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Fewer than one third of Americans agree that Russia is responsible for US election hacks

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Sputnik – 20.12.2016

Almost half of American voters do not agree with the conclusion of US intelligence agencies that the government of Russia is responsible for cyberattacks related to the 2016 election, a new Morning Consult/Politico poll revealed on Tuesday.

When asked which statement came closest to their views, 46 percent said, “We cannot be sure about who is primarily responsible for hacking and cyber-attacks that may have impacted the US election.”

Respondents said tracing cyber-attacks is complicated and the intelligence groups now claiming Russian meddling “are the same ones that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.”

Twenty-nine percent of respondents agreed with the statement, “We know with near certainty that Russia is responsible for hacking and cyber-attacks that impacted the US election.”

Those respondents said that US intelligence agencies have used advanced techniques to determine who is responsible for the cyberattacks “and we are only playing into an unfriendly country’s hand when we deny this.

A quarter of respondents said they were not sure or had no opinion on the election hacking.

In general, the responses followed opinions along party lines, with 63 percent of Republicans and 28 percent of Democrats saying the United States cannot be sure about the origin of the attacks, according to the poll.

Outgoing President Barack Obama suggested during his last news conference on Friday that the cyberattacks were likely initiated at the highest levels of the Russian government.

Russian officials have repeatedly denied Washington’s claims of election-meddling, characterizing them as absurd and an attempt to distract Americans from domestic issues.

December 20, 2016 - Posted by | Deception, Fake News, Mainstream Media, Warmongering, Progressive Hypocrite | ,

6 Comments »

  1. Proof that you can fool some of the people … all of the time.

    It would be interesting to see if that same group of gullibles dispute controlled demolition of the New York buildings.

    Comment by rediscover911com | December 20, 2016 | Reply

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      Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | December 20, 2016 | Reply

  2. Why would anyone accept intelligence reports from LIARS like Brennan, Clapper, and Comey?

    Comment by TellTheTruth-2 | December 20, 2016 | Reply

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  3. Cut off their food stamps and they won’t have TIME to “protest”
    All of these DOMESTIC TERRORISTS protesters, rioters, THUGS, attacking the FREE SPEECH of Americans ….. shall be BANNED FOR LIFE from receiving SNAP/EBT/Food Stamps, Public Assistance, Unemployment Benefits, Student Loans, or any form of Government Aid.

    Brought to you by George Soros. Look at how PREPLANNED they are. This was designed well BEFORE the election. Explore it to see what they are teaching.
    http://www.disruptj20.org/ These are DOMESTIC TERRORISTS
    George Soros’ ( 136 CANTITOE ST IN KATONAH NY. ) is FUNDING the riots and looting from #BLM and moveon.org, TAKE ALL of Soros’ money to pay for REPARATIONS for the damages he is creating HERE ……. and JAIL him AND HIS SONS for DOMESTIC TERRORISM.

    Putin is the only World leader standing up for Western European CHRISTIAN Democratic Civilization. Merkel and the TREASONOUS Brussels Politicians have thrown open the GATES of the CITY to GENOCIDAL Refujihadi INVADERS who have been pushed that way by US/NATO actions and Israeli deceit. As a matter of FACT — Hillary is ANTI-Christianity — http://www.lifenews.com/2016/10/12/hillary-clinton-campaign-spokeswoman-mocks-catholics-calling-catholic-faith-severely-backwards/ http://investmentwatchblog.com/putin-on-migrant-crisis-europeans-have-no-future/
    Now, according to “THEM” he is exposing corruption, fraud and deceit in OUR electoral process for which the American People should be GRATEFUL
    — and do not forget , if Russia could hack DNC’s servers what about Hillary’s UNPROTECTED server ???? How do you like THAT?! Anthony Weiner has ALL her emails on HIS computer !!! As for “betraying America” …… The Clintons are documented EXPERTS at that …..

    Comment by Eddie Herbert | December 20, 2016 | Reply

  4. I think the U.S. Intelligence Agencies, complaining and blaming the Russians for the results of the US elections would seem to suggest that they(the agencies) are totally incompetent. If they knew it was happening, why didn’t they do something before the election? Complaining and finger pointing after the event looks like ‘sour grapes’ and makes them look like pathetic “cry babies”
    Also, I don’t think it is the business of these agencies to ‘take sides’ in an election, is it?
    There needs to be a complete review of what these agencies do and an investigation of how the USA has come to this.
    A huge cleanout, and, as the CIA and NSA appear to be accountable to no one, some accountability is required.

    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | December 20, 2016 | Reply


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