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Intel Officials Refuse To Brief DHS Chairman or House Intel CMMTE or Electors on Russian Hacking

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posted on Dec, 18 2016 @ 05:04 PM
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It`s perfectly clear that they have no evidence,and it isn`t wise to snub congress like that no matter who you are, congress holds the purse strings and the CIA might find their budget being cut.




posted on Dec, 18 2016 @ 05:06 PM
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My take on why they won't brief anyone on the hacks is that they know the leaks were from inside, and to admit that they have another Snowden in their midst is the worst of all conclusions.

It's much better for them if the hack was the nefarious Russians.

Basically, the motive is to cover their own asses.



posted on Dec, 18 2016 @ 07:06 PM
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a reply to: gmoneystunt

This is how the Iraq war was sold. No.

Proof or bugger off.

This is BS. A lie.

Russians hackers like WMDs. Get it while its hot and steamy. BS fresh from our leaders collective asses.



posted on Dec, 19 2016 @ 09:44 PM
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originally posted by: AMPTAH

originally posted by: IkNOwSTuff
If there was any proof they would have released it.


The usual counter to that, is that if they released the proof, they'd be revealing sources and methods, that would then compromise their ability to detect and track such activity in the future.



The senate Select Committee on Intelligence is not only fully vetted their entire purpose is to ask exactly these kinds of questions. Like it or not, the intel agencies MUST answer to them if asked. If asking won't do it, they just need to issue a subpoena.

If they still refuse to answer they go to jail. Directly to jail. They do not pass go and they do not collect $200.

Period. Finito. End of story.







edit on 12/19/2016 by Riffrafter because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 04:12 AM
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In Stunning Reversal, DHS Says Russians Were Not Behind Attempted Wisconsin Vote Hacking


Just in time for the weekend, the Associated Press reported on Friday that the Department of Homeland Security had notified 21 states earlier that day that their election systems had been targeted by malicious cyber actors. The states and DHS quickly jumped to the conclusion that Russia had ordered the cyberattacks, even though it was reported that the identity or identities of the perpetrators were inconclusive Yet, the news spread like wildfire after readers had been primed as reports of possible infiltartion of state election systems had circulated for nearly a year. Even so, for many states, the call Friday from the Department of Homeland Security was the first official confirmation that their election systems had, in fact, been targeted by hackers.

Federal officials said that in most of the 21 states, the targeting was preparatory activity such as scanning computer systems.

But in a stunning reversal - one which we doubt will put endless rumors of Russian cyberinterference to bed - the AP now reports that DHS has told Wisconsin that the Russian government was not involved in the cyber-targeting.

In an email to the state’s deputy elections administrator that was provided to reporters at the Wisconsin Elections Commission meeting on Tuesday, Homeland Security said that initial notice of Russian involvement was made in error. Also, as we noted at the time, the government did not originally assign blame to the Russians when news of the alleged "scanning" initially broke on Friday although most medias jumped at the opportunity to blame Putin.



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