"They Lost So Big" - Trump Blasts "Embarrassed Democrats" For Russian Hacking Report

Tyler Durden's picture

The back and forth between Donald Trump on one hand, and the Democrats and US intelligence services, on the other continued on Saturday morning.

One day after Trump issued an official response to the US intelligence community's report in which it concluded that Putin personally manipulated millions of Americans into voting for Trump instead of Hillary by watching RT YouTube clips, and he stated that while he has "tremendous respect for the work and service done by the men and women of this community" he added "there was absolutely no effect on the outcome of the election including the fact that there was no tampering whatsoever with voting machines", he has resumed his vendetta with both the Democrats and the US intelligence agencies on a less formal - and his preferred by far - setting, Twitter.

In a couple of tweets early Saturday morning, Trump once again downplayed the Russian influence, stating that there was no evidence the hacking affected election results, and repeated the punchline from his official response, saying " there was absolutely no evidence that hacking affected the election results. Voting machines not touched!"

In a follow up tweet moments later, Trump stated that Democrats were continuing to make a fuss about the "hacking of the poorly defended DNC" is because they 'lost so big" they are “totally embarrassed” by the election results.

Prior to the Saturday morning mini tweetstorm, on Friday evening Trump tweeted that "gross negligence by the Democratic National Committee had allowed the hacking by Russia."

The reason behind Trump's ongoing war with the intelligence agencies and the DNC is clear: with the report, and the ongoing media narrative, US intelligence services continue to delegitimize Trump's victory, by asserting that he was the favored candidate of Russia, and that Moscow ran a sophisticated operation to try to influence the election, taking away from Trump's victory.

And while the report did not conclude that the Russian interference tipped the scales to Trump, who defeated Hillary Clinton in the electoral college with surprise wins in the states of Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, the constant tit-for-tat with Russia makes Trump's win, at least in his eyes, seem less important.

Trump and his team have sought to prevent any talk of Russia’s interference in the election from undermining his victory in the election or tarnishing his presidency. He has talked about the need to move beyond the issue of Russian hacking, but has also at times offered comments on Twitter that have irritated members of the intelligence community by casting doubts on their conclusions.

Case in point, on Friday night Trump's adviser Kellyanne Conway told CNN she rejected the intelligence community's assessment that Russia meddled in the 2016 election, saying "conclusive evidence" has not yet been provided to the President-elect.

"Remember, the moment you mention Russian hacking and the election, the same sentence, you know what the impression is for a lot of the viewers," she told CNN's Chris Cuomo in a contentious interview on CNN's "New Day."

Trump's former campaign adviser also said Hillary Clinton's team continues to suggest that Russia wanted Trump to beat the Democratic presidential nominee.

"I really believe that there are those out there who are trying to delegitimize his presidency, review the election results, and you know it," she said.

US intelligence agencies have consistently said they have evidence showing the Russian government attempted to influence the 2016 president election through cyberhacking, even if they have yet to demonstrate any of it, which is why Conway continues to denies the suggestion that Russia wanted Trump to win.

"The Russians didn't want him elected, because he has said very clearly during the campaign and now as President-elect that he is going to modernize our nuclear capability, he's going to call for an increase in defense budget, he's going to have oil and gas exploration -- all which goes against Russia's economic and military interests," she said.

"Donald Trump got elected in part because people want a tougher leader in the White House, a tougher Commander-in-Chief," Conway added.

It is likely that for the next two weeks, as long as Obama remains in charge, this topic will continue to propagate across the media, and Trump will continue to inundate Twitter with his continued opposition to any suggestion that he is merely a puppet of Russia.

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29.5 hours's picture

The mainstream media, utterly provoked that Trump has not wilted under their campaign to paint him as a Putin puppet, seems to have doubled down. They are dangerously hysterical.

The NYTimes, my preferred source for fake news, sent me multiple "breaking news" alerts like: "Breaking News: Donald Trump, after an intelligence briefing, conceded that Russia was among the possible culprits in the hacking of the D.N.C. "

Other articles blamed Trump/Putin for Americans being skeptical of the elite's "democratic process." Oh, yes, and right at the top of the front page is a signed article blaming yesterday's Ft. Lauderdale incident on Trump.

I'm at a loss for words. What goes beyond "disgusting" and "contemptible"? The people at ZH are good at expressing just the right words that I lack in my vocabulary.

Truther's picture

DNC: Anything but Democratic. More like Demonic.

New England Patriot's picture

Prior to the Saturday morning mini tweetstorm, on Friday evening Trump tweeted that "gross negligence by the Democratic National Committee had allowed the hacking by Russia."

Care to edit this, ZH?

Looney's picture

 

I used to hope to see Harry Reid’s head cracking up from within and exploding. BOOM!!!

Chuck Schumer? I wanna see his head deflate and fall flat on his shoulder, like a used condom full of jizz.   ;-)

Looney

BennyBoy's picture

 

Sill waiting for the US evidence.

Latina Lover's picture

The DNC is desperately covering up the criminality of the Clinton Foundation and their Spirit Cooking activities, by creating this russian smear.  They are already claiming that the Russians infected democratic computers with child porn. 

two hoots's picture

 

This is now a power struggle not a Democrat vs Republican battle.  Most Americans,  both parties, have accepted the results and are back to daily struggles of life. 

But, flying the flag of the Democrat’s party, a small group of elite players are seeking revenge through continued subterfuge (their downfall).  It is not about representing a party (it rarely is) but a continued quest for control of the most powerful nation on the planet. 

We the people, our vote, still matters.  That is the best takeaway from this election.

bobbbny's picture

Thier distraction game is working so well that even ZH'ers are arguing about Russia.

Could we please find out what's in the fucking emails already?

CheapBastard's picture

Exactly! Lets investigate the content.

 

I wonder what distraction the Dems will come up with next since their only goal is to continue to destroy America instead of creating jobs, ending the wars, and making it great again.

Creative_Destruct's picture

CONTENT, YES! But that is off the table to the Neocon "Blob" establishment (as it's called in Washington), whose focus and desperate narrative is on demonizing Putin and politically blocking Trump. They feel EXTREMELY threatened. There are HUUUGE bucks on the line for the MIC and their Neocon shills. Follow the money. The "facts" of the email content, WHICH HAVE NEVER BEEN DISPUTED, are intentionally ignored in this MSM-NEOCON-MIC fairy tale.

 

 

Automatic Choke's picture

This is reminicent of the opening sequence in the movie "The Sting".    Paul Newman character wins poker hand against the bad guy by cheating better than the bad guy.  Bad guy furious that he can't accuse Paul Newman of "cheating better than him".

 

HRC and demos (& tptb) thought they had this in the bag.   Ballot box stuffing, funny software reports that changed votes, etc etc.   They tuned this for a reasonable and believable percentage win.  Their mistake was vastly underestimating how much folks hated HRC, and how well the DJT campaign was fine-tuning the campaign in crucial rust-belt states.   The HRC campaign suffered from arrogance and hubris, even calling half the country "deplorables".  We all dodged a bullet.   Let us hope that BHO doesn't try a last minute deligitimizing of the election from his "russian hacking" meme.

 

Koba the Dread's picture

Their "distraction" game works on those already distracted. It's utterly wrong to say it is working on ZH readers! Other than a few drones, trolls, shills, droolers and mental incompetents, it seems to have no impact on ZH readers at all except to further alert them to the full extent of the evil party's desperation. If the "intelligence" community don't kill President-elect Trump before (or during) the innauguration, they be some changes comin' shortly afterwards. Hold on to your hats.

dexter_morgan's picture

Cant wait for SCOTUS showdown.

I bet Trumps first candidate is an outrageously right wing one that he knows will get borked. Then he puts up the one he really wanted and dems claim victory for saving the day.

otschelnik's picture

Wikileaks showed us how corrupt the Democrats are. 

The US security services report shows how incompetent the Democrats are... hacked 4 times and still not having any security or encryption software, Podesta using a gmail account that was spearphished and having a password which was 'password,' then denying the FBI access...  Its a fucking joke!!!

jmack's picture

This is DELUSION BY PRECLUSION.   And the media helps them every step of the way, the media is a part of the democrat machine.   They introduce the Russian hacking meme to give the pretense for obama to co-opt state election infrastructure.  They introduce it to move the discussion where they want it instead of on the review of the electorate's complete rejection of progressive's ideas and policies.   

 

       Obama mocked Romney in 2011 for suggesting that russia was anything but BFF's, and the media chorused in like good little lap dogs.  Now Russia is THE existential threat to America, and the media chorus's in like good little lap dogs. George Orwell would be embarrassed to write this into his story, as being too unrealistic.   There  are a multitude of examples.     2008 obama, 'it is unpatriotic to run up the debt like george W.' 2016 Obama, doubled the debt of all previous presidents before him.  He literally spent more fiat currency than all previous presidents combined, (which is misleading due to inflation, but i digress). 

     2008 obama, i didnt support the war, and will get us out of war.  actual obama,  dropped 26,000 bombs in 2016,  re entered Iraq, after withdrawing and letting ISIS metastasize,  went into Lybia and plowed that ground to prime it for ISIS,  unseated Egypts strongman, priming it  for muslim brotherhood take over, tried to unseat syrian strongman to hand it over to radical jihadists.... on and on and on.     Obama's foreign policy is intact, focused, and executed very deftly,  it is just nothing that is ever reported in any news paper.      Undermine US interests at every level, help US adversaries in every way possible.  He has purged the US military more thouroughly than Erdogan has Turkey's military.  Lacing in sjw concepts throughout it's institutions and procedures to ensure it will be decades, if ever, before it reaches pre-obama levels of effectiveness.  he has taken every opportunity to aid America's enemies, and humiliate America's allies, all while claiming he is restoring America's reputation globally.    

 

    It is, quite frankly, mind boggling to behold.

jmack's picture

  Think about it.    With California legalizing marijuana, they want state's rights, that is  a neo-confederate idea, in approved progressive thought circles.   Now California wants to seceed,  seccession has long been mocked by big government progressives, from the confederate state's attempts, to Texas' occaisional flirtation with the idea.     

 

   But  now the quintessiential progressive state wants  states rights and seccession...hmmm.

FatTony7915726's picture

Hey Pedoesta.................. wanna spirit cook tonight?

Latina Lover's picture

I take real joy in imagining Hillary trashing the victory party once the old whore realized she was not going to be anointed president. 

 

The Democrats are just bad losers.  

max2205's picture

Wait for the DNC election fraud trials and the Clinton  PTP trials and the Barry treason trials... fun times start  21 Jan 

Handful of Dust's picture

So it's the dawg that ate my homewrok....Putin did not take it after all!

 

I'm disappointed. I thought for sure they would find 100% positive evidence like they did for those [non-existent] WMDs.

GreatUncle's picture

You are giving that dawg an awful complex, it won't know wether to shit or smile next :-)

One thing is for sure the dawg will start ripping things to bits soon in frustration.

Taking the blame for shit and no guilt tends to make dawgs crazy.

johngaltfla's picture

I'm still chuckling over the blame assigned to RT by our so-called intelligence agencies. RT has a viewership of maybe 50,000 to 100,000 per day nationwide. The only "name" celebrity that the masses would know about on the network is Larry King and last I checked he doesn't go off on major political rants 99% of the time.

Hopefully Trump's people fire a lot of the assclowns in Langley for participating in this charade to cover Obama's sorry ass.

Bumpo's picture

Evidence, exactly! How about this. Give us a narrative of exactly what Russia "hacked", how they used it, where it can be found, looked at, reviewed, discussed, and analyzed for all of us to decide how much "influence" Russia had on our election. As of now, there is no object to turn over and examine. Nothing but vague bullshit. And sorry, Wikileaks is not an answer. 

FireBrander's picture

"The Russians" helped Trump win by DOING THE JOB THE AMERICAN PRESS SHOULD BE DOING!

"The Russian" exposed CORRUPTION, LAWLESSNESS, and DISDAIN FOR AMERICAN CITIZENS, AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY.

And once INFORMED, the American people SOUNDLY, and RIGHTFULLY, REJECTED HILLARY AND HER CORRUPT CABAL!

THANK YOU RUSSIA!...or whomever did the deed.

~~~~~~~

PS: Mr Trump...the MEDIA as well as the DEMOCRATS suffered a HUMILIATING DEFEAT.

TheElder's picture

Crazy... I figured anything that turns up the tension screws on the MSM was worth the effort. So, even though I really hate any of the social media, I joined twitter just to follow Trump's tweats. After joining and being validated, I searched for his feed (got it right from here), and Twitter popped up with 5 different varients of Hillary's and his feed, all checkmarked. I unchecked everything but his. All good, right? Five minutes later a message popped up that I'd violated their TOS and would have to supply my phone number to get revalidated. No chance on that! So, no Twitter for me...

BlindMonkey's picture

Twitter is in deep trouble with their subscriber base for just this reason.  Once they went full SJW converged, they ensured it was no longer a useful platform.  

 

Go over to Gab.  They are part of the new alt-tech platforms that are going to displace the SJW outfits.

Handful of Dust's picture

No one needs MSM anymore. CNN, NBC, MSNBC won't exist in five years. Who wants to sponsor them since no one watches them?

holdbuysell's picture

Seen Life is also supposedly the alternative to Facebook. If this is your thing (you're on Facistbook and want out), you might take a look at it.

https://seen.life/

therover's picture

Wow...right after I read TheElders post I said out loud 'Fuck Twitter'. Was ready to post that...beat me to it. Good job. 

Firestorme's picture

I cancelled by Twitter account as soon as they banned Milo. As much as I would love to follow the Donald's tweets, I will not support such a misguided organization pandering to SJW causes and indoctrination. There are Twitter alternatives that should get more popular and I hope that future President Trump will also utilize some of those alternatives to get his message out.

Byte Me's picture

Prior to the Saturday morning mini tweetstorm, on Friday evening Trump tweeted that "gross negligence by the Democratic National Committee had allowed the hacking by Russia."

ZH Shark jump? Or Freudian slip much?

I agree with NEP. What gives TD? Explain.

bh2's picture

Your shark, apparently. It's always good policy to check original source before spouting off a comment generated from inside your erroneous zone.

This is the actual quote:

"Gross negligence by the Democratic National Committee allowed hacking to take place.The Republican National Committee had strong defense!"

You may wish to verify at https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/817579925771341825

harvester's picture

Ah, the key words for the entire story, "by Russia".  In the ZH quote of the Trump tweat, but not actually in the tweat.  Has ZH been sublimely affected by our MSM blanket coverage?

bh2's picture

The almost-surely insecure DNC server was likely hacked mercilessly until the purloined emails were actually released by WL.

At that point, the DNC paid a private security team to take a look and then refused physical access to the server by the FBI.

"Intelligence officials" are therefore relying solely on completeness and authenticity of raw data provided to the government by a private company paid by the DNC to make their "high confidence" assessment of "Russian hacking".

What could possibly go wrong with that?

land_of_the_few's picture

It's worse than that - the evidence so far points to the DNC emails being supplied by a leaker (by flash memory in person) not a hacker, since there is no sign of any data trail between different networks, which would surely have been observed already

bamawatson's picture

seth rich now dead

where are eric braverman & neil brown ?

nmewn's picture

Making matters even worse for the "hacking" narrative, the DNC refused to give the FBI access to their server.

Now...why oh why would they do that? What were Pdesta, Hillary and Debbie Wassername-Schultz really hiding? Better stated, what were they afraid to reveal to federal law enforcement?  

Moar questions we'll never hear the Fake News conglomerates ask ;-)

Lumberjack's picture

The Economist has spent over a month with teams of people and millions of dollars to invent a new word...I put it in brackets

 

 41m41 minutes ago

Why Trump was able to run as both a [populist insurgent] and...

MANvsMACHINE's picture

If you hire a company to do something, they most often do what you pay them to do. Thus, if I hire a private firm to tell me I've been hacked, guess what they're gonna tell me?

bh2's picture

Oh, I think physical transfer rather than network hacking is becoming more and more obvious by the day.

Ed Snowden and William Binney both say there would be no excuse for NSA to not have full packet tracking for any transfers of data by network by hacking from the DNC server and/or delivery by network to the WL server. NSA specifically fails to endorse the assessment with "high confidence", so it's hard to imagine any such rock-ribbed evidence exists.

Which leaves us with the claim by Murray that he personally received the data in a DC park, delivered to him by (or on behalf of) someone in the DNC who was outraged at the level of corrupt behavior he witnessed and wanted it exposed. (Not a Russian, oddly enough.)

Not long after, a young DNC staffer is found face down dead, with two bullets in the back but with no valuables taken. Case unsolved, no motive indicated. A mystery DC police say they cannot trace down.

Jim in MN's picture

We have already learned that many, many people could easily have 'had' Clinton's bathroom server.  The original IBD story is paywalled but a Rep. Congressman has it linked here: https://buck.house.gov/media-center/in-the-news/hillarys-private-server-...

The debate is who owns the uncertainty about the email release.  Trump is walking away to get past it.  But the political leadership of the intel community now owns this assertion forever. 

I believe Assange.  The man tells the truth for a living, with many powerful interests drooling to catch him in a lie about anything at all. 

Without the network traces, this is the end of the story.  Could have been Russians?  Could have been a 14 year old in Peoria?  Could have been dozens of seperate actors?

So hey it's been fun.  Weiner's laptop, the disintegration of the corporate media, the scrambling of both Dem and Rep power structures, and most importantly, what can be done to address our truly horrific problems......those are stories.

This isn't.  Unless we see some facts.  Not just "we asses assess Assange's assets assassinated Lady Liberty in the library with a butter knife."

slammin_dude's picture

Called DemonRats for a reason...

Rodders75's picture

Saw the same NYT news alert on my wife's phone. Makes you want to puke. The death throes of the Fourth Estate being savagely murdered by the Fifth Estate. They're terrified also that DJT will reverse Bubba's 90s media deregulation by  breaking up these fuckers. 

29.5 hours's picture

Rodders, thanks for the confirmation. If I did not have ZH to blow off steam, my brain would explode. The pillars of the establishment are crumbling over our heads.

BidnessMan's picture

The Fourth Estate is imploding on its own.  DJT just needs to keep tweeting.

"Never interrupt your enemy when they are making a mistake".  Napolean B.