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Democrats' opposition research got exposed this time, not by the Russians
The Hill ^ | 7/11/2019 | john Solomon

Posted on 07/11/2019 7:00:10 PM PDT by bitt

When the Russians hacked the Democratic National Committee in summer 2016, one of the crown jewels obtained by Vladimir Putin’s team was the party’s opposition research files on then-GOP candidate Donald Trump.

It was quite a blow to the DNC, because political parties usually guard their research zealously, hoping to use it with the news media and political commercials to help ding their political rivals without leaving fingerprints.

But the Democratic Party committee that helps elects candidates to U.S. House seats has exposed scores of its own opposition research files on GOP candidates, past and present, on the internet. They just aren’t easy to find.

Those Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) files aren’t on web addresses tied to its official domain, https://dccc.org/. Instead, the research files appear under such arcane URLs as http://2vmhfw1isbe32j3tgn3epw3x-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/. To find these jewels, someone would have to know that cryptic address, or be willing to scroll through multiple screens of a Google search before it showed up.

Why is this the case?

The DCCC insists it isn’t another hack, nor was it an accidental publishing of secret files — that it didn’t make a security mistake. Instead, a senior DCCC official told me it was “an intentional publishing of materials that aren’t being publicized right now.”

In other words, the DCCC posted some of its most valuable opposition research in a way that isn’t exactly accessible unless you know where to look.

“Sometimes we publish research and polling so it can be helpful,” the official explained.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: adamschiff; dccc; dirtytricks; nunes; opporesearch; russians; scalise; spending; spin

1 posted on 07/11/2019 7:00:10 PM PDT by bitt
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2 posted on 07/11/2019 7:00:26 PM PDT by bitt (US intel is there to protect the safety and security of Americans. It is not a political tool.)
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To: bitt
When the Russians hacked the Democratic National Committee in summer 2016,

There has never been any evidence ( except the "evidence" by Crowdstrike which can be taken with a grain of salt ) that the DNC was hacked by the Russians. In fact, what evidence that exists shows that it was copied from the server via a usb drive from someone inside.

3 posted on 07/11/2019 7:04:07 PM PDT by TheCipher (To my mind Judas Iscariot was nothing but a low, mean, premature Congressman. - Mark Twain)
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To: TheCipher

Any progress on the Seth Rich “botched robbery” murder?

I thought not.


4 posted on 07/11/2019 7:11:51 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: bitt

The Russians didn’t hack the DNC.


5 posted on 07/11/2019 7:14:07 PM PDT by Trumpisourlastchance
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To: bitt

Wasn’t the password for Podesta’s email “password”? Is that the site that they claim the Ruskies hacked. If so anybody could have done it.


6 posted on 07/11/2019 7:16:08 PM PDT by HighSierra5
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To: TheCipher
Just read this today:

The Mueller Investigation Failed to Provide Evidence That the DNC Was Actually Hacked

7 posted on 07/11/2019 7:33:14 PM PDT by mass55th ("Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway." ~~ John Wayne)
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To: bitt

No evidence of the Russians hacking the DNC has been put forward, only the suggestion.


8 posted on 07/11/2019 7:46:53 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here Of Citizen Parents_Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: HighSierra5

Two different leaks.
The Podesta e-mails could have been hacked by anyone as you point out.
The DNC data was downloaded at a speed that suggests an inside job.
Seth Rich.


9 posted on 07/11/2019 7:48:41 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here Of Citizen Parents_Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: Lurkinanloomin

Thanks. I thought Pudesta was high up at the DNC or maybe he was Hagerlys campaign manager? There’s so much crap that’s happened it’s hard to keep track.


10 posted on 07/11/2019 10:12:04 PM PDT by HighSierra5
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To: HighSierra5

He was Hillary’s campaign manager


11 posted on 07/12/2019 1:33:46 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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