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  1. 19 Dec '15 00:11 / 1 edit
    https://www.yahoo.com/politics/sanders-campaign-fires-back-at-dnc-in-data-breach-203242461.html

    The Bernie Sanders campaign filed a lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee on Friday afternoon, seeking to regain access to its voter files.

    This explosive reaction came after the party organization announced it would block Sanders’ team from accessing its massive file of voter information. The DNC made its decision following revelations that a software error allowed at least one Sanders staffer to access data from the campaign of their top rival, Hillary Clinton.

    Early Friday afternoon, the presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders held a press conference in which it accused the Democratic National Committee of “sabotage.” In a phone call with reporters on Friday evening, a pair of top Clinton campaign aides described the situation as “disturbing” and said the Sanders campaign had engaged in “theft.”


    At the press conference and in a subsequent statement, Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver characterized the DNC’s move as an “inappropriate overreaction,” and suggested it was an effort to aid Clinton, who is currently the frontrunner in the party’s presidential primary.

    “By their action, the leadership of the Democratic National Committee is now actively attempting to undermine our campaign. This is unacceptable. Individual leaders of the DNC can support Hillary Clinton in any way they want, but they are not going to sabotage our campaign — one of the strongest grassroots campaigns in modern history,” Weaver said.


    The lawsuit states that losing access to the DNC’s voter files inflicts “damage and financial losses … that are incapable of precise calculation, but exceed $600,000.00 per day,” and that being denied the data “could significantly disadvantage, if not cripple, a Democratic candidate’s campaign for public office,” according to a report by the Associated Press.

    Though Weaver described the DNC’s move as an attempt “to attack the heart and soul of our campaign,” he admitted during the press conference that “some of our staffers irresponsibly accessed some of the data from another campaign.” He said one staffer was fired and suggested others might face “disciplinary action.”

    The data breach and the Sanders campaign’s decision to fire a staffer were first reported by the Washington Post late Thursday night. The DNC did not immediately respond to a request for commentfrom Yahoo News after Weaver’s remarks.

    The DNC’s move could significantly undercut Sanders’ efforts to challenge Clinton from her left flank as the campaigns prepare for the final Democratic primary debate of the year, which will take place this Saturday in New Hampshire. Weaver described the data the Sanders campaign is now blocked from accessing—which includes voter history and consumer habits of millions of voters—as “the lifeblood of any campaign.”

    “This is the information about our supporters, our volunteers, the lists of people we intend to contact in Iowa, New Hampshire and elsewhere,” Weaver said in a statement. “This is information we have worked hard to obtain. It is our information, not the DNC’s.”

    In the conference call with reporters, Clinton’s campaign manager, Robby Mook, also emphasized the value of the voter file. Mook said the data accessed by Sanders’ team amounted to “the fundamental keys of our campaign” including information about the voters Clinton is targeting and how many people she expects to turn out in key primary states.
  2. 19 Dec '15 02:19
    Originally posted by whodey
    https://www.yahoo.com/politics/sanders-campaign-fires-back-at-dnc-in-data-breach-203242461.html

    The Bernie Sanders campaign filed a lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee on Friday afternoon, seeking to regain access to its voter files.

    This explosive reaction came after the party organization announced it would block Sanders’ team from acce ...[text shortened]... e voters Clinton is targeting and how many people she expects to turn out in key primary states.
    fresh story, just out, someone (not a jury/judge/shaman/whoever) with no authority said what the bern campaign did was "theft" even though it was a software error.


    you call bernie sanders a thief.


    you are an awesome and impartial debater. we should all hold you as an example.
  3. 19 Dec '15 03:22
    Originally posted by Zahlanzi
    fresh story, just out, someone (not a jury/judge/shaman/whoever) with no authority said what the bern campaign did was "theft" even though it was a software error.


    you call bernie sanders a thief.


    you are an awesome and impartial debater. we should all hold you as an example.
    The DNC seems to be saying he is a thief, not me.

    Not to worry though, the candidate leading the DNC gave away top secret information in her e-mails and no one seems to care, so Bernie is in good company.

    All that matters is winning in 2016!
  4. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    19 Dec '15 06:43
    Originally posted by whodey
    https://www.yahoo.com/politics/sanders-campaign-fires-back-at-dnc-in-data-breach-203242461.html

    The Bernie Sanders campaign filed a lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee on Friday afternoon, seeking to regain access to its voter files.

    This explosive reaction came after the party organization announced it would block Sanders’ team from acce ...[text shortened]... e voters Clinton is targeting and how many people she expects to turn out in key primary states.
    I would bet the Clinton campaign has been doing the same or worse. However, we know Clinton has been a long time liar and would not admit any wrong doing.
  5. Standard member bill718
    Enigma
    19 Dec '15 10:58
    Originally posted by whodey
    The DNC seems to be saying he is a thief, not me.

    Not to worry though, the candidate leading the DNC gave away top secret information in her e-mails and no one seems to care, so Bernie is in good company.

    All that matters is winning in 2016!
    They reached settlement Whodey. I'm sorry this didn't turn into the disaster you'd hoped it would be.
  6. 19 Dec '15 11:20
    Originally posted by bill718
    They reached settlement Whodey. I'm sorry this didn't turn into the disaster you'd hoped it would be.
    Oh thank God!

    I hate it when there is disagreement within the one group think tank. Glad to see that you all agree on everything again.
  7. 19 Dec '15 13:55
    Originally posted by whodey
    The DNC seems to be saying he is a thief, not me.

    Not to worry though, the candidate leading the DNC gave away top secret information in her e-mails and no one seems to care, so Bernie is in good company.

    All that matters is winning in 2016!
    no, you are saying thief. the thread title was on you. the thread title isn't "someone called the bern a thief".
  8. 19 Dec '15 15:32
    Originally posted by Zahlanzi
    no, you are saying thief. the thread title was on you. the thread title isn't "someone called the bern a thief".
    The thread title was Thief?

    For the punctuation impaired, the question mark denotes a question.

    Anyway, it's nice to see all the turmoil in the DNC resolved. Fighting in the DNC makes Karl Marx cry. :'(
  9. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    19 Dec '15 18:20
    Originally posted by whodey
    The thread title was Thief?

    For the punctuation impaired, the question mark denotes a question.

    Anyway, it's nice to see all the turmoil in the DNC resolved. Fighting in the DNC makes Karl Marx cry. :'(
    The title was actually Bernie the theif. I guess you just accidentally put the and if together so I assume it should have read Bernie Sanders the the if? Still doesn't make sense.
  10. 20 Dec '15 06:37
    The staffer was fired and the DNC backed off. End of story.
  11. Subscriber Suzianne
    Misfit Queen
    20 Dec '15 09:06
    Originally posted by whodey
    the candidate leading the DNC gave away top secret information in her e-mails and no one seems to care
    No one cared because it didn't happen. None of the emails on Clinton's server contained any Top Secret information. How many times do people have to testify to this before people get this straight?
  12. 20 Dec '15 10:21
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    No one cared because it didn't happen. None of the emails on Clinton's server contained any Top Secret information. How many times do people have to testify to this before people get this straight?
    Probably about as many times as Obama needs to show his birth certificate.
  13. 20 Dec '15 13:38
    Originally posted by Kunsoo
    The staffer was fired and the DNC backed off. End of story.
    neah, we can discuss some more on how whodey got a vague article with unproven accusations and immediately went to call a politician he doesn't like "a thief"
  14. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    20 Dec '15 22:51
    Originally posted by Kunsoo
    The staffer was fired and the DNC backed off. End of story.
    Bernie has the DNC establishment against him including President Obama.

    Obama sabotages email investigation by pardoning Clinton for breach of national security

    So far, the media have ignored the most newsworthy and shocking part of President Obama’s recent interview with Steve Kroft of “60 Minutes”: Mr. Obama essentially pardoned Hillary Clinton.

    Without Mr. Obama’s comment on the CBS show that Mrs. Clinton’s use of a private server did not pose a national security problem, the criminal case against her would have been open and shut. Government inspectors general have determined that information classified top secret and beyond, including military intelligence gleaned from satellite images, existed on a private server she controlled. Section 793 of the federal criminal code provides a jail sentence of up to 10 years for anyone who is entrusted with information relating to the national defense and “through gross negligence permits the same to be removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of his trust.”

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/oct/18/ronald-kessler-obama-pardons-hillary-clinton-for-n/#!
  15. 21 Dec '15 01:32 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    No one cared because it didn't happen. None of the emails on Clinton's server contained any Top Secret information. How many times do people have to testify to this before people get this straight?
    This statement is untrue,
    There is still an open FBI investigation.
    And a pair of emails on Hillary Clinton’s private server was indeed “top secret” when they passed through her machine, intelligence officials have concluded, according to a pair of reports.
    If you don't believe me research it.