As many reading this probably know, with only 3 weeks left in his term in office, President Obama has ordered 35 Russian diplomats to exit their quarters by noon today. All Russian personnel will henceforth be denied access to two Russian-owned diplomatic properties in the US.
One is in Maryland and the other is a 40-acre property originally constructed in 1912 by George Dupont Pratt, a scion of the Rockefeller-Pratt Standard Oil fortune.
The 35 Russian diplomats have been ordered to exit the US immediately by the President for their alleged roles in “hacking” and “influencing” the 2016 US Presidential Election. This, after Obama had last October denied that the elections could possibly be hackable, an opinion echoed at the time by the FBI.
More recently, the CIA suddenly announced that the Russians had hacked the elections, again, echoed by the FBI – but questioned by Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper.
As to the email leaks of Hillary, the DNC and John Podesta published by WikiLeaks, Bill Binney, a 35+-year NSA veteran who designed the communications-gathering technology now in use, he opines that these leaks came from within the US intelligence community.
There has been no evidence offered to support Obama’s accusations of Russian hacking, to either the American people or to members of Congress. But that’s OK, because Obama legalized US state propaganda to be used against the American people in his NDAA budget for 2013.
Congressman Trent Franks (R-AZ) who serves on the Senate Armed Services Committee tells MSNBC here, “None of the relevant [Congressional] Intelligence Committees have been directly or officially informed on [Russian hacking of the elections]…there’s no suggestion that Russia hacked into our voting systems or anything like that.
Franks deadpans, “They – if anything – whatever they might have done was to try to use information that may have affected something that was in their best interests. But the bottom line…if Russia succeeded in giving the American people information that was accurate, then they merely did what the media should have done.”