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John Bolton: Russia Hacks Could Be ‘False Flag Operation’ By Obama Admin. [VIDEO]

John Bolton told Fox News’ Eric Shawn Sunday night that the alleged Russian hacks of the DNC and RNC could be some sort of “false flag operation.”

John Bolton speaks at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Summit on April 17, 2015 (Getty Images)

John Bolton speaks at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Summit on April 17, 2015 (Getty Images)

Bolton, believed to be named Trump’s deputy secretary of state, joined former Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway and RNC spokesman Sean Spicer in casting doubt on whether the Russian government actively interfered in the 2016 election on behalf of the President-elect. (VIDEO: RNC Spokesman Slams WaPo, NYT Reports)

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“It is not at all clear to me, just viewing this from the outside, that this hacking into the DNC and the RNC was not a false flag operation,” the former United Nations ambassador stated. “I believe that the intelligence community has been politicized in the Obama administration to a very significant degree.”

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Bolton did not elaborate on what exactly a false flag operation entails but rhetorically asked, “if you think the Russians did this, then why did they leave fingerprints?”  (VIDEO: Kellyanne Conway Sets The Record Straight On Russia)

“We would want to know who else might want to influence the election and why they would leave fingerprints that point to the Russians,” he continued. “That’s why I say until we know more about how the intelligence community came to this conclusion we don’t know whether it is Russian inspired or a false flag.”

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