Senate Intel Completes Review of Intelligence Community Assessment on Russian Activities in the 2016

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  1. Irishman macrumors 68030

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    I'm surprised that noone is talking about this already!!

    https://www.burr.senate.gov/press/r...n-russian-activities-in-the-2016-us-elections

    Here's the TLDR version: 'Chairman Burr said, “The first task in our inquiry was to evaluate the Intelligence Community’s work on this important piece of analysis. Committee staff have spent 14 months reviewing the sources, tradecraft, and analytic work, and we see no reason to dispute the conclusions. There is no doubt that Russia undertook an unprecedented effort to interfere with our 2016 elections. I look forward to completing the Committee’s inquiry and issuing our findings and recommendations to the American people.”

    '“Despite the short time frame they had to prepare it, the intelligence community did a very good job with the ICA,” said Vice Chairman Warner.“After a thorough review, our staff concluded that the ICA conclusions were accurate and on point. The Russian effort was extensive, sophisticated, and ordered by President Putin himself for the purpose of helping Donald Trump and hurting Hillary Clinton. In order to protect our democracy from future threats, we must understand what happened in 2016. And while our Committee’s investigation remains ongoing, one thing is already abundantly clear – we have to do a better job in the future if we want to protect our elections from foreign interference.”"
     
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    Because you don't make hay but fixing problems, hay is made in assigning blame.
     
  3. Irishman thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Who is "you" above? Me, or the Senate Intel Committee?

    Also, when blame is warranted (as in this case), we need to know. We need to know as much as we can.

    Do you agree with that, at least?
     
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    But I thought the House told us they didn’t...
     
  5. lowendlinux Contributor

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    You/We..as in royal

    No I want to know what the problem is, then the solution and it's implementation, then a bit later the effectiveness of the solution, once all that is done you can stand behind the lectern and assign all the blame and point all the fingers you like.
     
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    About how much money did the Russians pay the all the facebook memes to derail the US election?
     
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    If they don’t see it, it didn’t happen!
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    You want actual solutions. What kind of racket did you think Congress runs?
     
  8. Irishman thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Royal we or plural we? Are you including yourself in that? Because it still feels like it's specific and convenient in it's appearance here.

    Brian
     
  9. lowendlinux Contributor

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    How about addressing the point and not the we/you
     
  10. Irishman thread starter macrumors 68030

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    In this case, determining the cause/blame happened before formulating solutions because the current President (45) and the majority party in DC haven't expressed any openness to solving the problems arising from Russian interference. One can only hope that, now that those responsible for the hack have been identified, we can get more in DC onboard for creating the solutions.

    Until then, we're in a holding pattern.
     
  11. GermanSuplex macrumors 6502a

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    Don't hold your breath. They've made clear that when it comes to democracy, the American people or their rich donors and Orange Nixon, they're in it for whoever has the most cash and is the most orange.
     

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