Speaking today on the DNC email leaks by WikiLeaks, President Obama said it was “possible” that the emails were hacked by the Russian government to try to help Republican nominee Donald Trump in the general direction, terming Trump’s candidacy “scary.”
Investigations into the hack have claimed conceivable Russian “links” to the hacker, though this is well short of saying that the Russian government did it, let alone that the Russian government did it on behalf of the Trump campaign. Obama cited the usual argument that Trump has been complimentary to Putin, and that Russian media has been “favorable” to his campaign.
Politically, this appears to be where the Democrats are going, starting with Trump’s less hawkish pro-NATO stance and trying to present this as Trump being “Russia’s candidate,” and a sign of overt Russian attempts to install Trump as America’s president.
That US officials would even countenance this as a possibility is likely only the case because it sounds like something America would do. The US regularly meddles in elections of both allies and enemies, and seems to assume Russia would be willing to do the same. Russia’s history of involvement in elections outside of their immediate sphere of influence, however, is extremely limited, and the idea that they are “behind” the Trump candidacy is preposterous.
Russian officials are saying as much, mocking the claims as “horror stories” dreamed up by politicians, and insisting that Russia has no real interest in trying to influence the US election. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov attributed the claims to US politicians trying to “cynically exploit fear for electoral purposes.”
16 thoughts on “Obama: ‘Possible’ Russia Hacked DNC to Help Trump”
Oh those mean, evil Russians
Who wrote the emails in question, Putin?
Since Dems are going to attack Trump for being soft on Russia, maybe the Trump campaign should borrow LBJ’s mushroom-cloud attack ads. Hillary, the Goldwater girl.
Never mind the content of the e-mails. What’s important is who hacked who.
We now see how desperate the Dems are when even Obama is stooping to this kind of BS. Putin recently said, publicly, he is interested in working as a partner with whoever wins the election. This infantile demonization will backfire. It’s a sign the Hillary people are losing their grip on what’s happening.
This is the down side to our democratic election process
Well, to be fair, the Russians WOULD deny that they were involved. But I generally consider the DNC to be a greater threat to the nation than Putin.
According to another article currently on this site, Edward Snowden says the NSA has the capacity to determine whether or not the Russians are responsible for the DNC hack. Assuming that’s true, Obama’s saying the Russians “may” have done it seems deliberately deceptive. If they’d really done it, he know they’d done it, and he’d probably say so, given his strong desire to smear the Russians and help “We came, We saw, he died” Clinton.
Being considered “favorable” compared to Hillary is not exactly saying much, in fact. It’s more akin to preferring coke over pepsi or vice versa…What would be more interesting is if they said something akin to, “neither, we prefer vodka”
Well, Obama was never the brightest now was he?
Whoever it was, if because of the emails that Clinton creature doesn’t win, that individual/individuals/group deserves the Nobel peace price, for they will have been key to bringing about world peace.
Speaking of Nobel, those morons must be getting ready to give the peace price to…Hillary, after all, uhmmm…she’s done…she’s…she’s the first female presidential candidate! That’s right.
Yeah,the 12 dimensional chess master.Hahahahahaha…….Boy,that disappeared quick after his election,that claim.
It’s rich that American liberal hypocrites should call Trump (even assuming he had been Putin’s puppet) of anything, seeing that their own war criminals always kiss the boots of the zionist colonial settler regime in Occupied Palestine come election time.
Yes the hypocrisy is amazing,the zionists who rule US calling Trump a traitor.
Purge the zionist mole traitors,and America breathes a sigh of relief.
I’d vote Putin before the Hell Bitch,that’s for sure,that’s for dang sure.
A left wing friend of mine just made the point that Putin is more popular in the US right now than the Clinton Cabal, and the actual average American voter would rather have friendly relations with Russia than a transparent politically ginned up “anti-communist” (like Russia is communist) crusade. So this actually makes Trump more attractive to many people who otherwise would not vote for him.
Obomba is a useless pos.
His legacy is shite,his policies shite,and his divide and conquer rhetoric shite also.
What a bunch of corrupt losers,the Demoncrat party.Sadly,they now carry neocon water like good little nazis.
Oh yes! The “Putin Bad” agenda, AGAIN! We all know Anonymous IS the CIA! Go ask them Obozo!
Dear author of the article. Please go read the DNC emails, regardless of who unearthed them. The contents are what need to be discussed. I’m sorry that you worship them, but do your job!
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