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)


medium giraffe Thu, 07/06/2017 - 21:49 Permalink

"Russian hackers are targeting US nuclear facilities"Reminds me of the claim that British subs can be hacked.  What? do you just fucking google for them?So much bullshit.....

sand_puppy WordSmith2013 Thu, 07/06/2017 - 22:47 Permalink

By "Deep State" and "The Hidden Government" we are referring to the criminal Zionist group, sometimes called just "the neocons" and sometimes the "Khazarian Mafia."  (This group does NOT include the majority of American Jews, who tend to be centrist and progressive.)  But it does include a smaller subset of the Jewish people.  (And a few non-Jewish people like Joe Biden.)I just came across this interview from the 1970's with H.W. Rosenthal on the Zionist group seeking to rule the world.  for me it was very illuminating.…

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LetThemEatRand Thu, 07/06/2017 - 21:51 Permalink

I wish we could all stop paying attention to the "war" between Trump and CNN.    It's a distraction from much bigger issues.  CNN is not "liberal" media.  It is the Deep State, which is not liberal or conservative.  And I can't help but conclude that Trump is a knowing part of this circus while he leads us into real war under cover of the media war.

null LetThemEatRand Thu, 07/06/2017 - 21:58 Permalink

Nice try.
Really, that was pretty smooth.
But gotta call BS on that ... yes, implying insincerity on your part (with all due respect I suppose).

The shallow play-on-words mixing "liberal" as politically defined with "classic liberal" as in philosophy, would not fool an informed person. But again, nice obfuscation.

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LetThemEatRand null Thu, 07/06/2017 - 22:16 Permalink

I would say you should be more specific, but I am against almost all stated US foreign policy, so you're probably right.  But if you can be more specific I'll tell you specifically if you're right about my position.  Which US policy do you think I'm against?  I'll give you an honest answer whether I am or not.

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null LetThemEatRand Thu, 07/06/2017 - 22:27 Permalink

No, that's totally cool!
I am guessing polar-opposite, so why nitpick.

One may have to take "US interest" position because of loyalty and not because the US has necessarily acted to deserve this loyalty. The past few decades have been "rough" to say the least.

Many here totally disagree with you about US foreign policy But Hope that this POTUS can cause the US to act in a way that would Mutigate this disagreement. Some things are off the table, but many are likely On The Table with this POTUS.

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meditate_vigorously (not verified) null Fri, 07/07/2017 - 01:00 Permalink

I do not presume to speak for mister LTER, but I inferred his point was, that the existence of things that are "off the table" is proof that Trump is some faction of Deep State, rather than above board on what he sold those of us who voted for him.

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null ISEEIT Thu, 07/06/2017 - 22:50 Permalink

I don't disagree. Yes, anti-liberal in a classical sense.

But you are talking about Statism in general at that point. And one of the Vehicles is progressivism, sure.

And sure, I will admit that some "farming" is arguably necessary for a modern society to function, that makes me a full-on animal? Not fair ...

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Memedada ISEEIT Fri, 07/07/2017 - 08:29 Permalink

It is you who don’t “get it”. You write like you’ve been conditioned to - you use the words of your masters. But maybe you’re different (I think not): can you define “progressivism” and “communism”? I’m a supporter of neither, but I know that in order to cure a disease you have to diagnose it correctly (the reason why the disease in power have made you misdiagnose it as “communism”).  

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meditate_vigorously (not verified) null Fri, 07/07/2017 - 01:02 Permalink

Getting people to think of things as systems and management of systems, rather than Hegellian Dialectic (problem/solution), is the hardest part.

The TV PROGRAMMING over the last 70 years has been more than successful.

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LetThemEatRand Billy the Poet Thu, 07/06/2017 - 22:46 Permalink

Billy, note that the only changes Trump has made so far have been on these issues.  Tranny bathrooms.  Paris Accord.  The exact issues that are designed to divide us.  I'll give you that I'd rather have Trump dealing with these issues than Hillary, but have you noticed that the issues that actually matter because they affect us all -- moar war, moar NSA, moar Deep State, bigger military budget, moar prison industrial complex, moar debt -- are the same as they would have been under Hillary?

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LetThemEatRand Billy the Poet Thu, 07/06/2017 - 23:20 Permalink

All good questions.  I don't know, except obviously the Clinton Global Initiative would still be going strong had Hillary won.   What I do know is that we're not making any progress towards more individual freedom or less war, or less control by oligarchs/bankers, which are the issues that matter to me.  And I'm still making my Obamacare premium payment every month.  And my taxes are the same.  And my small business red tape is the same.  As for media fracturing, MSNBC has grown in ratings and is now second only to Fox.  So divide and conquer seems to be working even better now.  I don't have much a dog in the fight of whether CNN specifically rates well.

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cherry picker Thu, 07/06/2017 - 21:57 Permalink

Maybe Trump will reenact that cnn video live and try and take down putinThat would keep this bulls hit in the news for a bit.Media, intelligence agencies, politicians and military have no credibility with me.

chindit13 Thu, 07/06/2017 - 21:58 Permalink

Three for three are correct.

Number 4, which wasn't noted, is that the IC (only moonbats call the Executive, Judicial and Legislative Branches 'Deep State') is monitoring Russian cut-outs and co-opted types in the US who place articles on behalf of the FSB/GRU/SVR. Such folks should expect......difficulties.

It would be a good time to take that summer vacation to Vladivostok.