Trump Flat Out Lies To American Public About Contents Of Intelligence Reports
January 6, 2017
President-elect Donald J. Trump met with intelligence agencies today, January 6, 2017, to be briefed on cyberattacks against the United States. Following the meeting, his staff released the following statement:
“I had a constructive meeting and conversation with the leaders of the Intelligence Community this afternoon. I have tremendous respect for the work and service done by the men and women of this community to our great nation.
“While Russia, China, other countries, outside groups and people are consistently trying to break through the cyber infrastructure of our governmental institutions, businesses and organizations including the Democrat National Committee, there was absolutely no effect on the outcome of the election including the fact that there was no tampering whatsoever with voting machines. There were attempts to hack the Republican National Committee, but the RNC had strong hacking defenses and the hackers were unsuccessful.
“Whether it is our government, organizations, associations or businesses we need to aggressively combat and stop cyberattacks. I will appoint a team to give me a plan within 90 days of taking office. The methods, tools and tactics we use to keep America safe should not be a public discussion that will benefit those who seek to do us harm. Two weeks from today I will take the oath of office and America’s safety and security will be my number one priority.”
The report states the following contrary to president-elect Trump’s statement:
“We did not make an assessment of the impact that Russian activities had on the outcome of the 2016 election.”
President-elect Trump has again lied to the American public now just two weeks prior to the presidential inauguration. Why does he continue to refuse Russia’s interference in the US election and why would he wish to continue to deny its involvement by lying to the American public? Please add your comments below. January 7, 2017 Update:
President elect Trump continues to tweet a day after the official Intelligence Report was released stating there was no evidence that hacking affected the election. Mr. Trump’s lies and tweet campaign of disinformation in the wee hours of the morning continue. Is this truly presidential behavior? Please add your comments below.
“If I decide to run for office, I’ll produce my tax returns, absolutely and I would love to do that. ” DJT May 2014
Today is January 7, 2017, just two weeks before Inauguration Day for the 45th president of the United States. President-elect Donald Trump still has not produced tax returns to the American public.
Will he or won’t he produce his tax returns? Is this just another lie in what is shaping up to be a long list of campaign lies from the president-elect? How will Trump’s inveterate lying impact his presidency? Please add your comments below.
The 1100 jobs president-elect Trump falsely claimed he saved but in reality were 700 jobs, will only be a temporary save. Carrier confirms these jobs will be replaced by automation with funds made through investments from the plant automation as part of the deal Carrier struck with Trump/Pence. So what about this Trump/Pence deal makes America great? Please add your comments below.
President-elect Donald Trump demoralizes US intelligence agencies as he signals to pare down the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
January 6, 2017
WASHINGTON—President-elect Donald Trump, a harsh critic of U.S. intelligence agencies, is working with top advisers on a plan that would restructure and pare back the nation’s top spy agency, people familiar with the planning said.
President-elect keeps questioning the credibility of the U.S. intelligence and is now moving to pare down the Office of the NDI claiming it has become politicized and bloated. Is this a move that is personally motivated given the results of the election or one that favors the American public? How does this make America great, again? Please add your comments below.
Donald Trump said on the campaign trail “I will never lie to you.”
From August 18, 2016
Excerpted from ABC News
Donald Trump on Thursday appeared to stash away the bravado he has displayed at his rallies, apologizing for what appears to be the first time for his controversial words on the campaign trail and saying “I will never lie to you.”
“Sometimes, in the heat of debate, and speaking on a multitude of issues, you don’t choose the right words or you say the wrong thing. I have done that, and believe it or not I regret it,” Trump said.
“I do regret it particularly where it may have caused personal pain.” It was a remarkable departure for the candidate who almost never expresses regret out on the campaign trail, unless in jest.Read the full story here.
Donald Trump said last August during the primary season prior to winning the nomination for the Republican Party, “I will never lie to you.” Now that he is about to be inaugurated President of the United States in about two weeks, what do you think so far? Please add your comments below.
President-elect Trump continues to tweet disinformation to American Public just days before inauguration regarding Russian hacking, despite U.S. intelligence sources!
Excerpted from Washington Post, January 4, 2017
In his tweet on Tuesday night, president-elect Trump speculated that the reason for a delay of his briefing until Friday was “perhaps more time to build a case.”
“Very strange!” the president-elect said in the tweet.
“It’s possible that his team has some scheduling disconnect” and that “whatever he received today didn’t meet his expectations,” the official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive intelligence matters. But, the official said, the fuller briefing on Russia’s alleged election hacking was never scheduled to occur Tuesday, and that plans for a fuller Friday briefing have been in place for several days. Read more from here now.
President-elect Trump continues to tweet disinformation denying regarding U.S. intelligence information. How will his odds with U.S. intelligence sources affect his presidency, his administration and ability to lead an intelligence agency whose primary purpose is to keep America safe? Please add your comments below.
Excerpted from The Intersect, Washington Post, November 17, 2016
But in recent months, Horner has found the fake-news ecosystem growing more crowded, more political and vastly more influential: In March, Donald Trump’s son Eric and his then-campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, even tweeted links to one of Horner’s faux-articles. His stories have also appeared as news on Google.
You mentioned Trump, and you’ve probably heard the argument, or the concern, that fake news somehow helped him get elected. What do you make of that?
My sites were picked up by Trump supporters all the time. I think Trump is in the White House because of me. His followers don’t fact-check anything — they’ll post everything, believe anything. His campaign manager posted my story about a protester getting paid $3,500 as fact. Like, I made that up. I posted a fake ad on Craigslist. Read the full article here.
Donald Trump and family, including son Eric and those within the Trump circle are known to consistently re-tweet unknown sources. This example above shows a blatant disregard for fact-checking by the sender of the truth. What are the responsibilities of surrogates to the now-president-elect Trump? Would transmitting this information be considered a lie? Please comment below.