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Russian Hacking Story A Twofer For Obama And The Left

When evaluating the importance and veracity of a Washington story or scandal one of the best rules to apply is the old Latin phrase cui bono or “who benefits?” 

And evaluated from this perspective the greatest beneficiaries of the fake news storyline that the Russians “hacked the election” are not the Russians; they are the Obama Democrats. 

Russian hackingFirst, and most obviously, they benefit from undermining the legitimacy of President-elect Donald Trump’s election victory and long announced plans to try to improve relations with Russia. 

Plans we might add that were similarly announced by former President George W. Bush, and we should point out by President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton when they screwed-up and couldn’t even get “reset” right in idiomatic Russian. 

Part of this attempt at undermining Trump also involves undermining the President-elect’s relationship with the intelligence agencies and cementing the power of the political flunkies Obama has placed in the top echelons of the agencies. 

As our friend, Fred Fleitz, a former CIA and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence staffer pointed out in a recent column for Fox News:

Friday night, during her last show on Fox News, Megyn Kelly asked former House Intelligence Committee Chairman Pete Hoekstra whether he accepted the conclusion by 17 intelligence agencies in a recently released declassified report that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election and that this interference came at the direction of Russian President Vladimir Putin. 

Hoekstra gave an answer Kelly did not anticipate.  He noted that the declassified report represents the views of only three intelligence agencies, not seventeen. Hoekstra also questioned why the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) did not co-author or clear the report and why it lacked dissenting views. 

The declassified report issued on January 6 is an abridged version of a longer report ordered by President Obama that concluded Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a campaign to undermine the 2016 president election, hurt Hillary’s candidacy and promote Donald Trump through cyber warfare, social media and the state-owned Russia cable channel RT. Although the report’s authors said they have high confidence in most of these conclusions, they were unable to include any evidence for classification reasons. 

As someone who worked in the intelligence field for 25 years, I share Congressman Hoekstra’s concerns about Friday’s declassified Russia report and a similar Joint DHS and ODNI Election Security Statement released by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and DHS on October 7, 2016. 

I also suspect the entire purpose of this report and its timing was to provide President Obama with a supposedly objective intelligence report on Russian interference in the 2016 election that the president could release before he left office to undermine the legitimacy of Trump’s election. 

I am concerned both intelligence assessments were rigged for political purposes. 

Now that Hillary Clinton has been defeated and the Electoral College has officially declared Donald Trump the winner and he’s set to be Inaugurated, in Clinton’s own formulation, “What difference at this point does it make?”

That’s where the twofer comes in. 

Please note that the original “the Russians hacked the election” storyline started with the Department of Homeland Security and Office of the Director of National Intelligence, probably the two most Far-Left politicized and compromised national security agencies.  

And it is the Department of Homeland Security that has now institutionally benefited by accomplishing a long held Far-Left goal – the federalization of elections. 

As the “the Russians hacked the election” storyline reached a crescendo the Department of Homeland Security quietly announced last Friday that it was declaring the 50-state constitutional election system “critical infrastructure” and in effect taking it over. 

“Given the vital role elections play in this country, it is clear that certain systems and assets of election infrastructure meet the definition of critical infrastructure, in fact and in law,” Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson said in a statement. 

According to reporting by The Hill, the Intelligence Community (fake news alert: only three intelligence agencies, not seventeen, signed the report) said Friday that no voting machines were tampered with during the 2016 election — but the breadth of the Russian cyber activity throughout the campaign raised the specter that the election infrastructure is vulnerable to digital intruders.  

The new designation will cover storage facilities, polling places, and centralized vote tabulations locations used to support the election process, as well as information and communications technology like voter registration databases, voting machines and other systems used to manage the election process and report results. 

In other words, they are assuming control over all the facilities that were not tampered with during the election

Considering the clear statement by Julian Assange of WikiLeaks that the Russians were not the source of the material he published, cui bono, “who benefits?” 

For the Far-Left the “the Russians hacked the election” fake news story is indeed a twofer. The Obama-Soros Far-Left benefits, because they now have control, through the federal government, of all the state and local election facilities that by their own admission were not hacked, and the Far-Left benefits because President-elect Trump is being undermined, making his plan to reform and de-politicize the broader intelligence functions of the federal government and rid them of Obama political hacks that much harder.

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The Russians are Coming

I have heard this for over 50 years, the Russians are coming while the Russians were not the problem. Islam has always been the enemy for 1500 years
I have yet to see the Russians burning the American flag and saying death to America & Israel. Russia was fighting in Afghanistan and our, so called Elite political lawyers, trained Ben Laden and gave them weapons to defeat Russia and we thought we were great, until 9/11. So who was our enemy then, Russia? Don't think so! Who is trying to take over the world? Russia or Islam?
Who is saying convert or die? Russia or Islam?
Your Muslim President is averting our attention away from the real threat. Wake Up!

Russian alledged hacking of election

First of all the Russian did not hack the election. Why are you as a conservative organization giving any credence to this bullshit by using the term in your articles? If they hacked anything it was the DNC. You are playing into the hands of the Liberals. Why are you doing this. I dare you to provide an explanation.

Explanation

Gee, the reader may not have read the article very closely. We didn't give it any credence we called it a fake news storyline that the Russians “hacked the election.” If one is trying to rebut a false claim one must unfortunately occasionally repeat the false claim to rebut it, otherwise the rebuttal wouldn't make any sense.

Also see our previous article wherein a month ago we made the point about hacking the DNC, not the election: Hacks Of Democrats Were A Public Service Not A Disinformation Campaign http://www.conservativehq.com/article/24705-hacks-democrats-were-public-...

Let's Substitute Real News for "Fake News"

During the campaign DHS chief Jeh Johnson declared all U.S. to be "critical infrastructure" and wanted to seize control of them, which would have been nothing less than a coup d'etat. Fortunately that didn't happen, and the civil war that would have resulted did not materialize.

Now we have the Left blaming the Russians, of all people, for the unpopularity of their corruption. No doubt the Left in the U.S. (I WON'T refer to them as "American") now sees the current regime in Russia (which rejected communism in 1992) as traitors to the Marxist-Leninist cause.

If anyone really wants to know how WikiLeaks obtained the DNC emails, they will have to focus on the late DNC staffer Seth Rich. Julian Assange of WikiLeaks has stated that those emails did NOT come from anyone associated with Russia, nor with any other state actor. At the time of Seth Rich's assassination last summer, Assange refused to confirm or deny whether Rich was the source of the WikiLeaks disclosures, but he suddenly became very concerned for the physical safety of himself and "all other" WikiLeaks sources. Julian Assange may be many things, whether admirable or detestable, but he has never been known to lie.

It is my opinion that the Left does NOT want any investigation to go down this path, for it would expose the complicity of the DNC or someone closely associated with it (Hillary?)in the murder of Seth Rich. After all, they are the only ones with a motive for eliminating him.

Russian hack

Does anyone else ever wonder what these false big news items like Russia hacking the DNC are meant to cover. They use words like assess they do not use words like proven or proof or positive. Instead they assess (evaluate or estimate does not constitute proof of any sort) the accusation and determine it could be true even without proof. Do these obama democrats think we are so stupid we cannot see through their charade?

Then we find out things like; Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday made the bombshell claim that he has “confirmed evidence” (constituting proof) that U.S.-led coalition forces provided support to terrorist groups in Syria, “including ISIS.” And we hear words like proof and confirmed evidence when speaking of what this obama administration has done in the world.

There is just absolutely no doubt about the corruption in the world. Problem is much of it comes from our own president obama! Risking being redundant, if Russia is responsible for the information exposed by Wikileaks, I would like very much to know what information was released by Russia to Wikileaks that was false. Was it written as propaganda by the Russians. Who ordinated the harmful information. Was/is there any actual proof it came from Russia and if so what was it? It is time for some real truth here. If in fact there is no false information in that which was made public whoever released it deserves considerable thanks.

We the people of these United States of America have been lied to, mislead and taken advantage of for eight years now by the current administration. Some, if not most, of the so called progressive communistic democrats seem to think they can continue to deceive us. How can any people conclude the lies coming out of the DNC and other democrat organizations could even possibly be true? It is so obviously false.

We as Americans set here and expect our government, the president. Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense and other high level cabinet members within the current obama administration to do the right thing and we are and have been disappointed every time over the last eight years. I look forward to the Trump administration. I look forward to being proud of this once great nation again. I look forward to being able to trust our elected representatives again. Ten more days (after today) until pride is once more allowed in America. No more apology tours by presidents. Only elect those who really love America and want to Make America Great or Keep America Great.

Happy days are ahead for America.

Time to Shut Down Dept of Homeland Security

We have more than enough police and intelligence agencies to collate data, indeed, it was the meddling of the Clinton Administration in co-operation between those agencies which was used to justify the creation of the DHS and the DNI.

Further, it is clearly unconstitutional for the Federal Government to meddle with election processes within the states.

What Obama and his minion, Jeh, can decree, Trump can un-decree, and the states should push back, hard, on any such meddling, including the deployment of State Police, and the forcible removal of any federal agents from any and all sites involved in elections.