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You say 'refreshing', I say 'egotistical and unthinking'...
It may not be "presidential". But I think there is something to be said for it. Potentially a president the communicates away from the suits.
Will it continue after inauguration? If it does will it be him? Probably not.
But I hope he does.
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Thing that makes me laugh is that it is deplorable that Russia allegedly hacked the Democratic Party and fed information, although it's all true, to wiki- leaks that did not change the outcome of the US election.
But it is no problem for the US media to " wholesale" publish stories of the republican candidate, also true, but nobody gives a toss. Which also didn't change the outcome of the election.
This current circus would shame Billy Smart.
The wheel's still turning but the hamsters dead.
Anyway, it wasn't just the FBI - are you saying they all got it wrong?
This report includes an analytic assessment drafted and coordinated among The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and The National Security Agency (NSA), which draws on intelligence information collected and disseminated by those three agencies.
Moscow’s influence campaign followed a Russian messaging strategy that blends covert intelligence operations—such as cyber activity—with overt efforts by Russian Government agencies, state-funded media, third-party intermediaries, and paid social media users or “trolls.”
Russia, like its Soviet predecessor, has a history of conducting covert influence campaigns focused on US presidential elections that have used intelligence officers and agents and press placements to disparage
candidates perceived as hostile to the Kremlin.
__________________ The Dunning-Kruger effect - it explains so much....
If my post is in bold, it's a moderating decision - if not, it's not.
I am in no doubt that Russia hacked the DNC and in fairness Mick the information that was released proves it or are you saying they were just really good guesses there's only so far you can go before it becomes stupid. It was clearly in Russia's interest to have a trump victory rather then a clinton one and it's completely plausible and likely they undertook nefarious means to further that agenda. I loathe clinton as well but you cannot just discount everything that happened because of the dislike for her Russia is playing some very dangerous games at the minute and they do need to reined in before they go too far and like many others i have little faith that trump is the man to do it unfortunately.
As long as they didn't get it from Russia then probably yes. There is a difference between the press doing something and a foreign state doing it.
But at the same time, surely to come to a conclusion that you were going to be so bold enough, to accuse another 'Super Power' Country, that they influenced the US Election, surely a thorough examination of the hacked DNC servers by that same Investigatory body, is essential? Not just say, 'oh well, Clinton lost the Election but we agree with the DNC, it's Russia's fault, we have absolutely no need to check out your servers, so you must be right.'
It is absolutely laughable, that this is being spun out they way it has been.
The only person who is to blame for losing the US Election, is Hillary Clinton and then the DNC, for believing she could win it.
The DNC should have not stitched up, Bernie Sanders by rigging (or should we say, influencing, if the shoe fits, the DNC can be accused of influencing as well) the Primaries in Hillary's favor and giving her the questions before going in those TV debates with him.