Friday, January 06, 2017

Just a question

So if the idea was to present Barack Obama and Donald Trump with a report outlining Russian skullduggery in the election, why do we already know about what's in the report before Trump is presented with it? Because we do:
A senior U.S. intelligence official with direct knowledge confirmed to NBC News that the report on Russian hacking delivered to President Obama Thursday says that U.S. intelligence picked up senior Russian officials celebrating Donald Trump's win.

The source described the intelligence about the celebration, first reported by the Washington Post, as a minor part of the overall intelligence report, which makes the case that Russia intervened in the election.

"Highly classified intercepts illustrate Russian government planning and direction of a multifaceted campaign by Moscow to undermine the integrity of the American political system," said the official.
Trump was wondering the same thing:

It was a senior intelligence official -- said so right in the article!
There's a message being delivered here, and it's not really about Russian hacking. There are "senior intelligence officials" in covens all along the Potomac who take great pleasure in sandbagging Le Grand Orange. I'm assuming Trump knew all this when he decided to run for office. It will be interesting to see how he responds. He may need a medium that has more than a 140-character limit.


Gino said...

Further making Trump's point that the govt is corrupt and the swamp needs draining... His supporters will only grow stronger.

Bike Bubba said...

The thing that troubles me most is not the leaks and bias, but rather that at least as far as outsiders can tell, the CIA conclusions are simply not supported by the facts they have. I can deal with bias as long as people are basically competent, and that is being cast into doubt by recent events.

W.B. Picklesworth said...

I wasn't an enthusiastic Trump voter. In fact, I planned to not vote at all. But the media's corruption convinced me to fill out an absentee ballot for him. Everything that has happened since has made me more pleased by that decision. The best thing for America is for the media/SJW brigade to go full Madison and prove ineffectual.

Bike Bubba said...

One more thought; in a report alleging a breach of confidentiality is released in....a breach of confidentiality.

If they hadn't spent so much time at the CIA (and other agencies) studiously ignoring the possibility that the Kremlin was weighing in on the side of the left, it would be really funny.