ODNI has not vetted the CIA assessment on Russia hacking

 The ODNI, The Office of the Director of National Intelligence, has not vetted the CIA assessment of Russia and the hacking of the DNC.  The CIA can in no way judge what the intent of Russian hacking might have been. That would involve an agent in the Moscow office or a whole bunch of mind reading. This whole issue stinks. It is all just smoke and mirrors and politicization of the intelligence community.
As Written By Mark Hosenball and Jonathan Landay for REUTERS:

The overseers of the U.S. intelligence community have not embraced a CIA assessment that Russian cyber attacks were aimed at helping Republican President-elect Donald Trump win the 2016 election, three American officials said on Monday.

While the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) does not dispute the CIA’s analysis of Russian hacking operations, it has not endorsed their assessment because of a lack of conclusive evidence that Moscow intended to boost Trump over Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton, said the officials, who declined to be named.

The position of the ODNI, which oversees the 17 agency-strong U.S. intelligence community, could give Trump fresh ammunition to dispute the CIA assessment, which he rejected as “ridiculous” in weekend remarks, and press his assertion that no evidence implicates Russia in the cyber attacks.

Trump’s rejection of the CIA’s judgment marks the latest in a string of disputes over Russia’s international conduct that have erupted between the president-elect and the intelligence community he will soon command.

An ODNI spokesman declined to comment on the issue.

“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 …..

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  • KC



    Desperate times for the DCP dem coastal party…..they need desperate measures……..won’t be long before that dirt around the hole they are in will be shoveled back on top of them………

    • Beckah

      We could only hope! Our nation would be a better place because of it!

  • Beckah

    First of all, isn’t it the DEMONRATS that have been all cozy, cozy with the Russians? Who said “Tell him I’ll have more flexibility after the election”? Who made the ridiculous “reset” button? Who did NOTHING to stop the Russians from invading Crimea? It sure wasn’t Wikileaks or the Republicans! Let’s NOT FORGET who was hacking and spying on ALL of the world’s biggest leaders; I’m sure Merkel could remind you who that was!

    Secondly, HOW are we supposed to trust the CIA at this point anyway? I don’t like saying this about our own, but they have PROVEN that they cannot be trusted; rather reminds me of the KGB!

    Lastly, there is a difference between HACKING information and LEAKING information. If “the Russians” did hack into the campaigns, it was Wikileaks that made it public. Seems to me, the leftist are mad because they got caught being the louses that they are!

    I think the BIGGEST question should be HOW the US Government is being hacked TIME and TIME AGAIN! Perhaps they should ask the State of Georgia what they are using; DHS couldn’t get to the Secretary of State of Georgia’s office.

    Just when you think the leftists can’t get any worse……

  • searchtruthnow

    What if Putin wanted a second uranium deal from Hilary and needed her to win. What if this need created hacking in order to help Hilary win?

    What if there was no hacking?

    What if this is a made up story to keep the CIA relevant?

    What if this is a story to try to make the media networks relevant?

    What if this is a created story to sway the electoral votes?

    What if this is a fiction story to try to start a revolution in the streets?

    What if this is a lie to detract from Hilary’sm unsecured private basement serversm criminal behavior where she put national security at risk? What if the Russian;s actually hacked her server? Would they tell us?

  • Patriot47

    The lack of vetting has become commonplace, starting in 2007.