FBI Director James B. Comey and Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. are in agreement with a CIA assessment that Russia intervened in the 2016 election in part to help Donald Trump win the presidency, according to U.S. officials.
Comey’s support for the CIA’s conclusion reflects the fact that the leaders of the three agencies have always been in agreement on Russian intentions, officals said, contrary to suggestions by some lawmakers that the FBI disagreed with the CIA.
“Earlier this week, I met separately with (Director) FBI James Comey and DNI Jim Clapper, and there is strong consensus among us on the scope, nature, and intent of Russian interference in our presidential election,” CIA Director John Brennan said in a message to the agency’s workforce, according to U.S. officials who have seen the message.
“The three of us also agree that our organizations, along with others, need to focus on completing the thorough review of this issue that has been directed by President Obama and which is being led by the DNI,” Brennan’s message read....
#1. "RE: FBI backs CIA view that Russia intervened to help Trump win election" In response to Paul D (Reply # 0)
Trump tweets suggests that the Dems only complained after Hillary lost which isn't true as far back as October the WH mentioned it and "complained".I get more depressed every day watching Trump picks and tweets and predict we are all in for a rough ride with this idiot in charge.
#6. "RE: FBI backs CIA view that Russia intervened to help Trump win election" In response to toim4018 (Reply # 4)
Ok why isn't it national news?It's never specified who got the "extra" votes.The only thing I could find with a quick search about Chicago was Brietbat shit crazy and another right wing fringe newspaper.I suppose you're rejecting the intelligence reports as well?This by no means constitutes widespread by any stretch. Trump lashing out on twitter I suppose fits your idea of presidential behaviour?
#8. "RE: FBI backs CIA view that Russia intervened to help Trump win election" In response to jazz4free (Reply # 5) Thu Dec-22-16 02:30 AM by toim4018
QUOTE: What in hell does any of that have to do with a foreign power interfering in your presidential election? Doesn't that piss you off?
It could have a lot to do with it and just saying there are other possible issues other than Russia. The story that I read the other day about Chicago had Hillary getting more votes than there were registered voters. So who made that happen? Of course it bothers me if another country messed with the election. But has it been 100% proven. Can anyone say for sure other countries have not done the same?
#9. "RE: FBI backs CIA view that Russia intervened to help Trump win election" In response to toim4018 (Reply # 8)
Maybe not 100% but sure in the 90 percentile range and you just sound like you're rationalizing to make Trump sound less than the lunatic he is showing.I hope he shapes up and does a good job but it doesn't look promising.
#10. "RE: FBI backs CIA view that Russia intervened to help Trump win election" In response to toim4018 (Reply # 8) Thu Dec-22-16 10:54 AM by jazz4free
It could have a lot to do with it and just saying there are other possible issues other than Russia.
Your vaunted intelligence and federal police services have on-the-record unequivocally stated that Russia, your new/old cold war foe, interfered deliberately and directly in your quasi-democratic electoral process. And all but the congenitally or deliberately stupid can see, by the evidence, that this was done to sway the election in favor of a Manchurian candidate.
So America has been sneak attacked at Pearl Harbor, the World Trade Center and now, perhaps most insidiously and dangerously of all, via cybernetics -- posing an existential threat to an already creaky democratic process. And the inveterate lying orange weasel Russia tried to help elect as your next president (shivers roll up and down the spine) who receives weekly intelligence briefings, not the semi-daily briefings the mere mortals who preceded him thought vitally important, of course dismisses the finding, and, much like you, does his damnedest to divert attention to the irrelevant and piss ant.
Shit! Why do I have this feeling that whenever I get into it with you, I'm chasing after a greased pig? You cannot possibly be that obtuse. Right?