The Intel Briefing

I have been having a good laugh at all the back and forth over the report that Russia was involved in a hack…..I wish I could say that there was anything usable in all the chatter and noise….but that would be a lie…the only thing that was given the public by either the media or the rags was hearsay and out right stupidity….and a few morons that are stroking out…..

But Mr. Trump got his briefing last Friday…..

A report declassified Friday by the US intelligence community states Vladimir Putin ordered an “influence campaign” during the 2016 US election to hurt Hillary Clinton and help Donald Trump, CNN reports. According to NBC News, the CIA and FBI have “high confidence” in that conclusion, and the NSA “has moderate confidence.” The New York Times calls the report “damning and surprisingly detailed.” The report says Russia’s campaign started out as an effort to undermine American democracy but mutated into a push to get Trump elected. “Putin and the Russian government developed a clear preference for President-elect Trump,” the report states. At the same time, it sough to “undermine public faith in the US democratic process, denigrate Secretary Clinton, and harm her electability and potential presidency.”

To do that, the report says Russia’s military intelligence arm GRU leaked hacked information from the DNC, John Podesta, and others to WikiLeaks and other third-party websites. Russia also “obtained and maintained access to elements of multiple US state or local electoral boards,” according to the report. It used paid social media users and state-sponsored media for propaganda purposes, or “trolling” and “fake news.” The report says Russia even had a #DemocracyRIP hashtag ready to go on election night if it looked like Clinton was going to win. Intelligence officials briefed Trump on the contents of the report. The president-elect maintained that possible Russian actions had no effect on the election.

Contrary to the Tweets…..there is NOTHING in this unclassified report that indicates that Russia did this alleged hack to influence the election (there could be parts that remain classified and were not included)…..and most of the trolls in the blogosphere would know that if they had read the report or had gathered news from reliable sources ….(again I am speaking of the released unclassified report)

But do not take my word for it…read the goddamn report for yourself…..

Source: Russia Hacking report

But I am guessing that those trolls will not take the time to read the report…they prefer their brand of “truth”…..plus anything over four characters will confuse them into a stupor.

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8 thoughts on “The Intel Briefing

  1. After reading the report, I’m disappointed with our intelligence community. There are lots of “jump to conclusion” moments in there that lead me to believe that it is all fluff with little to no real evidence available. The smallest forensics report I’ve seen in my career was more than 300 pages and based on the earlier claims, I’d have expected a much larger report. That is not what we got.

  2. From what has been revealed, 1000’s of hackers could be culpable. Of course, the Russians could be one of them. But since it is common for world powers to routinely spy on one another… what is the big deal?

    I am much more interested in what the leaks confirmed. The supposedly neutral DNC deliberately rigging the election in favor of Hillary Clinton.

    I expect foreign nations to spy on us, like we spy on them. I don’t expect, or appreciate, our own American institutions betraying the trust of the people and our democracy.

  3. Both sides have been spying on the other since before The Crimean War. They used to use agents and spies, and now use electronics as well. It is obvious that it is never going to stop, and will continue to be carried on by every country that wants power. I don’t understand all the fuss.
    Regards, Pete.

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