Trump Says This Is The First He's Hearing About Russian Hacking But Nope

Donald Trump on Monday questioned why the issue of Russia's alleged intervention in the US elections hadn't been brought up before the election.

President-Elect Donald Trump continued his tirade against the CIA on Monday following reports that the intelligence community believes Russia intervened in the US election to help Trump win.

Can you imagine if the election results were the opposite and WE tried to play the Russia/CIA card. It would be called conspiracy theory!

Trump also questioned why Russia's interference wasn't "brought up before election?"

Unless you catch "hackers" in the act, it is very hard to determine who was doing the hacking. Why wasn't this brought up before election?

Here are the times Russia's alleged interference was brought up before Election Day.

June 14: The Democratic National Committee (DNC) and security experts first accused Russia of hacking into the DNC's emails.

July 24: Hillary Clinton's campaign manager said that Russia was releasing hacked emails to help Trump win the election.

July 26: Intelligence officials told the White House they had "high confidence" that the Russian government was responsible for the DNC hack.

July 27: Trump urged Russia to hack Clinton's emails, saying, "Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing."

Trump Expressly Asks Russia To Hack Clinton’s Emails

“I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press," Trump said at a rally after reports that the intelligence agencies had linked Russia to the DNC hack. "Let’s see if that happens. That will be next.”

The next day, Trump walked back his comments, saying he was being "sarcastic" and did not know who was responsible for the hack.

“They have no idea if it’s Russia, if it’s China, if it’s somebody else,” he said. “Who knows who it is?”

July 31: Hillary Clinton told Fox News that Russia intelligence services "hacked into the DNC."

Sept. 5: Clinton again accused Russia of interfering with the US election, saying that the DNC hack — intended to influence the elections — was a "threat from an adversarial foreign power."

Oct. 7: The US Intelligence Community issued a statement saying it was "confident" that Russia was behind the hacked emails "intended to interfere with the US election process."

Oct 16: Trump's running mate and now Vice President-Elect Mike Pence, said "there's more and more evidence that implicates Russia" in the email hacks.

Here's Mike Pence on @MeetThePress on Oct. 16:

During NBC's Meet the Press, Pence responded to a question of whether he believed the American intelligence agencies accusing Russia of hacking the DNC and Clinton campaign aides' emails.

"Well, I think there's more and more evidence that, that implicates Russia. And there should be serious consequences if--," Pence said. "Russia is violating the privacy and the security of the American people."

When asked why Trump refused to acknowledge Russia's involvement, Pence said, "Well Donald Trump and I believe we should follow the facts and America should stand strong and we should stand up for cybersecurity."

Oct. 19: During the third and final presidential debate, Clinton asked if Trump would admit and condemn "Russian espionage against Americans" and "make it clear that he will not have the help of Putin in in this election."

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