Despite Lack of Evidence, Dems Demand Russia ‘Stop’ Trying to Hack Election

Dems Have Been Accusing Russia of Such a Plot All Summer

Capping off a summer in which a substantial part of the Democratic Party’s campaign for president has been accusing Russia of plotting to get the Republican nominee elected, a pair of Democrats who are ranking members on their respective intelligence committees, Rep. Adam Schiff (D – CA) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D – CA), are once again, despite any publicly available evidence to support the allegations, presenting claims Russia is hacking the US election as an unquestionable fact.

They went on in the statement to claim that the only “the very senior levels” could’ve ordered such a plot, which again isn’t proven to exist, and followed it up with a demand that Russian President Vladimir Putin immediately stop all efforts to try to hack and/or influence the US elections.

Putin obviously can’t “stop” something he isn’t doing, and Russia has repeatedly insisted they aren’t doing anything of the sort and don’t care who wins the November election. The FBI confirmed recently that there is an investigation ongoing, but that they were as-yet unable to provide concrete evidence that the plot is real.

The joint statement is unlikely to produce any real reaction from Russia, so long as there remains no evidence, and the ongoing FBI investigation doesn’t seem to be digging up much either. The statement, however, does bring the Russia narrative back into the headlines, which appears to be a major goal of the party in general.

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Jason Ditz is news editor of Antiwar.com.

  • Mr_Mir

    Democratic party has completely lost their collective mind.

  • CuriousNC

    The Democrats are undermining American democracy, creating a new contention between the rabble that they and the Republicans divide and conquer.

  • TellTheTruth-2

    Here is why they want to blame Russia. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange hinted DNC staffer Rich Seth was a source for the hacked DNC emails.

    • Actually, so far as I can tell, he never hinted any such thing. He was quite clear that the reason Wikileaks was interested in his killing was on the possibility that it happened because people THOUGHT he was a source. As to whether or not he WAS a source, the sum total of Assange’s comment was “we don’t comment on sources.”

      • TellTheTruth-2

        I guess you could see it that way; but, my insight says most leaks come from whistle blowers who see something that is “so wrong” they feel morally compelled to expose it. For that reason, I have to believe Rich Seth may have been one of those people and what I got from Assange was their sources take great risks to expose the information; however, his position is they “never” release how they get the information. Based on that, we don’t know the truth; but, it always comes out eventually and my Sixth Sense says I’ll be right.