Fake News: Washington Post’s CIA report that Russia intervened in elections to help Trump

Time to reverse media/information supply monopoly of CFR et al way overdue.

Fellowship of the Minds

The Washington Post headline screams:

Secret CIA assessment says Russia was trying to help Trump win the White House!

The WaPo‘s Dec. 9 report by Adam Entous, Ellen Nakashima and Greg Miller begins with:

The CIA has concluded in a secret assessment that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump win the presidency, rather than just to undermine confidence in the U.S. electoral system, according to officials briefed on the matter.”

But wait!

Did the CIA really say that?

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Reporting for Reuters on the hyperventilating WaPo article, David Alexander points out the following (note: words between brackets [ ] are mine):

“Citing [unnamed — it’s a secret!] U.S. officials briefed on the matter, the Post said intelligence agencies had identified individuals with connections to the Russian government who provided thousands of hacked emailsfrom the Democratic National Committee and others, including the chairman of Hillary…

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