CIA, NSA opposed release of unverified Russia intelligence to Republicans – The Jerusalem Post

Ratcliffe, a former Texas congressman who the Senate narrowly confirmed in May as director of national intelligence, provided the material despite noting that it was unverified by US intelligence agencies and “may reflect exaggeration or fabrication.”
The material contradicted a 2017 US intelligence report and the bipartisan findings of a Senate Intelligence Committee investigation that Russia used hacking and other means in an operation designed to sway the 2016 vote to Trump. Russia denies election interference.
The Senate Intelligence Committee reviewed the material and discarded it as unreliable, said a congressional source.
“When you look at the sourcing it tells you it’s not something to be taken seriously,” said the source, speaking on condition of anonymity.
Another source said that US agencies believed the material reflected Russians “talking to themselves about things, and what they think those things are, and what those things mean.” A more significant meaning should not be drawn, the source said.

Source: CIA, NSA opposed release of unverified Russia intelligence to Republicans – The Jerusalem Post

Facebook will push more users to discover and join groups

Will foster more hate and extremist groups as well as isolating people into digital caves so he can sell even more targeted ads – all about money and not about being social….

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Facebook on Thursday announced several new features for groups, including new ways the service will recommend public groups to users.

President Trump moves La Crosse rally to Janesville (Make American Sick Again)

President Donald Trump canceled a planned appearance in western Wisconsin amid calls from the city’s mayor and the state’s governor, both Democrats, that he not hold a rally amid a surge in coronavirus cases.

A statement from President Trump’s campaign said the president will instead travel to Janesville Saturday, Oct. 3 — and Green Bay as originally planned.

The Janesville Make America Great Again event will take place Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Janesville Regional Airport.

Source: President Trump moves La Crosse rally to Janesville

President Trump cancels La Crosse campaign stop as COVID-19 cases surge in Wisconsin | kare11.com

The director of the La Crosse airport said the event was canceled due to a legal issue, not concerns over the coronavirus.

A political rally violated the terms of a lease with a tenant who planned to host the rally on airport property, airport director Ian Turner said.

“The tenant was notified of this, disagreed with the City of La Crosse’ position, but opted not to host the event,” Turner said in a statement. He did not identify who the tenant was.

Trump’s campaign spokeswoman Anna Kelly did not immediately return a message seeking comment. The La Crosse rally was still listed on the president’s campaign website as of Thursday afternoon.

Trump made a similar move last month, changing his plans for large airport rallies in Nevada after local officials warned they would violate the state’s ban on gatherings of more than 50 people. There is no statewide limit on gatherings in Wisconsin after Republicans successfully challenged the Democratic governor’s “safer at home” order this spring.

Trump had scheduled two rallies in battleground Wisconsin on Saturday, one in La Crosse and another in Green Bay. Both were scheduled to be held outside at the city’s airports. Both areas have been identified as a “red zone” for community spread of COVID-19 by the White House Coronavirus Task Force.

The coronavirus task force report urged social distancing in “red zones” like La Crosse and Brown counties to the “maximum degree possible.” The rallies typically draw many thousands of people, who crowd closely together, shouting and cheering — the vast majority without masks.

Source: President Trump cancels La Crosse campaign stop as COVID-19 cases surge in Wisconsin | kare11.com

It’s Been A Bad Week For Music — In Saner Thought

It has been a horrible week for music icons from them70s and 80s…….death has taken two of the greats from the era…..Mac Davis and Helen Reddy. First Helen Reddy….. Helen Reddy, who shot to stardom in the 1970s with her rousing feminist anthem “I Am Woman” and recorded a string of other hits, has died. […]

It’s Been A Bad Week For Music — In Saner Thought

RIP – RIP