Obama Using Russia as Cudgel Against Trump

The Republican establishment is being stampeded by the Obama Administration into unwittingly supporting the false narrative that "Russia hacked the elections" — and therefore President-elect Trump’s victory is illegitimate. By extension, Republican victories from Trump’s "coattails" in the Senate and House are also illegitimate, an argument the Left and their media allies are also sure to make.

Senators John McCain and Lindsay Graham condemn Moscow for "hacking the elections" while being careful to note Russian interference did not throw the elections to Trump. However, their important nuance is lost or contradicted in most press reporting, as was no doubt intended by the Obama administration. Nor do the two unclassified intelligence reports, released on October 7 and December 29, 2016, state Russian hacking was inconsequential to the elections.
 
President Obama is using his politicized intelligence community, and abusing his office, even starting an international crisis with Russia by expelling 35 diplomats and threatening further retaliatory action, all to weaken a Trump presidency and set the stage for a political comeback by the Left.
 
 
Unclassified intelligence reports merely assert Moscow hacked the elections to favor Trump — providing no evidence. The October 7 statement is only a few paragraphs, while the December 29 report is mostly information security recommendations.
 
Some U.S. Senators received classified briefings, but they are not cyber security experts competent to judge evidence. Extreme skepticism is advisable. Obama’s intelligence community often lies to Congress and concocts dubious reports to support Obama’s political agenda.
 
For example, Acting CIA Director Mike Morrell lied to Congress about the Benghazi terror attack to cover-up for Hillary Clinton. Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, lied to Congress about NSA spying on U.S. citizens and to support Obama’s false claim North Korea does not have nuclear-armed missiles. Obama’s intelligence community has low-balled the ISIS threat, falsified evidence on Obama’s progress combatting ISIS, and rubberstamped Obama’s extreme views on climate change, including the absurd notion that global warming causes terrorism — an Obama administration talking point.
 
Obama’s intelligence community reports on Moscow’s alleged attempt to influence the elections looks like more disinformation. Glaringly obvious is their lack of interest in Moscow’s attempt to buy Hillary Clinton.
 
As documented in the book "Clinton Cash," and fleetingly reported by The New York Times, the Clinton Foundation received $145 million from Russian sources, who purchased 20 percent of U.S. uranium reserves, the deal negotiated when Hillary was Secretary of State.
 
Bill Clinton received $500,000 from Russian sources for a single speech, and a "congratulatory" phone call from Russian President Vladimir Putin. Any fair and balanced intelligence assessment of foreign efforts to influence the elections should include investigation of these and other payments to the Clintons. President Obama and his intelligence community show no interest in these matters.
 
Obama insists the intelligence community report to him on Moscow’s alleged hacking of the elections before he leaves office. This looks suspiciously like Obama keeping his thumb on the scales to provide a "politically correct" report, before he loses control of his intelligence community.
 
 
Proof positive President Obama is not trying to protect our constitutional republic from Russian meddling, but is trying to politically cripple President-elect Trump — all these highly sensitive matters of intelligence and diplomacy have been thrust by Obama into the media spotlight. Russia could and should be more effectively dealt with by quiet diplomacy and clandestine retaliatory actions. Speak softly, but carry a big stick.

2135 views

Read on the subject


More Russian news

Putin: Churkin#039s achievements cannot be overestimated

Putin: Churkin's achievements cannot be overestimated

It is difficult to overestimate the achievements of late Russian Ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin, the Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a message expressing condolences to Churkin's family …

People bringing flowers to Russian Foreign Ministry in memory of Churkin

People bringing flowers to Russian Foreign Ministry in memory of Churkin

Muscovites are bringing flowers and light candle at the main entrance to the Russian foreign ministry in central Moscow in mourning over the sudden death of Russia’s Permanent Representative to the UN Vitaly Churkin. …

Russia#039s Rosneft to buy oil from Iraqi Kurdistan

Russia's Rosneft to buy oil from Iraqi Kurdistan

Russia's Rosneft and the regional government of Iraqi Kurdistan signed a three-year contract in London on the purchase of oil to deliver it to its refineries abroad, the Russian company said. "The off-take and supply of Kurdish …

Will cash payments to be limited in Russia?

Will cash payments to be limited in Russia?

The Russian Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Economic Development are discussing plans to limit cash payments in a bid to combat Russia’s “shadow economy.” The new measures could include a ban on …

Is Munich not afraid of terrorism?

Is Munich not afraid of terrorism?

Meanwhile, ISIL controls the half of the country and poses a threat to security in Europe and the US

World mourns Russia#039s ambassador to UN Vitaly Churkin

World mourns Russia's ambassador to UN Vitaly Churkin

The UN Security Council issued a press statement on the death of the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN, Vitaly Churkin. "The members of the Security Council mourned the Ambassador, …

Azerbaijan simplifies visa regime for neighbors

Azerbaijan simplifies visa regime for neighbors

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev ordered to carry out additional measures aimed to accelerate the tourist flow from Russia, Turkey, Iran and Georgia. The State Customs Committee (SCC) and the State Border Service …

The reason why it was decided to hold Syrian peace negotiations in  Astana

The reason why it was decided to hold Syrian peace negotiations in Astana

The stability of Nursultan Nazarbayev’s Kazakhstan

UN General Assembly to pay tribute to Vitaly Churkin at special meeting

UN General Assembly to pay tribute to Vitaly Churkin at special meeting

The UN General Assembly will hold an informal session soon in memory of the deceased Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, the President of the UN General Assembly Peter Thomson said. "At the …

Vitaly Churkin taken to hospital shortly before death

Vitaly Churkin taken to hospital shortly before death

The Russian ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, had become ill in his office at Russia's UN mission, Russia's deputy UN ambassador Vladimir Safronkov said. According to him, …

more Russian news