Spicer: DNC Did Not Protect Their Systems From Russian Hacking

Thursday on CNN’s “Wolf,” incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the media should question why the Democratic National Committee did not do their “due diligence” to “protect their own systems” from Russian hacking. Partial transcript as follows: TAPPER: Nobody’s talking about — nobody’s talking about the election systems being hacked. They’re talking about the DNC being hacked and John Podesta being hacked and all sorts of information about these private conversations being made public. SPICER: At what point is it incumbent upon you guys in the media to ask the DNC what measures do they take to protect this? Because it seems to me there’s a lot of talk about the DNC not doing what they should have done to protect their own network servers. I’m not saying in any way shape or form, to be clear, any attempt to hack or to do anything nefarious is wrong and illegal. At some point, the question hasn’t even been asked of the DNC, did you take basic measures to protect the data that was on there? No one wrote those e-mails. No one put a private server on there. No one seems to have done the due diligence at