Monday, October 17, 2016

Politico: Clinton’s team unleashes Watergate attack against Trump

Mod: Are Russia's hacks of DNC email the modern equivalent of the Watergate break-in?

 Clinton’s team unleashes Watergate attack against Trump (Politico) - In an essay shared with POLITICO, the campaign accuses Trump and Russia of criminal theft. Four decades after five men broke into the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate, Hillary Clinton’s campaign is trying to frame the hacking of her campaign chairman’s email as a repeat of the most famous political scandal in American history – and to directly implicate Donald Trump.

“What did Trump know, and when did he know it?” the campaign asks in an essay that will post on Medium, a play on the famous line from the Senate’s Watergate investigation. (“What did the President know and when did he know it?” Sen. Howard Baker asked then.)

“We’re witnessing another effort to steal private campaign documents in order to influence an election,” Clinton campaign spokesman Glen Caplin writes in an early version of the post, which was shared with POLITICO. “Only this time, instead of filing cabinets, it’s people’s emails they’re breaking into…and a foreign government is behind it.”

Clinton’s campaign has been increasingly frustrated by media coverage of campaign chairman John Podesta’s stolen emails, which are being released by the thousands every morning on Wikileaks.

Major news outlets have treated the internal correspondence of top campaign officials as a treasure trove of unfiltered information about how Clinton’s operatives navigated a thorny and prolonged primary challenge, and dealt with the almost-crippling State Department email scandal, which defined the early months of Clinton's campaign.

Private email conversations about Chelsea Clinton, where former presidential aide Doug Band accused her of acting like a "spoiled brat kid" who "hasn't found her way and has a lack of focus in her life" have had internal repercussions.

And portions of Clinton's secretive paid speeches in front of Wall Street banks -- where she touts the importance of having a "public and a private position" on contentious political issues -- could still have reverberations for the former secretary of state down the line.

But the Democrat’s campaign has argued that newsrooms should ignore the emails or at least identify them as hacked – not leaked – documents.

Clinton press secretary, and former Justice Department spokesman, Brian Fallon, first compared the Wiki release to Watergate last week in a tweet. But Saturday’s Medium post marks the start of a more deliberate push that will carry through the final three weeks of the campaign to frame the emails as part of a criminal hack – and to make the electronic files seem as compromised to the media and to voters as reading and reporting on a stolen physical document.

The campaign will lean into the suggestion that Trump or his close advisers are connected directly to the hack, which is widely believed to be tied to Russia.

Donald Trump needs to condemn these illegal hacks and denounce Russian efforts to intervene in our election,” Caplin writes. “Why is Trump protecting Putin by lying about Russia’s role in these hacks? What did his campaign know and when did they know it? Why won’t he condemn this? With less than a month until Election Day, these are the questions we need answered — and soon.”

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WikiLeaks: Assange's internet link 'severed' by state actor (San Francisco Chronicle) - WikiLeaks says that founder Julian Assange's internet access has been cut by an unidentified state actor. Few other details were immediately available.

Assange has been up holed up at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London for more than four years after skipping bail to avoid being extradited over sex crimes allegations.

The cramped quarters haven't prevented the Australian transparency activist from working and WikiLeaks continues to deliver scoops, including revelations that have rattled Hillary Clinton's campaign for president as the U.S. election enters its final stretch.

Calls, texts and emails left with WikiLeaks weren't immediately returned Monday. A woman who picked up the phone at the embassy said: "I cannot disclose any information." An email to Ecuador's ambassador wasn't immediately answered. London's Metropolitan Police declined comment.

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49 comments:

  1. From the beginning, Trump has been modeling his campaign on that of Nixon's. What a great role model.

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    1. From the beginning, Trump has been modeling his campaign as the very successful reality TV producer Mark Burnett told him to. That's what Burnett was hired to do.

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    2. Burnett's reality shows have been successful. But as far as Trump's campaign goes, the polls make it look like they're about to go down in a landslide. In that way Donald is much more like McGovern than Nixon.

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  2. The problem with the modern day Republican party is that there isn't enough unity, and all of the mod's anti Trump articles prove this. They're ten to one over the anti Hillary blogs. I can understand people not wanting to vote for Trump for a variety of reasons, but there is absolutely no way that any informed, intelligent person can vote for Hillary. The mod's blogs in recent weeks doesn't reflect this. I'm sure this explains why activity on his site has nose dived over the last year or so. I'm guessing the anti Trump talk on a mass scale here is to cater to the liberal cesspool that California has become. Smart in a way, I suppose, if the only goal is to increase site hits. Feels like a sellout to me.

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    1. I think part of the problem is that Trump and his craziness is just so much more interesting than anything Hillary does. Trump is a train wreck, Hillary is a tire change.

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    2. Ok but California has always been a liberal cesspool,that's why I live here. Do you feel that most people of color,females,gays,youths,and highly educated are unintelligent and uninformed? These are the people voting for Hillary.
      To say the Republican party is not united is an understatement,they are a suicidal train wreck.
      I will not defend Mod.he's a big boy. Although he does irritate me on occasion.

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    3. Again- the tattler has never once said anything positive about Hillary Clinton. You're a conspiracy nut... "liberal cesspool"? Insane.

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    4. Just because you think Trump would be an unmitigated disaster for this country doesn't make you a bad person.

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  3. "I'm sure this explains why activity on his site has nose dived over the last year or so."
    "Smart in a way, I suppose, if the only goal is to increase site hits."

    Huh?

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  4. CNN Poll of Polls: Clinton leads Trump by 8 points

    (CNN) Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is leading her Republican rival Donald Trump by eight points among likely voters, according to the most recent CNN Poll of Polls, released Monday.

    The poll average shows Clinton has 47% of support from likely voters, Trump at 39% support, Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson with 7% and Green Party nominee Jill Stein getting 2%.

    The Poll of Polls averages result from the four most recent publicly-released national polls that meets CNN's standards for publication. All of the polls included the four-way match-ups with the third party candidates. The poll of polls does not have a margin of sampling error.

    All four of the polls were taken after release on October 7 of a 2005 "Access Hollywood" tape showing Donald Trump making lewd comments about women. Since then many Republican elected officials have rescinded their support for the GOP nominee, and several women have come forward accusing Trump of unwanted sexual advances.

    Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/17/politics/cnn-poll-of-polls-hillary-clinton-donald-trump/


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  5. How come no one hacks Trump's campaign emails? The tweets are crazy, the emails would prove what a lunatic he is and how his people have no control over him.

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    1. Might be the only way to get his tax returns.

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    2. Report: Newsweek Attacked by Hackers After Negative Donald Trump Story

      Newsweek reporter Kurt Eichenwald tweeted Friday that a negative story about Donald Trump was temporarily down Thursday night after the paper’s website was attacked by hackers.

      Eichenwald reported Thursday that a company controlled by Trump took steps to invest in Cuba in the 1990’s and took business trips to Havana, a violation of the U.S. embargo. But late Thursday, Newsweek‘s website went down entirely.

      At first, Eichenwald announced that that website went down because of high traffic. But half an hour later, he said the site was attacked by “hackers.”

      http://www.mediaite.com/online/report-newsweek-attacked-by-hackers-after-negative-donald-trump-story/

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    3. Putin is in his corner,and not everyone is a criminal dictator.Most of the folk in this country play fair.

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    4. After Trump's billion dollar business collapse in the 1990s it was Russia and its oligarchs that bailed him out. The Russians pretty much own him, and some of the things that come out of his mouth reflect this.

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    5. Just like Denzel in the movie "training day".

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  6. No one needs to hack Trump's emails. We already know he is crazy. He confirms it every time he opens his mouth.

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  7. No one hacks Trumps email, because they are all about policy.
    Hillary threatened her friend Julian Assange; so now she's being hacked.
    What is it about Hillary's web of deceit don't you get?

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    1. Comedy post of the day.

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    2. Pure inversion of the truth, 7:52.

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  8. Sierra Madre is changing management and the Tattler gives the appearance of change. The Moderator may be getting ready for a retirement of this site. They both have in common of being one sided and only interested in protecting their opinions; amazing what a rush, the illusion of power gives a person.

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    1. A Trumpian level of inaccuracy

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    2. 8:02, if that's how you feel about the site, why on Earth do you come here?

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  9. Clinton Foundation just shut down Julian Assange abilty to send out any informatiin over the internet. Has the appearance of what is Saudi Arabia would do.

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    1. Assange is wanted for sexual molestation in Sweden. Interesting heroes the Trumpers have.

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    2. Dang!! where do you get all this information? Hopefully the Saudis and the Clinton Foundation don't have that ability,but my government does. Or it could be a Verizon problem "Can you hear me now?"

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    3. Trumpies specialize in crazy talk.

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    4. 8:27 So was Clinton and Gore and so many others. The one thing in this day and age that you can accuse but not always prove.

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  10. I think people who only watch Fox News are shocked by some of things that are being said outside of that bubble. A cold rush of reality that appears to jam up their heads a little once they are exposed to what the rest of the world has to say.

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    1. Also the folks that only listen to stations such as CSN would be as shocked? Too bad the media doesn't present facts and keep their opinions to themselves. People will believe whatever fits into their view of their little world and damn be the facts. Both major parties as a world wide joke.

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  11. Richard Nixon. Ended Vietnam War. Ended Draft. Established the EPA. Desegrated the South. Opened depolmatic Relationships with China. Signed anti- balistic Missile Treaty with Russia. Transferred power from Washington to the States.
    Hillary is a mess. Under this Administration which she vows to continue; race relations are at an all time low. The elites; Hillary and her Minions are fighting to make the USA a Government run Country. Diplomatic Relationships are a joke under this Secretary of State. We are having missile shots aimed and firedthe at our Navy; we are continuing warfare on the ground in the Middle East. We have home grown Terrorism and Islamic sponsored Terrorism.
    It is time for a change. Our Politicians have failed us. I am voting for a non- Politician.

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    1. Oh oh revisionist history alert.

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    2. 8:31 needs to go read some polls. That was he'll understand just how unimportant all of that nonsense he posts really is to most people.

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  12. Umm; the rest of the World is laughing at Washington D.C. Why do you think Obama is fund rasing today? The rest of the Foreign Heads of State see him as a joke and wont even take his calls.
    Bill Clinton is/was wanted for molestation; he is still by Hillary's side. So what are you trying to say? If Julian Assange forgave Hillary for wanting him dead; that he would be at her side? Your probably right. Molesters do tend to stay in the cesspool together or in the very least , fly the airways of the Lolita Express.

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    1. Trump's trial for child molestation is in December.

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    2. Odd as soon as you say "molester" I think of Trump?
      Who wants Slick Willie for molestation? The Fox police maybe?
      "The rest of the Foreign Heads of State see him (president Clinton) as a joke and wont even take his calls". Ok I believe that lol
      You are correct"the rest of the World is laughing at Washington D.C." because of your Trumps antics.

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    3. Every time someone criticizes Trump, he turns it around and blames it on the Clintons. Weirdest thing ever. It is a lot of what he talks about. This election has been turned into a reality show.

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    4. The most Googled question over the past two days has been: "Does my Trump sign go in the trash or the recycling bin?"

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    5. For 8:47 -
      Lawsuit accusing Donald Trump of raping 13-year-old girl gets December hearing
      http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/lawsuit-accusing-trump-raping-girl-13-december-hearing-article-1.2828413

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  13. How come it takes so many in the Democratic Party; Obama his wife, Joe Biden his wife, Sanders,Kerry, well over 200 staff on payroll to get excitement out over Hillary.
    Trump is using his own money for campaign and has a small staff assisting. He is attracting hugh crowds eager to listen to him.

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    1. Trump likes to stand in front of people and be cheered because he craves the adulation. But political campaigns are won by organizing things like GOTV campaigns. Boots on the ground, that sort of thing. Trump couldn't care less about that kind of work, never did it, and he is about to pay a very unhappy price.

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    2. How come it takes so many..... Because everybody loves a circus

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  14. Trump Hurt by Misconduct Claims as Clinton Lead Widens

    West Long Branch, NJ - Hillary Clinton is currently ahead of Donald Trump by 12 points among voters likely to cast ballots in November. This is up from the 4 point lead she had last month and marks a return to the large advantage Clinton held shortly after the Democratic convention. The latest Monmouth University Poll finds more than 6-in-10 voters believe claims of unwanted sexual advances by Trump are likely to be true. Voters differ on whether language used by Trump in an Access Hollywood video is typical "guy talk" or not - mainly depending on which candidate they support. At the same time, recently leaked information about Clinton's speeches to Wall Street makes some voters less likely to support her, but has had a negligible impact on the race overall.

    Currently, 50% of likely voters support Clinton and 38% back Trump, with 5% supporting Libertarian Gary Johnson and 2% backing Jill Stein of the Green Party. Clinton held a much slimmer 46% to 42% lead just three weeks ago.

    https://www.monmouth.edu/polling-institute/reports/MonmouthPoll_US_101716/

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  15. So the FBI is in bed with the Clinton's.
    The pay to play cover up of Benghazi arrests involving the Embassy in Libya was put to bid for cushy appointments over seas. A trade off with Hillary to decommission the Classified markings on the emails.
    Wonder if the Head of Department was Director Colmy who made this deal?

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    1. Yes I wonder? Thanks for the credible info as always.

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    2. You should read the latest election polls. Nobody cares about this old and discredited story except a few goofy trolls. Trump is an unhinged madman. People are concerned about that. He is going to lose in a landslide. Pull your head out of the sub firma and try some fresh air for a change.

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    3. Benghazi retread just makes me laugh at this point.

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  16. Sounds like Russia and its dictator are working overtime today to meddle in our elections.

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  17. POLLS MEAN NOTHING! THERE ARE MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF US TRUMP SUPPORTERS WHO ARE HIDING IN THE DARK TO QUIETLY PLACE OUR VOTE FOR THE DONALD. MAKE AMERICA GRATE AGAIN!

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