FBI/INTELLIGENCE/TRUMP PEOPLE: " 'I think he accepts the findings [of Russia hacking the DNC], Chris [Wallace],' [Reince] Priebus said of Trump. 'But here's the thing that everyone needs to understand. When this whole thing started, it started from the Russians 50 years ago. In other words, this is something that's been going on in our elections for many, many years. The Russians, the Chinese, the Iranians — it happens, every election period.'
He added: 'It started way back in 2015 before either nominee of either party was chosen. And it started, and this is declassified, as a spear-phishing expedition. It just so happens that the DNC had nearly no defenses on their system. And when they were warned multiple times by the FBI, they didn't respond.' "
– “Trump’s chief of staff acknowledges that Russia was behind DNC hacks,” Business Insider, Jan. 8, 2017, Maxwell Tani, 1/8/2017