- 7:30 am Saturday, December 17th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree
As President Obama pointed his finger directly at the Russians over election year hacking of Democratic Party aides, intelligence officials are now presenting a united front about Russian involvement in the 2016 race for President, as Mr. Obama defended the conclusions of the U.S. Intelligence Community.
“The intelligence that I’ve seen gives me great confidence in their assessment that the Russians carried out this hack,” the President said, blaming Russia for getting emails both from the Democratic National Committee and top Hillary Clinton aide John Podesta.
Here’s a quick review of where we are on this story:
1. The CIA and FBI now [More]
- 3:46 pm Friday, December 16th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree
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President Obama defended his administration’s election year reaction to intelligence that Russia was behind email hacks of Democratic Party officials which played a sizeable part in the 2016 campaign, though Mr. Obama made clear at a year end news conference that the Russian meddling did not alter the counting or casting of votes in November.
“The intelligence that I’ve seen gives me great confidence in their assessment that the Russians carried out this hack,” the President said, “the hack of the DNC and the hack of John Podesta.”
By not dramatically addressing it in the months before Election Day, the President said [More]
- 6:56 am Friday, December 16th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree
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While Democrats in recent days have demanded a full public investigation of Russian involvement in hacks of Democratic Party officials and campaign workers of Hillary Clinton in 2016, President-Elect Donald Trump continues to turn that argument back on Democrats and the White House, raising questions about post-election sour grapes.
“Why did they only complain after Hillary lost?” Mr. Trump tweeted on Thursday.
The President-Elect continued to mock the reaction of Democrats before sunrise on Friday morning.
Some Republicans have joined Mr. Trump to criticize the Obama Administration, arguing there was a reason why nothing was done before the election about the Russian election [More]
- 9:39 pm Thursday, December 15th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree
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On his second of four stops this week, President-Elect Donald Trump told a raucous crowd in Pennsylvania on Wednesday night that his administration will be ready to go to work on January 20, as he once more vowed to bring back jobs to America in a Trump Administration.
“We are going to rebuild our country,” Trump said in Hershey, Pennsylvania. “We’re going to do it ourselves.”
“My administration will follow two simple rules – buy American and hire American,” Mr. Trump said to cheers.
The President-Elect did not address the ongoing political feud over how Russia inserted itself into the 2016 elections, [More]
- 10:38 pm Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree
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The post-election dustup over charges that Russia was behind the email hacks of Democratic Party officials and a top aide to Hillary Clinton only seemed to expand on Wednesday, as a GOP Senator said his campaign email had been hacked, and allies of President-Elect Trump feuded with the U.S. Intelligence Community over what is really known about the Russian operation.
I have had a lot of people in recent days ask questions about the rumblings over possible Russian interference in the 2016 elections, what has been proven, what has not, and what sort of evidence is out there and more.