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7/27/2016
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Russia Rejects DNC Breach Allegations As 'Old Trick'

Kremlin dubs US charges of its involvement in hack of Democratic National Committee email system as mere attempts to exploit Russia during US election season.

Russia has dismissed allegations by US officials that it was behind the Democratic National Committee (DNC) leak of emails and wanted Republican victory in the November 8 presidential election, reports Reuters.

"This is not breaking new ground, this is an old trick which is being played again. This is not good for our bilateral relations, but we understand that we simply have to get through this unpleasant period," said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

The recent hack of DNC network and leak of sensitive emails on WikiLeaks were suspected by US authorities of being carried out by Russia-backed hackers to boost Donald Trump’s chances of winning the elections. A Trump victory is reportedly seen as favoring the Russians who expect closer ties with the US and reforms in the NATO alliance.

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Olaf Barheine
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Olaf Barheine,
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7/29/2016 | 4:21:29 AM
In my humble opinion
I wouldn't be surprised if any little schoolboy with some computer experience hacked the server. But it simply sounds better if the Russians are suspected.
dougw426
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dougw426,
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7/28/2016 | 8:44:05 AM
Re: Hacking the Democrats

He was being  sarcastic. He did not ask them to "hack" nor did he say the word. He asked them to "find". I know just how hard it is to separate reality from sarcasm for some people, but the fact is that you can't "hack" emails that have already been unlawfully deleted from an unsecured server. I don't know how much time you have spent managing classified information, but I have spent the better part of 20 years doing so. Your parroting of the attempts of deflection from the facts are both naive and laughable.

fredl835
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fredl835,
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7/27/2016 | 5:53:46 PM
Re: Hacking the Democrats
asking a foreign govt to hack, no matter what, is still not a nice thing. Do you really think the

Russians have stuff that our NSA does not have access to?

telling me i get my notions from DNC is snarky and not nice
dougw426
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7/27/2016 | 4:52:43 PM
Re: Hacking the Democrats
He suggested that the Russians produce the emails that were possibly hacked already (the 30K that got deleted, against current law). The only treason that has happened was the storage of National Security related information on an un- secured server in a bathroom. I'm thinking Hillary has a lot more to answer for.

It helps to keep your facts straight instead of DNC talking points.
fredl835
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fredl835,
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7/27/2016 | 2:16:36 PM
Hacking the Democrats
Today Trump asked the Russians to hack in and obtain Hillary's emails! Asking a foreign nation to hack American servers for political purposes strikes me as treasonous. Additionally, Trump is acknowledging that Russia indeed hacked into the Dems data.
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