This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Friday, December 18, 2020:
Amanda Schoch, John Ratcliffe’s assistant, said on Wednesday that the report on foreign interference in the presidential election will be delayed beyond Friday’s deadline. Ratcliffe, the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), is tasked under President Trump’s national emergency Executive Order 13848 to provide the president and other members of his executive the details of that interference.
This afternoon the DNI was notified by career intelligence officials that the Intelligence Community [IC] will not meet the December 18 deadline, set by Executive Order and Congress, to submit the IC’s classified assessment on foreign threats to the 2020 U.S. elections.
The IC has received relevant reporting since the election and a number of agencies have not finished coordinating on the product.
The delay could be caused by disagreements among the various agencies over the degree of influence China had in the election. It could also be delayed by the sudden massive cyberattack that was revealed on Thursday that conveniently provides an excuse for further delay. It could also be delayed because some of the Deep State operatives in the Intelligence Community required to reveal the degree and extent of foreign meddling in the election don’t want that information to go public.
However, the report, “The Immaculate Deception: Six Key Dimensions of Election Irregularities,” which was released on Thursday by White House advisor Peter Navarro, answers many of the questions that the delayed report was to provide.
Executive Order 13848, signed by the president in September 2018, anticipated foreign interference in the election, and provided teeth to sanction those parties found guilty of such interference.
In his order the president declared:
I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, find that the ability of persons located, in whole or in substantial part, outside the United States to interfere in or undermine public confidence in United States elections, including through the unauthorized accessing of election and campaign infrastructure or the covert distribution of propaganda and disinformation, constitutes an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States….
[Therefore] I hereby declare a national emergency to deal with this threat.
His EO requires the DNI, “not later than 45 days after [the] election … [to] conduct an assessment of any information indicating that a foreign government, or any person acting as an agent of or on behalf of a foreign government, has acted with the intent or purpose of interfering in that election.”
There are serious sanctions built into the president’s executive order, allowing him to freeze “all property and interests in property” owned or controlled by those persons, along with assets belonging to anyone assisting those persons in that interference.
Those sanctions will have to wait for another day. But “The Immaculate Deception” report nicely fills in much of the gap. Navarro called the election fraud a “theft by a thousand cuts across six dimensions and six battleground states…. This finding lends credence to the claim that the election may well have been stolen from President Donald J. Trump.”
After assessing “more than 50 lawsuits and judicial rulings, thousands of affidavits and declarations, testimony in a variety of state venues, published analyses by think tanks and legal centers, videos and photos, public comments, and extensive press coverage … it is possible to infer what may well have been a coordinated strategy to effectively stack the deck against the Trump-Pence ticket,” said the report.
Indeed, the observed patterns of election irregularities are so consistent across the six battleground states [Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin] that they suggest a coordinated strategy to, if not steal the election outright, strategically game the election process in such a way as to “stuff the ballot box” and unfairly tilt the playing field in favor of the Biden-Harris ticket.
The weight of evidence and patterns of irregularities uncovered in this report are such that it is irresponsible for anyone – especially the mainstream media – to claim that there is “no evidence” of fraud or irregularities.
The ballots that have come into question because of the identified election irregularities are more than sufficient to swing the outcome in favor of President Trump should even a relatively small portion of these ballots be ruled illegal.
It’s not clear at this writing when the report required under EO 13848 will appear, nor is it clear what sanctions the president is likely to apply to the offending parties. What is clear is that there was massive, deliberate and intentional election fraud committed by numerous offenders, both domestic and foreign, to keep the president from winning reelection.