Election Meddling - Who was really behind it?

  
Via:  krishna  •  one week ago  •  12 comments

By:   KAREN YOURISH and TROY GRIGGS

Election Meddling - Who was really behind it?
American intelligence agencies and both parties on Capitol Hill are in consensus that, as Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, said, “Russia conducted an unprecedented influence campaign to interfere in the U.S. electoral and political process.”

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Kirstjen Nielsen, the secretary of homeland security, said that Russia was attempting to influence the midterm elections. Ms. Nielsen was joined at the briefing by Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, Christopher A. Wray, the F.B.I. director, and Gen. Paul M. Nakasone, the head of the National Security Agency.   Tom Brenner for The New York Times


American intelligence agencies and both parties on Capitol Hill are in consensus that, as Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, said, “Russia conducted an unprecedented influence campaign to interfere in the U.S. electoral and political process.”



T he federal and congressional intelligence and national security groups that have stated that Russia interfered in the election:



1.   Central Intelligence Agency



2.   Office of the Director of National Intelligence



3.   F.B.I.



4.   National Security Agency



5.   Justice Department



6.   Department of Homeland Security



7.   House Intelligence Committee



8.   Senate Intelligence Committee

In a  January 2017 assessment , the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency, the F.B.I. and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence concluded that Russia interfered in the election. Officials across the intelligence community have affirmed the findings in the report. 



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Krishna
1  seeder  Krishna    one week ago

In a  January 2017 assessment , the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency, the F.B.I. and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence concluded that Russia interfered in the election. Officials across the intelligence community have affirmed the findings in the report, while Mr. Trump has questioned them.

 
 
 
WallyW
1.1  WallyW  replied to  Krishna @1    one week ago

Please define  INTERFERE!

I'm sure you meant  INFLUENCE!

 
 
 
Ronin2
1.1.1  Ronin2  replied to  WallyW @1.1    one week ago

They interfered because Hillary lost the election; with the faulty thinking that all of those Russian bot Facebook accounts actually changed votes over to Trump. They did try to hack the voting system; but failed miserably.

1) Hillary ignoring flyover country wasn't the problem.

2) Hillary calling anyone not voting for her deplorables; and the left sheeple loving her for it by picking it up and running with it.

3) Hillary putting the fix in with the DNC to make sure she won the nomination didn't have anything to do with it.

4) Hillary sitting on millions of dollars of campaign contributions so she could get a head start on her reelection campaign had nothing to do with it.

5) Hillary being more toxic than Trump.

6) Hillary having a worse image than Trump when it comes to corruption.

7) Hillary's health issues. That the left and media pretended really, really, hard didn't exist.

8) Bill Clinton back in the White House. Being reminded each and every day that a sexual predator was in the White House. One that was/and is unconditionally supported by Hillary. How the #MeToo movement would have loved that. Of course they would be kicking themselves that they voted her in; and would have made themselves sick keeping quiet about it. With Trump they can bash away.

9) Hillary is a bat shit crazy war hawk. The military industrial complex loves her. When Republican Hawks admire her foreign policy- best start buying stock in nuclear fallout shelters. Not that it will do any good when the end comes.

10) Hillary just being Hillary. She managed to come off more abrasive than Trump. That takes a lot of doing.

Now, if Hillary would have won the election; then the Russians would have only tried to influence it. Can't have anyone questioning the election results when the Democratic chosen one in POTUS.

Putin is laughing his ass off. Anyone thinking he wanted Trump is delusional. Otherwise why would have Putin's bot company organized some of the protests against Trump after he was elected? Putin wants Americans divided; he accomplished far more than his wildest dreams.

https://thehill.com/policy/technology/358025-thousands-attended-protest-organized-by-russians-on-facebook

Thousands of Americans attended a march last November organized by a Russian group that used social media to interfere in the 2016 election.

The demonstration in New York City, which took place a few days after the election, appears to be the largest and most successful known effort to date pulled off by Russian-linked groups intent on using social media platforms to influence American politics. 

Sixteen thousand Facebook users   said that they planned to attend a Trump protest   on Nov. 12, 2016, organized by the Facebook page for BlackMattersUS, a Russian-linked group that sought to capitalize on racial tensions between black and white Americans. The event was shared with 61,000 users.

As many as 5,000  to  10,000 protesters  actually convened at Manhattan's Union Square. They then marched to Trump Tower, according to media reports at the time. 

The BlackMattersUS-organized rally took advantage of outrage among groups on the left following President Trump’s victory on Nov. 8 to galvanize support for its event. The group’s protest was the fourth consecutive anti-Trump rally in New York following election night, and one of many across the country.   

“Join us in the streets! Stop Trump and his bigoted agenda!” reads the   Facebook event page   for the rally. “Divided is the reason we just fell. We must unite despite our differences to stop HATE from ruling the land.”

While the focus has been on Russian efforts ahead of the election, the BlackMatters rally days after Trump's victory shows that Russian-linked social media influence efforts continued after the election.

The BlackMatters organizing group was connected to the Internet Research Agency, a Russian “troll farm” with ties to the Kremlin,   according to a recent investigation   by the Russian Magazine RBC. Facebook has identified the Internet Research Agency as the group responsible for purchasing 3,000 political ads on Facebook’s platform and operating 470 accounts that appear to have attempted to influence the perspectives of Americans during the 2016 elections.

Facebook has since deleted those 470 accounts. BlackMatters's account has been deleted as well, although Facebook has not officially confirmed the reason for BlackMatters being deleted from its site. Twitter also appears to have deleted an account associated with the group, possibly in its own purge of accounts linked to Russian actors.

 
 
 
Krishna
2  seeder  Krishna    one week ago
“Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the US presidential election.” Jan. 6, 2017 »
--Intelligence assessment by the C.I.A., National Security Agency, F.B.I. and Office of the Director of National Intelligence
 
 
 
Krishna
3  seeder  Krishna    one week ago
“The director stands by and has always stood by the January 2017 intelligence community assessment.”Nov. 11, 2017
--Mike Pompeo
C.I.A. director
 
 
 
It Is ME
4  It Is ME    one week ago

Oh No !

Not THE …… "Influence' thingy !jrSmiley_97_smiley_image.gif

Professional "American" Politicians, along with "American Media", do THE ….. "Influence" thingy.....ALL THE TIME !jrSmiley_100_smiley_image.jpg

 
 
 
cjcold
4.1  cjcold  replied to  It Is ME @4    one week ago

Sad that you think that the use of emojis makes you seem more intelligent. Grow up!

 
 
 
It Is ME
4.1.1  It Is ME  replied to  cjcold @4.1    one week ago

Any comment on the actual "Words" I used ? jrSmiley_25_smiley_image.gifjrSmiley_91_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Tessylo
4.1.2  Tessylo  replied to  cjcold @4.1    one week ago

I think they need to take his emoji privileges away.  

 
 
 
bbl-1
5  bbl-1    one week ago

Election meddling and who engineered it? 

The answer is simple as stated by the stable genius.  "A four hundred pound dude living in his mom's basement."  For the simple, the simplistic solution always works best.

US does not need professional or dedicated INTEL patriots when it has the 'hair man' in charge. 

Besides, now the American betrayal of the Kurds seems as distant as the era of 'The Stormy Who'.  Trumpism moves at light speed.

 
 
 
Nerm_L
6  Nerm_L    one week ago

Note that the intelligence agencies are not saying that Russia was the only foreign country or foreign entity meddling in the election.  There are a host of lobbyists in Washington representing many different governments and foreign interests.  It's all quite legal as long as a hired political mercenary does the meddling.  And there are a number of activists groups in the United States promoting foreign interests, too.

Also note that the intelligence agencies are reporting after the deed was done.  The report is that Russia did meddle in the election.  The intelligence agencies did not prevent Russian meddling and did not protect the election.  Part of the motivation for hair-on-fire reporting is to cover up the failure of the intelligence agencies to protect the election and protect the country. 

What is the public getting for all the tax money being spent on intelligence activities?  The article highlights only eight intelligence groups and there are at least three times that many.  All the reporting about Russian meddling in the election shows that our intelligence groups and agencies didn't do their job.  The intelligence agencies cannot plead poverty so the only adequate explanation is incompetence.  Throwing more public money at intelligence agencies and activities won't fix institutional incompetence. 

Everyone is shouting that Russia did it.  But what is not being said is that the government's intelligence agencies failed to prevent it.  It's too late to yell 'fire' after the forest has burned.

 
 
 
WallyW
7  WallyW    one week ago

All the reporting about Russian meddling in the election shows that our intelligence groups and agencies didn't do their job.  The intelligence agencies cannot plead poverty so the only adequate explanation is incompetence.  Throwing more public money at intelligence agencies and activities won't fix institutional incompetence. 

Thanks for reminding us that the Obama administration's agencies were totally incompetent..

 
 
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