Sunday, July 31, 2016

Reuters — Clinton says Russia behind DNC hacking, draws line to Trump and NSA head James Clapper says to stop hyperventilating

"We know that Russian intelligence services hacked into the DNC and we know that they arranged for a lot of those emails to be released and we know that Donald Trump has shown a very troubling willingness to back up Putin, to support Putin," Clinton said in an interview with "Fox News Sunday."
Reuters
Clinton says Russia behind DNC hacking, draws line to Trump
Doina Chiacu and Roberta Rampton
The Director of National Intelligence says Washington is still unsure of who might be behind the latest WikiLeaks release of hacked Democratic National Committee emails, while urging that an end be put to the “reactionary mode” blaming it all on Russia.

“We don’t know enough to ascribe motivation regardless of who it might have been,” Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said speaking at Aspen’s Security Forum in Colorado, when asked if the media was getting ahead of themselves in fingering the perpetrator of the hack.…
Speaking on Thursday, Clapper said that Americans need to stop blaming Russia for the hack, telling the crowd that the US has been running in “reactionary mode” when it comes to the numerous cyber-attacks the nation is continuously facing.
“I’m somewhat taken aback by the hyperventilation on this,” Clapper said.…
RT
US intel head calls for end to ‘hyperventilation’ over Russia’s alleged role in DNC hack
Spy chief James Clapper said Thursday that U.S. intelligence services are facing a "version of war" with Russia — but it's too soon to blame the old Cold War rival for hacking the Democratic National Committee's emails.
He said it's also too early to say whether the people who leaked those emails are trying to throw the presidential election to Donald Trump, as Hillary Clinton's campaign has charged.

"I don't think we're quite ready yet to make a call on attribution," Clapper said at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado. "There are just a few usual suspects out there." Additionally, he said, "We don't know enough to ascribe motivation regardless of who it might have been."
The reasons for the administration's reluctance to assign blame are a combination of two factors, Clapper said: uncertainty about whether the Russians are the culprits, and the lack of a decision yet on whether the U.S. should "name and shame" them if indeed they committed the cyberattack.
Politico
Spy chief James Clapper said Thursday that U.S. intelligence services are facing a "version of war" with Russia — but it's too soon to blame the old Cold War rival for hacking the Democratic National Committee's emails.
He said it's also too early to say whether the people who leaked those emails are trying to throw the presidential election to Donald Trump, as Hillary Clinton's campaign has charged.

"I don't think we're quite ready yet to make a call on attribution," Clapper said at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado. "There are just a few usual suspects out there." Additionally, he said, "We don't know enough to ascribe motivation regardless of who it might have been."
The reasons for the administration's reluctance to assign blame are a combination of two factors, Clapper said: uncertainty about whether the Russians are the culprits, and the lack of a decision yet on whether the U.S. should "name and shame" them if indeed they committed the cyberattack.
No one should be "hyperventilating" about the hack, though, he said. "I'm shocked somebody did some hacking," he said, sarcastically taking the voice of someone who was surprised. "That's never happened before."
Top spy: Despite intelligence 'war' with Russians, it's too soon to blame them for DNC hack


Is HRC lying? — I mean exaggerating? If James Clapper doesn't know, HRC doesn't "know" either.

UPDATE

Russia Insider
Urgent: Trump's 'Putin Connection' Outed - Part I

Urgent: Trump's 'Putin Connection' Outed -- Part II (The Original Media Story was False)
William Dunkerley

7 comments:

Gary Hart said...

"Lying Hillary"

Matt Franko said...

How do you left "neoliberal conspiracy!" people explain this?

Matt Franko said...

Let's hear your explanation of this within the context of your conspiracy fantasies ....

Tom Hickey said...

Hillary is just following the lead of here political team that spread this rumor immediately after the Wikileaks release. She is using a Big Lie to deflect media attention from the fact that the DNC (her people) rigged the nomination process in her favor. If that were the headlines she would be finished, although this may finish her anyway. I don't see many Sanders people holding their noses and voting for her now.

This is do or die for her and the media is in cahoots with her, just as they were against Sanders from the outset. And Putin. And Trump.

This is the Establishment after all, and it is fighting for its life.

Matt Franko said...

Oh ok so now the DNI is not "in on it" anymore?

Tom Hickey said...

Clapper basically said that Hillary is lying. As Snowden said, the one person that would know is Clapper. He just said he doesn't know yet. Hillary claims she knows. By deduction one of them is lying. Cui bono?

Gary Hart said...

Don't get too excited about Hillary being a Democrat, remember Trump labelled all of the Republicans liars too. And he was right, they are just two sides of the same coin. If Trump does try to the things he claims, then he will probably go the way of JFK.