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Kellyanne Conway: Obama, Hillary Could Shut Down Hacker Talk

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By    |   Friday, 16 Dec 2016 11:33 AM

President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton could shut down the claims that Russian hackers influenced the election in favor of eventual President-elect Donald Trump, but have chosen not to do it, Trump transition team senior adviser Kellyanne Conway said Friday.

"The disappointment for them is that they never entertained the possibility in a divided country, perhaps the other candidate could actually win," Conway told Fox News' "America's Newsroom" co-host Martha MacCallum. "That's what this is about."

Obama not only declared the election was "free and fair," but congratulated and welcomed President-elect Donald Trump to the White House, Conway said, and she finds it "unfortunate" that White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest would claim Trump knew Russians were helping him through hacking his challengers.

"I assume that the White House came under some fire from the political partisans who won't let go of this election," Conway said. "[Obama] had congratulated and indeed conceded to President-elect Trump, saw him the day after he won, welcomed him into the White House. They've spoken on the phone since."

She said the Clinton campaign didn't announce anything about Russians hacking into the servers of Campaign Chairman John Podesta or the Democratic National Committee, and that's because "they thought they were going to win."

"Did you have person after person from the Clinton campaign going on TV?" said Conway. "Did you have Beyonce and Jay-Z doing a shout out to warn everybody about the Russian hacking interference on Hillary's campaign fortune? You heard nothing about it. They didn't spend a penny of $2.2 billion on a serious campaign ad."

The latest comments, Conway said, are "very timely for a Democratic Party that can't seem to escape its identity crisis," and now, people are talking about how the Electoral College may not select Trump when they vote on Dec. 19.

"Have you them heard talking about it was Jim Comey's fault or some movement's fault?" she said. "We're not involved with it all. It was Bernie Sanders' fault. How dare he run in the first place? How dare you question the fact he got 13 million votes and won 22 states against just her? Vladimir Putin didn't tell Hillary Clinton to ignore Wisconsin and Michigan. This is lack of self-awareness and heaping into an argument about our intelligence."

Conway also addressed concerns that have been voiced about Trump's sons, Donald Jr. and Eric, and his daughter, Ivanka, attending a meeting between their father and the nation's tech giants earlier this week.

"I think people will never be happy until Donald Trump never talks to his children again," Conway told the program. "That's not how you disentangle the government's business from personal business."

"People don't understand how much money, hundreds of millions of dollars in deals that were destroyed that were in abeyance that can never be pursued when you are president," said Conway. "This family is making a huge sacrifice."

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President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton could shut down the claims that Russian hackers influenced the election in favor of eventual President-elect Donald Trump, but have chosen not to do it, Trump transition team senior adviser Kellyanne Conway said Friday.
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