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    WHEN the “INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY” puts on full court pressure to convince the nation of a threat to the nation and the world at large like the one we saw Friday, (they always happen on a Friday so the press has all weekend to pile on and talk the information to death) its time to be cynical and suspicious.

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    Experts on the malicious computer codes commonly used by Russian hackers are far from united behind the Obama administration’s accusations against Moscow, with a few echoing President-elect Donald Trump’s mistrust and asking for more information.

    Trump will sit down Friday for a high-level briefing with Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, CIA Director John Brennan and FBI Director James Comey.

    Trump this week dismissed the “so-called ‘Russian hacking’ ” and bracketed the word intelligence in quote marks in his tweets, appearing to show disdain for U.S. intelligence agencies, only to tweet Thursday that the media have hyped the quarrel “when in fact I am a big fan!”

    Allegations of Russian hacking and direct meddling in the U.S. elections have shoved a wedge between Trump and some Republican lawmakers long wary of Russia, and heightened tensions with the longtime U.S. adversary.

    The Obama administration first lobbed the hacking charges against Moscow on Oct. 7, saying “only Russia’s senior most officials” could have ordered the computer penetrations of the Democratic National Committee and its political operatives. On Dec. 29, the administration released a 13-page report and supplemental data that provided raw material for cybersecurity experts to examine. In an associated step, Obama ordered the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats suspected of espionage and imposed sanctions on two Russian intelligence agencies.

    Obama’s outgoing head of intelligence, Clapper, speaking on behalf of all U.S. intelligence agencies, testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday that Russia has “assumed an even more aggressive cyber posture,” and he repeated with greater certainty the charges of Russian meddling in the 2016 political campaign.

    The Obama administration will release an unclassified report next week that will build on its previous charges against Russia, and Clapper said he planned to “push the envelope as much as I can” so that the report offers as much information as possible.

    After digesting last week’s report, several large cybersecurity firms joined the chorus against Russia, but a few independent experts have voiced doubt and called for more details. By their own admission, that has created tension with colleagues.


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    "Not all cybersecurity experts believe U.S. allegations of Russian hacking" = Understatement of the Holocene...
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      Originally posted by The Doctor View Post
      "Not all cybersecurity experts believe U.S. allegations of Russian hacking" = Understatement of the Holocene...
      Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.

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