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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

FBI, CIA Can't Get Their Stories Straight About Russian Hacking

It appears that the intelligence community and counter-intelligence community are at odds over discerning motives for the Russians hacking of DNC emails and other efforts at hacking the election.

The CIA offered an assessment that Russia “quite” clearly intended to help Republican Donald Trump defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton and clinch the White House. But the FBI was far more circumspect in its analysis, giving rise to confusion on Capitol Hill.

Washington Post:

During a similar Senate Intelligence Committee briefing held the previous week, the CIA’s statements, as reflected in the letter the lawmakers now held in their hands, were “direct and bald and unqualified” about Russia’s intentions to help Trump, according to one of the officials who attended the House briefing.

The FBI official’s remarks to the lawmakers on the House Intelligence Committee were, in comparison, “fuzzy” and “ambiguous,” suggesting to those in the room that the bureau and the agency weren’t on the same page, the official said.



Anonymous said...

That is becasue it is all made up... Now that trump will be in office soon, it seems as though, and I won't hold my breath though, some govt workers are starting to grow their balls back, and stand up to the corrupt people...

Anonymous said...

The FBI and CIA are different branches holding two separate investigations. That's why they don't sync up.

The FBI's language is softer because their field of scope is only within the US. CIA's is much further reaching, therefore has more clear evidence and uses more defined language.

Either way, Russia is a threat to America and this all needs to be investigated. If it's nothing, then it's nothing.

A bit strange that Trump is so close to Putin and keeps nominating other Putin allies.

Don't make me regret my vote Donald.

Anonymous said...

10:25 the so called hacking resulted in the Wiki leaks which only revealed the truth about the corrupt politician and the press. what is it that you don't understand about that. it is no huge event that affected votes. it does not matter who hacked the emails it only confirmed the truth. no votes were compromised.

Anonymous said...

11:19. I said nothing about voting hey I'm mad too, the Pres elect that I voted for is in with the Ruskies! Will Trump be the first president to be impeached on his inauguration?!