Friday, 27 January 2017

Get ready for the next White House e-mail (and Twitter) scandal

quote [ An insecure phone, a press secretary posting his password, and private e-mail—really? ]

Though Hilary may have gaffed using her own servers; at least her people could operate and maintain it. It would seem that Trump's people are just incompetent in using social media apps. Today's example will be Sean Spicer
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[by SnappyNipples@1:22pmGMT]


HoZay said @ 1:35pm GMT on 27th Jan
I'm sure trump's phone was compromised months ago.
midden said @ 6:48pm GMT on 27th Jan
Makes me wonder how much the US intelligence agencies actually have on him and what kind of leverage they have over him if he gets too out of control.
HP Lovekraftwerk said @ 7:01pm GMT on 27th Jan
Makes me wonder if that would even work. I've read depositions Trump has given in court, and getting him to tell the truth while under oath was like pulling teeth. I don't think he'd behave even if they threatened to release his taxes.

My guess is they'll give ammo to legal authorities vs. threatening blackmail. Hell, there's speculation that they can't trust briefing Trump because he blabs everything if it suits him.
midden said @ 7:25pm GMT on 27th Jan
Yes, that's pretty much what I was thinking. No point in pressuring him directly, but by letting certain information out into the wild, they could limit his influence or remove him from office completely, depending on what kind of dirt they've got in his file.
HoZay said @ 10:16pm GMT on 27th Jan
I was thinking more Russians than NSA, but why not both?
HP Lovekraftwerk said @ 12:11am GMT on 28th Jan
I'm certain the Russians have the GOP and Trump communications well in hand; their cybersecurity was garbage during the election, and it still is.

The fact we haven't seen anything aired yet is probably due to their wanting Trump to win, wanting to have leverage over Trump, and having to dig deep enough to find something that, if revealed, would somehow make Trump less popular than he already is.
Dienes said @ 11:40pm GMT on 27th Jan
And the people with the Hillary for Prison signs will say nothing about this. Its okay when Drumpf does it.
SnappyNipples said[1] @ 11:50pm GMT on 27th Jan
I'm just waiting for the rest of the fake news to run with this. I got some popcorn ready.

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