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Sen. Kennedy On Crowdstrike: "I Don't Know, Nor Do You," Who Hacked The DNC Server


Louisiana Senator John Kennedy, a Republican member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, pushed back on Chris Wallace's assumption that the intelligence community is correct about their conclusion that President Trump is wrong about the "Crowdstrike" company's role in the hacking of the DNC's server in 2016 on 'Fox News Sunday.'

WALLACE: Senator Kennedy, who do you believe was responsible for hacking the DNC and Clinton campaign computers, their emails? Was it Russia or Ukraine?

KENNEDY: I don't know, nor do you, nor do any others. Ms. Hill is entitled to her --


WALLACE: Well, let me interrupt to say -- the entire intelligence community says it was Russia.

KENNEDY: Right, but it could also be Ukraine. I'm not saying that I know one way or the other. I'm saying that Ms. Hill is entitled to her opinion but no rebuttal evidence was allowed to be offered.

We know, at least the Republicans in the House, wanted to call a witness, a DNC political operative who lobbied the Ukrainian embassy to be involved, get involved in 2016 election. We don't know if Ukraine did that, we don't know what extent because they won't let the president offer his evidence.

And that's why I'll say, once again, the absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence if you're not allowed to call your own witnesses.

WALLACE: Senator Kennedy, it's always interesting to talk to you and even more interesting to listen to you. Thank you. Thanks for joining us today, and have a good Thanksgiving holiday, sir.

KENNEDY: You, too, Chris.

WALLACE: Up next, Democrats push their investigation despite the White House blocking key witnesses. Could that backfire, leaving big gaps in their case against President Trump?

Democratic Congressman Eric Swalwell, a top member of both House Intel and Judiciary, joins us next.

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