January 09, 2017

Unpacking the US intelligence report on Russian interference in Trump’s election

Rebel Staff

On Friday afternoon amid the chaos of the shooting at Fort Lauderdale International Airport, US Intelligence put out a report on “Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections”. 

It's a 25 page declassified version of a classified report that was given to both President Obama and President-elect Trump. The report is worded very strongly and its findings are definitive. You’ll find the key judgements on page seven.

Watch as I take you through some of those findings and unpack them a bit.

I think once you hear it, especially the judgement that no votes were affected by Russian actions, it's understandable why President-elect Trump is a bit dismissive towards this report.

While it’s clear Russian actions have led to the undermining of American democracy, that should in no way diminish the legitimacy of Trump’s Presidency.

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commented 2017-01-10 19:32:53 -0500
Indeed, I want Trump to forge better relations with Russia if only to send the neocons like Graham and McCain into fits.
commented 2017-01-10 19:30:45 -0500
Trump is dismissive because nothing it there. It is a 25 page opinion with no proof. Clapper should be the very first to go for playing politics. Blow up the entire CIA that basket of liars.
commented 2017-01-10 15:28:18 -0500
I think it was Breitbart that reported there about a dozen or so intelligence agencies in the US and only 3 of which aren’t even the most important are on board with this. The rest haven’t committed which was another reason Trump was reluctant to believe it.
commented 2017-01-10 15:23:46 -0500
Why no on is investigating the New York Ties boast about providing Donald Trump’s hacked taxes which the boasted about their willingness to go to jail to reveal and Hilary’s subsequent use of said materials despite her objection to Wikileaks using stolen emails of the DNC is astonishing.
commented 2017-01-10 12:43:20 -0500
Will we get a report on how 20% of Hillary’s campaign funding illegally coming from Saudi Arabia influenced the election?
commented 2017-01-10 10:08:53 -0500
I agree totally with BILL ELDERS post. Greasy Brennan from the CIA and Obumble were cooking up a cauldren of bs and at first the FBI were not on board, but after a few days all the security entities conveniently came to a consensus. I can just imagine the arm twisting and infighting drawing up this report. How did Obama impose sanctions etc before there was a concise report? As usual they did something and then constructed the narrative around it. Dems, libs, ndp= LIES
commented 2017-01-10 03:28:58 -0500
I don’t buy it. They’re too politicized. They’re simply ramming through (and into the minds of weak lefty’s) that Hillary should’ve won. Notice there’s also no suggested stats as to how effective this alleged influence was. Did it alter 1% or the voters, 5%, 10%? Of course, it altered nothing!!
commented 2017-01-10 03:16:24 -0500
The emails that were exposed before the election whether hacked or leaked, simply levelled the playing field by exposing the corruption of the Democratic Party. Americans voted accordingly.
commented 2017-01-10 02:01:55 -0500
For some reason Soros and Saudi Arabia can interfere. And for some reason Obama can interfere in our election and the one in Israel. For some reason Obama wants sanctions against Russia for hacking but wants to keep sending money to Iran for taking sailors hostage. For some reason Obama can demand Israel bend over for terrorists but never demands the terrorists to bend over.
commented 2017-01-10 00:22:45 -0500
RT devotes time to this subject every day. They will often string together previous responses by state department spokespersons, especially John Kirby, who visibly hates the RT correspondent and has accused RT of being involved in the hacking. Putin and RT deny any hacking occurred.

Julian Assange has repeatedly stated that there was no hacking by Russia or any other country. Assange also stated that this was not a hack but a leak. It has never been proven that WikiLeaks has deliberately revealed information that they knew was false. Too bad the US and Russia cannot claim the same thing.

Assange also stated that a disgruntled insider leaked the emails and did everything except reveal the name of the individual Seth Rich, a DNC employee, who was shot dead in Washington in July. The FBI hired a civilian computer forensics company to determine who and how the hacking occurred but it was not a hack. It was a leak, probably on a thumb drive. There seems to be no mention of the actual email content that was leaked, probably just more inappropriate embarrassing stuff for Hillary the loser. How can the US intelligence say it was a hack when it was a leak and Obama refuses to provide any evidence due to security classification reasons. It was only the DNC, not national security operations.

It begs the question why is Obama creating such tension with Russia. Is it a false flag to draw attention away from the embarrassment of the corrupt DNC and how they stole the nomination from Bernie Sanders? Is it one more problem to pile on more problems for Trump to slow him down? Another possibility is the proposed oil pipeline from Qatar to Turkey as Putin is also trying to build a new pipe to Turkey and maintain his energy supply leverage over Europe. Obama and especially the Clintons are friends with Qatar and it has been reported and also debunked that the Clinton foundation transferred 1.8 billion dollars to Qatar just before the US election. Putin is not a globalist and has issued an arrest warrant for George Soros so that is a possibility. One thing is for sure. Obama has been one surly miserable little prick of a loser ever since the election.

commented 2017-01-09 23:29:21 -0500
The fix was in when Putin threatened nuclear war if Clinton was elected. How did he do that? First by misinformation from Russians to that effect. But Putin went further. He actually had Russians undergo survival drills as if nuclear war was imminent. And these drills were reported everywhere — bolstering his argument that Americans had better not vote for Clinton. And it worked — being as we are overly cautious on matters of self-preservation.
But what would Putin gain from Trump who can’t get too friendly with Russia under a Republican Congress. Well, he might get friendlier, and that wouldn’t hurt. But even if he doesn’t, Trump is sure to alienate our friends the world over. Putin knows that a loose cannon in the Oval Office can do a lot of damage to America.
commented 2017-01-09 22:51:03 -0500
Leviticus wrote:
If Putin could influence elections by email hacking nobody would’ve had to suffer eight years of Obama.

And if he only got around to doing it now, thank goodness he did!!
commented 2017-01-09 22:35:52 -0500
This is exactly the same media beat the drum tactic as ROBOCALLS ROBOCALLS ROBOCALLS ROBOCALLS

They just won’t accept the reality that they can loose elections because they alienate voters.
commented 2017-01-09 21:59:50 -0500
Just shows Trump will have to clean out the globalist operatives in the CIA as well.
commented 2017-01-09 21:28:52 -0500
For the most part, I actually like Russia Today. There are no american democratic filters, will bring you stories that are not on other net works, and they have covered a lot of the Muslim problems in Europe.

My only real objection to them, is when they refer to the Nazis as right wing.

Maybe The Rebel can have its own version of Watching The Hawks.
commented 2017-01-09 20:41:56 -0500
More smoke and mirrors by globalist shills, trying to start a hot war. They should be all prosecuted for crimes against humanity.
commented 2017-01-09 20:39:37 -0500
Or Trudeau,the wannabe Commie Dicktraitor.
commented 2017-01-09 20:19:10 -0500
If Putin could influence elections by email hacking nobody would’ve had to suffer eight years of Obama.