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In January 2017, the FBI, CIA, and NSA clearly assessed that Russia did interfere in the 2016 presidential election — and that the order came from the top. Here’s part of that conclusion:
We assess Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the US presidential election. Russia’s goals were to undermine public faith in the US democratic process, denigrate Secretary Clinton, and harm her electability and potential presidency. We further assess Putin and the Russian Government developed a clear preference for President-elect Trump. As an example, Russia targeted the election systems of at least 21 states, although it doesn’t look like they managed to change any results. In July 2018, Mueller indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers, charging them with hacking the computer networks of members of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Working under the names “DCLeaks” and “Guccifer 2.0,” they allegedly coordinated to release damaging information to sway the election.
On July 13, 2018, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats told a Washington audience that when it came to Russian cyberattacks on future elections, “the warning lights are blinking red,” adding that “the digital infrastructure that serves this country is literally under attack.” He also noted that other countries, like Iran, North Korea, and China, had planned attacks on the US, too.
originally posted by: IAMTAT
Lefties...it's been fun, but it's now official... You...were...wrong.
It's okay to just admit it...confession being good for the soul, and all that.
Donald J. Trump DID NOT collude with the Russians.
THAT is REALITY...as stated by Special Council, Robert Mueller the third.
To be fair:
Your boy, Mueller, and his hand-picked team of hardcore, legal-eagle, Trump hating, crack, experienced, investigators did a first-rate job spending over 30+Million of your hard-earned taxpayer dollars, leaving no stone unturned, looking into every single nook, cranny, and anal cavity in an unrelenting mission to find collusion by Donald J. Trump.
Mueller was completely unimpeded for 22 months...with free reign to subpoena and investigate anyone he wanted.
YET...Mueller found ZERO evidence of Russian collusion by your President.
Say it with me now, my dear Leftist ATS friends:
"DONALD TRUMP DID NOT COLLUDE WITH THE RUSSIANS...HE HAS BEEN VINDICATED."
You'll feel better...and people here will respect you much more for finally admitting the obvious.
Now...Let us all move forward together...in reality.
originally posted by: Grambler
a reply to: InTheLight
We wont lose sight of the reasons for the election.
The reason was Trump was seen as a possible outsider, and so the establishment, led by Obama administrations intel community, decided they must take him down by any means necessary.
If it was about foriegn influence, Ukrainian collusion with the DNC would have been investigated. Feinstein who actually employed a Chinese spy would have be treated at least as harshly as trump, Obama would not have laughed off election interference claims during his demonstration , and so forth.
No matter how many hacks russia, china, or anyone else commits against the US, it pales it comparison to the Democratic establishment party under Obamas admin weaponizing the intel community to go after opponents.
With the conclusions of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe now known to a significant degree, it seems apologies are in order. However, judging by the recent past, apologies are not likely forthcoming from the responsible parties. In this context, it matters not whether one is a supporter or a critic of President Trump. Whatever his supposed flaws, the rampant accusations and speculation that shrouded Trump’s presidency, even before it began, ultimately have proven unfounded. Just as Trump said all along. Yet, each time President Trump said so, some of us in the media lampooned him. We treated any words he spoke in his own defense as if they were automatically to be disbelieved because he had uttered them. Some even declared his words to be “lies,” although they had no evidence to back up their claims......
Should we try to learn more about those supposed Russian sources who provided false “intel” contained in the “dossier” against Trump, Page and others? Should we learn how these sources came to the attention of ex-British spy Christopher Steele, who built the dossier and claimed that some of the sources were close to Putin?
When and where did Steele meet with these high-level Russian sources who provided the apparently false information?
Are these the people who actually took proven, concrete steps to interfere in the 2016 election and sabotage Trump’s presidency, beginning in its earliest days?
Just who conspired to put the “dossier” into the hands of the FBI? Who, within our intel community, dropped the ball on verifying the information and, instead, leaked it to the press and presented it to the FISA Court as if legitimate?
“Sorry” hardly seems to be enough. Will anyone be held accountable?
originally posted by: Blarneystoner
I have a some of questions.
If the report fully exonerates Trump of Collusion and Obstruction of Justice, why isn't the full report being released to Congress?
Why doesn't Barr's letter address all of the allegations against Trump? Specifically the $300 million real estate deal in Moscow that required Vladimir Putin’s assistance.
Why did Mueller leave it up to Barr to decide whether or not to charge Trump with obstruction when Barr is already on record stating that Trump did not commit obstruction before the report even came out?
I'm just interested in the truth here.... and something smells like week old fish.