CNN Anchor Calls Russian Meddling ‘A Terror Strike’

CNN 7/14/2018

Mike Brest Reporter
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CNN host Michael Smerconish went on a rant Saturday morning calling the Russian election meddling “a terror strike.”


Smerconish was responding to a tweet from a viewer asking if he would hold former President Obama accountable, since the Russian meddling took place under the Obama administration.

“Here’s what I’m looking for, instead of this going on between liberals and conservatives, Republican and Democrats, what happened to when we were united against a common enemy?” Smerconish asked rhetorically. “This was terrorism. We were the victims of a terror strike and will the commander-in-chief on Monday hold accountable the presumed perpetrator of that terror strike?”

“Stop all the liberal, conservative red state, blue state stuff. Our partisan differences used to end at the water’s edge,” he continued.

A tweet from @SwingDriver210 asked, “Will you hold Obama accountable? You say you are fair. We will see. I mean all this meddling happened under Obama and no one cares.”

A federal grand jury indicted 12 Russians for hacking Democrats’ emails and releasing them online prior to the 2016 presidential election. When Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced the indictment, he also acknowledged that no Americans were implicated by this charge. (RELATED: Mueller Indicts 12 Russians Involved In Democratic Email Hacking)