Friday, June 29, 2018

Jack Matlock Musings II … The “Intellience Community,” “Russian Interference,” and Due Diligence

Former Ambassador Matlock calls BS.
The report states that it represents the findings of three intelligence agencies: CIA, FBI, and NSA, but even that is misleading in that it implies that there was a consensus of relevant analysts in these three agencies. In fact, the report was prepared by a group of analysts from the three agencies personally selected by James Clapper, then Director of National Intelligence (DNI). Clapper told the Senate in testimony May 8, 2017, that it was prepared by “two dozen or so analysts—hand-picked, seasoned experts from each of the contributing agencies.” If you can hand-pick the analysts, you can hand-pick the conclusions. The analysts selected would have understood what Director Clapper wanted since he made no secret of his views. Why would they endanger their careers by not delivering?
What should have struck any congressperson or reporter was that the procedure Clapper followed was the same as that used in 2003 to produce the report falsely claiming that Saddam Hussein had retained stocks of weapons of mass destruction. That should be worrisome enough to inspire questions, but that is not the only anomaly.…
Matlock agrees with other retired intel professionals that this was fixed intelligence and explains why he arrived at this conclusion.
Musings II … The “Intellience Community,” “Russian Interference,” and Due Diligence
Jack Matlock | U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union from 1987 to 1991 and retired career US foreign service officer

See also his previous, which was formerly linked to here at MNE.


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