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by Stephen Lendman
Utter rubbish! A same day article and earlier ones explained Russia didn’t hack DNC emails or interfere in any way with America’s election process.
Not a shred of evidence suggests otherwise. Yet anti-Russia, anti-Trump bashing continues endlessly, likely with no letup once in office unless he pursues dirty business as usual like his predecessors, abandoning his positive geopolitical pledges.
According to the neocon Washington Post, “a secret (obviously cooked CIA) assessment (claims) Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump win the presidency, rather than just to undermine confidence in the US electoral system, according to (unnamed) officials briefed on the matter.”
A senior unnamed one was quoted, saying “(i)t 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. That’s the consensus view.”
Hillary supporters won’t quit, including DHS, DNI, the CIA, most media scoundrels, various other groups, and who knows what others will emerge from the woodwork to make baseless claims.
According to WaPo, “Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) voiced doubts about the veracity of the intelligence, according to officials present.”
With no credible evidence supporting accusations, everyone should. In a private meeting with key senators, the CIA “cited a growing body of (manufactured) intelligence from multiple (disreputable) sources.”
Saying it’s “quite clear” electing Trump was Russia’s aim is a bald-faced lie. According to WaPo, its “presentation…fell short of a formal assessment.” It provided no evidence.
A second unnamed senior US official said intelligence agencies have nothing connecting Russia to whoever passed on hacked DNC emails to WikiLeaks.
Julian Assange emphatically denied Russian involvement. “The White House and CIA officials declined to comment,” said WaPo.
CIA, DHS and DNI claims of Russian interference in America’s election process were fabricated. “(K)ey Republican lawmakers have continued to question the quality of (claims) supporting Russian involvement,” WaPo explained.
There’s no connection, “no clear evidence,” said Rep. Devin Nunes (R. CA), House Intelligence Committee chairman and Trump transition team member. “There’s a lot of innuendo, lots of circumstantial evidence, that’s it.”
None of it passes the smell test!
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Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.