On Thursday, Wikileaks tweeted out that the spin that ensued about Russian hacking was an idea that was “hatched” “within 24 hours” of her miserable election loss.
Wikileaks tweeted, “New book by ‘Shattered’ by Clinton insiders reveals that “blame Russia” plan was hatched “within twenty-four hours” of the election loss.”
New book by 'Shattered' by Clinton insiders reveals that "blame Russia" plan was hatched "within twenty-four hours" of election loss. pic.twitter.com/NDUk90Jp5q
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) May 11, 2017
The tweet shared a portion of the contents of the book Shattered, written by Jonathan Allen, who also authored HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton.
“The authors detail how Clinton went out of her way to pass blame for her stunning loss on ‘Comey and Russia,'” the portion of the book read. “‘She wants to make sure all these narratives get spun the right way,’ a longtime Clinton confidant is quoted as saying.”
“The book further highlights how Clinton’s Russia-blame-game was a plan hatched by senior campaign staffers John Podesta and Robby Mook, less than ‘within twenty-four hours’ after she conceded:
That strategy had been set within twenty-four hours of her concession speech. Moook and Podesta assembled her communications team at the Brooklyn headquarters to engineer the case that the election wasn’t entirely on the up-and-up. For a couple of hours, with Shake Shack containers littering the room, they went over the script they would pitch to the press and the public. Already, Russian hacking was the centerpiece of the argument.”
“The Clinton camp settled on a two-pronged plan – pushing the press to cover how ‘Russian hacking was the major unreported story of the campaign, overshadowed by the contents of stolen emails and Hillary’s own private-server imbroglio,’ while ‘hammering the media for focusing so intently on the investigation into her e-mail, which had created a cloud over her candidacy,’ the authors wrote.”
Was the plan to just cover for Clinton’s criminal actions as well as her pitiful loss, or was it more of an effort to make people question the legitimacy of the election of Donald Trump and incite people to violent protests?
It could be both. However, Jack Burns writes:
To this date, we’ve still yet to see a single shred of evidence that Russia hacked the US elections. In fact, the US is trying so hard to prove this nonexistent hacking they allegedly bribed a Russian man — offering him cash, citizenship, and an apartment — if he confessed to hacking Clinton’s emails on behalf of Donald Trump. He refused.
The effects of those tactics, as well as the reportedly invented story of Russian meddling, culminated this week with the firing of FBI Director James Comey. His firing took place just as investigations into Russian election meddling were ramping up.
It remains to be seen if Trump’s firing of Comey will quell the wildfire of controversy sparked by what appears to be one candidate’s incessant desire to paint her opponent as nothing more than a pawn of the Russians, and painting herself as a hapless victim.
Clinton and her followers continue to push the narrative of Russian hacking as the reason for her loss. In fact, she was doing it earlier this month when she blamed misogyny, FBI, Russia, and herself for the 2016 loss.
“It wasn’t a perfect campaign. There is no such thing,” Clinton said in a question-and-answer-session with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour. “But I was on the way to winning until a combination of (FBI Director) Jim Comey’s letter on Oct. 28 and Russian WikiLeaks raised doubts in the minds of people who were inclined to vote for me but got scared off.”
“He (Russian President Vladimir Putin) certainly interfered in our election,” Clinton said. “And it’s clear he interfered to hurt me and help my opponent.”
Yet, not one bit of evidence has been produced to affirm her assertion, not one.
“If the election were on October 27, I would be your president,” Clinton said.
Well, I’m not so sure about that either, but Clinton has shown signs of delusion in the past. There is not doubt that one cannot be a Clinton and not lie. It must run in the family.
Additionally, these lies continue to fuel the fire of anti-Trump activists in violent confrontations with Americans. While there are things I have called Donald Trump out on, and I believe rightly so, this Russian hacking nonsense is just that, nonsense. Now, everybody knows it.