It looks like CNN’s Chris Cuomo has officially had it with Trump surrogates who are refusing to talk about Russia’s role in interfering with the 2016 presidential election.
While interviewing Jason Miller, the Trump transition team’s communications director, Cuomo repeatedly asked him why Trump was so unwilling to investigate whether Russia was behind the hacking of the Democratic National Committee or the leaking of John Podesta’s emails this year.
Miller tried to completely dodge the question and accused Cuomo of trying to make Trump’s upcoming presidency illegitimate before it’s even begun.
Cuomo, however, wasn’t having any of it.
“Why won’t you call this what it is?” Cuomo asked. “October 7, [James] Clapper comes out, the head of the DNI, and says, ‘This is what Russia does, it has all the signatures of it, they’re trying to increase some kinds of influence in our election.’ You say it’s ridiculous — why?”
Miller again tried to redirect the discussion to why Trump had won the election, but Cuomo wasn’t biting.
“Who’s talking about why he won it?” he asked.
“Chris, you’re trying to delegitimize the election!” Miller replied.
“No I’m not, I’m trying to get you to see Russia for what it is,” Cuomo shot back. “You have real blinders on about this.”
Miller once again tried to say that the story was irrelevant because the election has been over for more than a month — but Cuomo wasn’t letting him off the hook.
“Vladimir Putin directs the action of Russian intelligence,” he said. “We just had U.S. intelligence say, ‘Russia negatively tried to influence our election.’ And you say, ‘We won, we won, we won!’ Why are you defending Russia’s actions?”
Check out the whole segment below.
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