Now We Know That Russia Was Trying To Help Trump Win The Election

Submitted by: fancylad 1 year ago in News & Politics
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There were a lot of rumors about Russia aiding Trump in the presidential election, but now the Washington Post is reporting that Russia was indeed involved in getting involved to help Trump win the presidency.

An excerpt from The Washington Post:

The CIA has concluded in a secret assessment that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump win the presidency, rather than just to undermine confidence in the U.S. electoral system, according to officials briefed on the matter.

Intelligence agencies have identified individuals with connections to the Russian government who provided WikiLeaks with thousands of hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and others, including Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, according to U.S. officials. Those officials described the individuals as actors known to the intelligence community and part of a wider Russian operation to boost Trump and hurt Clinton’s chances.

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Male 1
So.....the Russians were able to shed light on the stories about the Hildebeast that the main stream media tried to bury (private server,the Clinton foundation donations,selling her position as Secretary of State to the highest bidders)...etc.etc.)as the mainstream media demonized Trump in trying to get the beast nominated.........as Barry the community organizer sits back and enjoys the show pretending to care about poor unfairly treated Hillary.
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Male 2,436
This is laughable. Like we're supposed to trust anything coming from WaPo? And the CIA... we're supposed to trust these drug smuggling, arms dealing, corrupt, assholes that said Saddam had WMDs? Give me a break. It's HIGHLY likely the DNC leaks were from Seth Rich. Jullian Assange alluded to it. John Podesta had weak passwords, lost his blackberry and fell for phishing scam (pick any one of these, they all happened). We don't need some elaborate scheme involving Russians. Occam's razor...
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Male 8,177
WaPo is almost as neutral as neutral can be, they work with facts, and I think their stories and reporting speaks for itself. Sure they may have a left bent but you know what they don't do, peddle in outright lies and fabrications. They've done some incredible reporting this last year. Your opinion on them isn't based on factual evidence, instead on whatever opinion you have of them.
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Male 21,084
Then where does Russia fit into the accusations of "aiding."
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Male 2,436
They don't. It's fake news. https://i.sli.mg/zCrAYd.jpg
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Male 96
RUSSIA HELPED TRUMP STEAL THE ELECTION SO MUCH THAT DURING THE RECOUNT THEY HAD TO CANCEL MICHIGAN BECAUSE IT BECAME OBVIOUS HILLARY RIGGED IT BY 600 PERCENT IN HER FAVOR IN MANY DISTRICTS, AND NOW WISCONSIN IS FINDING TONS OF BOGUS HILLARY VOTES. Russia hacked the election so well that Hillary's votes got counted SIX TIMES These are the same people who said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction
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Male 141
I think I found the Russia Troll Factory employee.
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Male 5,413
Da! Rid frum prappagandi manuel, type at ze kibboard, make gud munny! Vat's not to like?  :)
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Male 252
Maybe we should be looking into the DHS trying to hack into Georgia's voting system. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/dec/9/georgia-election-officials-accuses-dhs-hacking-sta/
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Male 41,555
no! No! nothing to see here! NF2 will tell you: the MSM is completely UN-biased and if the DNC did anything wrong they'd expose it for sure! What a tool that guy is now, a complete self-parody!
The DNC is proven to have rigged both the Dem nomination and the 'unbiased MSM debates' and now we are to believe they did nothing at all to rig the election itself... but Russia did! And got caught?
  So Russia (says the FBI) slipped in and out of various DNC servers, hacking and stealing stuff without a trace, the only reason we know they did is because they released it!
BUT! They attempted a massive breech of international protocol, an near declaration of war! And... were careless and sloppy... 
It makes no sense at all. But it DOES make sense for the DNC and Obama to fly a 'false flag' to steer blame away from themselves and point fingers at others. THAT is what Obama does! He has since day-1! He still plays the fucking race card after 8 years and the MSM lets him get away with it...
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Male 41,555
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4023898/Former-ambassador-John-Bolton-says-election-hacking-false-flag-operation.html
John Bolton agrees (and he's a really smart human being! With immense international experience in these matters).
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Male 270
There's a bigger issue here than just hacked e-mails. Russian banks are also funding the National Front in France who are campaigning for a 'Frexit'. Trump has been negative about NATO and further disruption to the EU would endanger it too. Brexit has already shaken it. Just what Putin wants. But I'm struck by the RIGHT wing support for Russia today when in the 20th century the Republicans in the US hated the Commies. Remember McCarthy? Hell, remember Romney just 4 years ago! US, EU, Syria; Putin is winning all the way. Now ask yourself, "Is that good for the West?' because where there's a winner there has to be a loser.
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Male 21,084
You're several steps ahead of me -- I'm just trying to understand where we are today.
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Male 8,780
Not vote tampering. Based on these reports, they did the worst thing they could to harm the democrats...reveal the truth of what they say and do. (Or has no one noticed no attempt has been say anything in the emails was false.)
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Female 4,651
That's exactly what happened and the wailing and gnashing of teeth over EVERYTHING EXCEPT what was contained in the emails. Note: So secret they couldn't even disclose what the general context was in front of a house full of elected officials. But she didn't do ANYTHING wrong! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzFPpHT17_E
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Male 5,413
As you well know, I'm a true blue liberal--and I have to agree with you on this. I found it really offensive how so many people were arguing that, somehow, the content of the leaked emails cannot be discussed because they were obtained in a nefarious way. Ridiculous. It's as if some computer geek hacked into my next door neighbors computer via wifi and discovered that he's an murderer on the run with a penchant for sexually abusing children. Sure, something needs to be done about the kid that's electronically snooping into other people's lives--but we're supposed to ignore the dangers uncovered?!  I got into an argument at a dinner with a friend over this subject. I bit my tongue at the time, out of respect for our friendship, but I'm sorry: that is a seriously stupid way of thinking.
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Male 21,084
I like your example here.
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Male 812
Shouldn't ignore 'what' was exposed, but to ignore 'why' it was exposed and 'what' wasn't exposed is just as stupid and that's what everyone seems to be doing. Where are the emails on the RNC and Trump? Even if there were no wrong doings on that side, releasing the emails would have only proven that, right? There was a targeted attack on the American political system from the outside that should be the biggest concern. "I'll take the truth any day of the week." It's funny how Americans didn't share this sentiment when Snowden revealed the NSA's mass surveillance... how many murderers and abusers might have mass surveillance uncovered? I guess it's easier to have that mentality when you didn't get YOUR pants pull down in front of the entire school. Let's ignore the attacker and focus on the victims embarrassment...
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Male 8,177
@squrlz4ever What did the e-mails uncover that was illegal? You are right about discussing it after it's been released. I completely agree with that. The problem is we didn't get to see how the GOP interacts and talks behind closed doors. The one thing I had an issue with was Donna Brazil getting the questions to a debate against Bernie Sander's and feeding that to the Clinton Campaign, That was bullshit. Once again seeing how politics machine is ran is an ugly thing, something I want fixed. I simply don't see a fix for this though in the leadership that we will be getting for the next 4 years.
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Male 41,555
NF2 you said it was "A-OK"  for Bill Clinton to knowingly have sex with underage hookers, and you're trying to weasel out of the proven facts of illegal and immoral actions of the DNC based on TENCHICALITIES? You really are a fucking tool. 
Child rape = OK if Bill does it!
Exposing the crimes of Hillary = illegal!
Fuck that shit man...
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Male 5,413
I'm not sure where exactly to draw the lines between illegal activity and acticity that was merely unethical, but the revelations that I found most troubling in the leaked emails fall into two categories: (1) the insider DNC efforts at destroying the Sanders campaign (when the DNC, according to its own bylaws, is required to be neutral in regards to all Democratic candidates); and (2) the influence peddling that the Clintons were engaged in relative to the Clinton Foundation.
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Male 410
Agreed. If showing the American people what goes on 'behind the closed doors' of the establishment is called vote tampering...so be it. I'll take the truth any day of the week.
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Male 1,831
If its prosecutable do it. If not run them out of the country if possible. But this is not vote tampering as far as I see. And did they alter any of the emails they leaked if not it still shows how much of a piece of work the Demarcates and the DNC, and Hillary are. But in the end it is a legal problem. and should be treated as such.
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Male 1,975
Yep, Russia for sure hacked those electronic voting machines that Wisconsin doesn't have!
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Male 41,555
Oh! Those sneaky Russians!! Lolz!
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Male 21,084
It might not have been voting devices, I think this article leaves it open ended, like they might have had something to do with the Clinton emails.
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Male 1,975
That was kind of my point, Fancy. What, exactly, did they do to harm the DNC? Tell the truth about them? Oh, the horror!
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Male 1,218
Maybe now it's becoming clear why he didn't release his tax returns? Heavy investment in Russia, or vice-versa, might have raised some flags. And normalfreak2 is right, this has gone way beyond Dem vs. Rep. This election should be looked into by a third party. The sooner, the better.
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Male 41,555
And wasn't information about his taxes 'leaked' too? And why is no one in the MSM or DNC complaining about the ethics of THAT?
No one is the Repubs is either, we look at the facts as they are. Trump broke no laws, did nothing immoral, and Billy and Hilly used the EXACT SAME LEGAL OPTION to reduce their taxes too... but it's a fucking crime for Trump to do so?
Funny how the Dems have two (or more) sets of rules based entirely on your politics, eh? Funny... but no one is laughing.
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Male 21,084
A third party investigation would satisfy a lot of people, but then you'd have to ask, who's the third party and can we keep them unbiased?
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Male 8,177
Can we put aside our labels and come together as Americans, This should bother every American regardless of your leanings. A foreign Government influenced and meddled in our electoral process. That should piss everyone off.
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Male 41,555
The American Government meddles in hundreds of nations politics. They have done so for decades, a century! Russia has meddled with America for decades too. NOW you get all pissy over ALLEGED hacking? Without a shred of evidence offered. Because they (allegedly) supported your opponent and not your party this time?
Oh right! The DNC Marching Orders told you to get all pissy!
Of course you (NF2) ignore when the DNC violates it's own constitution and violates various rules and laws... but the ACCUSATION of something is enough to get your piss level up to 11ty!!1! if (and only if) your DNC Masters tell you to.
What a fucking tool you are. I'm going back to ignoring you. You advocate for child rape, for fuck's sake what is wrong with you?
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Male 21,084
It wasn't too long ago that this news would have made America pause and settle this shit, but it seems like the news has come and gone, and we're on to the next WTF moment.
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Male 1,840
Nope. Absolutely not. Their guy won. End of story. Any amount of evil can be justified if they win at the end.
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Male 41,555
Hey! Don't be so harsh on Obama and the DNC! Just because they did all those evil and harmful, illegal and immoral stuff...
Oh wait... you're talking about ALLEGED things Trump MIGHT have done... not the FACTS about what illegal and immoral things Obama and the DNC actually did...
Well! Fantasy over reality! It's your life dude, enjoy your delusions.
"We won." B.Obama
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Male 1,840
Neither. I'm talking about illegal hacking by the Russians.
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