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CBS Host to Podesta: Why Did the Russians Know to Focus on Michigan and Wisconsin When Clinton Didn’t?

Share Tweet Email [embedded content] BY: David Rutz Follow @DavidRutzFebruary 18, 2018 11:46 am CBS host Nancy Cordes asked Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta Sunday why Russian operatives knew to focus on the critical battleground states of Wisconsin and Michigan when the Clinton team seemingly didn’t. One key aspect of Russia’s interference campaign in the election was extensive trolling and disinformation through memes and ads on Facebook, and they particularly targeted users in Wisconsin and Michigan, two consistently blue states President Donald Trump narrowly won en route to his election victory. Podesta said on “Face The Nation” it wasn’t clear how much of an effect the Russian meddling had on the outcome but he said there was likely some impact. “But it does beg the question, how is it that these Russian operatives knew to focus on purple states like Michigan and Wisconsin, and your campaign didn’t?” Cordes asked. “Well, of course we spent a lot of time and energy and effort in all those states,” Podesta said. “Hillary Clinton herself did not spend much time in those states,” Cordes said. “You know, we had—Tim Kaine was there. Barack Obama was in—and she spent enormous time in Pennsylvania and Michigan,” Podesta said. “We spent a lot of effort. We had more staff in Wisconsin than even President Obama had in 2012.” Podesta went on to say the Russian...

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How To Kill 300,000 Americans (And Get Away With It)

Authored by Trey Goff via The Mises Institute, If someone wanted to kill 300,000 Americans and get away with it, they could not have accomplished it more effectively than our government has accomplished it with the opioid epidemic. If someone— let’s say good old Uncle Sam—wanted to kill 300,000 Americans, they would go about it as detailed in this step-by-step guide. This also just so happens to be precisely how our government did go about it. Step 1 – In 1996, Uncle Sam would award a 17-year government patent monopoly to Purdue Pharma to be the exclusive supplier of OxyContin, an addictive and potentially deadly opioid painkiller. This would ensure that they had a massive multi-billion-dollar profit incentive to get as many people addicted as possible without any generic competition to keep this profit motive in check. Step 2 – To further fuel the use of OxyContin, Uncle Sam would cover the cost of it through Medicaid and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). This would ensure that there were billions of dollars available to fund the purchase of massive quantities of the addictive and potentially deadly substance. Step 3- For further assurance more people become dependent on opioids, Uncle Sam would enact growth-retardant public policies such as mountains of regulation and exorbitant taxation, exacerbating the link between depression, poverty, and opioid dependence. Step 4 – Uncle Sam would make...

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ECB Governor Detained For Corruption

Back in May 2016, Lithuania central bank head, and ECB governing council member, Vitas Vasiliauskas said that contrary to widespread perceptions of central planners as clueless hack economists who would not survive one day in the private sector and who can only inflate asset bubbles, then watch them burst and replace them with even bigger asset bubbles, central bankers are really “magic people.” “Markets say the ECB is done, their box is empty,” Vasiliauskas told Bloomberg in the spring of 2016. “But we are magic people. Each time we take something and give to the markets — a rabbit out of the hat.” It now turns out they also appear to be corrupt, criminal people because on Saturday, Vasiliauskas’ next door peer, Latvian central bank Governor, Ilmars Rimsevics who is also a member of the European Central Bank’s governing council, was detained by Latvia’s anti-graft bureau, prompting calls for him to step aside to prevent harming the country’s financial sector. In a statement to Reuters, Latvia’s Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis did not say why Rimsevics had been detained or what he was being investigated for. However, he attempted to reassure people that the economy was stable. Latvia’s Central Bank governor Ilmars Rimsevics Rimsevics, 52, has worked at the Baltic nation’s central bank since graduating with an MBA from Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York, in 1992. After first taking...

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Schiff: Obama Administration Bears Some Responsibility for Russian Meddling After Weak Response to Sony Hack

[embedded content] BY: David Rutz Follow @DavidRutzFebruary 18, 2018 9:11 am Rep. Adam Schiff (D., Calif.) said Friday that the Obama administration bore some responsibility for the Russian interference campaign in the 2016 election, suggesting its weak response to North Korea’s hack of Sony Pictures emboldened the Kremlin. Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, has been one of the most outspoken members of Congress about Russian meddling efforts and the investigation of possible collusion between Donald Trump’s campaign and the Kremlin. “I do think though that, in fairness, some of the responsibility is also attributed to the Obama administration for not establishing a more forceful deterrent,” he said at the Council on Foreign Relations. “I think it goes back to the Korean hack of Sony in which there was a minimal response. I think that others around the world watched that and determined that cyber is a cost-free intervention.” Schiff said cyber attacks have a level of “plausible deniability” but while the U.S. is good at determining who committed an attack, “you don’t need to show your hand as long as you can establish a deterrent.” Schiff said the response to North Korea’s Sony attack should have been “informational,” noting the regime there loathes South Korea publicizing the atrocities committed by its neighbor. President Barack Obama imposed targeted sanctions on leading North Korean officials in response...

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Donald Trump: ‘Get Smart America!’ Moscow ‘Laughing Their Asses Off’

http://media.breitbart.com/media/2018/02/vladimir-putin.pngPresident Donald Trump urged Americans to move beyond the partisan attacks based on Russian attempts to meddle in the election. “If it was the GOAL of Russia to create discord, disruption and chaos within the U.S. then, with all of the Committee Hearings, Investigations and Party hatred, they have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams,” he wrote on Twitter. “They are laughing their asses off in Moscow. Get smart America!” Trump fired off a series of messages on Twitter in response to Robert Mueller’s decision to indict 13 Russian online trolls for meddling in the election. In a pair of messages he “thanked” ‘Liddle’ Adam Schiff for pointing to President Barack Obama’s failure to stop the Russians. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said Friday that there was no evidence that there was any American who was a “knowing participant” with the indicted Russians and that their efforts did not alter the outcome of the 2016 election. Trump appears eager to move beyond Special Counsel Robert Muller’s investigation, although his efforts continue. If it was the GOAL of Russia to create discord, disruption and chaos within the U.S. then, with all of the Committee Hearings, Investigations and Party hatred, they have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. They are laughing their asses off in Moscow. Get smart America! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 18,...

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Trump: ‘They Are Laughing Their A**es Off in Moscow’ at Discord Sown by Russia Investigation

Getty Images BY: David Rutz Follow @DavidRutzFebruary 18, 2018 8:42 am President Donald Trump said in a tweet Sunday that “they are laughing their asses off in Moscow” at the chaos in the U.S. over Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election and subsequent investigation. Trump, who has constantly denied his campaign colluded with the Kremlin to interfere in the 2016 election, sent out a series of tweets on Saturday and Sunday about the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller. Trump has derided it as a “witch hunt” and an excuse for Hillary Clinton’s loss to him. “If it was the GOAL of Russia to create discord, disruption and chaos within the U.S. then, with all of the Committee Hearings, Investigations and Party hatred, they have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. They are laughing their asses off in Moscow. Get smart America!” he wrote. The Justice Department announced Friday that Mueller had indicted 13 Russians for their various roles in meddling in the U.S. election through “information warfare” in the form of fraud, identity theft, social media skullduggery and more. Both Trump and his critics claimed vindication over the indictments, which mentioned the interference campaign began in 2014—before Trump announced his run for president—and also did not state any Americans knowingly assisted in their efforts. If it was the GOAL of Russia to create discord, disruption and chaos within the...

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Donald Trump Thanks Adam Schiff, a ‘Leakin’ Monster of No Control,’ for Blaming Obama

http://media.breitbart.com/media/2018/01/adam-schiff.pngPresident Donald Trump reacted to the news that House Intelligence Committee member Rep. Adam Schiff blamed former President Barack Obama for not taking the Russian hacking attempt more seriously. “Finally, Liddle’ Adam Schiff, the leakin’ monster of no control, is now blaming the Obama Administration for Russian meddling in the 2016 Election,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “He is finally right about something. Obama was President, knew of the threat, and did nothing. Thank you Adam!” Schiff said that although he respected the Obama administration, he felt that they did not do enough to stop the Russians. “While I respect the motive in terms of the Obama administration, they didn’t want to be seen as meddling, the American people had a right to know what was going on and could be trusted to do the right thing with it,” Schiff said. “And they should have defended being more public and aggressive at the time, at least in my view.” Schiff made his remarks during a forum moderated by NBC’s Andrea Mitchell at the Council of Foreign Relations. But Trump suggested that Democrats were still trying to escape blame for the lousy campaign run by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. “Now that Adam Schiff is starting to blame President Obama for Russian meddling in the election, he is probably doing so as yet another excuse that the Democrats, lead by...

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Donald Trump: FBI Missed Florida Shooter Because of Wasting Time on Russia Investigation

http://media.breitbart.com/media/2018/02/wi/ap/15/35i7an_school-shooting-florida-91652-nikolas-cruz-video-monitor-shows-school-e1518800355385.jpgPresident Donald Trump expressed disappointment that the FBI failed to stop the Florida shooter, despite being informed about his dangerous behavior. “Very sad that the FBI missed all of the many signals sent out by the Florida school shooter,” he wrote. “This is not acceptable.” Trump argued that the FBI was wasting too much time investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election, and whether or not his campaign colluded with the Russians. “They are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign – there is no collusion,” he wrote. “Get back to the basics and make us all proud!” Trump also responded to the mainstream media hysteria over whether he believed that Russia tried to meddle with the elections. “I never said Russia did not meddle in the election,” he wrote. “I said ‘it may be Russia, or China or another country or group, or it may be a 400 pound genius sitting in bed and playing with his computer.’” Trump continued, arguing that his presidential campaign did not collude with Russia to win the election. “The Russian ‘hoax’ was that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia – it never did!” he wrote. Very sad that the FBI missed all of the many signals sent out by the Florida school shooter. This is not acceptable. They are spending too much time trying to prove...

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WATCH: Holocaust Denial, Anti-Semitic Threats Soaring on Social Media

http://media.breitbart.com/media/2018/02/facebookk.jpgAnti-Semitic symbols and threats along with posts on social media denying the Holocaust have increased by 30 percent, according to a new report by the World Jewish Congress (WJC), with Twitter hosting the vast bulk of offending material. The WJC-commissioned study, made in collaboration with Vigo Social Intelligence is titled Anti-Semitic Symbols and Holocaust Denial in Social Media Posts: January 2018. It reveals a dramatic increase in the number of incidents already in 2018 compared with the same period in 2016,  with the U.S. and Europe leading the way. The study is a follow-up to an initial survey released in 2016. It was intended to cover the period between January 1-24, which “holds significant importance leading up to International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27 and coinciding with the World Jewish Congress’ 2018 We Remember campaign,” the organization said. Key findings of the report indicate that 30 percent more posts using anti-Semitic symbols were recorded during this time frame, along with twice the number of conversations denying the Holocaust. As Breitbart Jerusalem reported, this is not the first time Twitter specifically has been accused of hosting vile content that has ultimately been exposed by activists. Last year an Israeli-born Jewish comedian in Germany daubed anti-Semitic tweets on the street outside Twitter’s headquarters in Hamburg to draw attention to the social media giant’s inaction in tackling online hate. Slurs including “Jewish Pig”, “Let’s gas some...

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