CBS News anchor Nancy Cordes grilled former Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta on Sunday over his candidate’s disastrous 2016 run for the White House; asking the Hilary insider why Russian operatives knew to target Michigan and Wisconsin but her campaign didn’t.
“We don’t know whether or not this operation swayed the election,” said Cordes. “How is it that these Russian operatives knew to focus on purple states like Michigan and Wisconsin and your campaign didn’t?”
“Of course, we spent a lot of time and energy and effort in all those states,” deflected Podesta.
“Hillary Clinton herself did not spend much time in those states,” pressed the CBS reporter.
“We had Tim Kaine there, Barack Obama was in,” fired-back the former chairman.
Podesta’s comments come as special counsel Robert Mueller’s office indicted 13 Russians and three foreign “entities” for meddling in the 2016 election; buying upwards of $2 million in advertisements on social media and hosting political rallies for both Clinton and the Trump campaigns.
Watch Podesta’s comments above.
BOMBSHELL: Evidence Shows Hillary's Emails Leaked from Inside DNC
Recently revealed evidence shows emails from the Democratic National Committee were not “hacked” by the Russians or other foreign agencies, but were most likely leaked from individuals inside the DNC who had access to local servers and equipment.
For over a year, democrats and liberal lawmakers have been blaming Russian hackers for leaking a treasure trove of internal emails between Debbie Wasserman Schultz, John Podesta, Clinton, and other senior aides that rocked Hillary’s 2016 presidential election.
According to the Nation, computer scientists and experts have determined that the breach of security could not have been perpetrated from outside individuals, particularly international hackers, because of the high-data transfer rates used during the incident.
The breach occurred on July 5th at approximately 6:45 PM, with the stolen data being transferred at a rate of 22.7 megabytes per second; a download speed that is “simply unobtainable” using the internet, particularly overseas.
The forensics team now believes the emails were taken from someone inside the DNC, or an individual with access to facilities that house the Party’s email servers, using a thumb-drive or other portable device capable of high-speed data transfers.
“A speed of 22.7 megabytes is simply unobtainable, especially if we are talking about a transoceanic data transfer,” said one expert. “Based on the data we now have, what we’ve been calling a hack is impossible.”
The new data raises serious questions over who stole the DNC emails and leaked them to the press, and if the Democratic Party intentionally tried to spin the breach as “Russian interference.”
MUELLER'S MISSION: Russia Probe Turns Towards Clinton Insiders, Key Aides
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election took an unexpected turn this week; re-focusing on senior Clinton associates and top democratic lobbying firms as the probe seeks to uncover the extent of Russian meddling ahead of election day.
According to Fox News, Tony Podesta –a democratic lobbying powerhouse and brother of senior Clinton aide John Podesta- is under investigation by the special counsel’s office; demanding answers over whether his firm violated federal law throughout the election cycle.
The Podesta Group had alleged ties to Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and is now part of the criminal probe to determine if the organization violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act that requires individuals to register if working on behalf of a foreign government or foreign officials.
“[The firm] is cooperating fully with the Special Counsel’s office and has taken every possible step to provide documentation that confirms timely compliance,” said a written statement.
“In all of our client engagements, the Podesta Group conducts due diligence and consults with appropriate legal experts to ensure compliance with disclosure regulations at all times — and we did so in this case,” added the statement.