In rebuke to Trump, key Senate panel endorses finding that Russia attacked 2016 election

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In rebuke to Trump, key Senate panel endorses finding that Russia attacked 2016 election

Post by sanfordandson » Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:39 pm

https://www.yahoo.com/news/rebuke-trump ... 43332.html
The Senate Intelligence Committee, rejecting doubts conveyed by President Trump as recently as last week, has become the latest body to officially conclude that the Russian government conducted a wide-ranging campaign — including cyberattacks — to influence the 2016 presidential election.

An unclassified seven-page report, released by the committee Tuesday with full bipartisan support, was based on an extensive, year-and-a-half-long investigation into the U.S. intelligence community’s January 2017 assessment that the Kremlin carried out its campaign in part for the purpose of promoting Trump’s candidacy and discrediting Hillary Clinton.

The committee’s conclusion: The assessment, which had been ordered by President Obama, is a “sound intelligence product” that was prepared by analysts who “were under no politically motivated pressure to reach any conclusions” and was based on a “range of all-source reporting,” albeit much of it still classified.

The panel’s findings are hardly a surprise. All of those who have reviewed the January 2017 intelligence community assessment — including the most senior officials of the Trump administration — have endorsed the conclusions that the Russians hacked the Democratic National Committee and undertook a wide variety of other measures to interfere in the U.S. election.

The only outlier continues to be the president who, in a tweet written shortly after the announcement he will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin this month at a summit in Helsinki, once again cast doubt on the findings of his own government.

…. “Russia continues to say they had nothing to with meddling in our Election!” Trump tweeted on June 28.
In his tweet, he went on to raise questions about the failure of the FBI under former Director James Comey (“Shady James Comey” he called him) to take possession of the DNC’s server and then asked: “Why isn’t Hillary/Russia being looked at? So many questions, so much corruption.”

Whether the new report by the Senate Intelligence Committee will make any dent in the president’s view of the matter seems doubtful, in the view of one top Russia expert. “Are you kidding?” replied John Sipher, a former deputy chief of the CIA’s Russian operations division. “You think he’s going to listen to the senators any more than he’ll listen to his own intelligence community?”

The committee, in a press release about the report, emphasized the extent of its inquiry into the issue and the bipartisan nature of its findings. “The committee has spent the last 16 months reviewing the sources, tradecraft and analytic work underpinning the Intelligence Community Assessment and sees no reason to dispute the conclusions,” said Sen. Richard Burr, the panel’s Republican chairman. Sen. Mark Warner, the committee’s Democratic vice chair, called the intelligence community findings “accurate and on point,” adding that the Russian effort was “extensive and sophisticated.” Indeed, the committee said that it has learned about new intelligence and analysis that has strengthened the case against the Kremlin’s election meddling, including additional information about Russia’s attempts to infiltrate state election systems and manipulate social media platforms.

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Re: In rebuke to Trump, key Senate panel endorses finding that Russia attacked 2016 election

Post by j-c-c » Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:26 pm

DT will defect on 7/15 at the summit, ask for asylum, Putin will incarcerate him, shave his head in jealousy, make him eat kale, kidnap his kids, give Melania a divorce, hold them all incognito for months, and Sarah will write a book with the "I was just following orders" defense..
Not sure who would be the winner on that one. :D

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Re: In rebuke to Trump, key Senate panel endorses finding that Russia attacked 2016 election

Post by 1989TransAm » Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:38 pm

They did but it was pretty pitiful compared to countries such as Mexico who try to be a lot more influential.

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Re: In rebuke to Trump, key Senate panel endorses finding that Russia attacked 2016 election

Post by exhaustgases » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:24 pm

Trump will be winning even more. There is going to be so much winning, the demon rats will not enjoy the winning when it comes.
Maxmean,,,,, Maxipad,,,,, Maxikook,,,Maxinut case, will be helping the winning even more, go maxmean keep it up. She is one of the best trump supporters there is.

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Re: In rebuke to Trump, key Senate panel endorses finding that Russia attacked 2016 election

Post by gmrocket » Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:22 pm

sanfordandson wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:39 pm
https://www.yahoo.com/news/rebuke-trump ... 43332.html
The Senate Intelligence Committee, rejecting doubts conveyed by President Trump as recently as last week, has become the latest body to officially conclude that the Russian government conducted a wide-ranging campaign — including cyberattacks — to influence the 2016 presidential election.

An unclassified seven-page report, released by the committee Tuesday with full bipartisan support, was based on an extensive, year-and-a-half-long investigation into the U.S. intelligence community’s January 2017 assessment that the Kremlin carried out its campaign in part for the purpose of promoting Trump’s candidacy and discrediting Hillary Clinton.

The committee’s conclusion: The assessment, which had been ordered by President Obama, is a “sound intelligence product” that was prepared by analysts who “were under no politically motivated pressure to reach any conclusions” and was based on a “range of all-source reporting,” albeit much of it still classified.

The panel’s findings are hardly a surprise. All of those who have reviewed the January 2017 intelligence community assessment — including the most senior officials of the Trump administration — have endorsed the conclusions that the Russians hacked the Democratic National Committee and undertook a wide variety of other measures to interfere in the U.S. election.

The only outlier continues to be the president who, in a tweet written shortly after the announcement he will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin this month at a summit in Helsinki, once again cast doubt on the findings of his own government.

…. “Russia continues to say they had nothing to with meddling in our Election!” Trump tweeted on June 28.
In his tweet, he went on to raise questions about the failure of the FBI under former Director James Comey (“Shady James Comey” he called him) to take possession of the DNC’s server and then asked: “Why isn’t Hillary/Russia being looked at? So many questions, so much corruption.”

Whether the new report by the Senate Intelligence Committee will make any dent in the president’s view of the matter seems doubtful, in the view of one top Russia expert. “Are you kidding?” replied John Sipher, a former deputy chief of the CIA’s Russian operations division. “You think he’s going to listen to the senators any more than he’ll listen to his own intelligence community?”

The committee, in a press release about the report, emphasized the extent of its inquiry into the issue and the bipartisan nature of its findings. “The committee has spent the last 16 months reviewing the sources, tradecraft and analytic work underpinning the Intelligence Community Assessment and sees no reason to dispute the conclusions,” said Sen. Richard Burr, the panel’s Republican chairman. Sen. Mark Warner, the committee’s Democratic vice chair, called the intelligence community findings “accurate and on point,” adding that the Russian effort was “extensive and sophisticated.” Indeed, the committee said that it has learned about new intelligence and analysis that has strengthened the case against the Kremlin’s election meddling, including additional information about Russia’s attempts to infiltrate state election systems and manipulate social media platforms.
Kinda wierd that they make it sound like a bad thing he smoked hillary.

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Re: In rebuke to Trump, key Senate panel endorses finding that Russia attacked 2016 election

Post by 1989TransAm » Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:31 pm

The Russians also ran adds against Hillary.

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Re: In rebuke to Trump, key Senate panel endorses finding that Russia attacked 2016 election

Post by exhaustgases » Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:51 am

Russians hacked DNC? Hillary server? Was there proof? Just what if the dnc was pretending to be the Russians? They don't want any discovery of the truth of what went on in their computers. Maybe a new tilt to the insurance policy?
So I'm guessing here that the yanny or laurel hearing, demoncrats on this site have not heard about the "insurance policy". They can't, they are blind to it. Or rather deaf to it.

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Re: In rebuke to Trump, key Senate panel endorses finding that Russia attacked 2016 election

Post by RevTheory » Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:37 am

Even if Russia didn't want Killary to win, what they did to help Trump wasn't a drop in the bucket compared to what ohbummer's weaponized FBI, DOJ et.al. did to make sure Trump wouldn't win and then try to delegitimize him if he did. Everyone meddles and we're the worst about it. But still, there wasn't any collusion between the Trump campaign and Russians.

And yeah, what about those DNC servers that Russia supposedly hacked? Who the hell gets to tell the FBI "no" when they send an electronic forensics team to figure out who hacked your servers? Why did the DNC say no? Is it possible that Podesta who's ties to Russian money run deep was really dumb enough to make his password "password"? That sounds pretty convenient. The list goes on and on.

No matter though: Trump still won and all of these truths are slowly coming out.

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Re: In rebuke to Trump, key Senate panel endorses finding that Russia attacked 2016 election

Post by Firedome8 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:55 am

Nov 10, 2016 - Donald Trump owes his victory in the Electoral College to three states he won by the smallest number of votes: Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan. So it's fair to say that the 2016 presidential election was decided by about 77,000 votes out of than 136 million ballots cast.

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Re: In rebuke to Trump, key Senate panel endorses finding that Russia attacked 2016 election

Post by RevTheory » Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:39 am

Or one could also say, and rightly so, that President Donald J. Trump won the election because roughly eight million people who voted twice for Barry Soetoro switched parties to vote for Donald Trump.

Let that sink in, chromedome. Nice copy/paste, btw.

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Re: In rebuke to Trump, key Senate panel endorses finding that Russia attacked 2016 election

Post by engineczar » Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:13 am

When in the past 50 years hasn't Russia attacked our elections?

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Re: In rebuke to Trump, key Senate panel endorses finding that Russia attacked 2016 election

Post by RevTheory » Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:24 am

And why was Debbie Whatshername Shultz's Pakistani IT guy caught at the airport trying to flee the country with ~$150,000 and when his home was investigated, multiple hard drives were found bashed into tiny, little pieces?

Even though the Podesta Group has deep monetary ties with Russia, I don't believe for a second that Russia hacked the DNC server. If they had, the DNC would've turned those servers over in a heartbeat and proved without a doubt that Russia was out to thwart Hillary but they denied the FBI access.

Can you just imagine the electoral beating Killary would have taken if that election was actually neutral?

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Re: In rebuke to Trump, key Senate panel endorses finding that Russia attacked 2016 election

Post by j-c-c » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:01 am

Firedome8 wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:55 am
Nov 10, 2016 - Donald Trump owes his victory in the Electoral College to three states he won by the smallest number of votes: Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan. So it's fair to say that the 2016 presidential election was decided by about 77,000 votes out of than 136 million ballots cast.
And why DT and his posse, were as surprised and unprepared for office as anyone.

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