The latest proof that Russia hacked the U.S. election in 2016 …

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The latest proof that #Russia hacked the US election in 2016:

Eugene B. Rumer
Senior Fellow and Director Russia and Eurasia Program
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Former national intelligence officer for Russia and Eurasia at the U.S. National Intelligence Council
Testimony before the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
March 30, 2017

“I am convinced that Russian intelligence services, their proxies, and other related actors directly intervened in our election in 2016.

“You might ask why I am so confident of this. I have not seen the classified evidence that supports the findings presented in the Intelligence Community Assessment ‘Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections’ published by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence on January 6, 2017. Some observers have been critical of that Assessment for not presenting detailed evidence of Russian cyber intrusions or covert activities. They miss the mark – it is the totality of the Russian effort to interfere, mislead, misinform, outright falsify, influence, etc. that is just as, if not more convincing than the cyber evidence of the Russian break in into the Democratic National Committee (DNC) server and other intrusions. That Russian effort is before us in plain sight – in state-sponsored propaganda broadcasts on RT (Russia Today), in countless internet trolls, fake or distorted news spread by fake news services, in the recent Kremlin get together of Russian president Vladimir Putin with the French far right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen. The list can go on. That effort is also an integral part of Russian foreign policy and domestic politics.”

[DJ: Remember that “evidence” in the January 2017 USG intelligence document was largely a dated expose of RT.]

Rumer’s full statement:
https://www.intelligence.senate.gov/sites/default/files/documents/os-eumer-033017.pdf

Other experts:
https://www.intelligence.senate.gov/hearings/open-hearing-disinformation-primer-russian-active-measures-and-influence-campaigns

https://www.intelligence.senate.gov/hearings/open-hearing-intelligence-matters-1