John Podesta is so butthurt, it’s embarrassing. There were rumors that the night Hillary Clinton lost to President-elect Trump, she got violent with Podesta, placing the blame squarely on him. I would have liked to be a fly on the wall in that cockfight.
Now, Podesta is lashing out at the FBI. I mean, what else is he gonna do? He surely has a lot more free time on his hands these days. Perhaps there aren’t enough spirit cooking dinners for him to attend. On Thursday he ranted, saying:
The more we learn about the Russian plot to sabotage Hillary Clinton’s campaign and elect Donald Trump, and the failure of the FBI to adequately respond, the more shocking it gets.
And, he’s still not over James Comey’s investigation of Clinton’s email scandal. They got caught, and they blame everyone else. Podesta went on to say:
As the former chair of the Clinton campaign and a direct target of Russian hacking, I understand just how serious this is. So I was surprised to read in the New York Times that when the FBI discovered the Russian attack in September 2015, it failed to send even a single agent to warn senior Democratic National Committee [DNC] officials.
What takes this from baffling to downright infuriating is that at nearly the exact same time that no one at the FBI could be bothered to drive 10 minutes to raise the alarm at DNC headquarters, two agents accompanied by attorneys from the Justice Department were in Denver visiting a tech firm that had helped maintain Clinton’s email server.
Comparing the FBI’s massive response to the overblown email scandal with the seemingly lackadaisical response to the very real Russian plot to subvert a national election shows that something is deeply broken at the FBI.
So, the FBI was working under the Obama administration in September 2015. If they had an alleged failure, according to Podesta, they did so under Obama’s watch. He’s also calling for an investigation similar the 9/11 commission:
The election is over and the damage is done, but the threat from Russia and other potential aggressors remains urgent and demands a serious and sustained response. Congress should authorize a far-reaching, bipartisan independent investigation modeled on the 9/11 commission.
Russia, and even Julian Assange, have denied the claims that Russia was directly involved in leaking hacked documents to WikiLeaks. In an interview with Sean Hannity on Thursday, Assange plainly stated that no state party was involved. Here is an excerpt:
“Our source is not the Russian government,” said Assange.
Hannity asked, “So in other words, let me be clear, Russia did not give you the Podesta documents or anything from the DNC?”
Assange replied, “That’s correct.”