Monday, December 12, 2016

John McCain and other Senators issue bipartisan press release confirming that Russia hacked our election process.

Courtesy of the United States Committee on Armed Services: 

U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Member of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), Senate Democratic Leader-elect, and Jack Reed (D-RI), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Armed Services released the following joint statement today in response to news reports on the CIA’s analysis of Russian interference with the 2016 election: 

“For years, foreign adversaries have directed cyberattacks at America’s physical, economic, and military infrastructure, while stealing our intellectual property. Now our democratic institutions have been targeted. Recent reports of Russian interference in our election should alarm every American. 

“Congress’s national security committees have worked diligently to address the complex challenge of cybersecurity, but recent events show that more must be done. While protecting classified material, we have an obligation to inform the public about recent cyberattacks that have cut to the heart of our free society. Democrats and Republicans must work together, and across the jurisdictional lines of the Congress, to examine these recent incidents thoroughly and devise comprehensive solutions to deter and defend against further cyberattacks. 

“This cannot become a partisan issue. The stakes are too high for our country. We are committed to working in this bipartisan manner, and we will seek to unify our colleagues around the goal of investigating and stopping the grave threats that cyberattacks conducted by foreign governments pose to our national security.”

You know there are very few times these days that I wish I could be a bug on the wall in Sarah Palin's house.

But I would LOVE to have seen her face when she read this.

Remember these are the Senators that first received that CIA briefing way back in September. And they are very likely the ones who argued against keeping it under wraps until after the election.

Apparently even Mitch McConnell recognizes that he cannot just sit back and do nothing: 

McConnell said he wanted a “bipartisan” congressional investigation into Russian interference, ruling out a special committee and instead saying the Senate Intelligence Committee could proceed with the probe. 

“The Russians are not our friends,” McConnell said at a news conference, embracing a probe. “I hope those in responsibility in the new administration share my view.”

I think that this is likely only politically pandering on the part of McConnell, but if it results in some investigations that will have to be good enough. 

For now. 


  1. Anonymous11:09 AM

    Donald himself for over a year said the Election was rigged. period. Sending out the loud mouths to attempt to sway again and bully everyone? Guilty...honk honk the evidence is there and connects. Professional Liars suck.

  2. How will they deal/cope with "those in responsibility in the new administration" when Lord Voldemort says, "I don't believe it, so it didn't happen. Fuck off and mind your backs and your families safety...."

  3. He hasn't even taken office yet and already he has a caused a deeply divided country, a divided party and has elite congress members fighting him.

    He will have to squelch this mutiny FAST or it will spread -- undermining his Strongman pose he tries to fill with blowhard talk.

    Time for another rally, there, Hair Donny?

    1. Anonymous1:32 PM

      president fubar

    2. Anonymous2:50 PM

      Fuhrer Fubar to u.

  4. Anonymous11:46 AM

    I think McConnell (sp?) is having his "deer in the headlights" moment and realizing there is no way he can get out of this with any credibility without looking like he is totally on board with this investigation. Yes - he knew about this back in September and threatened Obama if he (Obama) exposed it McC would claim it was a partisan move. Uhhh...well here we are and now everyone knows about it.
    Is there enough dirt - I mean good soil - to cover all of the crap this "not even in office yet" administration has created for all of us to deal with?

    Pat Padrnos

    1. Anonymous12:29 PM

      McConnell, of Kentucky, is pure scum...proven time and time again since his initiation of leading the national Republican party into obstructing every move President Obama made! Plus, they tried to stop his being elected a second term! Which McConnell flunked bigly at that too! Thank God!

    2. Anonymous6:40 PM

      His state should recall him with this new revalation.

    3. So Obama can't expose the Russian involvement in the elections (and possible Trump ties to Russia) but it's OK for the FBI's Comey to spew innuendo 11 days before the election?

      Fuck that!

  5. Anonymous11:47 AM

    Ex-CIA Heavy: Russia Hacks ‘The Political Equivalent Of 9/11’... Bipartisan Anger Grows Over Election Interference... McConnell Backs Probe... Ryan Gives Bizarre, Noncommittal Response To Meddling... Trump Trashes CIA’s Findings: ‘I Don’t Believe It’... Bolton Pushes ‘False Flag’ Conspiracy Theory... Team Trump Goes On Defense Over Electoral College Lawsuit... COUNTDOWN: 7 Days Until Electors Officially Cast Votes...

    Trump warns Electoral College lawsuit could undermine his election

    1. Anonymous12:07 PM

      And I am thrilled that some electors have come out and asked to be filled in.

    2. Anonymous2:53 PM

      Brief them on the Russian hacks. Brief them on the conflicts of interest that are being hidden because he won't release his taxes. The electors need to do what Mcconnell wouldn't do, put country ahead of party.

  6. Anonymous11:48 AM

    Electoral College Members Request Intelligence Briefing On Russian Election Interference

  7. Anonymous11:48 AM

    Ryan’s Bizarre Response To Russian Election Hack: It’s Serious, But Ignore It

  8. Anonymous11:49 AM

    Bolton Pushes ‘False Flag’ Conspiracy, Implies Obama Administration Could Be Behind Election Hack

    1. There's your propaganda misdirection of lies. You better believe the Nazis are already spreading that lie.

  9. Anonymous11:50 AM

    Kremlin Praises Secretary Of State Frontrunner Rex Tillerson As ‘Highly Professional’

    Tillerson’s appointment would add another figure in Trump’s cabinet with close ties to Russia.

  10. Anonymous11:50 AM

    Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman is calling for all information related to the Russian hacks and interference in the US presidential election to be made public by the Obama administration.

    1. Anonymous12:25 PM

      I sure hope President Obama releases everything he has to stop Trump from taking the oath of office on January 20, 1917.

    2. Anonymous1:40 PM

      12:25, he will do nothing, and he cannot do anything, unless he wants to commit treason as a President.

  11. Anonymous11:51 AM

    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest bluntly told the world that the president-elect is making excuses for Russia because Trump directly benefited from Putin's interference in the US presidential election.

    Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) who was reported to have opposed a public statement on Russian election meddling in October, has turned on President-elect Donald Trump and now supports a bipartisan Senate investigation.

    1. Anonymous5:32 AM

      All smoke and mirrors. McConnell has already been paid off, his "wife" has a job in the new administration. That will keep her busy, instead of wondering what Mitch is up to with his young MALE aides. Her family has high stakes in businesses which her new job will be able to expand. ANOTHER conflict of interest. Mitch and his beard had dinner with the incoming First Lady, Ivanka recently.

  12. Anonymous11:53 AM

    Then they should declassify the information and explain to the American people why they and Pres. Obama didn't do anything about it if it's true, they knew about it before the election and they didn't do anything. This is disgusting. The White House put out a statement the day after the election that it had been fair. If it wasn't, show the proof and they've got some splaining to do. Comments from "anonymous sources" doesn't cut it.

    1. Anonymous12:11 PM

      Love him, but Obama was being too diplomatic. I get why he was, but he could have come right out and done something to get this whole thing looked into right away instead of letting it bleed like this for a month. All the Dem statements hinting at what happened were too gentle. And that fucked-up "The American people have spoken" makes me sick, and I hated hearing it from Obama when half the country--more than half--was upset and knew they'd lost because of so many things having been done to make their votes not count.

    2. Anonymous12:23 PM

      I can hardly wait until President Obama's term has been completed because he can then come out and say what he actually thinks about Trump. He still might be careful to a degree, but he can loosen up and that will be fun to watch and hear!

      Love President Obama! He's a bright, an outstanding guy and someone Trump will never be able to match in any way!

    3. Anonymous12:45 PM

      President Obama is a lawyer.

      He knows he HAD to let them commit the crime (hacking the election) so we can throw the whole bunch of them in jail and have an investigation. President Obama gave them more rope to hang themselves.

      If he had stopped the Russian interference before the election, no crime would have been committed by the Republicans. Trump had a 50/50 chance of winning anyways. If Hillary had won, there would be no need to do anything because the Russian hack didn't work. Now that it worked, it's time for the investigations. If Hillary lost AND President Obama tried to stop the Russian interference before the election, he would have been partly to blame for her loss. This way, it's all on the Russians and Republicans who knew about it and didn't stop it.

    4. Anonymous1:00 PM

      I'd love to see them in their orange outfits - especially the battleax Conway! Then, McConnell, Paul Ryan, Lisa Murkowski, Don Young, Sarah Palin, Todd Palin and on and on and on!

    5. Anonymous1:39 PM

      12:45 let us know when you wake up from your liberal wet dream.

      "President Obama is a lawyer." AHHHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAA

    6. Anonymous2:21 PM

      It's ok,12:45 ,we know you don't understand .Trump told us how he loves the uneducated.

    7. Anonymous5:51 PM

      If President Obama had interfered before the election by calling out the Trump organization for it's Russian influence, he would be guilty of the same thing James Comey is guilty of!!!!

      A violation of the Hatch Act! A federal employee trying to influence an election! President Obama HAD to wait until after the election!

      President Obama is a very, very skilled lawyer and he knows the law! So 1:39 and 2:21, why are you so nervous? There is a good chance DJT will not be inaugurated.

  13. Anonymous12:08 PM

    The election was rigged, compromised by a foreign gov't and should not be validated by an inauguration, then studied by the perpetraitors.
    I do not accept the tainted election results. De fuhrer ist nicht mein fuhrer!
    New election now!

  14. Anonymous12:09 PM

    Read this epic Tweetstorm and then Stand Together!

    Hillary Clinton's popular vote lead approaches 2,900,000 while electors ask for Russian-hack intel

    1. Anonymous12:21 PM

      God, I hope for all of our sakes the electoral college names Hillary Clinton as our President!

      Trump would be a fucking disaster for our country and the world. He'd create civil war in American as well as WWIII!

      Screw him - his obese ego and inflated opinion of himself! He's a disaster waiting to happen!

  15. Anonymous12:12 PM

    Why does Russia want Trump? It's all about oil. Why does Trump want Russia? It's all about money

    A Guide to Donald Trump's Huge Debts—and the Conflicts They Present

    Here's what we know he owes.

  16. Anonymous12:13 PM

    Will any more Republicans brave Trump's wrath to sign onto bipartisan call for Russia hacking probe?

  17. Anonymous12:20 PM

    There's more at work here then just the Russians.Republicans did something hinky too. Remember Rove after the Romney loss.It smells rotten.

    1. Let's not forget about Comey.

  18. Lets see. The only person so far who has definitely gotten a cabinet level position in the Bush administration and the Trump administration is . . . . .Mitch McConnell's wife. The man who didn't want to talk about the hacking
    before the election.


  19. Anonymous12:52 PM

    I think Sarah Palin should take John McCain's side in this argument and go against Trump and Putin's Secretary of State friend.

    It's only fair

    Sarah Palin took Trump's side last time when she didn't defend her friend Navy Vet John McCain's war honor when Trump said he doesn't like POW's they're losers because they were captured.

    John McCain was the man who plucked that retard from Alaska.

    Sarah Palin always talks about our vets on one side of her face and then she throws John McCain, an American POW VET under the Trump Tower with the other side.

    Shame shame shame

    1. Anonymous12:56 PM

      LOL no way Sarah was going against Trump and ruin her chances as one of Trump's cabinet member.

    2. Anonymous1:20 PM

      He'll never pick her for anything and she's too stupid to even acknowledge it!

  20. Anonymous12:57 PM

    Sarah Palin is nothing more than a fucking bitch - Alaskans can have her!

  21. Anonymous1:16 PM

    OK, so what are they going to do about it?
    Seems we need to keep President Obama in and redo the election. Quickly, so no time to hack it aain or fix the machines. Give us all the day off to vote. Unprecedented, but this is what needs to happen.

    1. Anonymous1:37 PM

      lol. No machines were hacked. Good gravy where do you get your silly ideas from? Oh wait, here.

    2. Anonymous2:13 PM

      What are you so afraid of?

  22. Anonymous1:19 PM

    Russia hacked to lift the sanctions, money, energy. Hmmmm? Now which one out of 16 magic republican candidates would do it? Who associates with the Russia the most? Good gosh!!! wtf is wrong with yer brain?

  23. Anonymous1:27 PM

    I am not sure? Is vodka, heroin and cocaine the preferred choice of drugs in a communist country? Maybe each state and citizens should report the hack jobs within their borders?

    1. Anonymous10:59 PM

      kill a bottle of vodka in three swigs and ya gonna talk too much

  24. Anonymous1:35 PM

    John McCain Says There Is No Doubt That Russia Hacked The Campaigns

    During an interview on CNN, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said that there is no doubt that Russia hacked the campaigns, and suggested that the investigation will focus on whether or not Russia tried to tip the election to Trump.

    McCain was all about an investigation into Russian hacking and election meddling, “Well, I think it deserves examination. I don’t think there’s any doubt that the Russians hacked into the campaigns, probably of both. Although, it’s not evident yet it was the Republicans as well. Although, I would think so. They hacked into my campaign back in 2008, but I think the key to this is to try to find out what the Russians’ intentions were. Were they intending to change the outcome of our election? If so, it’s very serious. The pillar of our democracy is free and fair elections.”

  25. Anonymous1:37 PM

    Harry Reid: The Trump Campaign ‘Was In On’ Russia’s Election Hacking

    The outgoing Senate minority leader says the Electoral College has a “tremendous responsibility” on its hands.

    “Someone in the Trump campaign organization was in on the deal. I have no doubt. Now, whether they told [Trump] or not, I don’t know. I assume they did. But there is no question about that,” Reid said in an interview with The Huffington Post. “So there is collusion there, clearly.”

    “Don’t put blindfolds on,” he said. “Here is the deal: We have a situation where during the campaign, especially the last few months of the campaign, WikiLeaks was heavily involved in trying to hurt Hillary Clinton and it helped Trump. And you have Trump who said he likes Putin better than he likes Obama.”

  26. Anonymous1:38 PM

    Robert Reich Warns A ‘Dark Cloud Of Illegitimacy’ Hangs Over Trump’s Presidency

    1. Anonymous11:00 PM

      Sure that isn't Sarah?

    2. Anonymous5:41 AM

      $carah "Those babies are not illegitimate, they are blessings from God"

    3. Anonymous11:05 AM

      Then she gets her 'people' to plug in the State for $$$ thru an LLC to 'raise' those special needs babies! What a racket she is!

  27. Anonymous1:44 PM

    Donald Trump has lost popular vote by greater margin than any US President in history

    President-elect is now 2.8 million votes behind Hillary Clinton - five times more than the second biggest deficit

  28. Anonymous1:46 PM

    President Obama's Approval Rating Is the Highest in Years

    In the latest Allstate/Atlantic Media Heartland Monitor Poll, 56 percent of adults said they approved of Obama’s job performance, an increase of five percentage points just since June and his highest rating in the survey since July 2009.

  29. Anonymous1:47 PM

    Questions Arise About Trump Win After Officials Say Most Detroit Voting Machines Were Broken

    Many of the machines were over a decade old, Detroit officials say.

    1. So people voted but those votes were never registered?

      Let me guess. Heavily Democratic precincts.

      The only thing this recount has done is expose exactly how incompetent and corrupt those that run the elections in Michigan are.

  30. Anonymous1:49 PM

    Trump battles for legitimacy

    A leaked CIA report backs the president-elect into a corner as Democrats pounce.

    Donald Trump thinks they’re out to get him.

    The president-elect is mounting a furious public defense of his legitimacy, charging that his political adversaries are trying to undermine him before he even takes office -- and they’re using bogus intel to do it.

    Pushing back on the CIA’s leaked conclusion that Russian intelligence services had meddled in the Nov. 8 election expressly to help him win, he’s still questioning whether Russia even hacked Democrats’ email accounts at all. His aides bristle when anyone points out that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by more than 2.7 million. And they dismiss the rearguard calls for recounts and Electoral College revolts as the work of sore losers who still can’t accept his upset victory.

    “Imagine,” Trump asked his 16 million Twitter followers on Monday morning, “if the election results were the opposite and WE tried to play the Russia/CIA card. It would be called conspiracy theory!”

    The leaks, spokesman Jason Miller told reporters on the transition team’s daily conference call, are nothing more than “an attempt to delegitimize President-elect Trump’s win.”

    The president-elect’s skepticism and protestations come amid a fresh wave of concern over Russian cyberattacks targeting the American election system. The intelligence community officially blamed Russia in October for hacking attacks against prominent U.S. political institutions and individuals, an assessment Trump decried at the time as “public relations.” He has continued to express skepticism that Russian hackers were behind the attacks, despite copious documentation from independent cybersecurity analysts and the full consensus of 17 American intelligence agencies.

    Concerns over Russian interference were reopened last week when the White House announced it was conducting a review of the evidence -- a surprise move that was quickly followed by a drumbeat of stories revealing the intelligence community’s fierce backstage debate over the Kremlin’s motive. In a nutshell: Was it just to create chaos, or did Russia actually hope to elect Trump?

    The CIA’s view, according to a bombshell report in the Washington Post, was Russia’s aim was clearly to put Trump in the Oval Office. In its own report, the New York Times said U.S. intelligence agencies have “high confidence” in their conclusion that Russia sought specifically to boost Trump.

  31. Anonymous1:56 PM

    Oh sure, now that their VP is safely in office, they'll decide to spill the beans about Trump and the Russians. And if they both get impeached because of this, then the whackadoodle Tea Party House of Representatives gets to pick the new president.

    It's a win-win situation for the Republicans.......unless the Senate Dems feel that they can suffer through four years of Trump and then use him as the poster boy of why nobody should ever EVER vote for a Republican again.

    I just hope the country and the planet can survive the likes of Donald J. Trump.

    1. Not if enough of it goes down before December 19 and there are 37 electors that decide to flip to Hillary.

      But yes, that is the longest shot in the universe.

      More than likely it will go to the House to choose a president. They may choose Kasich to save face and try to clean the stains off the rug.

      The Senate? They have to choose a VP. Who the hell knows which way they'll go. Ted Cruz? Jeb Bush? If they really want to "heal" the nation, they'll choose Tim Kaine as a compromise.

      We could do a lot worse than Kasich/Kaine. In fact, we're looking at it's ugly orange face right now.

    2. Anonymous5:44 AM

      Since the election was rigged, then Hillary should be President. She is the one who was damaged the most by these hacks. It was HER victory, snatched away by the large, orange, newly bronzed ass.

  32. Anonymous1:57 PM

    Nate Silver, Harry Reid agree: Hillary Clinton isn’t president because of James Comey’s letters

    Nate Silver and Harry Reid both believe that James Comey, the FBI director, threw the election to Trump

    1. There's more to it than that.

      It was that close because the Russians pissed off the Bernie supporters with the hacked DNC e-mails.

      Hillary made a huge gaffe with her "Deplorables" remark. That's all on her.

      They did not campaign enough in the swing rust belt states. They assumed support that wasn't there. They didn't address the issues of the people because they didn't listen.

      But that only tightened the race. The tipping point was Comey and for that he should be prosecuted.

  33. Anonymous2:01 PM

    NEW YORK TIMES ADMITS CIA LACKS EVIDENCE: Russian Hacking Claims Fabricated to Help Hillary Clinton ( - Dec 12, 2016 - My name is H. A. Goodman and I’m an author, columnist, and journalist C.I.A. Judgment on Russia Built on Swell of Evidence Investigating Donald Trump, F.B.I. Sees No Clear Link to Russia
    NO LINK BETWEEN WIKILEAKS AND TRUMP, RUSSIA CIA DOES NOT PROVIDE EVIDENCE 79 WIKILEAKS FILES ON REX TILLERSON 808 WIKILEAKS BOLTON FILES RELEASED Anonymous Leaks to the WashPost About the CIA’s Russia Beliefs Are No Substitute for Evidence Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation Amid Russian Uranium Deal A Clinton Fan Manufactured Fake News That MSNBC Personalities Spread to Discredit WikiLeaks Docs Rather Than Exposing Propaganda, WaPo Shows How It’s Done

  34. Anonymous2:03 PM

    The 21st Century Cures Act: A gift to the US pharmaceutical industry

  35. Anonymous2:15 PM

    Who do we have to thank for the Russian ability to hack our election?

    Why those very same rethugs who promised to block everything the O administration tried to pass. Who voted down every bill to fund the agencies and techs who could have stopped it.

    The news has to come out that they are 100% responsible for the hacking.

  36. Anonymous2:16 PM

    The Trump campaign kept telling him "Don't worry,Mr Trump.The election is rigged" Donald was too stupid to figure it out and went out to his rallies and told everyone he knew the election was rigged.Now that he knows what they meant,he can't admit it.

  37. Anonymous2:35 PM

    This is what the Republican Party has come to. They chose a conspiracy artist named Donald Trump to be their presidential nominee and this man, when he wasn’t hosting a third rate reality TV show big in flyover country, was a prominent pusher of the fake “birther” conspiracy, which accused sitting President Barack Obama of being illegitimate.

    The birther conspiracy contented that Obama was ineligible to be President of the United States because he was born in Kenya. The fringe people behind the birther movement were subtly and not so subtly encouraged by some elected Republicans, who expressed skepticism about the President’s citizenship.

    So it’s very fitting that evidence has surfaced that Donald Trump is possibly illegitimate, courtesy of the Russians.

    1. Anonymous5:47 AM

      Well, this is proof psitive that the Russians, and the gop admire STUPID people. I can understand why Putin wants tRump in office, but apart from jobs for family members, what does the gop gain from this orange prick?

  38. Anonymous2:57 PM

    No way @12:57 you take and keep Sarah Palin.

    The inbreds, white trash, KKK and Neo-Nazis in the lower 48 were chanting her name in 2008. No where will you will find any history of Alaskans chanting her name, crying, carry signs with her name on it and buying her red 2008 campaign monkey shoes on Ebay that Sarah or her niece hawked.

    No you take her, she quit on us 1/2 way through her term as governor for reality shows. We don't like quitters up here, we like strong women, we don't like Sarah Palin.

    Sarah always wanted the easy money. Sarah Palin's Alaska was easier than governing a very small populated state.


    Anonymous 12:57 PM
    Sarah Palin is nothing more than a fucking bitch - Alaskans can have her!

    1. Anonymous4:27 PM

      Even Hollywood didn't want 'em.
      Lord knows they were given every opportunity.
      RATINGS = bye bye.
      "Real" America said, "no thanks!"

  39. Anonymous3:13 PM

    Trump is defending Putin and attacking the CIA.

    Did the deplorables elect a traitor?

  40. Anonymous3:27 PM

    Americans unsuspectingly trained terrorists on how to fly airplanes and they used that knowledge to attack us on 9/11.

    Who trained the Russians and gave them the computer knowledge which eventually led them to cyber attacking America and other countries?

    Did they get student Visas and were trained in our colleges?

    We're 2 for 2 giving our enemies a means to destroy us.

    1. Anonymous4:21 PM

      With Trump we would be 3 for 3 giving our enemy Putin a means to destroy us

    2. Anonymous8:54 PM

      It's never going to happen...humanity likes variety not one size fits all..


  41. Anonymous4:31 PM

    rats jumping ship.

  42. Anonymous4:44 PM

    Looks like one Russian hacker was picked up a couple months ago overseas and waiting extradition.

  43. Anonymous4:51 PM

    Did RNC hire a data collecting firm in uk?

  44. Yeah, they should release all of the documents and then try to explain to the American people why *we* weren't told about it all *before* the election.

    Then they better get Trump's entire financial records and tell us who he owes money to. The American public is entitled to know exactly how much he owes to Russia, China and any other foreign governments or foreign banks. Then they can explain why we weren't told *that* before the elections.

    By keeping silent and failing to disclose all of these compromises and conflicts, the American people did NOT have all of the facts they needed to make a fully informed decision.

    When you add everything up, this entire election has been DISASTROUS! It is appalling the extent of corruption and incompetence that has permeated this election cycle.

    1. Anonymous5:49 AM

      How about the laughable medical report from his "doctor"?


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