When is doubt just blame Russia. Instead of the Democratic party and the Hillary Clinton campaign admitting their mistakes, they have resorted to the most obvious and most ridiculous excuse for their corrupt actions… ‘it was Russia’s fault.’
Honestly I am left absolutely speechless at the stupidity of the Clinton campaign.
The strategy is to drag out the spectre of Vladimir Putin in order to distract Clinton supporters from the issue that at hand…Hillary Clinton and DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz conspired to rig the democratic primary elections in Hillary Clinton’s favor.
Clinton and the Democratic party cheated, period…And now they are going to dig a deeper hole with more lies and deception by playing the always convenient Russia card.
At least if you are going to lie, be a little more creative. This is just lazy.
Hillary’s campaign manager, Robby Mook, appeared on CNN and hinted that Russians are behind the DNC hacking.
“What is disturbing to us is that experts are telling us that Russians broke into the DNC, stole these emails and other experts are now saying that the Russians are now releasing these emails for the purpose of actually helping Donald Trump. I don’t think it’s coincidental that these emails were released on the eve of our convention here and that’s disturbing.”
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) July 24, 2016
Anyone who actually buys this is an idiot.
Zerohedge debunks the entire, embarrassing display put forth by Hillary’s campaign manager…
Ah yes, the old “Russians are helping Donald Trump” strawman, as confirmed by “experts.” The same Donald Trump who the media lambasted in November of last year that he had never actually met Vladimir Putin during a 60 Minutes episode, as he had previously claimed.
Oddly, Mook found nothing “disturbing” about the revelations that Hillary was the DNC’s chosen candidate from the start, or the allegations that there was unethical collusion with the media, or that the DNC may have broken fundraising rules to boost Hillary’s campaign.
Nothing disturbing about that. What is far more disturbing is that “the Russians” hacked the DNC’s server. Perhaps by that logic it is also disturbing that “the Russians” also hacked Hillary’s own email server. Of course, they would never be able to hack a personal, home server with no outside protection; but instead it was child’s play to penetrate the official, firewalled server of the entire Democratic organization.
Except… there is a problem with this “disturbing“, if very amusing, tangent.
Motherboard: So, first of all, what can you tell me about yourself? Who are you?
Guccifer 2.0: i’m a hacker, manager, philosopher, women lover. I also like Gucci! I bring the light to people. I’m a freedom fighter! So u can choose what u like!
And where are you from?
Do you work with Russia or the Russian government?
No because I don’t like Russians and their foreign policy. I hate being attributed to Russia.
I’ve already told! Also I made a big deal, why you glorify them?
Tell me about the DNC hack. How did you get in?
I hacked that server through the NGP VAN soft, if u understand what I’m talking about.
So that was your entry point, what happened next?
I used 0-day exploit of NGP VAN soft then I installed shell-code into the DNC server. it allowed me to intrude into DNC network. They have Windows-based domain architecture. then I installed my Trojans on several PCs. I had to go from one PC to another every week so CrowdStrike couldn’t catch me for a long time. I know that they have cool intrusion detection system. But my heuristic algorithms are better.
When did you first hack them?
And when did you get kicked out?
June 12, when they rebooted their system.
And why did you hack the DNC in the first place?
DNC isn’t my first deal.
Who else have you hacked?
Follow my blog and u’ll know! I can’t tell u now about all my deals. My safety depends on it.
OK, I understand. But why did u target DNC? why are you interested in them?
Lazar began this deal and I follow him! I think we must fight for freedom of minds, fight for the world without Illuminati
Marcel Laz?r [The original Gufficer]
The interview continued in Romanian to prove that the alleged hacker spoke the language.
Zerohedge is not done debunking the Clinton campaign lie that Russia and Putin are working with Trump to derail the Hillary coronation.
If anyone is in bed with the Russians, then that would be Hillary, whose foundation has been the lucky recipient of $500,000 from Renaissance Capital, Russia’s largest investment banks.
Needless to say, it is a stretch to attribute the actions of a lone, copycat hacker, who “hates” being attributed to Russia and who doesn’t like “Russians and their foreign policy.”
As for Trump being a secret plant for the KGB, one can make a far more “disturbing” assertion that it is Clinton, not Trump, who is in the Russians’ pocket. As the WSJ recalled in late 2015, it was Clinton, not Trump, that was paid $500,000 to make Russian problems go away:
“The Russian government was opposed to sanctions. At the time, the Obama administration was attempting to reset relations with Russia. The State Department rebuffed the request from Congress. “We…do not support such a measure at this time,” a department official wrote to one senator.
A few weeks later, Bill Clinton participated in a question-and-answer session at a Renaissance Capital investors conference. He was paid $500,000. After the appearance, Mr. Clinton received a personal thank-you call from Vladimir Putin, then the Russian prime minister, the government news agency TASS reported.”
We wonder if the press (at least those who do not need DNC pre-clearance what to write about as “per the agreement”) will inquire about the factual transcript of what Bill Clinton said, that he got a “personal thank you” from Putin in 2010? We doubt it – far more likely is that instead of focusing on the real implications of the DNC hacking scandal, namely the corruption and collusion revealed inside the Democratic party, a far more important “story” will be what is emerging as a “vast left-wing conspiracy”, namely how Putin will annex the US if and when Trump, who “experts” will soon elevate to status of KGB spy to spike the narrative, becomes president.