What if America had known the Donald Trump campaign sought out and worked with the Russians to steal the 2016 presidential elections from the Democrats? What if Trump is encouraging the Russians to sabotage our election as late as January 2020 or longer? The Senate Intelligence Committee just released never-seen-before documents in its fifth and final report. They are damning.
The New Yorker journalist, author, and Russian refugee Masha Gesson said in a 2017 PBS Frontline interview postmortem that Putin was involved in Trump’s election:
Many believed that the man who occasionally sits in the Oval Office did not have the IQ to pull off bringing America to her knees. Yet, a man with a 3-D chess mind did. His name is Vladimir Putin, Russia’s dictator, our sworn enemy, and POTUS’ role model.
During the president’s campaign and transition, Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort hired, met with, and encouraged Konstantin Kilimnik, a Russian intelligence officer aka a Russian spy. No wonder POTUS looked so whipped when he stood with Russia’s dictator after their private meeting in Poland.
The just-released Intelligence Committee report read, according to breaking NBC news:
‘[Kilimnik] almost certainly helped arrange some of the first public messaging that Ukraine had interfered in the U.S. election.’
In what the campaign called its “October Surprise,” the Senate committee provided a “detailed account” describing the Trump-Russian operation. The new information in the 1,000-page document provided evidence of Trump’s eager affiliation with Russia. It included:
‘[T]hree allegations of potentially compromising material relating to Trump’s private trips to Russia that were unconnected to the dossier compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele.’
The document supported Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s and Roger Stone’s prosecution team’s account of events. The report read:
‘While the GRU and WikiLeaks were releasing hacked documents, the Trump Campaign sought to maximize the impact of those materials to aid Trump’s electoral prospects. To do so, the Trump campaign took actions to obtain advance notice about WikiLeaks releases of Clinton emails; took steps to obtain inside information about the content of releases once WikiLeaks began to publish stolen information; created messaging strategies to promote and share the materials in anticipation of and following their release, and encouraged further theft of information and continued leaks.’
Manafort could have been convicted of “collusion” had he been charged. Instead, he was convicted of “fraud and tax charges unrelated to Russian.” Trump later set his friend free from prison but did not pardon him. The report continued:
‘Russia and other countries took advantage of the Transition Team’s inexperience, transparent opposition to Obama Administration policies, and Trump’s desire to deepen ties with Russia, to pursue unofficial channels through which Russia could conduct diplomacy. The lack of vetting of foreign interactions by Transition officials left the Transition open to influence and manipulation by foreign intelligence services, government leaders, and co-opted business executives.’
‘Russian officials, intelligence services, and others acting on the Kremlin’s behalf were capable of exploiting the Transition’s shortcomings for Russia’s advantage. Based on available information it is possible — and even likely — that they did so.’
Russia worked from late 2016 until “at least January 2020” to spread lies:
‘[The lies were] overlapping false narratives which sought to discredit investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 elections and spread false information about the events of 2016.’
Even though the Russians spread disinformation on the behalf of Russia about the Ukrainians interfering, the committee found no evidence of it, CNN reported:
‘[The committee] identified no reliable evidence that the Ukrainian government interfered in the 2016 U.S. election.’
Twitter world caught fire when people discovered Trump hired the Russians to sabotage the 2016 and possibly the 2020 election. Take a look at some of our favorites below:
All past & present legislation & appointments must be frozen & put under review. If we allow treason to be so profitable our Constitutional Republic will surely collapse under the weight of the corruption engendered by #CitizensUnited.#StopTreason4Profit #RICO4TrumpsterTraitors pic.twitter.com/15Ff47aDMx
— 🎶Just Dancin’ with Myself! Oh-Oh-O-Oh!🎶 (@KlugeJosephB) August 18, 2020
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