After listening to three years of lies about Russiagate from the Department of Justice and the FBI, not to mention the State Department and various of our 17 (count ‘em) intelligence agencies, it’s hard to believe any arm of our government anymore.
Trust, but verify, Reagan told us. But how do we even do that?
Check the media? (I know—don’t make me laugh.)
So, on the usual-slip-it-under the rug Friday, we have news from the National Counterintelligence and Security Center via its director William Evanina of foreign meddling in the coming presidential election:
“The US intelligence community’s top election security official said in a statement Friday that China ‘prefers’ an outcome where President Donald Trump is not reelected in November and Russia is working to “denigrate” former Vice PresidentJoe Biden’s White House bid.”
The Chinese find Trump “unpredictable” and the Russians see Biden as the greater threat because of Ukraine, says our intelligence community.
Or, as the increasingly lurid Drudge put it: “Russia Wants Trump: China Wants Biden.”
What “genius” at the CIA (or 16 others) came up with that simple-minded drivel?
First of all, there has been nothing really “unpredictable” about Trump’s dealings with China. He has been consistently far tougher on them than any previous administration from the beginning, first on trade where he made some inroads, and then, tougher still, after the pandemic emanating from Wuhan.
It was the Democrats who accused him of xenophobia. Hello!
Regarding Russia, it is Trump who built up our military, resuscitated NATO, instituted a raft of sanctions, and, most of all, made America into the leading energy producer in the world. This last is damaging to Russia like nothing else because the fragile former superpower is so dependent on oil exports for its economic survival.
Obama and his loyal acolyte Biden did none of this. In fact, they went in the opposite direction, usually behaving like pussycats with the bear. (Remember Obama whispering to Medvedev that he would have “more flexibility” after the election? Remember the red line in Syria? Where was Biden, the timorous man who didn’t want to risk going for Bin Laden?)
Furthermore, the former vice-president has been tacking further and further left, adopting almost all the proposals of his former adversary Bernie “This Land Is Your Land” Sanders and going so far that one of the finalists for his running mate was, until last week, an overt admirer of Fidel Castro.
No way are these things lost on Vladimir Putin or, for that matter, Xi Jinping.
It defies common sense that either the Chinese or the Russians would remotely prefer Trump for president over the increasingly painful-to-watch, listless Biden. Vladimir Putin may be a lot of things, but he’s not senile.
What’s going on here? Where did this government report come from? Cui bono? Who’s behind it? Was it the Deep State again?
Yes, I know Evanina was a Trump pick, but he wouldn’t be the first to wander off the reservation—or perhaps more likely, be forced off once he was surrounded by the bureaucracy, the same crowd, still very much intact, that gave us Russiagate.
This is all goes back to one of the big lies of the Mueller Report when they stated the Russians preferred Trump to Clinton.
Because their not that Intelligent their Liberal Democrats
Because they were seeded with far-Left loyalists, and Trump is restoring our government to a fair and balanced representation of the will of the people…all people.
Left, Right, Center, Conservatives, Liberals…all should get a voice…
NOT a Left-wing take over, a la Soviet slaughter-style.
Not on my watch.
@Nathan Blue: It was from the start, why Kennedy wanted it torn assunder and scattered to the wind. Trump is also going after the kiddie diddlers its possibly the CIA’s greatest money maker then drugs and gun running. They took the Nazi propaganda and population mind control to new heights.
Epstein did not hang himself.
Who told you they’re lying about Russia and China? Donald Trump and his supporting media?
Oh yeah… right. Biden shakes them down and Trump arms them with Javelins. I’m sure the Russians prefer Trump to be guiding foreign policy.
The world loved Obama; he did what they told him to do. They’d love to give dim witted Joe a try; no doubt he’d be more malleable than Obama. Trump is the strict parent that makes the world do its homework and chores.