Trump Slams Russian Hack As "Political Witch Hunt"

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Just hours before president-elect Trump receives the full intelligence briefing over the Russian hacking allegations, Nancy Pelosi is convinced - stating that the report is "stunning" and "of course" Russia disrupted the election, there is "no question."

“It’s stunning in its conclusions and you’ll see some of it” though “I wish you could see the entire report”

 

“When you see this report you will see how intelligence has identified what we have seen” and “there is no question that the Russians disrupted and then they released information” on partisan basis

 

“The American people have a right to know what a foreign power did to disrupt the outcome”

 

However, after raising questions once again this morning about the legitimacy of the findings, Trump spoke out in a New York Times interview, raging that the storm surrounding Russian hacking during the presidential campaign is a political witch hunt being carried out by his adversaries, who he said were embarrassed by their loss to him in the election last year.

Mr. Trump spoke to The New York Times by telephone three hours before he was set to be briefed by the nation’s top intelligence and law enforcement officials about Russian hacking of American political institutions.

 

In the conversation, he repeatedly criticized the intense focus on the alleged cyber intrusions by Russia.

 

“China, relatively recently, hacked 20 million government names,” he said, referring to the breach of computers at the Office of Personnel Management in late 2014 and early 2015. “How come nobody even talks about that? This is a political witch hunt.”

 

“The D.N.C. wouldn’t let them see the servers,” Mr. Trump said. “How can you be sure about hacking when you can’t even get to the servers?” The D.N.C. has previously said the law enforcement agency had not asked to examine the computers.

NYT adds that Mr. Trump said he is looking forward to his meeting Friday afternoon about the hacking by James R. Clapper Jr., the director of national intelligence; F.B.I. Director James B. Comey and other intelligence officials.

He said that Mr. Clapper “wrote me a beautiful letter a few weeks ago wishing me the best.”

But he said that “a lot of mistakes were made” by the intelligence community in the past, noting in particular the attacks on the World Trade Center and saying that “weapons of mass destruction was one of the great mistakes of all time.”

Trump concluded with a jab at Obama's current cybersecurity operation in America:

“With all that being said, I don’t want countries to be hacking our country... They’ve hacked the White House. They’ve hacked Congress. We’re like the hacking capital of the world.

We look forward to seeing the unclassified report released later today.. and Trump's initial reaction to his briefing.

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trumpala's picture

China again. He is obsessed with China.

Looney's picture

 

Why is the CIA even given a voice in the INTERNAL matters? Fuck them spooks!

Looney

BaBaBouy's picture

TRUMP Can't Wait To get In WH and Kick Some Deserving Butts ~~~

Yes We Can. But Lets Not.'s picture

So it is nearly 2 months since the election, and I shudder at that thought of a Clinton presidency.

nuubee's picture

2010 US: We hack our closest allies.
2016 US: We declare hacking to be an act of war.

Nemontel's picture

This entire theatre is a result of American society breaking down. We need to rebuild what we lost.

http://www.truthjustice.net/politics/whose-america-first/

TeethVillage88s's picture

It wasn't that much longer ago where the news told of French and Israeli Industrial Espionage against the USA.

It was a non-event.

It is like well Chinese are stealing secrets, Israel, French, happens all the time.

Yesterday, McCain was trying to say that Russian Activities in this Election were much worse that Espionage. And Klapper was agreeing with him like a "Yes man".

What a bunch of Posers. The french must have a name for this kind of pretentiousness.

klumnik: empty person, a good-for-nothing (From Hebrew ????? klum, nothing.)
nudnik (??????): pest, "pain in the neck",
putz: (vulgar) a penis,
schlong: (vulgar) penis
schmuck: (vulgar) a contemptible or foolish person; a jerk; literally means 'penis'
yungotch: a rascal

a schande vor de goyim (Yid., ?? ?????? ????? ?? ????): "A disgrace before (in front of) the Gentiles",

Billy the Poet's picture

Real horrorshow, oh my brother.

SILVERGEDDON's picture

Not a bad selection of names, albeit lacking in the descriptive content department. 

I prefer poetic description in full as an alternative.

Fucking bottom feeding short bus special school hockey helmet wearing electro shock therapy reject rama lama ding dong zipperhead fucktard special snoflake skittle shitting unicorn libtard gender challenged Klingons from Uranus on crack with their dicks stuck in light sockets bat shit crazy insane pussy men.

I hope you approve.

 

TheReplacement's picture

Forgot window-licking, stump-jumping...

MisterMousePotato's picture

Forgot "stench-emanating devilmeat." (Courtesy of another poster here yesterday.)

undercover brother's picture

political expedience is the rule in politics, especially if you're in the shit.  Yesterday's news is not relevant to today's absurdity.  

BaBaBouy's picture

AND... Oh Look ... Theres JM, desperately trolling for a New War ...

AlaricBalth's picture

The Dems are upset because the alleged "Russian" hack was more effective than the Soros power grab.

NoDebt's picture

The Dems (and I mean ALL of them) left all the doors and windows open the entire 8 years Obama was in the WH and now they want to bitch that somebody walked in a took something from their house??

Are you fucking kidding me?

It was like at least one major hack per quarter for EIGHT STRIAGHT YEARS.  Over and over and over.  Nobody did jack shit to stop it.  Now, at this late date, it's suddenly something they want to dredge up to try to discredit the election results.

Good luck with that, assholes.  IT WAS YOUR OWN FAULT.  We are not fooled.

I'll tell you another thing- it had absolutely no effect on the election results.  But your continued bitching about it is going to come back and bite you in the ass AGAIN.  Most people, when they find themselves in a hole, stop digging.  Not these morons.

Dame Ednas Possum's picture

#PIZZAGATE

Hey John Pedoesta... what the fuck did you and your brother do with Madeline McCann after you abducted her, you sick fucks?

Yes We Can. But Lets Not.'s picture

>>> John Podesta likely a sadistic pedophile

>>> Pizzagate is a hoax, nuttin to it

What is your guess?

Bubba Rum Das's picture

Turns out the 'Weiner' was in on it too...Positively identified by witnesses descriptions & Police artist renedering sketch; just like the Podesta brothers...

SoDamnMad's picture

Yeah  Tell me why the Chinese have exact copies of our new aircraft.  Is it because they hack or do the defense contractors leave the file drawers open to all the H1B visa hires?

PT's picture

I'll take "on-the-job training for the H1Bs".

Bonus questions:  Would Chinese overlords expect US traitors to be loyal to China?  Will US traitors run out of things, to be exclusive suppliers of, to give / sell to Chinese overlords? So what happens when Chinese overlords have all they need from US traitors?

Thought Processor's picture

 

Come on Trump, ask the hard questions.  

 

1)  DNC servers, no access-  WTF?  Heads should roll on this alone.

 

2)  DNC servers wiped.  Clear obstruction of justice = jail time for all involved.  

 

3)  Seth Rich-  DNC staffer murdered in July 2016.  Any link to DNC server logs?  This is important, as it sets up motive.  ALL INVESTIGATIONS START WITH MOTIVE.

 

4)  What's up with Eric Braverman?  Where the hell is this guy?  

 

The Russian fiasco is exactly that- a classic re-direct to avert attention from the real issues (DNC election manipulation and likely more).  The fact that the CIA + MSM are both pushing this narrative so hard is very telling.  

Also- false evidence of hacking is um, easy to both plant and create.   It's hacking 101- leave false footprints.  If done correctly it's impossible to prove either way.  Cloning other IP's is easy.  The CIA likely does this routinely, via assets around the world.  

Ask the hard questions and demand answers.  

Hapa's picture
Day 75 - Where is Eric Braverman? Who Killed Monica Petersen?

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yisqDe7lmoA

chubbar's picture

At the very most all the Russians did was to release emails that show what pieces of shit Podesta and Hillary are. So the argument is that the public would have elected Hillary but for finding out the truth that she sucks as a person? McCain wants to classify THAT as an act of war??? That fucktard needs to be locked up for treason. I hope Trump tells Clapper to go pack sand. They need to scatter the CIA to the four winds.

 

greenskeeper carl's picture

Thats pretty much whats going on. They are complaining that the citizens of this country had no right to know just how slimy and deplorable these people are. Had we not known them to be completel pieces of shit, and just suspected it, they would have voted for her instead. really convienient too, lets them off the hook for being such pieces of shit. Also lets them off the hook for being so arrogant about the lock they had on the election, and ignoring critical swing states while focusing on raising money from wealthy donors instead.

Yes We Can. But Lets Not.'s picture

So it is nearly 2 months since the election, and I shudder at that thought of a Clinton presidency...

* War footing, RINO's in bed with WH

* CIA running wild

* MSM, the victor, hailing exit of The Great One from the WH

* Clinton in the news all the fucking time, lying to your face

* SCOTUS lost and all that that entails

* All the shit unchecked, CGI, CIA, 650k emails, ....

* Snowflakes thinking all is good

limpinalien69's picture

The I in CIA is Israel. The country behind America's troubles.

Ignatius's picture

Trump does have this wonderous tendency to blast out these delicate, unutterable truths.

"We’re like the hacking capital of the world.

auricle's picture

The president has said the Russians did it, the MIC has said the Russians did it, Congress has said the Russians did it, the MSM has said the russians did it. Consensus dictates the Russians did it, and you all know consensus is science(think global warming). This is all a setup to begin to corral Trump and get him in line with the deep state narrative on this and future topics. A form of conditioning. 

MANvsMACHINE's picture

On which he has called bullshit.

SoDamnMad's picture

The Dems overlook all the information "whomever" hacked or leaked about Bernie getting screwed and a bizillion other things about Hillary

that the country listened to and made their decision for President upon. I don't see much of what was leaked disputed. Something about,

what Jack Nicholson shouted in "A Few Good Men"   YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH

jcaz's picture

Nancy Pelosi is too stupid to remember how to breathe from one breath to another-  she should just drop over any moment now, baffled by her own internals......

NoDebt's picture

Nancy Pelosi is like my Mom's dingbat drinking buddy who somehow got elected to Congress.  

two hoots's picture

Pelosi: “The American people have a right to know what a foreign power did to disrupt the outcome”

It was the DNC/Podesta information that disrupted your corrupt election process.     You are trying to shoot the messenger to hide the message.

 

 

boattrash's picture

Reply to Pelosi: The American people also have the right to provide you with a long drop on a short rope.

Thought Processor's picture

I love how they trot Pelosi out right before the briefing in order to get a jump on the narrative.  Bravo people, Bravo!

 

I do love a good show.

tuetenueggel's picture

Nancy is a little bit stupid. Don´t punish her. An old wrinkled crow. Full of hate against life and it´s signes in her face. She can´t bear it. Real people are proud of.

11b40's picture

Why has Nancy Pelosi been briefed ahead of Trump?  Was she in the briefing with the President yesterday?

SubjectivObject's picture

Like as big as it is he should miss it?

Ghost of Porky's picture

Dumbass Podesta's password was..."password".

 

syzygysus's picture

actually, I believe it was P@ssword

 

but same same...it's all on the list of trys.

tuetenueggel's picture

wrong it was p@ssword.

Shitlery´s Password was pissword.

wren's picture

Not China, Chiiiinnaa...

And he's right about a lot regarding Chiiinnaa. He may say the name funny, but it sure draws attention to them.

ne14truth's picture

DUH...china is the problem. They want the world reserve currancy, no chance Russia has any asperations like this. only china is activly tyring to shut us down, maybe iran but they dont really count since they have no way to actually pull anything off that would really hurt the usa. Mark my words, china is our enemy, not russia.

Joebloinvestor's picture

I expect Trump to pull a Trump and talk to the analyst directly.

 

Big Brother's picture

It's like talking to the operator during an audit (I'm in manufacturing).