I guess proper political decorum is for the opposing party’s candidate to keep a very low profile during the other party’s convention.
Well, you know “The Donald’s” brand of narcissism just ain’t gonna sit still for no DNC-Con shit. The democrats and the media speculate the DNC emails were hacked by Russia in order to help get Trump elected. This, of course, is their way of suggesting Trump had something to do with it, directly or indirectly … and obfuscates the damning content of the emails exposed by Wikileaks, who says there’s no proof it was the Russians.
Rush Limbaugh today got a kick out of the media’s outrage and meltdown over Trump making such remarks, and taking the attention away from the DNC-Con…
RUSH: It’s amazing. There is a joint party meltdown going on over Trump’s press conference, particularly one tongue-in-cheek comment. One tongue-in-cheek comment, which has served the purpose of refocusing everybody’s attention on Hillary’s emails, is causing a multiple-party and multiple-movement meltdown, both on cable news and on social media.
[…] So what happened was, Trump does his one-hour press conference in violation of all of the rules. Howard Kurtz even has a piece pointing out, like I did last hour, that during conventions the other party goes on vacation.
During a party’s convention, the other party shuts up, doesn’t do anything official. Trump has blown that smithereens with a one-hour press conference today refuting and commenting on everything that we’ve seen at the Democrat convention. In addition, we’ve got who knows how many people — we’ve had Obama, we’ve had the government, we’ve had government officials, we’ve had cyber experts — saying that the Russians are behind the hacks of the DNC server, have we not?
Nobody has any other idea how we found out what’s on the DNC server where the DNC was rigging the game against Crazy Bernie so that Hillary would win. We knew that was going on before the hack. We knew that before the emails. I did, and therefore you did. But my point is, they’re out there. They’re the ones. The media, the Drive-Bys, the government, various party officials are telling us it was the Russians.
Okay, well, there’s a bunch of emails out there that we’re still trying to find out the contents of because Hillary deleted them before sending them to the FBI. Half of the 60,000 that were on her private basement server in Chappaqua. So Trump in his press conference has a little tongue-in-cheek comment, “Maybe the Russians could help us find Hillary’s missing emails.” And you would have thought that the biggest act of treason has just occurred from the meltdown that’s happening out there.
It was a tongue-in-cheek comment, and it was designed to call attention to something. It was designed to play off the fact that we’re being played. The FBI, the Department of Justice, the Democrat Party. I don’t care where you go, there isn’t anybody that wants to do anything about Hillary breaking the law, violating the law, which has been documented by the FBI director, regarding her emails. Half of ’em are missing.
She was trafficking in classified information. A woman who probably couldn’t get a security clearance today, is seeking the office of the presidency, and it matters. And yet nobody seems to be interested. So Trump throws out a line, “Maybe the Russians could find Hillary’s missing emails.” And my gosh, it’s just… Listen to this. This is David Gregory on a roundtable at CNN today, and this… It’s as close as I can get playing one sound bite to sum up the conniption fit that is happening out there.
GREGORY: You know, I’ve run out of words to express my shock in how, uh, completely beyond the pale that Donald Trump is as a potential leader of the Free World, the commander-in-chief of our country. This was truly beyond the pale. I mean, he is encouraging Russia which, by all accounts, was behind a leak of our major — uh, one of our major political parties — uh, to do more, to go beyond, to try to hack into, uh, Hillary Clinton’s server to find missing emails, to kind of get in the middle of the scandal. It’s as if, you know, eh, this is a child, eh, playing with matches who doesn’t understand how badly he and the country can get burned. It’s a very serious thing.
RUSH: How badly the country can get burned? How about how badly the country is being burned? How about how badly we are being burned? How about how badly we are being burned by current administration? And, Mr. Gregory, look, I can’t prove this, but my suspicions are that if we were talking about the Republican Party, and if the Russians had somehow hacked the RNC, I don’t think you’d be nearly as outraged. I think, Mr. Gregory, you and your Drive-By buddies would probably be demanding more.
You’d probably be running story: “What else are the Republicans hiding? What else is on those servers besides rigging the game against Ted Cruz or whatever?” If the situation was identical to what it is except it involved the Republican Party, and a Democrat candidate had gone out there and made a one-off comment about, “Hey, maybe the Russians can help us find Ted Cruz’s email,” you think that there would be all this hand-wringing in the media about, “Oh, my God!
“We’re involving a foreign government? This beyond the pale!” You’d be in there. You’d want to get every bit of information on that Republican server as you could, and you wouldn’t care how it came back. This preaching here, this holier-than-thou stuff is only because it involves Hillary Clinton, and they are so protective because they know that Hillary can’t go out and defend herself. She’s not capable of doing it. She can’t go out, even if it’s not to defend herself. […]
But I love how Ace @ AoSHQ puts it: Hillary Clinton Suddenly Admitting Her Deleted Emails Contained All Sorts of Sensitive “National Security” Information
Previous claim: the deleted emails contained wedding plans and yoga routines; no big deal if they were on an unsecured system.
New claim: Trump is endangering “national security” by suggesting Russia release these completely-innocent emails.
Mollie Hemingway @ The Federalist: Dumb Media Play Right Into Trump’s Hands On Russian Hacking
In his press conference, during which he spoke at length with the media, he said, “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.”
Immediately the press responded with outrage, saying he had “called on Russia to hack into Hillary Clinton’s email, in an unprecedented request for a rival power to influence a presidential election though cyber attacks.”
The media all agreed Trump was calling on Russia to commit espionage in order to influence a U.S. election.
What too few journalists covering this man understand is that his style is to throw something out there and not really stand behind it. See if it floats.
Even apart from the fact that trust in media is at historic lows, this is what happens after decades of hyperpartisan coverage. The reason saying “I know you want to save Hillary Clinton” stings is because everyone knows it’s true. It’s not just true of Clinton, it’s true of nearly every Democratic officeholder in the land. There are consequences to unfair coverage, and one of them is that it’s hard to take media freakouts seriously anymore.
If the media had been even a fraction as outraged by Hillary Clinton’s server, her shady lies, her foundation’s solicitation of funds from oligarchs and dictatorships while she served as secretary of State, the revelation that foreign governments had almost certainly hacked her information, this freakout by the media would come off very differently.
If the media had not spent 2012 mocking Mitt Romney for his “gaffe” of saying that Russia was our biggest geopolitical threat, if they had cared when Ted Kennedy asked the Soviets to intervene in the 1984 Democratic primary, if they briefly interrupted worship at Barack Obama’s feet when he made hot-mic promises to Russians, and so on and so forth, this would be a different story.
The media may be more outraged by calls for Russia to release emails about yoga, but for many people it’s just a reminder of how Hillary Clinton’s willful mishandling of classified information threatened national security.
And Ace also added this bit of fact that the MSM is either too ignorant to know and understand the error of their ways, or in full knowledge and are banking on the American people not to be informed of this:
Indeed, Hillary’s server was wiped (like with a cloth?) and then seized by the FBI, which has had it under air-gap (no internet connection) ultrasecurity for a year.
The Dummies like pretending that the server is still serving there, ripe for the plucking. It’s not. The FBI has given it the security it should have had all along. Unless the Dummies are claiming Trump is suggesting that Russia conduct a physical intrusion/burglary/armed robbery of the FBI’s counter-terrorism offices, then it’s physically impossible to read anything off Hillary’s servers without being on a codeword-clearance list.
Anyhow, you know how long it took the FBI to get involved in the Hillary Clinton email case. Not so with the Wikileaked DNC hacked email case: FBI is investigating the DNC email hack
And a reminder (May 2016): REPORT: Hillary’s Emails Hacked by Russia – Kremlin Deciding Whether to Release 20,000 Stolen Emails (VIDEO)
So, the obvious impossibility of a further hack from the Russians aside, any ‘national security’ fault falls squarely in Hillary’s wide lap as the possibility and probability of those tens of thousands of already hacked emails being about a wedding, a funeral, and yoga are slim to none.
We aren't 100% sure Russia hacked the DNC, but here are the top suspects: pic.twitter.com/ceyOU2ThaW
— jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) July 27, 2016
Romney: Russia is a threat.
DNC: lol ur stupid
IT experts: Russia will hack you.
Russia: I just hacked you.
DNC: Trump did this.
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) July 27, 2016