This is an important comment from James Clapper, the head of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency. The reason it is important is because Democrats have gone off the rails suggesting that Donald Trump is an “illegitimate” president because they say the Russians impacted November’s election by hacking the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
MCCAIN: I thank you. And so really, what we’re talking about, is if they succeeded in changing the results of an election of which none of us believe they were, that would have to constitute an attack on the United States of America because of the effects, if they had succeeded, would you agree with that?
CLAPPER: First, we cannot say — they did not change any vote tallies or — or anything of that sort.
So the Russians didn’t change any votes. Just what did the Russians do?
Somebody, and for the sake of argument will assume it’s the Russians, hacked into John Podesta’s email account because he responded to a phishing email. We all know Democrats consider national security to be a high priority and Podesta is no exception. The password for his email account, which he freely gave up to the phishing email, was “Password.”
After getting into Podesta’s email account the hackers were able to download emails from his Clinton Campaign account and were able to get into the Democratic National Committee’s email server where they downloaded more emails. The hackers then turned those emails over to WikiLeaks. WikiLeaks published them.
By publishing Clinton campaign and DNC emails the American people were able to see just how craven Democrats really are. They saw in detail the long-running campaign by the Democratic National Committee to make Hillary Clinton the Democratic nominee and freeze out Bernie Sanders. They saw just exactly what Democrats think of the American people. Did that have an impact on how they voted? Here’s James Clapper on that subject.
CLAPPER: And we have no — we have no way of gauging the impact that — certainly the intelligence community can’t gauge the — the impact it had on the choices the electorate made. There’s no way for us to gauge that.
“We have no way of gauging the impact.” And guess what, neither do Democrats or Democratic operatives in the media with bylines. And even if some votes were changed from Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump, whose fault is that? Is that the fault of the hackers or is that the fault of the Democrats who wrote the emails?
Debbie Wasserman Schultz was forced to resign as head of the Democratic National Committee because the emails revealed that she really was working for the Clinton campaign, not the Democratic Party. Donna Brazile took DWS place as head of the DNC and she was forced to step down from the DNC and from her role as a CNN commentator because she fed debate questions to Hillary Clinton.
The emails paint a trail of corruption from dozens of other people as well.
The key element in all of this is that not once has anyone come forward to show that any email that was made public by WikiLeaks was doctored or in any way changed. WikiLeaks didn’t create the emails the Democratic leadership did.
Keep this in mind when you listen to Democrats whining about why they lost the election. They lost it because of who they are and who Hillary Clinton is not because of anything anybody else did.
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