News of email accounts belonging to top officials in the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) being hacked during the 2018 midterm elections has dropped, in a development that shouldn’t have shocked anybody.
The incompetence of the NRCC can be clearly seen by the abysmal results of the midterm elections for Congressional Republicans. But their incompetence goes even deeper when the situation surrounding the hack is reviewed.
In the past year and a half, the NRCC has paid the cyber-security firm Crowdstrike $120,000 for “computer support.”
But even with the hefty payments, Crowdstrike was not able to identify the security breach, which occurred eight months ago in April.
Instead, it was a managed security services provider who identified the breach, and then alerted Crowdstrike, according to Politico. In response, the NRCC did not tell the public, or other Republican leaders, but did notify the FBI.
These revelations, showing incompetence from Crowdstrike, shouldn’t have been surprising.
Crowdstrike is the same cyber-security firm used by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) prior to the infamous email breach of the 2016 election, which resulted in their emails being leaked to WikiLeaks.
As the Daily Caller’s Luke Rosiak points out, although Crowdstrike began responding to the email breach on May 5, 2016, the emails continued to be stolen for weeks:
“CrowdStrike was responding to the DNC’s hack as of May 5, 2016, but emails continued to be stolen for weeks. In fact, the majority of the emails WikiLeaks published were not even written until after May 5. That’s despite the fact that CrowdStrike claimed it knew within minutes that the problem was a specific virus and that it was tied to Russia.
CrowdStrike, which is led by a Russian ex-pat and a former FBI official, took until June 10, 2016, to replace all the software in a move it believed would put an end to the breach. The last DNC email WikiLeaks published was written on May 25.”
So despite the incompetence of Crowdstrike being on public display, the NRCC chose to have them work on their behalf.
TROLLED: Pelosi For Prison Banner Flown Over Her San Francisco District
It calls for Pelosi to be locked up for her “crimes against America.”
Liberals in San Francisco were immediately triggered Thursday morning by the sight of an impossible-to-miss 25-foot by 80-foot “Pelosi for Prison” banner flying in the spy upon the left-wing stronghold.
Her lawlessness, ignorance and corruption have gone on for too long!
— DeAnna for Congress🇺🇸vs Nancy (@DeAnna4Congress) February 6, 2020
The banner, paid for by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Republican opponent, DeAnna Lorraine, directs those who see it to a petition, located at PelosiForPrison.co, which calls for Pelosi to be jailed for her “crimes against America.” With the banner coming just a day after President Donald Trump’s acquittal in the Pelosi-driven impeachment hearings, it is a sign that some conservatives are moving off of the defensive, and instead focusing on offensive attacks against left-wing figures like Pelosi.
Speaking with Big League Politics, Lorraine states that the banner was a part of her plan to expose Pelosi’s record while in the Congress, along with her “egregious crimes against America.”
“I am running for Congress to clean out the corruption that is Nancy Pelosi. Instead of caring for the people of
San Francisco and advancing their issues on a national scale, she spends her time conducting asinine
impeachments and investigations that amount to absolutely nothing” said DeAnna. “It’s past time we start
hitting her hard on her record of poor leadership and egregious crimes against America, and I look very much
forward to retiring her in November.”
This banner definitely gets that message across, and surely has Nancy Pelosi shaking with rage.
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