Sunday, January 8, 2017
'Clinton quite effective at discrediting herself' Ex-CIA analyst blasts hacking claims
Larry C Johnson branded the newly declassified US intelligence report “as a farce and a charade”, adding Russian attempts to discredit the Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton were unnecessary because “she was quite effective at it herself”.
On Friday, intelligence officials published their findings into alleged Russian hacking during November’s US election.
The report claimed the Russian president personally ordered an online campaign to influence the outcome of the ballot in Trump’s favour.
It said Mr Putin’s goal was to undermine the democratic process and denigrate Mrs Clinton, by using intermediaries such as DCLeaks.com, Guccifer 2.0 and WikiLeaks to publicly expose private emails acquired from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and top level Democrats.