Note: This page was formerly called "Russia did NOT Change Election 2016" but it has morphed into "Russiagate Continues Links." It seems a more appropriate title, since this smokescreen story just goes on and on and on and on... Check out the video and article links below and you'll see what we mean.
Share this page with friends and family members who seem obsessed with blaming the Russians for everything--from Hillary losing the election to their hair falling out. But please, be gentle. Waking up from a fantasy to reality can be hard. Speaking of waking up from a fantasy, this piece says it quite well:
The DHS finally admits there were never any "Russian hacks" of elections.
Russian Collusion: It was Hillary Clinton All Along
Why Russian Indictments Will Never Be Proven
We know 100% that the Russians did not hack the DNC servers
NPR Russia Article Hilariously Awful
The Russia Narrative is Nonsense: Anti-Social Media Censorship and McCarthyist Democrats
The Biggest Problem with Russiagate:
Investigative reporter Adrian Chen on MSNBC tells a different story about the Russian troll farm via twitter:
OMG, a sober/informed Russia take on MSNBC! @AdrianChen , who profiled indicted Russian troll farm in 2015, tells @chrislhayes that what other MSNBC guests have compared to Pearl Harbor "is essentially a social media marketing campaign" and maybe not worthy of a national freakout pic.twitter.com/UkUaK2XRPe— Aaron Maté (@aaronjmate) February 20, 2018
Indictments Do Not Support Narratives of Republican or Democrat Partisans Regarding Russia: http://bit.ly/2ExpLon
From Liberal Values Blog:
Last week NBC and MSNBC continued to spread hysteria about Russia by both misrepresenting Congressional testimony regarding Russia and falsely labeling misinformation from several months ago as breaking news. The Department of Homeland Security has issued a statement verifying that the criticism written by many in the media, which I also discussed in this post. DHS called the report from NBC News incorrect and irresponsible reporting. The statement also stressed that, “we have no evidence – old or new – that any votes in the 2016 elections were manipulated by Russian hackers.” It was stated during the Congressional testimony that the action was primarily scanning of computer systems, which is done by both the United States and Russia.
The statement from DHS follows:
“Recent NBC reporting has misrepresented facts and confused the public with regard to Department of Homeland Security and state and local government efforts to combat election hacking. First off, let me be clear: we have no evidence – old or new – that any votes in the 2016 elections were manipulated by Russian hackers. NBC News continues to falsely report my recent comments on attempted election hacking – which clearly mirror my testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee last summer – as some kind of “breaking news,” incorrectly claiming a shift in the administration’s position on cyber threats. As I said eight months ago, a number of states were the target of Russian government cyber actors seeking vulnerabilities and access to U.S. election infrastructure. In the majority of cases, only preparatory activity like scanning was observed, while in a small number of cases, actors were able to access the system but we have no evidence votes were changed or otherwise impacted.
“NBC’s irresponsible reporting, which is being roundly criticized elsewhere in the media and by security experts alike, undermines the ability of the Department of Homeland Security, our partners at the Election Assistance Commission, and state and local officials across the nation to do our incredibly important jobs. While we’ll continue our part to educate NBC and others on the threat, more importantly, the Department of Homeland Security and our state and local partners will continue our mission to secure the nation’s election systems.
“To our state and local partners in the election community: there’s no question we’re making real and meaningful progress together. States will do their part in how they responsibly manage and implement secure voting processes. For our part, we’re going to continue to support with risk and vulnerability assessments, offer cyber hygiene scans, provide real-time threat intel feeds, issue security clearances to state officials, partner on incident response planning, and deliver cybersecurity training. The list goes on of how we’re leaning forward and helping our partners in the election community. We will not stop, and will stand by our partners to protect our nation’s election infrastructure and ensure that all Americans can have confidence in our democratic elections.”January 2018:
Excellent interview with journalist Aaron Mate who did a great interview with a Russiagate enthusiast:
From December 2017:
Russiagate takes a nasty turn--now the sour grapes establishment caste is casting aspersions at third party candidates to cover their own culpability.
McCarthyite Witch Hunt Comes for Jill Stein
Jill Stein: Newest Target of McCarthyism: https://youtu.be/TiazicV_jLE
NSA Genius Debunks Russiagate Once and For All:
Russiagate Explained--Catlin Johnstone
10-31-17- The Jimmy Dore Show--CIA Agent Says Don't Believe CIA On Trump/Russia--John Kiriakou
Epic Lee Camp rant about the Russiagate propaganda tactics MSNBC's Rachel Maddow is still using. Many neo-libs are under the "MadCow's" spell and believe everything the multi-millionaire broadcaster says. Share and help wake these poor folks up to the truth. (In case the above video is taken down/blocked, use this link: https://youtu.be/UknXRayNr_M)
(In case the above video disappears, here's the link: https://youtu.be/x2wiLxx7pSQ )
Newsflash: NSA experts announced that there is no technical evidence of a "Russia hack" of the DNC's servers--it was technically a "leak" or an "inside job" all along. We hate to say, "We told you so," but, "We told you so, DNC apologists."
From The Nation: https://www.thenation.com/article/a-new-report-raises-big-questions-about-last-years-dnc-hack/
For those who still want to make excuses for the Dems' behavior, we'll leave the following links below for educational purposes.
Tired of hearing this sad refrain but nothing ever seems to happen? Do you feel you've been bamboozled, and it's all just a smokescreen to take the heat off the DNC for its duplicity in the primaries and to cover over their stupidity in losing the general election? If so, this is the page for you. Read a few articles and share with gullible friends who are easily distracted by oo, shiny! news stories.
Submit your Fake Russia story to the Tim Black TV Show at www.russiarussiarussia.com
The Jimmy Dore Show: "CNN Senior Producer admits Russia story all bullsh*t." https://youtu.be/A0TFcJX4Mp0
CNN is hardly alone when it comes to embarrassing retractions regarding Russia. Over and over, major U.S. media outlets have published claims about the Russia Threat that turned out to be completely false — always in the direction of exaggerating the threat and/or inventing incriminating links between Moscow and the Trump circle. In virtually all cases, those stories involved evidence-free assertions from anonymous sources that these media outlets uncritically treated as fact, only for it to be revealed that they were entirely false.
Russian hackers targeted 21 U.S. state election systems in the 2016 presidential race and a small number were breached but there was no evidence any votes were manipulated, a Homeland Security Department official told Congress.
6-5-17: The Big Fat Compendium of Russiagate Debunkery:
The ultimate Rachel Maddow rant in the "Russia made Hillary Lose!" propaganda exposed by Mike Figueredo of The Humanist Report: https://youtu.be/36arQMNldaw
Lots of smoke but no fire yet in U.S.-Russia investigation | Los Angeles Times
AP Exclusive: Manafort had plan to benefit Putin government | The Houston Chronicle
Manafort Was Paid Millions To Represent Putin Interests | The Daily Caller
Clinton supporter with CIA background says no collusion between Trump and Putin:
RussiaGate Timeline (PDF): https://drive.google.com/file/d/0By1TN7FzSbdQVWl5emlCVkh1Mms/view
CIA hacked DNC emails and made it look like Russian Hackers did it:
Current efforts by Democratic Party leaders and Deep State leakers in the government intelligence sector to pin the blame on Russia for hacking the election or for trying to help elect Trump as president, now must confront the counter-argument that the Deep State itself, in the form of the CIA, may have been behind the hacks, but is making it look like the Russians did it.
In case anyone got sidetracked by the Russian spy drama, the following bills have been introduced:
1. HR 861 Terminate the Environmental Protection Agency
2. HR 610 Vouchers for Public Education
3. HR 899 Terminate the Department of Education
4. HJR 69 Repeal Rule Protecting Wildlife
5. HR 370 Repeal Affordable Care Act
6. HR 354 Defund Planned Parenthood
7. HR 785 National Right to Work (this one ends unions)
8. HR 83 Mobilizing Against Sanctuary Cities Bill
9. HR 147 Criminalizing Abortion (“Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act”)
10. HR 808 Sanctions against Iran
Please copy/paste and share widely. Call your House Representative and ask them to not only vote "no" but to speak up for our rights, health and safety, and our beautiful country.
Washington Post Editor Publicly Yearns For Cold War With Nuclear Power: https://youtu.be/DhJwt_awaWM
The Clinton Kremlin Connection (as revealed in the Panama Papers):
The Clinton Foundation sold U.S. uranium to the Russians:
The following is a survey of sources debunking the Hillary Clinton campaign's claims about Russians trying to "influence" the election. (Thanks to a reader who compiled these.)
From Random Musings from a Muse blog (http://random-musings-from-a-muse.blogspot.com/2016/12/dagger-of-mind.html):
DNC Hacker Denies Russian Link, Says Attack Was His ‘Personal Project' | Motherboard
Against Neo-McCarthyism | The Nation
Democrats’ Tactic of Accusing Critics of Kremlin Allegiance Has Long, Ugly History in U.S. | The Intercept
A New McCarthyism: Greenwald on Clinton Camp’s Attempts to Link Trump, Stein & WikiLeaks to Russia | Democracy Now! - YouTube
Follow the Money Trail For Source of 'Russian Threat' Paranoia | Russia Insider
Getting Fooled on Iraq, Libya, Now Russia | Common Dreams
Corporate Media & Democrats Play Russia FEAR Card; Hide Hillary Clinton's Russian Record | Sane Progressive - YouTube
Russia responds to U.S. hacking allegations | CBS News
Background and Documents on Attempts to Frame Assange as a Pedophile and Russian spy | WikiLeaks
Jordan's NOT HAVING Donna Brazile's Russia Dodge! | TYT Politics - YouTube
Media Ignores Clinton's Wikileaks Emails, Focuses On Russian Hacks | The Young Turks - YouTube
Clinton Confirms That WikiLeaks Podesta Emails Are True, Still Blames Russia | Inquisitr
The "Fact" That 17 Intelligence Agencies Confirmed Russia is Behind the Email Hacks Isn’t Actually…A "Fact" | Zero Hedge
NSA Whistleblower: US Intelligence Worker Likely Behind DNC Leaks, Not Russia | Zero Hedge
John Podesta Wasn't Hacked by Russians—He Fell For a Phishing Scam | The Humanist Report - YouTube
» Despite Clinton Conspiracy Theories, FBI Finds No Clear Link Between Trump And Russia | Liberal Values
Here’s the Problem With the Story Connecting Russia to Donald Trump’s Email Server | The Intercept
If You Question the Establishment You Are Guilty of Espionage, Says Corporate Media -- Because Russia | The Free Thought Project
Washington Post Disgracefully Promotes a McCarthyite Blacklist From a New, Hidden, and Very Shady Group | The Intercept
Russian Agents Are Not Behind Every Piece of Fake News You See | Fortune
'Washington Post' 'Blacklist' Story Is Shameful, Disgusting | Matt Taibbi - Rolling Stone
The CIA and the Press: When the Washington Post Ran the CIA’s Propaganda Network | CounterPunch
CounterPunch as Russian Propagandists: the Washington Post’s Shallow Smear | CounterPunch
Neo-McCarthyism and the New Cold War | The Nation
When the jig is up, the mainstream media blames Russia | The Digital Firehose
» A New Wave Of Anti-Russia Hysteria Based Upon Questionable Information | Liberal Values
Anonymous Leaks to the WashPost About the CIA’s Russia Beliefs Are No Substitute for Evidence | The Intercept
Here’s the Public Evidence Russia Hacked the DNC — It’s Not Enough | The Intercept
CIA Intelligence Vets Dispute Russia Hack Claims, Look at the Wider Picture | Sane Progressive - YouTube
Corporate Democrats Stir Up War Fever Against Russia to Turn Election | Black Agenda Report
Hillary Clinton Using "Fake News" as Excuse to Wage War on 1st Amendment | The Humanist Report - YouTube
Supposedly “Objective Reporters” Not So “Objective” When It Comes To The Scary Russian Menace | mtracey – Medium
WikiLeaks Got Clinton Emails From Disgusted Insiders, Not Russia | The Jimmy Dore Show - YouTube
WikiLeaks: Seth Rich Leaked Clinton Emails, Not Russia | BuzzfeedUSA
WikiLeaks operative claims Russia did NOT provide Hillary Clinton emails | Daily Mail Online
Under Amazon’s CIA Cloud: The Washington Post | Common Dreams
Glenn Greenwald Sets The Record Straight On The CIA & Russian Hacking | Secular Talk - YouTube
Obama Signs Ministry of Truth Into Law Two Days Before Christmas | Sane Progressive - YouTube
WikiLeaks ✔@wikileaks Obama's Russia sanctions: Comment & Link | Giovanna X - Google+
What Assange Actually Said:
Julian Assange: "Donald? It's a change anyway" | Repubblica.it
What The Russian Hacking Report DOESN'T Say | Washington's Blog
Obama Sanctions Against Russia About War & Geopolitics NOT US Elections | Sane Progressive - YouTube
The American Public Should Be Thankful For Russian “Interference” | mtracey — Medium
Something About This Russia Story Stinks | Matt Taibbi - Rolling Stone
The Demand For Proof Of Russian Hacking Completely Misses The Point | Caitline Johnstone - Newslogue Debate
White House fails to make case that Russian hackers tampered with election | Ars Technica
Exhibit A: Narcissist, Megalomaniac, Pathological Liar, or Just Plain Batshit Crazy Warmonger? Hillary Clinton, ladies and gentlemen.
Hillary Clinton Calls Out Vladimir Putin in Most Hypocritical Rant Ever | The Humanist Report - YouTube
Russia Hysteria Infects WashPost Again: False Story About Hacking U.S. Electric Grid | The Intercept
No, Russia Did Not Hack Grid. Republican/Democrats Reveal the GAME with Latest Lie | Sane Progressive - YouTube
2016: How Truth was Destroyed So You'd Buy the Government's Propaganda | The Free Thought Project
US Govt Data Shows Russia Used Outdated Ukrainian PHP Malware | WordFence