.
On Friday, both Reps. Ted Lieu (D-CA) and Ruben Gallego (R-AZ) read aloud parts of Donald Trump Jr.’s emails that proved he set up a meeting with a Russian lawyer to get damaging information on Clinton. Rohrabacher was not pleased with the two Congressman.
Rohrabacher went on to praise Russian president Vladimir Putin and said he was glad Russia hacked the Democratic National Committee (DNC).
Rohrabacher says the Trump camp was right to try "to receive more information about what was being done by Hillary"
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“A lot of question about this whole Russia issue, whether Russia or somebody else hacked into the system and released those emails,” Rohrbacher said. “I think it’s important if truth was revealed. If someone is releasing false information, the public should be upset, but should not be upset if they are being given a chance to see more information that is accurate information on this issue.”
Rohrbacher went on to defend Trump Jr. while continuing to praise Russia’s hacking.
“I would hope the American people — I trust the American people are smart enough to see a diversionary tactic using sinister words over and over again to describe something that is perfectly legal, and talking to anybody to get more information to help you make your decisions — that’s a good thing and not a bad thing,” Rohrbacher said.