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13 December 2016 @ 06:14 am
Russian plot  
No, I don’t blindly believe the CIA, especially when it’s anonymous “informed sources,” but when the agency whose job it is to look into things like that says that the Russians diddled with the late election, it behooves us to investigate before the Electoral College decides. Charles Pierce gets it right, as usual.
the laughing leaping water: can't take itminnehaha on December 13th, 2016 06:59 pm (UTC)
Isn't it time to abandon ship here and move to Dreamwidth exclusively?

El Coyote Gordo: coy1supergee on December 13th, 2016 07:22 pm (UTC)
I haven't run into problems, and I still get good comments here.
Reverend Xenakaboomtfcocs on December 13th, 2016 11:31 pm (UTC)
A family member pointed out something to consider, not that I would admit it to him, that the CIA and the FBI are at cross purposes.

"ODNI is not arguing that the agency (CIA) is wrong, only that they can't prove intent," said one of the three U.S. officials. "Of course they can't, absent agents in on the decision-making in Moscow."

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, whose evidentiary standards require it to make cases that can stand up in court, declined to accept the CIA's analysis - a deductive assessment of the available intelligence - for the same reason, the three officials said.

Intelligence is malleable.
El Coyote Gordo: keystonesupergee on December 14th, 2016 12:23 am (UTC)
Given the FBI's intervention in the election, I am not inspired to take their word in this matter.
Reverend Xenakaboomtfcocs on December 14th, 2016 02:56 am (UTC)
Neither am I. We are watching a turf war a la high school: the FBI are the jocks, the NSA are the nerds, and the CIA are the kids who smoke in the bathroom.