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Here Is The Intel Report Accusing Putin Of Helping Trump Win By "Discrediting" Hillary Clinton
Zero Hedge ^ | 01/07/2017

Posted on 01/06/2017 1:20:53 PM PST by SeekAndFind

The farce is complete.

One week after a joint FBI/DHS report was released, supposedly meant to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Russia intervened in the US presidential election, and thus served as a diplomatic basis for Obama's expulsion of 35 diplomats, yet which merely confirmed that a Ukrainian piece of malware which could be purchased by anyone, was responsible for spoofing various email accounts including that of the DNC and John Podesta, moments ago US intelligence agencies released a more "authoritative", 25-page report, titled "Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections", and which not surprisingly only serves to validate the media narrative, by concluding that Russian President Vladimir Putin 'ordered' an effort to influence U.S. presidential election.

Specifically, the report concludes the following:

We assess Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the US presidential election. Russia’s goals were to undermine public faith in the US democratic process, denigrate Secretary Clinton, and harm her electability and potential presidency. We further assess Putin and the Russian Government developed a clear preference for President-elect Trump.

What proof is there? Sadly, again, none. However, as the intelligence agencies state, "We have high confidence in these judgments"... just like they had high confidence that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.

And while the report is severely lacking in any evidence, it is rich in judgments, such as the following:

Or, as some have stated, just a regurgitation of already existing opinions and absolutely zero facts.

Some more highlights:

Meanwhile, in Russia:

 

There is much more in the full report below, although unfortunately, no actual proof (link).



TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; Russia
KEYWORDS: dnc; election; elections; fakeintelligence; fakenews; fakereport; hacking; hillary; podesta; putin; russia; trump
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1 posted on 01/06/2017 1:20:53 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
goals were to undermine public faith in the US democratic process, denigrate Secretary Clinton, and harm her electability and potential presidency.

Seems to me the Democrats did a pretty thorough job of that themselves.


2 posted on 01/06/2017 1:23:21 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind

Don’t read it via a news outlet. Read it for yourself first here: https://www.dni.gov/files/documents/ICA_2017_01.pdf


3 posted on 01/06/2017 1:24:43 PM PST by Cold War Veteran - Submarines
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To: SeekAndFind

RE: DISCREDITING HILLARY CLINTON

Jack Kerwick of Townhall describes it nicely...

if the Putin government had hacked away at the DNC email, wouldn’t a man who is supposed to be as big of a thug as everyone says Putin is want to exploit all of that information to blackmail Hillary Clinton and her party?

It would have made eminently good sense for a master conniver like Putin to help Clinton win so that he could exert control over the American presidency for the next four or eight years.

On the other hand, if, as Democrats like Obama assure us, the hacked emails were “boring,” then why would a heavy-hitter like Putin even waste his time with them? If they were so unremarkable, then how did they manage to undermine trust in the Democrats and tilt the election in favor of Trump?

The Democrats can’t have it both ways here: If the DNC/Hillary emails were dull, then there would’ve been no point for the Russians, or anyone else, to have hacked them, for no one is going to care about dull emails. If, though, the Russians or anyone else went through the trouble of hacking and releasing these emails with an eye toward catapulting to victory a candidate who was the Underdog of all underdogs, and if this strategy worked, then the content of those emails must have been anything but “boring.”

What was “discovered” simply CONFIRMED what any well informed voter already knew about Hillary Clinton. With or without Russia’s attempt at “discrediting” her, her record is already a DISCREDIT to herself.


4 posted on 01/06/2017 1:25:33 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Trump is an advocate of U.S. power.
Hillary is a Howard Zinn / Saul Alinsky Progressive.

Putin has had free reign with little opposition from the U.S. during the Obama/Clinton/Kerry regime.

Why would Putin want Trump over Hillary?


5 posted on 01/06/2017 1:25:43 PM PST by mbarker12474
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To: SeekAndFind

The most blatant false flag since the Reichstag Fire.

What is clear is that the Rats want to discredit Trump’s very comfortable victory and allow the Globalists the chance to declare nuclear war on Russia.

Given how easy Trump won in the end , there was never any need for external agents to help out . Nor is our security so weak that some guy sitting in his moms basement in the Kremlin could breach it . This was an inside job .


6 posted on 01/06/2017 1:25:58 PM PST by WashingtonFire
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To: SeekAndFind

thank you Mr. Putin


7 posted on 01/06/2017 1:27:28 PM PST by LeoWindhorse (America First !)
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To: SeekAndFind

bs


8 posted on 01/06/2017 1:29:31 PM PST by 1Old Pro
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To: WashingtonFire

It appears a clear signal that all hackers are free to have at it. Everything will be blamed on Russians.


9 posted on 01/06/2017 1:29:34 PM PST by Gadsden1st
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To: SeekAndFind

So Putin made Trump electable. Maybe the DNC can get some pointers from the Russians on how to make a candidate more electable to a broader electret. I wonder if it caused Putin more to elect Trump than it cost the DNC to fail to elect Hillary. Exit question: are the Russians now the beat campaign IU g managera in all of the United States?


10 posted on 01/06/2017 1:29:42 PM PST by wiseprince
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Suppose a family member is about to marry a person you suspect of being a cheat and a no good philanderer.

Somebody discovered evidence of this and informed you ... what should be the right thing to do? Not inform the family member, or tell him.her what you discovered (i.e., the truth )?

In the above illustration ...

Replace “family member” with the “American Voter”

“Somebody” with Russia (or Wikileaks)

and “person” with “Hillary Clinton” and you ought to get the idea.


11 posted on 01/06/2017 1:29:44 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: mbarker12474

There should be no doubt that the Russians (and several others) had the interest and the means to hack the DNC and Podesta emails (and many, many other high-value American government and corporate targets).

There should be little doubt that the Russians actually DID hack the DNC and Podesta emails.

There should be quite a bit of doubt that the Russians fed the content to Assange.

There should be a hell of a lot of doubt that the Russians wanted to swing the U.S. election in favor of Trump.


12 posted on 01/06/2017 1:30:12 PM PST by mbarker12474
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To: SeekAndFind

Still . no . evidence .


13 posted on 01/06/2017 1:32:32 PM PST by TigersEye (Congratulations, President Donald J. Trump! - Let's MAGA!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Doesn't make any sense at all.

We have to assume that the Russians knew there was dirt to be gained and that millions would switch their vote to Trump. What a ridiculous premise.

14 posted on 01/06/2017 1:32:48 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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15 posted on 01/06/2017 1:33:04 PM PST by Travis McGee (EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Cold War Veteran - Submarines
I took a quick scan through that report, and I couldn't find anything that I would consider "hacking" by any measure. The fact that they spend so much time detailing Russia's propaganda efforts on Russian television is very telling. How does that qualify as interference in the U.S. election? LOL.
16 posted on 01/06/2017 1:33:48 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("Yo, bartender -- Jobu needs a refill!")
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To: SeekAndFind

They claim their proof is that they captured congratulatory emails

Lordy if that’s the best they’ve got we are all screwed


17 posted on 01/06/2017 1:33:51 PM PST by Nifster (I see puppy dogs in the clouds)
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To: SeekAndFind

I have not read it yet. I assume if they had a smoking gun, it would have been emblazoned in every headline in the country.

Therefore, I assess, and I agree with myself completely, that this whole thing is BS.

I also assess that these people will be out of their jobs in two weeks. I would say 14 days, but someone would call me a neo-nazi.


18 posted on 01/06/2017 1:35:07 PM PST by odawg
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To: SeekAndFind

Since no one expected Trump to actually win outside a few election insiders within the US, wouldn’t a better conclusion be that the Russians were seeking to weaken a future President Hillary Clinton?

Seems like a lot of hindsight among Democrats.


19 posted on 01/06/2017 1:35:40 PM PST by Tallguy
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To: SeekAndFind
" assess"

They mean Ass-u-me.

20 posted on 01/06/2017 1:37:31 PM PST by Paladin2 (No spellcheck. It's too much work to undo the auto wrong word substitution on mobile devices.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I think Putin did hack it and was going to blackmail her. But it got hacked again and released to WikiLeaks. The second “hack” may have been a patriot leaking it on purpose so as to prevent having a blackmail-able president.

Seem like there was an initial news flash that the Russians hacked Hillary’s home brew State Dept server. Then crickets. Then the DNC hack was released but not blamed on Russia immediately. The home brew server hack will never be fully disclosed and the courts are not ordering enough disclosure for us to ever understand what Russia, an god only knows who else, gleaned from it.

We don’t hear much about that hack. But the Dims are all over the least consequential hack. Makes sense. Blame the Russkies for the one they didn’t do to divert attention form Mil’s criminal and treasonous malfeasance on the hack they did do.


21 posted on 01/06/2017 1:37:54 PM PST by FreedomNotSafety
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To: mbarker12474

Edit to add:

There should be TOTAL DISBELIEF that Trump won because Russia hacked into our voting machines and changed the votes to his favor.


22 posted on 01/06/2017 1:38:12 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Russia's goals were to undermine public faith in the US democratic process, denigrate Secretary Clinton, and harm her electability and potential presidency.

Right. They did that by orchestrating Hillary Clinton's "Down goes Frazier!" collapse at the 9/11 memorial ceremony in New York City, by feeding a transcript into her teleprompter at a campaign fundraiser in New York that made her call Trump's supporters "deplorables" and "irredeemables," and by stealing all of her clothing and replacing it with crap that made her look like she was dressed up as an oven mitt for Halloween.

23 posted on 01/06/2017 1:38:25 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("Yo, bartender -- Jobu needs a refill!")
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To: SeekAndFind

Perhaps Putin wanted to discredit Trump by making it appear he favored him.


24 posted on 01/06/2017 1:38:58 PM PST by ZULU (We are freedom's safest place!!!! #BOYCOTT HAMILTON!!! #BOYCOTT NEW YORK CITY!!!!!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Russia shot Clinton in the foot, but little did they know, she, the DNC, John Podesta, Donna Brazile, et al, were hacking her leg off at the knee.


25 posted on 01/06/2017 1:40:03 PM PST by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: SeekAndFind

The Dems have been planning this for over a year. First the phony Tump/Putin bromance, then fictitious business dealing, and after Hillary lost, they went into the final stage, Russia hacked the election.

There are several reasons the most evident that they could try and discourage electors to defect because of Russian interference. When that didn’t work, Obama tried to start a war over the alleged hack. And when Putin laughed out loud, they went to the Congressional certification process.

They only needed one Senator, just one yet failed again. God knows where they’ll go from here, Clapper said the hack could be considered an act of war.

Scares me because Obama is like a cornered animal, will strike out any way he can. Prayers up we get rid of this jerk and his entire cabal.


26 posted on 01/06/2017 1:41:11 PM PST by Kenny
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To: mbarker12474

Why? Because despite policy differences, Vlad thinks Donald is sane, but Hillary is not.


27 posted on 01/06/2017 1:42:14 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: SeekAndFind

How can Putin calmly eat popcorn and look on? If I here him, I’d be laughing uncontrollably and probably pee myself.

And what’s with this “we assess” bullshit? So they made there opinions known and jerked a few chains, maybe. Hasn’t the U.S. always done stuff like that, and worse?


28 posted on 01/06/2017 1:42:20 PM PST by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: SeekAndFind

Pure. Bullshit.


29 posted on 01/06/2017 1:43:31 PM PST by Navin Johnson
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To: Cold War Veteran - Submarines
"RT’s coverage of Secretary Clinton throughout the US presidential campaign was consistently negative and focused on her leaked e-mails and accused her of corruption, poor physical and mental health, and ties to Islamic extremism. "

Spot on. What's the problem with that?

30 posted on 01/06/2017 1:44:08 PM PST by Paladin2 (No spellcheck. It's too much work to undo the auto wrong word substitution on mobile devices.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I did a speed read of the report. It was pretty much content-free in terms of providing any evidence.

The only thing that I saw of note was this:

“Disclosures through WikiLeaks did not contain any evident forgeries.”


31 posted on 01/06/2017 1:45:49 PM PST by Gideon7
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To: Sacajaweau
We also assess Putin and the Russian Government aspired to help President-elect Trump’s election chances when possible by discrediting Secretary Clinton and publicly contrasting her unfavorably to him.

Then they did a pitiful job. All I ever heard was praises for Hillary and nothing but condemnation for Trump 24/7.

32 posted on 01/06/2017 1:46:50 PM PST by bgill (From the CDC site, "We don't know how people are infected with Ebola")
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To: Buckeye McFrog
I saw Putin push her into the SUV on 9/11. He was there, he made her fall. I saw him. He hurt Hillary, the most qualified person ever to run for the presidency.
33 posted on 01/06/2017 1:49:04 PM PST by Kozy (new age haruspex)
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To: Paladin2
"RT’s coverage of Secretary Clinton throughout the US presidential campaign was consistently negative and focused on her leaked e-mails and accused her of corruption, poor physical and mental health, and ties to Islamic extremism. "

Spot on. What's the problem with that?


Exactly! RT just engaging in journalism, unlike the MSM Democrat operatives with bylines!
34 posted on 01/06/2017 1:49:39 PM PST by rockvillem
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To: SeekAndFind

A preference for Trump injures Trump so the intent would then be to prevent his election or to discredit his presidency....a twofer. Hurts Trump whether he wins or loses.


35 posted on 01/06/2017 1:50:42 PM PST by xzins (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.)
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To: Paladin2

The problem with that is it was all real news with no deflecting spin to protect the Hildebeast. This is why our faux-intelligence agencies are now complaining about the Russian media. Dang foreign media refuses to follow the script provided.


36 posted on 01/06/2017 1:50:47 PM PST by TigersEye (Congratulations, President Donald J. Trump! - Let's MAGA!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Why on earth would the Russians prefer a strong-on-defense team like Trump-Pence in power at a time when Putin is seeking to basically bring back the Soviet Union. A strong American military is the last thing Putin wants now. On the other hand, the Obama-Hillary admin decimated our military. This while they handed Putin everything he could ever hope for on all-important missile defense and nukes, including the Iran nuke deal.


37 posted on 01/06/2017 1:51:28 PM PST by ETL (On the road to America's recovery!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Did they plagiarize a report about the last Israeli elections and replace Obama/US with Putin/Russia?

I’m against this happening to the US, but it sounds like what I’d expect every major government does to every other country to try to get the best outcome for them. And we know Obama hasn’t even tried to be covert in his election influence.

And the social media “trolls” and news media propaganda parts sound like Hillary’s main campaign operations.


38 posted on 01/06/2017 1:52:50 PM PST by LostPassword
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39 posted on 01/06/2017 1:55:22 PM PST by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: SeekAndFind

“We assess with high confidence,” in other words here is the proof even though we can’t prove it!


40 posted on 01/06/2017 1:55:28 PM PST by Rock N Jones (s)
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To: SeekAndFind

We could really drive the Democrats/CNN crazy by giving Putin some sort of recognition for helping to save America from a total Hillary/Obama/China and global new world order collapse.

You can’t change their mind, they are now programmed to think they hacked it, just feed into them say thanks Putin for exposing the TRUTH about the DNC/DEMS

On top of that thank the Whistle Blowers too, he that will really get them.


41 posted on 01/06/2017 1:56:37 PM PST by Coffee_drinker (The best defense is a strong preemptive strike.)
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The report contains no evidence or conclusion regarding Podesta’s emails.

This is a 13 page report.

The first five pages are generalizations and assumption with references to Soviet activities during the cold war.

The report said that Putin considered Trump to be a more effective leader against terrorists and ISIS.

Therefore, the report says, Putin wanted Trump to win. The report references a few other Russians who supposedly said they wanted Trump to win.

The next 7 pages discusses the Russian media company RT. They reference articles in RT about Clinton's corruption, Clinton's health and the Clinton foundation.

Then there is one page titled “Estimative Language” which talks about terms such as probable and likely etc.

The report proves absolutely nothing. It provides no useful information.

42 posted on 01/06/2017 1:57:59 PM PST by detective
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To: SeekAndFind

Pure Liberal reasoning by the Intelligence Establishment. We imagine it is so therefore it is so: QED.


43 posted on 01/06/2017 1:58:17 PM PST by arthurus
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To: Coffee_drinker

Give Putin a Meritorious Service to the U.S. medal? ... like the one 0bama gave himself? ;^)


44 posted on 01/06/2017 1:59:03 PM PST by TigersEye (Congratulations, President Donald J. Trump! - Let's MAGA!!!)
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To: Travis McGee

It might be time to shut down Langley and outsource intelligence to the FSB. /halfsarc


45 posted on 01/06/2017 2:00:01 PM PST by Lisbon1940 (No full-term Governors (at the time of election!)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Report demonstrates why the entire intelligence establishment should be totally cleaned out at the management level and restaffed with rational people.


46 posted on 01/06/2017 2:00:19 PM PST by arthurus
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To: Buckeye McFrog

SHILLARY seemed to play a big role in this didn’t she?


47 posted on 01/06/2017 2:01:21 PM PST by ealgeone
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To: WashingtonFire
It is not really "false flag." The Democrats didn't hack their own stuff. They just didn't protect it. P@ssw0rd is not protection but is an indication of a deteriorating memory. Perhaps this could all be blamed on Democrat Dementia?
48 posted on 01/06/2017 2:04:45 PM PST by arthurus
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To: SeekAndFind

Contacted narrative if there ever was one. Only the Kool-Aid drinkers are buying this one.


49 posted on 01/06/2017 2:04:50 PM PST by sarasota
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Democrats never cared about hacking until it exposed the nefarious DNC scheme to undercut the campaign of Bernie Sanders. If anyone’s electability was harmed it was Bernie’s. And it was Team Clinton who was behind it.


50 posted on 01/06/2017 2:05:20 PM PST by Starboard
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