QOTD: CNN touts “35 page memo” on Russia having compromising information on Trump –> Reality check: Laughable

US Intel Told Trump Russia Had Compro­mis­ing Person­al And Finan­cial Infor­ma­tion About Him

In a report that will likely set much of the liber­al media on fire in the coming days, CNN reports, citing “multi­ple US officials”, that top intel­li­gence officials last week briefed President-elect Donald Trump about Russian opera­tives’ claims that they have compro­mised Trump’s person­al and finan­cial infor­ma­tion. The two-page document which was present­ed to Trump as an appen­dix to last week’s brief­ing on alleged Russian inter­fer­ence in the presi­den­tial election, also noted allega­tions that there was an exchange of infor­ma­tion between Trump surro­gates and inter­me­di­aries for the Russian govern­ment during the campaign.

Suppos­ed­ly the infor­ma­tion is far more damag­ing than audio record­ing of Trump talking about “grabbing women by the pussy”, and yet one wonders how nobody in the Clinton campaign, with all its exten­sive connec­tions, was able to get to it.

Accord­ing to CNN, the allega­tions have emerged from memos compiled by a former British intel­li­gence opera­tive, “whose past work US intel­li­gence officials consid­er credi­ble.” The FBI is inves­ti­gat­ing the credi­bil­i­ty and accura­cy of these allega­tions, which are based primar­i­ly on infor­ma­tion from Russian sources, but has not confirmed many essen­tial details in the memos about Trump.

In other words, just like the report about Russian inter­fer­ence has yet to provide any evidence, so this latest accusa­tion is mostly based on the analyt­i­cal work of a source some “officials consid­er credi­ble.” Still, even without proof, the implied allega­tion in the CNN report, namely that Trump is a puppet of the Kremlin, will prompt­ly become a fact, and will be used to escalate the anti-Russian senti­ment in the US. That this report comes just ten days before Trump’s inaugu­ra­tion is proba­bly not coinci­den­tal.

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Which — in theory — explains the hyste­ria over Trump’s election by the Estab­lish­ment — EXCEPT Buzzfeed has published the whole 35 page memo

Here Is The Full 35-Page Report Alleg­ing Trump Was “Culti­vat­ed, Support­ed And Assist­ed” By Russia

As report­ed moments ago, CNN is leading with a story about a 35-page dossier compiled by a former member of British intel­li­gence, which had been distilled into a 2-page appen­dix present­ed to Trump last Friday by the US intel commu­ni­ty, and which contains “explo­sive, but unver­i­fied, allega­tions” that the Russian govern­ment has been “culti­vat­ing, support­ing and assist­ing” President-elect Donald Trump for at least 5 years and “endorsed by Putin” gained compro­mis­ing infor­ma­tion about him, with the aim of “encour­ag­ing splits and divisions in the western alliance.”

The memo has alleged­ly been circu­lat­ing among elect­ed officials, intel­li­gence agents, and journal­ists for weeks.

The dossier, which is a collec­tion of memos written over a period of months, “includes speci­fic, unver­i­fied and poten­tial­ly unver­i­fi­able allega­tions of contact between Trump aides and Russian opera­tives, and graph­ic claims of sexual acts document­ed by the Russians” accord­ing to Buzzfeed.

Of course, the question on everyone’s lips is what are these “unver­i­fied and poten­tial­ly unver­i­fi­able allega­tions” contained in the memo. We now know the answer, courtesy of Buzzfeed which fill published the full document “so that Ameri­cans can make up their own minds about allega­tions about the president-elect that have circu­lat­ed at the highest levels of the US govern­ment.”

There are just a few problems with this revolu­tion­ary Roset­ta stone that should, at least super­fi­cial­ly, discred­it the Trump presi­den­cy as a puppet of the Kremlin. As eve BuzzFeed observes, “the document is not just uncon­firmed: It includes some clear errors. The report misspells the name of one compa­ny, “Alpha Group,” through­out. It is Alfa Group. The report says the settle­ment of Barvikha, outside Moscow, is “reserved for the residences of the top leader­ship and their close associates.” It is not reserved for anyone, and is also populat­ed by the very wealthy.”

Even more amusing is that the documents have circu­lat­ed for months, and were avail­able to the Clinton campaign should she have chosen to use them to discred­it Trump yet for some “odd reason” she did not, and further­more “acquired a kind of legendary status among journal­ists, lawmak­ers, and intel­li­gence officials who have seen them.”

Mother Jones writer David Corn referred to the documents in a late October column. Harry Reid spokesman Adam Jentleson tweet­ed Tuesday that the outgo­ing Senate Democ­ra­t­ic leader had seen the documents before writing a public letter to FBI direc­tor James Comey about Trump’s ties to Russia. And CNN report­ed Tuesday that Arizona Repub­li­can John McCain a gave “full copy” of the memos to FBI Direc­tor James Comey on Decem­ber 9, but that the FBI already had copies of many of the memos.
So with all this infor­ma­tion float­ing around “for months”, and duly noted by every­one in US govern­ment, from intel­li­gence to the FBI, and certain­ly peopple in the unsuc­cess­ful Clinton campaign, it only emerges now, ten days before the Trump inaugu­ra­tion?

Coinci­dence? Readers can decide on their own.

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The second article has the entire 35 page memo live linked via Scribd courtesy of Buzzfeed. If you’ve ever been exposed to actual intel­li­gence reports, you will find it amusing in it’s absur­di­ty. This memo was suppos­ed­ly written by an uniden­ti­fied “former British intel­li­gence opera­tive”.

Serious­ly?

One thing that’s clear — the Clinton campaign had this memo since August and decid­ed it stank too much for them to get one of their media lackeys to publish it.

Since the Clinton campaign AND their media lackeys have publicly demon­strat­ed HOW LOW they are willing to go on both the moral and integri­ty fronts, it’s mind boggling that even CNN is desper­ate enough to pimp this piece of fiction to the Ameri­can public ten days before Trump’s inaugu­ra­tion.

Read the entire document with your tongue in your cheek and your patience in check. The further you go into it the more obvious it becomes it was written with a speci­fic audience in mind who the author expect­ed to buy into the narra­tive hook, line and sinker.

So far, the only people dumb enough to have put any faith in it are those with the MOST to lose during a Trump Presi­den­cy. The GOPe, the MSM, the base of the Democ­ra­t­ic party mocked in the Wikileaks revela­tions … you know … MORONS.

Update: Go to Cernovich’s twitter feed but there are some indica­tions this WAS a 4chan trolling effort

Update #2

WikiLeaks joining in on the fun of dissect­ing the stink­ing corpse of the “35 page report”

This was meant to dominate Trump press confer­ence tomor­row. I’m wonder­ing if CNN will have to retract the story before then.

Update #3

I thought I was done for the night … but then in scanning Twitter I came upon this gem which sums it ALL up.

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