The Democrats are trying to blame their crushing loss at the polls on alleged Russian hacking. However, more and more officials are calling their election scapegoat into question.
Barack Obama spoke to Trevor Noah from Comedy Central for an interview. During this, Obama says, “…organizations affiliated with Russian intelligence were responsible for the hacking of the DNC.” Now, the director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, said that he does NOT support the claims the CIA made about Russia, as per the Daily Mail.
The director of National Intelligence is in charge of overseeing the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the National Security Agency, and all other intelligence agencies, and he has no evidence to support what Obama is claiming.
A spokesperson for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said, “ODNI is not arguing that the agency (CIA) is wrong, only that they can’t prove intent.”
Government officials have alleged that the Russians hacked both the DNC and RNC but only made the DNC’s email available to Wikileaks.
However, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus has argued that there was no hacking of the RNC’s emails. Indeed, it is hard to believe the officials alleging this could determine the RNC was hacked without having a copy of the emails to prove it.
In the video, the president tells Trevor that he has called for a full-scale investigation into the Russian hacking of the DNC despite the fact the director of National Intelligence says he does not support what the CIA has said. These allegations are part of a larger leftist narrative that the Trump administration is going to cozy up to Russia.
Russia is one of the largest and energy-richest countries in the world, and it is about time we actually had a productive relationship with the country. Unlike the failed Russian reset from Hillary Clinton, Trump’s policies will actually allow us to work with the Russians in areas of mutual interest.
This story comes as Donald Trump has nominated Rex Tillerson, CEO of ExxonMobil, as secretary of state, who has significant connections to Russia. Naturally, the oil industry CEO has worked with many nations, especially those with oil. The left is now claiming that having a relationship with Russia is a bad thing, and some are considering fighting Tillerson’s confirmation for this reason.
The truth of the matter is that the Democrats lost the election because of their choice of candidate, not because of Russian interference. Now, their party is scrambling for new leadership and blaming the election on anything but Clinton and themselves.
It is time for us to get our party hats on because Obama is about to leave office. Hopefully, he will not be whining about what Trump is doing from the golf course anymore.