Remember When the Russians Hacked the White House’s Computers?

Remember When the Russians Hacked the White House’s Computers? by John Hinderaker.

You probably don’t. We broke the story on Power Line in October 2014, writing about it here, here, here, here, here and here. The White House’s computers were down for weeks because of the intrusion by a “foreign power,” which the administration finally identified as Russia. It wasn’t just the White House, either; it was the entire Executive Office of the President, which comprises a good chunk of the executive branch. Nor was that all: the State Department’s computer system was hacked, too. …

The Washington press corps, which must have known that the White House’s computers were out of action, maintained a discreet silence, declining to write about the Russian hack … it was October 2014, weeks before the midterm elections, and the story reflected poorly on the Obama administration …

Throughout, the Obama administration minimized the story, claiming that no harm was done and only unclassified material was accessed …

Now, the same news outlets that refused to cover the Russian government’s hacking into White House and State Department computers and email systems try to tell us that an intrusion into Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s and John Podesta’s email accounts by someone — allegedly the same Russian government — is a story of world-historical importance. What a load of bulls–t.

Comments Wayne Buelow:

I find it amazing that after Obama blows off concerns about Clinton’s private server being hacked by the Russians, even though she used it to transmit classified material, now he is super concerned about hacking and the fate of our democracy because someone leaked emails from the DNC. Why isn’t this idiot laughed off the stage.

This notion that the Russians hacked the Democrats is a top Democrat talking point — must be, because the Australian ABC ran it as their US news tonight.

Glenn Reynolds:

Likewise, the extremely serious Chinese personnel-records hack got very little attention. But that’s because neither of these events was connected with Democrats losing power. That’s what it takes to get the press upset.