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Russian Election Hacking

Russian

In 2012 President Obama told Russian President Medvedev he would be much more flexible after the election. Obama thought his remarks were private but he was speaking into an open mic in front of tv cameras.

Lucky for him, there was no Republican narrative of Russian election hacking in 2012. It might have seemed plausible, considering the fact that Obama repeatedly mocked Romney for insisting that Russia was our number one enemy. Also, in 2009, Obama halted a missile defense system in Poland and The Czech Republic. Romney described that act as “a gift to Russia.”

Russian Hacking

If the Russians had any incentive to hack a U.S. election, 2012 would seem to be the ticket.  After that election they felt comfortable enough to invade Crimea without fear of U.S. sanctions. Obama only got tough with Russia on his way out the door in December 2016. He imposed sanctions after Hillary lost and the Russians were accused of hacking John Podesta’s emails. Which, btw, is the only reason we know Donna Brazile fed debate questions to Hillary.

Those sanctions are the ones Michael Flynn is accused of discussing in December with the Russian ambassador. We know about that, not through an open mic, but from leaked classified U.S. intelligence.

Betsy Devos Decimates Public School Singlehandedly

Betsy DeVos

Senator Chuck Schumer says Betsy Devos would “single handedly decimate public schools.” Made me think of the Obama line , “You didn’t build that…. somebody else made that happen.”

Acting Attorney General Sally Yates Fired

sally yatesApparently Sally Yates is just another protester resisting the Trump presidency. Except that she’s the Acting Attorney General. Or was. President Trump fired her when she refused to carry out his immigration law revisions.

Sally Yates Profile

Senator  Chuck Schumer immediately tried to compare the firing to Nixon’s Saturday night massacre. The wily crying senator even worked in a Kennedy allusion, calling Yates “a profile in courage”.  Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz was having none of it. He said, “Yates was an Obama holdover who made a serious mistake by making a political decision rather than a legal one.”

Carl M. Cannon in Real Clear Politics says Yates is more a “profile in partisanship.” He says that Yates “shouldn’t still be in that job at the Department of Justice. Jeff Sessions should be, and Chuck Schumer is the reason he’s not.”

Political Intelligence Dossier Dosey Doe

intelligence dossier

The CIA has a “high degree of confidence” that Putin hacked the election in favor of Trump. CNN reported that intelligence agencies had briefed Trump about an incriminating dossier. The document, compiled by a former British spy, implies Trump could be manipulated by Russia.  BuzzFeed published a whiz bang story revealing the dossier’s unverified contents.

Intelligence

Meanwhile FBI Director James Comey is being investigated by the inspector general.

Democrats are enraged about a letter, damaging to Hillary Clinton, that  Comey sent to Congress days before the election. It’s against FBI policy to comment on its investigations. But the same Democrats were thrilled by Comey’s earlier comment that Hillary shouldn’t be prosecuted.

There is no investigation of Comey’s boss AG Loretta Lynch concerning her secret meeting with Bill Clinton last summer on an airport tarmac.

And now civil rights legend John Lewis says Trump is an illegitimate president-elect. Naturally, the MSM narrative was about Trump’s tweeted response to Lewis’s attack on his legitimacy.

Bob Woodward thinks Trump has a right to be pissed.

 

 

Bitter Deplorable Hacks

deplorable hacks

The Clintons seem bitter.

Bill chatted up a reporter among others at a small bookstore near his home in Chappaqua NY. He said this about Trump: “One thing he does know is how to get angry white men to vote for him.”

Not sure if that was a complaint or a compliment. In 2008 he told Ted Kennedy,  “A few years ago this guy (Obama) would be getting coffee for us.”

Rather than reaching out to the non-elite, Hillary characterized Trump supporters as a “basket of deplorables.”

Deplorable Hacks

Meanwhile, back at the bookstore, Bill wasn’t finished:

On the question of Russian cyberattacks damaging the candidacy of his wife, Hillary Clinton, the former president said “you would need to have a single-digit IQ not to recognize what was going on.”

Bill didn’t blame deplorables for Hillary’s loss. He blamed FBI Director Comey.

But he didn’t mention the IQ required to recognize what was going on on that tarmac in Arizona.