Trump, Russia and the CIA
“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 @denverpost.com or 101 W. Colfax Ave., Suite 800, Denver, CO, 80202. Please include full name, city and phone number. Contact us at 303-954-1331.