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Conway Questions 'Selective Outrage' Over Russia Hacking Reports

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By    |   Monday, 09 Jan 2017 11:31 AM

It is hard to ignore the double standard when it comes to the findings Russia was behind hacking activities during the election, considering how many other entities have had their own servers attacked, President-elect Donald Trump's incoming presidential counsel Kellyanne Conway said Monday.

"We can't get over the selective feigned outrage," Conway told CNN "New Day" host Chris Cuomo. "China hacked 21 million personnel records from the Office of Personnel Management, a government entity. The White House has been hacked, Department of State, other agencies. We should be concerned about that."

Instead, because of the election and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's loss, there has been "selective outrage about Russia," Conway said. "Some people want to conflate that with the election result, which of course, [Director of National Intelligence James] Mr. Clapper said this was not the conclusion."

She pointed out, after Trump was briefed by the nation's top intelligence chiefs, he did say Friday he recognizes Russia, China, and others are "constantly trying to hack into government institutions, businesses, individuals and we, of course, are against that," Conway said.

"We don't want foreign interference from anyone into this country," she told Cuomo. "This man, Donald Trump, ran successfully on [putting] America first. He means it, including on this issue."

If there is to be a serious conversation on the nation's security and intelligence, "we should be talking about all the actors who have hacked and continue to attempt to hack," Conway continued.

There was "no smoking gun" in the intelligence report that linked the hacking activities and the election result, Conway pointed out, but there are many people in the media "trying to confuse people into believing that is the case."

Trump did start out his statement Friday after the briefing by saying he respects the members of the nation's intelligence community, Conway said, but at the same time, "you and wouldn't be having this conversation but for the DNC not having the proper firewalls."

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It is hard to ignore the double standard when it comes to the findings Russia was behind hacking activities during the election, considering how many other entities have had their own servers attacked, President-elect Donald Trump's incoming presidential counsel Kellyanne Conway said Monday.
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