We also assess Putin and the Russian Government aspired to help President-elect Trump’s election chances when possible by discrediting Secretary Clinton and publicly contrasting her unfavorably to him. All three agencies agree with this judgment. CIA and FBI have high confidence in this judgment; NSA has moderate confidence.Are we supposed to be impressed by this?
Moscow’s approach evolved over the course of the campaign based on Russia’s understanding of the electoral prospects of the two main candidates. When it appeared to Moscow that Secretary Clinton was likely to win the election, the Russian influence campaign began to focus more on undermining her future presidency. ...
RT's criticism of the US election was the latest facet of its broader and longer-standing anti-US messaging likely aimed at undermining viewers' trust in US democratic procedures and undercutting US criticism of Russia's political system. RT Editor in Chief Margarita Simonyan recently declared that the United States itself lacks democracy and that it has "no moral right to teach the rest of the world" (Kommersant, 6 November). ...
RT has also focused on criticism of the US economic system, US currency policy, alleged Wall Street greed, and the US national debt. Some of RT's hosts have compared the United States to Imperial Rome and have predicted that government corruption and "corporate greed" will lead to US financial collapse (RT, 31 October, 4 November).
Of course Putin does not like Hillary Clinton. She was a warmonger who was threatening war on multiple fronts, economic sanctions against Russia, and NATO troops on Russia's borders.
But Obama has our spy agencies tell us that Russian TV badmouths us? I have heard worse stuff about the USA from the Democrat Party.
These are spy agencies that were not smart enuf to know that Trump might win the election, and now they are 70-90% certain that the Russians do not like Clinton?!
Now we are told that the classified version of the report has some dirt on Trump, but no one can verify any of it. This is really lame. I think that Obama just wants to undermine Trump.
Yes, she has lost her mind. If you think that you saw Trump imitating a disabled reporter, then go watch the video of the reporter, and tell me if you see any similarities. And watch also the videos of Trump criticizing others who have been badmouthing him. Then you will see that the press has been lying to you.
Or maybe Streep is a closet Nazi. When ppl say that Canadians are the nicest, it is just a polite way of saying that white ppl are nicer than blacks and Jews. When ppl blame Trump for how he waves his arms when he criticizes others, they are just saying that they have no substantive criticisms of him. Obviously Streep could not openly be a Nazi or a Trump supporter and get Hollywood jobs, but maybe this is as close as she can get.