Posted by Curt on 12 December, 2016 at 9:46 am. 2 comments already!


Tiffany Gabbay:

Two reports last week, one in The Washington Post and one in the New York Times, cited anonymous sources claiming the CIA has a “fair degree of confidence” that a party once removed from the Russian government (but on behalf of the Russian government) hacked the Democratic National Committee, Republican National Committee, and Hillary Clinton campaign servers.

The Post reported that the “CIA has concluded in a secret assessment that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump win the presidency” and that “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.”

“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 an unnamed senior U.S. official privy to the Senate’s recent intelligence meeting on the matter.

Sources cited in the reports insinuate that because only information pertaining to Democrats and Hillary was leaked, the only logical conclusion to draw is that Russia was acting to help elect Trump.

The Post ceded, however, that “the CIA’s presentation fell short of a formal U.S. assessment produced by all 17 intelligence agencies.”

Nonetheless, the conclusions presented in these reports are being sold as absolute truth by the Left and the mainstream media. The issue, of course, is that there is no evidence to support the claims made by these unnamed intelligence sources. What’s more, Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus maintains that the RNC was never hacked to begin with.

“The assessment from the CIA that the actions by the Russian government were disruptive in order to help Donald Trump,” NBC’s Chuck Todd said during a Sunday interview with Priebus.

“Does Donald Trump have confidence in America’s intelligence?”

“Of course he has confidence in America’s intelligence,” Priebus replied, “but we don’t have confidence in the New York Times releasing a report of unnamed sources… of some kind of study that the Washington Post said was inconclusive … The RNC was absolutely not hacked.”

“Because when the DNC was hacked, we called the FBI and they came in to help us,” Priebus added. “And they came in to review what we were doing and went through our systems, went through every single thing that we did. I don’t know of any employees, on any of their own Gmail accounts, that was hacked. So what I’m trying to tell you is the RNC was not hacked, number one.”

Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton — who reports indicate has been tapped to serve as Trump’s Deputy Secretary of State — also questions the veracity of the reports affirming Russian involvement, telling Fox News’ Eric Shawn that the alleged hacking could be a “false flag operation.”

Bolton astutely noted that “intelligence has been politicized in the Obama administration to a very significant degree.”

“It is not at all clear to me, just viewing this from the outside, that this hacking into the DNC and the RNC was not a false flag operation,” he said during the interview on Sunday.

Bolton added that if the Russians were responsible, “then why did they leave fingerprints?”

“We would want to know who else might want to influence the election and why they would leave fingerprints that point to the Russians. That’s why I say until we know more about how the intelligence community came to this conclusion we don’t know whether it is Russian inspired or a false flag.”

In another, separate report for Newsweek, some CIA veterans were happy to go on the record, saying that caution should be exercised with regard to the latest reports fingering Russia.

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