Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Top U.S. spy agency has not embraced CIA assessment on Russia hacking

The overseers of the U.S. intelligence community have not embraced a CIA assessment that Russian cyber attacks were aimed at helping Republican President-elect Donald Trump win the 2016 election, three American officials said on Monday.

While the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) does not dispute the CIA's analysis of Russian hacking operations, it has not endorsed their assessment because of a lack of conclusive evidence that Moscow intended to boost Trump over Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton, said the officials, who declined to be named.

The position of the ODNI, which oversees the 17 agency-strong U.S. intelligence community, could give Trump fresh ammunition to dispute the CIA assessment, which he rejected as "ridiculous" in weekend remarks, and press his assertion that no evidence implicates Russia in the cyber attacks.

Trump's rejection of the CIA's judgment marks the latest in a string of disputes over Russia's international conduct that have erupted between the president-elect and the intelligence community he will soon command.

An ODNI spokesman declined to comment on the issue.

Via Drudge: http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN14204E?il=0


ricpic said...

Isn't the CIA the headquarters of Globalists R Us? Why trust anything that comes out of Nefarious Inc?

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

Clearly disloyal Americans. Can't be trusted.

edutcher said...

FWIW, the Gray Lady says The Donald wants Carly to be DNI.

Go figure.

deborah said...

Interesting, from the article:

"The Federal Bureau of Investigation, whose evidentiary standards require it to make cases that can stand up in court, declined to accept the CIA's analysis - a deductive assessment of the available intelligence - for the same reason, the three officials said."

deborah said...

Carly has no intelligence background. Further evidence of Trump toying with the sanity of the Libs.

Methadras said...

Because IT'S BULLSHIT!!!

ndspinelli said...

It's FUCKING bullshit.

ampersand said...

Is Valerie Plame back at her CIA post? Did she send out hubbie Joe Wilson to the Russian Tea room? Are Losy i Belka behind the hacking? Tune in to our next episode "You can' have your yellowcake and eat" it Or "Russian the goal".

Trooper York said...

Obama has weaponized the CIA the same way he did the IRS and Justice Department. Trump has to ask for a list of everyone who came on during the Obama years and he has to fire all of them. These aren't the spies. These are the bureaucrats and the annalists who are always wrong. I am sure it will be easy to find other people to get it wrong.

They tried this with the Energy Department and they have refused to make a list. The first thing I would do is fire the people who refused to make the list. Then I would fire every single person who was appointed by Obama. Period.

That is the only way.

Trooper York said...

I am old enough to remember the Church Committee. How the Democrats railed and ranted and didn't want the CIA to run Americas policy. Now they want to duly elected President of the United States to defer and surrender to the incompetent National Security Apparatus that hates and fears him.

These are the people who told Truman not to recognize Israel.
These are the people who said that Reagan was crazy and that the Soviet Union would never fall.
These are the people who conspired with the mob to kill Kennedy.
These are the people who said get rid of the Shah because you could work with the Ayatollah.
These are the people who said that ISIS was the JV.
These are the ones who get almost everything wrong every single time.

Now I hear the pompous gasbags in the media tell us that they have stopped innumerable terror plots. OK show me. Declassify it. When they cops do an undercover operation eventually they make an arrest and put the drugs on the table. Declassify some of these "great success" of the intelligence community. The people have a right to know.

Or is it all a big bag of bullshit?

bagoh20 said...

For a number of reasons it's pretty clear that it was the Russians as the hackers, and they knew it way back before the election. That fact wouldn't change anything, but Trump's statement is bullshit, and he likely knows it.


Trooper York said...


What are the odds?

You know what is bullshit. Trying to delegitmize the results of the election because of this alleged Russian hacking. Russian hacking did not make the working class vote against Hillary in the Midwest swing states.

You know what is bullshit? Trying to overturn the electoral college because John Podesta got hacked by clicking on an email in between molesting children at that Pizza Place.

You know what is bullshit? Trying to gin up a conflict with Russia because it suits the Democratic Party and charging everyone with being Russian stooges like they were the second coming of the Joe McCarthy.

You what is bullshit? Colonel Blimp McCain wanting to start another war only this time with nukes.

There is a lot of bullshit. Too bad you only think that everything Trump does is bullshit. Sad.

Trooper York said...

If the Democrats think this is such a big deal they should go to court and sue Russia. Put it out there in the court and lets see what the facts really are under oath. If this is on the up and up. Cyber suits happen all the time. Why aren't they pursuing it in a court of law?

Methadras said...

bagoh20 said...

For a number of reasons it's pretty clear that it was the Russians as the hackers, and they knew it way back before the election. That fact wouldn't change anything, but Trump's statement is bullshit, and he likely knows it.


When the russians hacked the DNC I said it was legit. Why? Well, let's just say I've spent a lifetime in the dark recesses the pre-internet days and still know a lot of guys in the game, who are still running in the same circles, but on the intertubewebz.

However, the russians 'hacking' anything as a result to affect the election and getting Trump elected is pure and utter bullshit. Did they hack any voting machines? Any proof that they hacked or manipulated any of the tally's? Where is the evidence? Where is the proof? Who in the CIA is making these claims? Aside from that, the purely fictionalized tale of concocted diarrhea by the leftists who can't take the election outcome and are looking for ways to piss and shit in the Trump well before the inauguration will only cement what utterly deranged people these are.

bagoh20 said...

So Troop, you don't think the Russians hacked the DNC? Because, that's all I said Trump was bullshitting about. Of course, even Obama knew it. How could he not? But, he refused to do anything about it for obvious reasons.


Of course, Troop, you know the Russians hacked the DNC, so why would you need to pretend you don't.

Methadras said...

However, there is no evidence that the RNC was hacked. The FBI certainly hasn't said a word about it. Preibus said it hasn't happened and as much as I loathe him, he doesn't seem to be lying that I can tell. Again, what was the hack? No one knows.

Trooper York said...

I know that all the concern is bullshit. The Russians might have hacked the DNC. I do know it was leaked by a politcal appointee of Obama who is best known for blocking the Benghazi investigation. This CIA leak was politically motivated.

I don't care if the Congress investigates. I want them to release all of the information. Declassify it and lets find out what happened. Did it get hacked because Podesta got pished?

But this has nothing to do with Trump winning and anybody that thinks that is full of shit.