Former Alaska Governor, Sarah Palin, said she could keep an eye on Russia in response to a secret CIA report that concludes Moscow intervened in the recent presidential elections. Palin tweeted that the report is an excuse of the Democrats to justify their lost, supporting Trump’s view on the agency report.
The former governor suggested on Twitter Sunday that the idea of Russia helping Republican Donald Trump win the November elections is what the Democrats are saying as an excuse for losing the presidency. Palin made an allusion to a 2008 interview in which she said that living in Alaska lets her see what Russia is doing.
Sarah Palin stated during her campaign for the vice presidency in 2008 that her time in Alaska gave her insight into Russian actions because of the state’s proximity to Russia. She told the ABC as a vice presidential nominee that Russia can be seen from an island in Alaska.
A bipartisan group of senators does not take so lightly the possibility of Moscow intervening in U.S. affairs, saying that the investigation should “alarm every American.”
Russia's getting out of hand? So says the defeated. Not to worry… remember I can keep an eye on them from here. https://t.co/jQBCDV5O3W
— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) December 12, 2016
Palin wrote on Facebook in 2014 that she knew Russia was going to invade Ukraine, adding that Obama’s actions encourage the country to violate Ukraine’s sovereignty.
“I could see this one from Alaska. I’m usually not one to Told-Ya-So, but I did. After the Russian Army invaded the nation of Georgia, Sen. Obama’s reaction was one of indecision and moral equivalence, the kind of response that would only encourage Russia’s (Vladimir) Putin to invade Ukraine next,” she wrote on the social media after news spread regarding Russia’s invasion.
Trump have said that the report suggesting his victory was due to Moscow is “ridiculous”
American intelligence agencies have discovered that individuals with connections to the Russian government were responsible for the leak of emails that affected Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
The officials presenting the report described that the people behind the cyber attack were part of a wider Russian operation to help Trump and hurt Clinton’s chances to become the next American president, The Washington Post reported.
The CIA presented the investigation to key senators in a closed-door briefing on Capitol Hill early December. Agency briefers explained that according to the evidence, it is clear that Russia’s intentions were that Trump was elected president of the United States.
The report’s conclusions were made public December 9 by the Washington Post. Trump’s team said in a short statement also Friday that the CIA also said the Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, questioning the agency’s report veracity.
Trump told Time magazine this week that he does not think Moscow has interfered, arguing that the hacker could be a Russian, a Chinese or someone in New Jersey.
Source: The Hill