Deep State Begins Anti-Russia Media Blitz Ahead Of Trump-Putin Meeting

Update: We have a fourth Trump attack story as MSNBC's Rachel Maddow claims that "someone is shopping a carefully forged, fairly convincing fake NSA document" to news organizations pointing to Trump campaign collusion with Russia... "we don't know who is doing it but we're wroking on it."

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It's been relatively quiet in the last few weeks on the "the Russians did it, and Trump's Putin's best-buddy" propaganda-fest, but it appears the Deep State had three stories tonight - just hours ahead of Trump's face-to-face with Putin - claim Russian hackers are targeting US nuclear facilities, the Russians are nonchalantly stepping up their spying, and that Russia alone interfered with the US election.

With all eyes on the 'handshake' as Putin and Trump come face-to-face for the first time as world leaders, it seems the Deep State is desperately fearful of some rapprochement, crushing the need for NATO, and destroying the excuses for massive, unprecedented military-industrial complex spending.

And so, three stories (2 anonymously sourced and one with no facts behind it) in The New York Times (who recently retracted their "17 intelligence agencies" lie) and CNN (where do we start with these guys? let's just go with full retraction of an anonymously sourced lie about Scaramucci and Kushner and the Russians) should stir up enough angst to ensure the meeting is at best awkward and at worst a lose-lose for Trump (at least in the eyes of the media).

First off we have the 'news' that hackers have reportedly been breaking into computer networks of companies operating United States nuclear power stations, energy facilities and manufacturing plants, according to a new report by The New York Times.

The origins of the hackers are not known. But the report indicated that an “advanced persistent threat” actor was responsible, which is the language security specialists often use to describe hackers backed by governments.

 

The two people familiar with the investigation say that, while it is still in its early stages, the hackers’ techniques mimicked those of the organization known to cybersecurity specialists as “Energetic Bear,” the Russian hacking group that researchers have tied to attacks on the energy sector since at least 2012.

And Bloomberg piled on...

The chief suspect is Russia, according to three people familiar with the continuing effort to eject the hackers from the computer networks.

So that's that 5 people - who know something - suspect it was the Russians that are hacking US nuclear facilities (but there's no proof).

Next we move to CNN who claim a 'current and former U.S. intelligence officials' told them that Russian spies have been stepping up their intelligence gathering efforts in the U.S. since the election, feeling emboldened by the lack of significant U.S. response to Russian election meddling.

"Russians have maintained an aggressive collection posture in the US, and their success in election meddling has not deterred them," said a former senior intelligence official familiar with Trump administration efforts.

 

"The concerning point with Russia is the volume of people that are coming to the US. They have a lot more intelligence officers in the US" compared to what they have in other countries, one of the former intelligence officials says.

But, according to Steve Hall, retired CIA chief of operations, the Russians could also be seeking more information on Trump's administration, which is new and still unpredictable to Moscow

"Whenever there is a deterioration of relations between countries — the espionage and intelligence collection part becomes that much more important as they try to determine the plans and intentions of the adversarial government,"

So that's more anonymous sourcing about Russian spies... doing what they would normally do during a presidential transition.

And so finally, a third story - with CNN trotting out former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, to pin the 'Russians did it' tail on the "this is why we lost the election" donkey...

Claiming that the Russians alone were responsible for interference...

"As far as others doing this, well that's new to me," Clapper, who served under former President Barack Obama, said during an interview on CNN's "The Situation Room."

 

"We saw no evidence whatsoever that [there] was anyone involved in this other than the Russians," he said. 

Clapper's comments draw a contrast from Trump, who declined earlier Thursday to single out Russia for interference in the 2016 White House race.

So in summary - 3 stories pinning Russia for shameful acts against 'Murica that just happen to hit hours before Trump shakes hands with Putin... ensuring that unless Trump slams Putin to the ground like a wrestling-CNN-logo, he will be adjudged as being soft... and therefore clearly in cahoots with the Russian leader. Seriously, do the Deep State realy think Americans are that dumb? (rhetorical question)

Comments

Gohigher Jul 7, 2017 8:55 AM Permalink

Want Ratings Spike, MSM ?Just foment a movement to dig deep into Carlo Danger's laptop and the DNC servers.Russia could nuke Israel, China could nuke Taiwan and the public would be watching the Clinton shitshow ....... 

missionshk Jul 7, 2017 7:37 AM Permalink

whenever i see a picture of clapper i want to run and hide my children i pray for Donald every day that he can bring back the constitution, these treasonous sedition people called the deep state or the nwo conspiring Satanist, just scare the hell out of me

missionshk Jul 7, 2017 7:37 AM Permalink

whenever i see a picture of clapper i want to run and hide my children i pray for Donald every day that he can bring back the constitution, these treasonous sedition people called the deep state or the nwo conspiring Satanist, just scare the hell out of me

shimmy Jul 7, 2017 6:23 AM Permalink

I like how the libtards just keep doubling down on this shit. Pretty amazing. It must piss them off so much that the sheeple are getting sick of this.

wally_12 Jul 7, 2017 5:49 AM Permalink

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Please, a MEME showing the RCA dog listening to "the Russians did it" theme from an antique Victrola.

slipreedip Jul 7, 2017 5:13 AM Permalink

 I think we all understand that America is the land of the OPEN CARRY, and home of the BRAVE as long as I can Open Carry,but do you really think the Russians are so stupid that they would INTENTIONALLY ratchet up their cyber activity during a period when the two leaders are meeting?Is America increasing its cyber activity during this meeting as well ( lets not pretend it doesnt do it).Whoever is pulling the strings there and manipulating the media hasnt learned from the aborted HILLARY campaign that their schtick isnt working any more.PUTIN is a far more savvy  leader than either Trump or Obama. America is literally the laughing stock of the world, the object lesson in how not to run a country.

Muppet Jul 7, 2017 3:28 AM Permalink

PING requests are being considered and termed 'hacking'...even though every Internet IP address is constantly targeted by Pings from every country on the earth. A ping is a network discovery echo, like radar.The media and public need to learn alot what constitutes "hacking".  Probing is different than entry.  I truly doubt any of voting systems had breached entry. 

wally_12 Muppet Jul 7, 2017 5:58 AM Permalink

Malware Bytes provides protection and notifications from IP hacking. I used to see notifications that an IP address in China was attempting to hack my computer. Now, I receive notifications from news organizations like "AP" that they want to search my computer. I Have never seen any Russian IP addresses trying to hack.

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otschelnik Jul 7, 2017 3:12 AM Permalink

Maddow claims that "someone is shopping a carefully forged, fairly convincing fake NSA document" Like the yellow shower dosier?  Thank you Rachel, we all remain absolutely convinced that you're just one revelation away from impeachment of the president. 

MS7 Jul 7, 2017 2:56 AM Permalink

It's not just the deep state. Trump reignited the anti-Russian campaign in Poland with his attacks on Russia's actions in Ukraine, Syria, and Iran. I have no idea what deep state and Trump are fighthing about.

africoman Jul 7, 2017 2:51 AM Permalink

The deep state waited for G-20 summit to be held until 07/07/2017, em?  What does it mean, am dumb on numerology that the cabal love to do their filthy activities?while Germany protesters catching hell protesting the 2-8% of the wealthiest elite familyhttp://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-07-06/violent-clashes-erupt-welcome-… huge crowd the MSM undermines reporting what they're protesting and why the police are blocking them. thumbs up now to EU citizens for the bravery shown. 

FBaggins Jul 7, 2017 2:32 AM Permalink

"Mr. Putin, I hope you watched MSNBC last night. I know there is no truth to it but it is just to let you know how easy it is for us to get public backing for any war based on false flags and our fake media." "Mr. Trump, do you really think the American people will support a major land war in the middle east even if they believe your false flags and fake media?"  

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We have to fight Russians, who keep on fighting for our western values.

damicol Jul 7, 2017 1:51 AM Permalink

THAT was the real genius of President Trump.He thinks and plans ahead. laterally very very laterally, and you have to go back a long way to see the start and its germination, but this whole CNN thing was a set up from the beginning by President Trump.Everything was in place, the planning, the execution the precise timing for his tweet, and subsequent Reddit post, even choosing a 15 yr old. And the real genius was in manipulating CNN to have its insane conniptions and then blow a fucking great big  hole in its dumb brains.Now he can meet President Putin and the MSM is effectively blown away.  reduced to a priceless joke courtesy of CNN. Who now will believe any shit these cocksuckers come out with, especially as President Trump will perfectly understand that silly cunts like Madcow and the fucking whining faggots like Pooper will have to ramp up their shrill and screech levels off the scale just get noticed. WAPO NYT will look just like the peddlers of fake news they are as their scaremongering shit is tossed in the shit can unread.And everyone will just laugh even more at the fuck wits self immolating.Meanwhile, back at the ranch President Trumps real agenda, MAGA .moves and glides smoothly forward uninterrupted by the the massed distracted shrieking libtard hordes of degenerate faggots cunts and morons, totally wrong footed yet again.I love watching this man work I expect great rapport and great things coming from two of the most intelligent and sensible world leaders. Do I think President Putin understands President Trumps game plan. Of course I do, He is one very intelligent cookie too and will be more than ready to do great deals with President Trump. Does anyone seriously think he doesn't understand the meaning of common enemy.Oh dear, what a shitty outcome for the McShitstains of the world 

trailer park boys Jul 7, 2017 1:39 AM Permalink

Former DNI Director James Clapper is a dangerous old fool. As Director of National Intelligence under President Obama, he point blank lied to Congress - under oath - about NSA spying on millions - hundreds of millions - of Americans. His testimony is what finally triggered Edward Snowden to leak the true story to Wikileaks, and forced Clapper three months later to admit he lied. Instead of going to prison for perjury in front of Congress, he is free and still spreading Red Scare lies on CNN - a habitual liar. He is an unstable Russophobe who sees a commie behind every bush and under every bed. He is on record saying that Russians are 'Genetically disposed' to do us in, and to be evildoers. Maybe being hysterically Russophobic is in James Clapper's genes.

Gordon_Gekko Jul 7, 2017 1:33 AM Permalink

The enemy - always used to operating in the shadows - is finally being forced to reveal itself.Who are what exactly is the Deep State? Hint: it's not a collection of random oligarchs.

jialins Jul 7, 2017 1:26 AM Permalink

oh it's simple. deep state looking to provoke war, through russia, nk or any loose end they can findNothing PERSONAL about russia. it could be congo if needed

Ed Jobb (not verified) Jul 7, 2017 12:51 AM Permalink

Hacked by Russians lolHow many billions do they spend onNSA/CIA etc. Makes them look incompetent. 

TeraByte Jul 7, 2017 12:36 AM Permalink

So what are we going to do, should the two presidents agree they do not have anything undealt in between them. Is it an end for the presidents or MSM´s stand of being guardians against fake news produced by "trolls".

We Are The Priests Jul 6, 2017 11:34 PM Permalink

You do really have to hand it to Clapper, though.  I mean, to be able to sit there on national television and spew that level of obvious bullshit with a complete and total straight face requires some kind of super human strength.Either that, or a lobotomy.

bardot63 Jul 6, 2017 11:27 PM Permalink

the only places I see anything on Russia is WaPo, NYT, cable news and ZH.  Seriously, no one outside Beltway gives a fuck and no one outside pundit media gives a fuck.  Vlad the Impaler is not an issue.  time for the Donald to fire Mueller and get his agenda on the road. 

Ace006 bardot63 Jul 7, 2017 2:37 AM Permalink

FoxNews either has Jack Keane or John Bolton on to make sure we all know how dangerous and devious the Russians are. We're the soul of decency and rationality, let it be said.Today Rep. Dan Donovan from NY was on with carbon copy message.I know Fox ditched "fair and balanced" but this is pathetic. They will NOT put on some foreign policy expert who has a jaundiced view of the anti-Russia hysteria. Trish Regan sits there listening to Keane's lies and laps them up with a spoon. Skepticism? ZERO.

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trailer park boys Ace006 Jul 7, 2017 8:23 AM Permalink

I'm afraid we'll have to add the Media to the Military-Corporate-Intelligence Complex. Fox News' go to guy when pushing for more war - Gen. Jack Keane - on the board of defense contractor General Dynamics at a cool $250,000 per year. Consultant/advisor for Academi (formerly Blackrock). And just recently, Executive Chairman of AM General, maker of the Humvee. Numerous neocon think tanks. Hardly an impartial voice of reason. But talking heads like Keane and neocon John Bolton are who the media, from CNN to Fox, looks to push the Endless War meme.

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Bernard_2011 Jul 6, 2017 11:25 PM Permalink

Oh, I thought the Washington Post said the "Russians hacked the Vermont utility" before but then had to retract the story because it was FALSE. Now we're supposed to trust the Deep State and media with this NEW INSTALLMENT/SEQUEL of the "Russia hacks America" story.   This time it involves "nuclear reactors"---just to elevate the public "fear factor" a few more notches.   "The Russians could cause our nuclear reactors to melt down!  Oh my God!  We must confront the Russians!  Putin is evil!"

OverTheHedge Bernard_2011 Jul 7, 2017 1:11 AM Permalink

I'm not completely au fait with a modern nuclear reactor control room, but can we confirm that the entire thing is connected to the internet, and allows for remote access? The engineers like to do a little 2am tinkering, from the comfort of their beds? Seriously?If this IS the case, then they are clearly completely mad, and deserve to have everything hacked, cores melted, rods removed, etc. Because you can do that sort of thing over the internet, obviously.They probably hacked the outer security hut' s porn feed. Imagine if the night security guard was suddenly forced to see Russian girls, looking for love. Poor, poor person (I'm not going to make any assumptions about the possible gender (non) choices of a nuclear power plant night security guard, because I am that kind of special snowflake).

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DirtySanchez (not verified) Jul 6, 2017 11:20 PM Permalink

The Russian hacking/Trump colluding with the "enemy", is an international distraction.

High ranking political operatives who acted illegally, must face justice now!

Meddling intel and deep state bureaucrats need to understand the fear of God.
They should be named, shamed, and prosecuted for their crimes.

Propagandists from the fake news industry need to feel physically threatened for themselves and all they hold dear, 24/7, for the rest of their miserable existence.

Nothing is safe.

Sleep with one eye open.

Most never see or hear the one that gets you.

All cards are on the table.

We Are The Priests Jul 6, 2017 11:18 PM Permalink

I was out all day today taking care of some Revolution business, so when I got back to the command center I thought I would watch DJT's speach to the Pols.  I was really enjoying it, right up to the part where he said he was going to tell Russia to stop their destabilizing activities in the Ukraine.Yeah, right.  You go ahead and tell Putin that he's the one fucking shit up in the Ukraine, DJT.  See what that will get ya'.What an idiot.

Ace006 We Are The Priests Jul 7, 2017 3:18 AM Permalink

He thinks it's ok if Russia helps fight (our ally) ISIS, whom we are also (pretend) fighting, but afterwards Putin needs to not support Syria and Iran and join the civilized nations of the world. Who think it's their role to partition Syria to please Israel and Saudi Arabia (part of the civilized world).You could cut the arrogance and condescension with a knife.Meanwhile, I'm enjoying watching the N. Korea folies unfold. Little did I know Pres. Restraint would be sending carrier battlegroups to Korea. I must have missed the national debate on that excellent adventure.Then there was the deal where we were going to pin a sarin attack on Assad again to justify bombing the bejeebers out if the Syrian army. The stink on that juvenile ploy you could sniff in Denver.I must be watching a rerun of Charlie Chaplin's "The Great Dictator." Cue the beachball.Trump''s cheered on by the fools on cable who just swoon over America "showing leadership." This instinct for American polticians and press to lead the world to a better tomorrow is DEEPLY embedded. Our own politics are mixture of lies, oceans of foreign cash, buffoonery, Jerry Springer show, and Jackie Chan movie but somehow the world sits at our knee waiting for our pronouncements. And the tweet goes on. 

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Wilcox1 Jul 6, 2017 11:13 PM Permalink

Thank you, Mr. President, You have beautiful kids. Almost as beautiful as mine. I can already tell you will lead US(A) to an understanding of Russia through your ability to communicate with President Putin.