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originally posted by: rickymouse
You know, I actually do not understand the thinking of those intelligence people. They seem to be way more into conspiracy theories than people on ATS. I guess we have to get a lot better at involving ourselves in conspiracies here before we apply for a job in the FBI or CIA
originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: D8Tee
Oh now you don't believe this either?
originally posted by: MOMof3
After reflection, I am so happy Bernie did not win the primaries. The GOP and Russians would have done god knows what to his reputation. Next time Bernie.
originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: D8Tee
Maybe Comey really is a "Nutjob"...and "did a very bad job", as President Trump proclaimed. The conversation with Putin just verified Trump's hunch. There could be more incidents of Comey being hood-winked, that only the President and a few others know about.
according to people familiar with its contents
For one thing, you might have thought that professional journalists would have demanded proof about the predicate for this burgeoning “scandal” – whether the Russians really did “hack” into emails of the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta and then slip the information to WikiLeaks to influence the outcome of the 2016 election. You have surely heard and read endlessly that this conclusion about Russia’s skulduggery was the “consensus view of the 17 U.S. intelligence agencies” and thus only some crazy conspiracy theorist would doubt its accuracy even if no specific evidence was evinced to support the accusation. But that repeated assertion is not true. There was no National Intelligence Estimate (or NIE) that would compile the views of the 17 intelligence agencies.
Instead, as President Obama’s Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testified before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee on May 8, the Russia-hacking claim came from a “special intelligence community assessment” (or ICA) produced by selected analysts from the Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency and Federal Bureau of Investigation, or as Clapper put it, “a coordinated product from three agencies – CIA, NSA, and the FBI – not all 17 components of the intelligence community.” Further, as Clapper explained, the “ICA” was something of a rush job beginning on President Obama’s instructions “in early December” and completed by Jan. 6, in other words, a month or less. Clapper continued: “The two dozen or so analysts for this task were hand-picked, seasoned experts from each of the contributing agencies.” However, as any intelligence expert will tell you, if you “hand-pick” the analysts, you are really hand-picking the conclusion.
originally posted by: Perfectenemy
The public hearing is either going to be postponed or cancelled for some other bs reason. Just wait and see.