With last night’s report about the CIA having conclusively determined that Russian hackers fed info to Wikileaks last summer in order to damage Hillary Clinton’s campaign and help Donald Trump win the election, a Trump transition spokesperson said the following: “These are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction” — what? “The election ended a long time ago in one of the biggest Electoral College victories in history” — indisputable bullshit. “It’s now time to move on and ‘Make America Great Again'” — sociopathic denial cloaked in a nationalist campaign mantra, and fully in keeping with the mindset of innumerable despots and tyrants of the past.
The Washington Post reported Friday evening that the CIA told U.S. Senators earlier this week says Russia hacked DNC emails and funnelled them to Wikileaks in order to help Trump win the election. During the meeting, CIA officials told the senators it was now “quite clear” that electing Trump was Russia’s goal. Quote from official to Post reporter: “It is the assessment of the intelligence community that Russia’s goal here was to favor one candidate over the other, to help Trump get elected. That’s the consensus view.”
Added Washington Post bombshell: ‘The Obama administration has been debating for months how to respond to the alleged Russian intrusions, with White House officials concerned about escalating tensions with Moscow and being accused of trying to boost Clinton’s campaign.”