The Intelligence Community Assessment that provides an after-action report of the election has been delayed. An executive order put the release date at December 18th, but now careerists are letting DNI John Ratcliffe know that it won’t be ready. This comes amid “disagreements” on whether China interfered in the election or not.
Fox News has the report.
The 2020 Intelligence Community Assessment focused on foreign election influence will be delayed, Fox News has learned, amid a dispute among senior intelligence analysts over whether China sought to influence the election.
“This afternoon the DNI was notified by career intelligence officials that the Intelligence Community will not meet the December 18 deadline, set by Executive Order and Congress, to submit the IC’s classified assessment on foreign threats to the 2020 U.S. elections,” Amanda Schoch, Assistant DNI for Strategic Communications said in a statement to Fox News…
…Sources told Fox News that a number of senior intelligence analysts are “adamant” that China sought to influence the 2020 presidential election, while a number of others are downplaying China’s activities surrounding the election.
Some analysts claim that China’s efforts were “minimal” or only plans that ultimately were not acted upon, while others are arguing there is “ample raw intelligence” about China’s intentions and actions.
In other words, the deep state just won’t stop.
The idea that there’s any real argument over whether China interfered in the election and/or had a preferred outcome is so divorced from known reality that any “intel analyst” dissenting should be thrown out immediately. We literally just found out a Chinese honey trap had ingratiated herself to Rep. Eric Swalwell. Does anyone think the Chinese just turn it off when it comes to our elections? And as the report notes, there is ample raw intelligence pointing to actions by the Chinese that could be constituted as election interference.
But even forgetting about covert activities for a moment, the Chinese have continually spoken against Trump publicly while promoting Joe Biden, directly or indirectly. Nothing has ever been more obvious than the fact they wanted Trump to lose. That is interference. We also just had a bombshell tape released where a CCP apparatchik bragged about deals being done with Hunter Biden, again showing that the Chinese have been playing the long game with Biden. China’s hands are all over U.S. politics, and they wanted Trump to lose to Biden.
Also note that the intel community had no problem making an unsupported claim in the post 2016 ICA that Russia wanted Trump to win and helped him do so. That ICA served as a basis for many of the false Russian collusion conspiracy theories that were propagated after. The Steele Dossier was also part of the basis, something John Brennan still lies about to this day. Yet, now the same analysts who put that report together don’t want to hurt Joe Biden so they are going to pretend that there’s some argument about where China’s preferences lie. That’s not how this is supposed to work. If there’s a disagreement, both views should be included in the report. That’s proper procedure. This kind of slavish protection of China is also highly dangerous. Have the communists really gotten their claws in this deep, that our own intel community won’t even call a spade a spade about them?
Meanwhile, these careerists ignored an executive order and are withholding information from Ratcliffe, likely in an effort to run the clock out so they can good and fully cover for Biden without any oversight. In the end, nothing will happen to them, because rules and orders are meaningless to these people. They truly believe they are above it all.
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