Congressional Committees: Re 2016 Elections & Russia

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Post by Slim Cognito » Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:08 pm

Addie wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:56 pm
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Senate Intelligence Committee backs assessment of Russia election meddling

That's going to really piss Trump off, as soon as someone figures a way to explain it in small words he can understand.


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Post by Kendra » Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:09 pm

Nice timing, just around the corner with his planned meeting with Putin.



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Post by Addie » Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:14 pm

Burr.senate.gov - Press Release
07.03.18
Intel Committee Releases Unclassified Summary of Initial Findings on 2017 Intelligence Community Assessment


WASHINGTON – Today, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) and Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA) released the Committee’s unclassified summary of its initial findings on the Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA) on Russian activities in the 2016 U.S. elections. The Committee finds that the overall judgments issued in the ICA were well-supported and the tradecraft was strong. The course of the Committee’s investigation has shown that the Russian cyber operations were more extensive than the hack of the Democratic National Committee and continued well through the 2016 election.

“The Committee has spent the last 16 months reviewing the sources, tradecraft and analytic work underpinning the Intelligence Community Assessment and sees no reason to dispute the conclusions,” said Chairman Burr. “The Committee continues its investigation and I am hopeful that this installment of the Committee’s work will soon be followed by additional summaries providing the American people with clarity around Russia’s activities regarding U.S. elections.”

“Our investigation thoroughly reviewed all aspects of the January 2017 ICA, which assessed that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign to target our presidential election and to destabilize our democratic institutions,” said Vice Chairman Warner. “As numerous intelligence and national security officials in the Trump administration have since unanimously re-affirmed, the ICA findings were accurate and on point. The Russian effort was extensive and sophisticated, and its goals were to undermine public faith in the democratic process, to hurt Secretary Clinton and to help Donald Trump. While our investigation remains ongoing, we have to learn from 2016 and do more to protect ourselves from attacks in 2018 and beyond.”

The summary is the second unclassified installment in the Committee’s report on Russian election activities.

The Committee held a closed door hearing in May to review the ICA on “Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent U.S. Elections.” Members heard testimony from former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency John Brennan and former Director of the National Security Agency Mike Rogers, which informed the Committee’s report.

You can read a copy of the unclassified summary here.

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Post by Addie » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:59 am

WaPo Editorial
The Senate Intelligence Committee reaffirmed that Russia meddled. But Trump is in denial.

President Donald Trump and some of his Republican allies have expressed an extraordinary amount of denial about Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The president seethes at the suggestion of collusion or cooperation between his campaign and Russia, calls the special counsel’s inquiry a “witch hunt” and “hoax,” and continues to suggest that he accepts the assurance of Vladimir Putin that Russia did not intervene. That’s why a new bipartisan report by the Senate Intelligence Committee is important: It counters the bluster of the Trump camp with a dose of reality.

The Senate panel, chaired by Republican Richard Burr, N.C., examined the methods behind the intelligence community assessment, published on Jan. 6, 2017, by the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This was the second official warning of Russian mischief – a brief report had been made public the previous October - and was ordered by President Barack Obama in December 2016.

The intelligence community’s assessment declared: “We assess with high confidence that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the U.S. presidential election, the consistent goals of which were to undermine public faith in the US democratic process, denigrate Secretary [Hillary] Clinton, and harm her electability and potential presidency. We further assess Putin and the Russian government developed a clear preference for President-elect Trump.” The new Senate report calls this a “sound intelligence product.”

The Senate assessment reveals that, on the second intelligence finding, there was a Russian preference for Trump, the existence of which the CIA and FBI had “high confidence” in and the NSA “moderate confidence.” The Senate panel says it found the interpretive disagreement to be “reasonable, transparent, and openly debated.” That is a reassuring conclusion about the process and a welcome contrast to the fuzzy thinking expressed by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee in a March 22 report that criticized intelligence community methods and attempted to exonerate Trump’s campaign.


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Post by Kendra » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:19 am

For those stuck in a place where you can't listen live to today's testimony, here's one Twitter feed that might help.

https://twitter.com/kyledcheney



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Post by p0rtia » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:33 am

Tx, Kendra :thumbs:


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Post by Kendra » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:36 am

You are welcome. If anyone else finds a good feed covering this live, please post.



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Post by GreatGrey » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:45 am

Almost a “have you no shame” moment.



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Post by RoadScholar » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:57 am

Can't some enterprising Democrat locate evidence of FBI agents sharing messages critical of HRC?

Don't tell me there weren't any anti-Hillary agents.


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Post by Gregg » Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:44 pm

I listened to it coming to work, fuck them. Fuck them all to hell.

On the FBI-Hillary bias, let's get a few of the New York agents who were leaking to Rudy on the stand.

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Post by fierceredpanda » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:20 pm

I'll confess: Until today, I was dreading this hearing, and I was upset every time I heard Peter Strozk's name. How could he have been so stupid with those texts?

Yeah, after that whooping he laid on Gowdy's self-righteous ass, I'm rooting for him. It won't make a difference to the Trumpists, but it made a difference to me.


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Post by kate520 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:18 pm

RoadScholar wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:57 am
Can't some enterprising Democrat locate evidence of FBI agents sharing messages critical of HRC?

Don't tell me there weren't any anti-Hillary agents.
This is the kind of thing I mean when I want Dems to do more to counteract this crap. It’s not tit for tat, dammit.


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Post by Kendra » Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:20 pm

Strzok says his text about how "destabilizing" a Trump presidency might be was in response to a Trump speech in which he questioned the US commitment to the NATO alliance.



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Post by RVInit » Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:38 pm

kate520 wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:18 pm
RoadScholar wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:57 am
Can't some enterprising Democrat locate evidence of FBI agents sharing messages critical of HRC?

Don't tell me there weren't any anti-Hillary agents.
This is the kind of thing I mean when I want Dems to do more to counteract this crap. It’s not tit for tat, dammit.
:yeah: I have no doubt there are far worse and far more numerous anti-Clinton email and text messages on FBI phones and email accounts. I want every damn one of the New York FBI office email accounts and phones to be investigated for anti-Clinton bias and for evidence that they leaked anti-Clinton information to Guiliani and others.


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Post by Kendra » Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:46 pm


hahahahaha, was just working on a new post laying out more evidence why it's obvious Jim Jordan is lying and here I just realized here he is getting slapped around by Peter Strzok.



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Post by Chilidog » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:23 pm

Ouch. Gowdy has a sore ass right now



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Post by pipistrelle » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:52 pm

An FBI agent got the better of him?



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Post by Kendra » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:59 pm


Strzok's withering contempt for Jordan is like a form of art.



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Post by pipistrelle » Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:02 pm

Yeah but just more ammo for the Big Orange Kid.



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Post by RVInit » Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:40 pm

Holy crap. Strzok gave Gowdy a serious mouthful. :clap: :clap: :clap:



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Post by p0rtia » Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:23 pm

pipistrelle wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:02 pm
Yeah but just more ammo for the Big Orange Kid.
Making a grocery list is ammo for fuckhead. IMO the suggestion that anyone should be silent or not speak the truth because fuckhead will twist it in his fuckhead machine is foolish.


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Post by pipistrelle » Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:29 pm

p0rtia wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:23 pm
pipistrelle wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:02 pm
Yeah but just more ammo for the Big Orange Kid.
Making a grocery list is ammo for fuckhead. IMO the suggestion that anyone should be silent or not speak the truth because fuckhead will twist it in his fuckhead machine is foolish.
Not what I was suggesting.



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Post by NotaPerson » Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:30 pm

kate520 wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:18 pm
RoadScholar wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:57 am
Can't some enterprising Democrat locate evidence of FBI agents sharing messages critical of HRC?

Don't tell me there weren't any anti-Hillary agents.
This is the kind of thing I mean when I want Dems to do more to counteract this crap. It’s not tit for tat, dammit.
Don't forget that Strzok himself sent some texts quite critical of HRC. And Bernie.


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