Friday, December 16, 2016

Hack, Hack, Hack!

Hillary Clinton's computer(s) was not hacked. Not before the election, not during the election, not after the election, not ever.

Hacking is gaining access to someone's digital information to alter it, to steal it for financial gain or infect it with viruses and/or other forms of malware.

Hillary Clinton's email account (you may substitute Podesta here, if you like) was invaded by somebody at some time. The FBI and the CIA disagree on when, where and how. But it was never hacked.

What happened to Hillary Clinton's emails was that they were found, copied and released. That is not hacking.

That Hillary Clinton did not want the email released is evidenced by her continual attempts to hide and destroy them. The reason she did not want them released is because they gave witness to her having been involved in corrupt and illegal activities related to her scam foundation and her politically preferential treatment of donors.

The obvious remedy for her problem was to never have engaged in those illegal and corrupt activities and politically preferential treatments to begin with. But she, being who she is, could not help herself. She has lived that way in her past and shows no evidence of changing.

Normally, when something illegal, immoral or unethical occurs, people call for it to be exposed, indicted and prosecuted. We use all sorts of ways to do that. We monitor phone calls, we search for a paper trail, we utilize sophisticated technology and we hire people to find out what went down.

Some have said that the Russians got hold of Clinton's emails and released them. As I said, the CIA and FBI tell two different stories from the same data. So, maybe the Russians did find and release her emails. So what?

If Hillary's bad behavior being made public kept her from gaining access to power that would allow her to exponentially increase that behavior, isn't that a good thing? Wouldn't we think it was better to find out before she gained the presidency than afterword?

So, after having declared that Donald Trump was a fiend for having suggested that he might not accept the results of the election, Hillary and her supporters now refuse to accept the results of the election.

Can you say "inconsistent?" How about "Hypocritical?" Or maybe "criminally sore losers" would be better.

At any rate, while Hillary Clinton's emails were never hacked (except by the new definition forced on us by the Democrats, who make a habit of redefining terms to suit their positions). They were discovered and exposed.

And that is a good thing.


Dave Miller said...

I'm guessing us more liberal folks just took President Elect Trump at his word when he said... "To cover up her corrupt dealings, Hillary Clinton illegally stashed her State Department emails on a private server," Trump said. "Her server was easily hacked by foreign governments—perhaps even by her financial backers in Communist China—putting all of America in danger... So they probably now have a blackmail file over someone who wants to be president of the United States."

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

Those of us who are not computer geeks consider any invasion of a computer to be hacking. This technical explanation notwithstanding, Trump just used standard non-geek understanding of the word.

Joe said...

DM: I have no trouble taking him at his word. It's totally irrelevant to the post. The post is really about all the whining liberals who can't see past the end of their keyboard.

GEC: True. But liberals squeal like stuck pigs, regardless. And they squeal out of both sides of their mouths. "I voted for it before I voted against it" (or vice versa, depending on the circumstances).