We are tempted to make the point in the beginning:  the Russian hacking story is a hoax.  While CNN still holds on to the false story line that Russia “hacked the election” (whatever that means, Fake News indeed), we only have to note that the oft reported truth was really yet another fake endeavor to pass off a lie as truth.

First, there were not 17 agencies who agreed Russia did anything, there were only 3:

He said specifically that the conclusion that Russia meddled in the election to benefit Trump was a “coordinated product” from the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Security Agency, “not all 17 components of the intelligence community.”

Clapper added that the CIA, FBI and NSA analysts were “hand-picked.”

Though the three agencies worked independent of one another, and each came to the same conclusion, it’s inaccurate to claim the entire community came up with the agreement, the former ODNI chief testified in response to questions from Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn.

Of course the original, and literal body slam artist, tired to pull one over on the public by insisting that because the other agencies did not contradict the report, then, well, all 17 agreed!

However, read the report, Clapper handpicked the members, and we have come to find that these were not even 3 agencies, but 3 analysts in 3 agencies. In other words, the agencies did not really vet the material.

Now we know why.

The claim that there was Russian hacking comes not from agencies, but their assessment of a Democrat operative company called Crowdstrike.  The DNC refuses to turn over any material or information that might be used to verify Crowdstrike’s claims.  The reason for the DNC not turning over their servers for investigation is obvious–from the rigged DNC primary, to Hillary’s law breaking dissemination of classified material, to the ongoing scandal of Obama’s own unmasking of citizens for political gain.

Update:  CNN is completely embarrassing to themselves, and untrustworthy as they hang on to the 17 agencies hoax.  Trump is more right than wrong, and in this instance, he was always right.