|You are all Russians now comrade.|
Courtesy of NBC News:
U.S. intelligence officials now believe with "a high level of confidence" that Russian President Vladimir Putin became personally involved in the covert Russian campaign to interfere in the U.S. presidential election, senior U.S. intelligence officials told NBC News.
Two senior officials with direct access to the information say new intelligence shows that Putin personally directed how hacked material from Democrats was leaked and otherwise used. The intelligence came from diplomatic sources and spies working for U.S. allies, the officials said.
Putin's objectives were multifaceted, a high-level intelligence source told NBC News. What began as a "vendetta" against Hillary Clinton morphed into an effort to show corruption in American politics and to "split off key American allies by creating the image that [other countries] couldn't depend on the U.S. to be a credible global leader anymore," the official said.
Ultimately, the CIA has assessed, the Russian government wanted to elect Donald Trump. The FBI and other agencies don't fully endorse that view, but few officials would dispute that the Russian operation was intended to harm Clinton's candidacy by leaking embarrassing emails about Democrats.
Apparently this latest intelligence shows that the methods by which the hackers got into the various computer systems have to be authorized by the highest levels of the Russian government.
A Russian government that Putin controls with an iron fist.
And before any of the Russian trolls start visiting the comments section here to declare that this there is no proof:
Now the U.S has solid information tying Putin to the operation, the intelligence officials say. Their use of the term "high confidence" implies that the intelligence is nearly incontrovertible.
This was also corroborated by CBS News:
Of course this is unlikely to convince any die hard Trump supporters since they have now been conditioned to distrust the mainstream media completely.NEW: US intelligence sources confirm hacks could not have occurred without Putin’s blessing, @jeffpeguescbs reports https://t.co/xSIJMLms3X pic.twitter.com/HpmgR7cg7f— CBS News (@CBSNews) December 15, 2016
However most of our elected officials, and the majority of the voters, are NOT Trump supporters, which means it is time to fire up those special prosecutors and start a real in depth investigation.
Personally I think the evidence is clear that Donald Trump is a Russian operative, who gained power through manipulations by Vladimir Putin and his cyber terrorists, and that this entire election in illegitimate.