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Senate Intel Committee Says Investigation Hasn’t Determined Whether Russians Supported Trump Or Clinton

October 4, 2017 Tyler Durden 0

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr and Vice Chairman Mark Warner told reporters on Wednesday that, after conducting more than 100 interviews and reviewing 100,000 pages of documents, it has yet to come to a finding in its probe into whether Russia meddled in the US election to benefit one candidate over the other.

So in the spirit of being sufficiently diligent (or in forcing Trump to live under a cloud of unfounded suspicion for as long as possible), Burr and Warner announced that they’re expanding the scope of their inquiry to involve…even more interviews and document review as the fishing expedition enters month nine.

“We have interviewed every official of the Obama administration to see what clarity they had on Russian involvement…and more importantly what they did or did not do and what drove those actions.”  

 

“We have interviewed indiviuals from around the world…it’s safe to say that the inquiry has expanded slightly…document review generated hundreds of requests on our part for information and identified leads that expanded our initial inquiry.”

“Now, it’s safe to say that the inquiry has expanded slightly,” Sen. Burr says https://t.co/T5uqoA85rO pic.twitter.com/C5d2fYIjTo

— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 4, 2017

Burr reminded reporters that the committee had three objectives in mind when it launched the investigation: To determine if there was collusion by either the Clinton or Trump campaign, offer an assessment of the ICA – the intelligence community’s initial assessment that Russia interfered in the US election – and provide an assessment of ongoing efforts by Russia to meddle in the US political process. The committee has concluded that the ICA’s assessment is accurate – though it’s not ready to close that part of the investigation just yet.

“But we’re not there yet. We’re not ready to close them,” Sen. Burr says of Russia probe https://t.co/T5uqoA85rO pic.twitter.com/ukhcD8TIJE

— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 4, 2017

“There are some areas of our investigation that we hope very soon will reach a definite conclusion – but we’re not there yet.”

However, one element of the investigation that has been exhaustively explored is whether President Trump intended to obstruct justice when he fired former FBI Director James Comey. The committee has found nothing to support this allegation, and is moving on.

“The last thing I want to cover is the Comey memos. This topic has been hotly debated and I just want to say that our investigation into it has reached its logical end with regards to its relation to the Russia investigation.”

“Questions that you have about Comey’s firing are better answered by the general counsel of the Department of Justice, not the intelligence committee of the United States senate,” Burrs said.

Sen. Burr on Comey’s memos: Panel “is satisfied that our involvement with this issue has reached a logical end” in relation to Russia probe pic.twitter.com/pudM4Mcj64

— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 4, 2017

But the comment that provides perhaps the most clarity on the state of the investigation, Burr reminded reporters that the committee hasn’t ruled out the possibility that Russian entities intended to help the Clinton campaign.  

“Neither Mark nor I have said that there was a campaign against one. The ICA [the intelligence community’s original assessment alleging that Russia interfered with the election] looked at Russian involvement in the election process, we’re in agreement on that. We have not come to any agreement on collusion or Russia’s preferences.”

Warner and Adam Schiff, Warner’s counterpart on the House Intelligence Committee, have both called on Congress to release copies of the 3,000 “Russia ads” to the public.

In a stunning irony, just minutes after Warner appeared to purposefully mischaracterize information released by the DHS (the agency has publicly repudiated claims that the agency told state officials that it had definitely linked the attempted voting-system intrusions to Russia), the Virginia senator emphasized that while the committee is aiming to finish the investigation as quickly as possible, “following the facts” is paramount.  Burr said that while the committee is shooting to finish its investigation by year’s end, the real hard deadline is the 2018 mid-terms…which means periodic “updates” like this one could continue for another year.  

Reinforcing the notion that the committee has found nothing to support the collusion narrative, Burr scoffed when a reporter asked if there’s still a chance that the 2016 election might be annulled.

“All I can tell you is the votes were counted, one person won, and that’s how it’s going to stay.”

Watch the entire briefing below:

 

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Erdogan points out Mossad’s role in northern Iraq poll

October 4, 2017 Middle East Monitor 0

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pointed out the role of Israeli intelligence agency Mossad in the recently-held illegitimate referendum in northern Iraq. Speaking at a joint news conference with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani in capital Tehran, Erdogan said: “What is the referendum organized by northern Iraq’s regional administration for? No country in the world apart from Israel recognizes it. “A decision made at the table with Mossad is not legitimate, it is illegitimate.” On 25 September, Iraqis in Kurdish Regional Government (KRG)-held areas — and in several areas disputed between Baghdad and Erbil — voted on whether to declare independence from Iraq. According to results announced by the KRG, almost 93 percent of registered voters cast ballots in favour of […]

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Fed chair (for now) Yellen to speak at 3:15 PM ET/1915 GMT

October 4, 2017 Greg Michalowski 0

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U.S. Department Of Energy Looks To Subsidize Coal Plants

October 4, 2017 OilPrice.com 0

In a Canute-like move, On September 29, the US Department of Energy sent a proposal to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that would, if adopted, significantly increase the value of aging coal and nuclear power plants. There are a number of interesting aspects to the DOE’s directive to the FERC. First, what surprised us was the tone of imminent crisis. “In light of these threats to grid reliability and resiliency it is the Commission’s immediate responsibility to take action….” But the only actual “threat”…

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October 4, 2017 Latest News 0

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October 4, 2017 Viktor Katona 0

When Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri paid a visit to Russian President Vladimir Putin mid-September, most media coverage revolved around political and military issues. Yet the meeting was part of Mr. Hariri’s charm offensive to attract foreign investors to Lebanon’s offshore zone, a long-cherished glimmer of hope for the heavily indebted country that has suffered from chronical political paralysis for some decades already. After a 29-month deadlock during which Lebanon had no president, the team of Hariri and President Michel…

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