January 6, 2017
By David E. Sangar
Washington — American intelligence officials (click here) have concluded that the president of Russia, Vladimir V. Putin, personally “ordered an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the U.S. presidential election,” and turned from seeking to “denigrate” Hillary Clinton to developing “a clear preference for President-elect Trump.”...
...The report described a broad campaign that included covert operations, including cyberactivities and “trolling” on the internet of people who were viewed as opponents of Russia’s effort. While it accused Russian intelligence agencies of obtaining and maintaining “access to elements of multiple U.S. state or local electoral boards,” it concluded — as officials have publicly — that there was no evidence of tampering with the tallying of the vote on Nov. 8....
I am very worried. The campaigning Donald Trump is not the President Elect Donald Trump. He is reckless in his pursuit of power. He has proven he will do anything and then do as he pleases.
The USA has elected a President that is not the choice of the people. Secretary Clinton was elected by the people, not, Donald Trump. He continues to refuse to recognize the fact covert acts by Russia carried out a coup of the 2016 elections with ambitions even at the local level of governments.
The Congress has responsibility to investigate the lack of ethical standing of this President Elect when he hasn't revealed his taxes and how he has a relationship with Russia. It is a known fact The Trump Organization had an exclusive and secretive internet connection with Russia during the time there were sanctions. That is illegal.
The investigation needs to go forward and Congress needs to move on cyber attacks on political candidates. This is a very serious matter.
Stating that, Director Comey had an impact on the election of 2016. I want to know what that is all about, too. He had to know what he was doing when he continually reprimanded Secretary Clinton in public with the last attack on her character landed days before Americans voted.
The country is angry at the establishment. This is more to be angry about. Congress needs to correct the threat.
There are many more questions than there are answers currently. The country needs answers. I don't see any sanction being removed from Russia.
The President Elect will accumulate more and more distrust if he continues to build a relationship with Russia. He should be as appalled as the country is and bring enforcement to the current sanctions not reversing them.
The President Elect was gamed by Russian leadership. It is against the country's national security to return wealth to Russia. The sanctions are working. Obviously. Russia needs to return to Minsk II and mean it.