December 14, 2016 at 5:45 pm #25591VitalogyParticipant
All I can say is Wow!
Russia fucked with us big time and look at the results.
U.S. intelligence officials now believe with “a high level of confidence” that Russian President Vladimir Putin became personally involved in the covert Russian campaign to interfere in the U.S. presidential election, senior U.S. intelligence officials told NBC News.
Two senior officials with direct access to the information say new intelligence shows that Putin personally directed how hacked material from Democrats was leaked and otherwise used. The intelligence came from diplomatic sources and spies working for U.S. allies, the officials said.
Putin’s objectives were multifaceted, a high-level intelligence source told NBC News. What began as a “vendetta” against Hillary Clinton morphed into an effort to show corruption in American politics and to “split off key American allies by creating the image that [other countries] couldn’t depend on the U.S. to be a credible global leader anymore,” the official said.December 14, 2016 at 5:49 pm #25592VitalogyParticipant
And then there’s the nomination of Rex Tillerson, the CEO of Exxon and butt buddy of Vlady. I’m sure Exxon has no interests in oil in Russia and lifting sanctions with Russia.
Since when does the GOP sleep in the same bed as the Russians?December 14, 2016 at 6:09 pm #25593bookemdonoParticipant
And Putin’s favorability rating among Republicans is up 56% since 2014. How much of that was due to Trump’s saying Putin was a better leader than Obama? There’s also reports that leaders of the democrat party reached out to Ryan, McConnell and other republicans to condemn the Russian interference a few months ago and those a-holes chose party over country and did absolutely nothing to speak out against the Russians’ actions.December 14, 2016 at 6:23 pm #25594LangstonParticipant
The news media is beginning to connect the dots with the aid of leaks from the intelligence services that Trump alienated. It will be interesting to see how big a dot the Trump campaign is. Bigger than Watrgate?December 18, 2016 at 9:57 am #25675missing_kskdParticipant
There just may not be all that many dots to connect.
Though the CIA based its supposed findings of pro-Trump intervention on the fact that no Republican emails were leaked before the election, the Republican National Committee says it wasn’t hacked.
And Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange stands firm in his claim the Russians were not the source of the leaks.
Cyber hacking has become one of the mainstays of life – Yahoo most recently was hacked of more than one billion user accounts. And intervention into foreign elections is something many nations, including the United States, do regularly. Obama recently tried to influence the Brexit vote.
And while nobody should feel good about foreign interests intervening in U.S. elections, the reluctance of the U.S. intelligence community to share its information with official sources charged with making decisions about national security, while leaking information via media outlets, is very disturbing, raising the spectre of a political coup by our nation’s intelligence forces.
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