CIA says Russia worked to elect Trump
Clinton won the popular vote: at least 2.6 million more people voted for her than Trump. If just 80,000 fewer people had voted for that guy in three crucial states, she'd be president.
The CIA is now sure that Russia was working to elect Trump. Was that enough to get him the necessary 80,000 votes?Already, House Democrats have begun pushing for something akin to the 9/11 Commission to look into allegations of Russian meddling. During the campaign, they pushed for hearings on the same issue.Until this week, they'd been unable to get much buy-in from congressional Republicans. But Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) voiced support for a probe on Wednesday, and now Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) says he is working with Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) on a wide-ranging Senate probe, as The Post’s Karoun Demirjian reported Thursday.“I’m going after Russia in every way you can go after Russia,” Graham said. “I think they’re one of the most destabilizing influences on the world stage. I think they did interfere with our elections, and I want [Russian President Vladimir] Putin personally to pay the price.”
However, this means that to secure power, Trump will be motivated to decapitate the CIA - that is, eliminate all top-level people who know the extent of Russian involvement in his election, replacing them with his stooges. This is perfect for Putin. It's a classic mafia strategy: to control someone, "help" them in a way that makes them complicit in your crimes.
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