War-mongering anti-Russia agitator and spokesperson for the Military Industrial Complex, John McCain, leads the witness, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. He’s obviously doing so in an attempt to get him to provide a basis for McCain to extrapolate a distorted conclusion that Russian engaged in an act of war in the conduct of their still completely unsubstantiated allegations of hacking of a political party and its corrupt candidate.
In his choppily delivered arguments, McCain says “Clearly what we’re talking about is, if they succeeded in changing the results of an election, which none of us believe they were [did], that would have to constitute an attack on the United States of America because of the effects if they had succeeded.” It’s the same thing as equating a shot at someone that missed or manslaughter with first degree murder in sentencing because the victim is dead either way. As he drags the bait fish across Clapper’s snout, McCain asks, “Would you agree with that?”
Clapper replies, “First, we cannot say, they did not change any vote tallies or anything of that sort. We have no way of gauging the impact that, certainly the intelligence community can’t gauge the impact it had on choices the electorate made. There’s no way for us to gauge that. Whether or not that constitutes an act of war I think is a very heavy policy call that I don’t believe the intelligence community should make but it certainly would carry in my view great gravity. Nice try McCain, no cigar.
Senator Tom Cotton clarifies that no vote tallies were impacted in any way in the opinion of Director Clapper. He declined to offer an assessment as to motive during the public hearings, but affirmed opinions in that regard would be included as part of the upcoming report.
Cotton notes that while Clinton has claimed that President Vladimir Putin favored Donald Trump in the election but notes several policy changes that Trump will implement which are not favorable to Russia, including an increase in our defense spending, to accelerate nuclear modernization, to accelerate ballistic missile defenses and to expand and accelerate oil and gas production, which would obviously harm Russia’s economy.
Clapper agrees that the arguments presented by Cotton indicate that Mr. Trump’s agenda may not be, as the media fake news propagandists love to “report,” as favorable to Russia as Clinton’s would have been. He doesn’t even address the matter of shady side deals for American resources and information that Clinton had engaged in with every nation, including the Russians, in the recent past, such as the Uranium One deal.
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