Courtesy of Raw Story:
“I think he hacked the elections,” Baer said of Russian President Vladimir Putin. “The FBI came out today and put out a report. This is forensic information. He manipulated our election and now he’s manipulating our politics. The fact they didn’t expel any American diplomats from Moscow and he turns around and says, ‘Trump is just the man we can deal with,’ this is just extraordinary.”
Baer went on to say that he’s never seen anything like this in his many years working in national security.
“And the fact that Trump has not reacted is incredible,” he continued. “This FBI information is forensic. It is the same sort of evidence they send people to jail on. It is computer DNA. It is indisputable at this point.”
CNN host Kate Bolduan remarked that it was interesting Baer laid out the argument that way because former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani questioned the evidence, claiming it might be political. Giuliani said that Trump will get his own team to look through the intelligence report given the politics or the possibility of the intelligence being wrong.
“It is going to be the same stuff,” Baer explained. “But what Giuliani misses, this isn’t intelligence. This isn’t assessments. This isn’t people trying to get into Putin’s mind. This is forensics. It is DNA. And this is what they are all missing and it is every single intelligence agency in the United States government that this is just a fact.”
There is a hell of a lot of pushback on the conclusion that Russia hacked the DNC and Clinton campaign to hurt Hillary and help Trump get elected, though from everything that I have witnessed so far it seems to leave very little doubt that that is EXACTLY what happened here.
Like this Baer guy pointed out, the FBI has certainly not seemed terribly sympathetic toward Hillary Clinton and yet they apparently are convinced that Putin hacked this election, and did so to favor Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton.
And that falls in line with every other intelligence agency's conclusions as well.
So what is the fucking argument?
That there is not enough evidence presented in the reports to convince Trump supporters?
Yeah but those are the same folks that were convinced Donald Trump was going to actually build a wall to keep Mexicans out, and that Hillary Clinton was involved in a child sex ring based on a conspiracy theory flogged by Alex Jones.
So who gives two shits what those folks think?