Russian Hacking: “No Evidence” in 2016 Elections–FBI, CIA, NSA

The Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA)–a report coordinated by The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and The National Security Agency (NSA)–does not offer any evidence to prove Russians hacked the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

Instead of explaining how Russians “hacked” the U.S. elections, the ICA only speculates possible Russian motives.

We also assess Putin and the Russian Government aspired to help President-elect Trump’s election chances when possible by discrediting Secretary Clinton and publicly contrasting her unfavorably to him. All three agencies agree with this judgment. CIA and FBI have high confidence in this judgment; NSA has moderate confidence.

What does “high confidence” and “moderate confidence” mean? In Annex B (page 23), the CIA and FBI assert the following:

“…generally indicates that judgments are based on high-quality information from multiple sources. High confidence in a judgement does not imply that the assessment is a fact or a certainty; such judgments might be wrong.”

The NSA, on the other hand, takes a different position:

…generally means that the information is credibly sourced and plausible but not of sufficient quality or corroborated sufficiently to warrant a higher level of confidence.

So, all in all, the DNC is forcing an unsubstantiated narrative to justify Hillary Clinton’s electoral loss.

Perhaps more notably, members of the DNC have yet to explain their net loss of over 1,000 state and federal Democratic posts, including governorships and state legislative seats. Not to mention both houses of Congress.

Read the report for yourself: ICA’s Assessment of Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections.


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