Podesta Calls Trump a ‘Whack Job’ in Twitter Feud Over DNC Server

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• July 7, 2017 12:55 pm


John Podesta, the chairman of Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign, pulled off at a pit stop in West Virginia to call President Donald Trump a "whack job" over Twitter on Friday.

Early Friday morning, Trump tweeted that everyone at the G-20 summit in Germany he is currently attending was "talking about why John Podesta refused to give the DNC server to the FBI and the CIA."

Trump was referring to the Democratic National Committee's hacked computer server, which was not handed over to federal authorities offering cyber-security assistance, nor to those responsible for the ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. The server was breached during the campaign, possibly by Russia. The intelligence community has said Moscow was behind the hacks into Democratic organizations.

"Disgraceful!" Trump said of the DNC's refusal to hand over the server, blaming Podesta for the decision although he was not head of the organization.

Several hours later, Podesta fired back.

"On a x-country road trip with my wife;" he wrote. "Pulled in for a pit stop in E. Fairmont W. Va. to see that our whack job POTUS @realDonaldTrump is tweeting about me at the G20."

"Get a grip man, the Russians committed a crime when they stole my emails to help get you elected President," Podesta added. His emails were hacked and published by WikiLeaks during the 2016 campaign.

Podesta denied having anything to do with the DNC and, by extension, the server.

"Dude, get your head in the game. You're representing the US at the G20," he concluded.

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