FBI Said To Back CIA Assessment That Russia Intervened To Help Trump Win

Tyler Durden's picture

Either the WaPo has pulled off another "fake news" stunt, or Obama may be this close from declaring "cyber war" on Putin.

Moments ago, the Jeff Bezos newspaper, whose main mission over the past month has been to pin Clinton's presidential failure first on Russia and then on Vladimir Putin, reported that FBI Director James B. Comey and Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. have backed a CIA assessment that Russia intervened in the 2016 election in part to help Donald Trump win the presidency, "according to U.S. officials."

If accurate, this would represent a U-turn to the FBI's official position, and would suggest that all three agencies are in agreement on Russian intentions, "contrary to suggestions by some lawmakers that the FBI disagreed with the CIA." Actually, not just some lawmakers: as Reuters reported earlier this week, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), America's top Spy Agency, sided with the FBI which is why today's report is surprising.

Still, things may have changed. “Earlier this week, I met separately with (Director) FBI James Comey and DNI Jim Clapper, and there is strong consensus among us on the scope, nature, and intent of Russian interference in our presidential election,” CIA Director John Brennan said in a message to the agency’s workforce, according to U.S. officials who have seen the message.

“The three of us also agree that our organizations, along with others, need to focus on completing the thorough review of this issue that has been directed by President Obama and which is being led by the DNI,” Brennan’s message read. Trump has consistently dismissed the intelligence community’s findings about Russian hacking.

In addition to "helping Trump win", the CIA and FBI officials believe Moscow’s other goal included undermining confidence in the U.S. electoral system.

If indeed the three agencies are in agreement, it is unclear what the next step may be. In his message to the CIA’s workforce, Brennan said the administration has provided detailed briefings to lawmakers and their aides since the summer.

“In recent days, I have had several conversations with members of Congress, providing an update on the status of the review as well as the considerations that need to be taken into account as we proceed,” Brennan wrote. “Many – but unfortunately not all – members understand and appreciate the importance and the gravity of the issue, and they are very supportive of the process that is underway.”

Perhaps Obama, who is speaking now, will provide some much needed information on what the US' next steps are.

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TahoeBilly2012's picture

Who wakes up out of bed and lies every fucking day of the lives and my dumbshit friends beleive it?

Manthong's picture

Bezos WayPoo…

STFU!

Your credibility is shot!

You are just trying to dig your way out of your hole.

Asshats.

Pladizow's picture

And I should believe the Washington ComPost because..........?

jcaz's picture

Comey is so used to being bent over that he's actually starting to enjoy it..........

eatthebanksters's picture

Is it just a coincidence that this is all happening the Friday before the Monday where the electoral college will vote Trump into the office of POTUS?  I guess Obama and his shrill cohorts, and China don't want it to happen and they are willing to risk war to stop it.

Methinks why?  Will Trump make China participate in fairer trade deals?  Yes.  This may slow their already slowing growth and the Ponzi scheme they have been using to survive could implode...and the Chinese people would curb stomp the current government if that happened.  Is the Establishment so scared of Trump that they are willing to start a war with Russia?  I would think yes with Pelosi, Reid, Hitlary, McCain and Lindsay Graham supporting this fucking nonsense.

 

 

SWRichmond's picture

This shit is just red meat for the weekend news shows.  Period.  Being played.  Pay not attention.

froze25's picture

Until I hear it from Colmey's mouth I don't believe it.

Antifaschistische's picture

So....are we saying that it is not morally right, for one nation, to interfere in the politics of another theoretically soverign nation?

Are we the largest hypocrites on the planet!!!   Does Obama have any clue at all how completely foolish he looks?   Is there any country on the planet that we do NOT interfere with?   Hey Obama, how about that letter you wrote to influence the BREXIT vote, and I won't list the three dozen other countries you've been screwing with over the past 4 years.

TwelveOhOne's picture

Yeah when i heard him talking that shit I thought "Is rael?"

SilverRhino's picture

To Everyone screaming Russian hacking:   PROOF or STFU

TwelveOhOne's picture

At a previous job, I told a much younger co-worker that our manager "needed to be curbed" and he interpreted it as "curb-stomped".

I just meant, like a dog.  Funny how terms change over time.

underman's picture

The leaks (er, uh...the hacks) exposed lies, corruption, collusion.  And thanks for that - whoever is responsible!  Clinton colluded with the DNC to steamroll Sanders; colluded with MSM to set up Trump for the rep nomination; treated the Clinton Foundation as pay-for-play; etc., etc.

Truth won.

RiverRoad's picture

Apparently only the MSM is allowed to interfere unscathed with U.S. elections. 

And fake debates where only one side is supplied the questions ahead of time.

BennyBoy's picture

 

Where's the evidence?

Show us the packets!

Can't. No hack. Leaked.

two hoots's picture

Monday is shaping up to be interesting.

Russia being accused of helping Trump vs Washington DC openly helping Clinton.  (The adminsitration and it's private helpers have sidelined the American people in favor of Hillary)

The Clinton Machine is not dead.

Ignatius's picture

Evidence?

Ever since NDAA 2013, "We don't need no stinkin' evidence."

Alt media being squeezed:  http://truthstreammedia.com/2016/12/16/blocked-locked-hacked-shutting-al...

Thought Processor's picture

 

 

A lot a back door deal making / black mailing going on I'm sure.  

davinci7_gis's picture

These fuckers will try to think or do anything to try to create a war with Russia!

Never One Roach's picture

I know for SURE, 100% positive the Russians hacked by computer and stole my homework.

 

Really, they did.

Cynicles's picture

Who will fight in this war. Installing Hillary would put the nation into a massive brawl, civil or otherwise.

Goodthing Øbama gave himself the power, by his decree, to take absolute control over everything and everyone in the US at a time of his choosing.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) Manthong Dec 16, 2016 11:33 PM

Told ya the powers that be put up a great fight, but they lose and we win.

Mareka's picture

The Russians are astonishingly persistent.
They started making me hate the Clintons in the 1980s when they fabricated the Whitewater scam.

Then they made up Travelgate.

Then they went out and raped a bunch of women and blamed it on Bill and invented the stuff about Hillary destroying their reputations.

Then they offed Vince Foster and a bunch of other folks and made it look like the Clintons were connected to it.

Then they snuck into her bathroom and put a server in there.

Then they made up all of that stuff about Hillary making copies of all of the FBI files on her opponents and stealing furniture from the Whitehouse.

Then, Debbie Whatz-er-name Schultz negating the Primary election.

Then, Destabilized Lybia, Killed Ghadafi.

Then, Blew the shit out of the embassy in Benghazi

Then, Sent thugs to break up the Trump rallies.

Damn Ruskies have been ruining Hillary Clintons reputation for over 30 years.

MFL5591's picture

This shit with Comey is as dispicable as I have ever seen.  He is a disgrace to his office, he is no more than a political pawn! Hacking is the issue or the fact that Hillary and Podesta are criminals? 

kellys_eye's picture

Big question - who's running Comey?  Either he's in on a big, big secret that we aren't allowed to be party of OR he's been corrupted into following orders.

Either way the word 'integrity' surely doesn't exist in his dictionary.

 

813kml's picture

My guess is that the Foundation investigation opened up a sewer of corruption far beyond the Clintcons and he's been threatened to be Arkancided if he doesn't back off.

truthseeker47's picture

It is perfectly obvious the spooks & intel guys have gotten their marching orders from the "Commander in Chief".   The establishment is shitting their pants that Trump will get in and allow the DOJ to do real investigations of corruption ("drain the swamp").  It is obvious at this point that they will do anything to stop him.  As they say in Obummer & Hellary's home town: "The fix is in". 

Syrin's picture

Well then I guess the FBI is re-opening the investigation into Hillarnazi's illegal private server that had SAPs on it that are classified as higher than top secret that at least FIVE nations hacked into thereby jeopardizing the security of the country because of her illegal activity.

 

 

GUS100CORRINA's picture

Whenever WAPO puts out any news, one simple thought comes to mind.

WAPO made up of DEMOCRATs who nothing but narcissistic PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL God-hating DESPOTS with REPROBATE minds who LIE continually.

RiverRoad's picture

Forgeddabout Russia:  NOTHING could undermine confidence in the U.S. electoral system MORE than the Detroit recount...........

......which Obama is doing his damnedest to draw attention away from.

East Indian's picture

I read the article. It was tripe. But the comments were gems!

 

95% comments were against the author for the stupid write up, against the rag that published it and against the Democrats who are yet to accept their defeat this time.

order66's picture

WaPo has zero credibility now. Bezos corn holed that into a tabloid.

GUS100CORRINA's picture

2nd Time for emphasis ..

Whenever WAPO puts out any news, one simple thought comes to mind.

WAPO made up of DEMOCRATs who nothing but narcissistic PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL God-hating DESPOTS with REPROBATE minds who LIE continually.

It is time for the TRUMP/PENCE camp to unleash the KRAKEN OF JUSTICE.

Oldwood's picture

If Russia's goal was to undermine our perceived integrity of our election system, they are incredibly late to the party, and further, could only accomplish through the constant promotion of Russian complicity by our MSM.  So would it not be the Democrats and their media mouthpieces who are the instrumental component of this discrediting, and is that not EXACTLY what they were accusing Trump of doing....which I might add, Trump has far more credible proof of than they have on the Russians.

Jim in MN's picture

Quick, send Colin Powell to the UN to show the 'proof'

divingengineer's picture

I'm ready to see any proof they have with an open mind.

But I'll bet you a million dollars that it will be "classified". 

So sorry, you'll have to take their word for it. 

Bay of Pigs's picture

"We cornholed some folks..."

IridiumRebel's picture

He's cornholed some folks and been cornholed in return.

Implied Violins's picture

Yup. Even corn won't go there now. Shit is also looking for other avenues.

VWAndy's picture

 They said LHO acted alone too.

Bastiat's picture

LHO alone, yeah:  sole patsy.

Laddie's picture

The FBI has been politicized by the Dems for decades.
Just look into WACO, the FBI committed several felonies during that assault and after. There is a former NYU Professor and former Asst AG for CO who wrote about the crimes the FBI committed during and after Waco. Stealing over $50,000 in cash, gold and silver. Resequencing tapes and so much more. Dave Koplin is, if I spelt it correctly, the man's name.

There have been many exposes of the FBI and BATF at Waco.

Nobody should be surprised at the TOP law enforcement agency in this country is CORRUPT.

Illegitimate
Gregory Hood 2016-12-13
Donald Trump is President-elect, but the Crisis of Legitimacy has arrived anyway. The Washington Post and The New York Times are screeching that “the Russians” delivered Trump the presidency. One out of three Clinton voters think Trump’s win is fraudulent. The Fourth Estate is cheerleading an attempt by so-called “Hamilton electors” to launch a kind of coup to deny Trump the presidency. President Obama is even urging American soldiers to protest their new Commander-in-Chief once he takes power, though Trump doesn’t seem to have anything to worry about when it comes to his popularity among the officer corps.

In Year One of the Aeon of Kek, all that is hidden will be revealed. So we know none of this kvetching about “protecting democracy” or respecting the rule of law can be taken seriously. For weeks before that fateful night in November, Trump was besieged by demands to respect the result of the election, no matter what happened. Clinton used the Left’s favorite scare term, “horrifying,” to describe Trump’s supposed reluctance to do so.

Now, that venerable constitutional order the progressives were defending only weeks ago is “the absolute worst,” though their narrative is further confused by wishful thinking about “Hamilton electors” defying Trump in supposed adherence to the Founding Father’s vision. Actually, if Alexander Hamilton did return, he’d probably be wondering why women, slaves and non-property owners are allowed to vote, why so many foreigners are being admitted, and how anyone could disagree with Trump’s America First trade policies.

Any appeal by the American Left to the traditions of the Republic, to America’s patriotic heritage, or to national sovereignty can be dismissed out of hand. For decades, we’ve heard the Constitution is racist, the Founding Fathers were genocidal slavers, and that America doesn’t show sufficient deference to foreigners, who should be allowed to vote and who should replace this country’s White majority. Such creatures are in no position to speak of what is or is not American.

Bamboozled

Now I am very angry with Russia. I can’t really give specifics, but from what I gather they are very naughty, well beyond our other allies who literally stone people to death. Furthermore, Russia simply refuses to dictate its foreign policy based on the well-being of Israel.
Look, if Israel has some inkling that a country out there might be a threat at some time in the indeterminate future, you take that country out. I see no need to alter this sage foreign policy which has guided us through some tumultuous waters over the last fifteen years or so. And yet Russia, very uncooperatively, has done the opposite by playing nice with Iran and Syria. As John McCain put it, Putin is a “thug.” I don’t think he would use such mean language if there weren’t some pretty good reasons behind it. It would be unfair to question the motives of those who oppose Russia. They only want what is best for Isra—I mean America.

Consuelo's picture

 

 

'Rules of Engagement'.