‘It’s not over’: New York Times’ Chuck Todd on the DNC hacks
Chuck Todd says the DNC’s hacks have put “the brakes on the momentum of change” that has been building in the Democratic Party for years.
“They’ve given the president and Democrats some time to make sure that they’re in charge of the country, and the American people are in charge, and that they understand that this is a historic moment and that it’s not going to go away,” he told MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Tuesday.
The DNC was the first entity to be hacked.
It was the result of a Russian intelligence agency that the FBI is investigating for potential ties to the Kremlin.
“The stakes have never been higher,” he said.
“I think the stakes are very, very high.
The stakes are absolutely high.”
The White House has made clear that President Trump does not trust Russia.
On Tuesday, the president said he has asked the intelligence community to provide him with information about any Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
“If Russia or any other foreign power attempted to intervene in the election to help elect Donald Trump, we will find them and punish them accordingly,” the president tweeted.
“My policy is to defend our country and our democracy, and if the U.S. was ever targeted by a foreign power, we would have been treated far more severely.
The hacking of the DNC is another example of why the public has such a deep-seated distrust of our political leaders.
“Russia has proven time and again that they have the means to conduct massive hacking, and they have demonstrated they have no qualms about doing so. “
And, as a result, we need to strengthen our defenses, and I am asking the intelligence and law enforcement communities to work together to do just that,” the tweet added.
“Russia has proven time and again that they have the means to conduct massive hacking, and they have demonstrated they have no qualms about doing so.
That’s why it’s critical that the U., the intelligence agencies, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and all of the other agencies involved in this investigation work together.”
“It’s a huge opportunity for the president to get back in the game, but it’s also a big responsibility for our country, for the rest of the world, and for the country at large,” Todd added.