Skip to comments.Charges of Ukrainian Meddling? A Russian Operation, U.S. Intelligence Says (Barf)
Posted on 11/25/2019 1:49:35 AM PST by NorseViking
WASHINGTON Republicans have sought for weeks amid the impeachment inquiry to shift attention to President Donald Trumps demands that Ukraine investigate any 2016 election meddling, defending it as a legitimate concern while Democrats accuse Trump of pursuing fringe theories for his benefit.
The Republican defense of Trump became central to the impeachment proceedings when Fiona Hill, a respected Russia scholar and former senior White House official, added a harsh critique during testimony Thursday. She told some of Trumps fiercest defenders in Congress that they were repeating a fictional narrative and that it likely came from a disinformation campaign by Russian security services, which themselves propagated it.
In a briefing that closely aligned with Hills testimony, U.S. intelligence officials informed senators and their aides in recent weeks that Russia had engaged in a yearslong campaign to essentially frame Ukraine as responsible for Moscows own hacking of the 2016 election, according to three U.S. officials. The briefing came as Republicans stepped up their defenses of Trump in the Ukraine affair.
The revelations demonstrate Russias persistence in trying to sow discord among its adversaries and show that the Kremlin apparently succeeded, as unfounded claims about Ukrainian interference seeped into Republican talking points. U.S. intelligence agencies believe Moscow is likely to redouble its efforts as the 2020 presidential campaign intensifies. The classified briefing for senators also focused on Russias evolving influence tactics, including its growing ability to better disguise operations.
Russia has engaged in a long pattern of deflection to pin blame for its malevolent acts on other countries, Hill said, not least Ukraine, a former Soviet republic. Since Ukraine won independence in 1991, Russia has tried to reassert influence there, meddling in its politics, maligning pro-Western leaders and accusing Ukrainian critics of Moscow of fascist leanings.
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You either trust Fionna Hill or your lying eyes.
Then, shalt thou count to three. No more. No less. Three shalt be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, nor either count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out.
The only problem, well not the only problem, with the "intelligence" community's assessment of the Russian hacking of the DNC server is that it comes from a Crowdstrike blog post. Maybe there's nothing wrong with Crowdstrike and it's just a conspiracy that they are tied to Democrats and not a neutral investigator. But I read that blog post at the time (June 2016) and it was nothing more than cyber masturbation by an alleged elite haxor from Russia (now naturalized US). It was the most unconvincing attribution analysis I had ever read.
the article is by Julian E. Barnes and Matthew Rosenberg; it is posted on Yahoo, so no paywall, because it needs to be spread, because it is FakeNews:
Wikipedia: Matthew Rosenberg
Rosenberg was part of a team of New York Times reporters who won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting in 2018 for reporting on Donald Trump’s advisers and their connections to Russia...
On November 5, 2009, The Nation newspaper in Pakistan printed a front-page story that accused Rosenberg of being a spy. The story claimed that Rosenberg worked for the CIA and the U.S. security contractor formerly known as Blackwater...
NYT: Julian E. Barnes is a national security reporter for The New York Times covering the intelligence agencies. Before joining the Times’s Washington bureau in 2018, he wrote about security matters for The Wall Street Journal...
read dozens of comments - all willing to go along with every word these two characters have written.
love how the article ends with quote from “former” CIA guy, Marc Polymeropoulos.
6 Nov: Washington Examiner: Spies urge CIA Director Gina Haspel to protect whistleblower from Trump
by Daniel Chaitin
But current and former officials told NBC News she should protect the anonymity of the whistleblower, a career CIA analyst. Some have said she should resign if Trump reveals the name.
“It will be incumbent on her to protect the whistleblower and by extension, the organization moving forward,” said Marc Polymeropoulos, a senior CIA operations officer who recently retired. “This is a seminal moment for her leadership, and I’m confident she will do the right thing.”
Ukrainians didn’t expect Trump to win. All their actions were to demonstrate loyality and usefulness to Democrats and they really went too far while at it.
CIA is on the board of Burisma which Biden was on until recently. Or maybe former CIA, if there’s a difference.
#Resist as LOSER Hillary instructed them to do.
Lost me on Fiona Hill..respected Russian scholar
Enough of these people
What use have they actually been jn giving America a realistic relationship with Russia? Perpetual enmity over issues like Crimea and Eastern Ukraine? Really?
And the reason for the (Barf) is ... ?
There were people on FR pushing the same narrative as Fiona Hill. Anybody who considered the Russian side of it was called a “bootlicker”.
Obama did not install the anti-missile system in Europe, as Putin requested.
Obama did weak sanctions as Russia invaded Ukraine and annexed Crimea.
Obama refused to provide lethal weapons to Ukraine in their fight against Russia. Trump reversed that.
Trump paused the military aid until the newly elected Ukrainian gov’t could be evaluated as being worthy of them.
The Obama Administration asked Ukraine to help find dirt on Paul Manafort in 2016.
Wow - this sentence can be easily re-written:
The Democratic Party has engaged in a "long pattern of deflection" to pin blame for its malevolent acts on Republicans.
Do you agree with the article?
So NY Slimes, were you lying then or are you lying now?
Since you had no reason to lie then, and it fits your extremist Democrat Fascist Party political agenda to lie now, it seems pretty clear which it the lie.
Ukrainian efforts to sabotage Trump backfire
I asked you a question first. I’ll answer after you do.
Because the article is a lie.
So... It’s all back to the Russians.
Funny thing... Back in the 90s, Chinese agents were dropping off suitcases full of cash to the Clinton White House and the NY Times didn’t think anything of it... It’s kind of like how the Obama administration authorized and encouraged foreign powers to spy on and investigate Trump, but when Trump calls for an investigation of Biden it’s a tragic miscarriage of justice.
The NY Times is a laughing stock of perverted justice and self righteousness, and they have the audacity to produce commercials claiming they print the ‘truth’... It’s farcical.
I don’t believe any of this is a lie. Do you?
Russias persistence in trying to sow discord among its adversaries
Russia has engaged in a long pattern of deflection to pin blame for its malevolent acts on other countries
Moscow has long used its intelligence agencies and propaganda machine to muddy the waters of public debate, casting doubts over established facts.” ... “Russias pattern of trying to blame other countries for its own actions, like the attempted poisoning last year of a former Russian intelligence officer or the downing of a passenger jet over Ukraine in 2014.
The Soviet Union used disinformation for 70 years. This is nothing new. Vladimir Putin is a former KGB agent. He is trained in deception. This is his stock and trade, and he is doing it well.
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