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Trump Demands To Know Why Russia Didn’t Hack GOP, So Twitter BRUTALLY Sets Him Straight (TWEETS)

According to Donald Trump, Republicans’ superhuman defenses protected them from a Russian hack during the election — well, a hack, anyway, as Trump refuses to admit that more than a baker’s dozen intelligence agencies are correct when they say that Putin personally spearheaded an effort to hack the election and effectively install the human incarnation of Tang as President.

On Wednesday, The Donald demanded to know why Russia (or “somebody,” as he says because he refuses to admit the truth) managed to hack all those weak Dems and somehow failed to hack the GOP. “Somebody hacked the DNC but why did they not have “hacking defense” like the RNC has and why have they not responded to the terrible things they did and said (like giving the questions to the debate to H),” Trump said. “A total double standard! Media, as usual, gave them a pass.”

Here’s the problem: Russia did hack the RNC but chose not to release the information, which would have been counterproductive in their attempt to install Trump in the Oval Office. The New York Times reported last month:

American intelligence agencies have concluded with “high confidence” that Russia acted covertly in the latter stages of the presidential campaign to harm Hillary Clinton’s chances and promote Donald J. Trump, according to senior administration officials.

They based that conclusion, in part, on another finding — which they say was also reached with high confidence — that the Russians hacked the Republican National Committee’s computer systems in addition to their attacks on Democratic organizations, but did not release whatever information they gleaned from the Republican networks.

In the months before the election, it was largely documents from Democratic Party systems that were leaked to the public. Intelligence agencies have concluded that the Russians gave the Democrats’ documents to WikiLeaks.

“We now have high confidence that they hacked the D.N.C. and the R.N.C., and conspicuously released no documents” from the R.N.C., a senior government official told the Times.

Naturally, the people of Twitter were there to remind Trump that he’s an idiot — something that is becoming a ritual enjoyed daily (sometimes multiple times) by a growing number of people:

Recently, Trump claimed he “knows things that other people don’t know” about Putin’s — sorry, “somebody’s” — hack of the election. While he promised to reveal that information early this week, it has not yet materialized.


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