They couldn’t figure out if the illegal, unsecure server Hillary had in her bathroom had been hacked after 2 years of investigations, yet they claim to know that Russians ‘hacked’ Dem computers after just one month.
From Fox News
The Obama administration announced sanctions Thursday against Russia’s intelligence services, while ejecting dozens of intelligence operatives from the U.S., as part of a response to what it says are efforts by Moscow to influence the 2016 election.
Using an executive order, President Obama sanctioned the GRU and the FSB — two of Russia’s intelligence services as well as other entities and individuals associated with the GRU. The cybersecurity firm hired by the Democratic National Committee to investigate the hack of its emails earlier this year concluded the hacking came from the Fancy Bear group, believed to be affiliated with the GRU, Russia’s military intelligence agency.
In addition to the sanctions, the State Department has declared 35 Russian intelligence operatives “persona non grata” in the U.S., giving them 72 hours to leave, and is shutting down two Russian compounds in Maryland and New York.
The Maryland property is a 45-acre property at Pioneer Point, and was purchased by the Soviet government in 1972.
The New York property is on Long Island and is 14 acres and was purchased by the Soviet government in 1954.
……The Treasury Secretary meanwhile has named two individuals — Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev and Aleksey Alekseyevich Belan — it says were involved in “malicious cyber-enabled activities.”
……U.S. intelligence services have concluded that the Russians interfered in the election to try and help President-elect Donald Trump win.
WikiLeaks stated unequivocally that the leaked emails were provided by a DEM insider:
Former British ambassador Craig Murray said he has met the person who handed over the e-mails and they WERE from the Democratic National Committee (DNC).
The e-mails were released by Mr Assange’s site and caused damage to Hillary Clinton’s reputation with a number of shock revelations among tens of thousands of e-mails.
Speaking to The Guardian, Mr Murray said: “I know who leaked them.
“I’ve met the person who leaked them, and they are certainly not Russian and it’s an insider. It’s a leak, not a hack; the two are different things.
“As Julian Assange has made crystal clear, the leaks did not come from the Russians. As I have explained countless times, they are not hacks, they are insider leaks – there is a major difference between the two.”
The ex-Uzbekistan ambassador said Mrs Clinton should take account of what she did wrong – rather than making accusations about the hack.
He said: “And it should be said again and again, that if Hillary Clinton had not connived with the DNC to fix the primary schedule to disadvantage Bernie, if she had not received advance notice of live debate questions to use against Bernie, if she had not accepted massive donations to the Clinton foundation and family members in return for foreign policy influence, if she had not failed to distance herself from some very weird and troubling people, then none of this would have happened.”
Mr Assange had previously said WikiLeaks did not get e-mails related to Mrs Clinton’s campaign from a “state actor”.
Russia certainly has the capability to cyber hack, but I guarantee that Hillary’s corruption, and the flood of leaked emails from WikiLeaks, which showcased the vulgar bigotry and dismissive arrogance of Podesta, the DNC, Hillary, Hillary’s aides, and the lapdog media, were the catalyst that convinced even undecided voters to reject her.
Speaking of influencing elections, Barky tried his hand in Israel’s election last year, in a bid to oust Benjamin Netanyahu. It failed.
In 1983, Ted Kennedy offered to work with the Soviets to undermine Ronald Reagan’s efforts to protect America and defeat communism. This goes way beyond political differences and disagreements. It’s sanctioned treason.
When it comes to hacking, the Obama regime was quite adept. Barky ordered the monitoring of Angela Merkel’s phone and directed Holder’s DOJ to hack into the computers, phones, and emails of reporters. Not to mention the blanket, indiscriminate NSA spying on citizens.
Spokestool Josh Earnest can’t even get the blame right. He said it was China.
If Barky wanted to implement sanctions, he should have done so a while ago.
Russia started an offensive against U.S.-backed Syrian rebels last year with a series of airstrikes, and rekindled their old relationship with Iran. Thanks to Barky’s total failure in the Middle East, there’s a resurgence of Islamofascist aggression coupled with Russia establishing a new foothold in hostile Islamic nation-states.
Russia is re-arming and building up his weapons stockpiles to levels not seen since the Berlin Wall fell. Oh yeah, and Putin also has the balls to tell the West ‘not to mess with Russia’, something no Russian thug would have gotten away with under Reagan. Russia built a massive military base 300 miles from the U.S. mainland, invaded Ukraine and Georgia, and annexed Crimea.
It’s no wonder Putin is so brazen. Barky gets bitch-slapped by Putin so often, he’s punch drunk.
With everything Russia has done to deserve sanctions and retaliation over the last eight years, Obama expelled Russian diplomats for something that Russia didn’t do.
Only 21 days until this disastrous, embarrassing moron is out of office.