Friday, December 16, 2016
Russia and Trump Hack the U.S. Elections
Of all the horrible things that happened this year in politics, the fact that our election was hacked by Russia, and in response the GOP president elect is staffing his administration with pro-Russia sympathizers, is just totally bananas.
We just let a second rate power steal our presidential election (not to mention all of the House races that were tipped by the DCCC hack and leak) and we're not going to at minimum increase sanctions!?!
And now, Donald Trump is bragging about the hack, claiming that the Russians did the US a favor.
Do the corporate robber barons, conservatives and Tea Party minions so love tax cuts that we overlook being captured by a hostile foreign power?
Here is the story on the hack.
See prior posts on this.
Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta wrote a scathing op-ed in the Washington Post Thursday calling for the FBI and its director James Comey to be held responsible for what he characterized as a mishandling of evidence that Russian-backed hackers sought to influence the election.
“The more we learn about the Russian plot to sabotage Hillary Clinton’s campaign and elect Donald Trump, and the failure of the FBI to adequately respond, the more shocking it gets,” Podesta began, before quoting Michael Morell, the former acting director of the CIA who called the hacks "the political equivalent of 9/11.”
Podesta, whose emails were stolen during the campaign and posted online by Wikileaks and other websites, referenced a New York Times investigation published this week that found that FBI agents didn’t notify the Democratic National Committee in person that their emails had been hacked until months after the fact.
Read more on the hacking scandal.