Courtesy of Politico:To make clear: @Newsweek posted story on Trump/Cuba. Hackers attacked, took site down. Lots of IP addresses involved. Main ones from Russia.— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) September 30, 2016
Newsweek suspects that hackers are to blame for the crash of its website on Thursday night, after it published an article about Donald Trump’s company secretly conducting business in Cuba in the 1990s.
"We don't know everything. We're still investigating," Newsweek editor in chief Jim Impoco told POLITICO. "But it was a massive DDoS attack, and it took place in the early evening just as prominent cable news programs were discussing Kurt Eichenwald's explosive investigation into how Donald Trump's company broke the law by breaking the United States embargo against Cuba."
As of Friday afternoon, Impoco told POLITICO that the main IP addresses involved in the hack were Russian, but that there was "nothing definitive" about the ongoing investigation.
Probably just a coincidence, right?
I don't know about the rest of you but I am getting dizzy trying to keep up with all of Trump's bullshit.
And the thing is that we know if this were ANYBODY else this campaign would have gone up in flames over a year ago.
You know SNL starts back up tonight with Alec Baldwin on deck to play "The Donald."
It makes me wonder if the writers are happy that there is so much to work with, or like myself overwhelmed by the never ending stream of scandals, gaffes, and unhinged tweets?
P.S. By the way just in case you missed it here is the Newsweek article that started all of the trouble.
Update: This just in courtesy of the Daily Beast:
Suspicion is mounting about Donald Trump’s ties to Russian officials and business interests, as well as possible links between his campaign and the Russian hacking of U.S. political organizations. But GOP leaders have refused to support efforts by Democrats to investigate any possible Trump-Russia connections, which have been raised in news reports and closed-door intelligence briefings. And without their support, Democrats, as the minority in both chambers of Congress, cannot issue subpoenas to potential witnesses and have less leverage to probe Trump.
Well so much for putting country ahead of party.