While Donald Trump might have defeated Hillary Clinton to become the next President of the United States, controversy and doubt continue to hover over his election win. After the CIA uncovered that Russia likely hacked the election to favor a Trump victory, backlash quickly followed.

Whoopi speaks out

It was late Friday night when The Washington Post released the bombshell report detailing a secret investigation that was done by the CIA. As suspected by many, Russia influenced the United States presidential election, and did so by targeting the Hillary Clinton campaign.

While Russia appears to have hacked the Republican National Committee as well, they never used the information to damage the credibility of the Trump campaign. In the aftermath of the news, even some Republicans, like Sen. John McCain and Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell, have called for a further investigation on the matter. These issues were discussed during the December 13 edition of "The View" on ABC.

"The View" co-host Whoopi Goldberg began the segment by revealing that Mitch McConnell was calling for an official congressional investigation into the Russian hacking, a break from the denial coming from Donald Trump and his transition team.

Co-host Joy Behar was quick to chime in, stating, "Didn't he know this before the election?" In response, Goldberg explained why she believes Republicans have had enough.

"This is his line in the sand," Whoopi Goldberg explained, noting, "You can't turn us over to Russia.

"If there's an issue, and Trump has said there's something wrong, it's crooked," Goldberg continued. Not stopping there, the award-winning actress went further in her explanation. "Now we're seeing that there might have been some crooked stuff, so everybody should be very happy to find out that America is going to remain their own country and not be a puppet government for Russia."

"The View" attacks

Whoopi Goldberg later addressed whether or not Hillary Clinton would have won the election without the alleged interference from Russia, to which she said "we'll never know" but that there was "a lot of rigging going on." Adding on to the criticism of Trump was Behar, who used the word "sadism" to describe the former host of "The Apprentice." Despite the backlash, Trump is still scheduled to be sworn in as the new president in less than five weeks on Inauguration Day.

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