Did the Russian government meddle in the U.S. election?
The media and the Obama administration have been pushing this theory.
But a former CIA case officer just blew the whistle on how Obama has pushed this narrative in attempt to undermine Trump.
Writing on powerlineblog.com under the pseudonym Ishmael Jones, a former CIA case officer explains that the recent reporting on the matter is nothing more than political spin designed to damage Trump’s credibility as President.
“CIA intelligence reporting stating that the Russian government hacked the presidential election in order to elect Donald Trump is false. It is merely a political attack against Donald Trump with the goal of delegitimizing his presidency.
The depth and quality of the CIA reporting are too good to be true. A December 16 NBC report states, for example: “Putin personally directed how hacked material from Democrats was leaked and otherwise used.” Everyone knows that a great deal of hacking comes out of Russia. But evidence of hacking does not lead to the conclusion that there was a Russian government conspiracy to get Mr. Trump elected.
Such a conclusion would require access to Putin’s inner circle and knowledge of Putin’s plans and intentions. Any spy that close to Putin would be one of the best intelligence sources of all time.
If such a source existed, he doesn’t exist any more. The leaked reporting would have put him in grave danger, and he would already have been imprisoned or executed.
The reporting instead reflects the political opinions and agendas of bureaucrats. CIA bureaucrats are a big blue voting machine with a long record of creating information harmful to Republican presidents. The danger to Mr. Trump is ratcheted up because the recent election influenced many people at the CIA to believe that Trump is the second coming of Hitler. And to stop Hitler, anything is ethical, even treason. CIA bureaucrats have chosen to attack Mr. Trump before he even takes office.”
The Obama administration has also produced two reports asserting that the Russian government was behind the hacking of the Democrat National Committee and Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.
However, neither report contained any evidence to back up the assertions.
Others note that because the report was leaked to the Washington Post before President-elect Trump was briefed, the whole affair smells like a political hit job.
Jon Hinderaker wrote on powerlineblog:
“The administration’s reports are so lacking in technical information that I think my assessment is non-controversial. Moreover, the fact that the Washington Post was briefed on last week’s report by the CIA, FBI and NSA before President-Elect Donald Trump demonstrates that the report’s purpose was wholly political. It was just one more effort by President Obama and his minions to undermine the Trump administration before it gets off the ground.”
This campaign – led by the Obama administration – to undercut the legitimacy of its successor is unprecedented in American history.
Far from the smooth transition that Obama promised, the months between the election and Trump’s inauguration have been defined by an out-going party questioning the legitimacy of the election.
Political reporters breathlessly reported on the intelligence community’s findings that the Russian government was behind the release of hacked emails during the campaign.
But the report is paper thin and backed up no evidence.
Even former CIA agents are questioning the findings.
American Patriot Daily will continue to cover this story.