Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) told CNN’s John Berman that the media’s constant focus on the Russian hacking of the election was not allowing for an investigation into internet rumors that the hacking was actually an “inside job” by the DNC, reports RawStory.
“My fear is our constant focusing on the Russians is deflecting away for some other things that we need to be investigating in,” Farenthold said. “There’s still some question as to whether the intrusion of the DNC server was an inside job or whether or it was the Russians.”
“I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry,” Berman interrupted. “The ‘inside job?’ What are you referring to here because I hope it’s not this information that Fox News just refused to be reporting.”
Farenthold explained that the DNC contracted their own cybersecurity firm to dive through their data breach and it could have been faked, according to his conspiracy theory.
“Congressman, do you think it’s responsible to bring up things, in your words, that ‘are swirling on the internet’ and give it justification as if there’s a there-there when we know nothing on that yet?” Berman asked.
“I think the same is true with what the media is doing with Trump,” he explained. “We’re basing allegations on anonymous sources.”
“Do you mean quoting the CIA director who said, ‘I saw evidence worthy of the investigation by the bureau to determine whether there was collusion taking place?’” Berman asked.
Farenthold said he was referring to the leaked Comey memo that was “entirely based on anonymous sources.”
“Well, okay. again, if the propaganda is coming from the former CIA director, if that’s your opinion, you’re entitled to it,” Berman said. “If the FBI director James Comey says he wrote the memos if he says it out loud from his mouth would that be propaganda?”
Watch the interview below: