President elect Donald Trump’s Transition Team released a statement on Friday night with regard to the meme circulated obsessively in the mainstream media, claiming that the Russians were interfering in the 2016 US Elections.
According to the respective statement, the same folks who are now circulating weird accusations about foreign governments meddling with US elections claimed previously that Iraq had weapons of mass destructions, thus justifying a US invasion in the country. The unsigned statement from Trump’s transition team says, let me quote:
“These are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. The election ended a long time ago in one of the biggest Electoral College victories in history. It’s now time to move on and ‘Make America Great Again,’”
Barack Obama’s administration announced on Friday that it will be launching an investigation or a review of sorts about the claimed Russian hacking and dissemination of false information which is said by the Clinton team (read mainstream media) to have caused her to lose the election.
According to a very dubious report from the Washington Post on Friday night, a mysterious CIA assessment concluded that indeed it was those damn’ ruskies that helped to get Donald Trump elected.
Just to refresh your memory with regard to CIA’s “hard facts”,before the 2003 Iraq invasion various intelligence agencies, CIA included of course, claimed that Saddam Hussein’s regime was in possession of a large stockpile of WMD’s (weapons of mass destruction). According to President George W Bush’s memoir book “Decision Points”, let me quote him on that:
“While the world was undoubtedly safer with Saddam gone, the reality was that I had sent American troops into combat based in large part on intelligence that proved false.”
So much for the glory of CIA, but now, unnamed official sources quoted by WaPo claim that they had been briefed about a top-secret assessment which shows that the Russians meddled with the US election for the specific reason to get Trump elected into office. The respective CIA assessment/report or whatever appeared just a few hours after Barack Obama’s request for a full review into the allegations that the Russians interfered with the US elections, allegations which originate directly from Hillary Clinton campaign. These guys really move fast at the CIA, aren’t they?
Hillary went so far that she actually called The Donald Putin’s puppet in the last presidential debate. With today’s anonymous and unproven claims originating from the CIA, let’s remember the confirmation from the White House that there was no significant increase in cyber activity during the election, no indication that Russia planned any malicious hack-atack and, let’s not forget FBI’s investigation about that matter which had come up empty, as in zero evidence.
WaPo admitted last week that they have been using fake news (as in unverified intel) in their article smearing the so called fake news outlets spreading Russian propaganda:
The Washington Post on Nov. 24 published a story on the work of four sets of researchers who have examined what they say are Russian propaganda efforts to undermine American democracy and interests. One of them was PropOrNot, a group that insists on public anonymity, which issued a report identifying more than 200 websites that, in its view, wittingly or unwittingly published or echoed Russian propaganda. A number of those sites have objected to being included on PropOrNot’s list, and some of the sites, as well as others not on the list, have publicly challenged the group’s methodology and conclusions.The Post, which did not name any of the sites, does not itself vouch for the validity of PropOrNot’s findings regarding any individual media outlet, nor did the article purport to do so. Since publication of The Post’s story, PropOrNot has removed some sites from its list.