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Hackers broke into the computer systems of the Barack Obama and John McCain campaign teams during the US presidential race and stole a ''serious amount of files" in an operation that US government cyber experts believe originated from China.
The Secret Service and FBI warned Obama and McCain earlier this year that their computer networks had been infiltrated by foreign hackers who downloaded large quantities of information from the campaign networks.
"You have been compromised, and a serious amount of files have been loaded off your system," an FBI agent said, according to a report in Newsweek magazine.
The report went on to say that technical experts speculated the hackers were Russian or Chinese. The FBI apparently told Obama the attack had not been carried out by political opponents.
The U.S. has a long history of attempting to influence presidential elections in other countries – it's done so as many as 81 times between 1946 and 2000, according to a database amassed by political scientist Dov Levin of Carnegie Mellon University.
That number doesn't include military coups and regime change efforts following the election of candidates the U.S. didn't like, notably those in Iran, Guatemala and Chile. Nor does it include general assistance with the electoral process, such as election monitoring.
Where was the outrage when China and Russia hacked McCain and Obama?
originally posted by: neoholographic
Watch this epic take down of Wolf Blitzer by Rand Paul. The hatred in Wolf's face tells you everything you need to know.
originally posted by: Allaroundyou
a reply to: neoholographic
We are not upset that Clinton lost the election. We are upset that she even ran. But come 2020 there will be a new face. One that cannot be trifled with. If you pay close attention Democrats are slowly stepping away from this bull snip about Trump. They are preparing for this lady that WILL win if she decides to run. And there is NOTHING the Republican Party can throw at her.
originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Allaroundyou
If she's for lower taxes, fewer regulations, smaller government, strong border security, then I may vote for her.