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Obama Accuses Russia of Interfering in U.S. Elections for Political Gain

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, speaks with U.S. President Barack Obama in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province, Monday, Sept. 5, 2016. (Photo: Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool via AP)
Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, speaks with U.S. President Barack Obama in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province, Monday, Sept. 5, 2016. (Photo: Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool via AP)

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, speaks with U.S. President Barack Obama in Hangzhou in eastern China’s Zhejiang province, Monday, Sept. 5, 2016. (Photo: Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool via AP)

We are used to Friday document dumps and the follow-on attempts to minimize the political damage. However, the Obama administration has taken the manipulation of the election news cycle to a whole new global level.

Obviously the release of the Trump hot-mic tape was designed to counter the horrendous damage the WikiLeaks email dump would inflict on Hillary, that is if anyone now reads the emails. I had to listen to CNN for an hour this morning and they didn’t mention them once. Not surprising.

However, the Trump tape was not the only White House chicanery designed to counter the Crooked Hillary news cycle. The administration formerly accused Russia of interfering in the U.S. election, coincidentally within a few hours of the WikiLeaks release.

The Kremlin was not amused. A statement on Saturday released by Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov read, “This whipping up of emotions regarding ‘Russian hackers’ is used in the U.S. election campaign, and the current U.S. administration, taking part in this fight, is not averse to using dirty tricks,” reported Reuters.

I have no doubt Russia is involved in cyber attacks against the United States, as I am sure the NSA is against Russia. However, in this instance, it seems the Kremlin may have a point. It was the White House that released this accusation publicly in order to attempt to alter the election outcome.

It seems to me the DNC and the White House, if they had any honor, would be embarrassed at how easily American critical infrastructure was compromised eight years into the Obama presidency. You can’t blame this one on George W. Bush, but that doesn’t stop them from trying. The problem is not that the Russians are hacking, of course they are, the problem is that due to the Obama administration’s extreme incompetence, they can.

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L. Todd Wood is an author, journalist and Editor-in-Chief at Tsarizm.com. He's a former special operations helicopter pilot and Wall Street debt trader, who has contributed to Fox Business, The Washington Times, The Moscow Times, National Review, the New York Post and many other publications.

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  • @LToddWood @PPDNews – polls from Reuters tonight said that Hillary numbers haven’t moved. What does your polls say?

  • @LToddWood @PPDNews ummmm no that’s you and hillary

  • . @LToddWood HRC & Obama’s neocon donors celebrate HRC’s #GoldmanSachs promise for US wars in Syria & Iran. https://t.co/q6xZoeeLb0

  • @LToddWood and that political gain would be? Rational minds realize Putin would be worse off by far under Trump. He won’t give.

  • @LToddWood @HillaryClinton @JoeBiden @POTUS #Sellout #Corrupt

  • @LToddWood That’s a laugh; we hear this from #POTUS who sent a team of operatives to Israel to defeat @netanyahu #WorstPOTUSEver

  • @LToddWood @PPDNews literally the pot calling the kettle black. WOW. #obamasux

  • @LToddWood @PPDNews literally the pot calling the kettle black. WOW. #obamasux

  • @LToddWood @PPDNews
    Maybe he should stop interfering with the Constitution and laws of his own country. Takes one 2 know one.

  • @LToddWood @PPDNews
    Maybe he should stop interfering with the Constitution and laws of his own country. Takes one 2 know one.

  • @LToddWood @PPDNews
    Maybe he should stop interfering with the Constitution and laws of his own country. Takes one 2 know one.

  • @LToddWood Media has propped up President Obama by ignoring adverse facts on his conduct he has credibility where little exists.

  • @LToddWood Media has propped up President Obama by ignoring adverse facts on his conduct he has credibility where little exists.

  • @LToddWood Media has propped up President Obama by ignoring adverse facts on his conduct he has credibility where little exists.

  • @LToddWood Liberals are tin foil hat-wearing conspiracy theorists. As if Putin WANTS Trump to rebuild military. Nonsense.

  • @LToddWood @PPDNews @POTUS we know it’s you and your crime gang doing this! Leave Russia out of it!

  • @LToddWood @PPDNews @POTUS we know it’s you and your crime gang doing this! Leave Russia out of it!

  • @LToddWood @PPDNews @POTUS we know it’s you and your crime gang doing this! Leave Russia out of it!

  • @LToddWood @PPDNews – but it was OK when it helped him get elected

  • @LToddWood @PPDNews – but it was OK when it helped him get elected

  • @LToddWood @PPDNews – but it was OK when it helped him get elected

  • @LToddWood Guess sending 200,000 cronies to Israel to do no Bibi is okay in Obama’s view

  • @LToddWood Guess sending 200,000 cronies to Israel to do no Bibi is okay in Obama’s view

  • @LToddWood Guess sending 200,000 cronies to Israel to do no Bibi is okay in Obama’s view

  • @LToddWood Obama is getting crazy in his last days of Presidency

  • @LToddWood That’s because he can’t come up with anything better. I say show me proof.

  • @LToddWood Trump assures us that would never happen. Cuz Putin is just so cool.

  • @LToddWood @PPDNews Like Obama did in Israeli elections.

  • @LToddWood @PPDNews have to try something. Info in these emails damages entire administration, democrat party, Obama too

  • @LToddWood MSM has PROVEN their interference with our elections. Russia only ACCUSATIONS of interference

  • @LToddWood @PPDNews You never rigged a election Barry??

  • @LToddWood @PPDNews You never rigged a election Barry??

  • @LToddWood @PPDNews Baaahahahaaaa. Obama about to become more irrelevant.

  • @LToddWood @PPDNews Baaahahahaaaa. Obama about to become more irrelevant.

  • @LToddWood @PPDNews I think that would be Obama’s media trying to influence our elections. LOCK THEM UP

  • @LToddWood @PPDNews and Obama is interfering for financial gain

  • @LToddWood Stern warning given, next a strongly worded letter followed by red line. That will do it!

  • @LToddWood And, I have not seen proof they are, but that never bothers a liberal.

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