President Obama dropped a bomb on his way out the White House — besides the one he left, B2-style, with a suspected Islamic State camp in Libya.
The President indicated during his final White House press conference that the Democratic National Committee emails — a flashpoint of last year’s election scandals — were leaked.
Not hacked. Leaked.
In Obama’s words:
… I haven’t commented on WikiLeaks generally. The conclusions of the intelligence community with respect to the Russian hacking were not conclusive as to whether WikiLeaks was witting or not in being the conduit through which we heard about the DNC e-mails that were leaked.
HACKED means someone broke into your computer to extract information, and likely had to defeat your computer’s defensive processes first.
LEAKED means someone with authorized access to your computer released information.
There’s no doubt that President Obama — one of the most articulate Presidents in US history — knows the difference between those two words.
The emails known for forcing the resignations of senior DNC officials and arguably grounding the Presidential ambitions of the Deep State’s Most Favored Candidate were leaked.
My guess is that the former President’s disclosure was motivated by finally being tired of covering for the DNC and desiring Progressives to remember him as one of them …
Combine this development with the US intelligence community’s assessment that the controversial DNC emails are authentic and you have an ugly picture if what the Democratic Party has now become.
Or perhaps you now see what they have been for decades.
This isn’t a party-bashing piece.
Well — at least it’s not a piece with an unproductive purpose.
If the Democratic Party — better known in my world as the Party of No Guts — ever envisions a return to the Relevance Column, facing hard facts about its internal corrosion is a first step to rehabilitation …
song currently stuck in my head: “power” – jmsn