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    CIA Shows ‘No Single Piece of Evidence' of 'Russian Involvement' in US Election

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    Discussions about Russia's alleged involvement in the US presidential race are completely senseless as the CIA has not yet produced any evidence of any intervention from the outside, German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported.

    Earlier, the Central Intelligence Agency claimed that Russia interfered in the US election to help President-elect Donald Trump win, including by means of conducting cyberattacks.

    "The debate over the CIA theory is similar to the one around Ukraine: a certain position often depends on whether one feels closer to Russia or the US. It is right to distrust the CIA because it has not produced any single piece of evidence. The explosive climate, in which Trump has become US President, has not been created by the Russians, but rather by cynical American politicians and businessmen," the article said.

    In particular, the US officials stated that Russian-sponsored hackers had interfered in the US presidential election in favor of Trump over his Democrat rival Hillary Clinton. The alleged modus operandi to sway the election was the leaking of private emails to whistleblower site Wikileaks which implicated Clinton in big business corruption and fomenting foreign wars, among other scandals.

    The Russian Foreign Ministry has denied any interference in the US election and called such accusations absurd and unfounded. Wikileaks also denied the allegations, with Former UK diplomat Craig Murray, a close associate of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, telling Radio Sputnik that the claim is a spurious attempt to undermine the legitimacy of the President-elect.

    For its turn, the newspaper views statements about the "vulnerability" of the American authorities to cyberattacks as ridiculous and doubts that the US government is unable to give an adequate response to hacking attempts.

    Moreover, the author recalled lessons of the past, and namely the second Gulf War, when US intelligence agencies willingly shared their unfounded assumptions about the existence of Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction, which fueled the war in the Middle East and destroyed the whole country.

    "Lessons from the US war against Saddam Hussein in Iraq show: even western intelligence services are now and then dishonest, inefficient or politically controlled — sometimes all this at the same time," the author concluded.

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    • Dirk Ramsey
      Even the CIA can not show something that dose not exist. This is part of the Washington establishment's attempt to flip the election for Hillary.
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      Verifiable evidence? Did you see any in the takedown of OBL?
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      In addition, if Russia would have intervened in the election, it would have been to have Hillary elected for the simple reason that she is the one who, as Secretary of State, sold 25% of US uranium (URANIUM) to Russia. In any regular country, such an action would be labelled "high treason", independent of to which country it was sold.
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      You see Democrats are against China and Russia during Obama as president. They just Wanted to make Hillary the Witch President. So now they blame Russia. it is the economy stupid. Unemployment in USA is atleast 14 percent and I can tell because I cannot find a job for last 7 yrs. Just pumping up the stock market does not reflect the economy. Now that Trump is taking over they want to spoil it for him. Democrats like companies like YAHOO etc that really dont produce any GDP but service. Entire manafacturing in USA is in the dumps.

      Democrtas have just managed to stabilise the market but it really does not reflect our true economy. In a true economy retailers dont dicount items by 50 percent. This is why they blame russia. rather than spending money on wars in Syria etc democrats should concentrate on creating job for Americans not H1B visas. Even bernie sanders turned out to be a loud mouth.
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      Marques rouges
      JOHN CHUCKMAN, "It has always worked with the thugs and scum of the earth – as it does today in Syria – to bring disorder and destruction to many places."
      Friends of the Mafias.
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      Marques rouges
      From all what I know, it could be the Canadian "police" behind this hack !
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      It will come out someone within the CIA will come out and admit that there is no claim of Russian Hacking, when it does all those involved including Obama, will be hurt and humiliated.
    • Adrienne Adonis
      If there is proof from the CIA then let's see the IP addresses of the hackers. Plus the CIA hacker story is BS to begin with. The American people voted to remove Obama's agenda and was disgusted about Hillarys corrupt foundation and did not want another 4 more years of liberal progressive crap. So the voters came out across the country and voiced their opinion. HERE IS A FACT- HILLARYS ELECTORAL VOTES WERE THR LOWEST SINCE THE 1980's ...... She was a horrible candidate. She could not connect with the American people and did not travel from state to state like Trump did during the election. Trump worked hard and deserved to win. Hillary sucked up to the celebrities and Wall Street tycoons and did not travel to speak to the American people ...... Instead she had Obama and bill and Bernie talk for her as they campaigned for her because they knew she sucked as a candidate. Hillary even tried to get celebrities involved which did not work as well. Trumps supporters said ..... Screw the celebrities , screw Wall Street, screw the bankers, screw the corrupt Hillary foundation, screw the DNC and screw the main stream FAKE NEWS media. And they won.
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