CIA: Washington Post lied about a secret CIA report that Russia intervened in 2016 election

Since being bought by billionaire Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, Washington Post has degenerated into a newspaper of fake news, conspiracy theories, and sinister McCarthyism.

Recall that it was the Washington Post that, without making even a feeble effort at investigative journalism or verification, cited the work of a shadowy anonymous newly-founded website Is It Propaganda or Not? (PropOrNot) naming 200 websites as conscious or unconscious purveyors of Russian propaganda and “fake news”. The List of 200 includes WikiLeaks, Drudge Report, and this humble little blog, FOTM. (See “FOTM made the List of 200 secret-Russian-agents websites!“)

Most recently, Washington Post claims an anonymous “government official” said a secret CIA report has concluded that the Russian government intervened in the 2016 presidential election to favor Donald Trump by giving hacked Democrat emails to its agents to be published by WikiLeaks. The only problem is a careful reading of the Washington Post article shows that the alleged CIA report doesn’t actually say that, which means the Washington Post outright lied. (See “Fake News: Washington Post’s CIA report that Russia intervened in elections to help Trump“)

Now, Philadelphia based conservative news organization True Pundit is confirming that the Washington Post indeed lied — CIA personnel say there is no such CIA report.

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From True Pundit, Dec. 12, 2016:

The Central Intelligence Agency is declaring the Washington Post’s much-hyped story linking the Russian government to hacking the presidential election to help Donald Trump an ‘outright lie,’ according to CIA personnel with direct knowledge of the case….

‘It’s an outright lie,’ a CIA analyst divulged to True Pundit. ‘There’s nothing definitive like that. There are leads from activity originating in Finland, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Britain, France, China and Russia.’

Multiple CIA sources are now denouncing the Washington Post for knowingly reporting misleading national security intelligence. Intelligence insiders said no one in the Agency or in the FBI, who is running at least one parallel inquiry, has ruled out a possible internal leak within the Democratic National Committee from actor(s) inside the United States who funneled private DNC emails to Wikileaks.

(Note: See “WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange: murdered DNC staffer was source of leaked DNC emails”)

On the rabid Sunday morning political talk show circuit yesterday, fueled by the Washington Post’s thinly-sourced yet highly-lauded reporting, Sen. John McCain implored President Elect Trump to look at the CIA-Russian information which he said was credible. McCain, however, as the Senate Armed Services Committee chairman, had strangely never publicly disseminated such intelligence prior to Sunday. And no other elected officials have stepped up to echo his narrative or that of the Washington Post.

CIA and intelligence sources, however, quickly countered McCain’s claims as speculative at best, saying his information is simply not accurate and he, as the Arizona senator has done previously, was grandstanding for the media without knowing key facts.

“If he (McCain) in fact is being told that information, it is bad information,” a CIA source said, pondering whether McCain had perhaps been briefed by outgoing CIA Director John Brennan or his loyal Agency underlings. Multiple sources said Brennan and his inner circle in the Agency could not be trusted to disseminate any true intelligence, especially in their final days on the job, without tainting raw data with political ideologies that parallel their White House boss.

(Note: See “CIA director John Brennan, suspected Muslim, voted for the Communist Party”)

Trump has already named Kansas Congressman Mike Pompeo as Brennan’s successor and CIA personnel anxiously anticipate Brennan’s departure, sources said. (But you won’t read about that in the Washington Post.)

Could the Russian state be linked to hacking to influence the 2016 U.S. election? Intelligence analysts, again, reiterate there is no overwhelming current evidence to definitively link any government to such rogue actions.

CIA personnel said any official information released by Brennan or the White House on this issue prior to President Barack Obama’s departure from office should be discounted and tuned out as partisan ‘white noise.’

The CIA sources’ collective assessment that the Washington Post purposely and brutally misrepresented the CIA’s findings is the third blow to the embattled newspaper in the last week, having been busted writing two other high profile fake stories on national security that were quickly proven to be problematic and ultimately bogus.

A veteran beltway journalist, author and award-winning professor…Greg Morris [said about the Washington Post], ‘They just make news up, fabricate whatever news was required at the time, especially when they were scooped or embarrassed by other publications…. Sometimes they did it because they believed they were entitled. Nothing has changed.’

Morris worked for Time Magazine, the New York Post, Gannett’s Democrat & Chronicle newspaper in Rochester, NY and Washington Star, D.C. A graduate of Cornell University with a bachelor and Master’s degree, Morris is currently an award winning journalism professor at Hunter College in New York City.

Morris has chronicled the decline of the mainstream media, especially the Washington Post, for 30 years as a professor and journalist and is currently working on a new book about corruption in undergraduate higher education.

Morris said the Washington Post’s latest foray into make-believe journalism with the CIA Russian story had several glaring inconsistencies that are often hallmarks of fabricated, fake news, including:

  • Story debates itself. Certain parts of the story directly contradict other so-called facts of the same story. The reader is rendered bewildered; the narrative’s “facts” prove untrustworthy.
  • Haphazard construction. The story’s sloppy foundations and reporting were likely the result of it being constructed on a rush basis or under pressure from editors or the publisher.
  • Weak sourcing. The story fails to nail down a true link between what the Post claims and DIRECT confirmation from CIA sources.

There are no sources with direct knowledge, it’s just all hearsay,’ Morris said. ‘Who cares what some partisan Senators or lawmakers say they were told. The Post needs real sources on this. Without CIA sources, this story wouldn’t even make it out of my classroom alive.

The editors should be fired. If you’re covering national security as a reporter for the Post or New York Times, LA Times, and don’t have CIA sources at your fingertips, find another job.’

Morris is far from alone when questioning the Washington Post’s credibility on its concocted narrative of the flimsy CIA-Russian allegations story.”

H/t Jim Stone

~Eowyn

20 responses to “CIA: Washington Post lied about a secret CIA report that Russia intervened in 2016 election

  1. Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this important post. And yet, we heard nothing about such serious lies in the mainstream news, wherein they tried to make President-Elect Trump as someone who had no respect for the nation’s intelligence agencies. Horrific lying and misrepresentation is still the motis operandi for the mainstream news media. Sickening. . .

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  2. Earlier there was a Fox News story that the Dems were now trying to blame the Chinese for hacking Hillary’s server. They gotta blame somebody!

    The Chinese probably fear and loath Trump more than the Dems do.

    Who will be blamed next? ISIS? The NRA?!? The Girl Scouts?

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  3. Wapo was bad before but now is drifting into the “What Does It Mean” league.
    But it keeps the LibTARDs hopping and threatening Trump, so I guess they think it is working. Some of these Special Snowflakes are going to get a rude awakening when the Secret Service starts enforcing the LAW again after Trump is inaugurated. Obama has obviously told them to “Stand Down” on all this craziness.
    Wapo feeding the LibTard frenzy with false info is going to find itself in a YUGE Law-suit when some dummy gets killed over this stupidity. A Thousand lawyers will be all over them like flies on a cow-patty when something happens.

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  4. Bezos should stick to the one thing he does well:

    Internet retail.

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  5. http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/12/illegal-alien-tried-assassinate-trump-vegas-rally-given-just-12-months-prison/
    20 year old Brit Illegal Alien tried to assassinate Trump in Las Vegas. Obviously he bragged about it to the cops. Plead guilty to Flee Bargain.
    Got a year and a day sentence. White boy, too.
    If American white boy tried to whack Obama, I wonder what the sentence would have been?
    What ever happened to “Equality Before the Law”?

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  6. That is outrageous! Just sit his little punk A$$ in jail for 10-15 years to think about his behavior. Longknife 21 is correct, had this same young white male attempted to off Obungo, he would be an old man when he got to be free again. The laws of our land, just do not work the same for everyone.

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  8. Seems to me that the WASH POST is ripe for a GAWKER-style lawsuit by every single outlet it defamed and libeled with total disregard for the truth and with malice aforethought. Same-same for every Leftist propaganda mill that echoed these lies.

    Folks, there is money to be made, while serving justice.

    And didn’t Kahn say that Justice was a dish best served cold?

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  9. Give Wapo the Rolling Stone Treatment

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  10. The best part of this is that these actions are self-destructive, so we can look forward to seeing that!

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  12. How can we as citizens put a stop to this? What kind of legal actions can be taken against this fake journalism?

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  13. And the [drum]beat goes on. Apparently there is a group that wants war with Russia very badly. I wonder…

    http://www.npr.org/2016/12/15/505775550/obama-on-russian-hacking-we-need-to-take-action-and-we-will

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  14. Like Dr. Eowyn said boycott hurt them where it really hurts the wallet. →It reminds me of post war nazi Germany with all the propaganda of lies and if told enough many will believe it till its too late. Merry Christmas everyone.

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  15. Wait, wait, wait.. Sherman, set the WAYBACK machine for when Obama was just a no-name state senator, visiting his Cuz, Raile Odinda, a radical Muslim in his native Kenya. Obama illegally and blatantly campaigned FOR Odinga (even though US law forbids it), throwing the weight of the title American, State Senator behind this POS (murdferous) candidate.

    Cuz Odinga lost, fair and square. Does he slink off quietly accepting the will of the Kenyan people? Heck no! He starts a screaming campaign of “cheating” inciting his Muslim followers to violent rebellion, to include attacking and killing many Christians, some estimate that upwards of 1,000 were killed by the sore losers until they cowed the elected government into a power-sharing arrangement.

    Scoot forward in time again — Obama messes with the Israeli election.

    Scoot forward again — stolen elections in Iran and Zimbabwae are ignored by Obama, recognizing the usurpers without batting an eyelash. In Honduras, who fought off usurpers, came under sanction from Obama’s Washington.

    Obama has a track record in jiggering the democratic process in favor of dictators.

    A bunch of filthly, Statist swine we have against us, gang.

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