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Newly Declassified Evidence: Russia Didn’t Try to Help Elect Trump in 2016

It has become conventional “wisdom” on the left that Russia wanted Trump to win in 2016, and therefore they helped his campaign. The latter belief was debunked by the Mueller report—though many on the left still believe it. The theory that Russia wanted Trump to win has also persisted, but newly declassified evidence suggesting that Russia was spreading false information about Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign “is calling into question the Obama administration’s intelligence assessment that Moscow was trying to help the Republican win the 2016 election,” according to a report from Just The News’s John Solomon.

Evidence recently declassified by DNI Richard Grenell and Attorney General Barr revealed that as early as July 2016 British intelligence operative and FBI informant Christopher Steele was involved in an FBI investigation of Trump. The same evidence showed that the FBI was repeatedly warned that Steele was susceptible to Russia disinformation and that U.S. intelligence had “concluded some of his Hillary Clinton-funded dossier’s claims about Trump were false information planted by Moscow’s intelligence services.”

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Experts agreed that efforts by Russia to provide false negative information about Trump to Christopher Steele “undercut the notion that Moscow was trying to defeat Clinton and help Trump.”

It has become widely accepted that Russia’s hacking of DNC emails meant that they were trying to help then-candidate Trump win in 2016, but this newly declassified information supports the other theory—that Russia was simply trying to sow division and election discord in the United States.

Daniel Hoffman, the CIA’s former station chief in Moscow and one of America’s premier experts on Russia spy tradecraft, said he believed all along the Obama administration’s assessment was wrong and the newly declassified evidence confirms his suspicions.

“The question of whether Russia favored Clinton or Trump is superfluous,” he said. “There is no evidence Russia ever had the throw weight to influence the outcome of the 2016 election, the 2017 DNI report confirmed that.

“The reason for Russia’s interference in our electoral process was more simple. Putin hates Democrats, and he hates Republicans because what scares him the most is democracy — freedom, liberty — which continued to be an inspiration to the Russian people whom he oppresses,” Hoffman told Just the News.

Rep. Devin Nunes says he believes the Obama administration’s intelligence assessment was as flawed as the Steele dossier and the Mueller report.

Was the assessment flawed, or deliberately wrong to sabotage Trump?

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8 Comments on this post.
  • ROTONDARON
    24 April 2020 at 5:23 pm
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    PRESIDENT { BATH HOUSE BARRY}……OBAMA’S “INTELLIGENCE ADMINISTRATION”….{ ISN’T THAT AN “OXYMORON”? ? ? ? ? ? }

  • Pat
    24 April 2020 at 5:41 pm
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    OBAMA AND HIS ADMINISTRATION WERE DEFINITELY OUT TO SUBVERT TRUMP. THEY LIED AND SPIED AND EVERYONE WAS INVOLVED. A TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE. THEY ALL NEEX TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE INCLUDING THE LEADER OF THE PACK

  • Tom S.
    24 April 2020 at 6:58 pm
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    The “intelligence assessment” by the Obama administration was DELIBERATELY skewed to favor leftists, by FALSELY claiming that Russia was trying to interfere with U.S. election developments in order to help Donald Trump win the 2016 U.S. Presidential election. Now, after more TRUTHFUL investigations have started being conducted, it is proven that the Russians were trying to help Hillary Rodham Clinton win that election, and also that Russia could generate problems throughout the American election process. The Democrats are now AFRAID of what truth is now being both discovered and proven. It is likely going to result in trials, convictions, and jail sentences of people who tried to hijack the election process through cheating, in order to deny Americans our majority choices, and instead put more Democrats into elected offices, from President of the United States on down to many other positions. This attitude is quite well revealed in the recent statement of S.C. Congressman James Clybyrne when he called the COVID-19 pandemic “a great opportunity to RESTRUCTURE things TO FIT OUR VISION.” He and other leftists DO NOT WANT TO SUPPORT THE WISHES OF AMERICA’S MAJORITY, but rather only to support the wishes of “the left,” (Democrats, mostly.) They already used the “Steele dossier’ (which is false information) to ILLEGALLY impeach President Trump, falsely persuading the FISA Court to grant investigations into Trump’s campaign staff and numerous other things not legitimate for them to be investigating. It now appears that John Btennan is at the epicenter of the illegal plan to undermine Donald Trump’s legitimate opportunities in the 2016 election.

  • Ernest Lane
    24 April 2020 at 7:23 pm
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    The very concept of Putin helping Trump win makes no logical sense. If Putin wanted anyone to win, he wanted HRC. Given her general corruption and incompetence — start the discussion with Uranium One — Putin _knew_ she could be rolled. Trump, not so sure. And, Trump has done more anti-Russia things (sanctions, Ukraine aid, more) than any recent President.

  • Bo
    24 April 2020 at 7:32 pm
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    Putin said in Helsinki on world wide T V he wanted trump to win what kind of B. S is this website spreading

  • Brian Stephens
    24 April 2020 at 11:09 pm
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  • jussi b.
    25 April 2020 at 12:35 am
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    does the recent bi-partisan senate intelligence report not mean anything? it concluded the opposite of what you’re saying. it endorsed the intelligence community’s conclusion that was concluded without bias.

  • susan dudak
    25 April 2020 at 7:10 pm
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    It was Obama that said to a Russian at a meeting (in front of a live microphone), When the election is over, I (Obama) can be more flexible. Now…….who do you think was pulling the chains with Russia. It certainly wasn’t Trump. Trump inherited a corrupt FBI and a corrupt CIA. Awful.

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