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Putin Lays Down the Gauntlet to Obama Over Hacking Claims: ‘Show Proof or Shut Up’

Washington, D.C. – After the outlandish claims made by U.S. officials, that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally “hacked the US presidential election,” Putin has had enough of the relentless barrage of unproven allegations, and laid down the gauntlet to the U.S. President Obama.

“Either stop talking about it or finally provide some evidence. Otherwise, it looks indecent,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters in Tokyo on Friday.

Blatantly operating as a propaganda outlet for U.S. intelligence/deep state interests, working in collusion with Democratic party elements, The Washington Post reported this week that anonymous sources claimed, “the CIA concluded in a secret assessment that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump win the presidency, rather than just to undermine confidence in the U.S. electoral system.”

Then, Barack Obama, on Thursday, announced that the United States will “take action” at the “time and place of our choosing” in response to unverified CIA claims of hacking by the Russian government – an allegation which remains unproven and extremely suspect. He noted that a U.S. response “may be explicit and publicized,” and that “some of it may not be.”

The Russian government responded by warning that Obama’s threat to “retaliate” to the alleged cyber attack, without providing any evidence, would be a violation of “both American and international law.” Peskov hinted at of an open-ended escalation if Obama chooses to launch a cyberwar against Russia at today’s scheduled press conference.

Russia’s foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, citing a report by NBC news that alleged U.S. officials believe with a “high level of confidence” Putin was personally involved in a secret campaign to sway the election in Trump’s favor, said he was “dumbstruck” by the allegations.

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“I think this is just silly, and the futility of the attempt to convince somebody of this is absolutely obvious,” according to state television outlet Russia 24.

Of course, that is the game that is being played by the U.S. – lots of allegations with little to no disclosure of evidence to back the accusations. While the CIA, in an anonymous leak, attempted to conflate alleged Russian hacking with Trump’s election win, both the FBI, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) have dismissed the CIA’s intelligence community’s assessment, for there being a complete lack of evidence of a specific intent.

Increasingly, it looks as if the entire “Russia did it” conflation is an attempt by deep state/military industrial complex interests to destroy any potential rapprochement between the U.S. and Russia once president-elect Trump takes office.

Additionally, according to an NBC report, the Eurasia Group, a team of political risk consultants, noted on Friday that they believe the Obama administration is likely to engage in actions which will likely create significant barriers for the Trump White House’s anticipated reconciliation with Russia.

“It is unlikely that U.S. intelligence reports will change Trump’s intention to initiate a rapprochement with Moscow, but the congressional response following its own investigations could obstruct the new administration’s effort,” Eurasia Group analysts reported.

On Thursday, Peskov told the AP that the allegations against Putin were ultimately “laughable nonsense,” while Russian foreign ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova noted that “Western media” were acting as a “shill” and “mouthpiece of various power groups.”

Zakharova went on to state “it’s not the general public who’s being manipulated,” as “the general public nowadays can distinguish the truth. It’s the mass media that is manipulating themselves.”

In a humorous move, poking fun at the lack of credibility of the U.S. administration, and suspect nature of the “Russia did it” narrative being driven by western corporate media stooges, WikiLeaks posted on Twitter that “Obama should submit any Putin documents to WikiLeaks to be authenticated to our standards if he wants them to be seen as credible.”

The message to the U.S. administration is clear – Russia doesn’t believe you and neither do the American people. With strong accusations must come clear and concise evidence to match, and thus far none has been provided. Increasingly, it looks like military/intelligence interests are colluding to push their agenda in a covert attempt to preside over, and dictate policy to, the U.S. civilian government.

  • cjdoren

    So Russia is playing childish games. Pooty Poot needs to sit his behind down somewhere, We don’t give a flying F*** what hie thinks

    • Toby Fryz

      Sorry? Russia is playing games? The Obama administration is constantly making baseless allegations without proof and threats of war against Russia, and you say Russia is playing games?? The American government is acting like spoilt children, taking zero responsibility for their outrageous behaviour and completely out of control.

      • FiuToYou

        You can say that again!!! Bravo for intelligence!

    • FiuToYou

      That’s because you’re an a-hole. Russians are the same as any other people. It’s time we get along with them for the good of all. Would you rather hang out with Muslim Pigs?

  • Michele Scalpi

    Tell em’ Vlad 😀 call those lying criminals out!

  • Annah Kurtin

    Thank you Mr. Putin. We’re tired of his bullcaca too.

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  • Jamie A

    Unfortunately it’s gotten to the point that Russia’s denials sound alot more truthful than the Obama administrations accusations. If Obama or the Clinton’s were worried about the Russians having any affect on our election they would have made a big deal out of it long before now, and the fact that they now say that they were aware of Russia hacking our government as far back as 2015 and said nothing sounds like more of the treasonous behavior that should lead to all of them being locked up for the rest of their lives. When are the liberal Americans going to wake up and realize that neither Obama or Clinton care about the American people, all they want is the power to continue lining there pockets and selling our country to the highest bidder. I guarantee that Saul Alinski.is extremely proud of his protégé s.

    • joe papuyo

      Cry me a river, Trump MINION. Oh, and one more thing. Do you seriously BELIEVE that your boy DJT give’s a crap about you or the Pax Americana Wehrmacht sheeple. LOL Heck, your boy DJT is already filling key cabinet positions with RIGHT-WING Wall Street ‘ insider’s ‘ and what not. huh

      And finally, I wouldn’t bet your house mortgage on that Wall being TOTALLY built. duh.

      • Steve

        Whoa… someone needs a tissue.

        • JustinTime01

          Well… Joe’s a snowflake so…

        • von Stroop

          Pax Americana Wehmacht! LOFLMAO. Kalifornia Uber Alles!!

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  • raz-0

    The disclosed evidence to date implies that

    1) What was leaked was truthful.
    2) What was leaked was because someone got phished.

    This is not nation state level tactics. If the election process is so fragile as to be brought down by #2, we are well and truly fucked.

    However, I suggest that if it was impactful, it just MIIIIIIGHT have something to do with #1 more so than #2.

  • Samantha

    Clinton, Obama, and the DNC are spinning a huge one. It is absolutely ludicrous to think that Russia “hacked” the election. Clinton lost for three reasons: 1. She stole the nomination from Sanders, people were infuriated and refused to vote for her. 2. She doesn’t embrace Democratic ideology such as preserving and strengthening unions, Social Security and Medicare, and she refuses to support single payer Medicare. Of course, she’s not a Democrat if she doesn’t embrace these. 3. Finally, shes a potential felon just like the DNC and Obama. I am / was a Democrat and all I can do is suggest that they shut up, cut their losses and stop making fools of themselves and start espousing FDR/Truman Democratic ideology. If they pull this same stunt again in 2020, they will lose again and Trump will have four more years. The people will name the Democratic nominee or we will not have a Democratic president again in our lifetime. Butt out, DNC.

    • Keith fissel

      You forgot, she called half of Americans deplorable.

      • Yvonne Finnegan

        And the other half losers who lived in their parents’ house. The Dems are done.

  • jim mayer

    A couple of points people haven’t brought up regarding the alleged Russian ‘hacking.’

    On the ‘Factor,’ O’Reilly played a secretly taped clip of a college prof complaining about the election. It showed a certifiably silly woman in complete despair, saying Trump was KKK, a Nazi, a Commy, the anti-Christ, & had crappy hair. She said Pence was the most anti-gay person in human history, altho his hair was way better. MrT’s win was an ‘act of terrorism,’ & there’s nothing left to live for anymore, but she’d TRY to give the snowflakes ‘tips for coping’ with this unimaginable horror. When the clip ended, O’Reilly turned to Geraldo Rivera for reaction, & the 1st thing out of the genius’s face-hole caused me to explode with an OMG! so loud the neighbors came knocking on my door to see if I was all right:

    “Well Bill, it needs to be pointed out that, under California law, it’s illegal to video-tape someone without their consent…”

    WHAT? A Human Sexuality professor terrorizes her kids by losing the last remaining marbles in her noggin, saying Trump is the end of the world, & GR inexplicably picks up on the criminality of taping somebody w/o permission? What normal person would’ve responded that way? Seriously? Pretend not to grasp the more substantive point by a factor of like, 100?

    Perfect analogy re the ‘Russian hacking’. Don’t misunderstand, there’s no love lost here on Putin; he IS a commy, & his hair IS crappy. I don’t want foreigners meddling in our elections, but there are some important points no one is mentioning:

    1) The recent cyber-attacks occurred on O’s watch. Are Dems unable to protect our nation’s secrets? Are we so stupid that foreign Gov’s or street punks like Guccifer can just dial-up our top-secret stuff at will? If Big O & HC want to bitch about hacking (‘benefiting’ MrT), perhaps THEY should’ve invested more in securing US from the cyber-creeps of the world. THEY were the ones in power. Maybe Hill should’ve listened when they told her not to set up that unsecure home server. Instead of shielding her naughtiness from future FOIA requests, she was unwittingly typing every word onto computers all over the world. The shameless complaining now about being hacked is beyond belief.

    2) The allegations are not that Rus meddled on Election Day, the accusation is that they hacked Dems & provided the juicy details for all to see. The TRUE juicy details. The exposed players don’t deny their authenticity! So Dems are awkwardly arguing that it’s UNFAIR the voters got to know TOO MUCH about HC! They learned she’s a liar, a cheat, a lawbreaker, & has terrible judgement (many of us already knew, but perhaps fence-riders didn’t). She’s squirts croc tears now bc of how unfair SHE’S been treated bc, you know, it’s all about HER. How ’bout this idea Hil, IT’S ABOUT AMERICA, NOT ABOUT YOU!

    Blaming others is absurd, bc if HC hadn’t been so corrupt, Rus, China, Comey, Wiklks, Guccifer, Gucc 2.0, Anonymous, Brietbart, Veritas, her & Bill’s victims, & others wouldn’t have so much of her damaging dirt to expose! It takes the convoluted mind of a liberal to see themselves always as the faultless victim.

    BO & HC hypocrisy re Rus meddling considering THEIR meddling in other country’s BeesWax:
    ~Sen Clinton wanted to ‘rig’ Palestinian elections
    ~2011, HC interfered in Rus elects, encouraging ‘regime change.’
    ~2015, O spent $350k US taxpayer money trying to defeat Netanyahu
    ~2016, O threatened Brits with his ‘back of the queue’ threat re Brexit
    ~2016, HC chimed in re Brexit, warning Brits to vote ‘Remain’

    Results of their meddling suggests that if you want a certain outcome, get these 2 ass-hats to advocate the opposite position — your chances improve greatly. If the Ruskies ARE responsible for the hax, at least the info disseminated was all true, they didn’t spend $350K of their ppl’s money, & they didn’t send operatives over here, you know, like BO & HC

    • Rick Hiltz

      if its in public consent is not required

  • Trisha

    It is so sad to see a grown man, the POTUS, just lie so much he probably believes it. Why haven’t the D.C Democrat crowd been sent for mental evaluations? Everyone knows the CIA lies ( Benghazi for one) and that the NSA would have caught the hacking as soon as it happened and traced it. Nothing from NSA means no hacking, people. Just a fact.

    • Jrlobo

      Does NSA really monitor systems outside of the national security realm? Other than private systems that have national security implications and which voluntarily work with NSA, the answer is probably “no”. The DNC and Clinton campaign systems are private party systems. This issue should have been paramount during the Clinton email server investigation as she intentionally subjugated Official State Department communications to her own personal interests and averted the protection, and scrutiny, of national security provisions that NSA would or should have provided. Frankly I don’t think NSA listens to all, sees all and knows all…mission impossible!

      • Trisha

        I listened to an interv of a guy who used to work for NSA. And he said that it would have been picked up by them. and he is talking about hacking the DNC not her email server.
        Sent from my HTC

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      • Trisha

        or however they could hack the election. that is what he was talking about and that NSA would have picked it up immediately.
        Sent from my HTC

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  • Be careful, Mr. Putin, or Obama will expose you to another hissy fit.

  • FiuToYou

    It’s amazing that an illegal President that just spent 8 years destroying America and half of the Mid-East would even think about threatening Mr Putin. Don’t you think it’s time to stop playing war games and get on the NEW road to world peace. Obama belongs in prison along with most of his friends! What a evil jerk. It’s no wonder he gets along so well with Hillary. Birds of a feather!

  • Army Vet 4444

    OUTSTANDING!!!! Right ON Mr. Putin!! Never thought I would be saying that, but I just did. But honestly, the “We The People” are sick to death of this crap.!!

  • marcos989

    First, this site has dubious credibility, yes I am acquainted with it for >1 yr. Second, this article is unattributed so on it’s face it lacks credibility. Thirdly, the first sentence is absolutely objectively untrue thus this is “fake news”. The first sentence is so ridiculous only a rube would be duped. This is as foolish a claim as the dishonest, foolish American president-elect might tweet. I have reported it and will not waste my time with it.

    • jandr0

      What a fake comment.

  • Alan Parkson

    Omama needs to go away. So does that thing he is married to.

  • I hope that President Obama declassifies this intel, so that the CIA can demonstrate to the American public their “high confidence” without fear of retaliatory espionage prosecution during Trump’s time in office … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JafSyi4ZZ7w + http://dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4034038/Ex-British-ambassador-WikiLeaks-operative-claims-Russia-did-NOT-provide-Clinton-emails-handed-D-C-park-intermediary-disgusted-Democratic-insiders.html + http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38341569

  • Dalton Mann

    here is what needs to happen, the next midterm we need to finish the job and get the rest of the radicals out of our govt! they have been emboldened under obama and now they are getting hit back by the people and they cant stand it! we need to get the rest of the radicals out of washington!

  • Geezer Grunt

    Mr. “O” wouldn’t even piss on herself if she was on fire.

  • Mik Johnstone

    Exactly, where’s the fucking proof, American warmongers stir pot to instigate a false narrative for war.. Putin has credibility, America has fuck all

  • mjazzguitar

    It was a different story when Barack spent $350,000 of our money to keep Israelis from electing Netanyahu.

  • Danuta Ewiak

    The victory of Donald Trump – this was the finger of God. Let me remind here a fragment of an ancient vision: “And [the king of the north] will go back (to) his land with great wealth [1945. This detail indicated that Hitler will attack also the Soviet Union and will fight to the bitter end. In the beginning there were no signs of such the ending of this war]; and his heart (will be) against the holy covenant [hostility towards Christians. Soviet Union introduced state atheism]; and will act [it means activity in the international arena]; and turned back to his own land [1991-1993. The collapse of the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact. Russian troops returned to their country]. At the appointed time [he] will return back.” (Daniel 11:28, 29a) The return of Russia in this context means the breakup of the European Union and NATO. Many countries of the former Eastern block will reconcile with Russia. Such is the plan of God. It is no coincidence that Barack Obama wins presidency in 2008 and 2012. God in this way has secured us against a premature world war. The first should be the return of Russia, and then the war, and not vice versa. (Daniel 11:29,30; Matthew 24:7; Revelation 6:4; cf. Jeremiah 1:12) The victory of Donald Trump also is not accidental. There is hope for improvement in Russian-American relations. The world will be safer, at least for a moment.

    In 1882 British troops occupied Egypt. Great Britain then took the role of “the king of the south”. Around the same time, Russia expanded its influence in the region, which previously belonged to Seleucus I Nicator, and took the role of “the king of the north”. (Daniel 11:27)

    All the details of this vision are being fulfilled from the time of ancient Persia, in chronological order. It is true that this vision is variously interpreted. As one can see, it has a lot of details. Therefore the insightful person is able to detect any error or sophistry. (Daniel 12:10)

    • jandr0

      [this was the finger of God… etc.]

      What a load of absolute bunkum. You are delusional.

  • judyjudy

    Obama hasn’t done anything “credible” in 8 years, why would he start now?