Proof that Russia didn't hack DNC ignored by Obama

Sunday, January 1, 2017
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Michael F. Haverluck (OneNewsNow.com)

Obama pointing fingerIn the wake of President Barack Obama punishing Russia for allegedly hacking Democratic National Committee (DNC) operatives’ emails – to affect the outcome of last month’s presidential election – he is choosing to look past two crucial facts that have surfaced.

“For one, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange – whose hacktivist organization released the thousands of emails that shed damaging light on Hillary Clinton and her allies – denied the Russians were the source,” WND reported. “In addition, the Obama administration has developed a reputation for manipulating intelligence for political purposes.”

Seeking scapegoats?

Despite the evidence, Obama pushed forward with making Russia the scapegoat for Clinton’s 2016 election loss to now President-elect Donald Trump.

“The administration announced Thursday that through an executive order, Obama sanctioned two of Russia’s intelligence services, the GRU and FSB, and declared 35 Russian intelligence operatives ‘persona non grata’ in the U.S.,” WND’s Jerome R. Corsi informed. “Also, the U.S. is shutting down Russian compounds in Maryland and New York.”

Joining Obama’s blame game on Russia, Clinton pointed to Russian President Vladimir Putin as the culprit who undermined her victory in the presidential election, telling donors in a December New York City speech that his “personal beef” with her incited his interference in the November contest.

“Vladimir Putin himself directed the covert cyberattacks against our electoral system – against our democracy – apparently because he has a personal beef against me,” Clinton expressed to her supporters, according to WND. ”He is determined not only to score a point against me, but also undermine our democracy.”

Without citing any evidence, Clinton let the allegations fly and called for a formal investigation to bring the alleged perpetrators to justice for making her lose to Trump.

“Clinton claimed that Russia had hacked both the Democratic National Committee and her campaign chairman, John Podesta, and released the emails to WikiLeaks in a plot to boost Trump,” Corsi explained. “Clinton called for Congress to set up a commission similar to the commission set up after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center. But Clinton did not specify Putin’s ‘personal beef,’ nor did she offer any proof Assange and WikiLeaks had obtained the hacked emails from Russia.”

Obama’s and Clinton’s blaming of Russia was also communicated to the media through Podesta.

“[The presidential election had been] distorted by the Russian intervention,” Podesta expressed to NBC’s Meet the Press on December 18. “The Russians clearly intervened in the election.”

Baseless accusations?

When asked by NBC News back in July whether there was any evidence supporting the claim that Russian intelligence provided WikiLeaks with approximately 20,000 DNC emails, Assange insisted that there was “no proof whatsoever” that the former Soviet Union had any part in the hacking. He maintained that countless security holes have plagued the DNC servers for years – adding that multiple sources have publicized numerous sets of DNC documents.

More recently, the WikiLeaks founder insisted once again that the DNC and Podesta emails obtained by WikiLeaks did not come from Russia.

“We’re unhappy that we felt that we needed to even say that it wasn’t a state party,” Assange told Sean Hannity during a radio interview last month. “Normally, we say nothing at all. We have no conflict of interests. We have an excellent reputation, a strong interest in protecting our sources, and so we never say anything about them, never ruling anyone in or anyone out. Sometimes we do it, but we don’t like to do it. We have another interest here that is maximizing the impact of our publications. So, in order to protect a distraction attack against our publications, we’ve had to come out and say, ‘No, it’s not a state party. Stop trying to distract in that way and pay attention to the content of the publication.’”

Corroborating Assange’s account, Fox News’ The Five Co-host Eric Bolling explained that Clinton initially blamed top campaign officials for her election loss – before suggesting voting fraud by pushing for numerous recounts.

“Then it became the Russians’ fault, that the Russians affected the election – it’s none of the above,” Bolling insisted. “They had a flawed candidate – the worst candidate – not necessarily the worst human being – but the worst candidate that ran for president in my lifetime. The Russians didn’t make her come up and say ‘Deplorables,’ and it wasn’t Donald Trump who made Obamacare premiums skyrocket – double in some cases the week of the election.”

Manipulating the system … and the public

Pinning the blame on the Russians is reportedly an inside job orchestrated by key Democrats under the Obama administration.

“In the initial phases of advancing the story that the Russians were responsible for the WikiLeaks emails, Democrats traced it back to intelligence supposedly developed by the CIA,” Corsi explained. “But the Obama administration has a reputation for manipulating intelligence for political purposes. In August, a congressional task force confirmed allegations that senior U.S. Central Command leaders manipulated intelligence assessments in 2014 and 2015 to make it appear that Obama was winning the war against ISIS.”

According to one member of the House intelligence community, Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), CIA Director John Brennan devised a “hit job” targeting Trump by circumnavigating the intelligence community and disseminating to the media information that Russia was responsible for hacking Podesta’s emails.

“And … what infuriates me about this is that we have John Brennan – supposedly John Brennan – leaking to the Washington Post, to a biased newspaper like the New York Times, findings and conclusions that he’s not telling the intelligence community,” King shared on ABC’s This Week on December 18. “It seems like to me there should be an investigation with what the Russians did, but also an investigation of John Brennan and the hit job he seems to be orchestrating against the president-elect.”

It was announced by the Left-leaning New York Times that the Russian’s alleged involvement in the hacking – suggested by the CIA – is baseless.

“[The Russian’s involvement is apparently based on circumstantial evidence and] does not appear to be the product of specific new intelligence obtained since the election,” the New York paper reported while citing a number of U.S. officials.

After sifting through the many allegations devoid of proof, the facts at hand indicate that the Russian hacking job is little more than another ploy by Democrats and what is left of the Hillary campaign to either steal back the election or mitigate the embarrassment of losing to Trump after predicting a comfortable victory.

“[T]he CIA has only alleged the Russians may have hacked the DNC emails that revealed the DNC rigged the primary election in favor of Hillary Clinton – and possibly Podesta’s emails,” Corsi concluded. “There is no evidence Russian hackers intervened in the vote tabulation.”

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