From The Washington Post:
The intelligence captured Putin’s specific instructions on the operation’s audacious objectives — defeat or at least damage the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, and help elect her opponent, Donald Trump.
Early last August, an envelope with extraordinary handling restrictions arrived at the White House. Sent by courier from the CIA, it carried “eyes only” instructions that its contents be shown to just four people: President Barack Obama and three senior aides.
The White House debated various options to punish Russia, but facing obstacles and potential risks, it ultimately failed to exact a heavy toll on the Kremlin for its election interference.
Inside was an intelligence bombshell, a report drawn from sourcing deep inside the Russian government that detailed Russian President Vladimir Putin’s direct involvement in a cyber campaign to disrupt and discredit the U.S. presidential race.
But it went further. The intelligence captured Putin’s specific instructions on the operation’s audacious objectives — defeat or at least damage the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, and help elect her opponent, Donald Trump.
At that point, the outlines of the Russian assault on the U.S. election were increasingly apparent. Hackers with ties to Russian intelligence services had been rummaging through Democratic Party computer networks, as well as some Republican systems, for more than a year. In July, the FBI had opened an investigation of contacts between Russian officials and Trump associates. And on July 22, nearly 20,000 emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee were dumped online by WikiLeaks.
Don’t want to hear anything about what 44 should have done.
I’ve said it before…44’s flaw has always been that he’s a good, decent LOYAL AMERICAN.
He went to the ZEGK and Turtle and requested that they show a JOINT FORCE against hostile forces attacking American sovereignty.,
THEY PHUCKING REFUSED.
THEY CHOSE NOT TO.
BECAUSE THEY ARE TRAITORS TO THIS COUNTRY.
And, don’t even pretend that the Democrats would have backed up 44.
Harry Reid? Yes.
And, a handful of others, sure.
But, the purity ponies.
The professional left?
So, there would have been 44 out there….by himself, with few others..
the MSM up HIllary’s emails azz, not willing to cover the story, taking the Turtles and the right-wing claims that it’s not true…
Phuck outta here on what 44 coulda shoulda done.
The CIA got the information to the right folks – the FBI.
And, they phucked it up.
PS-Something that came to me…these breaches were voter purges. We thought that they came from good old Voter ID voter suppression. I no longer believe that. I believe that these voters were purged from Russia.Yep. You can’t do it in a state that isn’t close. But one that is close and has Voter ID for reasonable cover? Yes