Update: Reuters reporting Top Spy Agency (ODNI) has not embraced CIA assessment.
Prolific investigative journalism website True Pundit, run by a gentleman who goes by the twitter handle Thomas Paine (@Thomas1774Paine), has been on the bleeding edge of newsflow throughout the election – breaking several stories himself, including the pending NYPD Weiner Laptop investigation before it was officially announced.
In a breaking story this evening, “CIA personnel with direct knowledge of the case” told True Pundit that the WaPo story was utter horseshit, and that there is nothing definitive about the hacks whatsoever.
The Central Intelligence Agency is declaring the Washington Post’s much-hyped story linking the Russian government to hacking the presidential election to help Donald Trump an “outright lie,” according to CIA personnel with direct knowledge of the case.
The Washington Post, in a front-page splash on Friday, fingered the CIA for allegedly confirming the wild rumors of Russian hacking that were concocted and spread by Democratic lawmakers for months preceding the election and the weeks since the GOP win. The Washington Post’s story, however, contained no CIA sources and in fact, no credible U.S. intelligence agency sources whatsoever. Instead, it hinged on what unnamed lawmakers had supposedly been told by unidentified, supposed CIA-linked sources in “secret” briefings: That the CIA had developed proof the Russian state waged an orchestrated campaign to destabilize the U.S. election to benefit GOP-candidate Trump.
“It’s an outright lie,” a CIA analyst divulged to True Pundit. “There’s nothing definitive like that. There are leads from activity originating in Finland, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Britain, France, China and Russia.”
Read the entire report here.
If the acceptable standard of evidence is “sources say,” then there’s absolutely no reason to believe True Pundit’s reporting is any less credible than the Washington Post – which is owned by Trump foe and full time WORM LOOKIN’ MOTHERFUCKER, Jeff Bezos. Recall, in addition to the baseless CIA rumored hit piece, Bezos’s WaPo also engaged in the “FAKE NEWS” witch hunt with their bullshit industry blacklist (for which they had to issue a massive “Editor’s Note” distancing themselves from the source).
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— Ben Norton (@BenjaminNorton) December 7, 2016
So an anonymous person claims he is a CIA analyst, to an anonymous web site owner who uses the handle Thomas Paine.
The Reuters story is here below, also from anonymous people. THe ODNI does not disputer the CIA analysis of Russian hacking operations. It’s just that they don’t want to acknowledge that the release of tons of hacked DNC emails, but no RNC emails at all, shows any preference for one candidate or party over the other. Why not? Just trying to stay on Trump’s good side to see if he will let these ODNI folks keep their jobs, once he is inaugurated?
“While the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) does not dispute the CIA’s analysis of Russian hacking operations, it has not endorsed their assessment because of a lack of conclusive evidence that Moscow intended to boost Trump over Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton, said the officials, who declined to be named.”
how’s that anymore or less legit than WaPo’s faceless sources, lack of evidence, and horrible track record?
Eight years of the Left going over the edge is payback enough for eight years of 0bama who thankfully is a lazy, low IQ individual, he really didn’t get much done. But what he did get done is in the history books.
Told the Boston PD that they are dumb asses, then has a beer summit.
Ran guns to the Mexican cartels via the BATF in order to make it appear as if they bought them through the “gun show loophole” program. Hundreds of dead as a result including Agent Terry.
Used the IRS to target conservative individuals and organizations.
Started wars in the mid-east displacing millions of women and children and creating ISIS, the JV Team.
AND THE BIGGEST ONE ” YOU CAN KEEP YOUR DOCTOR AND SAVE $2500 PER YEAR!”
And now the Russians, who were rebooted, and told Putin in 2008, “Don’t worry, I will be more flexible after the election”.
Jesus. To what lengths will you and your alt-right cadre go to swallow Trump’s infantile penis down your engorged throats? TruePundit is hardly a reasonable source for ANY qualified information…but the quality of internet sources that you continue to circle jerk off to all seem to have the same conspiratorial dumbfuckery theme. Your epistemic closure rivals that of a gerbil running in a well-oiled excercise wheel. Break the cycle and learn about journalistic sourcing and standards of evidence, dipshit.
Yes, the next eight years will be delightful indeed as evidenced by the lefts mind corrosion.
Like acid, Trump will eat on their brains each day, a new revelation, a new way of doing things will drive them off the edge. Washington drained, lawyers and lobbyists out of work, what will they do for a living?
Sven, I quote a variety of publications from Huffington Post to True Pundit. Sources say you can put down the thesaurus and eat a dick.
Frog. SOURCES SAY
You can’t argue with that, right?
For months you have been peddling conspiracy theories based on suspicious sourcing and now the standard is rigorous proof? Little hypocrisy here? The proof will be delivered drip by drip as us always the case in these type of investigations. But Trump supporters will explain it away as a CIA manipulation. Of course Comey was just doing his job when he released letters right before the election.
There’s no doubt in my mind that Russia obtained info on Reps and Dems and selectively released info damaging to HRC. Why wouldn’t they when one candidate thinks they are scum and the other wants to lick its balls? Did it impact election results? Maybe, but not enough to go crazy about a new election. But one must be concerned when so many of Trump’s picks have cozy Russia relationships.One thing to be a disrupter and another to be a reckless chump. Can’t love Russia and hate Iran. One can be pro-Trump and aghast at Russia involvement in our election. But that seems to be impossible for most here.
How tough is that to understand?
Seriously though, I addressed your issue with that:
“If the acceptable standard of evidence is “sources say,” then there’s absolutely no reason to believe True Pundit’s reporting is any less credible than the Washington Post”
The whole thing is absurd.
Also I don’t hate Iran. The neocons want us to.