Trump AGAIN Calls Russian Meddling "A Big Hoax"!

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Trump has once again backtracked on his attempt at correcting his giant faux pas at the Helsinki Surrender Summit, where he was siding with Vladimir Putin over U.S. intelligence agencies:

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/07/trump-again-makes-clear-he-doesnt-believe-intelligence-community-on-russian-meddling.html

This will be the talk of Washington again on Monday. All day. There will be people questioning the President's mental stability after this latest reversal. And rightfully so.
 
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You're IGNORING this statement, released to the American public, on October 7. 2016, a full month BEFORE the election, as you ALWAYS HAVE:

https://www.dhs.gov/news/2016/10/07/joint-statement-department-homeland-security-and-office-director-national
For Immediate Release
DHS Press Office
Contact: 202-282-8010

The U.S. Intelligence Community (USIC) is confident that the Russian Government directed the recent compromises of e-mails from US persons and institutions, including from US political organizations. The recent disclosures of alleged hacked e-mails on sites like DCLeaks.com and WikiLeaks and by the Guccifer 2.0 online persona are consistent with the methods and motivations of Russian-directed efforts. These thefts and disclosures are intended to interfere with the US election process. Such activity is not new to Moscow—the Russians have used similar tactics and techniques across Europe and Eurasia, for example, to influence public opinion there. We believe, based on the scope and sensitivity of these efforts, that only Russia's senior-most officials could have authorized these activities.

Some states have also recently seen scanning and probing of their election-related systems, which in most cases originated from servers operated by a Russian company. However, we are not now in a position to attribute this activity to the Russian Government. The USIC and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) assess that it would be extremely difficult for someone, including a nation-state actor, to alter actual ballot counts or election results by cyber attack or intrusion. This assessment is based on the decentralized nature of our election system in this country and the number of protections state and local election officials have in place. States ensure that voting machines are not connected to the Internet, and there are numerous checks and balances as well as extensive oversight at multiple levels built into our election process.

Nevertheless, DHS continues to urge state and local election officials to be vigilant and seek cybersecurity assistance from DHS. A number of states have already done so. DHS is providing several services to state and local election officials to assist in their cybersecurity. These services include cyber “hygiene” scans of Internet-facing systems, risk and vulnerability assessments, information sharing about cyber incidents, and best practices for securing voter registration databases and addressing potential cyber threats. DHS has convened an Election Infrastructure Cybersecurity Working Group with experts across all levels of government to raise awareness of cybersecurity risks potentially affecting election infrastructure and the elections process. Secretary Johnson and DHS officials are working directly with the National Association of Secretaries of State to offer assistance, share information, and provide additional resources to state and local officials.
 
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“We were frankly more concerned in the run up to the election to the possibilities of vote tampering, which we did not see evidence of,” Obama explained, according to Breitbart. “And we’re confident that we can guard against.”

Though Obama did acknowledge some interference by hackers purportedly directed by Moscow, he also downplayed the effect of the hacks and questioned the media’s focus on them.

“What’s happened to our political system where some emails that were hacked and released ended up being the overwhelming story, and the constant source of coverage — breathless coverage — that was depicted as somehow damning in all sorts of ways when the truth of the matter was it was fairly routine stuff?” Obama remarked.


https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/obama-trump-russian-hacking/
 
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“We were frankly more concerned in the run up to the election to the possibilities of vote tampering, which we did not see evidence of,” Obama explained, according to Breitbart. “And we’re confident that we can guard against.”

Though Obama did acknowledge some interference by hackers purportedly directed by Moscow, he also downplayed the effect of the hacks and questioned the media’s focus on them.

“What’s happened to our political system where some emails that were hacked and released ended up being the overwhelming story, and the constant source of coverage — breathless coverage — that was depicted as somehow damning in all sorts of ways when the truth of the matter was it was fairly routine stuff?” Obama remarked.


https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/obama-trump-russian-hacking/
Yes, actual VOTE TAMPERING was not evident and the extent of Russia's attempted interference was not well understood. QUIT defending treason.....coward.
 
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“We were frankly more concerned in the run up to the election to the possibilities of vote tampering, which we did not see evidence of,” Obama explained, according to Breitbart. “And we’re confident that we can guard against.”

Though Obama did acknowledge some interference by hackers purportedly directed by Moscow, he also downplayed the effect of the hacks and questioned the media’s focus on them.

“What’s happened to our political system where some emails that were hacked and released ended up being the overwhelming story, and the constant source of coverage — breathless coverage — that was depicted as somehow damning in all sorts of ways when the truth of the matter was it was fairly routine stuff?” Obama remarked.


https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/obama-trump-russian-hacking/
This is badly dated information. We now know MUCH more about the scale and scope of what the Russians were doing in 2016 than we did in late 2016:
In the wake of the humiliating Surrender Summit in Helsinki, both Senator Marco Rubio and Representative Paul Ryan have repeated their earlier claims that the Russian election hacking effort on Donald Trump's behalf was a failure. Paul Ryan: "It is also clear it didn't have a material effect on our elections."

The latest issue of The Economist explodes this rubbish for the nonsense that it is. From the Lexington column on page 23 of the July 21-27 issue:


"Not so. The margin of Mr. Trump's victory in the electoral college was tiny, a matter of just under 80,000 votes in three rust belt states. Any one of Hillary Clinton's unforeseen troubles could account for that: including her late fainting fit, James Comey's blundering or an illicit Russian social media campaign that suggested she was in league with the devil. And a bigger Russian intervention, the cyberwar on behalf of Mr. Trump described in Robert Mueller's indictment of 12 Russian military intelligence officers, could have hurt her more than all the rest combined. It appears to have been better-resourced, longer-running and more extensive and ingenious than almost anyone imagined."

"The special counsel's indictment describes a global network of anonymous servers and bitcoin miners, rampant identity theft and money-laundering, all focused on the Russian objective of getting Mr. Trump elected. The Russian spies, whose identities, responsibilities and individual activities the indictment meticulously identifies, had a free run of Mrs. Clinton's party and campaign computer files until a few weeks before the election. The indictment suggests that they may have additionally stolen the Clinton team's voter-targeting data, which in the hands of her opponent could have been a devastating weapon."

"Even if those numbers were pinched (and Mrs. Clinton's data people claim to have seen other proof to that effect), it would be impossible to know whether Russia swung the election for Mr. Trump. Yet given the extent of its effort and given that it need only have shifted 0.03% of the total number of votes from the Democrats to the Republicans, it might well have done. There is certainly no basis on which to conclude that it did not."
 
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This is badly dated information. We now know MUCH more about the scale and scope of what the Russians were doing in 2016 than we did in late 2016: ...


Not really. Not factually factual. Scale? Scope? They [Russians] spent $100,000.00 on ads on social media that few saw, and many saw only after the election, or were never seen by anyone. The Facebook and Twitter people have explained this.

Mueller describes hacking into both Democrats and Republicans.

Hillary lost, get over it already.