Many in the military and intelligence communities are concerned that this Russian meddling which took place entirely under the Obama administration is another “wag the dog” operation. The Russians are an extreme danger to the infrastructure integrity of the United States.
Congress, the Department of Justice and our intelligence agencies should investigate the dissent concerning the “Russian hacking of the Democratic National Committee.” To the best of my knowledge, no independent qualified US intelligence source has been permitted to examine the Democratic National Committee files, computer network etc. James Comey never issued a subpoena to examine those files. Since this is crucial evidence on which VP Biden publicly threatened a cyber war [which we can’t win] with Russia, it is highly unusual that such key evidence would not be immediately seized and held intact for definitive analysis.
Even a trivial examination of the many links usually found on the Internet explains the current level of sophistication and frequency of such hacking which then shows that any statement that it can be done by a teenager sitting in a little bedroom is very accurate in terms of the sophistication required. The software used by the hackers was several generations older than that currently used by the Russian intelligence operations and is widely used in hacking operations.
Concerning Gen. Flynn, remember that Jill Stein was also at the same table with Putin. If anybody undercut the election of Hillary Clinton it was Jill Stein. Why isn’t anybody talking about her possible relations with Putin to undermine US elections?
Particular concern to many of us is the vulnerability of our information, communication, transportation, energy, and other grids to interference by Russia, China, Iran, and even North Korea. Such interruption could destroy US civilization as we know it. Yet the Obama administration looked the other way. The Trump administration is not doing any better.
[See: Congressional Testimony: Efforts to stop Iran’s terror-financing were systematically undermined by the Obama Administration
By Charles Lipson, ZIP DIALOGUE]
Why? To get a nuclear deal, says an insider from the Obama Administration
The testimony is stunning and deeply disturbing.
Efforts to stop terror financing not only involved Iran but also its partners, Syria and Venezuela.
US government efforts to investigate and roll up these networks were all quashed in pursuit of a nuclear deal.
The investigative units themselves were actually disbanded, lest they trouble Iran and make the nuclear deal more difficult to achieve. That, at least, is the testimony of someone who saw it first-hand.
David Asher, an adviser to Gen. John Allen at Defense and State, told the House Foreign Affairs Committee said that the Obama administration “systematically disbanded” law enforcement investigative units across the federal government focused on disrupting Iranian, Syrian, and Venezuelan terrorism financing networks out of concern the work could cause friction with Iranian officials and scuttle the nuclear deal with Iran, according to a former U.S. official who spent decades dismantling terrorist financial networks. –Washington Free Beacon
Why did the Obama Administration roll up the units stopping terror financing?
Asher’s answer: The administration feared the efforts to investigate and disrupt terror-financing would be an obstacle to reaching an Iranian Nuclear Deal.
Senior leadership, presiding, directing, and overseeing various sections [of these agencies] and portions of the U.S. intelligence community systematically disbanded any internal or external stakeholder action that threatened to derail the administration’s policy agenda focused on Iran,” [Asher] testified.
He detailed extensive collaboration among the Iranians, Syrians, and Venezuelans and said there was enough evidence to take down the terror-financing networks.
What was taken down instead were the anti-terror units in the US government.