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NYT Hypes Phony Claim Of
Russian US Election Hacking

By Stephen Lendman

The accusation is absurd on its face. It’s part of relentless Russia bashing, along with pressuring Trump against normalizing relations and cooperating with Putin in combating (CIA created and sponsored) terrorism.

Not a shred of evidence suggests Moscow interfered in America’s political process in any way. None exists. Otherwise it would have been presented weeks ago.

Last month, the White House declared the November election “free and fair from a cybersecurity perspective.” So why investigate nonexistent Russian hacking?

At his week-ago press conference, Obama lied claiming “(T)he Russians were responsible for hacking the DNC.” He promised “serious consequences” if Putin didn’t “cut it out.”

Was assassinating Moscow’s ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, what he had in mind, a likely false flag attempt to undermine Putin/Erdogan ties, maybe more hostile actions to follow?

On December 22, NYT editors continued hyping phony claims of Russian US election hacking, urging an investigation to hold its government responsible for what never happened, saying:

Trump “will assume office next month dogged by the question of whether a covert ploy by the Russian government had a decisive effect on his election.”

“…American voters deserve as many details as can be ascertained about Russia’s role in the campaign…The intelligence agencies concluded that the Russian hacking was meant to help elect Mr. Trump.”

Fact: The White House, DNI, DHS, CIA, NSA and FBI lied claiming Russian interference.

Fact: Putin clearly prefers a friendly US president instead of hostile one, risking possible nuclear war. He didn’t interfere in America’s political process to help Trump defeat Hillary.

Times editors: “Unless Mr. Trump’s team actually colluded with the Russian government, it would be in his interest to support congressional Republicans in seeking an independent, comprehensive investigation.”

“Any other position would suggest that he has something to hide or simply doesn’t care about the integrity of America’s elections.”

Are Times editors calling Trump a Kremlin agent? Previous Times articles called him a “useful (Kremlin) idiot” and “Russian poodle.”

Democracy in America is pure fantasy. US elections are farcical when held. Duopoly power wins every time.

Deep state dark forces control things. Is Trump strong-willed enough to go his own way? Will he keep campaign promises or break them?

Will he stick to what he said earlier, calling charges of Moscow US election interference “ridiculous?” Will he normalize Russia/US ties for the sake of world peace and stability?

In a few weeks, we’ll begin finding out.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

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