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US accuses Russia of trying to interfere with 2016 election

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posted on Oct, 7 2016 @ 03:06 PM
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Washington (CNN)The Obama administration said Friday it was "confident" that Russia was behind recent compromises of emails about upcoming US elections.

The announcement marks the first time the US has accused Russia of hacking into US political systems. Earlier in the week, the two countries broke off formal talks about a resolution in Syria.

"We believe, based on the scope and sensitivity of these efforts, that only Russia's senior-most officials could have authorized these activities," the Department of Homeland Security and Office of the Director of National Intelligence said in a joint statement.

"The recent disclosures of alleged hacked emails on sites like DCLeaks.com and WikiLeaks and by the Guccifer 2.0 online persona are consistent with the methods and motivations of Russian-directed efforts," the statement added. "These thefts and disclosures are intended to interfere with the US election process. Such activity is not new to Moscow -- the Russians have used similar tactics and techniques across Europe and Eurasia, for example, to influence public opinion there."

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So it's official the USA is accusing Russia of interfering with our presidential election just like they have interfered with elections in Europe.
This is more build up rhetoric related to the Syrian crisis.



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posted on Oct, 7 2016 @ 03:10 PM
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If the current administration and the possible future Hillary administration has nothing to hide, then why do they care?



posted on Oct, 7 2016 @ 03:12 PM
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Yes, its an unorthodox perspective but I can very well see how exposing corruption could influence the upcoming election.



posted on Oct, 7 2016 @ 03:12 PM
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double

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posted on Oct, 7 2016 @ 03:13 PM
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The Obama admin has helped overthrow at least 2 governments and tried and failed with 2 more. We have no business making complaints about other countries interfering in ours when we start coups de etats that kill thousands.



posted on Oct, 7 2016 @ 03:13 PM
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a reply to: WilburnRoach

Donald's BFF Putin came to the rescue. It's funny that Russia isn't interested in the RNC at all.
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posted on Oct, 7 2016 @ 03:19 PM
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a reply to: WilburnRoach

Good thing we United States does not get involved in middle east elections...Arab Springs rin
bell? How about Gadafi and Saddam getting ousted/killed..sure we had nothing to do with those elections after the terminations...wonder if we got involved with any elections in Afghanistan...

So we ignore the lies and deception by the DNC and channel shock towards Russia...people are so easily mislead..



posted on Oct, 7 2016 @ 03:20 PM
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"We believe, based on the scope and sensitivity of these efforts, that only Russia's senior-most officials could have authorized these activities,"


An official statement saying "We think you guys did it"

Official Russian response... Russia giggles and says "nuh uh!"



posted on Oct, 7 2016 @ 03:24 PM
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Washington (CNN)The Obama administration said Friday it was "confident" that Russia was behind recent compromises of emails about upcoming US elections.


Well the fact that the Obama Administration "said" this only confirms it's not true.

Same with just about anything coming from the Clinton/DNC Campaign.




posted on Oct, 7 2016 @ 03:27 PM
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For reference, and some detail.

www.abovetopsecret.com...

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posted on Oct, 7 2016 @ 03:32 PM
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The administration loves to point the fingers at others.

It absolutely loves to blame, and deflect.

But I have no idea what they are whining about.

Their supporters don't bat an eye or even care just how corrupt it is.



posted on Oct, 7 2016 @ 03:51 PM
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Drum up that fear so the DHS can control the current election based on polling security.



posted on Oct, 7 2016 @ 03:54 PM
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a reply to: WilburnRoach

I find the hypocrisy in that statement par for the course from not only this administration but the whole chain of 'em dating back to before there was a United States.

When hasn't the United States, when it serves the governmental interests, not interfered in the affairs of other nations? I can't think of any, at any time, in our entire 200 plus year history.



posted on Oct, 7 2016 @ 03:57 PM
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a reply to: seagull

Good point.

The US government doesn't interfere with elections, they just take out leaders as they see fit.



posted on Oct, 7 2016 @ 04:00 PM
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a reply to: WilburnRoach

Mmmmmm, do I smell a set up here?
So, if this doesnt go the way the administration wants it too, they can cry fraud?



posted on Oct, 7 2016 @ 04:02 PM
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a reply to: TonyS

No. Not really. That's Trump's gig.


 

Seagull is spot on. But likewise with his assessment, hypocrisy has always been a mainstay of government.


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posted on Oct, 7 2016 @ 04:03 PM
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posted on Oct, 7 2016 @ 04:07 PM
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I see...so when Trump wins they can blame the Russians. Then Trump does not want to attack the Russians so he looks like one who is in it. The fix is in....internal Clinton polling must be a bitch right now.



posted on Oct, 7 2016 @ 04:11 PM
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originally posted by: seagull
a reply to: WilburnRoach

I find the hypocrisy in that statement par for the course from not only this administration but the whole chain of 'em dating back to before there was a United States.

When hasn't the United States, when it serves the governmental interests, not interfered in the affairs of other nations? I can't think of any, at any time, in our entire 200 plus year history.


Oh i agree with you.

What goes around comes around.

So if Russia succeeds we are going to be better off? When Trump kneels before Putin?



posted on Oct, 7 2016 @ 04:13 PM
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a reply to: WilburnRoach

Absolutely not. There is no way, that I'm capable of envisioning, that we are better off with influence like that present at the very top of our govt.

That Russia, or USSR, has in the past attempted to influence our elections is probably obvious, but at the level we're hypothesizing/fearing? Yee, Gods, that's some next level Manchurian Candidate stuff there. We should be very worried.



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