Saturday, December 10, 2016

'American' Fake News spouted by the Mainstream Press, some by the CIA

Secret CIA assessment says Russia was trying to help Trump win White House

The CIA has concluded in a secret assessment that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump

Intelligence agencies have identified individuals with connections to the Russian government who provided WikiLeaks...

Russia’s goal here was to favor one candidate over the other, to help Trump get elected

That’s the consensus view

The CIA has concluded

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
voiced doubts about the veracity of the intelligence

...After the election, Trump chose McConnell’s wife, Elaine Chao,
as his nominee for transportation secretary...

Agency briefers told the senators it was now “quite clear”
that electing Trump was Russia’s goal

The CIA presentation to senators about Russia’s intentions 
fell short of a formal U.S. assessment produced by all 17 intelligence agencies

Russia’s intentions fell short of a formal U.S. assessment

There were minor disagreements among intelligence officials
about the agency’s assessment, 
in part because some questions remain unanswered.

There were minor disagreements

Intelligence agencies do not have specific intelligence 
showing officials in the Kremlin “directing” the identified individuals
to pass the Democratic emails to WikiLeaks

Intelligence agencies do not have specific intelligence

Those actors were “one step” removed from the Russian government,
rather than government employees

Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, 
has said the “Russian government is not the source.”

“I’ll be the first one to come out and point at Russia if there’s clear evidence,
but there is no clear evidence — even now,” said Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.),
the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee 
and a member of the Trump transition team. 

Why would the Washington Post announce a fact at the top of the story,
only to contradict the same fact in the middle?

“There’s a lot of innuendo, lots of circumstantial evidence, that’s it.”

I believe that they should take those doctored files with a grain of salt
because of the way in which they were stolen and the way they were put on the internet.

I will not open up files — what I like to refer to 
files that have been postmarked from Russian sources. 

I don’t believe that we as Americans should allow this type of espionage to occur

Donna Brazile

There is no classified material

Hillary Clinton
News conference, March 2015

We did not--repeat, did not--trade weapons or anything else for hostages,
nor will we

Ronald Reagan, November 1986

The British Government has learned that Saddam Hussein
recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa.

George Walker Bush, Jan. 28, 2003

An ‘extremely credible source’ has called my office 
and told me that Barack Obama’s birth certificate is a fraud

Donald Trump

It’s freezing and snowing in New York – we need global warming!

Donald Trump

It happens not to be the area where weapons of mass destruction were dispersed.
We know where they are.

They're in the area around Tikrit and Baghdad and east, west, south
and north somewhat.

Donald Rumsfeld

There is something on that birth certificate — maybe religion, 
maybe it says he’s a Muslim, I don’t know. 

Maybe he doesn’t want that. Or, he may not have one.

Donald Trump

I remember landing under sniper fire.

There was supposed to be some kind of a greeting ceremony at the airport,
but instead we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base.

Hillary Clinton

We found the weapons of mass destruction.

We found biological laboratories.

You remember when Colin Powell stood up in front of the world, and he said,

Iraq has got laboratories, mobile labs to build biological weapons.

George Walker Bush

In England, if a criminal carried a gun, even though he didn't use it,
he was tried for first-degree murder and hung if he was found guilty.

Ronald Reagan, April 1982

I told the Congress ‘thanks but no thanks’ for that Bridge to Nowhere.

Sarah Palin

I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.

William Jefferson Clinton, 1998

Lying and stealing are next door neighbors.

Arabian Proverb

I have never profited, never profited from public service.

I have earned every cent.

And in all of my years of public life, I have never obstructed justice.

And I think, too, that I can say that in my years of public life,
that I welcome this kind of examination
because people have got to know whether or not their President's a crook.

Well, I'm not a crook.

I've earned everything I've got.

Richard Nixon, November 17, 1973

That's not a lie, it's a terminological inexactitude.

Also, a tactical misrepresentation.

Alexander Haig

The North Vietnamese regime had conducted further deliberate attacks
against U.S. naval vessels operating in international waters.

Lyndon Baines Johnson

...a very senior al-Qaida leader who received medical treatment
in Baghdad this year.

George Walker Bush, October 7, 2002

The world will note that the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima,
a military base.

That was because we wished in this first attack to avoid, insofar as possible,
the killing of civilians.

Harry Truman, August 9, 1945

The rule was there was no graduate deferment,
but you got to finish the term you were in

...I wound up just going through the lottery,
and it was just a pure fluke that I was never called.

William Jefferson Clinton, 1991

This is the punishment of a liar: he is not believed,
even when he speaks the truth.

The Talmud

A bullet had entered the base of the back of [JFK's] neck slightly
to the right of the spine.

Gerald Ford

I do not have Addison's disease.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

I have vivid and painful memories of black churches being burned
in my own state when I was a child.

William Jefferson Clinton, June 8th, 1996.

...the Congress will push me to raise taxes, and I'll say no, and they'll push,
and I'll say no,
and they'll push again, and I'll say to them, 'Read my lips: no new taxes.'

George Herbert Walker Bush, August 18, 1988

...a man who loves to link up with al- Qaida,
a man who is a true threat to America.

George Walker Bush on Saddam Hussein, September 28, 2002

Lying rides upon debt's back.

Benjamin Franklin

We are now threatened with a missile gap
that leaves us in a position of potentially grave danger.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 1960

No American boy is going to fight a war on foreign soil.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1940

Since I was a little boy, I've heard about the Iowa caucuses.

William Jefferson Clinton

No one in the White House staff, no one in this administration, 
presently employed, was involved in this incident.

Richard Nixon on the Watergate burglary 

Rarely have 30 minutes of television 
so perfectly encapsulated the decline and fall of the rule of law 
and the extraordinary privileges enjoyed by America’s liberal elite. 

After listing abuse after abuse — and detailing lie after lie 
— Comey declared that ‘no reasonable prosecutor’ would prosecute Hillary 
for her obvious and manifest crimes. It’s good to be a Clinton.

National Review’s David French

There was nothing marked classified on my emails,
either sent or received.

Hillary Clinton
2015 Benghazi Hearing under oath

In essence, in order to give Mrs. Clinton a pass, the FBI rewrote the statute,
inserting an intent element that Congress did not require. 

The added intent element, moreover, makes no sense: 
The point of having a statute that criminalizes gross negligence 
is to underscore that government officials have a special obligation 
to safeguard national defense secrets; 

when they fail to carry out that obligation due to gross negligence, 
they are guilty of serious wrongdoing. 

The lack of intent to harm our country is irrelevant. 
People never intend the bad things that happen due to gross negligence.

Andrew McCarthy
Former assistant U.S. attorney

“Is it legal or illegal to store, house or retain classified information 
in a non-secure location?

Congressman Jason Chaffetz

I would refer you to the statute 

One could in fact have liability, again depending upon the nature, 
facts and circumstances.

Loretta Lynch

Do you have any examples of where it’s legally acceptable 
to retain classified information in and non-secure location?

Congressman Jason Chaffetz

I don’t have a hypothetical answer for that

Loretta Lynch

There’s a difference between prosecuting something and whether it’s legal or illegal

You know, these questions are pretty simple. 

We got millions of people with security clearance. 

How are they supposed to go through the gyrations that you’ve laid out
in order to make a simple determination?

Congressman Jason Chaffetz

Congressman, if we had a specific fact situation, a fact pattern,
that could be reviewed

When it comes to a hypothetical situation, 
it would be unfair to come up with a blanket answer

Loretta Lynch

I did my best to make sure, along with my staff and along with our debate partners,
to come up with a schedule that we felt was going to allow 
to maximize the opportunity for voters to see our candidates

Democratic National Committee chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz