Did Russia influence the US election, or what?

Donald Trump speaks with members of the military, behind bulletproof glass, during the army-navy college football game in Baltimore on Saturday [Image: Andrew Harnik/AP].

When Donald Trump said the claim that Russia interfered with the US Presidential election was “ridiculous”, that’s when This Writer started to think it was probably true.

This is a man who doesn’t want to attend intelligence briefings because he reckons he’s “too smart”, after all.

But the claim that accusations of interference shouldn’t be limited to Russia is a good one. In the last day, This Blog has blocked 86 attacks from Russian sources. And from the United States?


Perhaps it’s not such a good idea for US intelligence agencies to go accusing other countries on this.

Donald Trump has said the CIA’s conclusion that Russia interfered in the presidential election is “ridiculous” and being used by Democrats as “just another excuse” for his defeat of Hillary Clinton.

The president-elect told Fox News Sunday that he did not necessarily oppose Barack Obama’s order for a review of campaign-season cyber-attacks.

But he added that in any such effort, “you should not just say ‘Russia’. You should say other countries also, and maybe other individuals.”

The Obama administration has said the review is not just about Russia or the election. The White House says the report will look at other election-year incidents, including 2008 and 2012 cyber-attacks linked to Chinese hackers.

Source: Donald Trump says CIA charge Russia influenced election is ‘ridiculous’ | US news | The Guardian

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8 thoughts on “Did Russia influence the US election, or what?

  1. Jt Zoonie

    Trump won by such a massive margin. He only lost in NYC on 4 out of 5. NYC is around 319 square miles. The USA is around 4 million.
    I would worry about how the USA is making inroads in the UK. They advise the government run the dwp and are bit by bit taking over the national health service. For eg lloyds pharmacy is American.
    Another point. Why is the press not reporting the abuse of the disabled. America and Britain made the middle east crisis. Perhaps you said something oh blimey didn’t like.
    Or may didn’t like. The UK is very happy to screw it’s own citezens. Look closer to home if your getting crap. Suggest you talk to an it dude. You can find where the attacks come from.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      The popular vote went to Clinton by – didn’t I read this somewhere? – the largest margin ever.
      I demonstrated where the attacks have originated.
      And I have written many articles about the subjects you mention.

  2. Jt Zoonie

    If you are using Windows 10 your pretty much screwed as loads of data go back to Microsoft unless you spent like a lifetime going through the agreement. Honest talk to an it dude you trust.
    Be honest at what point would put in be looking at you? I can see loads of reasons why the UK. USA would.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      I’m not using Windows 10.
      The point wasn’t that Putin might be looking at me, but that people from these countries are trying to. Some countries have a worse reputation than others in this regard.

  3. Jonathan L Trapman

    “When Donald Trump said the claim that Russia interfered with the US Presidential election was “ridiculous”, that’s when This Writer started to think it was probably true.”


    You know it is really only when you step outside your national commentaries into the international that I really wonder about your world view.

    To even voice that Russia may be implicated in doing these things shows a level of severe mental abrasion.

    When both Craig Murray and Julian Assange’s Wikileaks says this is 100% BS and also know precisely the Washington insider who leaked the relevant details it would seem to lay off such remarks that do little to add to your credibility.

    I say that with deep respect for your local expertise.

    That our SIS is as complicit in these lies and deceit is no surprise from a job description point of view but wholly deplorable from feeling their work can be in any way effective in national security.

    This whole line of bullhorn is merely there to distract from the far greater truths not wishing to be blasted concerning the echelons of pedophilia, vile goings on in every level of higher office worldwide.

    However that will always suffer until the sewers of the MSM are well and truly cleared.

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