Russia Was Trying To Help Trump Win! But Wait, There’s More!
Whilst draining the swamp and appointing successful people to positions within his cabinet – President-elect Trump might want to consider investigating who it was that leaked a secret “assessment” (what a nebulous term) by the CIA that the Russians influenced the election. It seems that those briefed on the matter have reported to the Washington Post (a leftist rag) that intelligence agencies have linked hacked emails back to “individuals with connections to the Russian government”. Again, the lack of real information here is what is key to understand. Apparently, it is from these sources that Assange and Wikileaks eventually obtained the hacked emails.
“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.”
I would point your attention to the “consensus view” caveat added at the very end of this quote. So who isn’t on board with this assessment? Is it anybody that is professional and not political? When we consider this assessment (and yes, I keep hammering that term for a reason), we must understand that it is coming from organizations still under the direct control of the Obama administration. At this point, they have to get as much mileage as they can out of the illegitimacy narrative, soon it’ll just be the media propagandists and the Democrats (Keystone Cops) in their very weakened position within the Congress that will be carrying this forward. In five weeks, this narrative will look a lot less relevant as President Trump takes center stage. Notice the repetitive nature of the WaPo reporting:
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.
Then the dilution of the point they have repeatedly hammered throughout:
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.
Excuse me, but who needs plausible deniability here? The Russians or the Washington Post?
So let’s investigate what this “assessment” doesn’t say:
It doesn’t say that any of the leaked emails were fraudulent. So, to be clear for those of you reading that may be daft: EVERY EMAIL PRODUCED BY WIKILEAKS THROUGH WHATEVER MEANS, REFLECTS THE TRUE WORDS AND HONEST SENTIMENT OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND THOSE WRITING THE EMAILS. It is very important that you understand this and retain it. For all of the bluster about influencing the election, the fact remains that the emails were damaging not because they were leaked but rather because of what they said. The contents are NOT in dispute.
It doesn’t say that our electoral system was hacked. There appears to be zero fraud where it concerns the election of President-elect Trump. For all of the salacious scandal alleged in this WaPo fiction, there is no smoking gun that makes the Russians or anybody else culpable for some kind of mass voter fraud that has also been alleged by the Democrats and their surrogates (Dr. Jill Stein). We have three states engaged in costly vote recounts for the sake of propagating a false narrative not too dissimilar from the one being supposed by the Washington Post with this report.
What’s the takeaway for those paying attention? This is going to be a brutal and hostile four years where it concerns the media and the Trump presidency. Reports like this – which allege much but say little, will be the coin of the media realm. Cases in point: Russia is trying to undermine the United States! Shocker. And another: Trump took a call from the Taiwanese President! Meanwhile, we’ve been selling WEAPONS to Taiwan for decades. I get that they’re aghast that President-elect Trump is not nuanced in the art of two faced political farce – but some of us out here find it downright refreshing that somebody with zero capacity for this kind of nonsense is in charge. After all, it’s not like he went and called the head of a major superpower Hitler – that would have been the level-headed former Secretary of State who lost in an electoral landslide.
Buckle up, kids – this is going to be a very contentious four to eight years and the media seems to be the organization with the most to lose. They may render themselves all but irrelevant by the end of this thing because their partisanship is overriding their professional integrity. There is a quote that has been widely distributed during this campaign cycle and falsely attributed to Mark Twain – but it surely applies: “If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re misinformed.” The likelihood of this being true is 100% if you’re reading the Washington Post.