Thursday, April 20, 2017

We already know that the Russians hacked our election, now we have documentation showing their actual plan.

Courtesy of Reuters:  

A Russian government think tank controlled by Vladimir Putin developed a plan to swing the 2016 U.S. presidential election to Donald Trump and undermine voters’ faith in the American electoral system, three current and four former U.S. officials told Reuters. 

They described two confidential documents from the think tank as providing the framework and rationale for what U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded was an intensive effort by Russia to interfere with the Nov. 8 election. U.S. intelligence officials acquired the documents, which were prepared by the Moscow-based Russian Institute for Strategic Studies [], after the election. 

The institute is run by retired senior Russian foreign intelligence officials appointed by Putin’s office. 

The first Russian institute document was a strategy paper written last June that circulated at the highest levels of the Russian government but was not addressed to any specific individuals. 

It recommended the Kremlin launch a propaganda campaign on social media and Russian state-backed global news outlets to encourage U.S. voters to elect a president who would take a softer line toward Russia than the administration of then-President Barack Obama, the seven officials said. 

A second institute document, drafted in October and distributed in the same way, warned that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was likely to win the election. For that reason, it argued, it was better for Russia to end its pro-Trump propaganda and instead intensify its messaging about voter fraud to undermine the U.S. electoral system’s legitimacy and damage Clinton’s reputation in an effort to undermine her presidency, the seven officials said.

As I have said many times before, if you failed to vote or voted third party because you did not trust the system, congratulations you were what the Russians call a "useful idiot."

Russia Today and Sputnik published anti-Clinton stories while pro-Kremlin bloggers prepared a Twitter campaign calling into question the fairness of an anticipated Clinton victory, according to a report by U.S. intelligence agencies on Russian interference in the election made public in January.

Russia Today’s most popular Clinton video - “How 100% of the 2015 Clintons’ ‘charity’ went to ... themselves” - accumulated 9 millions views on social media, according to the January report.

The report said Russia Today and Sputnik “consistently cast president elect-Trump as the target of unfair coverage from traditional media outlets."

The article goes on to say that the actual Russian hacking was a covert intelligence operation handled by the Kremlin, though the two strategies worked hand in hand.

The overt propaganda and covert hacking efforts reinforced each other, according to the officials. Both Russia Today and Sputnik heavily promoted the release of the hacked Democratic Party emails, which often contained embarrassing details.

 It is just so depressing that so many people were this easily manipulated.

And keep in mind this is still happening right now.

So if there is ANY good at all to come out of this it should be that people start checking the sources from which they are receiving their information to make sure of its validity, but also to make sure that they are not simply being manipulated.

And in the meantime we must resist EVERYTHING that this Putin appointed puppet attempts to do, because remember Russia did not choose him because he would "Make America Great Again," but because they knew he would do the exact opposite.


  1. SallyinMI6:30 AM

    The Obamas hosted opera singers, famed instrumental soloists, and Broadway shows. Trumo hosts Sarah sans Toad, and Nugent and kid Rock. We sure are great!

    1. Trump won't invite anyone that might draw attention from himself.

  2. Anonymous6:40 AM

    OT I see Sarah Palin was at the WH with trump last night meaning she wasn't home with Trig on his birthday.

  3. Anonymous6:44 AM

    Gryphen----saw on Willow's instagram that she & Sarah were hanging out with Trump in the Oval Office. What have you heard?

    1. Anonymous8:17 AM

      Interesting - Willow is there, but no Bristol and no Dakota.

  4. Anonymous6:45 AM

    Sarah made it to the White House. Hell has frozen over.

  5. Anonymous6:52 AM

    Gryphen----check Sarah's FB page & PoliticusUSA

    1. Okay yes, that post is coming in about an hour.

      But let's focus on the importance of this information shall we?

      After all this demonstrates how the orange shitgibbon got into the White House in the first place.

  6. Anonymous7:09 AM

    WTF? Trig gets a cupcake for his birthday while his grandmother dines with the fat turd


    WHITE HOUSE: Sarah Palin, Kid Rock, Ted Nugent visit President Trump at the White House

    In a gathering of perhaps the most famous conservative personalities and entertainers in the country, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and musicians Kid Rock and Ted Nugent dined at the White House with Trump on Wednesday night....

    1. Anonymous7:36 AM

      The photo of Sarah Palin in the Oval Office really creeped me out. She looks like the middle-aged hussy that she is. I feel so sorry for the White House staff, not the administration ones, the permanent ones who take care of the house. It will take days to clean the house after this visit.

  7. Anonymous7:35 AM

    How disgusting and criminal. That sob needs to be removed today. Sara better pay a visit to her master because it will be the only visit before the entire bag of shit goes to jail. Enjoy it sista sara because you and your disgusting swamp of liars are about to be drained.

  8. Anonymous7:55 AM

    This is the very reason I dumped Yahoo as my homepage in the middle of July. There are so many more people on the planet and most are uneducated bottom feeders. This is why we have the president we elected.

  9. Anonymous8:04 AM

    OT?NDT> "I offer this four-minute video on >
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    As always, but especially these days, keep looking up.
    —Neil deGrasse Tyson"
    "Science is infused in everything"

    1. Thank you for posting this gift.
      Always hope. Never give up exploring.


    2. Anonymous9:20 AM


    3. Anonymous5:43 PM

      Coming Saturday April 22, 2017

  10. Anonymous8:35 AM

    So Trig was not in Alaska on April 18, 2017. Sarah posted an old photo of Trig. She is too stupid to fool anyone with common sense.

  11. Anonymous9:31 AM

    Resistance To Trump Grows Stronger And Gives Him The Worst Approval Rating In History

    The Resistance to Donald Trump's presidency is getting stronger as Gallup found that Trump has the lowest first quarter approval rating of any president in the history of polling.

    ...Trump is 14 points the next lowest president in the history of US political polling. Donald Trump would have to experience a major surge in popularity just to become the second least popular president in history.

    People aren’t accepting the abnormal as normal. The political system hasn’t adopted and adapted to Trump. Instead, the people and the political system are rejecting Trump’s presidency like a bad organ transplant.

  12. Anonymous9:37 AM

    GOP tries to avoid 100 Day do-nothing disaster by ramming through Obamacare repeal

  13. Anonymous9:39 AM

    Dem leading Trump-Russia investigation warns: “The idea of America is at risk with this presidency”

    Dem leading Trump-Russia investigation warns: “The idea of America is at risk with this presidency”
    By Leah McElrath | April 20, 2017

    California Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House intelligence committee who has been vigilant in pursuit of the truth about Russian election meddling, appeared on The Daily Show to spell out exactly why all Americans should care about Russian interference in democracies.
    The Daily Show

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the ranking Democrat on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, recently spoke with Trevor Noah on The Daily Show to explain the stakes involved in investigating Russian interference in not only the 2016 presidential election, but in democracies around the world.

    While the full six-minute clip is worth watching, below is a selection during which Schiff presents the sobering assessment:
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    NOAH: You traveled recently into Europe. I think it was with John McCain, actually. And you got a chance to speak to European leaders. What is their view? What are their concerns? What are their ideas about what America now means to the rest of the world?

    SCHIFF: Well, this is a key point, because one of the things I try to always discuss in the context of the Russian investigation is why people should care about this. This is not about re-litigating the election.

    This is about a new struggle that we’re in, a global struggle of ideas. It’s not communism versus capitalism anymore, but it is autocracy and authoritarianism versus democracy and representative government. Throughout the world, but particularly in Europe, there are enormous concerns about whether we will stand up to this kind of Russian aggression in the war of ideas, whether we will defend liberal democracy.

    It’s this idea of America that is so much at risk right now with this presidency.

    The people around the world look at us and they wonder,”‘Is that the same America?” Those young people that gathered in Tahrir Square [in Egypt] before their revolution was hijacked by the Islamists — many of whom are in jail now or threatened with jail — they look at America and they wonder, “Does America still speak for me?” And that idea is at risk. We need to understand that. And I think a real core part of our investigation is to understand how Russians are challenging that idea and what we need to do to fight back.

    NOAH: Wow, you need to get back to the bunker. [Applause and cheers from the audience.]

    Schiff’s comments perfectly represent the mission of resistance in the Trump era. As I have previously written, “The resistance is about fighting the ascendance of the regressive, destructive, and dangerous ideology of white nationalism that has raised its ugly and pathetic head once more in human affairs.”

    The fight to find the truth about Donald Trump and his possible collusion with Russia to undermine our democratic process is not about “red” or “blue” politics. It is, as Schiff noted, about the threat to the very idea of America, both at home and abroad. We resist because we love ideals of this country and are committed to its survival and continuing “more perfect” realization. And that is why we must keep fighting to protect it.

  14. Anonymous9:41 AM

    Now Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz 'might depart early'

    ...Hmm. But why? That's always the question. Jason Chaffetz isn't just any GOP member. Ambition seeped from his pores when he first arrived on the Hill in 2009. In 2015, he won the coveted chairmanship of the House Oversight Committee. Despite a tough town hall appearance recently, he holds pretty solidly red seat. And he was seemingly on the rise, with plenty of places to go.

    But you don't outright quit for no reason. The lure of more money? Perhaps.

  15. Anonymous12:03 PM

    We just got a huge sign that the US intelligence community believes the Trump dossier is legitimate


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