Saturday, December 10, 2016

CIA concludes Russia intervened in the U.S. elections with the goal of helping Trump win

CIA concludes Russia intervened in the U.S. elections with the goal of helping Trump win

Individuals linked to the Russian government hacked both Democratic and Republican computer systems but only leaked information from Democratic officials, the CIA finds

By Julio Severo
The CIA has concluded that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help President-elect Donald Trump win the White House, according to reports in the Washington Post and the New York Times, which confirmed that Russia actively favored Trump.
Citing U.S. officials briefed on the matter, the Post said intelligence agencies had identified individuals with connections to the Russian government who provided thousands of hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and others, including the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, to WikiLeaks.
The officials described the individuals as people known to the intelligence community who were part of a wider Russian operation to boost Trump and reduce Hillary’s chances of winning the election.
The hacked emails passed to WikiLeaks were a regular source of embarrassment to the Hillary campaign during the race for the presidency.
U.S. intelligence agencies also found that the Russians hacked the Republican National Committee’s computer systems as well, but did not release the information. This made the CIA conclude that Russia meant to promote Trump over Hillary.
“It is the assessment of the intelligence community that Russia’s goal here was to favor one candidate over the other, to help Trump get elected,” the Post quoted a senior U.S. official as saying. “That’s the consensus view.”
The CIA presented the growing evidence from multiple sources during a secret meeting with a number of senators last week, with agents saying it had become “quite clear” that the Russia was supporting a Trump victory, the Post reported. They said that Russia’s goal was electing Trump.
Trump’s team rejected the CIA’s findings on Friday, saying, “These are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.”
This was a confused answer, because when former right-wing U.S. President George W. Bush said that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction, most liberals, especially in media, said that there were no such weapons. In contrast, most right-wing and conservative groups sided with Bush. The most prominent leftist politician to stand with Bush was then senator Hillary Clinton.
Even though Trump’s team is dismissing any knowledge of a Russian interference in the U.S. elections to help him win, in his campaign last July Trump said, “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing.” He referred to emails on Hillary’s private server that she said she deleted. These messages involved the State Department affairs and their use in a private server constitutes crime.
Last October, Russian president Vladimir Putin was accused by U.S. government of plot to interfere in presidential election against Hillary Clinton and her party, and now the CIA has confirmed this accusation.
After all, was the Russian interference beneficial or not? From a leftist view, no, because Hillary lost. But from a conservative view, it was helpful, especially because both Trump and Putin have opposed left-wing billionaire George Soros and his organizations.
In fact, in one of the most powerful pro-family measures in our time, Putin has passed a ban against homosexual propaganda on children — a ban praised by Rev. Franklin Graham, president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, but condemned by Obama and other Western leaders. So it is no wonder that Putin was named “Person of the Year” in 2014 by The Advocate, the oldest homosexual magazine in the U.S. He was portrayed as the number 1 enemy of homosexual militants around the world just because he protected Russian children from homosexualists and their harmful propaganda.
The Russian opposition to the gay agenda has been a powerful motivation for Obama and his allies to fight Putin. In fact, Rev. Scott Lively has warned: “Obama Orchestrated Ukraine Coup to Re-Start Cold War and Prevent Russia from Leading Global Revolt Against LGBT Agenda.”
The Ukrainian crisis, ignited by George Soros and U.S. neocons, has been a convenient U.S. tool against Putin.
By interfering in the U.S. elections, Russia defeated Soros and his ally, Hillary Clinton, who was sure to advance neocon interests and the gay agenda in the U.S. and around the world. Her homosexual activism was no mystery. It was crystal-clear and tyrannical.
Trump is not a real conservative, and he has no conservative history, but he is relatively open to dialogue (an openness Hillary had not). Conservatives should take advantage of this openness to press Trump to abandon his bad decisions.
One of these bad decisions was Trump appointing homosexualist Peter Thiel, the PayPal founder, to help him choose people for his administration. 
Different from Hillary, who would choose only liberals for her administration, Trump has chosen liberals and conservatives. And he has also chosen neocons, whom he had promised to fight. He needs spiritual assistance to keep his promise on fighting neocons.
Putin’s Russia did a good action by helping Trump win. Conservatives’ good action would be to press Trump, among other goals, to do as Russia is doing: to protect children from the homosexual propaganda.
With information from Reuters, Haaretz and DailyMail.
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