Washington Post claims secret CIA assessment shows Russia directly helped Trump win election


Surprise Friday night report intensifies corporate media attack on all things Trump

(INTELLIHUB) — In a sort of Friday night disinfo surprise, the Washington Post, already reeling from publishing a now totally debunked article on fake news, has released a bombshell report that claims a secret CIA assessment shows that Russia directly sought to help Donald Trump win the presidency.

The report, completely based on the claims of unnamed U.S. officials and therefore almost impossible to confirm or debunk, is sure to once again send the corporate media into anti-Trump overdrive.

“The CIA has concluded in a secret assessment that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump win the presidency, rather than just to undermine confidence in the U.S. electoral system, according to officials briefed on the matter,” reads the article.

“Intelligence agencies have identified individuals with connections to the Russian government who provided WikiLeaks with thousands of hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and others, including Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, according to U.S. officials,” it continued.

“Those officials described the individuals as actors known to the intelligence community and part of a wider Russian operation to boost Trump and hurt Clinton’s chances.”

It goes on to claim that no direct connection between the Kremlin and the hackers has been found but that Russia regularly uses middlemen for such operations.

This report is obviously huge news, especially when you consider all the other threats against Trump actually becoming president as well as the recent disinformation put out by the Post in regards to Russia and the U.S. elections. Remember, we already know that less than three weeks ago this same newspaper published a hack article attacking dozens of news oulets as fake news.

The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald wrote at the time that the article was, “rife with obviously reckless and unproven allegations, and fundamentally shaped by shoddy, slothful journalistic tactics”.

In another report on actual fake news, Greenwald had this to say about the November 24th article that the Washington Post published and was subsequently spread by dozens of corporate media shills.

One of the most egregious examples was the recent Washington Post article hyping a new anonymous group and its disgusting blacklist of supposedly pro-Russia news outlets – a shameful article mindlessly spread by countless journalists who love to decry Fake News, despite the Post article itself being centrally based on Fake News.

(The Post this week finally added a lame editor’s note acknowledging these critiques; the Post editors absurdly claimed that they did not mean to “vouch for the validity” of the blacklist even though the article’s key claims were based on doing exactly that).

Now, just weeks later we are supposed to believe another shocking report from the same newspaper that extensively quotes unnamed and most likely biased government officials?

As I previously reported, we are in the midst of an all information war in the run up to the inauguration of Trump in less than six weeks. This Washington Post piece is essentially the nuclear bomb launched in that war.

Amazingly, Intellihub’s Shepard Ambellas predicted this exact scenario in a Tweet released several hours before the Washington Post and New York Times propaganda surfaced as seen in the Tweet below. (Click into the Tweet to view)

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