The Trump as pro-hacking myth is a case study in the power of cleverly placed propaganda to alter the course of events
It has become an unshakable article of faith on the Left that President-Elect Donald Trump asked Russia to hack computer systems in order to defeat his Democrat opponent Hillary Clinton.
Of course Russia hacks, the People’s Republic of China hacks, North Korea hacks, and every country that gathers intelligence hacks, with varying degrees of efficiency.
At what was billed as President Obama’s final press conference Friday, the outgoing president said he was confirming Russia tried to interfere in the Nov. 8 election.
“This happened at the highest levels of the Russian government,” Obama said.
But there has never been any evidence that Trump called upon Russia to hack anybody.
It simply never happened.
And this is not an arguable point.
It is not a close call.
Yet eyewitnesses say they saw and heard something that didn’t actually take place.
“I personally saw President-Elect Trump say, go ahead and hack Hillary Clinton,” liberal pundit Juan Williams said Thursday on “The Five” on Fox News Channel.
Williams seemed to be referring to a July 27 press conference in Doral, Florida, at which the mainstream media hallucinated then-Republican candidate Trump was inviting Russian President Vladimir Putin to use cyberterrorism to help him win the White House.
On Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said in a matter-of-fact tone that Trump asked Russia to use cyber warfare against Clinton.
“There’s ample evidence that was known long before the election and in most cases long before October about the Trump campaign and Russia — everything from the Republican nominee himself calling on Russia to hack his opponent,” Earnest said.
“It might be an indication that he was obviously aware and concluded, based on whatever facts or sources he had available to him, that Russia was involved and their involvement was having a negative impact on his opponent’s campaign.”
“That’s why he was encouraging them to keep doing it,” Earnest said.
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