April 20, 2017
The Russians are a little late in coming out with this information.
As Tucker Carlson noted last night, what was the biggest news story ever in history has now disappeared completely.
I mean, where is it? I read the news all day long, and this is just gone.
Reuters did this big report and it isn’t even being mentioned anywhere – besides in the Russian media.
A Moscow-based think tank has dismissed a Reuters report which claimed that it plotted a Russian intervention in the US presidential election. The think tank’s head said the people behind the accusations were merely promulgating a conspiracy theory.
The Reuters exclusive claimed that the Russian Institute of Strategic Studies (RISS) penned two confidential documents “providing the framework and rationale for what US intelligence agencies have concluded was an intensive effort by Russia to interfere with the Nov. 8 election.”
Reuters did not see the documents itself but rather relied on accounts from three current and four former US officials, who claimed that US intelligence had acquired the files. None of the sources was named by Reuters, a common feature of US media reports on alleged Russian meddling in the presidential election.
The documents, the sources told the agency, were dated June 2016 and October 2016 and “circulated at the highest levels of the Russian government.” The sources declined to say how US intelligence had obtained them.
Yeah that is just childish nonsense.
These people are ridiculous.
But again – they came out with nonstop blanket coverage of fake documents saying Donald Trump hired hookers to piss on a bed. But zero coverage of this, which is a claim of actual Russian documents.
Reuters described RISS as a “Russian government think tank controlled by [President] Vladimir Putin” and said that they were central to the Obama administration’s accusations of meddling by Moscow.
The White House said at the time that the Kremlin used hacking and ‘fake news’ to tamper with the election process in favor of Republican Donald Trump, an assertion that Russia denies.
Mikhail Fradkov, the director of RISS, said the think tank did not draw up a master plan for putting Trump in the White House.
“Apparently, the authors of this idea failed to correspond the actual reality with the fantasies that their conspiracy theory minds covet in order to draw back the public perception to the issue of alleged Russian ‘participation’ in the US election, which has been fading away lately,” Fradkov said on Thursday.
He said that while RISS has highly-trained professionals among its analysts, the think tank does not have the expertise to prepare a large-scale information warfare campaign.
Fradkov headed Russia’s SVR foreign intelligence agency for nine years. Before that he served for three years as Russian prime minister.
Fradkov’s predecessor as head of RISS until 2017, Leonid Reshetnikov, under whose supervision the reported intervention plan would have been prepared, also rejected the allegations.
“Of course it’s another piece of fake news, lunacy. RISS never prepared such documents or plans and I doubt it is doing such a thing now,” he said, adding that “this is not our job.”
The upshot of the entire Russian collusion conspiracy theory presented by the media is that not even a stupid person is able to deny that the Western media works in concert to push fake news.
The speed at which they dropped the story – within seconds of the Syria strike – also proves this same point.