The “Intelligence” briefing on so-called “Russian hacking” was delayed until Friday, perhaps more time needed to build a case. Very strange!
Given the nature of the allegations that first were levied by the Clinton campaign and democrat party, and later backed by the Obama administration, this is now becoming little more than an excuse to attack Russia without a shred of evidence to support the retaliatory sanctions taken, including the expulsion of thirty-five Russian diplomats from our shores. Measures that Mr. Putin the Russian leader publicly denounced, as he has repeatedly denied his government’s involvement in the e-mail leaks which found their way to Wikileaks. Putin then stated there would be no Russian retaliation, which seems to have further thwarted the Obama action and added to the unfolding drama.
With Wikileak’s founder Julian Assange coming out and denying the leak source as having anything to do with Russia, the pressure has built for the intelligence community to lay their cards out in front of the incoming president. With Mr. Trump’s suspicions already publicly known, we can anticipate a showdown between him and the leaders of the intelligence community, and a shakeup if there is not concrete proof of Russian involvement. Donald Trump could then view this community as being willing pawns of the plot to blame Russia, which would point to them being in league with the president, the Clinton campaign and the democrats against the Trump campaign.
We will all know more after the planned briefing, this is an evolving story but does not bode well at this point for the leadership of these intelligence organizations. I find all of this disheartening, our government is behaving more like a third world rogue style dictatorship, than one that epitomizes a leader of truth and justice on the world scene. We have become what we feared the most and that should send chills down the spine of every American, regardless of political leanings.
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