FBI Director Comey and DNI Clapper Cave to Pressure: Now Claim Russia Helped Trump

Global Research, December 17, 2016

Earlier, FBI director James Comey and DNI head James Clapper suggested no evidence linked Russia to hacking America’s election. Nothing indicates Moscow interfered to help Trump.

America’s deep state puts enormous pressure on officials with divergent views on important issues to come around to its way of thinking.

On December 16, the  Washington Post said Comey and Clapper now agree “with a CIA assessment that Russia intervened in the 2016 election in part to help Donald Trump win the White House…”

CIA director director John Brennan said “(e)arlier this week, I met separately with FBI (Director) James Comey and DNI Jim Clapper, and there is strong consensus among us on the scope, nature, and intent of Russian interference in our presidential election” – even though there was none.

No evidence was presented to prove it because none exists. Accusations without credible proof are groundless. No legitimate tribunal would accept them.

Russia DID NOT interfere in America’s election. No hacking occurred. Claims otherwise constitute  an effort to continue US hostile relations toward Moscow and discredit Trump’s election victory.

Comey and Clapper lied. So did the CIA, discarding hard truths entirely – more evidence that virtually everything from Washington lacks credibility.

Trump is right discounting the hacking claim as “ridiculous,” saying “I don’t believe it at all.” Nor should anyone accept fake news as legitimate. If otherwise, proof would have been offered weeks ago. None forthcoming means none exists.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net

His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”


Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com.

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