German Intel Clears Russia on Interference | Article written by an X-CIA Analyst
German Intel Clears Russia on Interference
Exclusive: Mainstream U.S. media only wants stories of Russian perfidy,
so when German intelligence cleared Moscow of suspected subversion of
German democracy, the silence was deafening, says ex-CIA analyst Ray
By Ray McGovern
After a multi-month, politically
charged investigation, German intelligence agencies could find no good
evidence of Moscow-directed cyber-attacks or a disinformation campaign
aimed at subverting the democratic process in Germany. Undaunted,
Chancellor Angela Merkel has commissioned a new investigation.
Last year, Berlin’s two main intelligence agencies, the BND and BfV
(counterparts of the CIA and FBI) launched a joint investigation to
substantiate allegations that Russia was meddling in German political
affairs and attempting to shape the outcome of Germany’s elections next
Like the vast majority of Americans malnourished on
“mainstream media,” most Germans have been led to believe that, by
hacking and “propaganda,” the Kremlin interfered in the recent U.S.
election and helped Donald Trump become president.
intelligence agencies rarely bite the hand that feeds them and realize
that the most bountiful part of the trough is at the CIA station in
Berlin with ultimate guidance coming from CIA headquarters in Langley,
Virginia. But this time, in an unusual departure from past practice,
analysts at the BND and BfV decided to act like responsible adults.
Whereas former CIA Director John Brennan prevailed on his analysts to
resort to anemic, evidence-light reasoning “assessing” that Russia tried
to tip the U.S. election to Donald Trump, Berlin’s intelligence
agencies found the evidence lacking and have now completed their
Better still, the conclusions have been reported
in a mainstream German newspaper, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, apparently
because a patriotic insider thought the German people should also know.