Senate Intelligence Committee Wonky Report on Russian Meddling

Something is amiss with the Senate Intelligence report on Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Specifically that their last interviews are with many of the principles who are known to have participated to some degree in the meddling.


Via Fox News:


"Senate Intelligence Committee leaders on Wednesday backed the 2017 intelligence community report that formally accused Russia of trying to interfere in the U.S. presidential election to boost then-candidate Donald Trump.

Their statements followed a final closed-door interview on the matter with top Obama administration officials. The committee, led by Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., and Vice Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., spoke Wednesday with former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan and former National Security Agenda Director Michael Rogers (who retired earlier this year).

Former FBI Director James Comey was invited but did not show up -- skipping the closed-door session due to a “previously scheduled engagement,” his attorney said. Comey, who was fired last May, has been on a media blitz in recent weeks promoting his memoir, “A Higher Loyalty,” in which he is highly critical of now-President Trump.

Despite Comey’s absence, the committee leaders announced afterward they were able to complete the review of the intelligence community’s Russia assessment.

“Committee staff have spent 14 months reviewing the sources, tradecraft, and analytic work, and we see no reason to dispute the conclusions,” Burr said in a statement. “There is no doubt that Russia undertook an unprecedented effort to interfere with our 2016 elections. I look forward to completing the Committee’s inquiry and issuing our findings and recommendations to the American people.”

Warner said, “After a thorough review, our staff concluded that the ICA conclusions were accurate and on point. The Russian effort was extensive, sophisticated, and ordered by President Putin himself for the purpose of helping Donald Trump and hurting Hillary Clinton.”


Note the last paragraph is exactly the Democrat talking points since the beginning. Read here. Again, all these players interviewed were in some way involved in somehow spiking Trump before the election as well.

Additionally, previously reporting showed that the Russians had actually played both sides of the fence to throw confusion by benefiting both candidates.


Let's also not forget that major player Fusion GPS who was behind the Trump Dossier was paid for the opposition research by the Clinton Campaign. Moreover the SIC report is in conflict with the reporting of the House Intel Committee report published last week.


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