Regardless, we have moved another step towards what looks more and more like another US civil war… It’s not a long trip, now that we are a Banana Republic.
It was something much more sinister. It was an opening salvo by the CIA to actively influence the Electoral College and stop Donald Trump from becoming President.
Why? Self preservation.
The real reason is that Trump was working with Peter Thiel to corporatize the intelligence gathering of the United States around companies, like Palantir, that can adopt and employ technology much faster and with more efficacy. In other words, Trump is planning to turn the CIA and the NSA into peripheral collection systems.
That was unacceptable to the CIA, an agency with a strong sense of self-importance.
They acted again today when the head of the CIA refused to brief the House Intelligence Committee on the their claims because the chairman of the committee, Devin Nunes, was part of Trump’s transition team.
Instead, the CIA leaked more information this afternoon to influence electors:
“new intelligence shows that Putin personally directed how hacked material.. was leaked”
However, due to tight legal restrictions on the use of the information the CIA gathers and who it gather it on (i.e. US citizens), I anticipated that any new leak would be from allied sources not covered by these restrictions.
That proved to be correct:
“The intelligence came from diplomatic sources and spies working for U.S. allies.”
We can expect to see more leaks this weekend, before the EC votes on Monday.
What kind of info? A shred of evidence (a taped conversation would be best), gathered by US allies and not the CIA, that shows that Trump knew about the hack or came to an agreement with Putin.
At that point, the EC will definitely flip and Trump will be denied an electoral college win on Monday.
After that we head to the courts and start down the road to street level violence.
To avoid the chaos of merely unseating Trump, the electors may award Hillary Clinton the win since she is best able to gather the establishment around her to fight off Trump’s bid.
Regardless, we have moved another step towards what looks more and more like another US civil war.
It’s not a long trip, now that we are a Banana Republic.
The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other Misfits. Although woven around the experiences and adventures of one man, this is also the story of the people who lived during the period of time in American history that an entire generation was betrayed It is the story of the dramatically changing times in which this personal odyssey took place. It is the story of the betrayal of an entire generation of Americans and particularly the 40% (of the military aged males) of that generation that fought the Vietnam war.