Trump, Rus­sia and the CIA

The Denver Post - - OPINION - Re: Felice Sage, Joseph M. Lemma,

“CIA: Rus­sia in­ter­vened; Se­cret as­sess­ment re­ports coun­try worked to help Trump win,” Dec. 10 news story.

The front page of Satur­day’s Den­ver Post was dom­i­nated by news of the CIA con­clud­ing that Rus­sia worked to help Don­ald Trump — whose cam­paign team, tran­si­tion team and ad­min­is­tra­tion picks have been packed with those most friendly to Vladimir Putin’s gov­ern­ment — win the elec­tion. In “This Day in History,” we are re­minded that on Dec. 10, 2011, “tens of thou­sands of Rus­sians staged antigov­ern­ment protests, charg­ing elec­toral fraud and de­mand­ing an end to Vladimir Putin’s rule.” Then there’s the sports sec­tion fea­tur­ing a new re­port to the In­ter­na­tional Olympic Com­mit­tee de­tail­ing a sys­tem­atic Rus­sian dop­ing regime in­volv­ing more than 1,000 ath­letes. Yet our pres­i­dent-elect and Repub­li­can Party lead­er­ship still pre­fer to take Putin’s word over that of our in­tel­li­gence com­mu­nity. One may well won­der what’s go­ing on here.

BBB I read your ar­ti­cle with some amuse­ment. It seems that the Rus­sians may have been the ones who re­leased ac­tual e-mails typed by mem­bers of the Demo­cratic Na­tional Com­mit­tee and ac­tual e-mails sent by Hil­lary Clin­ton’s staff. Mind you, nowhere is any­one sug­gest­ing that the e-mails were made up. The crime ap­pears to be that peo­ple were al­lowed to peek be­hind the cur­tain and see what was ac­tu­ally said and what party at­ti­tudes ac­tu­ally were.

The “in­ter­ven­tion” in the 2016 elec­tion ap­pears to be that the leaked e-mails al­lowed the Amer­i­can voter to see that the grand­moth­erly hu­man­i­tar­ian pub­lic per­sona was ac­tu­ally a dis­guise for Lady Macbeth and a very ma­nip­u­la­tive court of elit­ists. Send let­ters of 150 words or fewer to open­fo­rum @den­ver­ or 101 W. Col­fax Ave., Suite 800, Den­ver, CO, 80202. Please in­clude full name, city and phone num­ber. Con­tact us at 303-954-1331.

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