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Trump vows to 'aggressively combat' cyberattacks after taking office

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, taking the offensive on questions of Russian hacking that have dogged him since winning the White House in November, has vowed to take aggressive action to stop cyberattacks.

After a briefing on January 6 from U.S. intelligence officials on their conclusion that Russia hacked the U.S. presidential election, Trump said he has asked his staff to develop a plan in the first 90 days after he takes office on January 20 to "aggressively combat and stop cyberattacks."

But he said that security "methods, tools, and tactics" should "not be a public discussion that will benefit those who seek to do us harm."

Propaganda

CIA plot to portray itself as victim of Trump backfires

For many weeks we have witnessed the extraordinary attack by the CIA and its assets in Congress and the media on Donald Trump's election. In an unprecedented effort to delegitimize Trump's election as the product of Russian interference in the election, the CIA, media, senators and representatives have consistently made wild accusations for which they have no evidence. The CIA's message to Trump is clear: Get in line with our agenda, or we are going to mess you over.

It is clear that the CIA is warring against Trump. But the CIA's media assets have turned the facts on their head and are blaming Trump for having a negative view of the CIA.

Consider the January 4 Wall Street Journal article by Damian Paletta and Julian E. Barnes, which begins: "President-elect Donald Trump, a harsh critic of U.S. intelligence agencies . . ." The two presstitutes set up their false news story by putting the shoe on the other foot. It is Trump who is the harsh critic rather than the victim of the CIA's harsh accusations. Set up this way, the story continues:

"White House officials have been increasingly frustrated by Mr. Trump's confrontations with intelligence officials. 'It's appalling," the official said. "No president has ever taken on the CIA and come out looking good.'"

Comment: The CIA and their mainstream media don't wear victimhood well; the average American just doesn't buy it. They've brought on the collapse of public trust in them and their doubling down just makes them look even more pathetic.


Eye 1

What would Freud say on Washington's hacking hysteria?

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Storm brewing over the White House.
The Democratic Party and its supporters within the Washington political establishment are having serious problems grappling with the concept of democracy.

Since losing the US presidential election, they've been floundering around trying to blame Russia, WikiLeaks, Jill Stein, their own Electoral College, indeed everyone and everything except the people who decided to cast their vote in favor of Donald Trump rather than Hillary Clinton on November 11.

In this endeavor, they are enjoying the support of the CIA and, they claim, the sixteen other agencies that make up the country's bloated intelligence community. Digressing for a moment here, what do those seventeen separate intelligence agencies actually do? Whatever their role is, it hasn't had much to do with fighting terrorism, what with the rise of ISIS and Al-Qaeda in recent years. Perhaps they've been too busy interfering in the internal affairs of other countries to fight terrorism.

V

Craig Murray: Media blindly supports Russian hack reports which are 'devoid of evidence'

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Craig Murray, the former British ambassador to Uzbekistan
The US intelligence report on alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election is uncritically supported by the same media which was biased in favor of Hillary Clinton during the campaign, WikiLeaks associate Craig Murray told RT.

The former British ambassador to Uzbekistan, and a self-proclaimed recipient of Podesta emails, which he said were received from a Democratic Party insider, called the report released on Friday by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence 'hilarious' and 'devoid of evidence.'

"When I saw the report the other night I genuinely believed that was The Daily Mash or some other humorous site that had done a spoof. It seems such a mockery of what we've had, which is weeks and weeks of assertion without evidence. And it was so totally devoid of evidence, that I thought it must be a joke," he told RT.

He added that the report failed to cite any factual evidence "because the assertions it is making are factually untrue."

Murray believes that the report is full of "illogical assertions built on nothing."

TV

Popular RT show 'Breaking the Set' cited by US govt as evidence for 'Russia hacking US election' - The show ended 2 years ago!

In what amounts to nothing more than a speculative assessment — which contains no actual evidence of Russian hacking — the much anticipated "Declassified Intelligence Community Assessment of Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections" report from the Intelligence Community was released yesterday.

The report is sorely lacking in any hard evidence, providing nothing new to support their dubious politicized claims of "Russia hacking the election," and instead devoting a majority of the report to speculative claims about Russian motives and criticism of the Russian television station RT.

Megaphone

Ex-CIA analyst: Killary's quite effective at discrediting herself, doesn't need Putin's help

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The main goal of the whole "Russian hacking" US election narrative is a propaganda stunt aimed discrediting Trump by claiming that Russia's Vladimir Putin personally intervened to discredit Hillary Clinton, retired CIA analyst has told RT.

"It's designed to smear Trump. Because even the language that developed the notion that Vladimir Putin took it upon himself and instructed the intelligence organs in Russia to go out and discredit Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton didn't need any help being discredited, she was quite effective at it herself," Larry Johnson said.

"It was not Vladimir Putin that put the email server in her bathroom," Johnson added.

"It was not Vladimir Putin who told Hillary Clinton to use a private email account and conduct US-government business over that account and to share classified information. And her repeated lying about it. The fact that you would just focus a story on it somehow makes you an agent of Vladimir Putin. This thing is so ridiculous. It's amusing we have talk about, but it's so serious because it shows just the level that the intelligence community in the United States has fallen to. They are playing and interfering in domestic policies," he said.

Network

'Mind manipulations' to influence election results

"Hacking" to influence election results? Ridiculous! That may have been a thing of the past.

Or not even. It's an evil invention of the evil losers of the evil Hillary camp, supported by a criminal departing President Obama, who will be leaving office, of course, not with a bang, not even with a whimper, but with a disgrace for his nation and for the truth loving people all around the world.

What a legacy the first African-american US President leaves behind - the architect of thousands of indiscriminate and illegal drone killings, by starting five new wars, being currently involved in seven unjustified and illegal armed conflicts around the globe, killing millions of people and, finally, as a miserable liar.

Already back in August 2016, NSA whistleblower William Binney stated on Aaron Klein Investigative Radio that
"the Democratic National Committee's (DNC) server was not hacked by Russia, but by a disgruntled US intelligence worker." Binney went on to proclaim that "the NSA has all of Clinton's deleted emails, and the FBI could gain access to them if they so wished."
He concluded that there was no need for Trump to ask the Russians for the emails, he could just ask the FBI or NSA to hand them over.

Newspaper

Is Trump only sane voice in DC on Russian hacking fiction?

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President-elect Donald Trump wants to trim the country's top spy agencies, according to a report.
An American political analyst has slammed anti-Russian hysteria in the US media, and laments that very few people in Washington are taking as guarded an approach as President-elect Donald Trump has.

Chess

'You're fired!' Donald Trump to sack Obama's diplomats

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Donald Trump unilaterally fires all of Obama's ambassadors. This will allow Trump to create a new set of diplomats appointment for their talents rather than how much they donated to the Democrats.

Obama's 'operation sabotage' has just backfired. Reports coming out of Washington say that Donald Trump has unilaterally told all Obama US ambassadors abroad, 'you're fired'.

Blue Planet

Europe's loathing of Donald Trump is symptomatic of a wider cultural malaise

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Prior to the US election, ordinary Russians were broadly hopeful for a Trump victory. Although many were and remain sceptical of Donald Trump's ability to resist the militarism of the American deep state, it is accurate to say there was a collective sigh of relief in Russia when Hillary Clinton, the most Russophobic Presidential candidate in recent American history, lost.