November 02, 2016

No, Trump is not having cybersex with Putin, or other rumors

The New York Times put paid to all such bullshit a couple of days ago.

Several people on Facebook who should know better have been reporting this crap, though. (I just unfriended one alleged skeptic. Easier than going through Facebook links to unfollow posts.)

Start with the header: "FBI sees no clear link."

Then, this:

Law enforcement officials say that none of the investigations so far have found any conclusive or direct link between Mr. Trump and the Russian government. And even the hacking into Democratic emails, F.B.I. and intelligence officials now believe, was aimed at disrupting the presidential election rather than electing Mr. Trump.

That's assuming that Russia had a direct hand in such hacking; I don't even believe that.

As for that Trump-Russian bank connection? Not so much:

F.B.I. officials spent weeks examining computer data showing an odd stream of activity to a Trump Organization server and Alfa Bank. Computer logs obtained by The New York Times show that two servers at Alfa Bank sent more than 2,700 “look-up” messages — a first step for one system’s computers to talk to another — to a Trump-connected server beginning in the spring. But the F.B.I. ultimately concluded that there could be an innocuous explanation, like a marketing email or spam, for the computer contacts.

There you go.

As for Harry Reid's comments? He's full of crap. He could more productively use his last two months in office with a mea culpa in the form of working to overhaul hard-rock mining law.

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