The Hill reports:
Journalists lashed out at a White House spokesman on Saturday after the aide to President Trump claimed that news media and Democrats have caused more “chaos” than Russia.
White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley made the comments during an interview on Fox News while responding to special counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment of Russian nationals for meddling in the 2016 election.
“There are two groups that have created chaos more than the Russians and that’s the Democrats and the mainstream media,” Gidley asserted on Fox News. “[They] continued to push this lie on the American people for more than a year, and frankly Americans should be outraged by that.”
— Fox News (@FoxNews) February 17, 2018
Repulsive and false. https://t.co/7hHPbkOeAG
— Ben White (@morningmoneyben) February 17, 2018
A reminder the DAG said yesterday Russia was engaged in “information warfare” against the US (and NSA echoed today). This is either an embarrassing misstatement by a White House official or a stunningly unsupported charge against fellow citizens. https://t.co/Ncgpj97aAt
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) February 17, 2018
Gonna go on a limb and say the Russians hacking the DNC, John Podesta, other Democratic organizations, and Colin Powell + funding pro-Trump Twitter trolls caused more chaos. https://t.co/aLO4jYWxLZ
— andrew kaczynski🤔 (@KFILE) February 17, 2018