The ODNI will not endorse the CIA Assessment.
Citing a lack of conclusive evidence that Russia intended to help Trump, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) has taken exception to the CIA’s Assessment. One official said “the ODNI is not arguing that the agency (CIA) is wrong, only that they can’t prove intent.”
This is sure to throw a few more logs on the fire for Trump, who has already called the CIA’s Assessment “ridiculous.” Trump has had an ongoing battle with the intelligence community and it will be interesting to see who’s heads will roll come January 20th. If you work at the Pentagon, now would be a real good time to hide under your desk.
If you’re not familiar with the ODNI, they oversee all 17 intelligence communities. Headed by James Clapper, they were established as a result of the 9/11 attacks. They found major intelligence failures and recommended that we “improve coordination among intelligence agencies.”
Why there are 17 different intelligence communities is beyond me, but I’d be willing to bet that they disagree with each other on a daily basis. Shouldn’t we just have one agency in charge of intelligence? You wouldn’t need to coordinate 17 agencies if there aren’t 17 agencies. But that’s logic and we all know logic doesn’t float in Obama’s Washington unless he can gain from it.
Meanwhile, the FBI has also declined to accept the CIA’s Assessment because the case wouldn’t stand up in court. Even the dinosaur republican traitor and lip-flapper-extraordinaire John McCain said on Monday that “there was no information” that Russian hacking was aimed at swaying the outcome of the election.