Bombshell: Roger Stone not the Only GOP Operative to Coordinate With Guccifer 2.0
I’m not a fan of Marco Rubio in any, way, shape, or form. But credit where credit is due. Here’s what he said during the Wikileaks dump:
“Rubio warns GOP to stay silent on WikiLeaks hack.”
“Marco Rubio has been mum on the WikiLeaks hack of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman and advises Republicans to do the same, warning that while Democrats are being hacked today, Republicans could be exposed tomorrow.”
“In a statement out Wednesday morning, the Florida senator refused to acknowledge any of the revelations exposed by WikiLeaks’ hack of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s personal email account.”
“I will not discuss any issue that has become public solely on the basis of Wikileaks,” said Rubio, who sits on the Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee. “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.”
“But Rubio warned Republicans not to seize on the attacks, because while Podesta, the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee have all been breached this year, GOP networks could be next.”
“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,” he said.
“Rubio’s position is a clear break with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and some of his surrogates. Trump has repeatedly exploited the hack, blasting out though his Facebook and Twitter accounts negative Clinton headlines that have emerged and encouraging his supporters at rallies to look at the revelations themselves because, he said, the media aren’t reporting on it enough.”
“Trump, however, is also the candidate who once encouraged espionage, inviting Russia earlier this summer to hack Clinton’s emails.”
Speaking in Tampa later on Wednesday, Rubio warned that giving credence to foreign hacks against U.S. officials could be “an invitation to chaos and havoc.”
“Just think about this: Do we really want to be a country where foreign leaders or foreign intelligence agencies can blackmail our elected officials and say to them that unless you do what we want you to do, we’re gonna release emails from your campaign manager, your wife, your daughter, your son, and we’re gonna embarrass you. So unless you wanna be embarrassed you better do what we want you to do. Is that what we want?” Rubio asked. “Because I’ll tell you that’s what Vladimir Putin does. I think there’s plenty of material in which to line up and take on Secretary Clinton. I think this one is an invitation to chaos and havoc in the future.”
Rubio is right in everything he said. Unfortunately it seems that many of his fellow Republicans did not listen to him. Indeed, many journalists also didn’t.
During the campaign, Guccifer 2.0 used social media to invite individual reporters and Republican operatives to request specific caches of documents.
Not long after, reports began circulating that Russia was behind the hacks, and that the materials were being spread as part of a campaign to undercut the candidacy of Mrs. Clinton. Still, that did not stop journalists and Republican operatives from dealing with Guccifer 2.0, and Mr. Stone was hardly alone in having contact with the hackers.”
In my last post, we looked at the fact that Roger Stone’s conversations were anything but ‘innocuous and banal’ as he claimed. To the contrary Stone asked Guccifer 2.0 to retweet a piece Stone wrote at Breitbart warning that the election would be stolen for Herr Trump. Guccifer 2.0 shortly before the election tweeted that it would be an ‘election observer’ for the election.
I'll be an independent observer at the U.S. #Elections2016
I call on other hackers to monitor the elections from inside the system
— GUCCIFER 2.0 (@GUCCIFER_2) November 4, 2016
But the idea that other Republicans coordinated with Guccifer 2.0 is stunning. All Rubio’s reasons why they should not have talked about Wikileaks were true. Another reason is: these GOP operatives may end up going where Roger Stone is going-charged with treason.
As the NY Times’ Maggie Haberman and Matthew Rosenberg know these other operatives, how about publishing their names? The public has a right to know. As for the journalists, they ought to be ashamed of themselves in their zeal for more and more dirt on Hillary Clinton they conspired with the GRU itself.
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