CIA Intercepted Putin’s ‘Specific Instructions’ On Election Hack, And It Is DAMNING For Trump

If there was ever any doubt that Vladimir Putin orchestrated a complex attack on our democracy with the express goal of getting Donald Trump elected, that’s gone now.

Recent reports have indicated that Russian hackers managed to breach voter databases and — this is important — alter data as well as steal the information of nearly 90,000 voters in Illinois alone. The stolen data included drivers license numbers, social security numbers, and other important sensitive information.

But it goes much farther than efforts to undermine Americans’ confidence in our electoral system. The Washington Post reports that the CIA captured Putin’s “specific instructions” to install Donald Trump in the Oval Office:

Inside was an intelligence bombshell, a report drawn from sourcing deep inside the Russian government that detailed Russian President Vladi­mir Putin’s direct involvement in a cyber campaign to disrupt and discredit the U.S. presidential race.

But it went further. The intelligence captured Putin’s specific instructions on the operation’s audacious objectives — defeat or at least damage the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, and help elect her opponent, Donald Trump.

At that point, the outlines of the Russian assault on the U.S. election were increasingly apparent. Hackers with ties to Russian intelligence services had been rummaging through Democratic Party computer networks, as well as some Republican systems, for more than a year. In July, the FBI had opened an investigation of contacts between Russian officials and Trump associates. And on July 22, nearly 20,000 emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee were dumped online by WikiLeaks.

At this point, it is clear that Donald Trump — given his repeated attempts to distract from, interfere with, and dismiss the investigation — worked with Vladimir Putin in some capacity to undermine our democracy.

The only question that remains is when will Republicans “grow a pair” and impeach the orange traitor?

Read the full report here.

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