Accuracy in Media

Andrew Rosenthal of The New York Times examines the question of who hacked the Democratic National Committee and whether the trail leads to Russian President Vladimir Putin. “We know from reliable reporting that Russian hackers are not independent actors, and that they have been busy,” he writes. “And it’s eerie, at best, that Julian Assange’s WikiLeaks chose this moment to release the stolen emails (and complete a strange triangle that runs from him to Putin to Edward Snowden).”

For his part, on his Twitter page, Snowden said, “If Russia hacked the #DNC, they should be condemned for it. But during the #Sony hack, the FBI presented evidence.”

This is funny on Snowden’s part. Snowden sits in Russia, a guest of Putin, and Assange has acted like an agent of Russia. Trevor Loudon’s report on Assange documents his service to Moscow and associations with a number of Marxist or pro-Russian groups. Snowden is probably personally involved in the leak and could easily get to the bottom of why it happened.

“This has the appearance of a foreign power directly interfering in an American election, and that’s not something to take lightly,” Noah Rothman writes in Commentary. He goes on, “Rather than applaud and leverage this development, as he has, Donald Trump would be much better served by condemning it. If the Russians are set on undermining the Democratic Party in this election, it won’t be long before the public is asked to consider why that might be.”

Rothman has a point, but the more important issue is why the DNC and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used private or unsecure servers that were open to these foreign adversaries. One can argue that Mrs. Clinton, in particular, invited this foreign meddling in the election. Who knows what the Russians still have in their bag of tricks? The point is that Mrs. Clinton is a security risk and the Russians may still have emails to use against her.

Pro-Putin commentator Don Hank reported back in June, “I was invited to participate in a conversation among a group of friends who are hoping that the Kremlin will turn over their cache of Hillary emails obtained via the Romanian hacker ‘Guccifer’ just in time to smear her prior to the November election.”

Even earlier, Catherine Herridge of Fox News reported back in May that the Romanian hacker known as “Guccifer” had claimed he easily—and repeatedly—breached former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s personal email server in early 2013. The Clinton campaign denied the charge, but Herridge reported that “Guccifer” said “he first compromised Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal’s AOL account, in March 2013, and used that as a stepping stone to the Clinton server.”

“Guccifer” has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of wire fraud, unauthorized access to a protected computer, aggravated identity theft, cyberstalking and obstruction of justice.

Mrs. Clinton’s emails may be even more valuable than the documents stolen and released by Snowden. After all, Clinton’s emails discussed the intentions of U.S. policymakers.

This is actually an old story involving the Clintons. As Reed Irvine and I reported back in 1998, the Ken Starr report on President Clinton revealed that Clinton had warned his sexual plaything Monica Lewinsky, a White House intern, “that a foreign government may be monitoring their telephone conversations and that they should concoct a cover story to explain them.” Here is exactly what the Starr report says about this matter: “According to Ms. Lewinsky, she and the President had a lengthy conversation that day. He told her that he suspected that a foreign embassy (he did not specify which one) was tapping his telephones, and he proposed cover stories. If ever questioned, she should say that the two of them were just friends. If anyone ever asked about their phone sex, she should say that they knew their calls were being monitored all along, and the phone sex was just a put-on.”

Nothing has really changed, except that emails have now been monitored and compromised in Mrs. Clinton’s case.

As we said back in May, “The evidence demonstrates that she is a full-blown security risk who should be indicted for her reckless criminal conduct as Secretary of State.” Hillary made herself into a security risk.

Now we are waiting for the next shoe to drop. Does it have something to do with Bill Clinton, the Clinton Foundation, or Hillary’s own personal scandals?

Whatever the scandal, it’s not the fault of Donald J. Trump. Trump may have something to explain regarding his own ties to the Kremlin, but so does Hillary. If the truth doesn’t come out before Election Day, it means that Moscow may have blackmail power over the possible first female president of the United States.

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  • RMThoughts

    The one thing Putin and Trump have in common is that they are both genuine conservatives averse to revolutionary policies who seek to normalise conditions in their respective countries.We know that President Hillary would adopt such a confrontational approach around the world. In the case of Donald Trump his instincts appear to favour a more realistic American role.

  • IronChefSandwiches

    And once again, Kincaid shows that he doesn’t understand much of anything. The DNC accounts were HACKED, you ridiculous cretin.

  • IronChefSandwiches

    This may be the dumbest comment of yours I’ve ever read. Clinton is the one that would be confrontational? Are you freaking serious? Have you EVER listened to him? Sheesh.

  • RMThoughts

    One of the central issue of this campaign is whether or not to continue to move forward with the American government’s plan, ever since the Soviet Union and its military alliance the Warsaw Pact ended in 1991, to extend NATO — the anti-Russia military club — right up to Russia’s borders, surround Russia with NATO nuclear missiles a mere five minutes flight-time to Moscow, and simultaneously build a “Ballistic Missile Defense” or “Anti Ballistic Missile” (BMD or ABM) system to nullify Russia’s retaliatory missiles against an unannounced blitz U.S.-NATO invasion to take over, if not totally eliminate, Russia and its resistance to U.S. power.

    This operation is an ugly reality, but it is an American-led reality, and the outcome of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election will bring it into its final stage, either by ending it, or by culminating it. Hillary Clinton, clearly wants to continue the policy that has been in place since 1990 (and which her husband played a major role in), and in which the other candidate, Donald Trump, wants to stop it — he says we should end it.

  • Lelandjames

    OH my, the truth damn near killed you. LOL

  • jug

    They were “given away”, by an electronic kindergartener, you loser liberal idiot!

  • Austinniceguy

    Being that Crooked $hitlery colluded with Putin when she was SOS and agreed to sell him 20% of the U.S. uranium I would have to say that she has MUCH MORE of a cozy partnership with him than the party is willing to admit to. For those who haven’t watched the movie “Clinton Cash” here is the link to do so now.

  • 012017 endofanerror

    Yes we hear him and we want what he is saying. A secured border, law and order, radical Islamist not coming in and killing us, police respected and not assassinated, ILLEGAL aliens to stop coming in ILLEGALLY! What kind of problem do you have with those points? You must be a moronic and retarded lieberal. Things need shaking up and order restored to the USA and people to stop acting like entitled animals. Especially the animal part. If you don’t think oblowme isn’t the most divisive person this country has ever seen here you are smoking crack. That’s all lieberals do is be divisive. Screw lieberals to hell!!

  • 012017 endofanerror

    Who cares. it just shows how inept she is. Secure your shit biatch!

  • Don’t forget Cliff that the FBI has been compromised already as an Obama & Lynch toy in the Obama WH. Why else would Obama’s meddling in Israeli elections a year ago not have been investigated? Anything Trump does,not being in government at the moment pales by comparison and is actually a dodge by nefarious actors already in government. Unfortunately the ball hasn’t been dropped by the media, it simply goes against their Stalinesque news shaping and political goals. Many are deep RED others merely Pink, but they are world government reporters First,Last and ALWAYS. So many Pulitzer prizes going to sham stories when the biggest stories are passed into the Communist waste basket.

  • Steven Barrett

    So long as Trump can count on just enough rabid anti-Hillary voters (as distinguished from normal salt o’ the earth reasonably conservative Republican voters, i.e. the kind of responsible-thinking and rational people normally loath to hanging on the latest twits for nitwits 1.0 “quotable” remarks for viral sharing, he’ll keep getting away with it. Oh yes, he’s certainly adept at manipulating the old “I’m tired of it and can’t take any more of this” nonsense from people whose political minds certainly register little energy on their part(s) … and this has never hurt frauds like Donald Trump.
    Today’s presser in Florida should be the wake up call that even the dumbest, most politically retarded and head up his/her ass voter will need to wake them up to what this guy’s up to: He’ll sell out his country for a song or a compliment from Vladimir Putin whom The Donald said Putin said the Manhattan Mogul was a “genius.”
    Of course, Putin’s not so dumb as to believe this. You don’t get as far up in Russia as he did in such rapid fashion by actually behaving as stupid as a lot of American and western pols have demonstrated a special knack for doing, but even Putin can’t believe his luck for being able to play the “dumb as a fox” role for so long w/o getting caught. And now that he’s caught, or having to beat a strategic “low profile” stature, he’s laughing all the way to one of his many dachas and the bank.
    And now Trump is telling us he doesn’t mind if Putin’s FSV, (read: old KGB) gets the credit in finding out what’s in the rest of the DNC-gate stolen info from the emails. He’d better watch his back when it’s Putin’s time to scratch his back. The Tsar does have some real as in ultimate reality show, bears who wouldn’t mind giving The Donald a new variant on pin-striped beeeziness suits.

  • sabza

    Are you a LibTard or a RetardDemocrat? Either way, you stink with your moronic comments. Now, behave and get lost, loser.

  • 012017 endofanerror

    The FIB I mean FBI director is a convert to Islam. That explains everything. Fock all the Oblowme administration muslime turds.

  • 012017 endofanerror

    Russian President whether you like him or not, is a much better leader than panty waste limp wristed cream gargling douche bag oblowme fag face. Fock hitlary, oboma and all you lieberal Commie/socialist focktards

  • reb

    We are doomed by either Putin controlled puppet that wins the Presidential election!

  • Webuppp

    Your too stupid to argue with, according to the Marxist Clinton, and her paid off FBIs director, the 33 thousand email were deleted(GONE) How do you hack a server, when its contents have empty files? Empty, like your head, and I’m sure your sandwiches

  • rebeccadewhirst

    I think Hillary is very concerned that these lost emails will come to light via Russia, China or whoever hacked them

  • Look_A_Squirrel

    Your statement “Trump may have something to explain regarding his own ties to the Kremlin” links to an article that makes no mention or in any way implies that Trump has any ties to the Kremlin.

    The linked article is a letter to Trump outlining threats the Russians continue to pose and asking for a meeting with Trump to discuss and learn his views. Perfectly reasonable.

    What was your purpose in implying ties between Trump and the Kremlin? If you have any evidence of ties between Trump and the Kremlin please be straightforward and post rather than take this weasly underhanded method of dropping suspicion.

    By the way, when did you stop beating your wife?

  • Look_A_Squirrel

    The CIA director Brennan is an Islam convert. I haven’t heard that FBI is.

  • 012017 endofanerror

    I’m sorry, you are correct. Got my CIA and FBI pricks mixed.

  • donhank

    where is the original discussion on this forum?