At a hearing today, Rep. Joe Donnelly (D-Indiana) today said it was “astounding” that anyone would question the credibility of our intelligence agencies. That comment defies the factual record. It’s not that Americans don’t appreciate our many honest, hardworking intelligence professionals. But there are concrete examples of false information promulgated by some U.S.intelligence officials under Democrat and Republican administrations. That’s why it would be imprudent to blindly accept, without question, everything our intelligence officials say or, for that matter, everything any government claims. In fact, one need look no farther than a lead witness at today’s hearing on Russian election
Assange and Snowden exposed the lies of Obama Administration- Ben Rhoades bragged about deal with Iran and wrote FALSE Benghazi Talking points. Clapper, Muslim Brennan and McCain/ Graham have NO Credibility - warmongers and/or Islamists. Christian Russia is better Ally than terrorist supporting Wahhabi Saudis or Kerry´s Iranians against radical Islamist terrorists. Who killed Seth Rich? Atkinsson is a treasured and should be given 7 pm FOX Slot- Truth or Lies- you decide.
Does ANYBODY have any confidence in this report? It´s utter nonsense. It´s totally absurd with regard to motive. Why on Earth would the Russians want Trump (who has promised to build up our military) instead of Hillary (who hates the miliary and can be guaranteed to trash it)? It´s preposterous.
And what intelligence could possibly even confirm motive? Captured direct conversations? Oh puhlease. This is infantile.
Obama did more than meddle in Israel´s elections -- he sent operatives to Israel to actually torpedo Netanyahu´s election (likely revenge for negation of Obama´s "Palestinian Legacy"). China "hacked" into American computers stealing national security secrets including jet fighter designs and personnel databases...Obama did nothing And let´s not forget STUXNET. And what did the Wikileaks do? It revealed the TRUTH about democrats and Clinton that a liberal media would never report to the American people. Americans decided that even Wiki truths were preferable to the lie-a-day democrats Obama & Clin ton.
We assess Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the US presidential election. Russia’s goals were to undermine public faith in the US democratic process, denigrate Secretary Clinton, and harm her electability and potential presidency. We further assess Putin and the Russian Government developed a clear preference for President-elect Trump. We have high confidence in these judgments.
Let´s do the real one shall we? The one that is full of actual data, facts and OBSERVED truth okay? Here goes:
We assess the DNC, Barack Obama, John Podesta, Donna Brazille, the mainstream media, the Weekly Standard crowd, the GOP, and the US education system ordered an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the US presidential election. Obama´s and the DNC´s goals were to undermine public faith in the US democratic process, denigrate Donald Trump, and harm his electability and potential presidency. We further assess the mainstream media, the GOP, the US education system, the US entertainment industry, and Wall Street developed a clear preference for Secretary Clinton. We have overwhelming and unarguable data, seen by hundreds of millions of people, hours of video tape of illegal DNC operations where they use their own words as proof of breaking the law, not to mention factual evidence of illegal election tampering by the DNC, ALL COMPLETELY IGNORED BY THE MSM, GOP, DNC, AND ALL US INTELLIGENCE AND US LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES. We don´t need to fake and pretend we have high confidence in these judgments because the evidence speaks for itself.
The obambi government has just played their final card, that a highly classified document exists that contains the facts of Russian hacking but it´s too sensitive to make public. The entire claim reeks of propaganda but this claim is unprovable, therefore suspect of being just one more big lie. Given their record, anything they say should be considered a lie. The nature of Internet traffic and the near impossibility of tracing relayed traffic through random IP addresses makes it nearly impossible for even the NSA to trace without putting hundreds of people on it and gaining physical access to all of the servers involved. They are blowing smoke.
Trump should issue a challenge to the frumpy beest, let´s hold the election again and see how well you do THIS time.
I remember very well when the CIA used Valerie Plame and 16 words in the State of the Union to try to bring President Dubya Bush.
As for the DNC and Podesta email treasure trove very few actually read then. I only found them because Conservative Treehouse posted them tireless. How many Americans actually read the Doug Band Teneo Memorandum? Very few. Yet it explained the impune criminal activity of Clinton Inc.
Hey! Got my check today from the Russian Government for my cooperation in voting for Trump. Sure hope is clears. They were even considerate enough to include a few $2.00 off coupons for Stoly vodka.
Although repeatedly questioned, my Russian friend simply refuses to disclose how Moscow got Clinton to quiver, stumble and fall flat on her face at that curbside incident which went viral last fall. And that "basket of deplorables" comment? Those Rooskies sure are crafty.
#12 "The obambi government has just played their final card, that a highly classified document exists that contains the facts of Russian hacking but it´s too sensitive to make public" Yes, they are trying that, but it doesn´t play. The fact that the intel folks wouldn´t go before the congressional intel committees where that information could be presented says that they don´t have it. Instead, they go before McCain´s committee where classified information cannot be presented, but they can get their propaganda statements in. Also, because McCain supports their conclusions so they had a friendly audience. The really sad thing is that I, like so many other Americans, believe Putin and Assange more than our President, our congress or our politicized intel people.
This whole thing is an exercise to promote the claim that the Russians helped Trump to win and he is therefore not legitimate, to be repeated every day for the next 4 (hopefully 8) years until people forget it was never proved. We already know that Podesta was duped by a phishing expedition but that won´t stop the Fake News being rammed down our throats.
The Black Messiah has a vested interest in discrediting Trump because he made the election about his legacy and all he got was a Bronx cheer.
More disgraceful are Loser McCain and Miss Lindsay who never miss an opportunity to stab fellow Republicans in the back. Holding hearings to try and give credibility to the lies is despicable. Time to put them both out to pasture, along with Turtleneck.
A group of law students I teach were recently discussing the merits of the traditional three-year law degree program. "Why not only have two years?" one suggested, "The third year could be a practicum, or a working internship." That same week, an undergraduate student asked me what I thought about five-year business degree programs that offer a bachelor´s and a master´s degree in one package. This is something of a trend: whittling down graduate school requirements or fusing them with undergraduate programs to reduce the amount of time spent in school. But graduate school courses are narrowly targeted for specific
Deterrence is the strategy of persuading someone in advance not to do something, often by raising the likelihood of punishment. But in the 21st century, we apparently think deterrence is Neanderthal and appeals to the worst aspects of our natures. The alternative view insists that innately nice people respond better to discussion and outreach. History is largely the story of the tensions between, and the combination of, these two very different views of human nature — one tragic and one therapeutic. The recent presidential election results favor a more pessimistic view of humans: that without enforceable rules, humans are likely to run amok
“The senator from Kentucky,” said John McCain, speaking of his colleague Rand Paul, “is working for Vladimir Putin … and I do not say that lightly.” What did Sen. Paul do to deserve being called a hireling of Vladimir Putin? He declined to support McCain’s call for a unanimous Senate vote to bring Montenegro into NATO as the 29th member of a Cold War alliance President Trump has called “obsolete.” Bordered by Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo and Albania, tiny Montenegro has a population roughly that of D.C., and sits on the western coast of the most volatile peninsula in Europe. What strategic benefit would
From New York Assembly Bill 5323, introduced by Assemblyman David I. Weprin and (as Senate Bill 4561 by state Sen. Tony Avella), a bill aimed at securing a “right to be forgotten”: Within 30 days of a ”request from an individual,” “all search engines and online speakers] shall remove … content about such individual, and links or indexes to any of the same, that is ‘inaccurate’, ‘irrelevant’, ‘inadequate’ or ‘excessive,’ ” “and without replacing such removed … content with any disclaimer [or] takedown notice.” “ ‘[I]naccurate’, ‘irrelevant’, ‘inadequate’, or ‘excessive’ shall mean content,” “which after a significant lapse in time
"American politics is dominated by an enduring myth,” writes author Peter Collier—the myth “that Democrats are the party of the common man, the voiceless, the powerless, the poor. That if you care about what happens to the least among us, you will cast your vote in the Democratic column.” But as Collier also points out, the vast majority of America´s voiceless, powerless, and impoverished people are concentrated in cities that have been run exclusively by Democrats for decades—even generations—without interruption. These are cities where stratospheric rates of crime, poverty, unemployment, out-of-wedlock births, homes without fathers and failed school systems have become
In the last few weeks, there has been a spate of columns by writers on the left condemning the left-wing college students who riot, take over university buildings and shout down speakers with whom they differ. These condemnations, coming about 50 years too late, should not be taken seriously. Take New York Times columnist Frank Bruni. His latest column is filled with dismay over the way Middlebury College students attacked Charles Murray and a liberal woman professor who interviewed him (she was injured by the rioters). I have no doubt that Bruni is sincere. However, sincerity is completely unrelated to wisdom or insight. Here´s
Bill Leak, the great cartoonist of The Australian, died of a heart attack in the early hours of Friday morning. He was 61. Like Andrew Bolt, I feel not only terrible sadness at his premature death, but also anger and resentment. Bill Leak was not gunned down at his office, like the writers and artists of Charlie Hebdo, nor did a murderous Somali axman break into his home, as happened to Kurt Westergaard, one of the Danish Mohammed cartoonists, nor did he have his last public appearance shot up by a killer jihadist, as did the Swedish artist Lars Vilks. But,
President Donald Trump is "absolutely right" to claim he was wiretapped and monitored, a former NSA official claimed Monday, adding that the administration risks falling victim to further leaks if it continues to run afoul of the intelligence community. "I think the president is absolutely right. His phone calls, everything he did electronically, was being monitored," Bill Binney, a 36-year veteran of the National Security Agency who resigned in protest from the organization in 2001, told Fox Business on Monday. Everyone´s conversations are being monitored and stored, Binney said. Binney resigned from NSA shortly after the U.S. approach to intelligence changed following
This article by Victor Davis Hanson at the Hoover Institution’s “Defining Ideas” Journal offers an excellent compendium of the bogus reporting through which the mainstream media has attempted to take President Trump down. Hanson writes: In just his first month in office, reporters have already peddled dozens of fake news stories designed to discredit the President—to such a degree that little they now write or say can be taken at face value. No, Trump did not have any plans to invade Mexico, as Buzzfeed and the Associated Press alleged. No, Trump’s father did not run for Mayor of New York by peddling racist
John McCain is increasingly mad as hell about President Trump. And on Friday, he went after Trump — hard. During a speech at the Munich Security Conference in Germany, the Republican senator from Arizona delivered a pointed and striking point-by-point takedown of Trump´s worldview and brand of nationalism. McCain didn´t mention Trump´s name once, but he didn´t have to. And even considering the two men´s up-and-down history and the terrible things Trump has said about McCain, it was a striking display from a senior leader of a party when it comes to a president of the same party. In his speech, McCain suggested
President Ronald Reagan said: "I didn´t leave the Democratic Party. The party left me." Actor and former president of the National Rifle Association Charlton Heston, who called himself a "Kennedy Democrat," switched to the Republican Party after the 1960s. On racial preferences, JFK, in 1963, said he opposed them: "I don´t think that is the generally held view, at least as I understand it, of the Negro community, that there is some compensation due for the lost years, particularly in the field of education. What I think they would like is to see their children well-educated so that they could hold
CNN’s Marc Lamont Hill, who is also a professor at Morehouse College, claimed that right-wing students incite riots on college campuses while discussing the Berkeley riots left-wing students over the appearance of Breitbart News’ MILO. Speaking after the UC Berkeley riots, CNN commentator Ben Ferguson argued that campus leftists need to learn how to respond to speech with less destructive means. “Liberals need to grow up on college campuses because people are actually getting hurt now,” Ferguson said the day after the riots. In response, Hill suggested that right-wing students engage in similar destructive behavior on college campuses, but when pressed failed
It seemed a little early to condemn NFL teams for freezing out Colin Kaepernick. Barely a week had gone by in free agency. With one exception — albeit a grotesque, borderline-obscene one — not many quarterbacks had been coming off of the market. Bleacher Report’s Friday story on how front-office types still want nothing to do with him for his protests during the national anthem shined another light on it. (Snip) Come on. Stop it. Do not ever say Colin Kaepernick can´t get a job because he´s not good enough. Think of a better excuse. Think of a better lie.
Faced with an intractable homeless problem, officials in Portland are thinking inside the box. A handful of homeless families will soon move into tiny, government-constructed modular units in the backyards of willing homeowners. (Snip) The project, called A Place for You, is believed to be the first in the nation to recruit stable residents to address a homeless crisis that´s gotten so bad the city last year declared a state of emergency and made it legal to sleep on the street. Portland has an affordable rental shortage of 24,000 units and nearly 4,000 people sleep on the street, in a
On the same day that President Trumps´ favoribility rating sank to an all-time low, a new poll found that a majority of young Americans view his presidency as illegitimate. Fifty-seven percent of adults age 18 to 30 believe that President Trump is an ´illegitimate´ leader according to a GenForward poll conducted by the Black Youth Project at the University of Chicago with The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Among young adults of color, 74 percent of African Americans and 71 percent of Latinos/as view Trump´s presidency as ´illegitimate´, while a majority of whites (53 percent) view Trump as a ´legitimate´
Howard Schultz, the current CEO of Starbucks, will step down from his role at the giant coffee chain next month. The move comes after his vow to hire thousands refugees in response to President Donald Trump´s first travel ban appeared to hurt customer sentiment and dent their sales. Trump supporters have called for a boycott of the chain since January 29, when Schultz vowed to hire 10,000 refugees over five years. Schultz in a letter to employees said the promise of the American Dream was ´being called into question´ and that ´the civility and human rights we have all taken
The Secret Service will permanently remove a top special agent from her position after an investigation into her Facebook comments that she would rather not defend President Trump or take "a bullet" from him, but some agents are concerned she will simply be transferred to another government job. About two weeks ago, the Secret Service placed the agent´s prior post — the special agent in charge of the Denver District, the top job in that office — on a list of agency openings, according to two Secret Service sources. Kerry O´Grady, the agent in question, is on administrative leave Please proofread before posting
Less than 24 hours after meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to criticize Germany for not keeping up with its defense payments to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the United States. “Despite what you have heard from the FAKE NEWS, I had a GREAT meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel,” Trump wrote in a tweet March 18. “Nevertheless, Germany owes vast sums of money to NATO & the United States must be paid more for the powerful, and very expensive, defense it provides to Germany!” Trump has repeatedly called on NATO member countries to contribute
Professor Hans Joachim Schellnhuber (shown) wants to take us back to the Stone Age — literally. In a March 15 interview with the German newspaper Deutsche Welle, the German physicist declared that global warming is so serious that not only must we all give up the use of coal and our internal combustion vehicles in the next 13 years, but we must also ditch concrete and steel — for “wood, clay and stone.” If we don’t do this, along with other drastic measures, we are headed toward planetary warming of “4, 5, 6 or even 12 degrees,” he claims. This
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Scientists are conducting a massive computer simulation to work out how New York would respond to a nuclear attack in the heart of Manhattan. The three-year, $450,000 project will simulate two nuclear detonations and their effects on up to 20 million virtual ´agents´ each representing civilian, first responder or other official over the course of 30 days. But first they need to input data - a lot of data, taken from disaster reports across the US - to figure out how individuals really react to catastrophe. ´Computational social science is not experimental.´ Professor William Kennedy of Virginia´s George Mason University
FBI Director James Comey, in an extraordinary House hearing meant to clear the air on a host of allegations relating to the 2016 campaign, confirmed publicly for the first time Monday that the bureau is probing Russian meddling in the race including possible “links” to the Trump team – while disputing the president’s claim that his predecessor wiretapped him. The FBI director was called to testify alongside National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers for a public session of the House intelligence committee. Comey’s testimony could serve to fuel tensions with the White House, which maintains there’s no evidence of Trump-Russia
BOULDER, Colo. — A new study by the University of Colorado Boulder spells out the suggestion that the first letter of your last name may determine your success in life. According to the study, which examines “alphabetism,” people with surnames beginning with a letter in the last half of the alphabet may face a tougher time academically, landing a first job and getting through life in general. The study, published last month, is not necessarily grounded in indisputable science. One of the lead researchers in the study said the results, however, were surprising. “Statistically, we were looking at two people
WASHINGTON – Billionaire entrepreneur and owner of the Dallas Mavericks Mark Cuban criticized the Congressional Budget Office’s use of a 10-year score to determine the effects of the Republican’s American Health Care Act and said the U.S. Constitution should be amended to make healthcare a right. Cuban compared the CBO’s use of a decade timeframe to the ABC television show Shark Tank, where he stars as one of the investors that hears pitches from business owners. He said one- to four-year timeframes are better but “marginally predictable.” “You’re not going to be able to predict anything,” Cuban said during a