Intercepted Russian Communications Part of Inquiry Into Trump Associates


The New York Times published the article Intercepted Russian Communications Part of Inquiry Into Trump Associates on January 19, 2017.

WASHINGTON — American law enforcement and intelligence agencies are examining intercepted communications and financial transactions as part of a broad investigation into possible links between Russian officials and associates of President-elect Donald J. Trump, including his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, current and former senior American officials said.

Perhaps it is just a technicality that makes Trump’s accusations about wire tapping “truthfully” deniable by the “intelligence” community and the FBI. Perhaps he just used the wrong words in describing how the eavesdropping was done or who the target was. Of course this story comes from the highly unreliable New York Times who can say in one story that Trump associates were eavesdropped on, and in another story that Trump is crazy to think he is the target of eavesdropping.

How about this quote from the article?

The American government has concluded that the Russian government was responsible for a broad computer hacking campaign, including the operation against the D.N.C.

The American government has not come to any such conclusion no matter how many times the corporate press says this. If you look at the evidence the American government has published, you will see that it is full of assumptions and it ignores its own evidence that points away from their assumptions.

Also note, that the “intercepted Russian communications” says nothing about how they were intercepted. Wouldn’t you think that inquiring minds would want to know even if The New York Times reporters don’t seem to have inquiring minds?

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