Politics Trump Falsely Says U.S. Claim of Russian Hacking Came After Election

22:45  15 december  2016
22:45  15 december  2016 Source:   The New York Times

Trump renews questions about election hacking reports

  Trump renews questions about election hacking reports U.S. Republican President-elect Donald Trump on Monday renewed his questions about U.S. intelligence reports that Russia intervened in the presidential election by targeting his rival. In two posts on Twitter, Trump also suggested that politics played a role in the news reports on the Russian hacking that emerged late last week."Can you imagine if the election results were the opposite and WE tried to play the Russia/CIA card. It would be called conspiracy theory!" he wrote.A second tweet said, "Unless you catch 'hackers' in the act, it is very hard to determine who was doing the hacking.

× Trump keeps falsely claiming allegations of Russian hacking came only after he won election . This isn't the first time Trump has accused the White House of waiting until after the election to accuse Russia of hacking the US.

President- elect Donald Trump again falsely accused the Obama administration of waiting until after Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton lost the election to “complain” about Russian hacking .

President-elect Donald J. Trump at a “thank you” rally in West Allis, Wis., on Tuesday. © Todd Heisler/The New York Times President-elect Donald J. Trump at a “thank you” rally in West Allis, Wis., on Tuesday.

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald J. Trump on Thursday falsely stated that the United States government had waited until after the election “to complain” that Russia had hacked into American political organizations to interfere in the presidential race. But in doing so, he raised substantive questions about the Obama administration’s slow response to a cyberattack that proved successful.

In another of his provocative, early-morning posts on Twitter, Mr. Trump cast doubt on the government’s conclusion that Russia had carried out the hacking with the approval of the highest levels of the Kremlin, suggesting instead that the finding was a case of postelection sour grapes by President Obama.

McConnell rejects special committee for Russian hacking allegations

  McConnell rejects special committee for Russian hacking allegations Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday said recent findings by the CIA that the Russian government tied to influence the U.S. election should be investigated by the Senate Intelligence Committee. Calling the allegations of Russian meddling "disturbing," McConnell said the intelligence panel should take the lead, dismissing calls by Republican Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and others for a special select committee to review the matter.He said the Intelligence Committee is "more than capable of conducting a complete review of this matter.""We're going to follow the regular order.

The false reports, claiming Russia interfered and hacked the United States government to interfere with our elections , are a pack of lies. Trump adviser and former ambassador to the UN John Bolton weighed in and said the Russian hacking story is a lie, possibly coming from an outside source or

While the conclusion that Russia tried to influence the election through the hacks is not new, the CIA came to a new conclusion last week that the hacks As Donald Trump continued to dismiss reports that the CIA has concluded that Russian Trump Says He Doesn't Need Daily Intelligence Briefings

“Why did they only complain after Hillary lost?” Mr. Trump asked, ignoring the fact that the director of national intelligence, James R. Clapper Jr., formally blamed Russia on Oct. 7 — a full month before Election Day — for the cyberattack on the Democratic National Committee and other organizations. In September, meeting privately in China with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, Mr. Obama not only complained, the White House says, but warned him of consequences if the Russian activity did not halt.

“If Russia, or some other entity, was hacking, why did the White House wait so long to act?” Mr. Trump wrote.

The Twitter post was the latest move by the president-elect to accuse the intelligence agencies he will soon control of acting with a political agenda, and to dispute a well-documented conclusion that Moscow carried out a meticulously planned series of attacks and information releases devised to interfere in the 2016 presidential race. In the message, Mr. Trump again sought to dismiss the evidence of Russia’s misdeeds as the unfounded complaints of sore losers casting about for reasons to reject the results of the election.

McMullin: GOP knew about, ignored Russian meddling in election

  McMullin: GOP knew about, ignored Russian meddling in election "It’s been very obvious for leaders in Washington on the Republican side that the Russians have been undermining our democracy.""Look, the truth is it's been very obvious for leaders in Washington on the Republican side that the Russians have been undermining our democracy, or did undermine our democracy," McMullin said at an event hosted by Politico.

Bolton’s suggestion came after The Washington Post reported Friday that U . S . intelligence agencies concluded Russia intervened in the 2016 presidential In an interview with Fox News Sunday, Trump attributed claims of Russian meddling to Clinton supporters and said repeatedly that the intelligence

Ryan' s statement came after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell also called for a continuing probe into charges that the Russian government hacked into the Former technology executive Carly Fiorina says she has discussed foreign policy and hacking threats with President- elect Donald Trump .

But Mr. Trump also seized upon questions that have roiled the White House and the highest echelons of the Obama administration: Why did it take months after Russia’s breaches had been discovered for Mr. Obama to publicly name Moscow as the culprit? And why did Mr. Obama opt not to openly retaliate, through sanctions or other measures?

White House officials say the warning to Mr. Putin at a September summit meeting in Hangzhou, China, constituted the primary American response. But when the administration decided to go public a month later with its conclusion that Russia was responsible, it did so in a written statement from the director of national intelligence and the secretary of homeland security, not in a prominent presidential appearance. And there was no promise of economic sanctions against the individuals or organizations responsible.

Officials said they worried that any more public response to the hacking would raise doubts about the integrity of the election, something that Mr. Trump was already seeking to do in campaign appearances in which he insisted that the election was “rigged.”

Trump keeps falsely claiming allegations of Russian hacking only came after he won election

  Trump keeps falsely claiming allegations of Russian hacking only came after he won election Trump again falsely accused the Obama administration of waiting until after Clinton lost the election to "complain" about Russian hacking. A recent CIA assessment, according to reports, concluded that Russia interfered in the election to help Trump's presidential bid.

Bolton’s suggestion came after The Washington Post reported Friday that U . S . intelligence agencies concluded In an interview with Fox News Sunday, Trump attributed claims of Russian meddling to Clinton supporters and said repeatedly that the intelligence community had “no idea” what happened.

The " Russian election hacking ," @AmbJohnBolton asks: " false flag?" Your view? Bolton's suggestion came after the Washington Post reported Friday that U . S . intelligence agencies concluded Russia intervened in the 2016 presidential race to help Donald Trump win.

Josh Earnest, the White House press secretary, on Thursday harshly criticized Mr. Trump for casting doubt on the veracity of the Russian attacks, saying it was at odds with his own call during the campaign for Moscow to hack Hillary Clinton’s emails, a remark his team has since dismissed as a joke.

“I don’t think anybody at the White House thinks it’s funny that an adversary of the United States engaged in malicious cyberactivity to destabilize our democracy — that’s not a joke,” Mr. Earnest said. “It might be time to not attack the intelligence community, but actually be supportive of a thorough, transparent, rigorous, nonpolitical investigation into what exactly happened.”

Asked to respond to Mr. Trump’s Twitter post, Mr. Earnest pointed to the Oct. 7 statement that blamed Russia for the hacks and said they were an attempt to undermine American democracy. “It was obvious to everyone who was paying attention, including the gentleman whose thumbs authored that tweet, that the impact of that malicious activity benefited the Trump campaign and hurt the Clinton campaign.”

Fox News Poll: Majority says Russian hacking made no difference in 2016 election

  Fox News Poll: Majority says Russian hacking made no difference in 2016 election A majority of American voters think there was no real effect on the presidential race from Russian cyber-attacks, according to a new Fox News Poll.  CIA officials reportedly believe Russian hackers meddled in the election to help Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton.  Yet 59 percent of voters believe the hacking didn’t make a difference.  The poll finds 32 percent think Russia did help Trump in the election, while just one percent says the cyber-attacks aided Clinton.President-elect Trump called the CIA’s assessment that Russia attempted to influence the election “ridiculous.

Bolton's suggestion came after The Washington Post reported Friday that U . S . intelligence agencies concluded Russia intervened in the 2016 presidential race to help Trump dismisses allegations of Russian election tampering; senators plan investigation. Obama orders review of election hacking .

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Mr. Trump’s comments on Thursday seemed to underscore the degree to which Russia’s efforts to influence the election and his own bid to raise doubts about the integrity of the balloting dovetailed, essentially guaranteeing that there would be questions about the voting result. Mr. Obama faced a choice to respond forcefully and risk seeming to interfere in the contest himself, or allow the meddling to continue.

In a conference call with reporters later Thursday morning, aides declined to explain Mr. Trump’s position on whether Russia had been responsible for the breach or describe what he would do about the issue as president. Jason Miller, a spokesman, said he would let Mr. Trump’s “tweets speak for themselves,” and added that those raising questions about the hacking were refusing to come to terms with his victory.

“At a certain point you’ve got to realize that the election from last month is going to stand,” Mr. Miller said.

The response stands in stark contrast to that of many Republicans and Democrats who have said that regardless of how they feel about the election, Russia’s role in hacking to influence it must be investigated thoroughly.

Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, said on Thursday that Mr. Trump’s chosen secretary of state, Rex W. Tillerson, must acknowledge Russia’s attempts to interfere in the election in order to earn his confirmation vote.

“If he doesn’t believe that,” Mr. Graham told CNN, “I would have a hard time voting for him.”

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