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Trump: There’s More to Hacking Story Than People Know

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In comments to reporters on Saturday, President-elect Donald Trump maintained his skepticism about whether or not the Russian government was behind the hacks into the Democratic National Committee. In his remarks, Trump went further than he’s previously ventured in explaining his reasons for doubting the official U.S. intelligence assessment and suggested that he had information that contradicted the allegations.

“I just want them to be sure because it’s a pretty serious charge,” Trump said. “If you look at the weapons of mass destruction, that was a disaster, and they were wrong. So I want them to be sure. I think it’s unfair if they don’t know.”

It’s fascinating that the media and the Democrats have such a problem with this approach. Ten years ago, all they could talk about was how George W. Bush had lied us into the Iraq War. More recently than that, we’ve seen President Obama blame the intelligence services for his failure to stunt the growth of the Islamic State. And just weeks ago, all the liberals were talking about how the FBI deliberately threw the election to Trump. But when it comes to these hacks, we’re expected to take everything we hear as the gospel truth. Interesting.

Trump said there was more uncertainty regarding the hackers than the Obama administration was letting on.

“I know a lot about hacking,” he said. “And hacking is a very hard thing to prove. So it could be somebody else. And I also know things that other people don’t know, and so they cannot be sure of the situation.”

Pressed on what information he might be privy to, Trump said, “You’ll find out on Tuesday or Wednesday.”

The president-elect also expressed grave doubts about the security of digital information.

“It’s very important, if you have something really important, write it out and have it delivered by courier, the old-fashioned way, because I’ll tell you what, no computer is safe,” Trump said. “I have a boy who’s 10 years old; he can do anything with a computer. You want something to really go without detection, write it out and have it sent by courier.”

All the little liberals on social media are holding these remarks up for mockery, but he’s absolutely right. And it’s just like the supposed infallibility of our intelligence agencies. We’re deluding ourselves into thinking that it’s all very secure and airtight, even when we can’t go a month without some major information breach. Trump sounds like he wants to go back to the frontier days, but he’s really just pointing out how vulnerable our cyber-systems are.

We’re so accustomed to political BS-talk that we still can’t handle it when Trump speaks the plain, common-sense truth.

Well, some of us, anyway.

  • Eleanore Whitaker

    Trump knows as he said on New Years Day in his tweet, “I know more about hacking than anyone.” Well, gee. Was there EVER ANY doubt? After all, when you owe Russians big bucks, you do know how to rig an election to make sure you win, don’t you? You do want your name to increase your wealth via the presidency, don’t you?

    Now..Here is Trump’s version of what he knows about the hacking, “Obama and the Democrats did it all and it was all to get me.” More two year old little boy mentality the right wing in this country eats up like it is Trump Candy.

    Sorry but we do not move on when elections are hacked into and American votes are suddenly disqualified in favor of a lousy 270 Republican Electors. 74 million votes vs. 270? That to a winger makes sense? Especially, when the Republicans have reversed the sole purpose of the Electoral College to prevent the states with the largest populations from overriding the votes of states with smaller population and the Republicans have suddenly increased their populations to gain more Electors?

    As for Trump and his Imperialist ideas of grandeur, the GOP actually thinks after months and months and months of Benghazi investigations, they will dare to prevent an investigation into what they knew and when they knew it about the Russian hacking. That’s what the righties get for sliming with a slimeball like Trump. He owes the Russian loan sharks. We do not.

  • I don’t believe its RUSSIA that was behind the E- MAILS that came out about Hillary Where is there proof and if they have proof where is it and why haven’t they showed it.. Is it because they don’t have any.

    • Mathew Molk

      I am VERY sure there is more to the story,,,But to be honest, Scarlet. Idon’t give a damn.

      Let’s get with setting up term limits to get rid of the swamp creators and working WITH the Ruskies to knock off ISIS and the rest for the moslem scum bags. – That is stuff that I DO care about.

  • bagster53

    democrats have become so arigent and sloppy , thinking they could get away with their criminal act forever and if hillary won , they sure would have, but she lost, the only one to blame is them selves , but like oboma , their’s always some one else around to blame , it’s the democrat way, and now that they lost , they are afraid trump will clean up the waste fraud and abuse, and they can’t steal billions any more , all these government agencies are under worked and over paid , and if you ever bin to the court house and had to deal with these public services you know what i’m talking about , each one has 50 people standing around doing nothing while they have a 100 people waiting their turn to be addressed

    • joseph schlag

      Not all agencies, and not all government workers. There are a lot of bosses running around with nothing to do, that is for sure. With their subordinates doing all their work and getting no credit for it. Bosses giving those same employees low ratings so they get to keep any award money for employees that go above and beyond. Not all of us have time to joke around, some us do not earn enough for what we do. Most of us government workers get no annual bonuses. As a civilian I got a bonus every year from what ever company I worked for. Working for the government mostly managers get bonuses not the employees.

    • The sad part in all of this, we pay their salaries & benefits and they spend our money, not like their own, but like a drunken sailor that won the power ball lottery.

    • gary29

      An interesting comment that Trump made that is driving MSM nut was ‘I’m a pretty smart fellow’ They jeer at that and so did the Democrats. Fact of the matter is Trump has proven his ability the rest of the politicians (which even Maxine Waters can be) and those that report on it (Juan Williams)just talk about theirs.

    • Mathew Molk

      The RINOs ae no better either, but the arrogance and huberous of the whole RINO/Democrat elite establishment is working to our advantage, though. Every stunt they try to pull on President Trump backfires right in their face and only serves to make the Prez stronger.

      13 days and hours and their place in the sun will be ending.

      DEATH TO THE NANNY STATE – DRAIN THE SWAMP
      and God Bless President Trump!

  • Stephen J. Makovec

    I hope that President-Elect Trump will take the intelligence briefings to learn what the Intelligence teams know.
    — I am bothered that he speaks on the topic without a briefing. He has been urged to take the briefings on this topic, but he has not.
    — Let’s assume he intends well. All he has to share is that he scheduled briefings from the intelligence community on [DATE], and he will let us know his thoughts after he receives their insights.
    — I believe that all Americans want a well-informed and plain-spoken leader.

  • Patty Parfait

    The “old-fasioned” way or the faster modern day way? Anyone with a whisp of intelligence knows that any computer can be hacked … even the cyber security services can’t guarantee you won’t be hacked … and they’re the experts! I feel more secure already with the idea of using more couriers and less internet as a means of communication – especially where national security is the concern. Oddest part of this whole dilemma is that Defunct Hillary, the DNC and defunct Hillary’s hit man, John Podesta proved the lack of cyber security during this election cycle. Like the old fashioned way or not, it is way more secure.

  • Monty44

    WHEN SENDING TOP SECRET MAIL!! NEVER DO IT ON A COMPUTER! THERE IS ALWAYS A TRACE SOMEWHERE!! PROBABLY, THE CIA HAS IT! OR SECRET SERVICE!! WHERE DO ALL THESE MOVIE SCRIPT WRITERS GET THERE IDEAS FROM? THEIR INSIDE SOURCES, INSIDE THE GOVERNMENT, THATS WHO!!

  • NancyJ

    If I am not mistaken, early on in this latest debacle by the White House, a CIA operative came forward and said that they were the hackers that gave the info to WikiLeaks.
    I choose to believe that instead of what Barry and his cronies are saying and beating their chests over.

  • Bill

    We have a very wise President-elect. Democrats would have given the Medal of Freedom to Putin if he would have steered the election their way. America and Israel spy on each other and we are allies. We have had an Israeli spy in jail here for over 20 years. Governments spy on each other to survive and will do anything to effect the balance of power in their favor. This why Democrats have lost over 1000 seats in government nationwide over the last 8 years and why it will be harder to get elected as a Democrat in the future. These people are like literal and figurative dogs on a bone when it comes to their power. They are not concerned with true service to the American people and doing their business. They want power for themselves and just give their weak minded immoral voters the ILLUSION of legitimacy, which mirrors their own failed immoral lives to enact their anti human social agendas.. They are out of control in every way. They are possessed, loser creeps.

  • Thank God Hillary lost! We can all be relieved about that since the Dems took us into the wrong direction and the harm to this Country would have been irreparably. What Trump said about hacking is pure logic, don’t send sensitive emails. They can be hacked by EVERYBODY especially the private servers Hillary had. How has this Hillary hacking helped elect Trump? Somebody please explain that!
    They just want to undermine Trump at any cost because they have lost more than the Presidency.

  • Bitterwater

    Bagster, You nailed it. I too was close to a Gov owned Oilfield, Elk Hills, Cal. I could see that they could get rid of 50% of them. They finally sold it to a private company. Guess what? They let 50% go. I hope Trump cleans up that septic system.

  • No mention of how the computer of Hillary with state secrets could have been hacked. If anyone could hack what hurt her, they also could have hacked her computer.

  • Trumps remarks reminds me of NASA supposed spending of thousands of dollars to develop a pen that would write in space; the Russians just took a pencil. Put it on paper.

  • Jerome

    What difference does it make???
    Who ever hacked the DNC’s emails; they gave us the truth.
    The truth is what turned the election for Trump.

  • Jerome

    What difference does it make???
    Who ever hacked the DNC’s e-mails; they gave us the truth, and the truth is what turned the election for Trump.

  • Richardb

    And just where did he get all this information about hacking. He says he know a lot about it. Has he done it? What’s the matter with this man?

  • FIRST OF ALL…LET’S ALL REMEMBER…THAT, HILLARY CLINTON, WAS A REPUBLICAN FOR MANY YEARS…AND “A LEOPARD DON’T CHANGE THEIR COLORS”…SHE WAS FIRED OFF OF THE WATERGATE COMMITTEE…ALSO….SHE IS INTO WITCHCRAFT CALLED SHAMINANISM THAT SHE HAS USED….I BLOCKED ALL OF IT THROUGH A LOT OF MEDITATION AND PRAYER WITH MY RECIPE OF PSALMS THAT I PRAYED AND MEDITATED FOR 4 TO 5 HOURS A NIGHT….DONALD TRUMP…HAS BEEN A “LIBERAL DEMOCRAT” AS MYSELF ALL OF HIS LIFE…AND HE TOLD ME HE WENT INTO THE BACKDOOR TO BECOME PRESIDENT…AND HE SAID THINGS THAT HE DIDN’T MEAN…BECAUSE HE HAD TO GET THE REPUBLICANS VOTES….AND HE ASKS ME TO TEACH HIM HOW TO COMMUNICATE AND IF HE MADE A MISTAKE TO “CORRECT HIM…HOW HUMBLE…IS THAT”….BY THE WAY HE DOESN’T SMOKE NOR DRINK…AND I DON’T EITHER…LIKE, HILLARY AND BUSH AND OBAMA HAS DONE WITH DRUGS AND THEY ARE DRUGGIES AND ALCHOLICS FOR REAL…AND HER FILTY MOUTH AND HOW SHE CUSSED THE PRESS OUT…ETC…I WILL NEVER LET THAT WOMAN TO BECOME PRESIDENT…AND I EXPLAINED TO DONALD…LET ANOTHER OFFICE GO AFTER HER….DON’T BRING ANYMORE ATTENTION TO THIS “CRIMINAL”…WHILE YOU ARE PRESIDENT OF THE U.S.A. SHOW MERCY….BUT, IT ISN’T DONE WITH…THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT WILL NOT BE LED BY, OBAMA ANYMORE….SO, THINGS WILL BE DIFFERENT…BELIEVE ME…SO, ONCE AGAIN…I WILL HAVE, DONALD TRUMP’S BACK WITH LOTS OF PRAYER…ETC….TO HELP HIM GET THINGS DONE FOR ALL OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE….”HAPPY NEW YEAR” TO ALL OF YOU….AND GOD BLESS YOU AND ALL OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

  • NoMoreMB

    Assange , the source went to Assange, Wikileaks was where the emails etc. ended up. Who went to Assange? In 10 years Assange has never been wrong and has never revealed a source. SO point at the Russians is a false flag – Obama’s false flag to start WW 3 with Russia … because he’s a small minded, stupid, arrogant, venal, ignorant, snd-ngr, and has been repeated outclassed by Putin for 8 years. The fact of the matter is this. It was PHP code, it had the Russian alphabet in it. I can create PHP code using Russian alphabet (google will do it for you) and send it off the the newly appointed IT-ignorant twerps in US-CERT and they would have a fit over it because they’re ability in IT over the last 8 years under the snd-ngr’s rule has become pathetic, laughable, every single IT expert in the world can run rings around them, is laughing at them, especially North Korea and China. Read the last phrase carefully for source.

  • Arizona Don

    What Sean Hannity reported last night in his interview with Julian Assange is likely the facts. Julian Assange did not get his information from any Russian source. The word I understand is a disgruntled Bernie Sanders supporter released the emails while working at the DNC. There is little doubt the whole of the democratic party is corrupt. To them the end justifies the means. The fact is the progressive communistic democrats are crooked, criminals if you will. They will do anything absolutely anything to take control. If they could have gotten the guns which was another of their goals the fundamental transformation obama promised would have been completed and elections would possibly be a thing of the past. The destruction of the constitution, at least as we know it, would also be a very likely thing.

    When any political party becomes so corrupted as the democratic party has become thanks to the obama’s and clintons it is time it is dissolved completely. obama and the clintons are as corrupt as Al Capone in the height of his power. It appears they will stop at nothing to gain power.

    If Americans ignore this and do not have a legitimate investigation to find out all the facts about what happened during the last eight years (beginning with Fast and Furious) concerning the clintons and obama the corruption will only get worse. Next time it may cost our freedoms and our country. Very few Americans see how close we came to obama’s unexplained fundamental transformation being permanently installed replacing our constitution and transforming us into a communist caliphate. Or worse!

    It is obvious obama was destroying the morals here in America. With his bathroom law and lack of principles and gay marriage. He was also driving a wedge between rich and poor, black and white (as well as all the other races and ethnic groups) and even male and female. He has also successfully turned certain races against law enforcement and there are demonstrations now openly suggesting the murdering of those law enforcement officers. Just how is that now acceptable here in America? Divide and concur isn’t that the saying? Isn’t that the method to install a fundamental transformation that may require force?

    Everyone notices the large increase in crime in the last several years especially murders in cities like Chicago. Guns once again are getting the blame, unjustly I might add. Barack Obama has released over six thousand convicted criminals. Most are wrongly said to be non-violent. Consequently, is there any wonder crime has increased here in America? Add to that the open borders and imported criminals (gangs) coming unchecked across our southern border has more to do with the increase then the increase in guns. Until obama came on the scene crime was decreasing annually.

    Everything it seems obama has done for eight years now is geared to change America and not for the better. Obama is systematically destroying America and many cannot see the danger. It would not surprise me if some huge emergency did not happen in the next 16 days.

  • bob

    It’s time that we got rid of some of these people, send all of them to the Middle East, they would make great leaders for the ISIS movement. That’s their style of leadership, let Obama deal with his foreign policy blunders! Let’s see if the Clinton’s can explain their money dealings with the countries that were PAY FOR PLAY! And as for John Kerry, turn him over to Israel maybe they can trade him to the Palestinians for something worth while!

  • Mathew Molk

    No more PC! Thant is the VERY best thing about President Trump. He says it like it is. No more mealy mouthed PC bullshit.

    The commies and MSM cant handle that at all and will go into a full panic meltdown.

  • Thomas Barnes

    I can not even imagine what the left and the DNC are going to do to undermine our democratic republic after Jan. 20th.
    Seeing what they are doing now I have to wonder if those loving the left movement so much are beginning to see what they have been supporting for the past 8 years.

  • The Donald won the Presidential election. He has nothing to deny or defend to the American people. Any formal procedure would only pull him backward, but as Commander-In-Chief he must move forward. What does it matter what a bunch of cacklers are saying about him?

  • For 8 years, Obama blames President Bush on all the failures he made. Until now for 8 years it’s always “Bush fault”. Never blame himself. Instead, he relentlessly LIE, LIE, LIE to the American people to achieve his treacherous intentions to the United States. He turns around all the negative things he’d done to 180 degree and report the opposite of the truth.
    Now, who will believe him? From the beginning he started lying. Lying on the stimulus money in 2009, lying on the Benghazi case, lying on Fast and Furious, lying on the ObamaCare, lying about the IRS scandal, lying on the Bowe Bergdhal scandal, lying on Solyndra, lying in the VA medical care. Everything he does is lying. Now, what credibility is left on him to force the American people to believe him? NONE!!.
    So, President-elect Trump, please be very cautious. You are dealing with people who are addicted to LYING and are up to destroy you. They did everything to nullify your victory. The American people have chosen you to be our President. Democrats lied, and colluded during the election; they lied and cheated during the debate; democrats counted and recounted the votes, they failed. They tried to convince the electoral college votes to take the votes from President-elect Trump. They failed. Now, their last resort, they blamed Russia of helping you win the election.
    They must blame them for all the lies, corruptions, fraud, and deceptions. The American people are not really stupid to swallow all their greed of destructions. WE ELECTED TRUMP TO BE OUR NEXT PRESIDENT FAIR AND SQUARE! Democrats don’t want to give up the WH.

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  • Norm Wilson

    The average Democrat has an emotional IQ of about 68, I don’t care what their Intellectual IQ may be, they have ZERO Common sense. This has been proven over and over and yet they still won’t face the truth.
    Einstein said “The definition of an Idiot is to do the same thing over and over expecting a different result” and this is exactly what Left Wing moon bats do.

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