Trump’s PR Team At Breitbart Slams Obama On Russia

Donald Trump’s de facto publicists at fake news outlet Breitbart are screaming about President Obama’s sanctions on Russia. They write:

President Obama issued an executive order on Thursday sanctioning Russian intelligence officials, individuals, and organizations based on as-yet unproven accusations that Russia interfered in the 2016 election by hacking the emails of Democratic Party officials.

This action comes as the Obama administration is heightening tensions between the United States and Russia on several fronts. The new executive order signed by Obama offers no new proof that the Russian government was involved in what it calls “tampering with, altering, or causing a misappropriation of information with the purpose or effect of interfering with or undermining election processes or institutions.”

In place of proof of these serious claims, the Obama White House said it will “be providing a report to Congress in the coming days about Russia’s efforts to interfere in our election, as well as malicious cyber activity related to our election cycle in previous elections.”

Contrary to Breitbart’s claims, Homeland Security today did provide proof of Russia’s hacking campaign.

  • Timothy W.

    Apparently Russia isn’t the only hack on the agenda today.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    I remember when conservatives called Russians commies and pinkos, now they’re “dear friends” and “Comrades”

    • Lazycrockett

      Even stranger I could tell the number of socialist I knew on one hand till Bernie came along.

    • Uncle Mark

      They just hate a Black, liberal President more than a devious, power-hungry Russian dictator and former head of the KGB.

      • Gerry Fisher

        It’s all relative, right? [insert eye roll]

    • Steverino

      They seem to think since the government of Russia is no longer communist, that somehow makes everything peachy-keen. Problem is, it is still the same, corrupt authoritarian culture, and it’s clear Putin still has Soviet-style imperial designs.

      • Gerry Fisher

        They didn’t feel this way in the 90s when the Clinton administration was working very hard to establish ties and promote capitalism in former Eastern Bloc countries. Their arguments and loyalties shift according to what helps them win and maintain power. Their traitors to their country.

  • DaddyRay

    And how would Breitbart know this

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Bahahahahaha, you used the words “Know” and “Breitbart” in the same sentence…you know you can’t do that. Bahahahahahahaha

  • i guess i follow politics too closely to really know. what are normal people who just skim news saying and thinking about all this? is it even making the news?

    • Mason

      Not really. I’m afraid that until it’s on their doorsteps knocking, they won’t.

      My “normal” friends depend on me for news, which I give only when asked.

    • Joe in PA

      I was thinking the same thing. Someone the other commented on the fact that ABC News actually corrected one of Trump’s lies, but it was AFTER they had already reported the lie, by then folks had moved on. ;(

      Here is a case in point about our “MSM” and trump’s lies:

      http://oliverwillis.com/news-outlets-repeated-trumps-lie-5000-sprint-jobs/

      • OW is a great guy, really smart. i wish i’d had the chance to get to be more of a real friend to him when we lived in the same town. hope he’s doing well.

    • Carl

      Most people I encounter in my daily travels barely know anything. I stick to small talk because anything else is basically a waste of time.

    • Phillip in L.A.

      I would hazard a guess that perhaps about One in Ten (10%) knows anything (or cares, for that matter)

  • MΩebym

    Quisling extraordinaire Glenn Greenwald and Tucker Carlson agree that this is a nothingburger!

    https://twitter.com/jonathanchait/status/814595762378211332

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Intelligence reports: brought to you by the same people who made up evolution, global warming and the earth revolving around the sun.

    • Silver Badger

      The round earth revolving around the sun.

  • Dagoril

    Hey Drumpf, shut your traitorous-fucking-piehole!

  • ryan charisma

    they can’t admit Russia interfered, because Trump’s election team (and his soon-to-be cabinet) have Russian ties. That would mean suspected cheating. And cheaters get disqualified. And treason gets punished.

  • “Contrary to Breitbart’s claims, Homeland Security today did provide proof of Russia’s hacking campaign.”

    Remember, we now (or at least will be shortly) live in a post-truth world. Facts are nothing to the legion of Cheetolini’s followers.

  • boobert

    It’s sad that trump supporters feel it’s okay for russia to interfere with our elections because it helped their guy . Their stupidity continues to amaze me !

    • DaddyRay

      I am sure they would feel the same after Trump pisses off China and they do the same for the Democratic candidate in the next election

      • Mason

        Comeon’ he’s already pissed off the Chinese. Big cock with tiny wings that came out this week.

    • Chucktech

      Oh, now, now, I’m sure they’d feel the same if the Russians had helped Hillary win…

  • Joe in PA

    My head hurts. FROM BANGING IT ON THE DESK! FFS these people.

  • another_steve

    During Donald Trump’s Administration, will we celebrate FatherLand Defender’s Day on February 23rd of each year?

    “FatherLand Defender’s Day takes place on February 23. This holiday came to us from the Soviet times. It has been renamed several times. At first it was known as The Red Army Day, because the Red Army was created on February 23rd, 1918. Later on it transformed into the Soviet Army Day. All Soviet men were liable to military service, so it was only logical to congratulate all men on this holiday and not only the military men. After the Soviet time had ended, the holiday was renamed into “FatherLand Defender’s Day” and just the same, celebrates all men regardless of age or occupation.”

    https://www.1st-international.com/holidays.html

    • i always thought it was “Mother Russia.” hmm.

    • bzrd

      how ’bout February 29

  • Barry William Teske

    In FNs: Breitbart* discovers Facism. Decides that profit is worth all the lives destoyed by the lies it tells.
    No pictures at 11…

    *The Official Breitbart Store: because novelty wears off…

  • PickyPecker
  • Ninja0980

    They’ve been slobbering over Putin for years, so this isn’t anything new for them.

    • Lazycrockett

      He’s a tough strong leader, so what if he kills journalist sometimes.

      • Joe in PA

        And I bet he “speaks his mind as well. /s

      • pj

        and gays

        • JCF

          Not a bug, but a FEATURE!

    • Uncle Mark

      Yep…for years they’ve been talking about our “feckless leader in mom-jeans” while drooling over what a “firm-handed leader” Putin is…and then turn around and call our “feckless leader” a dictator a short while later. It’s like these right-wingers couldn’t make up their minds, so they went with both descriptions…hoping one or the other insult would resonate with their viewers. It’s kind of like the Nazi propaganda that claimed that “all Jews had money and owned banks,” while simultaneously claiming “all Jews were communist.”

      Some people will never take the time to actually think about what they hear.

      • Phillip in L.A.

        Nice comment, Uncle Mark! I would only change this:

        ^Some Almost all people will never take the time to actually think about what they hear ^or say.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      If they love him so much then they should move to Russia to truly enjoy being in a such a paradise!

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    President-elect — after they discovered it was just blank pages.

    He
    told the Standard he believes the 206-page book is “the most accurate
    and honest account possible” of the Republican’s positive attributes.

    hee.

    • Dazzer

      I bet it’ll be a best seller, too

      • beariac

        Especially if the alt-wrong boycotts it.

    • Uncle Mark

      Why would Donald and his ilk complain? It’s easier for them to read, and it’s all white on the inside.

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      • Prixator

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    • Chucktech

      FINALLY a book Donnie can read…

      Might take him a day or two…

    • Phillip in L.A.

      Yeah, my grandfather received one of these blank books for his 80th birthday (many years ago, before he died), entitled, “Everything I Know About the Stock Market”!

    • Phillip in L.A.

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    • ceeenbee

      Herr drumpf can put on his nightstand next to his copy of mein kampf.

    • pj

      sort of like milos book i think

  • geoffalnutt

    Breitbart = Putin, anyway. They love him.

    • Uncle Mark

      Nazis love Russians? Sure that worked well for them in 1939, until two years later.

      • Steverino

        Isn’t it ironic? Perhaps it is the authoritarian dictatorship overlap between the two that makes them strange bedfellows today.

        • Uncle Mark

          Well, there was a rather interesting book that came out YEARS ago that claimed that in some ways, Stalin and Hitler worked together to set-up the other’s political opponents to aid in their mutual desire to firm up their control within their respective countries.

          If Trump is truly in collusion with Putin, I wouldn’t doubt that Trump thinks he’s the master deal-maker here, but I think Trump is what Lenin would have referred to as “a useful idiot.” Putin didn’t get to be head of the KGB by being a dim-witted nice guy.

  • DaddyRay

    So how much of Breitbart’s funding was just cut off

  • Phillip in L.A.

    “Donald Trump’s de facto publicists at fake news outlet Breitbart are screaming about President Obama’s sanctions on Russia.”

    Great lead, Joe! Looks like you might finally be getting the hang of this-here blog-thingy! mwah!

  • Chucktech

    The new executive order signed by Obama offers no new proof that the Russian government was involved…

    That’s OK, the old proof works well enough.

    • The Return of Traxley

      The more the merrier. And by merrier I mean treasonous.

  • Halou

    Rex Tillerson is proof that Russia won the US election.

  • Sam_Handwich
  • sword

    This just proves that politics are circular. If you go far enough to the left or far enough to the right, you end up at the exact same place. Next, Breitbart, the KKK, Neo-Nazis and the old John Birch Society will pledge their allegiance to Russia.

  • boobert

    The republicans have gone batshit crazy ! One one hand, trump wants to forget about the hacking and move on. Then ryan says russia should have been punished sooner, lol.

    • Uncle Mark

      Trump probably has outstanding loans/obligations from Russia, plus Putin probably has some interesting info from his “non-hacking” of the RNC servers. Trump will not likely demand Putin’s punishment.

      Ryan, on the other-hand, is a slimy invertebrate…trying to distance himself from whatever this investigation turns up.

  • Henry Auvil

    “Unproven” says Breibart, the nation’s most reliable source of conspiracy theories and fake news.

  • Lars Littlefield

    Breitbart needs to step back and take a deep breath. If this were Russia, Obama could simply shut them down . . . permanently.

  • TexasBoy

    January 20, 2017.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2e59f3f35b4c75c7ce38836200c221b5844956a380a89326da4067214eab3d32.jpg

    A new United States president is inaugurated. He knows nothing of diplomacy, decency, or humanity. Virtually he is totally narcissistic and cares only of himself while the people suffer. You have just entered The Twilight Zone.

    • Max_1

      X10

    • Gianni

      The picture is frightening, mainly because it’s about to become real.

    • JCF

      I can’t believe Drumpf will leave the Oval Office this tasteful (bring on the gilding gun!).

      • Prixator

        It’s just his first day! Give him a day or two to ruin everything!

  • beariac
  • Dirk Prophet

    For cons, no proof is ever enough if it conflicts with ideological goals. Not evolution, global warming or Obama’s birth certificate.
    To reveal sources and methods wouldn’t be worth it only to be denied anyway.

  • Max_1

    The very moment Trump is sworn in is the moment he then becomes guilty of Treason…

  • The Return of Traxley

    So these flag-waving, gun-toting patriots are calling Real American Heroes at the Department of Homeland Security liars?

    The guys over at Seal Team Six would like a word with these couch commandos.

  • EdA

    This is almost as good as Benedict Trump’s dismissive tweet which in effect admits that he owes his election as a puppet to his idol.

  • Max_1

    Yet… Snowden is an enemy to them.

  • Cuberly

    Well, I’m getting flamed at breitbart. Made the following post and dayumm…within a minute I had a long list of commentors attacking. Yeah I know, why even go there.

    They’re traitorous scum, why not.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cb59ddc9c8dba163bf33e2f9a77c0100eb9657037f1a8e089af2c3085496e4ab.jpg

    • MBear

      *giggle*@”rage-ons”

      • Cuberly

        lol…they live for em.

    • Reasonoverhate

      I’ve been banned for quite some time now. I think it helped me keep my sanity. Those people are fuckin’ nutz!

      • Cuberly

        I never post there. This time I just said fuck it.

        Noticed I’m not receiving any more responses. My guess is I’m already banned.

        • beariac

          That’s a badge of honour! I wanted to point out some glaring fallacies in the comments of a recent NOM article there, but decided against it given the abuse I’d’ve been subjected to and the futility of the exercise. I’ll stick to doing it IRL.

  • Charlie3

    Breitbart has become a “clear and present danger” to the U.S.A. Isn’t there a law that covers that. Give Breitbart 72 hours to shut down or charges will be brought.

  • Charlie3

    In the 50’s you would get black listed and lose your career just for attending a party were some of the guests were communists. Now, they’re our buddies and role models?

    • SoCalGal20

      Oh no, not Communists. Fascists and oligarchs. /s

  • Lawerence Collins

    I’ve yet to see or hear anything that looks like evidence?! Weapons of Mass Destruction anyone???!

  • EdA

    This is almost as good as Benedict Trump’s tweet de facto acknowledging that he owes his election to his owner BFF Putin.