Saturday, December 10, 2016

Russia withheld hacked RNC emails to help Trump’s campaign: report

A report affirming the intelligence community’s consensus that Russia hacked the U.S. election in an attempt to sway the results in favor of Donald Trump was bolstered Friday by a conclusion that Russians hacked the Republican National Committee—then sat on the information.

The New York Times Friday, citing american intelligence agencies, revealed that in addition to attacks on Democratic organizations, the Russians also accessed sensitive RNC information but declined to release the documents to the public.

Via Reddit: https://www.rawstory.com/2016/12/russia-withheld-hacked-rnc-emails-to-help-trumps-campaign-report/ 

Top voted Reddit comment: All I'm hearing is "The NSA is completely fucking incompetent so what's the point point of them? What is their function?"


15 comments:

Trooper York said...

So now we are a fake news site Lem?

Lem said...

Harry Reid is on the case.

Chip Ahoy said...

Irrelevant. Deflection from the content of emails. The content that spells out how deeply corrupted Democrat politicians and party operatives are. They have a lot to account for and they cannot do it. We mock the filthy scum and dismiss them.

bagoh20 said...

The facts tell us nothing more than this is an opinion of a leaker. He can't possibly know if it actually happened and definitely not who did it or why.

bagoh20 said...

Leaked emails would be no problem if they showed Democrats being ethical, and actually believing their own rhetoric, but for some reason they don't.

I really believe that if RNC emails were leaked, that although there would be some damaging stuff, they would show pretty much the same values that they espouse publicly. That belief is based on the fact that most people left and right believe in and live their own private lives center-right, even when they pretend to be far left, so the right is just less hypocritical. That is except on the issue of big government, where Left and many on the Right still believe after decades of unbroken failure that we just need the right people running the top-down, out-of-touch socialist protector and provider.

edutcher said...

They still want a war with the Russkies.

You'd think Barry could tell them; he led the first Panzers into Moscow; right before he and his uncle liberated Auschwitz.

edutcher said...

PS Looks like Tillerson gets State, after all.

Nice pic of him and Vlad at the link.

ndspinelli said...

A wise history prof taught us that to understand history, to understand life, one must appreciate irony. Liberals are now sympatico w/ Tail Gunner Joe McCarthy in blaming Russia for everything. There is hardly ever evidence beyond a reasonable doubt where large hacks are done, and it's often several, sometimes competing actors doing the hacking. These fake news stories are obviously political leaks. The left is assaulting speech, press and religion outlined in the 1st Amendment.

ndspinelli said...

An the irony that the bra salesman blasts our host, a host that has given him a platform, w/ the bra salesman being a classic propagandist, is indeed ironic. Lem is just putting this story out there. He isn't saying it's true.

Lem said...

When you rob banks you don't say oh no I won't rob Citibank. Hackers hack whatever is available.

Trooper York said...

Some people are really humor impaired.

Well some peepers anyway.

ndspinelli said...

Lem, That's true. But hacking is not your typical crime. Hackers will piggyback on other hackers exploits. They will steal techniques used by other hackers and take steps to make them look like the person that had their craft work stolen did the instant offense. It is classic, Spy v spy stuff. These fake news stories are scoffed @ by hackers, even liberal hackers, knowing they are laughably stupid. Almost retard stupid.

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

Wait, I thought it was Comey who won the election for Trump. Comey is a Russian?

Guildofcannonballs said...

"Retard stupid" is stupid.

edutcher said...

Comey did his part, but the Hildabeast won it for him.