FBI: Russians also hacked Republicans


mentalfloss
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FBI's Comey: Republicans also hacked by Russia

Washington (CNN)Top intelligence officials indicated on Tuesday that the GOP was also a Russian hacking target but that none of the information obtained was leaked.

FBI director James Comey told a Senate panel that there was "penetration on the Republican side of the aisle and old Republican National Committee domains" no longer in use.

He later added that "there was evidence of hacking directed at state-level organizations, state-level campaigns, and the RNC, but old domains of the RNC, meaning old emails they weren't using. None of that was released."

Comey said there was no sign "that the Trump campaign or the current RNC was successfully hacked."

Asked by Sen. Mark Warner, a Virginia Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee, whether the hacker had the ability to selectively leak that old information, Comey indicated that they did.

Comey also assesssed that "they got far deeper and wider into the (Democratic National Committee) than the RNC," adding that "similar techniques were used in both cases."

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told the Senate committee, examining the cyber breaches, that the intelligence community concluded with "high confidence" that

Russia hacked the election to "denigrate" Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and contrast her unfavorably to Republican Donald Trump.

"We have multiple high quality sources that contribute to that assessment," Clapper said. "Attributing cyber operations is difficult but not impossible."

When Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton asked whether Russian President Vladimir Putin thought Trump was going to be the likely winner, Clapper responded, "Initially, no. They thought he was a fringe candidate and didn't think that at all."

FBI's Comey: Republicans also hacked by Russia - CNNPolitics.com (external - login to view)
 
taxslave
No Party Affiliation
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No outside help was required to make Clinton look bad. SHe did that all on her own. With maybe a little help from the Dems she fukked over.
 
Cannuck
No Party Affiliation
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

No outside help was required to make Clinton look bad.

Agreed. They got the help anyway. How come Trumpites don't care about Russian espionage?
 
Danbones
Free Thinker
#4
What's a trumpite and what russian espionage?

easy on the cool-aid gents


‘Insider leaks, not Russian hacking’: CIA & MI5 veterans discuss ODNI report on RT
...“This thing is so ridiculous, and the fact that you have these guys like John Brennan and Jim Clapper who both lied to Congress, and they lied under oath, is reprehensible. They should not be allowed to still be on the job,” ...
https://www.rt.com/news/373159-odni-...bate-evidence/ (external - login to view)
 
Machjo
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Quote: Originally Posted by CannuckView Post

Agreed. They got the help anyway. How come Trumpites don't care about Russian espionage?

I don't condone Russian espionage. Heck, I don't even condone Canadian espionage. If I were abroad, and found out that a Canadian was there spying on my host state for the Canadian government, I myself would turn him in. So imagine how quickly I'd turn in a Russian spy spying on my own country.

But in this case, the Russians did not stuff ballots or anything. They just released information.

Again, I'm not condoning their espionage, but merely saying it could have created no more than the slightest dent in the election. If anything, it probably cost Trump more votes than it did Clinton.
 
Cannuck
No Party Affiliation
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Quote: Originally Posted by MachjoView Post

I don't condone Russian espionage. Heck, I don't even condone Canadian espionage. If I were abroad, and found out that a Canadian was there spying on my host state for the Canadian government, I myself would turn him in. So imagine how quickly I'd turn in a Russian spy spying on my own country.

But in this case, the Russians did not stuff ballots or anything. They just released information.

Again, I'm not condoning their espionage, but merely saying it could have created no more than the slightest dent in the election. If anything, it probably cost Trump more votes than it did Clinton.

I don't think the hacking affected the election. To me the real issue is Trump and the Trumpites refusal to accept it occurred. Why was/is it so difficult
 
mentalfloss
#7
Because they're idiots.
 
Cannuck
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

Because they're idiots.

Yes, I know but I was trying to be kind.
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
+1
#9
The FBI has been hacking everybody's phones and computers for years. Another great irony from the kings of hacking. What do you think happened to all the hackers that they busted since personal computers came out? The FBI hired them.
 
Cannuck
No Party Affiliation
#10
Your Communist propaganda is hilarious
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
#11
CIA Has Interfered With Over 81 Foreign Elections


This number doesn’t include military coups and regime change efforts following the election of candidates the U.S. didn’t like, notably those in Iran, Guatemala and Chile.

The CIA has accused Russia of interfering in the 2016 presidential election (with absolutely zero evidence) by hacking into Democratic and Republican computer networks and selectively releasing emails.

But critics might point out the U.S. has done similar things.

The U.S. has a long history of attempting to influence presidential elections in other countries – it’s done so as many as 81 times between 1946 and 2000, according to a database amassed by political scientist Dov Levin of Carnegie Mellon University.

CIA Has Interfered With Over 81 Foreign Elections in the Past Century | Humans Are Free (external - login to view)
 
Cannuck
No Party Affiliation
#12
Putin loves you Cliffy
 
mentalfloss
#13
Ah, the occasional Sanders to Trump conversion.

A particularly unique brand of stupid.
 
MHz
#14

httpwwwyoutubecomwatchv97Cq7knmmk



Vladimir Putin Thug Life Video.
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
#15
Why the Yanks are so desperate to demonize Putin:

Putin Is About To Nationalize Rothschild

Central Bank

THIS Is Exactly The Reason Behind The Insane Push For War Against Russia: Putin Is About To Nationalize Rothschild Central Bank


I am astounded by all the liars in the Jew spew media and their absolutely insane vilification of the Russian Federation and their equally horrific push for war directly with that nuclear armed but very peaceful nation... It boggles the mind at times to realize that people are actually falling for these lies and are stupid enough to support such a war. Many are absolutely oblivious to the fact that such a war could mean a nuclear holocaust that would obliterate much of the planet itself...

Northerntruthseeker: THIS Is Exactly The Reason Behind The Insane Push For War Against Russia: Putin Is About To Nationalize Rothschild Central Bank (external - login to view)



 
mentalfloss
#16
Huh.

Russia hacked Republican state campaigns, but not Trump’s


Looks like it's time for the FBI to investigate our brand new president elect.
 
Danbones
Free Thinker
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forums.canadiancontent.net/us...-cia-into.html (external - login to view)
looks like they should first maybe finish trying to investigate themselves out of a wet paper bag
 
mentalfloss
#18
Yes, we get it.

You don't like intelligence.
 
Danbones
Free Thinker
+1
#19
no...
lol
you didn't get it
maybe you should try again
or ask an adult
 
mentalfloss
#20
I'm sure the FBI can mention Clinton so you can like them again.
 
davesmom
#21
FBI must be on contract with CNN to supply them with far-out speculation stories to intrigue the public.
These reports of cyber spying are so mixed up and ambiguous, they look like tempests in teapots. When does intelligence get time to keep an eye on important matters like who's planning terrorism and what to do about it? Good diversionary tactics, I guess.
 
mentalfloss
#22
The headline we've all been waiting for.


Trump takes aim at intelligence over report - World - CBC News
 
taxslave
No Party Affiliation
#23
Quote: Originally Posted by MachjoView Post

I don't condone Russian espionage. Heck, I don't even condone Canadian espionage. If I were abroad, and found out that a Canadian was there spying on my host state for the Canadian government, I myself would turn him in. So imagine how quickly I'd turn in a Russian spy spying on my own country.

But in this case, the Russians did not stuff ballots or anything. They just released information.

Again, I'm not condoning their espionage, but merely saying it could have created no more than the slightest dent in the election. If anything, it probably cost Trump more votes than it did Clinton.

how do you know it wasn't the CIA? They are experts in this field and could easily make it look like the hacks came from RUssia. Or even do it themselves from Russia.
 
petros
#24
This sh-t is far too funny.
 
mentalfloss
#25
This couldn't get any better.

I wanted to get to Trump's complete fail today but this has to come first.



John McCain passes dossier on secret Trump-Russia contacts to FBI (external - login to view)

Trump’s transition team did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but late on Tuesday, Trump tweeted: “FAKE NEWS – A TOTAL POLITICAL WITCH HUNT!” He made no direct reference to the allegations.

An official in the US administration who spoke to the Guardian described the source who wrote the intelligence report as consistently reliable, meticulous and well-informed, with a reputation for having extensive Russian contacts.

Some of the reports – which are dated from 20 June to 20 October last year – also proved to be prescient, predicting events that happened after they were sent.

One report, dated June 2016, claims that the Kremlin has been cultivating, supporting and assisting Trump for at least five years, with the aim of encouraging “splits and divisions in western alliance”.
 
mentalfloss
#26
This just leaked: Trump Russian sex allegation sets Twitter a-tittering (external - login to view)
 
taxslave
No Party Affiliation
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

This just leaked: Trump Russian sex allegation sets Twitter a-tittering (external - login to view)

Too bad it is fake. Like all the rest you have been posting.
 
mentalfloss
#28
Nope.
 

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