WHITE HOUSE: ‘There Were Others’ Who Hacked (Hint: China)
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Thursday that U.S. intelligence showed numerous hostile actors trying to hack into U.S. infrastructure systems during the presidential election.
Lisa Page reportedly told congressional investigators behind closed doors that China hacked into DNC emails during the election, as U.S. intelligence pivots toward China’s role in hacking Hillary Clinton’s emails in 2009 when she was Secretary of State. As Big League Politics has shown, once the Chinese got their hooks into Clinton’s non-secure server (which had an open webmail portal) during her first overseas trip for Obama, they had all her emails at all times always. So did many others. Hillary Clinton hid the fact that she had a private email server even from her own State Department, and continued using her non-secure Blackberry even after her Department told her to stop.
Sanders also said that numerous Russians involved in the low-budget Facebook plot to manipulate the opinions of the American people were anti-Trump. She is correct.
Special counsel Robert Mueller indicted thirteen Russian nationals and three Russian companies Friday for allegedly interfering in the 2016 presidential election by creating “hundreds” of fake social media accounts to share news stories.
“The defendants allegedly conducted what they called information warfare against the United States,” said deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein of “Internet Research Agency LLC, a Russian company based in St. Petersburg.”
The Russians are charged with criminal conspiracy to defraud the United States. Surely, anti-Trump fanatics will use the indictment to come after the president. The indictment states that some people “associated” with the Trump campaign “unwittingly” interacted fictitious Russian-created accounts. But no so fast.
The indicted Russians hyped Hillary Clinton and staged multiple protests against President Trump.
From the indictment:
“At the same time, Defendants and their co-conspirators, through another ORGANIZATION-controlled group, organized a rally in New York called ‘Trump Is NOT My President’ held on or about November 12, 2016. Similarly, Defendants and their co-conspirators organized a rally entitled ‘Charlotte Against Trump’ in Charlotte, North Carolina, held on or about November 19, 2016.”
The New York Times reported in glowing terms on the anti-Trump protest in D.C. on November 12, which was set up by the Russian defendants. The Times even noted a sign held by a protester that read “Putin Won.”
The Times wrote:
“They were transgender people, the children of immigrants, and parents toting infants on their back. They were families, students, and men and women of all ages and races. Many carried cardboard signs — “Show the world what the popular vote looks like,” read one, “Putin Won,” said another. As throngs marched through city streets, the participants joined in a cry of “Not my president!”
In one of the largest anti-Trump demonstrations since his election on Tuesday, a mass of people marched from Union Square in Manhattan to Trump Tower, the headquarters and home of Mr. Trump. Protesters marched around one of Mr. Trump’s buildings in Chicago. In Los Angeles, thousands of people marched up Wilshire Boulevard, forming a crowd that stretched for nearly a dozen blocks.”