To Russia With Love: Trump-Supporting Congressman Praises Putin Hack of US

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By Louise Mensch | 9:01 am, October 17, 2016


Julian Assange of Wikileaks has been confirmed publicly by US intelligence to be working with and for Vladimir Putin.

The Department of Homeland Security and the Office of National Intelligence put out a recent, unprecedented joint statement confirming that Russia was behind the Wikileaks hacks.

Yet Trump supporter Rep. Jeff Duncan of South Carolina posted a tweet on Monday morning praising Wikileaks for publishing a Russian hack of America:

As furious tweeters pointed him at the statements of US intelligence about Julian Assange’s collaboration with Russia, Duncan frantically tried to walk it back:

The Congressman also whined that people were getting on him for a tweet.

But local media and supporters were not buying it: