Friday, January 06, 2017

Intelligence officials identify go-betweens Russians used to funnel hacked material to Wikileaks. Oh, and the Russians celebrated Trump's victory. Update!

Courtesy of CNN: 

US intelligence has identified the go-betweens the Russians used to provide stolen emails to WikiLeaks, according to US officials familiar with the classified intelligence report that was presented to President Barack Obama on Thursday.

As if that were not enough the officials also intercepted this little tidbit: 

Senior officials in the Russian government celebrated Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton as a geopolitical win for Moscow, according to U.S. officials who said that American intelligence agencies intercepted communications in the aftermath of the election in which Russian officials congratulated themselves on the outcome. 

The ebullient reaction among high-ranking Russian officials — including some who U.S. officials believe had knowledge of the country’s cyber campaign to interfere in the U.S. election — contributed to the U.S. intelligence community’s assessment that Moscow’s efforts were aimed at least in part at helping Trump win the White House.

Well now isn't that interesting?

Sometime today Trump is also going to be briefed on this same intelligence.

Gee, I wonder how that will go?

Update: Well I guess it's a good thing my irony meter broke several years back, because this would snap it off like an icicle in winter it it hadn't.
Seriously, just how deep is this rabbit hole we are in?

Update 2: Just like clockwork.
Remember leaks are only okay if they directly benefit Donald Trump. 


  1. Anonymous6:34 AM

    "according to US officials familiar with the classified intelligence report that was presented"

    In my view this is a huge red flag. Why should a free people be satisfied with leaks? We're being treated like people under an authoritarian regime. As if we're not smart enough to look at the evidence and judge for ourselves what happened, we're having it spoon-fed to us. We're being told to believe without seeing. And it's funny that many here who are atheists and criticize people of faith for believing without seeing are eating up this bullshit like candy. Something's off here. I'm first getting more worried about this kind of thing going on with Trump at the wheel and second getting more disappointed that Obama is a party to this and third that we have a press that's colluding with government leakers to control the message. Troubling.

    1. Anonymous7:09 AM

      In other circumstances, I would agree that I would prefer transparency. BUT, it appears to me that if they told me all about their methods, who they spied on, everything they know, they will limit their ability to keep doing this spying. I'm sure Vlad would love to know all the details of how they figured it out.

    2. Connie from Denver7:10 AM

      A person is intelligent. People are dumb stupid panicky animals and you know it. (Paraphrased Angent J)

    3. Connie from Denver7:12 AM

      Oops. That was supposed to be Angent K.

    4. Anonymous7:19 AM

      6:34 take your meds. It will improve your cognitive skills.

    5. Anonymous7:27 AM

      Stop being stupid. There are obviously things that could be ascertained from certain facts and figures that would disclose sources and procedures used to gain this knowledge.

      I have never been ashamed of my country before,but right now I am embarrassed by those few people who voted for this Traitor Trump.

  2. Anonymous6:43 AM


    "Donald Trump to Remain Executive Producer on ‘Celebrity Apprentice"
    - Internet

    So why is the "President-elect Apprentice Executive Producer" attacking Arnold Schwarzenegger with Trump's latest tweets?

    Doesn't make sense since Trump is the Apprentice Executive Producer and is getting paid by The Apprentice show?

    Is Trump trying to cause reality tv drama to improve ratings?

    Donald Trump to Remain Executive Producer on 'Celebrity Apprentice'

    Variety Magazine › news › donald-trump...

    Dec 8, 2016 - Donald Trump will remain an exec producer on NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice,” which is returning Jan. 2 after a two-year hiatus with new host Arnold Schwarzenegger. MGM confirmed to Variety that Trump has retained his EP credit on the series. ... The larger issue for MGM, NBC, and ...

    1. This news is a month old.

      Where have you been?

    2. When Trumper treats facts as lies against him, where does intelligence go from there? This is monstrous behavior from a monster, who seems clinically unbalanced. If he can't be outsmarted, American is up shit-creek.

  3. Anonymous6:58 AM

    More 'interesting' evidence surfaces today:

    Wikileaks, today, ironically takes position opposing leaking info and makes it clear that they're working for Trump

    WikiLeaks Verified account
    The Obama admin/CIA is illegally funneling TOP SECRET//COMINT information to NBC for political reasons before PEOTUS even gets to read it.
    2:48 AM - 6 Jan 2017

    1. Anonymous7:33 AM

      The WikiLeaks comment mirrors Trump's complaint of yesterday. Word is that he was all bent out of shape because the media got ah old of some info before he was to get it today. If he'd had his daily briefings, there's so much he would have known. If he'd shown any interest in intel, perhaps he'd have gotten his briefing yesterday right after Obama did. And it wasn't just NBC that got a hold of info. CNN was reporting it too. Trump's last tweets yesterday were all about blaming the DNC and NBC now instead of the intelligence community--he was making his shift because he knew, after yesterday's hearings, that he looked like the complete fucking asshole idiot that he is.

    2. As if wikileaks has any clue what is legal and illegal under US law.

      Also, the Mangled Marlalade Moron would have been read into all relevant briefings all along if he had not made it clear that he he had no interest in the safety and security of the country he intends to pillage and plunder.

    3. Anonymous8:31 AM

      @7:33 AM - Right on - If you don't get your lazy, lying ass to where the information is being disseminated then quit your bitching. How sick is this orange orangutan? He should have been taken out of the mainstream years ago.

    4. If Trump's panties are in a twist because he is the last to know it's his own damned fault. He has chosen to ignore the daily briefings.

      Personally, it might be easier to brief him via Twitter. It's not like they can tell him anything that is classified or sensitive.

      Trump is our biggest security threat right now.

      If the Obama Administration and the Intelligence Community gave information to NBC, it wasn't leaked. It was released legally.

      If Trump has a problem with that, maybe he should attend the damned briefings.

    5. Anonymous8:05 PM

      Trump's cognitive level is 140 characters.

  4. Anonymous7:12 AM

    ...This is a slippery and dangerous slope down which Trump and his surrogates have embarked, where facts are punished and lies are the basis of criminal charges. This is how dictatorships function. It is not how the world’s first modern liberal democracy was meant to function.

    Remember, Donald Trump isn’t just suggesting Brennan & Co. are wrong, but that they are inventing the Russia connection out of whole cloth to delegitimize he, Donald Trump. He isn’t accusing Brennan of incompetence. He is accusing him of what amounts to the old charge of Lèse-majesté – of plotting against the reigning monarch.

    This is scary territory for a democracy and people should be fully aware of just how terrifying a spectacle it is as a precedent.

    Donald Trump is just as willing to destroy that democracy to further his ambitions as he is the careers and lives of the people who get in his way, and his followers like Roger Stone, are willing to zealously push any insane scheme to accomplish those goals.

    Remember, witch hunts don’t require evidence either. They require only an accusation.

    1. Anonymous9:51 AM

      How dictatorships function is what's going on with this report. And it's not Trump who's in charge of that yet, it's Pres Obama.

  5. Anonymous7:15 AM



    Apprentice Star Arnold Schwarzenegger responds with 4 Anti-Trump tweets to Donald Trump's Anti-Arnold Schwarzenegger tweet.



    Donald Trump you will be president on Jan 20th, act like it!

    1. Anonymous7:34 AM

      And Trump met with the Vanity Faire editor (short-fingered vulgarian creator) this morning. Trump has a big intel meeting today. But where's his mind? On television and glossy magazines.

    2. Anonymous8:23 AM

      He tweeted saying that Anna Wintour came to him and then asked that he come to the publishing office to have a meeting later. He made no mention of the guy who named him the short-fingered vulgarian. And of course with Trump it's always about being in charge of shaping things and making it look like people come to him and not vice versa. He thinks he'd look bad going to the Conde Nast office and so has to make it known ahead of time that he isn't being summoned. He's always so f'ing worried about looking weak--and that IS a sign of weakness.

    3. No. I don't think so.

      Arnold was against Trump's election and released a statement saying so.

      Arnold my be a Republican but he is devoutly an American. He puts country before party and that's what he said when he said he would not vote for Trump.

      I'm sure Trump has never forgotten or forgiven him for that. Schwarzenegger was chosen for The Apprentice before Arnold spoke out. And NBC was in charge so nothing could be done.

      But now we're seeing Trump's vindictive retaliation.

      How very presidential of him.

      This is going to continue on past the inauguration. It will continue off and on.

      Perhaps after all Trump's debts are forgiven he'll resign and then bump Schwarzenegger off the Apprentice and take over again, making everyone call him President Trump. (The quarter term president?)

  6. Anonymous7:25 AM

    Na Na Na Na Na - My Season 1 is better than your Season 14

    1. TWEET:
    Donald J. Trump
    Twitter › realDonaldTrump

    Wow, the ratings are in and Arnold Schwarzenegger got "swamped" (or destroyed) by comparison to the ratings machine, DJT. So much for....

    2 hours ago

    2. TWEET:
    Donald J. Trump
    Twitter › realDonaldTrump

    being a movie star-and that was season 1 compared to season 14. Now compare him to my season 1. But who cares, he supported Kasich & Hillary

    2 hours ago - Twitter

    1. Anonymous8:19 AM

      And, wow, having to call himself a "ratings machine" and use the initials "DJT" with that. Sooooo embarrassing.

    2. How delightful to have a president* whose most cogent and well-thought response to a situation is "neener-neener, nanny-booboo to you."

    3. Anonymous9:19 AM

    4. And there you have it.

      Yes, he will not let this go. Arnold said Trump was not fit to be president and he urged Republicans to put country before party. Arnold said he would not vote for Trump.

      With very good reason since our PEOTUS is tweeting about TV ratings instead of concentrating on the security briefing that he has finally agreed to attend.

  7. Anonymous7:35 AM

    Another fight....


    Conway to CNN's Cuomo: Trump is not sheltering Russia 'and don’t you say that again'

    By LOUIS NELSON 01/06/17 10:46 AM EST

    Kellyanne Conway, the incoming counselor to President-elect Donald Trump, took exception Friday morning to the assertion of CNN anchor Chris Cuomo that her boss is “sheltering Russia” by refusing to concede that the Kremlin was behind election-year cyberattacks against U.S. political targets.

    “He’s not sheltering Russia, and don’t you say that again. He’s not sheltering Russia,” Conway shot back. “What the heck has the current president done vis-a-vis Russia for the last eight years to make you proud? Name it. Tell me.”...


    1. We'll say it as often as we like since the fact back it up.

      Kellyanus Conjob.

  8. Anonymous7:49 AM


  9. Anonymous7:58 AM

    Mr. Baseball movie quote

    Yoji Nishimura (Japanese Interpreter) to Jack (Tom Selleck):

    "... Difficulties surrounds her..."

    New USA Qoute:

    "... Difficulties surrounds Donald Trump..."

    "... Difficulties surrounds Kellyanne Conway..."

  10. Anonymous8:10 AM

    Neurosyphilis< Could this be it?

    "Symptoms usually affect the nervous system. Depending on the form of neurosyphilis, symptoms may include any of the following:

    Abnormal walk (gait), or unable to walk
    Numbness in the toes, feet, or legs
    Problems with thinking, such as confusion or poor concentration
    Mental problems, such as depression or irritability
    Headache, seizures, or stiff neck
    Tremors, or weakness
    Visual problems, even blindness
    Some people have no symptoms."

    1. Anonymous10:20 AM

      That would be my take on it.

    2. The easier explanation is sleep deprivation. Also explains the 3am tweetstorms.

  11. Anonymous8:13 AM

    First Lady Michelle Obama is giving her last speech as our official First Lady.

    FLOTUS Michelle Obama said I hope I made you proud.

    FLOTUS Michelle Obama there's no doubt you made us proud.

    When will First Lady Ivanka Trump give her speech? What will her message be?

    Will it be make sure you tell your daddy NO?

    1. Cracklin Charlie8:49 AM

      Where is Ivanka?

    2. Anonymous9:18 AM

      Will it be in English or Russian?

    3. Anonymous9:27 AM

      Da, it might be in Ruskie and might be translated by Melania? We heard Melania speaks several languages but can't verify if she speaks Ruskie. We've only heard her speak broken English and that's that. How long has Melania been in America? Was it when she took those special pictures?

    4. Anonymous10:44 AM

      Melania will hide in Trump Tower with Barron while Ivanka will be first lady. How special!

    5. Anonymous11:14 AM

      Melania is fluent in five languages, da. Too bad none of the five are English!

  12. Anonymous8:14 AM

  13. Anonymous8:17 AM

    25 minutes ago, Trump tweeted that he wants yesterday's "leaked" info to NBC investigated by both houses of Congress. He's mad that any info got out before he got his briefing today.

    1. Anonymous8:25 AM

      Donald yesterdays Security Intelligence briefing with John McCain and other politicians was on TV

      Didn't you watch it or were you busy watching The Apprentice and preparing your Arnold tweets?

    2. Anonymous8:26 AM

      Heads will roll!

    3. Anonymous9:48 AM

      Come on, you can't be serious. What was on TV was NOT a security intelligence briefing. It was public testimony before Congress. What NBC reported was information leaked from the report Pres Obama ordered. Clapper told Congress that report would be ready to brief Pres Obama yesterday afternoon and Trump today.

  14. Anonymous8:18 AM

    Trump is upset that yesterday's Intelligence security briefing was leaked. Why PEOTUS Donald? You wanted everything hush so you don't look like an incompetent Putin ass?

    1. Anonymous9:50 AM

      I guess he didn't have time to watch CSPAN with the rest of us yesterday?

  15. Anonymous8:18 AM

    And of course hoursbefore his intel mtg today he told the NY Times that all this hacking stuff is a "political witch hunt."

  16. Anonymous8:20 AM

    Is it too late to fire President-elect Trump? America needs a mature president.

    1. Yes.

      We've exhausted our options.

      The election was certified.

      The Electoral college didn't do their job.

      After the inauguration the House and Senate won't do their jobs.

      The Founding Fathers tried to allow for every instance. What they didn't count on was the lack of patriotism and those involved putting party over country. They believed country would always come first.

      They were wrong.

  17. Anonymous8:20 AM

    OT? the Stock Market?

  18. Anonymous8:24 AM


  19. Anonymous8:30 AM

    aaaaa mr rump do you remember this 12 yr old? and did pooty take this picture? How much do you owe the hundreds of financial organizations around the world? Really? You are Fired.

    1. Anonymous8:12 PM

      Sarah go take your lithium already!

  20. Anonymous8:36 AM


  21. Anonymous8:40 AM

    My biggest fear is that NO WORK will actually be done after January 20. The toddler level of the upcoming administration seems totally void of working.

    Yammering, tweeting, defending, lying, cheating, accusing and threatening - all without basis or follow through seems to be the order of EVERY day since these demons from the swamp captured TV, media and tweeting.

    We have evidence that the collection of Rethugs in the House and Senate and the states with Rethugs as governors have accomplished NOTHING except destruction. Check out Kansas, Indiana and other states with Rethugs in charge - bankrupt and deep in debt and yet the deplorables keep electing them.

    Stupidity has never been one of my goals but for the deplorables that seems to be the only goal - including the ones I am exposed to daily. Sheesh!

    1. Anonymous9:19 AM

      We might be safer if he doesn't do a damned thing.

    2. Trump won't do any work.

      He will play golf and tweet. And he'll sign whatever they stick under his nose.

    3. Anonymous10:55 AM

      Agree. All Trump and his administration will do is deflect, whine and accuse. They won't attempt to do anything good for the American people, whom they are supposed to serve, not hurt and abuse.

      As a result of their selfishness, and Trump's mental illness, they will get the U.S. into major trouble economically and militarily.

      Also, too, don't forget Repub Governor Snyder of Michigan, my state, and his handling of the Flint water crisis. Good riddance to him in 2018!

    4. Anonymous8:14 PM

      Now Washington DC will know FIRST hand what the City of Wasilla and State of Alaska had to put up with...what FUN!

  22. Anonymous8:51 AM

    I'm sort of wondering if this will be the start of "leaks" from the intelligence community.

    Thing that make you go hmmm.


    1. Anonymous9:43 AM

      What do you mean "start"?

    2. Anonymous10:58 AM

      I have reservations about the "Anonymous" group of hackers, but I sure wish they could do something that would bring Drumpf down.

  23. Anonymous8:53 AM

    Trump is getting his Intelligence briefing right now at Trump Tower.

    Is Ivanka, Donnie Jr and Eric in the room?

    1. Anonymous9:27 AM

      No their listening in the secret spy room with boris and Natasha.

    2. Anonymous9:28 AM

      Trump knows more than anybody. He knows all about hacking and rigging, so there.

    3. Anonymous9:29 AM

      Another shooting as soon as the briefing begins. A distraction? Maybe.

    4. Anonymous11:03 AM

      I think Donnie Jr. should be referred to by his college nickname of "Diaper Don". He was a drunk while in college and would fall asleep in others beds and urinate...hence the very appropriate nickname.

  24. Anonymous8:57 AM

    Omarosa: Trump already has an enemies list ....

    "But let me just tell you, Mr. Trump has a long memory and we’re keeping a list,”
    - Omarosa.

    “It’s so great our enemies are making themselves clear so that when we get into the White House, we know where we stand,”
    - Omarosa

    President Obama, VP O'Biden, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, the Intelligence Community,



    1. Anonymous9:19 AM

      Yes I know it is VP Biden. O'Biden was a dig at the retard from Gryphen's side of town.

    2. Anonymous9:30 AM


    3. abbafan11:47 AM

      omarosa is trump's number one fan, and head bag-licker!! She sold out long ago!

  25. Anonymous8:57 AM

    "it appears to me that if they told me all about their methods"

    Don't try to turn this into a false choice that it's all or nothing. I don't need to know all about their methods or about all of their methods. I'd like to see some evidence of this, not get leaks spoonfed to me. When a guy like Clapper, who lied to us about torture and lied to us about drone strikes and lied to us about cell phone data collection, says on Jan 5 "I'm more sure today..." then I'd like to know why that is. Because on Oct 7th they told us they were 100% sure. Use your cognitive skills: if you're 100% sure, you can't get more sure. Something's hinky.

    1. Anonymous10:56 AM

      Don't you have a fat,orange,anus mouthed traitor to fawn over? Go find him and kiss his huge rump.

    2. Anonymous1:01 PM

      One of the most amazing things since the election is watching liberals lap up what the intel community chooses to spoon feed them through leaks to the press. This is the same group who spied on Democratic Senate staff working on the torture report.

  26. Anonymous9:22 AM

  27. Anonymous9:34 AM

    I have to believe this "leak" was a carefully calculated move by the intelligence departments just to get under Assange's skin and to remind Trump who he is messing with.

  28. Anonymous9:35 AM

    Is PEOTUS Trump still in his Security Intelligence briefing in the Trump Tower or did he have to excuse himself to follow the shooting at the Florida Airport to see if the shooter is a foreigner so he can say I told you so?

    1. Anonymous12:30 PM

      No he had to excuse himself to double check the Apprentice ratings.

    2. Anonymous2:19 PM

      Heck 12:30 I will just put the cable box on apprentice to increase numbers with sound off or tv off.

  29. Anonymous9:35 AM


    1. Anonymous10:01 AM

      Pelosi, "a stunning disclosure.”

      Clapper testified before Congress there were "no new bombshells" in the new report. So someone's lying.

  30. Anonymous9:50 AM

    You know, the more I read these IMs, I begin to suspect that us Americans just like to bitch and moan. We couldn't really bitch about Obama because he honestly tried to do his best and serve the people. So, they made up shit about Hillary and it stuck with all that fake news propoganda nonsense. I think, Trump was elected by people so we could bitch and moan for another four years.
    We wanted that mama drama and now we got him. Now yay and behold, we are having so much American fun just bitchin' and moanin' about him. Why don't we put our minds together to find that one glitch that saves him from being our president. Say, maybe treason? Or are we so entertained by the the orange one that it's just better to read his tweets.

  31. Anonymous9:59 AM

    "Experts on the malicious computer codes commonly used by Russian hackers are far from united behind the Obama administration’s accusations against Moscow, with a few echoing President-elect Donald Trump’s mistrust and asking for more information."

  32. Reply to Donald Trump.

    Maybe it's because NBC cares more about it than you do.

    At least NBC can be relied upon to report FACTS instead of making up LIES.

    I think the Intelligence Community (and other facets of the government) should be considering right now how they are going to handle a president that is dumb ass stupid, doesn't give a fuck, is the biggest security risk EVER and is obviously a Russian sympathizer if not a unaware DUPE.

    They need to feed him false intel, or keep information from him or something.

    There isn't going to be any teaching going on here. They won't be able to train him. They won't be able to do a damned thing with him. *THIS* is what they are going to get.

    So exactly how much are they going to allow this "chief" to command?

    Will our military have to commit insubordination to protect the people from their own "president?"

    1. Anonymous10:29 AM

      "At least NBC can be relied upon to report FACTS instead of making up LIES. "
      NBC reported what they were told. They can't fact-check it. We can't fact-check it. Once again we're told to rely on the hearsay of someone leaking out of the intel community - a dubious source of the truth.

    2. Anonymous12:29 PM

      Yes, probably they'll have to refuse to carry out orders at some point. That will probably trigger an uprising spearheaded by the countless local militias that have military grade equipment, and who like their Trump, and we'll have ourselves a pigfuck of the highest order. Russia too! Come on over! Join the fun!

    3. Well, we certainly can't fact check it once they eliminate net neutrality.

      I guess it's a good thing we still have libraries and those big heavy paper things. What are they again? Oh, yeah. BOOKS.

  33. Anonymous10:16 AM

    Yay!!! Amerikkka!!

    On a side note....leaving for Scottsdale in a couple days, glad I don't have to worry about running into Valley Trash.


    1. abbafan11:44 AM

      Have fun Heidi, while having peace of mind knowing your vacation won't be tainted with palin stank!!

    2. Anonymous12:49 PM

      The Palins still own property in Scottsdale on Whistling Wind Way. Vacant lot in a high end gated community. Arizona Mountain Trash.

  34. Anonymous10:50 AM

    Easy to predict how the intelligence briefings will go - intelligence briefers will reveal their intelligence and Trump will continue to reveal his lack of it.

  35. abbafan11:42 AM

    I know that it's photo-shopped (well done, of course!), but the photo shows who owns chubby fat-ass! trump does look like "chubby fat-ass" from "The Shawshank Redemption"!!

    1. Anonymous12:07 PM

      And I might ad , that if pootin slipped and farther back on the orangutan's back , they might just want to get a motel room.

  36. Anonymous2:16 PM

    We just need to be Rosa Parks from now on. Stand for what is right. We have a pos for dtolen elected position who has never ever workfed for people.!

  37. Anonymous8:16 PM

    So this Florida airport shooting is a dude from Alaska - so I am wondering - who sent him to do this? We see nor hear from ol Sarah when this shit happens! Talk about 'deflecting' or trying to get Trumpster's attention 'look what I can do'...

    1. Anonymous8:36 PM

      Willow's boyfriend? Bristol's (and/or Sarah's) sidepiece?



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