THREAD: Barr's letter selectively omits the fact that Putin attacked our election IN ORDER TO GET TRUMP ELECTED.

This is a lie by omission. It wasn't just "interference" to "cause division". The CIA got the plans. It was SPECIFICALLY IN SUPPORT OF TRUMP:…
Putin's attack on our election had multiple phases. We know about them because the CIA got ahold of Moscow's strategy documents guiding the operation.

One phase, started in March 2016, was focused on supporting Trump via light-gray Russian state propaganda like RT & Sputnik. /2
The next notable phase was also in explicit support of Trump, & ran from June 2016 to October 2016. It involved an escalation of the propaganda campaign from just using state media to trolls farms, botnets, hacking, agents of influence, & other kinds of operations. /3
The final phase of Putin's attack was premised on the assumption that Trump was going to lose. Realizing that Trump was sinking in the polls, in October 2016 Moscow decided to focus on delegitimizing the election & instigating civil strife within the US. /4
Barr's letter selectively omits any mention of that vital context, outright lies about the sequence of events, & instead tries to pass off Putin's attack as simply trying to "sow social discord, eventually with the aim of interfering with the election".

That's a lie though. /5
It's a lie because, by carefully omitting context, Barr created a dangerously incorrect impression of what happened in the mind of its audience.

If he had mentioned that Russia had been specifically helping Trump, that would raise the obvious question: Why? What do they get? /6
If Barr acknowledged that PUTIN WAS SPECIFICALLY TRYING TO SUPPORT TRUMP, that would have obviously raised questions about what Putin expected to get out of Trump.

That's what the CI investigation is for, which Barr DOES NOT WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE EXISTS. /7…
That Barr carefully & selectively omitted that context from his little attempted-coverup letter suggests that it is what we should focus on:


Let's shout it from the rooftops. #ReleaseTheReport! 🇺🇸
PS: Barr also omits that THERE IS NO LINE BETWEEN THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT & THE RUSSIAN OLIGARCHY. Putin uses a stable of pet oligarchs to manage the economy & act as cutouts/proxies on his behalf, including for military/intel ops. #ReleaseTheReport

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