CNN's chief political analyst: It is “stunning” that Sean Spicer still can't answer whether or not Trump believes Russia meddled in the 2016 election

Gloria Borger: “It seems to me that if there's one thing you can be unequivocal about, at this point, is that Russia meddled in our election”

From the June 20 edition of CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin:

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BROOKE BALDWIN (HOST): One of the final questions coming from a reporter in the back was on Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Gloria, I heard you were shaking your head. You know, it just strikes me that [White House press secretary] Sean Spicer, Karen, still cannot answer the question as to whether he thinks Russia meddled.

KAREN DEMIRJIAN: And he and others in the White House are basically becoming the only people left in Washington, D.C., at least, that can’t seem to answer that question one way or the other.


GLORIA BORGER: It seems to me that if there's one thing you can be unequivocal about at this point is that Russia meddled in our election. How successful they were and everything else, we can all find out about that. But the notion that Sean said, I have not sat down and talked with him, meaning the president, about Russian interference, is kind of surprising, stunning to me. Because this was Topic A from day one, and it doesn't mean you didn't talk to him yesterday about it or the day before. But it's surprising to me that Sean wouldn't have been in a meeting with the president and advisers or with the president where they talked about the seriousness of this Russian meddling that is inspiring all kinds of congressional investigations. Set aside the Donald Trump part of this, personally, and his associates and all the rest of that controversy, but this notion, which threatens the very heart of American democracy that the president's press secretary has not sat down and discussed this with the president, I find troubling.


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