Umm… There’s One Thing MISSING from the Intelligence Report

Here is your spoiler alert for what is missing from the intelligence report on the Russian “hacking” of the Presidential Election. When all is said and done, there is no mention of the trove of information from John Podesta’s emails. It could be inferred from the report itself, but we will leave that up to you. What this article uncovers is what the actual Russian position was regarding the election, and what their long game was all about. I won’t spoil it for you. See if you can find it.

As Written by ANDREW C. MCCARTHY for the National Review:

There is a word missing from the non-classified report issued Friday, in which three intelligence agencies assess “Russia’s Influence Campaign Targeting the 2016 US Presidential Election.” The FBI, CIA, and NSA elide any mention of . . . “Podesta.” Seems like a pretty significant omission — not just because of how the 2016 campaign played out but also in light of the intelligence community’s recent history of politicizing its analyses.

Seems like a pretty significant omission — not just because of how the 2016 campaign played out but also in light of the intelligence community’s recent history of politicizing its analyses.

The report is replete with references to Russian “cyber espionage,” “covert intelligence,” “false-flag,” “propaganda,” and “influence” operations by which Vladimir Putin is alleged to have tried to put his thumb on the electoral scale. Very sinister stuff, to be sure. But when the public hears these terms, it thinks of spies, misdirection, disinformation campaigns — i.e., schemes intended to deceive the target audience. People don’t instantly think, “Oh, you mean an effort to publicize true but embarrassing information”; they don’t read “covert operation” and say to themselves, “That must mean they subjected only one side of a political contest to a high level of scrutiny.” That’s the kind …..

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Intelligence Report — Russian Meddling in the 2016 Election Is Not Hacking | National Review

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