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Podesta Email Wiki Hack

Post by lennygoran » Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:36 am

Right when I was feeling good this morning while watching the Today show with NBC announcing Hillary ahead by 50% to 40% these troubling Podesta email hacks by wiki seem to be a distraction! Regards, Len :(


In his first remarks since WikiLeaks began releasing thousands of his hacked emails, John D. Podesta, Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, said Tuesday that Russian intelligence officials intent on swaying the election to Donald J. Trump had been responsible for the illegal breach into his account.

“I’ve been involved in politics for nearly five decades,” Mr. Podesta told reporters aboard the Clinton campaign plane. “This definitely is the first campaign that I’ve been involved with in which I’ve had to tangle with Russian intelligence agencies,” he added, “who seem to be doing everything that they can on behalf of our opponent.”

Without verifying the authenticity of the emails, Mr. Podesta said that he had spoken with the F.B.I. “as a victim” of hacking. The Obama administration, like Mr. Podesta, believes the Russian government has been trying to help Mr. Trump with its hacking, including the theft of emails of the Democratic National Committee this year.


A private email server used by Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state has been the focus of a half-dozen inquiries and legal proceedings.


Mr. Podesta said Mr. Trump had “essentially adopted lock, stock and barrel” a foreign policy that would favor the interests of President Vladimir V. Putin.

Mr. Podesta also cast blame on Julian Assange, the head of WikiLeaks and an avowed critic of Mrs. Clinton. He said WikiLeaks had strategically released the first batch of his emails Friday afternoon to distract attention from the damaging video that had just emerged of Mr. Trump making lewd comments about women.

“It wasn’t any coincidence, I think, that within minutes of the ‘Access Hollywood’ tape coming out, they decided that this was their countermove,” Mr. Podesta said.

The hacked emails have not done much to help Mr. Trump in the polls, but they have proved to be a persistent distraction. Earlier on Tuesday, some newly released emails suggested that a senior Clinton campaign aide had been in touch with government officials about the release of her State Department emails, exchanges that prompted accusations of collusion from Republicans on Tuesday.


The timing of the release of Mrs. Clinton’s State Department emails was critical information for her aides, who were devising strategy on how to respond to any story lines that could emerge. But the communication between the campaign and the Justice Department appeared to have simply been updates on a court case related to the emails, information that was publicly available.

Brian Fallon, the campaign’s press secretary, told other campaign aides in May 2015 that he had just received information about a case from someone at the department.

“DOJ just filed a briefing saying the gov’t proposes releasing HRC’s cache of work-related emails in January 2016,” Mr. Fallon wrote.

“Get out!???” replied Cheryl D. Mills, a lawyer and longtime adviser to Mrs. Clinton.

The correspondence came months before the F.B.I., which is part of the Justice Department, opened an investigation into Mrs. Clinton’s handling of classified emails at the State Department. In July, the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, said Mrs. Clinton had been “extremely careless” but recommended no charges, which the Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, accepted.

Though the information Mr. Fallon passed on reflected no internal Justice Department thinking, the connection between a senior Clinton aide and the department stoked accusations that the Obama administration had conspired with Mrs. Clinton’s camp.

The correspondence released Tuesday showed “a level of collusion which calls into question the entire investigation into her private server,” said Jason Miller, a senior adviser to Mr. Trump’s campaign. Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana, Mr. Trump’s running mate, also brought it up at two events in Iowa.

The day after Mr. Fallon’s exchange on the Justice Department’s court filing, he provided additional information to other campaign aides on the case. “DOJ folks inform me there is a status hearing in this case this morning,” he wrote. “So we could have a window into the judge’s thinking about this proposed production schedule as quickly as today.”

Mr. Fallon declined to comment on the exchanges. A Justice Department spokeswoman did not respond to requests for comment.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/12/us/po ... f=politics

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Re: Podesta Email Wiki Hack

Post by John F » Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:58 am

Everything in this year's presidential campaign has been a distraction from what political campaigns are supposed to be about. By now, I should think that most Americans are taking these Wikileaks in their stride unless they reveal something actually incriminating, and I'm surprised you still let yourself be distracted when they don't. There's nothing in this latest leak that can do any actual damage - and that in itself persuades me that Wikileaks has nothing serious in reserve. No doubt they will release a bunch of stuff on November 6 or so, but by then people's minds will have been made up, and many of them will already have voted early or by mail.
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Re: Podesta Email Wiki Hack

Post by lennygoran » Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:07 am

John F wrote: I'm surprised you still let yourself be distracted when they don't. There's nothing in this latest leak that can do any actual damage - and that in itself persuades me that Wikileaks has nothing serious in reserve.
I can only hope you're right-still I worry that this will give Trump leaning people some justification-yeah I'll be worrying until those election results start coming in-I assume but haven't checked on this but I imagine the early east coast calls will let us know pretty early Election Night if she's got it-Florida, NC, Va and Pa. Regards, Len

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Re: Podesta Email Wiki Hack

Post by John F » Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:47 am

Trump-leaning people need no justification - nothing can change their minds, they are impervious to reason. You've probably seen the news stories about this. The target of the Wikileaks is shaky Clinton voters, such as those who supported Bernie Sanders last spring, and the few who remain undecided. And the explosions of one Trump revelation after another have surely drowned out whatever noise the Podesta e-mails might have made.

Like you, I'll be somewhat on edge until the last votes are in and counted. There's no need to worry for Hillary Clinton now, barring actual assassination (she's already survived character assassination), but without a Democratic majority in the Senate and House she'll be facing a stone wall on inauguration day, as Barack Obama did in 2012, and won't be able to get anything done. Not to mention impeachment motivated by political hatred. At least with a Senate majority she will be able to appoint Supreme Court justices and make it stick. So I'll be watching the returns just as closely as you will.
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Re: Podesta Email Wiki Hack

Post by John F » Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:14 am

We may see no more WikiLeaks disclosures for a while. WikiLeaks is Julian Assange, who is hiding out in the Ecuadorian embassy in London from an arrest warrant in Sweden for a sex crime. According to this story in the NY Times, the embassy has cut off Assange's access to the Internet and thereby to the WikiLeaks backlog of stolen messages. But here's the story.

Julian Assange of WikiLeaks Unplugged
By ERNESTO LONDOÑO
OCT. 18, 2016

Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, has lost some of his guest privileges at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. After shielding the Australian anti-secrecy activist for more than four years from potential prosecution in Sweden, where he faces sexual assault charges, Ecuador cut off Mr. Assange’s access to the internet over the weekend, according to WikiLeaks.

In a tweet, WikiLeaks said Secretary of State John Kerry pressured Ecuador’s foreign minister last month to prevent Mr. Assange from disclosing more emails involving Hillary Clinton. A State Department spokesman called the allegation “simply untrue.”

The Ecuadorean government confirmed it had restricted internet access at the embassy, saying it “respects the principle of nonintervention in the internal affairs of other states.” It also said Mr. Assange’s asylum status was unchanged. When Quito offered him refuge in June 2012, the government of President Rafael Correa saw an opportunity to rankle Washington, which he and other leftist leaders accuse of undermining their socialist governments. But relations between the United States and Ecuador have warmed up somewhat in recent years.

Mr. Correa’s government noted that it limited internet access after WikiLeaks released “a wealth of documents impacting on the U.S. election campaign.” They were hundreds of emails from the personal account of John Podesta, Mrs. Clinton’s campaign chief, including many innocuous exchanges.

In a recent interview, Mr. Correa said a Trump presidency would be better for Latin America, noting that it was during the administration of George W. Bush when populist leaders in several countries rose to power and banded together to repudiate America’s arrogant approach to foreign policy. That said, he also allowed that if he were American, he’d vote for Mrs. Clinton. “I know her personally and I have great appreciation for her,” he said. “For the good of the United States and the good of the world, I’d want Hillary to win.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/19/opini ... ugged.html

A more detailed article saying essentially the same thing is here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/19/world ... bassy.html
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