The US Senate Intelligence report contains zero evidence of any Russian state interference in the US elections. Zero evidence of any Russian state connection to Trump. It makes giant leaps with no evidence to validate, that Konstantin Kilimnik is a Russian agent.
Konstantin Kilimnik worked also with Victoria Nuland, and was known in the US embassy in Ukraine as a ‘sensitive source’. An asset for the US state in other words. If he was seriously confirmed as a Russian agent - which this Senate report cannot do as it has no evidence to confirm this - then it would suggest that Kilimnik had infiltrated much higher levels of the US political system than Trump’s election campaign. For he was
This video is damning evidence of US interference in the affairs of a foreign state. Still, going along with the allegations, why would the report not show any concern for Kilimnik working with Nuland and in the US embassy? It makes no sense whatsoever. There is evidence of Manafort printing some polling data before a meeting, but this proves…nothing, other than he printed out some polling data. He was after all a
And let us say that despite the absence of any evidence, Manafort passed the polling data to Kilimnik who then passed it onto the Russian state…to what end? There is of course no proof that this information was used to interfere in the elections. There is far more damning proof that Cambridge Analytica, not the Russian state, hugely interfered in the election.
There is no video or documented proof of the Russian state involved with anything of the sort. When Manafort’s lawyers asked Mueller if he had any proof that Manafort was colluding with Russian intelligence, he said NO. If he was lying, he has committed a crime. The simple conclusion here is that he was telling the truth, under oath.
The report includes reference to the Mueller investigation. It mentioned that ‘the SC power to investigate – falls short of the FBI, so does its staffing resources and technical capabilities’…and yet the Senate report found more, it was able to uncover more than the FBI who have much greater powers of investigation such as wiretaps and
There is ‘evidence’ of Kilimnik sending an email with a FT link, joking about Russian interference…which is used to confirm he was a Russian agent! How does this possibly confirm he is a Russian agent? It does not.
The role of wikileaks is also included in the report. Yet Stone was not in cohorts with Wikileaks. The only contact was a DM from wikileaks stating ‘please stop making false claims of association’. That is it! Nor is there any evidence of Manafort meeting Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy. Zero record, of a heavily guarded embassy, with cameras everywhere. Simple conclusion, Manafort never visited Assange.
The telling thing here is that Assange, through his lawyers, offered to address Congress several times on the matter. Yet was ignored, by Mueller, and by the Senate report. Why would you ignore an invitation to interview one of your allegedly most perfect examples of proving your point? Simple answer is that Mueller and the senate committee had no interest in interviewing Assange for he would have denied all of their claims and likely
“I told them three times that Mr. Assange is wiling to meet with him,” Credico said. “And if Schiff is serious he can get this stuff cleared up. I’m just a courier to deal with this. And they [Schiff’s staff] just sat there and said, ‘Well noted.’ I said, if Nixon went to China, if the orange man Trump’s going to Korea, Schiff has the street cred — go meet with Assange.”
The report did not mention that CrowdStrike owner, Shawn Henry, confirmed that there was no evidence connecting the hacking allegations with the Russian state.
In one typical exchange, Henry was asked, "What about the emails that everyone is so, you know, knowledgeable of? Were there also indicators that they were prepared but not evidence that they actually were exfiltrated?"
To this Henry responded, "There's not evidence that they were actually exfiltrated. There's circumstantial evidence - but no evidence that they were actually exfiltrated."
The report confirmed the same findings of the Mueller report of the Internet Research Agency comical marketing ads during the 2016 election. This company has not been proven to have any connection to the Russian state. Its adverts were as much pro as anti-Trump, and much of its content was apolitical. They sell sock puppet marketing to their customers, many of whom are American. They advertise jokes, kids toys, all sorts…and their net investment in the US elections was approximately $40k.
An example of the sinister and dangerous Russian infiltrators advertising which won the election for Trump (hohohoho!).
Contrast this with the estimated $6.5bn spent on the election marketing by US corporations…and the usual billionaires and dark forces, and it becomes a joke to suggest that this tiny marketing firm, with tiny investment, in both pro and anti trump advertising alongside many toys and idiotic memes designed to sell the products of their customers, had any bearing whatsoever on the elections. (As an aside, one of the alleged connections to Putin took the US government to court over this, and they had the charges dropped…of course the Intelligence agencies said it was a matter of national security, so they couldn't go ahead with the trial blah blah blah.)
U.S. prosecutors said on Monday they would drop criminal charges against two Russian firms accused of funding disinformation efforts ahead of the 2016 election, amid concerns that the companies would weaponize evidence in the trial to boost future operations.
Some ask why all but one on the committee signed the bi-partisan report? Not that this is evidence of any Russian state interference, but a good question regardless.
Most simple answer is that there is bipartisan obedience to the military industrial complex which is worth trillions of dollars. It may be true that Trump prefers to do business with Russia, that he wanted to get out of the endless wars, leave NATO etc…but the reality is that Trump does not run the show. For his administration have
Continued sanctions on Russia, on Iran, on Syria, on Venezuela…all Russian allies. Removal from the INF treaty. Potential end to the New Start treaty. Continued occupation in Syria, amping up direct military engagement with Iran. And the sending of deadly weapons to the Ukranian army to continue the fight in Donbass (which even
All of this is very much against the Russian state, but perhaps it is also very much against what Trump stated he wants, hence why even the republicans want rid of him, as his ideas for personal gain likely run counter to the demand for high tension with Russia to justify immense, staggering spending on military. Same goes for any serious idea of getting out of Syria. And look at Afghanistan of late…just when it appeared the US might be leaving (again) a government official (US groomed and installed) was bombed, to make it look like it was the Taliban…Much more likely the CIA or another US intelligence agency whose budget depends on the need for more war.
The roadside bomb that targeted Saleh was not strong enough to destroy thee armored car Saleh was traveling in.
The Senate report is essentially a rehash of the Mueller report. It uses ‘likely’ often, which means no evidence, no confirmation. It talks of ‘our assessment’ without offering any evidence. It presents zero proof of Russian state hacking the DNC server, colluding with Trump or interfering with US elections.
(NB. I seem to have fallen blindly into the steady allegations of my criticism of US/UK foreign policy and the western corporate media system and connections to the intelligence agencies and mega foundations which pretty much permanently run both governments - Rand, Soros, Rockefeller etc- leading to pigeon holing my position as some mega love for Putin. I quite like him as a leader, but he is no hero nor do I think he is amazing. Decent for Russia these last 20 years, but also a politician, and often makes mistakes (such as organising Navalny to fly to Germany). Criticism of the US government and western MSM is not automatically devotion to the Kremlin or Putin. That is part of the brainwashing. It is precisely the same as the hugely orchestrated idea that
So if anyone wants to reply, please don’t focus on this spoon fed position…instead, challenge the facts, provide some credible evidence to lead to discussion. Condemning anything which challenges the Western narrative as kremlin troll is ignorant and instructive of zero capacity for critical thinking. Its the same as the extreme left or
^5000The mainstream imperialist media lie CONSTANTLY. Literally 24/7. And it's getting worse.
All of them do it: radio, tv, the newspapers, the movies. The internet. No exceptions.
The corporate Big Lie is pervasive and totalitarian. CBS does it. NBC does it. ABC does it.
CNN does it. FOX does it. NPR does it. And of course the NYTimes and WaPo do it.
Thousands of "diverse" voices telling you the same lies. Enough to convince anyone.
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