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Russian government hackers penetrated DNC, stole opposition research on Trump
Russian government hackers penetrated the computer network of the Democratic National Committee and gained access to the entire database of opposition research on GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, according to committee officials and security experts who responded to the breach.
The intruders so thoroughly compromised the DNC’s system that they also were able to read all email and chat traffic, said DNC officials and the security experts.
The intrusion into the DNC was one of several targeting American political organizations. The networks of presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were also targeted by Russian spies, as were the computers of some GOP political action committees, U.S. officials said. But details on those cases were not available.
Only the Washington Post is covering this slant to the story. By contrast, the TV news media is now starting to act like this incursion was the fault of the Democrats.
As always, they’re missing the real story. Trump’s new enemy WAPO starts off their piece with the true meat of the problem: why are the Russians so interested in what dirt the Dems have on this admirer of Putin?
The TV shows aren’t asking, but you can be damned sure that if the shoes were reversed they’d be all over the story. Imagine if Hillary were the Putin admirer instead, and the Russians were trying to find out what oppo Trump had on her.
At the very least they’d be wondering what’s going to happen to the information. Then — in about two or three hours — there’d be lots of talk about how “some people feel” that the Clintons “aren’t trustworthy” and that “many critics” have pointed to “a number of suspected conspiracies involving the Clintons” in the past. We’ve heard it before.
It wouldn’t be just FOX News. It would be all of the TV news networks. Because some people are saying.