WSJ source: Trump is planning to restructure CIA because he thinks intelligence has become "completely politicized." https://t.co/DHKyxVVZtu
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) January 4, 2017
CNN, at 1:35am Friday (Feast of the Ephipany) morning:
US intelligence has identified the go-betweens the Russians used to provide stolen emails to WikiLeaks, according to US officials familiar with the classified intelligence report that was presented to President Barack Obama on Thursday…
Meanwhile, US intelligence has received new information following the election that gave agencies increased confidence that Russia carried out the hack and did so, in part, to help Trump win.
Included in that new information were intercepted conversations of Russian officials expressing happiness at Trump’s win. Another official described some of the messages as congratulatory.
Officials said this was just one of multiple indicators to give them high confidence of both Russian involvement and Russian intentions. Officials reiterated that there is no single intercepted communication that qualifies as a “smoking gun” on Russia’s intention to benefit Trump’s candidacy or to claim credit for doing so.
Vice President Joe Biden said in an interview with PBS NewsHour that an unclassified version of an intel report provided to him will be released “very shortly” and will “lay out in bold print what” the US knows about the hacking…
Officials told CNN there’s been a disconnect between Trump’s remarks about the intelligence community and his behind-the-scenes behavior when he’s present at private intel briefings.
(But who’s bringing the bad news about which ruling power, and who are the innocents to be slaughtered when the ruler’s will is thwarted?)
Julian Assange said "a 14 year old could have hacked Podesta" – why was DNC so careless? Also said Russians did not give him the info!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 4, 2017
Ok forget about politics for a sec. If a CEO tweeted that his research department was terrible and he believed the competitor instead… https://t.co/FpteAKR5Oi
— Jason Kander (@JasonKander) January 4, 2017
This is turning in to a hostile takeover of America. https://t.co/49iuGrbWfY
— Dana Houle (@DanaHoule) January 4, 2017
@DanaHoule I kinda like the idea of having the CIA on the side of The Resistance tho.
— Boney Hurdle (@eclecticbrotha) January 4, 2017
Further speculation on Trump’s state of mind, when it comes to “intel”…