The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) unclassified report is more like a bad Hollywood script. The idea that the Russian government hacked the U.S. elections to get Donald Trump elected over Hillary Clinton is a ridiculous accusation by the intelligence community. During the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia last June, as reported by The Associated Press Putin said that “We will judge by the deeds, not words of the new United States president and will seek ways to normalize ties and advance our cooperation in economy and international security.” Of course, Putin does not like Hillary Clinton especially when she compared his actions against the Ukraine to “what Hitler did back in the ’30s.” But many people in the U.S. and throughout the world also do not like or trust Hillary Clinton.
In late August, The Washington Post-ABC News own opinion polls found that more than 56% had an unfavorable view of Clinton although Trump was also seen as an unfavorable choice. The American public did not buy into the mainstream-media’s (MSM) bias reporting against Trump in favor of Clinton. Sputnik News commissioned a survey by the U.K. based research firm TNS that “showed that 80 percent of Americans considered domestic media coverage of the 2016 campaign was biased toward one or the other of the major-party nominees.” This was absolutely true because when you tuned in to any of U.S. television networks whether it was the MSM, Saturday Night Live, and Late Night with Seth Meyers or The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, all were filled with pro-Hillary Clinton and anti-Donald Trump propaganda. According to Sputnik’s article ‘US Media’s Anti-Trump Bias Backfired, Propelling Upstart to the White House’ interviewed Jeff Steinberg of the Executive Intelligence Review:
“Media bias went for Hillary [Clinton] against Trump, but it had a backfire effect because the media moguls are too self-absorbed to realize how much they are hated,” Executive Intelligence Review senior editor Jeff Steinberg told Sputnik. “Media elites thought they were shaping public opinion, and they were, but in favor of Trump because anyone who the mainstream media hates is just fine with them, regardless of flaws and legitimate concerns,” Steinberg averred
Last December, a Gallup Poll revealed that trust in MSM fell to a record low 32%. The interesting part of the Gallup Poll is that trust in the MSM has been declining since 1972. The MSM and Hillary Clinton’s lies and numerous scandals cost them the elections, not the Russians. However, anti-Russia forces including Washington’s political establishment and the CIA continue to propagandize the public with no substantial proof in the ODNI report that Russia hacked the U.S. elections. Zero Hedge reported a story titled ‘Russians Mock, Ridicule Charge They Helped Trump Win’ said that Russian politicians and commentators were mocking the accusations made by Washington and their intelligence apparatus:
Some examples: Alexey Pushkov, a member of the defense and security committee of the Russian Parliament’s upper house, ridiculed the American report as comparable to C.I.A. assertions that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction: “Mountain gave birth to a mouse: all accusations against Russia are based on ‘confidence’ and assumptions. US was sure about Hussein possessing WMD in the same way.” He continued his criticism on Twitter, adding that “the U.S. democratic process was undermined not by Russia, but by the Obama administration and mass media, which supported [Hillary] Clinton over [President-elect Donald] Trump”
One question that lingers in my mind, does Putin actually trust President-elect Donald Trump that much that he would actually jeopardize Russia‘s standing on the international stage by hacking the U.S. elections just to get Trump elected? It is an absurd accusation. Even the MSM’s main propaganda mouthpiece, The New York Times admitted that there was no evidence that the ODNI’s unclassified report which stated with “high confidence” that Putin had “ordered an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the US presidential election.”The New York Times stated the following:
The report provides no new evidence to support assertions that Moscow meddled covertly through hacking and other actions to boost the electoral chances of Donald J. Trump and undermine his rival, Hillary Clinton, but rests instead on what it describes as Moscow’s long record of trying to influence America’s political system
Russia will deal with any incoming U.S. President. Putin did say that they will judge by the “deeds, not words” of the next incoming U.S. president. US-Russia relations could turn out for the better or for worst with a Trump administration. We just don’t know.
The Democratic Party blames Russia for their loss but one major factor is the release of the Wikileaks emails that showed how the Democratic National Convention (DNC) favored Clinton over Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primaries. The DNC rigged the primaries in favor of Clinton which angered Bernie Sanders supporters who went on to either vote for a third party candidate or even Donald Trump in retaliation. Hillary Clinton is also a pathological liar which the public took notice over the years. Remember when Clinton was “under sniper fire in Bosnia in the 1990’s?”
Here is a video on Hillary’s lies about her trip to Bosnia:
How can anyone trust a pathological liar like Hillary Clinton? The public’s distrust of Hillary Clinton is the main reason why she lost the elections not because of alleged Russian hacking scam which could have been done by anyone. Julian Assange also made it clear on The Sean Hannity Show on Fox News on the leaked emails from the DNC’s computer servers and from Clinton’s Campaign Chairman John Podesta when he said that “our sources [in this] are not a state party [such as Russia or any other government].”
The Democratic Party along with a number of anti-Russia Republicans including Senator John McCain want to escalate tensions with Russia. Why? Washington’s establishment and the intelligence community are trying to link Trump with the Russian government in an effort to remove him from power through an impeachment process. There is also the Military-Industrial Complex who needs enemies to stay in business which many in the Washington establishment have vested interests in since Russia is a perfect excuse to produce more weapons for profits. Whatever the case is, Russia hacking the U.S. elections to get Trump elected is a fabricated lie. Besides who believes the intelligence community with their “Weapons of Mass Destruction” lies in Iraq or ‘Operation Mockingbird’, a CIA operation to influence the MSM to report fabricated stories for Washington’s Imperial agenda.
Blaming Russia for Hillary Clinton’s loss to Donald Trump serves a purpose and that is an attempt to overthrow Trump by linking him to Russia one way or another.
The DNC, certain members of the Republican Party, Hillary Clinton and the intelligence community’s fabricated report on the Russians hacking the U.S. elections has failed just like a bad Hollywood movie flopping at the box office.
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