Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Sen. Rubio: Republicans Need to Stop Using Russian Hacked Emails Against Democrats

American intelligence has confirmed that the hacker source of the Democrat emails published via Wikileaks is none other than Russia.  That should not be surprising.  Russian President Vladimir Putin desperately wants his buddy, Donald Trump, to win the election.  While Republicans are almost universal in condemning Russian interference with an American election, most in the GOP do not hesitate to use what is contained in the hacked emails for political purposes.

But shouldn't they hesitate?  Shouldn't Republicans be concerned that using the often embarrassing and revealing emails actually is aiding Russia in its efforts to influence an American election? And shouldn't Republicans be concerned that next time it might be their emails which are hacked and then
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fl)
used in an election?

Apparently at least one Republican thinks so.   ABC News reports:
"As our intelligence agencies have said, these leaks are an effort by a foreign government to interfere with our electoral process and I will not indulge it,” [Florida Senator Marco] Rubio tells ABC news. "Further, I want to warn my fellow Republicans who may want to capitalize politically on these leaks. Today it is the Democrats, Tomorrow it could be us/
Rubio's stand puts him directly at odds with Donald Trump and the Republican National Committee, which have been relentlessly hammering Hillary Clinton and her campaign over the contents of the hacked emails.
"Wikileaks has provided things that are unbelievable," he said at a rally in Colorado Tuesday, accusing the media of ignoring the ongoing leaks. "The media you have to remember is an extension of the Hillary Clinton campaign. It's an extension. And without that she would be nowhere.
But while Trump regularly taunts the news media for not paying enough attention to the stolen emails, Rubio argues that making an issue out of the Wikileaks disclosures plays into the hands of the Russian government.
Marco Rubio is exactly right. He should be applauded for showing leadership on the issue.


leon disón said...

The young man is a fool. The original hackers were hacking Bush and for good reason. That no one is hacking Republicans these days is because they are of no use, no account, and don't have anything worth knowing? Now, it could be that little Marco has to please the senile population of Florida who might object to people reading purloined mail that was intended for private eyes but the effect of bowing to the senile is that the Nation would remain in the dark about the lies of its elected and semi elected officials. Americans would prefer to know stuff.
As far as Russia is concerned, neither Rubio, you, or the lying bitch had or have any evidence to support your unfounded allegations. Americans have plenty of evidence in the hacked emails from multiple sources including judicial orders to turn them over, that our current Administration is packed with liars, liars embedded with a series of other liars, and failed cover ups of their transgressions....prior to the emails we had only dot connecting....we knew they were lying....could not prove it...can prove it now...could have proved it were honest people in charge.

Eric Morris said...

Are you sure US intelligence has confirmed anything? Hillary and Marco are just two neocons that love getting election money from military-industrial complex. Of course they want another Cold, if not Hot, War.

An alternative view, if Russians hacked, is that they want Her since she is so compromised by the hacks.