Saddam Hussein

Bolton Suggests Russian Hacking Could be ‘False Flag’
Deputy secretary of State possibility blames Obama administration for politicizing the issue

Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton said Russian hacking is too sophisticated to leave fingerprints. (Darren McCollester/Getty Images file photo)

John Bolton, who is rumored to be President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for deputy secretary of state, made waves Sunday when he questioned the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusion that Russian hacking had influenced the presidential election.

“It is not at all clear to me, just viewing this from the outside, that this hacking into the DNC and the RNC computers was not a false flag operation,” Bolton said in an interview on Fox News. 

Trump Gives a Shout Out to Saddam Hussein
Admires late Iraqi dictator's tough approach to terrorism

Trump (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

RALEIGH, N.C. — Speaking at a rally Tuesday night, Donald Trump offered a note of praise for the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.  

"Saddam Hussein was a bad guy. He was a bad guy, a really bad guy. But you know what he did well? He killed terrorists," the presumptive Republican presidential nominee said. "They didn't read them the rights. They didn't talk. They were a terrorist? It was over."