The Washington Post has claimed to have new evidence that serves as proof that the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, ordered interference in the 2016 Presidential elections. The Post also claims that this evidence was collected by the Central Intelligence Agency.
Oddly enough, their vague description of ‘evidence’ leaves the reader nothing to really go on. Imagine that. They’ve also reported that President Trump has been briefed on the matter, by the CIA, but refrain from disclosing much about the ‘news’ they’ve spread. We do not know if this is audio, hearsay, or video evidence but that the alleged CIA briefing was followed up by the President meeting with the then FBI director, James Comey, over the Fusion GPS project. It’s all just speculation at this point but you can believe the liberals are going to run with this one. This is what the article Intels.
A spicy morsel from a loooong behind-the-scenes WaPo piece about Trump doggedly resisting the idea that Russia helped him, intentionally or not, by taking “active measures” against Hillary and the Democrats. Precisely how the CIA “captured” Putin’s orders is left unsaid, of course, but the way WaPo’s story is written makes it sound like they have first-hand knowledge, not second-hand. Meaning … audio?
If so, how on earth did they get that? And if they do have hard evidence, has it been played for Doubting Donald?
WaPo’s describing the January 6 briefing on Russiagate at Trump Tower for the president-elect by America’s four intel chiefs. This is the same briefing after which Comey sat down privately with Trump and told him about the infamous Fusion GPS dossier.
Following a rehearsed plan, Clapper functioned as moderator, yielding to Brennan and others on key points in the briefing, which covered the most highly classified information U.S. spy agencies had assembled, including an extraordinary CIA stream of intelligence that had captured Putin’s specific instructions on the operation.
Could be they’re referring to instructions transmitted by a deputy via email, but I don’t know if the NSA intercepting that would qualify as “extraordinary.” “Extraordinary” and “capture” suggest something special, presumably directly involving Putin himself. Any reason to believe that’s possible? Well, WaPo reported back in January that U.S. intelligence had captured “communications” of senior Russian officials celebrating Trump’s victory…