#1 WikiLeaks: Hillary Clinton’s Claim of Russian Espionage ‘Immediately Disprovable Whopper’ ["17 intelligence agencies" what??? really???] by ThirstyMan 21.10.2016 15:34

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“What’s really important about WikiLeaks is that the Russian government has engaged in espionage against Americans,” Hillary Clinton said at the third presidential debate on Wednesday night.
“They have hacked American websites, American accounts of private people, of institutions. Then they have given that information to WikiLeaks for the purpose of putting it on the Internet. This has come from the highest levels of the Russian government, clearly, from Putin himself, in an effort — as 17 of our intelligence agencies have confirmed — to influence our election,” she continued.

WikiLeaks assailed Clinton’s claim via Twitter on Thursday afternoon:
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WikiLeaks got a little backup from a somewhat surprising source, as Politico gave Clinton’s statement a mostly negative fact-check. While they were willing to accept the “17 intelligence agencies” tally, they pointed out that contrary to Clinton’s assertions, those agencies have not stated that Vladimir Putin personally ordered any such operation. Fingers were pointed at “Russia’s senior-most officials,” but not Putin himself.

More importantly, Politico notes that “while the intelligence community said that leaks earlier this year from WikiLeaks were ‘consistent with the methods and motivations of Russian-directed efforts,’ it has not directly tied the recent WikiLeaks release of Clinton campaign chair John Podesta’s personal emails to Russia. When Clinton made these remarks during the debate, she was responding to a question on the content of the Podesta leaks.”

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http://www.breitbart.com/national-securi...ovable-whopper/

#2 RE: WikiLeaks: Hillary Clinton’s Claim of Russian Espionage ‘Immediately Disprovable Whopper’ ["17 intelligence agencies" what??? really???] by ThirstyMan 21.10.2016 15:42

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Can anyone name our "17 US intelligence agencies"? I did not know we had 17 "agencies"!!!

What are they? Shouldn't US taxpayers be entitled to know if there are 17 of them???

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Woah!!! I found this article from 2013...

"Funded by largely classified budgets, it's difficult to assess how much the U.S. annually spends on these clandestine operations, but one 2012 estimate pegs the cost at about $75 billion."

http://www.businessinsider.com/17-agenci...ommunity-2013-5

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