The Washington Post...By way of the New York Times ….Plays back the sequence of events that started with the FBI contacting the Democratic National Committee by phone (Talking to contract person working for the DNC) to warn them that the Russians where inside their one of their computer network ‘s….The DNC IT person receiving the call, not believing the FBI agent caller WAS an FBI agent….
That Agent calling back several times over the next few weeks as the Russians continued to explore the DNC’s computers email….
That contract person did look into his system using unsophisticated software , did not notice anything unusual…
Several months later the FBI notified the DNC that its computer was now linked to computers in Russia….
Months after that FBI agents met in person with DNC IT people…..
IT TOOK THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE LEADERS including Debbie Wasserman Schultz NINE MONTHS to sit down with senior FBI people to discuss that fact that the Russian’s where ALL OVER their computer networks…..
The FBI did NOT want to let on that they knew what the Russians where doing and the Republicans when told of the situation couldn’t care less….The Leaks where helping their guy…..
The Republican party IS for the most part looking away from this because they are about to complete a trifecta , with the help Vladimir Putin, someone their guy Donald Trump and his friends coming into power admire and have done business with….
It is also important that the Obama White House was privy to this whole situation and kept ‘hands off’ it appears ….President Obama has reluctantly ordered and investigation into the matter, but seems NOT worried about the Russian, but only about helping to give that keys of White House to Trump & Co. so he can move down the road to his own private life again…That while his party quietly simmers with their hair on fire as the Media does another story everyday on how Trump & Co. is fumbling along …..
The D.N.C.’s fumbling encounter with the F.B.I. meant the best chance to halt the Russian intrusion was lost. The failure to grasp the scope of the attacks undercut efforts to minimize their impact. And the White House’s reluctance to respond forcefully meant the Russians have not paid a heavy price for their actions, a decision that could prove critical in deterring future cyberattacks.
The low-key approach of the F.B.I. meant that Russian hackers could roam freely through the committee’s network for nearly seven months before top D.N.C. officials were alerted to the attack and hired cyberexperts to protect their systems. In the meantime, the hackers moved on to targets outside the D.N.C., including Mrs. Clinton’s campaign chairman, John D. Podesta, whose private email account was hacked months later.
Even Mr. Podesta, a savvy Washington insider who had written a 2014 report on cyberprivacy for President Obama, did not truly understand the gravity of the hacking….
Leading Democrats were sidelined at the height of the campaign, silenced by revelations of embarrassing emails or consumed by the scramble to deal with the hacking. Though little-noticed by the public, confidential documents taken by the Russian hackers from the D.N.C.’s sister organization, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, turned up in congressional races in a dozen states, tainting some of them with accusations of scandal.
In recent days, a skeptical president-elect, the nation’s intelligence agencies and the two major parties have become embroiled in an extraordinary public dispute over what evidence exists that President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia moved beyond mere espionage to deliberately try to subvert American democracy and pick the winner of the presidential election.
Many of Mrs. Clinton’s closest aides believe that the Russian assault had a profound impact on the election, while conceding that other factors — Mrs. Clinton’s weaknesses as a candidate; her private email server; the public statements of the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, about her handling of classified information — were also important.
With everyday that passes after this election ?
The more I come to believe that Donald Trump did NOT win this election on his own….
The Democrats worked to GIVE it to him and the Republicans….
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