Intelligence officials from the State Dept. revealed to reporters Wednesday that they have been closely monitoring several Russian blogs and websites to determine whether hackers from Moscow obtained former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails.
“Russian intelligence agencies are suspected of cyberintrusions that obtained sensitive political information contained in Democratic National Committee networks,” The Washington Times reported. “(The) computer networks of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation were also compromised.”
Moreover, officials feared that Russian President Vladimir Putin wanted to use these classified emails either to blackmail Clinton if and when she becomes president or prevent her from becoming president altogether by releasing the emails before the November election.
The former plan seems more likely, given that Putin has made it abundantly clear that he considers Trump to be a “bright” man who he could “get along very well with.”
Either way, Russia appeared to have the upper hand, and as such, U.S. intelligence remained at its complete and utter mercy.
This news came only weeks after it was revealed by Ars Technica that the individual who hacked the DNC “left behind fingerprints implicating a Russian-speaking person with a nostalgia for the country’s lost Soviet era.”
All signs therefore pointed to the Russians being in possession of Clinton’s emails. What remained to be seen was what they plan to do with them.
One thing is certain — it was the incompetence of both the DNC and Hillary Clinton that allowed this situation to transpire in the first place. They screwed up again, and because of their mistakes, the United States government is now pretty much at the mercy of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
And this woman thinks she should be our next president?
[published by Conservative Tribune]
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