The long-awaited report on foreign interference in the 2020 Presidential election from DNI Director Ratcliffe was delivered to Congress on Thursday, one day before President Donald J. Trump was denied access to using numerous social media outlets. A source admitted that the report was held back so Trump could not tell the American people or their representatives about the foreign influence on the election before they counted the electoral votes on Wednesday.
Supporters of Trump’s had gathered in DC to witness the Electoral College Votes’ country on Wednesday and were forced to watch as their US reps. voted against their interests and made up strange excuses for why they decided to vote against Voter Integrity for the 2020 Presidential election.
In his letter, Ratcliffe said that “it is clear to me that different groups of analysts who focus on election threats from different counties are using different terminology to communicate the same malign actions, similar actions by Russia and China are assessed and communicated to policymakers differently, potentially leading to the false impression that Russia sought to influence the election, but China did not.”
“We’re going to have to wrestle with the issues outlined in this report and the revelation that our own internal umpire basically said Ratcliffe was right and some of our career people, even CIA management, were politicizing China intelligence.”
Washington Examiner’s Jerry Dunleavy, Department of Justice reporter, wrote:
Politicization problems exist in U.S. spy agency assessments on foreign influence in the 2020 U.S. election, including analysts who appeared to hold back information on Chinese meddling efforts because they disagreed with the Trump administration’s policies, according to an intelligence community inspector.
Barry Zulauf, an analytic ombudsman, and longtime intelligence official issued a 14-page report obtained by the Washington Examiner to the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, revealing his investigation was “conducted in response to IC complaints regarding the election threat issue.” In addition, he lamented the “polarized atmosphere has threatened to undermine the foundations of our Republic, penetrating even into the Intelligence Community.”
The intelligence community’s classified assessment on foreign influence in the 2020 election, which will not focus on claims of mail-in fraud or unfounded allegations of voting machines flipping millions of votes, was also submitted to Congress on Thursday. Expected in December, the assessment was delayed as senior intelligence officials clashed over the role played by China, and as director of national intelligence, John Ratcliffe sought to include more viewpoints in the final analysis.
“Given analytic differences in the way Russia and China analysts examined their targets, China analysts appeared hesitant to assess Chinese actions as undue influence or interference. The analysts appeared reluctant to have their analysis on China brought forward because they tend to disagree with the administration’s policies, saying in effect, I don’t want our intelligence used to support those policies,” Zulauf concluded, saying this behavior violated analytic standards requiring independence from political considerations. (Please Visit Washington Examiner for full article)
“So @DCExaminerobtained the DNI letter & IC ombudsman report on politicization and the intel community’s yet-classified assessment on foreign influence in 2020’s election was submitted to Congress today. Ratcliffe is emphasizing China’s influence efforts,” Dunleavy posted on Twitter.
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“A source familiar w/ how the 2020 ICA was compiled said the timing today was based partly on waiting till after electoral vote count by Congress so ppl like Powell, Lin Wood, & ultimately Trump wouldn’t exploit the findings to try to overturn the election,” Dunleavy said.
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