unclassified summary" of "Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections." I've spent some time with that this morning. It's only 25 pages.
Three things are very clear:
1. The Russians -- well, Vladimir Putin specifically -- wanted Donald Trump in the White House.
2. The Russians acted to help make that happen. American intelligence agencies intercepted communications in the aftermath of the election in which Russian officials celebrated and congratulated themselves on the outcome.
3. Donald Trump has continued -- as recently as this morning -- to deny, to excuse, to minimize, to obfuscate, to deflect, and to defend not our intelligence agencies but Vladimir Putin.
I can think of only one reason for # 3. Donald Trump knew all along what was going on and is now part of the attempted cover-up.
As far as I'm concerned, he's no longer just an ignorant buffoon. He's a traitor. He's an illegitimate president. He's a threat to our American democracy.
Former CIA Director James Woolsey Jr., who up until Thursday was a top advisor to Trump on intelligence matters, evidently got a stomachful of the lying Russian puppet. Woolsey resigned from the Trump transition team because he was being excluded from discussions on intelligence policy. His advice was being ignored, and he had become increasingly restive with a PEOTUS who totally confuses twittering with sober and complex thought.