Soon after Donald Trump won the presidential election, the Democratic Party and its publicity department (the mainstream media) started one of the most disgraceful campaigns in the U.S. history. This was the narrative that the Republican candidate only won because of an unprecedented situation: the Russian interference in the election. While it was already probed the lack of influence that the Kremlin had on the American voter, a new information just made a deadly wound to this narrative. The fact that this is not the first time Russia makes this kind of move.
On Sunday, CIA Director Mike Pompeo revealed that the Kremlin and many other foreign powers are in fact trying to influence the American elections. However, he also revealed that these parties have made this operation “for decades,” which definitely put the Democrats and the mainstream media in a very uncomfortable situation.
On one hand, considering that Pompeo didn’t specify which other presidential elections were sabotaged by the Kremlin, the mainstream media is staring at a very ugly picture. After all, considering the way they have covered every single report regarding the Russian interference, it would be quite terrible for their audience if they downplay this information. However, if they decide to cover this story properly, they would have to face the possibility that Russia could have also helped former president Barack Obama.
Naturally, this wouldn’t be a surprise considering that this administration was quite beneficial for the Kremlin. In addition to the infamous Uranium One deal, it is a fact that Obama tried to restore relationships with Russia in a way where he made some favorable signs to the Kremlin. This way, to think about Putin´s regime making some moves to get him elected wouldn’t be unexpected, considering that Obama could be more favorable than McCain, or even Romney. And so he was.
On the other hand, what seems quite uncomfortable for the mainstream media with this story is the fact that the main source is the head of the CIA.
While one of the most terrible situations revealed by Trump´s triumph was how deeply politicized and biased the intelligence agencies were, the mainstream media has always trusted in their credibility. As the Conservative Daily Post reported, former CIA Director Michael Morell recently came out and criticized the way every intelligence agency had an anti-Trump agenda. He even revealed some ugly moments where these agencies clearly showed their opposition to the president of the United States.
Naturally, the media took advantage of this situation and never questioned these actions. Given this issue, it would be almost impossible for them to downplay what Pompeo is saying, even if they want to portray him as nothing more than a Trump defender.
On CBS´s Face The Nation, the CIA Director also revealed that the Kremlin would probably want to interfere in the elections that will be celebrated in November. Pompeo said these are quite important for the country, considering that Republicans will try to “keep control of Congress.”
According to Pompeo, the Kremlin´s meddling is nothing new in an American election. When he was asked if Russia is trying to undermine this Democratic process in the United States, the CIA Director not only agreed but also assured these kinds of situations “have been for decades.”
Pompeo explained this longstanding practice has been a well-crafted strategy that Russian operators have executed for years in order to undermine the American democracy. Naturally, he assured this situation must be stopped at all cost.
However, while he pointed out the threats of this situation, he told CBS that he feels concerned not only about the Kremlin but also about other foreign parties. He revealed America has many enemies who really “want to undermine Western democracy.” Nevertheless, he didn’t say who other nations in the world are working against the United States.
So far, the Kremlin has denied on these assertions. Meanwhile, special counsel Robert Mueller continues his controversial investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians. Since the probe started, no substantial evidence has been revealed.
Love #Pompeo interview with #ChrisWallace! He's not putting up with the ridiculous remarks/questions about book, nor insulting questions re @realDonaldTrump mental being and tweets. Thank you, sir! Tough and smart!
— Meauxjo (@meauxjo1) January 7, 2018
According to the CIA Director, this agency is tasked with making sure that every single election in America is “secure and democratic.” He assured the CIA will stop the Russians or any other foreign power from conducting these kinds of operations.
On his part, president Trump announced on Saturday that he will campaign on behalf of the GOP figures running in the mid-term elections.