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.
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.
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”.
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
— Eric Demamp (@ericdemamp) January 11, 2017
"They took what I told Rick Wilson and added a Russian spy angle to it."
November 1, 2016!
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) January 11, 2017
WikiLeaks joining in on the fun of dissecting the stinking corpse of the “35 page report”
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) December 15, 2016
This was meant to dominate Trump press conference tomorrow. I’m wondering if CNN will have to retract the story before then.
I thought I was done for the night … but then in scanning Twitter I came upon this gem which sums it ALL up.