BREAKING: Russia intervened in 2016 election, CIA concludes

Adding to our Huffington Post article “Why Hillary Lost: The Great American Lie,” Every major news media outlet in the country is reporting breaking news tonight on a CIA assessment that concludes that Russia intervened in the 2016 presidential election, specifically to help Donald Trump win.

Washington Post first broke the story, which is a bombshell. Among other things it reveals that Mitch McConnell and President Obama were aware of the report from the CIA back in September, but that McConnell squashed it.

From WaPo:

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.

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. 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 is the assessment of the intelligence community that Russia’s goal here was to favor one candidate over the other, to help Trump get elected,” said a senior U.S. official briefed on an intelligence presentation made to U.S. senators. “That’s the consensus view.”

The Obama administration has been debating for months how to respond to the alleged Russian intrusions, with White House officials concerned about escalating tensions with Moscow and being accused of trying to boost Clinton’s campaign.

MSNBC’S Lawrence O’Donnell reported live on air earlier this evening. WATCH:


Alex Mohajer is the political director of Bros4Hillary. You may contact him at alex@bros4hillary.com or tweet him @alexmohajer.

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Named one of OUT Magazine's 100 Most Eligible Bachelors of 2017, Alex Mohajer is a controversial political writer and commentator whose unapologetic post-election commentary has made him one of the most shared contributors at The Huffington Post. He is the Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Bros4America (formerly Bros4Hillary), a progressive advocacy organization that gained national recognition during the 2016 presidential election for its efforts to elect Hillary Clinton. Alex holds a Bachelor of Arts from U.C. Berkeley where he studied politics with progressive champion Robert Reich, and a Juris Doctorate from from Chapman University School of Law, where he studied constitutional law with conservative hero Hugh Hewitt. While in law school, he was fittingly awarded "Most Likely To Be Held in Contempt" by his graduating class. He has been interviewed for or featured on The Fox News Channel, PolitiFact, The Huffington Post, Washington Post, LA and NY Times, AfterBuzz TV, OUT and Instinct Magazine(s), Dan Savage Blog, TheWrap, Yahoo News, New York Public Radio, The David Pakman Show, The Ann Walker Show, and more. Named by LGBTQ Nation to their Top 8 People Working to Elect Hillary Clinton. Alex is an author, public/motivational speaker, and an award-winning singer, actor, and solo artist who was nominated for a 2016 Broadway World Award for Best Male Cabaret Artist. Alex lives in Los Angeles with his dog, Bruce Wayne. Press inquiries and bookings: press@bros4america.com

2 Comments

  1. I’M with Hillary Clinton. How much more obvious can it get? All the hacking of the Democratic email servers but not any republican’s??? Donald Trump himself yelled and screamed that the election is rigged. Of course it was. I believe that we should have another election. Get rid of the electoral college. The people have spoken…the American people voted for Hillary. Donald Trump will not be my president.

  2. I agree. I doubt you have to get rid of the Electoral College. They will speak for themselves. A dishonest election in a real Democracy is now obvious. Time for Democrats to act.

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