The biggest story to come out of the midterms was not the actual results.
It was the bombshell report that dropped after all the votes were counted.
And Americans were shocked to learn that the GOP was a victim of this election fraud crime that has a scary connection to Hillary Clinton.
The fake news media used alleged Russian “hacks” of the Democrat National Committee and Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta to claim the 2016 election wasn’t on the level and that Donald Trump was an illegitimate President.
Now the shoe is on the other foot.
The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) revealed that four top officials’ email accounts were hacked and thousands of sensitive emails were stolen by “an outside intruder.”
Politico exclusively reports:
The intrusion was detected in April by an NRCC vendor, who alerted the committee and its cybersecurity contractor. An internal investigation was initiated, and the FBI was alerted to the attack, said the officials, who requested anonymity to discuss the incident.
Politico also notes that the NRCC did not inform the three top Republicans in the House –Speaker Paul Ryan, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Majority Whip Steve Scalise – about the hack because they thought making the intrusion would compromise the effort to identify the hacker – whom they believe to be a foreign actor.
Republicans now wonder if this hack affected the election.
Top officials’ email accounts were compromised.
Those email accounts likely included sensitive polling data and strategy plans.
Did this hacker – whom they believe to be an enemy agent of a foreign government – collude with the Democrats by secretly sharing this information?
Races across the country could have been tainted by this cyber attack.
Critics believe this collusion is likely to have taken place because these emails were never made public.
WikiLeaks release of emails obtained from the Democrats was used to publicly embarrass the party for rigging the 2016 primary against Bernie Sanders.
But the fact that these hackers did not make their intrusion known suggests they obtained the information for more clandestine reasons.
And it could very well be that the emails were shared with the GOP’s political opponents in order to hurt their candidates.
There is another disturbing aspect of this story.
The NRCC hired Crowdstrike – the controversial firm many Trump supporters believe fabricated a report claiming the Russians hacked the Democrat National Committee’s email servers – to provide cyber security.
They paid Crowdstrike $120,000 in 2017 to defend against hackers.
But not only did Crowdstrike not defend against the cyber attack, they didn’t even detect it.
Another vendor alerted the NRCC to the intrusion.
This raised disturbing questions about Crowdstrike’s conduct.
Critics wondered if they were just asleep at the switch or worse.
A former Democrat information security professional told the Daily Caller that he “hates” Crowdstrike.
He also blasted the NRCC for hiring them due to their past “incompetence.”
“Apparently the NRCC didn’t pay attention to security hygiene for their senior staff,” the source told the Daily Caller. “This is a continuous problem for senior political staff that think that they’re too senior to have to need good security practices; they’re not technical enough to follow thru with good security practices; or that it’s too much of a hassle to commit to good security practices.”
Despite news of this hack, so-called “mainstream” media figures did not call the election tainted or the results illegitimate.
Their partisan hypocrisy shows that the outrage over the alleged hacks in 2016 had nothing to do with maintaining faith in democracy—and everything to do with the fact that Donald Trump won and Hillary Clinton lost.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.