Podesta calls for electors to be briefed on report many in intelligence community don’t even believe
(INTELLIHUB) — In yet another direct attack in the ongoing war against Donald Trump’s impending presidency, Hillary Clinton campaign chair John Podesta has backed “efforts” by some Electoral College voters to be briefed by the CIA before they cast their vote for president.
“The bipartisan electors’ letter raises very grave issues involving our national security,” Podesta said in a statement Monday. “Electors have a solemn responsibility under the Constitution and we support their efforts to have their questions addressed.”
Podesta went on to say, “Each day that month, our campaign decried the interference of Russia in our campaign and its evident goal of hurting our campaign to aid Donald Trump.”
“Despite our protestations, this matter did not receive the attention it deserved by the media in the campaign. We now know that the CIA has determined Russia’s interference in our elections was for the purpose of electing Donald Trump. This should distress every American.”
The statement, which was the first from the Clinton Campaign that actually questioned the election directly, is chalked full of half-truths and outright lies, especially when you consider that the FBI and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) have both stated that they do not back the “CIA assessment” revealed late Friday by establishment darlings the Washington Post and the New York Times.
A day after reports indicated that the FBI didn’t back the CIA in their claim that Russia specifically helped Donald Trump win the election, a Reuters exclusive revealed that:
The overseers of the U.S. intelligence community have not embraced a CIA assessment that Russian cyber attacks were aimed at helping Republican President-elect Donald Trump win the 2016 election, three American officials said on Monday.
While the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) does not dispute the CIA’s analysis of Russian hacking operations, it has not endorsed their assessment because of a lack of conclusive evidence that Moscow intended to boost Trump over Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton, said the officials, who declined to be named.
Considering this confirmation that many in the intelligence community don’t even believe the assessment, the call by Podesta to have Electoral College voters briefed on it can be seen as nothing more than a move to have them go through a sort of mini CIA disinformation briefing (see brainwashing) with the goal of altering their vote for someone other than Trump.
Shockingly, the same Politico article that detailed Podesta’s statement also included the fact that some Democrats are openly lobbbying the Electoral College to vote against Trump.
One of them, Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, told POLITICO on Monday that Trump is a “potentially dangerous president.”
“It became clear to me last night that this man is not only unqualified to be president, he’s a danger to the republic,” Himes said. “I do think the Electoral College should choose someone other than Donald Trump to be president. That will lead to a fascinating legal issue … but I would rather have a legal problem — a constitutional legal problem — then to find out the White House was now the Kremlin’s chief ally.”
As we reported last night, stealing the election from Trump and the American people has become a real possibility and now the Clinton Campaign itself has joined the war to stop the winner of the 2016 election from ever taking office.
In other words they are backing a direct plan that would possibly see Hillary Clinton take office after losing the election.