Amb. John Bolton: Alleged Russian election hack a ‘false flag’ operation?
December 12, 2016 • iizthatiiz
Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton asks whether alleged Russian interference with the U.S. presidential election was a “false flag” operation.
Bolton explained to the morning hosts of Fox & Friends that a ‘false flag’ op is, “where a foreign intelligence service conducts an operation and leaves evidence pointing the finger at somebody else.”
“The question is, why would Russia leave fingerprints that it was trying to interfere in the election? I can see Russia easily trying to undermine trust and confidence in our political system generally among Americans, but for them to be so inexpert that the trail can rapidly be taken back to them, is just hard to understand.”
Bolton suggested that the Obama administration has political motives to use its ownintelligence agency appointees to advance that narrative that Russia influenced the election.