Russian “Hacking” Report – All Vine and No ‘Tater

The hacking report is mighty thin

The hacking report is mighty thin.
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The Obama Administration, along with its MSM lackeys have been working overtime, trying to delegitimize the election of Donald Trump.

The intelligence report concerning Russian hacking has sprung a few leaks to assist in this effort.

The MSM spin is that the Russians “stole” the election for Donald Trump – the implication being that somehow Russians hacked into machines to manipulate the vote totals. No, the MSM has not actually said that but they are not making any great effort to clarify their headlines on the matter.

John Podesta’s emails were hacked, but whether by Russians isn’t really known. Wikileaks isn’t apparently mentioned in the intelligence report – which is odd in itself – and Julian Assange has flatly denied that the source was the Russians.

Byron York poses some questions regarding the report on Russian hacking in an article for the Washington Examiner:

Julia Ioffe, a writer for The Atlantic who watches Russia carefully, tweeted this about the intelligence community’s unclassified report on Russian hacking released Friday: “It’s hard to tell if the thinness of the #hacking report is because the proof is classified, or because the proof doesn’t exist.”*

“Thin” is right. The report is brief — the heart of it is just five broadly-spaced pages. It is all conclusions and no evidence. In the introduction, the IC — the collective voice of the CIA, the FBI, and the NSA — explains that it cannot supply evidence to the public, because doing so “would reveal sensitive sources or methods and imperil the ability to collect critical foreign intelligence in the future.”

The problem is, without evidence, it’s hard for the public to determine just what happened in the hacking affair. So here are six questions the IC might consider answering in the days ahead.

(Read rest here)

Thin indeed.

There is no conclusive evidence that the Russians were even behind the “hacks”, no evidence whatsoever of any compromise of balloting or vote totals, and no evidence that supports the notion that the released emails influenced any voters.

This entire uproar is nothing more than the Democrats, the MSM – and establishment RINOs (a la McCain and Graham) attempting to thwart President-elect Trump’s agenda before he even takes the oath of office.

It is also about those same forces attempting to thwart the will of the electorate who overwhelmingly (outside of California) voted for Trump’s America First philosophy.

It is all a bunch of noise from the usual bunch of miscreants.

If they had any actual “proof” of anything concerning the Russians, beyond all of the “conjecture” and “degrees of probability”, we would already know it.

There’s an old country saying that applies perfectly to this “report”…all vine and no ‘tater.

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Chip McLean is the founder and editor/publisher of Outsider News Publishing, the umbrella for Capitol Hill Outsider, Capitol Hill Coffee House and Rino Tracker (co-founded with Chris Adamo). Chip is a former broadcaster and long time sales professional whose interest in politics began in 1964 at the age of eight, when his parents took him to a Barry Goldwater rally during the presidential campaign. He identifies himself as a "constitutionalist" and started the "Outsider" as a response to an out-of-control federal government that has seen both major parties disregard the very document they are sworn to uphold. In addition to his work at Outsider News Publishing, Chip’s columns have appeared in a number of online publications, including NewsWithViews, Canada Free Press and Renew America.