Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Is Trump calling for a cyber attack on his own country?

NYT: Donald J. Trump directly addressed Russia in a news conference in Florida on Wednesday, openly calling on it to find the roughly 30,000 emails that Hillary Clinton deleted from her private email server.
“Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,” Mr. Trump said, staring directly into the cameras. “I think you will probably be mightily rewarded by our press.”
Later in the news conference, when asked if he was really urging a foreign nation to hack into the email server of Mrs. Clinton, or at least meddle in the nation’s elections, he dismissed the question. “That’s up to the president,” Mr. Trump said, before finally telling the female questioner to “be quiet — let the president talk to them.”
Mr. Trump has largely dismissed assertions that Russia was behind the Democratic committee breach as conspiracy theories — a view he reiterated again when he said the hack “is probably not Russia.”
If you are a Trump supporter, how do you explain this move?

27 comments:

Leland said...

Do non Trump supporters get a say? Or perhaps since Trump is the nominee, and while I wont support him with funds; I will vote for him, so speak:

I think it is funny and the best way to show the stupidity of the press. To obtain the missing emails; Russia would have had to hack Clinton's server years ago. Trump isn't asking for a cyber attack; he's asking Russia to prove that Hillary failed to keep America safe and the Obama Administration doesn't care. If Russia produces the emails; Hillary will be in far more trouble than Trump. If Russia fails to produce the emails, so much for the theory Trump has some special influence with them.

edutcher said...

He takes a negative and makes it a positive.

The Lefties lie through their teeth saying he's colluding with Poot.

The Donald laughs, "Make my day", and says, "Hey, Vlad, let's pack this old witch and her rapist 'husband' away for good. Find 'em and make 'em public".

Use your opponent's attack against him.

As I've been saying, those 5 years in military school, he was always paying attention in Tactics class.

Lem said...

Trump isn't asking for a cyber attack; he's asking Russia to prove that Hillary failed to keep America safe and the Obama Administration doesn't care. If Russia produces the emails; Hillary will be in far more trouble than Trump. If Russia fails to produce the emails, so much for the theory Trump has some special influence with them.

Makes sense.

AllenS said...

Trump is fucking with the nevertrumpers.

ricpic said...

He's inside their heads!

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

Trump is implying the cyber attack already happened. Who allowed it to happen? Hillary.

So which is better, that coming out now or Putin holding that information over Hillary's head (if she won)?

Lem said...

Now that I had a little time to digest it I'm thinking is kind of brilliant.

It was the democrats that brought up the Russians accusing them of hacking the DNC emails. So what does Trump do?

He calls on the Russians to produce the emails Hillary deleted.

Ouch.

Lem said...

The DNC says the Russians are thieves. So Trump says, Hey Russia, The democrats are saying you steal emails, I'm not saying that, they are saying that.

BTW. If you do happen to check your archives, one of these days if you are doing inventory, when you might be a little light on chartable time, we are very interested in the emails Hillary deleted.

Thanks.

Chip Ahoy said...

Top trolling.

ampersand said...

How times have changed
Sarah Palin's emails

June 2011
Update: The New York Times has posted a similar request on its "The Caucus" blog.

"We’re asking readers to help us identify interesting and newsworthy e-mails, people and events that we may want to highlight. Interested users can fill out a simple form to describe the nature of the e-mail, and provide a name and e-mail address so we’ll know who should get the credit," Derek Willis wrote.

Trooper York said...

As a master troll I salute the greatest troll of all time. Trump just trolled the main stream media, Hillary, the DNC and every other fucking idiot who doesn't get the joke.

Amartel said...

That was a hella good troll. The media trolls are having a hard time keeping up. Obviously a joke but they're all serious george on tv about breaches of protocol and privacy. They celebrated the release of the Pentagon Papers, which most definitely contained national secrets, but decry the release of the Clinton Papers, which most definitely contain Stuff Hillary Doesn't Want You to Know. Double standards or they wouldn't have any blah blah blah.

Trooper York said...

I loved how he trolled the reporters and mocked them to their faces.

He bitch slapped the ABC bimbo twice. First he said she was trying to protect Hillary. Then he said he couldn't recognize her because she said something nice so it had to be someone else in disguise. His genial contempt for the press is exactly how I would have played it.

Plus he stepped on the coverage of Day 2 of the Democrat convention. Instead of talking about Billy Bobs speech they are talking about him trolling them about Russia releasing Hillary's emails. Masterful.

bagoh20 said...

How freaking silly are people. Yea, the Russians would only hack those email because Trump said to. They weren't even thinking of it, and now with Trump's permission, they thought, hey that's a great idea, and maybe we can get a check from the National Enquirer.

I don't know how anyone can vote for a Democrat. They basically insult you with everything they say. I guess to their base it sounds like praise.

bagoh20 said...

To Democrats Blacks are too stupid to learn on their own, get into college, or follow the instructions of cops, Hispanics are too dumb to get ID before they vote, women don't know how to ask for a raise or say "no thank you", gays can't find a bakery or florist that's not run by pious Christians, all of them can't bear to hear things they don't agree with, and Russians don't know how to compete in international intelligence.

Democrats are some insulting dicks if you ask me.

Trooper York said...

Trump also masterful trolled the Black Lives Matters criminals. He admitted that after 100,000 perfectly lawful actions there might be an incident where the cops are totally in the wrong. But that we have to support the people who are keeping us from the savages. The ones who burned and looted Baltimore. The city where all the bogus political indictments were thrown out of court today. As he said the DA should be indicted for these political prosecutions.

It is to laugh.

AllenS said...

Hillary said those 30,000 emails were just personal stuff. If so, why worry about Trump asking for Russia to release them.

Or, maybe those emails had super secret info.

Methadras said...

All Trump is really doing is showing that Russia is doing what the US media won't do because we already know who they are working for.

AJ Lynch said...

Bago - I wish Trump or Pence would repeat what you wrote in their next press conference.

Julie Pascal said...

I thought it was really funny when I heard it, and doubly funny that the NYTimes seemed to be reporting it as straight news.

I'd also like to ask if Russia could locate several IRS hard-drives...

Leland said...
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Leland said...

As obvious as it was to me what Trump did; I simply would not have expected it before he did it. I've become so accustomed to Republican candidates rolling over in the hopes someone will scratch their belly; I've forgotten what it was like when Reagan would tease the left.

Rhythm and Balls said...

Well, the emails would have been stored on Hillary!'s own private email server or the DNC's private email cache - so not a national security issue at all from my standpoint. The DNC is a private organization and Hillary! took deliberate pains to "privatize" her national security access. Neither party's apparatuses have any expectation of national security protection whatsoever. Trump got this one right.

The DNC is a mess. I laughed at this one all day long today. He fully has my permission to keep knocking at that piƱata until it falls and the people finally get to pick up all those pieces of candy they're so rightly owed and the politicians running it are battered to bits.

Fuck the DNC.

AprilApple said...

It was a JOKE at the coruptocrats expense.


Geeezz -

AprilApple said...

democrats are so fucking touchy, delicate and stupid. Their entire existence is based on a lie - so it all makes sense.

rhhardin said...

It's not illegal for Russia to hack a US computer. They're in Russia.

Julie Pascal said...

"It's not illegal for Russia to hack a US computer. They're in Russia."

This is true. Unless we've got a Non-Computer Hacking agreement or treaty with Russia, in which case it's still not *illegal* exactly. Applicable adjectives might be:

Rude.
Unseemly.
Sloppy.
Pointed.
Opportunistic.
Sneaky.
Vulgar.
Provoking.
Insulting.
Diplomatic.
War-by-other-means.

etc.