The Wall Street Journal reported last month that it wasn’t only the Democrat National Committee that hackers tried to breach. The Journal quoted group of anonymous “people close to the investigation” who said the hackers’ failure to penetrate RNC servers “indicated a less aggressive and much less persistent effort by (allegedly) Russian intelligence to hack the Republican group than the Democratic National Committee.” In the end, the hackers were able to harvest only a single email from a “long-departed RNC staffer.”
So Republicans would’ve had their documents leaked too – they just bothered to actually secure their servers. It’s incredible that the same people getting hacked saw no problem in backing a presidential candidate who used and sent classified information over an unsecured private email server.
Last night, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was interviewed by Sean Hannity, and denied that his sources were Russian in origin. They didn’t need to be sophisticated State-backed Russian hackers, as hacking the DNC was so easy a child could do it, according to Assange.
As Fox News reported: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange told Fox News’ Sean Hannity in an exclusive interview that a teenager could have hacked into Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s computer and retrieved damaging email messages that the website published during last year’s election campaign.
“We published several … emails which show Podesta responding to a phishing email,” Assange said during the first part of the interview, which aired on “Hannity” Tuesday night. “Podesta gave out that his password was the word ‘password’. His own staff said this email that you’ve received, this is totally legitimate. So, this is something … a 14-year-old kid could have hacked Podesta that way.”
Assange also claimed that Clinton herself made “almost no attempt” to keep her private emails safe from potentially hostile states during her tenure as secretary of state. WikiLeaks published more than 50,000 emails detailing dubious practices at the Clinton Foundation, top journalists working closely with the Clinton campaign, key Clinton aides speaking derisively of Catholics and a top Democratic National Committee (DNC) official providing debate questions to Clinton in advance.
Assange has repeatedly denied claims by the Obama administration that Russia was behind the cyberattacks that exposed the DNC and Podesta emails. Assange also has repeatedly insisted that WikiLeaks’ source for the emails was not the Russian government or any “state party,” and said the outgoing administration was attempting to “delegitimize” President-Elect Donald Trump by making those claims.
You can watch the interview in its entirety below:
Unfortunately for iberals still blaming “Russian hackers,” they should be reminded that the truth is still the truth no matter where it comes from.
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]