Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Podesta Gave Away His Password

We've known this for months. John Podesta allowed his email account to be hacked. He offered access to his information because he screwed up and his staff screwed up.

in addition, the guy's password was "password"!

From FOX News:

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 Part I of the interview, which aired on "Hannity" Tuesay 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."

...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 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.
When it comes to Podesta, he granted access to his account.

That was not some sort of sophisticated cyberattack. It was his mistake.

When it comes to the Obama administration's claim that the Russian government was behind the hacking alleged to influence the election, there's something that doesn't make sense.

Why would Russia want Trump to be president? It certainly seems it would have been in Russia's interests to have Hillary Clinton, an appeaser, be elected and continue the dreadfully misguided and weak Obama foreign policy.

Trump has promised to rebuild our military. Why would Russia want that?

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