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  • #26552
    Andy Brown
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    Newsweek has learned that senior staffers in the Trump administration are using a private RNC email server. This is the same private email server used by the Bush administration that claimed it lost 22 million emails.

    Newsweek has learned that senior staffers in the Trump administration are using a private RNC email server. This is the same private email server used by the Bush administration that claimed it lost 22 million emails.

    “Senior Trump administration staffers including Kellyanne Conway, Jared Kushner, Sean Spicer and Steve Bannon have active accounts on a Republican National Committee email system,” Newsweek reported Wednesday.

    Newsweek noted dryly “… after then-candidate Donald Trump and the Republicans repeatedly called for ‘locking up’ Hillary Clinton for handling government work with a private server while secretary of state, the new White House staff risks repeating the same mistake that dogged the Democrat’s presidential campaign. They also face a security challenge: The RNC email system, according to U.S. intelligence, was hacked during the 2016 race. ‘They better be careful after making such a huge ruckus over the private email over at the State Department,’ says former Bush administration lawyer Richard Painter.”

    http://www.politicususa.com/2017/01/25/hypocrisy-alert-trump-white-house-private-rnc-email-system-again.html



    #26557
    Langston
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    Very suspicious. Needs an investigation. Several investigations.

    #26559
    missing_kskd
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    We aren’t going to get those right now, same as last time.

    The single most important thing is effective opposition, not just bitching about how bad Trump is (and he’s bad). Doing that means putting things people can be FOR out there, building support for them, and doing those things to break the mid-term cycle.

    Stakes are high. This time, it goes either way.

    One way, more losses locks this garbage in for potentially a generation. Yet another in a long line of failed moves to centrism is likely to take us this way. Not good.

    The other way, some wins, and it won’t take too much to check this bullshit, could begin a return out, maybe one term Trump. That’s a move to directly address people, need and employ left economics. You all know where I’m at on this.

    Would be nice to reward and help support real journalism too. Access type efforts really haven’t done us much good. With Trump, they will be largely ineffective too.

    Public trust in media is low. They aren’t wrong about that. Who gave Trump tons of media time?

    At least they are using the word “lie” openly now. I’ll take it.

    We may see leaks, hacks. Good! I’m a fan. The Trump admin will be a gold mine! He’s the most compromised President ever! His business interests alone put decisions into question.

    Sample: He approved the pipeline, and through various holdings actually will benefit personally from that decision. It’s crazy!

    #26560
    radiogeek
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    Dirty Donald.

    #26561
    missing_kskd
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    Tiny Hands!

    (this is gonna suck, but that shit is gold! Trump is gonna get trolled hard, over and over)

    #26562
    Alfredo_T
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    I would like an explanation from a certain somebody on this board regarding the logic by which it is OK for senior Republican staffers to use a private e-mail server but doing the same is an extremely careless security threat when Clinton does it. Is the thinking, “we create rules that other people are expected to follow?”

    #26563
    Andrew
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    Blatant hypocrisy aside (“If it was bad when Hillary did it, why isn’t it bad when you do it??”), the use of private servers like this is really a non-issue for Republicans or Democrats in my view. I always considered it a “fake scandal” in regards to Clinton. I blame the media for being so shamelessly manipulated about this. Have to give Republicans credit: they masterfully pushed this issue over and over and over again until the media was just salivating for each new update on the “email server scandal” – even when they was really nothing new to report.

    If you think pointing out the hypocrisy here is going to score political points: sorry, I highly doubt it, unless the Democrats take the same tact: push it over and over and over again in the media. But with so many other awful things happening in DC right now, this probably doesn’t even each the top 100. In other words: a complete non-story, even if it gives some of you some sort of self-righteous satisfaction.

    #26564
    Alfredo_T
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    I do not think that the hypocrisy will have any significant consequences. I just wanted to see what creative wordsmithing our board’s Trump cheerleaders would conjure.

    #26566
    Andy Brown
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    bacon, asshole that he is, is waiting for the talking points to be released so he can copy and paste them here. Clearly by now, Alfredo, you realize that bacon (and dork for that matter) are not intelligent enough to answer these kinds of questions on their own.

    #26576

    “bacon, asshole that he is”

    Thank you for thinking about me, Andy. You have a nice day too.

    #26581
    LurkingGrendel
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    You are a boil.

    #26583
    Andy Brown
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    We all know (even bacon) that there’s the potential violations of federal law and regulations associated with Trump’s use of Twitter on an unmanaged device. While Twitter didn’t exist at the time these laws and regulations were authored, it could be argued that every White House tweet is now a presidential record, meaning each post requires retention—even the ones he deletes because of typos. As precedent, every tweet made by the Obama administration was archived.

    The use of rnchq.org e-mail addresses is not yet a breach of federal records law, and it will likely end up being required in order for many of the White House’s staffers to avoid violation of the Hatch Act. Newsweek reported that Trump advisers Kellyanne Conway, Jared Kushner, Sean Spicer, and Steve Bannon all had active RNC e-mail accounts (though Conway’s, Kushner’s, and Bannon’s accounts have apparently now been either deleted or changed). The news outlet uncovered these addresses by simply sending SMTP requests to the RNC’s e-mail gateway.

    To comply with federal records retention law, any official business conducted using outside accounts needs to be moved to the official White House e-mail system—either by forwarding it or copying it—within 20 days. This requirement is in part to preserve presidential records and in part to ensure that records are available through Freedom of Information Act requests.

    https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/01/tweet-this-trump-white-house-has-potential-info-security-woes-abound/

    #26586
    Vitalogy
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    What happens when Chump’s twitter gets hacked?

    #26587
    jr_tech
    Participant

    Some unfortunate hacker ends up with a ton of infantile garbage?

    #26595
    LurkingGrendel
    Participant

    Clown porn

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