President Donald Trump said Thursday morning that the 2016 hack into the Democratic National Committee's computer network was a "hoax" by Democrats, asking in his latest barrage of tweets why the DNC did not seek federal assistance following the cyber breach if Russia was behind it.
Trump also mocked House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.), writing in one message that she has helped the Republican Party gain electoral victories following Democrat Jon Ossoff's loss Tuesday night in Georgia' special congressional election—the most expensive House race ever.
Using congressional testimony from former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, who served during the Obama administration, Trump argued there is no evidence that his presidential campaign colluded with Russia. He also questioned why the Obama administration did not more forcefully address the DNC hack.
The DNC was hacked during the 2016 presidential election and thousands of emails were subsequently published by WikiLeaks. The U.S. intelligence community has said Russia was behind the cyber attack as part of its effort to interfere in the election.
Source: Washington Free Beacon