I wanted to share the following recent Washington Post (fake news outlet) article and videos contained therein that reported that a recent secret CIA assessment concluded that Putin possibly helped Trump win the White House, although it fell short of a formal U.S. assessment produced by all 17 intelligence agencies because there were minor disagreements among intelligence officials about the agency’s assessment because some questions remained unanswered. Also included is a recent article that revealed the Trump Team’s response. Could this be another evil attempt to derail Trump’s election?-You Decide:
Wash Post: CIA Assessment Concludes Putin Was Trying to Help Trump Win White House!-Posted on The Washington Post-By Adam Entous, Ellen Nakashima and Greg Miller-On December 9, 2016:
The CIA has concluded in a secret assessment that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump win the presidency, rather than just to undermine confidence in the U.S. electoral system, according to officials briefed on the matter.
Intelligence agencies have identified individuals with connections to the Russian government who provided WikiLeaks with thousands of hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and others, including Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, according to U.S. officials. Those officials described the individuals as actors known to the intelligence community and part of a wider Russian operation to boost Trump and hurt Clinton’s chances.
“It is the assessment of the intelligence community that Russia’s goal here was to favor one candidate over the other, to help Trump get elected,” said a senior U.S. official briefed on an intelligence presentation made to U.S. senators. “That’s the consensus view.”
The Post's Ellen Nakashima goes over the events, and discusses the two hacker groups responsible. (Jhaan Elker/The Washington Post)
The Obama administration has been debating for months how to respond to the alleged Russian intrusions, with White House officials concerned about escalating tensions with Moscow and being accused of trying to boost Clinton’s campaign.
[U.S. government officially accuses Russia of hacking campaign to interfere with elections]
In September, during a secret briefing for congressional leaders, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) voiced doubts about the veracity of the intelligence, according to officials present.
The Trump transition team dismissed the findings in a short statement issued Friday evening. “These are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. The election ended a long time ago in one of the biggest Electoral College victories in history. It’s now time to move on and ‘Make America Great Again,’ ” the statement read.
Trump has consistently dismissed the intelligence community’s findings about Russian hacking.
“I don’t believe they interfered” in the election, he told Time magazine this week. The hacking, he said, “could be Russia. And it could be China. And it could be some guy in his home in New Jersey.”
The CIA shared its latest assessment with key senators in a closed-door briefing on Capitol Hill last week, in which agency officials cited a growing body of intelligence from multiple sources. Agency briefers told the senators it was now “quite clear” that electing Trump was Russia’s goal, according to the officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence matters.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) says he wants to investigate whether Russia interfered with the 2016 U.S. election, amongst claims that Donald Trump's rhetoric on Russia and Vladimir Putin is too soft. (Peter Stevenson/The Washington Post)
The CIA presentation to senators about Russia’s intentions fell short of a formal U.S. assessment produced by all 17 intelligence agencies. A senior U.S. official said there were minor disagreements among intelligence officials about the agency’s assessment, in part because some questions remain unanswered.
For example, intelligence agencies do not have specific intelligence showing officials in the Kremlin “directing” the identified individuals to pass the Democratic emails to WikiLeaks, a second senior U.S. official said. Those actors, according to the official, were “one step” removed from the Russian government, rather than government employees. Moscow has in the past used middlemen to participate in sensitive intelligence operations so it has plausible deniability.
Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, has said in a television interview that the “Russian government is not the source.”
The White House and CIA officials declined to comment.
On Friday, the White House said President Obama had ordered a “full review” of Russian hacking during the election campaign, as pressure from Congress has grown for greater public understanding of exactly what Moscow did to influence the electoral process.
“We may have crossed into a new threshold, and it is incumbent upon us to take stock of that, to review, to conduct some after-action, to understand what has happened and to impart some lessons learned,” Obama’s counterterrorism and homeland security adviser, Lisa Monaco, told reporters at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor.
Obama wants the report before he leaves office Jan. 20, Monaco said. The review will be led by James Clapper, the outgoing director of national intelligence, officials said.
During her remarks, Monaco didn’t address the latest CIA assessment, which hasn’t been previously disclosed.
Seven Democratic senators last week asked Obama to declassify details about the intrusions and why officials believe that the Kremlin was behind the operation. Officials said Friday that the senators specifically were asking the White House to release portions of the CIA’s presentation.
This week, top Democratic lawmakers in the House also sent a letter to Obama, asking for briefings on Russian interference in the election.
U.S. intelligence agencies have been cautious for months in characterizing Russia’s motivations, reflecting the United States’ long-standing struggle to collect reliable intelligence on President Vladimir Putin and those closest to him.
In previous assessments, the CIA and other intelligence agencies told the White House and congressional leaders that they believed Moscow’s aim was to undermine confidence in the U.S. electoral system. The assessments stopped short of saying the goal was to help elect Trump.
On Oct. 7, the intelligence community officially accused Moscow of seeking to interfere in the election through the hacking of “political organizations.” Though the statement never specified which party, it was clear that officials were referring to cyber-intrusions into the computers of the DNC and other Democratic groups and individuals.
Some key Republican lawmakers have continued to question the quality of evidence supporting Russian involvement.
“I’ll be the first one to come out and point at Russia if there’s clear evidence, but there is no clear evidence — even now,” said Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and a member of the Trump transition team. “There’s a lot of innuendo, lots of circumstantial evidence, that’s it.”
[U.S. investigating potential covert Russian plan to disrupt elections]
Though Russia has long conducted cyberspying on U.S. agencies, companies and organizations, this presidential campaign marks the first time Moscow has attempted through cyber-means to interfere in, if not actively influence, the outcome of an election, the officials said.
The reluctance of the Obama White House to respond to the alleged Russian intrusions before Election Day upset Democrats on the Hill as well as members of the Clinton campaign.
Within the administration, top officials from different agencies sparred over whether and how to respond. White House officials were concerned that covert retaliatory measures might risk an escalation in which Russia, with sophisticated cyber-capabilities, might have less to lose than the United States, with its vast and vulnerable digital infrastructure.
The White House’s reluctance to take that risk left Washington weighing more-limited measures, including the “naming and shaming” approach of publicly blaming Moscow.
By mid-September, White House officials had decided it was time to take that step, but they worried that doing so unilaterally and without bipartisan congressional backing just weeks before the election would make Obama vulnerable to charges that he was using intelligence for political purposes.
Instead, officials devised a plan to seek bipartisan support from top lawmakers and set up a secret meeting with the Gang of 12 — a group that includes House and Senate leaders, as well as the chairmen and ranking members of both chambers’ committees on intelligence and homeland security.
Obama dispatched Monaco, FBI Director James B. Comey and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to make the pitch for a “show of solidarity and bipartisan unity” against Russian interference in the election, according to a senior administration official.
Specifically, the White House wanted congressional leaders to sign off on a bipartisan statement urging state and local officials to take federal help in protecting their voting-registration and balloting machines from Russian cyber-intrusions.
Though U.S. intelligence agencies were skeptical that hackers would be able to manipulate the election results in a systematic way, the White House feared that Russia would attempt to do so, sowing doubt about the fundamental mechanisms of democracy and potentially forcing a more dangerous confrontation between Washington and Moscow.
[Putin denies that Russia hacked the DNC but says it was for the public good]
In a secure room in the Capitol used for briefings involving classified information, administration officials broadly laid out the evidence U.S. spy agencies had collected, showing Russia’s role in cyber-intrusions in at least two states and in hacking the emails of the Democratic organizations and individuals.
And they made a case for a united, bipartisan front in response to what one official described as “the threat posed by unprecedented meddling by a foreign power in our election process.”
The Democratic leaders in the room unanimously agreed on the need to take the threat seriously. Republicans, however, were divided, with at least two GOP lawmakers reluctant to accede to the White House requests.
According to several officials, McConnell raised doubts about the underlying intelligence and made clear to the administration that he would consider any effort by the White House to challenge the Russians publicly an act of partisan politics.
Some of the Republicans in the briefing also seemed opposed to the idea of going public with such explosive allegations in the final stages of an election, a move that they argued would only rattle public confidence and play into Moscow’s hands.
McConnell’s office did not respond to a request for comment. After the election, Trump chose McConnell’s wife, Elaine Chao, as his nominee for transportation secretary.
Some Clinton supporters saw the White House’s reluctance to act without bipartisan support as further evidence of an excessive caution in facing adversaries.
“The lack of an administration response on the Russian hacking cannot be attributed to Congress,” said Rep. Adam B. Schiff (Calif.), the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, who was at the September meeting. “The administration has all the tools it needs to respond. They have the ability to impose sanctions. They have the ability to take clandestine means. The administration has decided not to utilize them in a way that would deter the Russians, and I think that’s a problem.”
Philip Rucker contributed to this report.
Trump team has an idea for what the CIA should do with a report about Russia helping him win; see statement!-Posted on BizPac Review-By Michael Dorstewitz-On December 10, 2016:
The following recent article revealed that the Washington Post article regarding the secret CIA’s assessment conclusion is based on ‘old news.’ If True-What’s wrong with this picture?-You Decide:
WaPo’s “Shocking” Headline About the CIA’s Review of Russia and the Election is Based On Old News!-Posted on Minutemen News-By J.E. Dyer-On December 10, 2016:
I believe that the following articles and videos contained therein from the recent past confirmed that it was rouge ‘U.S. Intelligence Operatives’ that leaked the Clinton Campaign emails and not the Russian government-You Decide:
Steve Pieczenik: Counter-Coup to Stop Clinton Happening Now Within Intelligence Community!-Posted on Oath Keepers-By Stewart Rhodes-On November 2, 2016:
Former U.S. State Dept. Official: “U.S. Intelligence Community Has Started a Counter-Coup Against the Clintons”!-Posted on The D.C. Clothesline-By Lily Dane-On November 2, 2016:
Confirmed: US Intel Operatives Leaked Clinton Campaign Emails, Not Russia!-Posted on The D.C. Clothesline-By Paul Joseph Watson-On November 2, 2016:
I also believe that the following recent articles and/or videos relate to and/or further support the disturbing information revealed above-You Decide:
Shock Claim: ‘Homeland Security’ Tried to Hack Georgia Voting Office!-Posted on Tea Party News-On December 8, 2016:
Leftist news site's 'best-case scenario': Assassinate Trump: 'Our double agent is ready to carry out the order'!-Posted on WND.com-On December 9, 2016:
Hillary Supporters Issue DEATH THREATS To Trump Senior Advisor!-Posted on Tea Party News-On December 9, 2016:
Video: L.A. County schools brainwash kids to hate Trump!-Posted on YouTube.com-By Freedom Watch TV-On December 9, 2016:
Video: Time names Trump Person of the Year - the latest and worst example of leftist media bias!-Posted on YouTube.com-By Freedom Watch TV-On December 7, 2016:
Denzel Washington blasts media for selling 'BS'!-Posted on The Hill-By Judy Kurtz-On December 6, 2016:
The following recent video revealed that Steve Pieczenik recently stated that Obama is a ‘CIA plant’, there is ‘no more Democratic Party’ and that the ‘Russians were not involved in hacking.’ Could this be True?-You Decide:
Video: Steve Pieczenik: There Is Really No More Democratic Party As Far As We Are Concerned!-Posted on YouTube.com-By OpenMind-On January 3, 2017:
The following recent articles and videos revealed: 1) that Democrats are now attacking Trump’s legitimacy after baseless report (Fake News) that Hillary lost due to Russian hackers; 2) that The Huffington Post (fake news outlet) is now reporting that the courts could “install” Hillary instead of Trump because of Russia’s interference; 3) that Republicans recently slammed the supposed ‘Secret CIA Report’ as not being proof that Russia interfered in the election; 4) that the Former UK Ambassador recently stated that the CIA’s Russian conspiracy claims are ‘BS’ and ‘They Are Absolutely Making It Up’; 5) that Trump is blaming Democrats for "Ridiculous" Russia hacking report; 6) that Judge slams "Namby Pamby Pathetic Losers" and asks Obama "Why Are You Obsessed WIth Russia?"; and 7) that the recent Secret CIA Assessment story about Russia helping Trump is the ‘Fake News’ you’ve been warned about. If True-What’s wrong with this picture?-You Decide:
Democrats Attack Trump's Legitimacy After Baseless Reports Hillary Lost Due to Russian Hackers!-Posted on Independent Journal Review-By Jenni Fink-On December 10, 2016:
Reid: Russian Involvement In Election ‘A Hanging Chad 1,000 Times Over,’ Trump ‘Lost the Election’!-Posted on Breitbart News-By Ian Hanchett-On December 2016:
HuffPo: Courts Could “Install” Hillary Instead of Trump Because of Russia’s Interference!-Posted on Minutemen News-On December 11, 2016:
Republicans Slam CIA 'Secret' Report: "What Proof Does Anyone Have? ...I've Heard Zero"!-Posted Zero Hedge-By Tyler Durden-On December 10, 2016:
Fmr. UK Ambassador: CIA’s Russian Conspiracy Claims Are ‘Bulls**t,’ ‘They Are Absolutely Making It Up’!-Posted on The D.C. Clothesline-By Chris Menahan-On December 11, 2016:
Trump Blames Democrats For "Ridiculous" Russia Hacking Report!-Posted on Zero Hedge-By Tyler Durden-On December 11, 2016:
Video: Judge Slams "Namby Pamby Pathetic Losers", Asks Obama "Why Are You Obsessed WIth Russia?"!-Posted on Zero Hedge-By Tyler Durden-On December 11, 2016:
Secret CIA Assessment Story About Russia Helping Trump is the ‘Fake News’ You’ve Been Warned About!-Posted on The Free Thought Project-By Jay Syrmopoulos-On December 10, 2016:
The following recent thought-provoking article revealed the ‘covert mind control programs and mass shootings in America by the CIA.’ If True-What’s wrong with this picture?-You Decide:
Covert Mind Control Programs and Mass Shootings!-Posted on Waking Times-By WakingTimes-On January 9, 2017:
The following recent article revealed that Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) recently threatened President-elect Donald Trump by telling him that he is ‘being really dumb’ by taking on the intelligence community and its assessments on Russia’s cyber activities because ‘they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you.’ If True-What’s wrong with this picture?-You Decide:
Schumer: Trump 'really dumb' for attacking intelligence agencies!-Posted on The Hill-By Mallory Shelbourne-On January 3, 2017:
The following recent article revealed that an Ex-CIA director recently stated that Trump’s comments will lead to ‘wave of resignations’ at the CIA. If True-What’s wrong with this picture?-You Decide:
Ex-CIA director: Trump's comments will lead to 'wave' of resignations!-Posted on The Hill-By Mallory Shelbourne-On January 7, 2017:
The following recent eye-opening article revealed that Hillary Clinton is now trying to cut some kind of a deal and has produced proof that 'H.W. Bush was actually arrested fleeing the Texas Book Depository on November 22, 1963 after John F. Kennedy was assassinated' and was questioned at the Dallas police department for 3 hours. During the interrogation by the Dallas Police Department ‘Bush told them he was working for the CIA.’ Additionally, the article revealed that the patriotic U.S. Military Flag Officers lead by General Michael Flynn are now in possession of the ‘Dallas Police report that documents the arrest and interrogation of then U.S. CIA agent George Herbert Walker Bush’, on November 22, 1963, ten minutes after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Could this be true?-You Decide:
H.W. Bush Arrested Over JFK Assassination in Dallas!-
Posted on ProjectNsearch-By Glenn Canady
-On January 8, 2017:
The following recent articles revealed: 1) that a ‘major threat’ has recently been made against President-elect Trump; and 2) that approximately 5,000 National Guard Troops will be attending Trump’s Inauguration because of an alleged ‘murder plot.’ If true-What’s wrong with this picture?-You Decide:
BREAKING – Major Threat Issued Against Donald J. Trump, Please Pray!-Posted on Angry Patriot-On January 7, 2017:
5,000 National Guards To Attend Trump Inauguration Over Murder Plot!-
Posted on Your News Wire-By Sean Adl-Tabatabai-On January 8, 2017
The following article reveals that it was recently ‘confirmed’ that the CIA report against Trump was completely ’fabricated.’ If True-What’s wrong with this picture?-You Decide:
BREAKING – CIA Report Against Trump Was Completely Fabricated, It’s Confirmed!-Posted on Angry Patriot-On January 9, 2017:
The following recent article revealed that ‘traitor’ John McCain passed on anti-Trump ‘disinformation to dossier to FBI.’ If True-What’s wrong with this picture?-You Decide:
Traitor: John McCain passed anti-Trump disinformation dossier to FBI-Posted on INTELLIHUB-By Alex Thomas-On January 11, 2017:
The following recent video reveals that it was the ‘NSA and CIA’ that harvested financial information on Trump not Russia. If True-What’s wrong with this picture?-You Decide:
Video: The NSA and CIA harvested financial information of Trump, not likely Russia, says whistleblower Dennis Montgomery!-Posted on CNN Money-On January 11, 2017:
The following recent article revealed that the intelligence community and the liberal mainstream media have recently used the existence of a document that no one has ‘verified’ to attack President-elect Trump, but the attack appears to be ‘backfiring’ and CNN is quickly losing what ‘credibility’ it had left, along with the intelligence community appearing to be attempting to ‘distance’ itself from the document it considered worthy of attaching to the official report on the ‘unproven allegations’ of a Russian campaign to influence the election. If True-What’s wrong with this picture?-You Decide:
Trump Never Got 2-page Summary of Allegations; Intel Director Backpedals!-Posted on The New American-By C. Mitchell Shaw-On January 12, 2017:
The following recent article reveals that there is no surprise to anyone who has been following the news over the past few months that President-elect Trump is ‘hated and feared by the power base of both political parties and the current leadership of the intelligence community’ and that the recent events related to the spurious ‘dossier’ appended to the intelligence community’s report of alleged ‘Russian interference in U.S. elections' shows just how deep that hatred and fear run. If True-What’s wrong with this picture?-You Decide:
Trump Under Fire From Political, Intel, and Media Enemies!-Posted on The New American-By C. Mitchell Shaw-On January 13, 2017:
The following recent video reveals that it was recently confirmed that the CIA plans to ‘stop Trump’s Inauguration.’ If True-What’s wrong with this picture?-You Decide:
Video Confirmed: CIA Plans To Stop Trump Inauguration!-Posted on YouTube.com-By The Alex Jones Channel-On January 12, 2017:
The following recent article reveals the possibility of the ‘CIA assassinating Trump’ due to him continually questioning the ‘Russian hacking conclusion.’ If-True-What’s wrong with this picture?-You Decide:
Will the CIA Assassinate Trump? “He’s Being Really Dumb For Questioning Russia Conclusions”!-Posted on SHTFplan.com-By Mac Slavo-On January 13, 2017:
The following recent article revealed that 'Guccifer 2.0' recently came out of hiding and admitted that he ‘breached the DNC Network’ and that the Intel Russia Report is ‘A Crude Fake.’ If True-What’s wrong with this picture?-You Decide:
Guccifer 2.0 Comes Out of Hiding: I Breached DNC Network, The Intel Russia Report “A Crude Fake”!-Posted on Gateway Pundit-By Jim Hoft-On January 13, 2017:
The following recent article revealed that a former intelligence officer recently admitted that the ‘CIA is attempting a coup against Trump.’ If True-What’s wrong with this picture?-You Decide:
Former intelligence officer admits CIA is attempting coup against Trump!-Posted on INTELLIHUB-By Alex Thomas-On January 14, 2017:
The following recent article revealed a report that exposed a secret meeting that recently took place between ‘U.S. Intel sources and Israel’s Mossad’ regarding an alleged plot to ‘hide intelligence from Trump.’ The reason behind this plot is allegedly due to Trump continually ‘lashing out at the U.S. intelligence community.’ If True-What’s wrong with this picture?-You Decide:
Report: US Intel Met Secretly With Mossad, Plotting to Hide Intelligence From Trump!-Posted on Information Liberation-By Chris Menahan-On January 14, 2017:
The following recent article revealed that Trump recently asked CIA Director John Brennan if he was the leaker of ‘Fake News’ regarding completely unverified and unsubstantiated story about President-elect Donald Trump allegedly paying Russian prostitutes to 'urinate' in a bed that Barack Hussein Obama Soetoro Sobarkah once slept on-You Decide:
Trump to CIA Director John Brennan: Were You The Leaker Of "Fake News"?-Posted on Freedom Outpost-By Tim Brown-On January 16, 2017:
The following recent video revealed that a former CIA Officer Gary Berntsen recently ‘destroyed’ CIA Director John Brennan On Fox & Friends-You Decide:
Former Cia Officer Gary Berntsen DESTROYS CIA Director John Brennan On Fox & Friends!-Posted on YouTube.com-By Jim Browski 2.0-On January 17, 2017:
The following recent video revealed that Attorney Larry Klayman recently stated that CIA Director Brennan should be ‘prosecuted for crimes against the American people’ and sent to ‘Guantanamo’-You Decide:
Video: CIA Director Brennan Should Be Prosecuted For Crimes Against American People And Sent To Guantanamo!-Posted on YouTube.com-By Freedom Watch TV-On January 17, 2017:
The following recent article revealed that 23 U.S. intelligence, military and diplomatic veterans have written an extraordinary letter calling on Obama to release the evidence that Russia had ‘hacked the 2016 presidential election’ in order to elect Donald Trump, or admit that there is 'no proof'-You Decide:
23 intelligence-military veterans demand Obama release proof of Russian hacking or admit it’s a lie!-Posted on Fellowship of The Minds-By Dr. Eowyn-On January 18, 2017:
I believe that the disturbing information revealed in the above articles and videos relate to and/or further support my following recent blogs-You Decide:
Saudi Arabia Implicated In Bankrolling of Extremist Terrorist Movements Around The World!-Posted on Tea Party Command Center-By Jake Martinez-On January 16, 2017:
Attention Obama: Ft. Leavenworth is Calling You For Treason!-Posted on Tea Party Command Center-By Jake Martinez-On January 10, 2017:
Russian Election Intervention Is Nothing New: ‘The Kremlin’s history of backing the losers’!-Posted on Tea Party Command Center-By Jake Martinez-On December 14, 2016:
Not Since JFK, Has a President Spit Into the Face of the Globalists, Until Now!
The Left's Coming Counter-Attack!-Posted on Tea Party Command Center-By Jake Martinez-On December 8, 2016:
Nazi Collaborator Soros Continues Multi-pronged War on Trump, Calls Him “Would-be Dictator”!-Posted on Tea Party Command Center-By Jake Martinez-On January 5, 2017:
Suggestion and/or Idea Recently Submitted to The Trump Team (Re: George Soros' Anti-American Agendas)!
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Why did a black preacher from Harlem have a “hit” placed on his life?
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The MSM conglomerates are the most prolific and insidious "fake news" propagators in the marketplace of ideas!
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Follow-up Letter To NM U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman Regarding My Request For Full-scale Investigation Into Allegations Made By Sheriff Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse!–Posted on We The People USA-By Jake Martinez-On September 23, 2012:
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God Bless Our Country/Republic.