Anonymous Leaks to the WashPost About the CIA's Russia Beliefs Are No Substitute for Evidence
Publisher: The Intercept
Date Written: 10/12/2016
Year Published: 2016
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX20172
There are some basic facts about what is known and, more importantly, what is not known about the anonymous CIA leaks concerning the 2016 US Presidency Election.
Needless to say, Democrats -- still eager to make sense of their election loss and to find causes for it other than themselves -- immediately declared these anonymous claims about what the CIA believes to be true, and, with a somewhat sweet, religious-type faith, treated these anonymous assertions as proof of what they wanted to believe all along: that Vladimir Putin was rooting for Donald Trump to win and Hillary Clinton to lose and used nefarious means to ensure that outcome. That Democrats are now venerating unverified, anonymous CIA leaks as sacred is par for the course for them this year, but it's also a good indication of how confused and lost U.S. political culture has become in the wake of Trumps victory.