On December 7, 1941 the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, and Americans came together and fought against a common enemy. On September 11, 2001 terrorists attacked America using civilian aircraft, attacking our financial center, and the seat of our military power. Americans came together and fought against a common enemy! On November 8, 2016 using computers, the Russian government attacked our most sacred tradition, how we choose those who will govern us, and the republicans cheered! My, how the times have changed!
According to BR A Fox News investigation confirms Russia did indeed cyber-attack the 2016 presidential election to benefit Donald Trump. This after Republican House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes abruptly cancelled a briefing with intelligence community representatives. The events are unfolding with all the twists and turns of a KGB plot.
Fox News’ senior intelligence reporter Catherine Herridge said she:
‘Independently confirmed that Russian-backed cyber militia did the damage and Putin pulled the trigger.’
Fox News found the cyber-attacks began in the summer of 2015:
‘Fox News has independently confirmed that Russian-backed cyber militias were targeting US systems and influential US persons in the summer of 2015, and the operations evolved into an effort to interfere in the US election.’
These operations were sanctioned by the highest levels of the Russian government, which is code for Russia’s president Vladimir Putin. He began in the KGB and worked his way to the top of the organization before becoming president. This is not the first time Putin interfered in a country’s election. His fingerprints are all over European elections.
Until Herridge’s report, Fox News had been as deeply in denial as president-elect Trump. Fox contributor John Bolton derided the hacks false. Host Sean Hannity disparaged the CIA’s alarms as fake news. Another Fox regular Tucker Carlson also let Russia off the hook.
Fox News also reported that the reason that the CIA refused to meet with the House Intelligence Committee was that it wanted to focus its attention on President Obama’s larger review.
Nunes was not happy. He had requested a closed classified briefing with the bipartisan Intelligence Committee with members of the CIA, FBI, National Security Agency, and Office of the Director of National Intelligence and National Security Agency.
Nunes released this statement:
‘It is unacceptable that the Intelligence Community directors would not fulfill the House Intelligence Committee’s request to be briefed tomorrow on the cyber-attacks that occurred during the presidential campaign. The Committee is deeply concerned that intransigence in sharing intelligence with Congress can enable the manipulation of intelligence for political purposes.’
President Obama has called for a full review of the Russian cyber-attacks. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence will be in charge of the investigation to take apart intelligence from all the agencies and find out what happened and when.
There is intense pressure on the intelligence agencies to declassify as much of their data as soon as possible and definitely before the president-elect takes office on January 20th.
Check out Herridge talking about Russian cyber-attacks in the video below: