White House spokesman: Dems, media have created more 'chaos' than the Russians

A White House spokesman accused Democrats and the mainstream news media of creating more recent "chaos" in America than the Russian government. 

In an interview with "Fox & Friends" on Saturday, Hogan Gidley blamed the two groups for causing "chaos" by spreading stories related to Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerLewandowski says Mueller report was 'very clear' in proving 'there was no obstruction,' despite having 'never' read it Fox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network Mueller report fades from political conversation MORE's special counsel investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

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"There are two groups that have created chaos more than the Russians and that’s the Democrats and the mainstream media,” Gidley said.

"[They] continued to push this lie on the American people for more than a year, and frankly Americans should be outraged by that," he added.

Gidley's comments are part of a recent push from the White House to claim that an indictment filed Friday from Mueller's team of prosecutors targeting 13 Russian nationals and three organizations for alleged election interference vindicates the president. 

President TrumpDonald John TrumpMarine unit in Florida reportedly pushing to hold annual ball at Trump property Giuliani clashes with CNN's Cuomo, calls him a 'sellout' and the 'enemy' Giuliani says 'of course' he asked Ukraine to look into Biden seconds after denying it MORE tweeted Friday that the indictment handed down by the special counsel's office proved that "no collusion" occurred between his campaign and Russia.

“Russia started their anti-US campaign in 2014, long before I announced that I would run for president,” Trump tweeted. “The results of the election were not impacted. The Trump campaign did nothing wrong — no collusion!”

“All of these efforts were about sowing confusion in the electoral process and undermining the next president, not about supporting one candidate over the other,” added White House spokesman Raj Shah in an appearance on Fox News.

Despite this, Mueller's indictment states that Russians pursued the goal of elevating Trump's campaign while attacking his opponent, Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGiuliani says 'of course' he asked Ukraine to look into Biden seconds after denying it Sanders hits 1 million donors Democrats will not beat Trump without moderate policy ideas MORE.

“Defendants' operations included supporting the presidential campaign of then-candidate Donald J. Trump ('Trump campaign') and disparaging Hillary Clinton," the indictment reads. "Defendants made various expenditures to carry out those activities, including buying political advertisements on social media in the names of U.S. persons and entities."