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originally posted by: theantediluvian
a reply to: JinMI
In fact, in Putin's mind, interfering in the election might have have been a matter of revenge.
DNC officials said they did not believe any sensitive donor information was compromised. Instead, the hackers took aim at the thousands of pages of research DNC staffers compiled to use in attacking Trump during the presidential race.
In some respects, the files are a puzzling target: The most damning information was gathered for the express purpose of being made public. But security experts said that extensive files on a potential U.S. president would be the sort of information that foreign spy agencies would devote considerable resources to obtain.
"Donald Trump is probably not someone the foreign intelligence services had too much of a dossier on, unlike Clinton," who has been in public life for decades, said Paulo Shakarian, a cybersecurity scholar at Arizona State University. "What better database to get for someone who wants to know his dirty secrets?"
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. All three agencies agree with this judgment. CIA and FBI have high confidence in this judgment; NSA has moderate confidence.
Moscow’s approach evolved over the course of the campaign based on Russia’s understanding of the electoral prospects of the two main candidates. When it appeared to Moscow that Secretary Clinton was likely to win the election, the Russian influence campaign began to focus more on undermining her future presidency.
originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed
a reply to: GD21D
I love the wording... They have high confidence, that's a cracker, I have high confidence I will win the lottery sometime soon.
Tell me my "high confidence " how based in reality is that?
originally posted by: sunkuong
a reply to: rickymouse
I believe Trump believe's Putin believes that He did not believe that Trump believed that anyone could believe it was believable. Do I believe this ? That's for y'all to believe.