The CIA still stands by its original claim, that Russia interfered in the 2016 election. According to US intelligence agencies, Russia did this via propaganda that targeted American voters. One must note that these claims are not attempting to give the impression that anything was "hacked", contrary to the fake news regurgitated by the likes of MSNBC, CNN, and other left-wing propaganda factories. The CIA says that they have "proof" of this interference, but let's attempt to put a couple of things in perspective here. First of all we live in the age of the internet, where we have encyclopedia after encyclopedia, any library in the world, and all other forms of reference at our fingertips. Propaganda can be created and distributed on the net by anyone, Al Qaeda, ISIS, Russia, even our own American news media. But this accessibility to a vast collection of information is only a small part of the equation here. The thing that we must remember, is that we as Americans, and human beings in general, have a capacity for high levels of intelligence and the ability to reason and come to our own conclusions, when presented with a situation or fact pattern. Modern day American politics, takes away this ability to reason and employs a partisan slant for most, and injects partisan ideology into rational though. It has become more about cheering for the home team, (donkeys or elephants) and ignoring principles, morality, and virtue. Bottom line here is, the Constitution is not a football game, but it does have a set of rules. Football and other spectator sports are not consequential at the end of the day, whereas politics and the operation of our Government, affects your life drastically, whether you have an interest in it or not. In other words, those that say, "I don't follow that political stuff", are followed by the "that political stuff" even though they are ignorant on the subject. Alright back to propaganda and its effect on the human mind. Information that is distributed, true or false, must go through our filter of human intelligence. We still have the ability to reason and make decisions. The propaganda that exists is still subject to reason and intelligence. What intelligence agencies do not tell us, is that decisions are made every day based on consumption of information that may or may not be accurate. Infomercials, commercials for popular products (Anheuser Busch, Geico, Progressive, etc) and other methods of persuasion are useful when trying to attract customers. There is also politically charged journalism that has turned into more of a form of bounty hunting than what would be considered objective journalism. The point here is that information does not force one to act in a particular manner, it can only act as a suggestion. Whether the misinformation comes from Russia, or from CNN, human intelligence is still king. We are not robots, and you need to lay blame where it is due. The blame here goes to our left leaning educational institutions for disabling peoples' ability, and will to reason. The propaganda in this country is far worse than anything coming out of Russia.