The Trump “Intelligence” Briefing Has No Proof Russians Hacked (or Leaked) Anything: Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections UPDATE 8
Best line = ZERO proof:
“Judgments are not intended to imply that we have proof that shows something to be a fact. Assessments are based on collected information, which is often incomplete or fragmentary, as well as logic, argumentation, and precedents.”
We do not make this stuff up. The DNI just committed suicide.
In three parts.
01: The raw document as a pdf with no registration required (link below).
02: Evaluative and contextual comments by Robert Steele.
03: Evaluative and contextual comments by others as they are obtained.
Final appraisal: Trump right, IC wrong, 5 strikes itemized below. Only 3 agencies (CIA, FBI, NSA) signed this report, not “all seventeen.” DHS notable for its absence.
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