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Wed May 4, 2022, 02:44 PM

DHS Head Altered Report on Russian Election Interference to Help Trump

Corporate McPravda seems to have missed this story. Too.



Homeland Security Secretary Altered Report on Russian Election Interference to Help Trump, Watchdog Says

William Vaillancourt
Tue, May 3, 2022, Yahoo.com

Former Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Chad Wolf delayed and changed an intelligence report warning of Russian interference in the 2020 election due to concerns it would “hurt” former President Trump, according to an investigation by the department’s inspector general office.

The watchdog’s office said it interviewed an individual in the Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) “who told us the Acting Secretary asked the product be held because it made President Trump look bad and hurt President Trump’s campaign — the concept that Russia was denigrating candidate Biden would be used against President Trump.” The product, titled “Russia Likely to Denigrate Health of US Candidates to Influence 2020 Electoral Dynamics,” was first being drafted in April 2020 after then-candidate Biden had assumed frontrunner status in the Democratic primary.

That summer, the investigation found, employees in the department’s Intelligence and Analysis office “changed the product’s scope by making changes that appear to be based in part on political considerations, raising objectivity concerns and potentially impacting.”

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These findings align with a whistleblower report from Sept. 2020 filed by Brian Murphy, the former principal deputy undersecretary in DHS’s I&A office. Murphy alleged that DHS leaders including Wolf, former Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, and senior official Ken Cuccinelli not only minimized Russian influence in the election, but fabricated data relating to the U.S.-Mexico border wall and downplayed the threat of white supremacy. Murphy also claimed retaliation by his superiors after he raised these concerns.

Source: https://news.yahoo.com/homeland-security-secretary-altered-report-213931754.html?fr=sycsrp_catchall

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2022, 02:50 PM

1. Where is the MSM when stuff like this should be reported?

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Response to overleft (Reply #1)

Wed May 4, 2022, 03:06 PM

8. Chasing Hillary's "emails" and waiting for Biden to stutter on a word.

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Response to overleft (Reply #1)

Wed May 4, 2022, 04:23 PM

9. Sideshow seems to be the Order of the Day

Nothing new, said Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter:



Complete transcript: https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/literature/2005/pinter/25621-harold-pinter-nobel-lecture-2005/

Thanks for growing, overleft.

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2022, 02:50 PM

2. Bookmarking

Thanks

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #2)

Wed May 4, 2022, 04:31 PM

10. You are most welcome, cilla4progress! A bit more from CNN/San Jose Mercury-News...

Watchdog: Trump’s DHS altered report on Russian interference

Trump officials reportedly tried to avoid the topic during meetings


By CNN.COM WIRE SERVICE
May 3, 2022

Excerpt…

The conclusion that Trump’s appointee appeared to have tried to downplay Russian meddling in a key intelligence report is the latest example of how his aides managed his aversion to any information about how Russia might be helping his election prospects. According to special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, Trump officials tried to avoid the topic during meetings and at hearings, because he would become enraged and upset when Russian meddling came up.

The US intelligence community announced during the 2020 campaign that Russia was actively meddling in the election to weaken then-candidate Joe Biden. At the time, Trump downplayed those findings and promoted false claims about Biden that aligned with Russia’s disinformation efforts. The IG report addresses past suspicions that Trump appointees distorted some intelligence reports to foster a more Trump-friendly narrative.

The watchdog found, for example, that then-acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf had participated in the review process “multiple times despite lacking any formal role in reviewing the product,” which caused delays and may have helped create the “perception” that assessments were changed for political reasons.

The report stems from previous allegations of the Trump administration downplaying Russian interference. CNN first reported in September 2020 a whistleblower complaint alleging that top political appointees in DHS repeatedly instructed career officials to modify intelligence assessments to suit Trump’s agenda by downplaying Russia’s efforts to interfere in the US.

The whistleblower claimed that Wolf had instructed DHS officials to “cease providing intelligence assessments on the threat of Russian interference” and, instead, focus their efforts on gathering information related to activities being carried out by China and Iran.

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https://www.mercurynews.com/2022/05/03/watchdog-trumps-dhs-altered-report-on-russian-interference/

Lots of transactional spy stuff that traitors’ handlers would find profitable.

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2022, 02:53 PM

3. Why aren't these mother fuckers in jail?

Former Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Chad Wolf delayed and changed an intelligence report warning of Russian interference in the 2020 election due to concerns it would “hurt” former President Trump, according to an investigation by the department’s inspector general office.

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"Acting Secretary asked the product be held because it made President Trump look bad and hurt President Trump’s campaign — the concept that Russia was denigrating candidate Biden would be used against President Trump.”

You mean like Hunter Biden and his magical lap top that wound up in a computer repair shop in N.J. that was thousands of
miles away from where he lived and he never went to that shop?

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These findings align with a whistleblower report from Sept. 2020 filed by Brian Murphy, the former principal deputy undersecretary in DHS’s I&A office. Murphy alleged that DHS leaders including Wolf, former Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, and senior official Ken Cuccinelli not only minimized Russian influence in the election, but fabricated data relating to the U.S.-Mexico border wall and downplayed the threat of white supremacy. Murphy also claimed retaliation by his superiors after he raised these concerns.


"Ken Cuccinell" why is it that "The Cucc" is almost involved with this kind of shit?



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Response to Botany (Reply #3)

Wed May 4, 2022, 05:01 PM

11. Ken "Gohmert's Brain" Cuccinelli spans the badguy rectum spectrum.

The traitors are in the open. We know to whom they tie. And yet, they remain free to roam.



Ken Cuccinelli, then the acting deputy secretary of Homeland Security, asked a senior official in the department to have analysts in DHS’ Office of Intelligence and Analysis scrutinize the possibility of mail-in voting fraud. The office did not release any findings backing Trump’s claims, the report states, but it did note that Russia — like the president — pushed lies about mail-in voting. Later that summer, employees in the office’s Field Operations Division were told to look into “attempts to alter, destroy, sell, or hide mail-in ballots.” They were also tasked! with broader election security issues like campaign hacking attempts and illegal entry into polling places.

Source: https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/trump-dhs-cuccinelli-voter-fraud-1323382/



From LittleSis.Org (keeping an eye on Big Brother):

https://littlesis.org/person/79230-Ken_Cuccinelli


From SourceWatch, I learned part of the Cuccinelli family fortune must come from the Oil Bidness:

https://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Ken_Cuccinelli


And, pardon the saw, “USA” still stands for “Under Saudi Arabia.”

https://theintercept.com/2022/02/23/ukraine-russia-gas-prices-saudi-arabia-biden/

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2022, 02:54 PM

4. They wouldn't have had to send reality winner to prison if

They weren’t hiding stuff

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Response to questionseverything (Reply #4)

Wed May 4, 2022, 05:55 PM

12. Essential point, yours. What else did they lie about?

Russia screwed with 2016 US election and who-knows if they flipped votes? One thing is certain, per Mueller, two impeachments, and my own two eyes and ears:

TRUMP INVITED AND ACCEPTED PUTIN’S HELP TO BECOME PEE-RESIDENT.

(Caps are for the over-worked eyes at DoJ).

How Russia Helped Swing the Election for Trump

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/10/01/how-russia-helped-to-swing-the-election-for-trump

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2022, 02:56 PM

5. Drag this traitor's ass in front of the J6 committee & have him charged w election tampering

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Response to onetexan (Reply #5)

Thu May 5, 2022, 08:32 AM

14. The crooked government official protected Trump and Putin.

DHS watchdog says Trump's acting DHS secretary changed intel report on Russian interference in 2020 election

BY NICOLE SGANGA, OLIVIA GAZIS
UPDATED ON: MAY 4, 2022, CBS News

Former Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad Wolf changed and delayed an intelligence report detailing Russian interference in the 2020 U.S. presidential election, according to a new review by the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) top watchdog.

The decision to deviate from DHS standard review procedures "rais[ed] objectivity concerns," according to the report, and led to the perception that unorthodox interference by a top DHS official was intended to help Donald Trump's reelection bid.

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) at DHS, through its Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A), released the redacted results of its investigation into Russian interference in the election — "DHS Actions Related to an I&A Intelligence Product Deviated from Standard Procedures" — on Tuesday.

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Analysts in DHS' Cyber Mission Center (CYMC) began drafting the original intelligence product titled, "Russia Likely to Denigrate Health of US Candidates to Influence 2020 Electoral Dynamics" in April 2020, to warn state and local governments of a noticeable uptick in Russian state media efforts to question then-candidate President Joe Biden's mental health after Super Tuesday.

The DHS analyst who first raised the concern "believed foreign efforts questioning a candidate's health were worth exploring because they could impact voters' willingness to vote for that candidate and began drafting the product," the OIG report read. "In its initial form, the product was approximately two pages in length and included information relating to one 'current Democratic presidential candidate' and to Russian activities to influence the 2020 U.S. Presidential election."

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https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-russia-election-interference-dhs-chad-wolf/

…Then there are the rest of those Trumpists who betrayed their oaths to uphold and defend the Constitution to support Trump and Putin. It is incredible, but true. Investigate. Prosecute. Try. Sentence. Lock them up. And fry the traitors .

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2022, 02:59 PM

6. Every GOP asshole who parrots this "Biden has cognitive problems" lie is doing Russia's work

We need to be following the money of all of these motherfuckers. See who is giving them money.

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Response to Novara (Reply #6)

Wed May 4, 2022, 03:04 PM

7. The republican run senate intel committee's report reported just that

A New Report Adds Evidence That Trump Was a Russian Asset
He helped Putin manipulate the U.S. election in 2020, as he did in 2016.


https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/03/trump-russian-asset-election-intelligence-community-report.html

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2022, 06:07 PM

13. K&R

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