Hannity guest theorizes that Russians were "hired, owned and paid by the DNC to hack themselves"
Jonathan Gilliam: "You think that Russian state-sponsored operatives left footprints, and showed the world that they were hacking the DNC? There's no way"
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From the July 19 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Sean Hannity Show:
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JONATHAN GILLIAM: What has Russia done that effected our election? They've done nothing, they did nothing that was effective.
DANIELLE MCLAUGHLIN: Well, what about hacking -- okay, I'll give you an example. Guccifer 2.0 was GRU officers, they hacked into the DNC, they hacked into John Podesta, and you and I --
GILLIAM: And you think -- and you think --
MCLAUGHLIN: -- and frankly, Sean, you know how damaging those emails were with Wikileaks leaking ahead of the election.
GILLIAM: And you think that Russia -- you think that Russian state-sponsored operatives left footprints, and showed the world that they were hacking the DNC? There's no way.
MCLAUGHLIN: Well, Mueller's team believes that, because they have an indictment against Russian --
GILLIAM: Russian agents --
MCLAUGHLIN: Russian agents, who were "Guccifer 2.0," who Roger Stone was talking to, by the way.
GILLIAM: Here's the key -- here's the key to what Putin said that everybody missed: he said that Russian state-sponsored operatives did not do that, and he's right.
It was Russians, and I would theorize that it was Russians that were hired, owned and paid by the DNC to hack themselves.