Sean Spicer finally opened about what then candidate Trump meant when he had asked the Russian hackers to dig into Hillary Clinton’s emails.
It was back in July, Trump had said in a press conference that, “If they hacked, they probably have her 33,000 emails. I hope they do. They probably have her 33,000 emails that she lost and deleted … Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you can find the 33,000 emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.”
Spicer stated, that President was joking at the time. We all know that.” He added, “It’s pretty clear they knew all along there was no collusion and that’s pretty helpful to the president.”
“What evidence does [Trump] have to prove that Obama was colluding or obstructing?” a reporter asked.
“they’ve been playing this card on Trump and Russia… If they didn’t take any action, does that make them complicit?” Spicer questioned, while pointing towards the fact that the Obama administration was aware of Russia’s hand in the elections.
“I think there’s a lot of questions about who did what, where, and when,” he added.
The reporter asked, “Is there an element of hypocrisy here, Sean, because this was President Trump on the campaign trail: ‘Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded.’ … How can you accuse President Obama of obstructing when [Trump] was egging Russia on?”
To this Spicer said Trump was “joking, and that “I think the idea was that you had Hillary Clinton with a secret server, that was very clear about what she had done to evade it, and I think that’s probably a bigger concern right now in terms of what they were doing, and the lack of security that they had, ” Spicer said.