GFunkMoneyDog wrote:I read the report and I see a bunch of speculation, and excuses why Hillary lost. The Report is about the failure of American propaganda, not hacking. What they are most angry about is that the fascist
collaboration of MSM and the DEMs was revealed. They are looking for a way to dictate future elections.
Since you and I read the report and reached different conclusions, maybe posting what I consider the most important findings is relevant;
“We assess Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the US presidential election. Russia’s goals were to undermine public faith in the US democratic process, denigrate Secretary Clinton, and harm her electability and potential presidency.
We further assess Putin and the Russian Government developed a clear preference for President-elect Trump. We have high confidence in these judgments.”
“We also assess Putin and the Russian Government aspired to help President-elect Trump’s election chances when possible by discrediting Secretary Clinton and publicly contrasting her unfavorably to him. All three agencies agree with this judgment. CIA and FBI have high confidence in this judgment; NSA has moderate confidence.”
“When it appeared to Moscow that Secretary Clinton was likely to win the election, the Russian influence campaign began to focus more on undermining her future presidency.”
“Russian intelligence obtained and maintained access to elements of multiple US state or local electoral boards. DHS assesses that the types of systems Russian actors targeted or compromised were not involved in vote tallying.”
“We did not make an assessment of the impact that Russian activities had on the outcome of the 2016 election. The US Intelligence Community is charged with monitoring and assessing the intentions, capabilities, and actions of foreign actors;
it does not analyze US political processes or US public opinion.”
“Moscow also saw the election of President-elect Trump as a way to achieve an international counterterrorism coalition against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).”
“We assess that influence campaigns are approved at the highest levels of the Russian Government — particularly those that would be politically sensitive.”
“Russia collected on some Republican-affiliated targets but did not conduct a comparable disclosure campaign.”
“Russia used trolls
as well as [its state-funded television network] RT as part of its influence efforts to denigrate Secretary Clinton.
This effort amplified stories on scandals about Secretary Clinton and the role of WikiLeaks in the election campaign.”
“We assess with high confidence that the GRU used the Guccifer 2.0 persona, DCLeaks.com, and WikiLeaks to release US victim data obtained in cyber operations publicly and in exclusives to media outlets. . . . We assess with high confidence that the GRU relayed material it acquired from the DNC and senior Democratic officials to WikiLeaks. Moscow most likely chose WikiLeaks because of its self-proclaimed reputation for authenticity.”
“This report is a declassified version of a highly classified assessment. This document’s conclusions are identical to the highly classified assessment,
but this document does not include the full supporting information, including specific intelligence on key elements of the influence campaign.”