That CNN host didn’t say that Russian hacks were a nothingburger. He said that Russia thing was a nothingburger. And we don’t know what the context of that conversation was because it’s just a couple of seconds. What we do know is that the video was taken by a group of people known for doctoring videos to advance their far-right agenda. They’re literally a fake news organization run by a convicted sociopath James O’Keefe. Without releasing a full video we’ll never know the real context. And why would someone trust O’Keefe and his version of the story, knowing his history?
Besides, It’s not like CNN can decide if there’s evidence or not. Almost immediately after that video was released it was discovered that Trump’s son held a meeting with that Russian lawyer/spy for the purposes of securing damaging intel on Hillary.
Ask yourself how is it possible that so many people in Trump’s campaign had so many undisclosed meetings with the Russians that they simply forgot about? We’re learning new things about their dealings almost on a daily basis.
Saying that there’s no evidence of Russian influence is a bit delusional. There’s an overwhelming amount of evidence that dates back to 2015 when the FBI warned about it. And even before that there’s evidence that Trump had business dealings with Russians at least since the late 80’s. In 2013 his own son said in front of cameras that most of their financing for golf courses comes from Russia. And during the campaign Trump said that he didn’t have any dealings with Russians. Why does he keep lying about it?
Oh, and we’ve just learned that he sought a deal to build a Trump Tower in Moscow during the campaign.
Now compare that with Trump’s words and use some critical thinking. It’s not hard to arrive at a correct conclusion. Not even for those on the outside. You can only imagine the kind of stuff that Mueller already has on him.
The VIPS report from that article is what I was referring to when I said that the story of internal leak is designed for people who know nothing about computers. And nothing about technology, actually. At one point they’re even citing transfer speed as evidence that it was done locally. It’s laughable how badly it was put together. It was actually technically impossible for them to correctly arrive at a conclusion that it was or that it wasn’t a hack because intelligence agencies didn’t provide them with classified data. They based their entire analysis on the same data that is available to the rest of the public. And they managed to fuck that up as well. But they don’t care, because they know that people who buy into such stories aren’t technically savvy enough to see what’s wrong with it. It’s designed for a specific target audience like you.