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  • Mike Morell, Cited in ‘Russia Hacking’ Stories, Works for Longtime Clinton Aide Phillippe Reines

    12/14/2016 8:18:13 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dec. 14, 2016 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – Mike Morell, the former acting director of the CIA, is generating headlines for claiming that alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election amounts to “the political equivalent of 9/11.”
  • Trump Won the Election Fair and Square — That Doesn’t Mean the Russians Played No Part

    12/14/2016 8:08:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 154 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/14/2016 | Jonah Goldberg
    No, the Russians did not decide the election, but their attempt to influence it merits serious attention from all parties. Of course Donald Trump thinks it’s “ridiculous” to claim the Russians rigged the election for him. Even if Vladimir Putin confessed to the crime on Russia Today, Trump would not believe it, because to do so is not in his nature. I do not want to shock the reader, but Trump has a very high opinion of himself and a tendency to reject evidence that contradicts that opinion, combined with an eagerness to find corroboration of his self-regard wherever possible....
  • Some Free Advice for the Democratic Party

    12/13/2016 5:03:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | December 13, 2013 | Michael Barone
    Herewith some unsolicited free advice for the Democratic Party. Whether it's worth more than the price I leave up to Democrats to decide. The first thing to remember is that the Democratic Party is the oldest political party in the world. It's had its ups and downs over many years. Under any fair reading of history, it has done many good things for this country and the world. It is not going away any time soon. But it is in a bad way. Its chances of recapturing the presidency in 2020 depend largely on decisions by Republicans and on events...
  • The Law Might Allow Electors to Get Intel Briefing About Putin/Trump Connections (barf alert!)

    12/12/2016 3:22:41 PM PST · by drewh · 41 replies
    Law News ^ | | 4:57 pm, December 12th, 2016 | Chris White
    A group of ten electors to the Electoral College wrote a letter to the Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, requesting full intelligence briefing on any alleged ties between President-elect Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin. This effort is receiving a great deal of attention in the political world, especially among those who are hoping it may finally be the way to stop Trump from taking the White House in January. Legal experts tell it will be tough for the electors to get what they are seeking. However, there is a way that it could possibly happen, but...
  • FBI Disputes CIA's "Fuzzy And Ambiguous" Claims That Russia Sought To Influence Election

    12/12/2016 3:11:21 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12/12/2016
    Since election day, Democrats have engaged in a panicked attempt to leverage their last couple of weeks in control of the executive branch to delegitimize the Trump presidency.  Obama has even gone so far as to order a "full report" on Russian tampering in the 2016 election cycle to be completed before he leaves office (see "A "Soft Coup" Attempt: Furious Trump Slams "Secret" CIA Report Russia Helped Him Win").  Of course, we should simply ignore the fact that a true investigation of such allegations would take much longer than the one month that Obama has left in office...
  • Wisconsin, Pennsylvania Officially Called for Trump

    12/12/2016 2:02:28 PM PST · by RC one · 38 replies
    Donald Trump has won the recount in Wisconsin, officials announced on Monday, certifying the president-elect as the 2016 victor in the Badger State. The recount, spearheaded by Green Party candidate Jill Stein, called into question Trump's narrow victory in the state, but the resulting recount found few errors. Shortly before the state's Elections Commission certified the recount results on Monday, the state had overturned just 25 votes, the The Washington Post reports. Trump still leads Clinton by approximately 22,000 votes in the state. Pennsylvania officials also certified Trump's victory on Monday—the state, however, had rejected Stein’s request for a recount.
  • Hillary Loses Again...Wisconsin for Trump; PA for Trump; Michigan for Trump...

    12/12/2016 1:58:44 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 30 replies
    Me | Dec 12, 2016 | HarleyLady
    It was just announced that Wisconsin votes were counted and Hillary lost again...she lost Michigan, she lost PA. Therefore, IMHO I think that all the Electoral Votes in these three States should be doubled for President Elect Donald Trump and Vice President Elect Mike Pence... What God has His Hands on, God NEVER fails...
  • Saudi Arabia Has Funded 20% Of Hillary's Presidential Campaign, Saudi Crown Prince Claims

    12/12/2016 5:13:23 AM PST · by xzins · 70 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | Jun 14, 2016 3:57 AM | Tyler Durden
    As a reminder, It is illegal in the United States for foreign countries to try to influence the outcome of elections by funding candidates. That appears not to have stopped the Saudis, however. “Saudi Arabia always has sponsored both Republican and Democratic Party of America and in America current election also provide with full enthusiasm 20 percent of the cost of Hillary Clinton’s election even though some events in the country don’t have a positive look to support the king of a woman (sic) for presidency,” the report quoted Prince Mohammed as having said. According to the US Federal Election...
  • This Close election means every explanation for Hillary’s loss is plausible

    12/12/2016 12:26:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/12/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Democratic strategist Joe Trippi had an interesting insight into a problem currently faced by Democrats as they seek to rebuild their brand and win future elections. Because the election was so close, with Trump winning three swing states by a total of about 80,000 votes, it’s impossible to sort out which factors really mattered in Clinton’s loss.As Trippi points out, Democrats can point to almost any explanation, from Russian hacking to Bernie Sanders to explain the 2016 loss, which means different factions of the party have very different views about what to do next. From the Hill: Trippi also...
  • CIA figures out what pretty much everyone else knew(WHAT?!)

    12/12/2016 8:47:37 AM PST · by rktman · 52 replies ^ | 12/11/2016 | David Freddoso
    If you are surprised to find out that Russia was interfering in the election, trying to influence voters in favor of Donald Trump, then I have a question for you: What rock were you hiding under for the last 18 months? On social media, the pro-Russia propaganda coming out of the Trump corner has been relentless for well over a year. Conservatives resisting Trump during the primaries ran into and remarked on this repeatedly, finding at various times a combination of either useful-idiot white nationalists (the so-called alt-right) or suspiciously foreign-sounding voices, or both at the same time, stridently defending...
  • Democrats trumped election hacking before blaming it on the Russians

    12/12/2016 8:16:03 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Dec. 12, 2016 | Judi McLeod
    Proof that the Barack Obama-executive-ordered “full review” of “Russian and other interference in the United States electoral process” is another false flag operation is there for all to witness in the 2012 open mic conversation he infamously had with President Dmitry Medvedev. “Let me get reelected first”, Obama opined, “Then I’ll have a better chance of making something happen.”
  • The New York Times and Washington Post “Intelligence Sources”

    12/11/2016 2:33:15 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 143 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Dec. 11, 2016 | Sundance
    The Sunday Talk Shows are filled with various left-wing punditry using two media reports from the Washington Post and New York Times claiming anonymous, albeit transparently political, “intelligence officials” who state the Russian government “hacked the U.S. election“.
  • Time For Congress to Secure Electoral Process

    12/11/2016 2:16:07 PM PST · by jmclemore · 38 replies
    It's time for congress to demonstrate just how serious they are about electoral integrity. Elections matter and no State should be allowed to undermine the public confidence in it's accuracy. We need to reject any state who fails to meet a shared common standard including Voter Identification and participation in a nationwide database crosscheck to verify if a voter has already cast a ballot. 1. Photo ID : if the party wants your support they should furnish you with a registration card with your photo on it. 2. National Voter Status Database : record includes 3 entries A) Registered :...
  • Wikileaks Bombshell: John Podesta Owned 75,000 Shares in Putin-Connected Energy Company

    12/11/2016 12:48:44 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct. 13, 2016 | Jerome Hudson
    Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta’s membership on the executive board of an energy company, Joule Unlimited, which received millions from a Putin-connected Russian government fund, also included “75,000 common shares,” according to an email exchange uncovered by the Wikileaks hacks.
  • Trump Fires Back at CIA Efforts to Undermine His Presidency

    12/10/2016 8:29:05 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 50 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Dec. 9, 2016 | Kristinn Taylor
    In a statement released Friday night, President-Elect Donald Trump blasted the CIA over a leaked report that claimed, without evidence of direct involvement, that Russia interfered in the recent presidential election to help elect Trump over rival Hillary Clinton. The leaked CIA report was first reported by the Washington Post Friday evening. Earlier Friday it was reported President Obama had ordered a “full review” due by the end of his presidency on allegations of Russia’s hacking to influence the election.
  • CIA Reportedly Concludes Russian Interference Aimed To Elect Trump

    12/10/2016 7:23:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 140 replies
    NPR ^ | 12/10/2016 | Emma Bowman
    U.S. intelligence officials have determined that Russia interfered with the 2016 election, specifically to help Donald Trump win the presidency, The Washington Post first reported on Friday. In addition to hacking into Democratic organizations, Russians hacked the Republican National Committee's computer systems, according to the Post — but they did not release any information that might have been retrieved from Republican networks. "Intelligence agencies have identified individuals with connections to the Russian government who provided WikiLeaks with thousands of hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and others, including Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman, according to U.S. officials," the Post reports....
  • Netanyahu to Remain in Office Despite Obama-Linked Efforts ( interfering in Israel Elections )

    12/10/2016 5:52:49 AM PST · by rface · 6 replies
    Center for Security Policy ^ | March 18, 2015 | Aaron Kliegman
    (( In the way of the growing meme regarding the Fake News about the US elections that Trump won the White House, I wish to go back a short time to some Real News about when the Obama team actively interfered in the elections in Israel to prevent Netenyahu from being re-elected. Obama Failed. )) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party won a surprising victory in yesterday’s elections over the Zionist Union headed by Isaac Herzog, despite the efforts of an anti-Netanyahu campaign linked to President Obama. ·evidence has indicated that Obama-linked personnel directly participated in campaigning against Netanyahu....
  • The Role of States, as States, in the Electoral College

    12/09/2016 7:46:27 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    Cato At Liberty ^ | December 9, 2016 | Roger Pilon
    Of all those whose predictions were dashed by this year’s presidential outcome (“Trump is headed toward a major loss” his Oct. 19 headline blared), few have been more exercised than the Washington Post’s E.J. Dionne (“white identity politics and male self-assertion triumphed” he railed the day after). Yesterday, in a piece titled “America will soon be ruled by a minority,” he joined the chorus now condemning the “undemocratic” Electoral College—in the name of the Founders, no less, the very men who created it. Ever the good progressive, he fails to appreciate the role states were meant to play in ordering...
  • A Bosnian Sniper Survivor Decries Fake News…

    12/09/2016 6:48:02 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 16 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Dec. 9, 2016 | Sundance
    The professional left is really trying hard to embed a narrative about the need for divergent political opinion to be labeled as “fake news”. Cue the creepy jackboot marching music in 3… 2… 1….
  • EU set for ANOTHER hammerblow: Geert Wilders’ Freedom Party soars ahead in polls

    12/08/2016 8:04:11 PM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 25 replies ^ | 12/8/16 | Katie Mansfield
    DUTCH right-wing Freedom Party has soared ahead to lead the polls ahead of the parliamentary elections. The party, led by the controversial Geert Wilders, would beat prime minister Mark Rutte’s ruling conservative liberals if elections were held today. The Freedom Party (PVV) can count on 29 seats out of the 150-seat chamber, according to the latest IPSOS poll, making it the largest party in the Netherlands. In the space of one month the popularity of the PVV has surged with an increase of six seats.