Where's the Evidence?
The CIA-FBI-NSA report on the hacking of the 2016 election is pure baloney
Date Written: 11/01/2017
Year Published: 2017
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX20418
We are told from the outset that the actual evidence that the Russians hacked the DNC and John Podesta's emails as part of a wide-ranging campaign to put Donald Trump in the White House cannot be revealed: "source and methods" must be kept secret. This in spite of DNI director James Clapper's pledge that he would declassify as much of the evidence as possible in the interests of transparency: but then again, Clapper is an admitted liar.
The paranoid style in American politics -- a phrase often deployed against anyone who challenges the conventional wisdom -- is now the dominant trope emanating from both the mandarins of liberalism and their newfound neoconservative allies. It is as if we have been transported back in time to the 1950s, when anti-communist hysteria led to a wave of political repression exemplified by J. Edgar Hoover's FBI and its infiltration of both the antiwar and civil rights movements. What is being prepared is a new version of the apparatus of repression, where Congress (and the media) investigates "Russian subversion." Are you an "agent of influence"? Is this web site or organization a "cutout" or a "front organization" for the Kremlin?