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Author: Raine    Date: 12/12/2016 14:10:37

Yesterday, as widely reported and to the surprise of almost no one, the *resident-elect decided to deride the CIA and by proxy, 16 other intelligence agencies, again. Less reported and deeply alarming was this statement:

"Nobody really knows, and hacking is very interesting. Once they hack, if you don't catch them in the act you're not going to catch them," he said about the Post report. "If you look at the story... there is great confusion. Nobody rally knows. And hacking -- it is very interesting, unless you catch them in the act, no one is going to know. They have no idea if it's Russia or China or somebody. It could be somebody sitting in a bed some place."

Via USA today after the final presidential Debate:
On Oct. 7, the Department of Homeland Security and Office of the Director of National Intelligence issued a joint statement on behalf of the U.S. Intelligence Community. The USIC is made up of 16 agencies, in addition to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

"The U.S. Intelligence Community (USIC) is confident that the Russian Government directed the recent compromises of e-mails from US persons and institutions, including from US political organizations. The recent disclosures of alleged hacked e-mails on sites like DCLeaks.com and WikiLeaks and by the Guccifer 2.0 online persona are consistent with the methods and motivations of Russian-directed efforts. These thefts and disclosures are intended to interfere with the US election process. Such activity is not new to Moscow—the Russians have used similar tactics and techniques across Europe and Eurasia, for example, to influence public opinion there. We believe, based on the scope and sensitivity of these efforts, that only Russia's senior-most officials could have authorized these activities."

We can go in any direction from here. However, one thing is clear: the man who is slated to take office is delegitimizing our national security by ignoring intelligence. From saying things that Velveeta highlighted yesterday "I'm, like, a smart person. I don't have to be told the same thing in the same words every single day for the next eight years. Could be eight years – but eight years. I don't need that." to brushing off the CIA and now showing his utter lack of understanding of how hacking works, we are in trouble, There is just no other way around it.

He is waving his middle fingers at the Central Intelligence Agency - he really is... this was posted about an hour ago:

Wait , wut?

He was in the Room just a few feet away from Hillary Clinton when it was brought up.

Hell, Chris Wallace was there as well.

What we have here is a person who is totally devoid of being present in reality. He's blaming everyone else except the guilty party: Russia.
As he prepares to take the oath of office in Washington, DC, next month, Trump just wants everyone to know that conflicts of interests won’t be a problem during his presidency (even though he already has these kinds of business conflicts baked in all over the world), and that he “doesn’t want anyone hacking,” Russia or otherwise, according to his Fox News interview aired Sunday.
This would be news to presidential nominee Trump, who in July publicly urged Russian hackers to attack his political enemy.

“Russia, if you're listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing [from emails that Hillary Clinton turned over to the State Department],” Trump said in a press conference in Doral, Florida. “I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press. Let’s see if that happens. That will be next. Yes, sir.”

Russia was - and still is - listening. Everyone is listening and it's dreadful what we are hearing.


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