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Sean Hannity: Why Obama, Democrats and Never Trumpers suddenly care about cybersecurity

President Obama and Democrats are politicizing hacking to try to hurt and delegitimize President-elect Donald Trump

 

After President-elect Donald Trump's decisive victory, hacking suddenly matters to sore loser liberals, the Obama administration and of course, the never Trumpers.

Over the weekend, The Washington Post and The New York Times, two abusively biased liberal mainstream media outlets, published stories saying that the CIA, without any concrete or new evidence, have concluded that Russian hackers tried to help Donald Trump win the election.

Trump told "Fox News Sunday" what he thinks of those reports, and he nailed it.

“I think it's ridiculous,” Trump told Chris Wallace, adding that he believes Democrats are pushing the story because they just got their clocks cleaned.

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The incoming president then drew an interesting contrast in a subsequent tweet: “Can you imagine if the election results were the opposite and we tried to play the Russian/CIA card. It would be called a conspiracy theory!"

The president-elect is absolutely right about this. On Monday, Clinton's campaign chairman,  John Podesta, said that Electoral College electors have the right to see intelligence on potential Russian hacking before they vote on Dec. 19. Imagine if the tables were turned and it was Donald Trump's campaign trying to do this? The left would go nuts!

The left's recount scheme failed miserably. So did their effort to blame the Electoral College system that has served our nation for more than two centuries. Ditto the attempt to pin the blame on “fake news.” Now, they're going to blame the Russians. It won’t put Hillary Clinton in the White House, but President Obama and his fellow Democrats are hoping for the next best thing: to delegitimize Donald Trump.

The FBI, by the way, does not agree with the CIA on all of this because it has not found conclusive evidence that Russia was actually trying to help Trump win the election. Other government officials are now saying that the CIA's assessment of what happened isn't as clear-cut or definitive as the liberal mainstream media claims.

In other words, there is no consensus between the FBI and the CIA. And according to The New York Times, there's no new information, intelligence or evidence from the CIA's investigation into these allegations.

"Never Trumpers" like Republican senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham have joined Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., for a "bipartisan investigation" into the so-called hacking. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said getting to the bottom of alleged Russian involvement in bringing to light emails that revealed Democratic dirty tricks “must not be a partisan issue.”

We shouldn't be surprised by any of this. Why? Because they all have one thing in common. They hate President-elect Trump.

If all of these people care so much about Russia’s alleged hacking, why did they seem so unconcerned about Clinton's private server scandal and the great threat that that posed to our national security? FBI Director James Comey said Clinton's private server was less secure than a Gmail account, and Fox News Channel’s Bret Baier's reported last month that authorities believe there is a 99 percent chance that up to five foreign intelligence agencies may have accessed Clinton's server and taken emails.

No one has offered proof as to who hacked Podesta’s emails, but we do know who put them out and we know what they showed us. By publishing them online, WikiLeaks exposed how the mainstream media – not the Russians – were trying to influence the election in favor of Clinton win. The emails revealed how alt-radical left journalists sent their stories to Podesta and others for pre-publishing approval, went to his home for secret dinners and also how interim DNC chair Donna Brazile leaked debate questions to the Clinton campaign. How about doing an investigation into that?

WikiLeaks leader Julian Assange has said that Russia did not give him the emails. Back in September, I interviewed him on my radio show and here's what he told me about the Democrats pushing a connection to Russia:

“The Democrats are always speaking about how terrible McCarthyism was,” Assange said. “And it was, in many ways. But at least the USSR actually existed then and there were actually Russian influence campaigns in the United States which were serious.

“What we're seeing now is Hillary Clinton and her campaign trying to whip up a near-McCarthyist hysteria, where she claims -- she claims that, effectively, Donald Trump is an agent to the Russians, that WikiLeaks is an agent to the Russians.”

America has a major cybersecurity problem. In the past couple of years alone, government agencies like the Office of Personnel Management, the IRS, the Department of Defense, the State Department and the White House have all been hacked. Obama did little or nothing about those hacks, but now that his party has lost the White House, he has gotten religion on cybersecurity.

But the real goal of the Democratic Party’s fake moral outrage machine is not to improve security or even get to the bottom of a hacking investigation. It is simply to wound Donald Trump as he prepares to take office and try to make America great again.

Adapted from Sean Hannity's monologue on "Hannity," airing Dec. 12, 2016 on Fox News Channel

Sean Hannity currently serves as host of FOX News Channel's (FNC) Hannity (weekdays 10-11PM/ET). He joined the network in 1996 and is based in New York. Click here for more information on Sean Hannity

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