Bolton Suggests Russian Hacking Could Be a 'False Flag' Operation
John Bolton, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, is questioning reports that Russia intervened in the election to help President-elect Donald Trump defeat Hillary Clinton.
The Washington Post reported Friday that the CIA has concluded that Russian hackers leaked documents from Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman to WikiLeaks, in order to swing the election for Trump.
On "Fox & Friends" this morning, Bolton suggested that the hacks could actually be a "false flag" operation perpetrated by a foreign government other than Russia.
Bolton explained that a "false flag" is when a foreign intelligence service conducts an operation and leaves evidence pointing the finger at somebody else.
He said that's a possibility here, because it doesn't make sense for why Russia would inexpertly leave "cyber fingerprints" that trace right back to them.
Bolton threw out the names of several governments that could actually be behind the hacks: China, Iran or North Korea.
He noted that there have been reports that he suggested the Obama administration could be behind the hacks, which he called "typical bad reporting."
Bolton clarified what he actually believes - that the Obama administration has routinely politicized intelligence.
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