This would be funny if it weren't so serious and frightening. Let me get this straight, the CIA, which has been virtually wrong on every single issue since the Korean War (and that's NOT an exaggeration) now knows, with a "high degree of certainty" no less, that the Russians tried to influence the election so that Trump won over Hillary? Forgetting that it's Hillary who proved to be shockingly weak, incompetent and anti-American in her dealings with Russia, the CIA half-wits making that "influence" ascertain are "anonymous" and absolutely no data or documentation is being released to back that bullcrap up. And based on these freaks we're going to get investigations and hearings and more efforts to delegitimize Donald Trump before he's sworn in as presiden
Remember When the Russians Hacked the White House’s Computers?
Posted: 11 Dec 2016 02:58 PM PST
You probably don’t. We broke the story on Power Line in October 2014, writing about it here, here, here, here, here and here. The White House’s computers were down for weeks because of the intrusion by a “foreign power,” which the administration finally identified as Russia. It wasn’t just the White House, either; it was the entire Executive Office of the President, which comprises a good chunk of the executive branch. Nor was that all: the State Department’s computer system was hacked, too.
While we pounded away at the story, the White House refused to respond to our inquiries. The Washington press corps, which must have known that the White House’s computers were out of action, maintained a discreet silence, declining to write about the Russian hack, even though many D.C. reporters no doubt followed the story on Power Line. Why the coy silence? Because it was October 2014, weeks before the midterm elections, and the story reflected poorly on the Obama administration, which didn’t even discover the intrusion itself. It turned out that American officials were alerted to the Russian hack of the White House and State Department by an unidentified ally (I’m guessing Israel).
Only when the election was safely over did news outlets like CNN report the story (“How the U.S. thinks Russians hacked the White House”). Throughout, the Obama administration minimized the story, claiming that no harm was done and only unclassified material was accessed–an excuse that, as CNN wrote post-election, “belies the seriousness of the intrusion.”
Now, the same news outlets that refused to cover the Russian government’s hacking into White House and State Department computers and email systems try to tell us that an intrusion into Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s and John Podesta’s email accounts by someone–allegedly the same Russian government–is a story of world-historical importance. What a load of bulls–t.
Rabbi Jonathan Ginsburg