Interim DNC Chair Donna Brazile disputes President Obama's statement on Friday that hacks of the DNC stopped after he told Vladimir Putin to "knock it off" at a G-20 meeting in China.
"No, they did not stop. They -- they came after us absolutely every day until the end of the election," Brazile said.
RADDATZ: You’re sending a letter to Congress.
BRAZILE: Yes. The Democratic Party would like to see an open independent bipartisan investigation.
RADDATZ: President Obama also said Friday that the cyber attacks stopped after he warned Putin at an international conference in September. You’ve been briefed on the party’s computer system. Is that right? They stopped?
BRAZILE: No, they did not stop. They -- they came after us absolutely every day until the end of the election. They tried to hack into our system repeatedly. We put up the very best cyber security -- what I call infrastructure to stop them, but they constantly --
RADDATZ: So why do you think the president would say that?
BRAZILE: Look, I think the president is right to call for a full investigation. Every federal agency involved should be -- should put everything on the table, and the Democratic Party will put everything on the table. They came after us daily. Hourly. And there were times when we thought they would penetrate us and we would have another breach, but we had a great --
RADDATZ: Do you think the president didn’t know they were continuing? You said they were continuing.
BRAZILE: No, when I saw the president, I was a little disappointed that, you know, we were under constant attack. We never felt comfortable. We didn’t know what was coming next. And, you know, this is not just about computers; this is harassment of individuals, it’s harassment of our candidates, harassment of our donors. We had stolen information, personal information. People were personally harassed.
RADDATZ: So are you disappointed in the president’s response?
BRAZILE: I am disappointed that we went through this process. The country went through this process --
RADDATZ: But are you disappointed in his response?
BRAZILE: You know, Martha, I don’t personally -- this was -- we were attacked by a foreign adversary, and I think it’s the responsibility of the government to help individual citizens as well as institutions, non-profits, corporations, to protect us. To help protect us.