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By Barry Dillinger|December 14, 2016

The very honest and non-partisan Huffington Post (just kidding) decided to delve more into the story regarding John Podesta’s email hack. If you recall, it was drawing nearer to the election when WikiLeaks began to publish thousands of emails that were taken from Podesta’s Gmail account. Drip by drip, the emails were released to the public by the thousands every few days.

The revelations that became fodder for Conservative radio and Republican operatives, were almost too unbelievable to be true. Through these releases, decades of distrust about the mainstream media was verified overnight. Not only were these journalists giving money to Hillary’s campaign, but they were also giving questions…questions that would be posed to her and her Democrat opponents during debates. There were other revelations, too; some that led directly to the resignation of Debbie Wasserman-Schultz as the DNC Chairperson. She was replaced with Donna Brazile, but Podesta’s emails made quick work of her as well, after she was found to be the one who had been funneling questions from CNN to the Clinton campaign.

The emails were a nightmare scenario for the Democrats. Adding to the mix the Hillary “deplorables” comment, the 9/11 collapse of the candidate as she neared her car, the Pneumonia “fake news” story, etc., and this was the perfect storm.

The Huffington Post has seized on a new story by the New York Times that expands on the now infamous anecdote that places the blame for the hack of Podesta’s emails on a lowly computer expert who was working for the Clinton campaign. Charles Delavan was approached by an aide who had received an email (supposedly from Google) warning Podesta that his Gmail account had been compromised. The email included a link in order to change the password.

The Huffington Post said:

Most adult internet users know by now never to click a link in emails like this ― phishing is fairly common. Even unsophisticated tech types are hip to the scam. And, well, what happens next should be a lesson to anyone who types and sends emails and texts without reading them first.

What happened was the unthinkable. The computer technician wrote a quick email to the aide, stating that the email was legitimate. It further instructed that the password should be changed. The aide responded by clicking the link and the phishing scam was enabled. Not without bias (and probably acting on the marching orders from Team Hillary and Obama) the Huffington Post was careful to inject the New York Times’ own special brand of “fake news”: “With another click, a decade of emails that Mr. Podesta maintained in his Gmail account — a total of about 60,000 — were unlocked for the Russian hackers.” As we are all aware, there is absolutely no evidence that these emails were hacked by the Russians. However, the Progressive bus doesn’t stop for truth and facts.

The story became more muddled when Delavan denied that he had offered that the email was “legitimate”. Instead, he said that he had mistakenly typed “legitimate” when he meant “illegitimate.” That raised a great debate on Twitter, where detractors and supporters alike questioned the veracity of the claim.

The Huffington Post continued:

Others wondered if this was just someone crying typo instead of owning what is likely the biggest mistake of a career. If he had meant to type “an illegitimate” email, why did he get the article wrong and write “a legitimate” email, one Twitter conspiracy theorist wondered. Others argued it’s odd that Delevan would advise Podesta to change his password, since the phishing email was obviously bogus.

The Huffington Post even offered that one of the upsides to the hack was getting an inside peek at Podesta’s Risotto recipe! Not kidding. What this comes down to, though, is a simple case of attempting to set the record straight on a story that no one really cared about in the first place. The fact that the hack took place was less important than the downright sinister nature of the information contained in the emails of one of Hillary’s closest advisers. In years to come, the information learned will continue to be recycled in news stories, but the fact remains that the name of Charles Delavan won’t be going down in the historical register as someone who threw the election for Hillary.

Source: The Huffington Post

Barry Dillinger
Husband, Father of 5, Veteran in US Army under 3 Presidents (Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield), Screenwriter, Novelist
Husband, Father of 5, Veteran in US Army under 3 Presidents (Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield), Screenwriter, Novelist
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