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    A highly-anticipated declassified US intelligence report, aimed to prove that Russia supported Donald Trump, has turned out to be a huge embarrassment. The annex that contained factual material that was thought to provide evidence of RT influencing the American public was compiled in December 2012, right after the reelection of Barack Obama.

    The report focuses on television shows and interviews that took place four years before Trump was elected, and well before he was even a politician.

    In Annex A of the report, intelligence agencies claim that “Kremlin's TV Seeks To Influence Politics, Fuel Discontent in US.” Buried at the bottom of that page is a note stating, “This annex was originally published on 11 December 2012 by the Open Source Center, now the Open Source Enterprise.”

    Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections Intelligence Report
    Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections Intelligence Report

    The report notes that two RT shows, Breaking the Set and Truthseeker, focused on criticism of US. The problem is, both of these shows were off air before the 2016 election season began.

    The report goes on to detail programming in 2012 about voting booth irregularities, which, again, would have been during Obama’s campaign. Despite being an old report, the topic became largely relevant once again during the Democratic primaries when voters found themselves purged from voting rolls, and hundreds of thousands of ballots went uncounted.

    Perhaps most shocking of all, the dastardly RT network dared to host third party debates, as they were not allowed participation in the main debates.

    “In an effort to highlight the alleged ‘lack of democracy’ in the United States, RT broadcast, hosted, and advertised third party candidate debates and ran reporting supportive of the political agenda of these candidates. The RT hosts asserted that the US two-party system does not represent the views of at least one-third of the population and is a sham."

    Apparently, the intelligence communities do not agree that some of the people they serve may not fit perfectly into the two neat and tidy political boxes of Republicans and Democrats.

    The report states that the network aired a documentary on Occupy Wall Street, an obviously left-wing movement, in 2012. Again, this was the year Obama was elected, so perhaps the Russians actually won HIM the presidency.

    They presented evidence that Russian media often reports on infringements of civil liberties, police brutality, and drone use. While these issues are all popular topics of discussion in left-leaning media, RT’s reporting in 2012 was clearly part of a long-running plot to elect Trump, right?

    “RT has also focused on criticism of the US economic system, US currency policy, alleged Wall Street greed, and the US national debt. Some of RT's hosts have compared the United States to Imperial Rome and have predicted that government corruption and ‘corporate greed’ will lead to US financial collapse,” the report notes. It is unclear if they will next name Bernie Sanders as a Russian spy.

    It gets worse, as the report details how RT has the gall to report on fracking, while “highlighting environmental issues and the impacts on public health.”

    Those monsters.

    In a bizarre turn of events, US intelligence now presents this report, compiled just after the reelection of Barack Obama, as ‘proof’ of Russia pushing Donald Trump’s candidacy. However, if the report is true and RT the Almighty was swinging votes in 2012, the only beneficiary of the coverage was the now-outgoing president of the United States, who won a landslide victory over Republican Mitt Romney. Four years ago Trump was not thought of as a politician and it remains a mystery how RT’s 2012 coverage could propel him. A mystery, that even a classified version of the report would have a hard time explaining.

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    • FlorianGeyer
      American 'Intelligence' is Legion :)
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      elsa.zardini
      Excellent. And then again, as I have said here so many times, if anything, Russia would have wanted Hillary to win which was obvious at the beginning from Sputnik coverage, for the simple reason that Hillary as Secretary of State sold 25% of US Uranium to Russia. Now, if that is not high treason (to Russia or to any other country on earth), please pray tell what it is.
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      marcanhalt
      In her hours of desperacy, brought on by the visibly upset socialist BS sympathizers, her head on the chopping block Wasserman, spilled the truth not only about Clinton being the favored nominee since her efforts got Obama elected, but she also made reference to this same phenomenon of the Russia's interfering with Obama's election, before her candidacy. I have had my doubts that "the Russians did it! The Russians did it!" as being a new dynamic just presented during the Clinton candidacy. It just appeared to be too well rehearsed. Combining her remarks (via YouTube) with this report, I am glad now that my instincts may have been right. I feel that we, as a nation, are in a cage before they world and folks are poking us with their sticks of derision. And for the record, it appears that Wasserman has struck out twice now.
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      chrrev
      So its fine for the yankee media to criticize the rest of the world when it suits them, but hey it obviously can't be 2-way traffic... What a bunch of loosers.
    • avatar
      edover3
      So basically this so-called report verifies two things:

      -That the US establishment is angry that RT dares to report inconvenient, embarrassing, and shameful FACTS about US behavior and policies that challenges US propaganda and makes people question US motives-which is terrible PR for the US, and prevents them from doing whatever they want in the world

      -The US establishment is angry that Trump won, and are punishing him simply for that. Accusations of Russian vote-rigging and interference are not true, and are 100% politicized

      These people are a bunch of whiny, sore losers.
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      jas
      What's more embarrassing is that the Breaking the Set host was all DNC gungo-ho. A real DNC shill. She even quick the show and RT because she was such a shill for the DNC.
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      Donny
      Look, they need something, anything, on Trump to turn the people against him. From somewhere they decided that thing was Russia. It always worked for them before, especially in the 90's, they said, we can always get the people to hate/fear Russia.

      That's their game-plan. btw, neocons don't have plan B's, they don't need them.
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      michael
      I understand it all now, the forces behind the usg is disney corp. :)
    • Mychal
      Cryin' WOLF! Idiots!
    • avatar
      copius
      Russia teaches USA about democracy.
    • avatar
      goldcamshaft
      Pushing the envelope with this type of information will still buy the neo's something. The average american does not grasp anything of depth or do not analyse anything that comes to light. They are content with the monthly pay cheque, the car trade in for a newer one, the 100 inch TV in every room of the house and the average of forty thousand dollars of credit card debt. Who the hell cares!? ...and the neo's know this and are exploiting their own people.
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      Darrell R
      Our fine US intelligence at work. They just provided proof that they are full of s**t.
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      LoPhatt
      Well they're all falling over each other to show their boss, Soros, that they are on his team. Trump should wake up and start calling them on it. You can't be subtle with this bunch. It goes right over their heads.
    • avatar
      double bonus
      [The Kremlin staffs RT and closely supervises RT's coverage,
      recruiting people who can convey Russian strategic messaging
      because of their ideological beliefs] pg 9

      Is this true?
      What is Russian Strategic Messaging?
      What does the "Ideological Beliefs" test look like?
      How often is it given?
      Do they fire you immediately if you fail?
      Or do they allow you to retake it again, after being reeducated?
    • C Han
      The report is bogus... no wonder. In order to cut cost, CIA, FBI, NSA and consort have to use more and more external consultant while the internal personal is promoted to a more administrative clerical and non technical job. This is the legacy of a 'greedist' (policy of being greedy) state and an expanded globalism.
      Well the report purpose is not to answer a question but to attempt proving Russian intervention in the election. This is therefore a biased report where the source is extracted from 'consultants' reports.
      Nothing to talk about! this is the legacy of their administration and globalism, deal with it but do not impose it to all... They did impose it with Hussein and the WMD... now they want to believe they can lie and everybody will believe them.

      It is childish behavior, arrogant and an utter lie no answer nor talk should be spent on these people. When a kid is crying for a lolly at the supermarket, if you make a fuzz about it, it got worse, simply ignore so the kid can learn.
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      ntahedasin reply tomarcanhalt(Show commentHide comment)
      marcanhalt, You are obviously American for you say 'I feel that we, as a nation, are in a cage before they world and folks are poking us with their sticks of derision.'
      Well. Hence my question to you : Do you never think one second that a nation with Governments wich invariably overestimate wrongdoing should stop considering itself the leader of the world (unless wrongdoing be the highest quality to lead the world) ? Isn't it what you should fell most ?
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      marcanhaltin reply tontahedas(Show commentHide comment)
      ntahedas, All that a nation is, is the virtue they exude, among themselves, on others. The basis of virtue is the law. The law is the fabric that holds a nation together. The law is the light on a hill for everyone to see and to move towards. When that law is ignored, disobeyed, ruled under by any one person in government, they have set themselves above the law. If the highest figure in the land does that, then why shouldn't anyone else? America is held in derision because our President has set himself above the law. He has the streets filled with mocking, jeering, anti lawless characters who shout that they are being mistreated, misunderstood and mishandled by those who are the very personification, in uniform, of what the law is suppose to represent; goodness and hope. And for those who insult someone else, because they are suppose to be the evidence of these two virtues, It is either rightly deserved or horribly misunderstood.
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