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Republican congressman says Russians did the media's job by exposing accurate information

Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks speaks to supporters at the Republican election night festivities Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Arizona Republican congressman Trent Franks recently appeared on MSNBC to talk about the allegations that Russians hacked into the DNC, and released information that effected the election. While many argue over whether there is substantial evidence of this, Franks is looking upon the Russians with favor, saying that in a way they did a job the media wasn't.

“I’m all for doing what’s necessary to protect the election here, but there’s no suggestion that Russia hacked into our voting systems or anything like that. If anything, whatever they may have done, was to try to use information in a way that may have affected something that they believe was in their best interest.

“But the bottom line, if they succeeded – if Russia succeeded – in giving the American people information that was accurate, then they merely did what the media should have done.”

Franks words have created more than a bit of controversy.

Obama has recently taken to punishing the Russians for these alleged hacks by imposing sanctions, and ejecting intelligence agents from the country. President-elect Trump, however, still believes that the Russians had no part in the election whatsoever.

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