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Default Intel committee chairman: Report on Russia meddling conflicts with DNI testimony

Gonna toss this here since the other thread went wildly off-topic.

As I said before, Russia may have hacked Pantsuit's and the DNC's emails, but that's far different than coming to the conclusion they colluded with Trump or did it to swing the election.

This report shows the CIA's claims are fairly non-conclusive.

Guilt is different from motive.

Intel committee chairman: Report on Russia meddling conflicts with DNI testimony | Fox News

The Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee says a reported CIA assessment that Russian government actors interfered in the U.S. election to help Donald Trump win conflicts with the mid-November public testimony from the nation’s intelligence chief, according to a new letter obtained by Fox News.

In a letter Monday to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said, "On November 17, 2016 you told the Committee during an open hearing that the IC (Intelligence Community) lacked strong evidence connecting Russian government Cyber-attacks and Wikileaks disclosures."

In response to a question from ranking Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, Clapper had said, “As far as the WikiLeaks connection, the evidence there is not as strong and we don't have good insight into the sequencing of the releases or when the data may have been provided. We don't have as good insight into that.”

The Nunes letter continued, “According to new press reports, this is no longer the CIA’s position…I was dismayed that we did not learn earlier, from you directly about the reported conflicting assessments and the CIA’s reported revision of information previously conveyed to this Committee.”

Nunes is requesting a briefing from the CIA and FBI on the current assessment of alleged Russian involvement related to the U.S. election no later than Dec. 16.

The Washington Post reported Friday that the CIA concluded in a secret assessment that Russia interfered in the race to boost Trump, not just undermine confidence in the system. Intelligence agencies reportedly found individuals connected to the Russian government gave WikiLeaks hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee, as well as from Hillary Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta – though the agencies did not have “specific intelligence” showing Kremlin officials directed the activity.

Trump has challenged the report, calling the assessment “ridiculous.”

Some Republican senators, though, have sought a bipartisan congressional probe to investigate further. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., endorsed those calls Monday morning, saying: “The Russians are not our friends.”

In a statement earlier Monday, Nunes said his committee will “closely oversee the production of the report on these attacks requested by President Obama to ensure its analytical integrity” – but he does “not see any benefit in opening further investigations, which would duplicate current committee oversight efforts and Intelligence Community inquiries.”

The top Democrat on the committee, Rep. Schiff, D-Calif., criticized Trump and his allies for calling the intelligence community’s work into question.

“Every day the President-elect and his team continue to denigrate the work of the intelligence community, to the detriment of the agencies' important work and the success of his own presidency,” he said in a statement.

Fox News sent the letter to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and will update when a response is available.


Catherine Herridge is an award-winning Chief Intelligence correspondent for FOX News Channel (FNC) based in Washington, D.C. She covers intelligence, the Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security. Herridge joined FNC in 1996 as a London-based correspondent.
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Yep FoxNews the domestic arm of Russo Propaganda None of their actors have a spec of morals
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As I said before, Russia may have hacked Pantsuit's and the DNC's emails, but that's far different than coming to the conclusion they colluded with Trump or did it to swing the election.
They also hacked the RNC, strangely we haven't been wikileaked with that info yet.


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This report shows the CIA's claims are fairly non-conclusive.

Guilt is different from motive.
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I too would like to know what new evidence the CIA has discovered.

I'm also heartened that Congressional Republicans are stepping up and actually launching a far reaching in depth investigation, separate from the Presidents.
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As I said before, Russia may have hacked Pantsuit's and the DNC's emails, but that's far different than coming to the conclusion they colluded with Trump or did it to swing the election.
I find it odd that the CIA also stated that Russia hacked the RNC, yet neither of the Russian hack teams, (Cozy Bear/APT-29/FSB) (Fancy Bear/APT-28/GRU) used their cutouts (DCLeaks/Guccifer 2.0) to pass on anything for publication about the RNC to Assange and Wikileaks.

At any rate, perhaps a more granular picture of Russian hacking will be forthcoming...

The Senate Will Investigate Russian Interference in the US Election

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The Senate will investigate claims that Russia interfered in the election on behalf of Donald Trump—whether the president-elect likes it or not. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday gave his backing to bipartisan inquiries after the CIA reportedly concluded that not only did Russia meddle in the campaign, it did so with the goal of elevating Trump over Hillary Clinton. Trump has mocked the CIA and dismissed the suggestion of Russian hacking as the whining of Democratic sore losers, even after GOP Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham joined the call for a formal congressional investigation.

On Monday, McConnell broke sharply with Trump on the Russia question and in his confidence in the CIA’s credibility. “The Russians are not our friends,” he told reporters at the Capitol, as he recited a series of examples of how Russia has escalated hostility—including its invasion and annexation of Crimea—and counter to U.S. interests. “I think we ought to approach all of these issues on the assumption that the Russians do not wish us well.”

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Unless you catch "hackers" in the act, it is very hard to determine who was doing the hacking
This statement is patently wrong and vividly demonstrates that Trump is well out of his depth in regards to digital security-forensics.
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They also hacked the RNC, strangely we haven't been wikileaked with that info yet.




I too would like to know what new evidence the CIA has discovered.

I'm also heartened that Congressional Republicans are stepping up and actually launching a far reaching in depth investigation, separate from the Presidents.
RNC servers were not hacked.

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PRIEBUS: Hang on, Chuck! The RNC was not hacked.

TODD: Well, then why was the FBI involved?

PRIEBUS: It's really simple because when the DNC was hacked we called the FBI and they came in to help us and they came in to review what we were doing and went thru our systems and went thru every single thing we did. We went thru this for a month. And we were not hacked. So wait a second, if we were not hacked and that is absolutely not true then where does that story lie?
Another dark conspiracy conjured up by desperate Democrat partisans trying to deny the elections results.

The Obama administration was almost complacent when hackers stole personal information on millions of Federal employees, fodder for blackmail and corruption. But when the CIA can be used as a political weapon, hacking corrupts our elections.
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