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#Russiagate In Flames: No Evidence Of #Collusion, New Findings Challenge #DNCHack Narrative

"As long as the legacy press continues to use #Russiagate to gaslight the public from focusing on domestic election interference, it remains imperative to point out that Russiagate, to date, has no basis whatsoever in fact."
In the last few weeks, we have witnessed two pillars of the #Russiagate narrative continue to disintegrate and erode.

First, a bipartisan inquiry admitted that they have yet to find evidence that the #Trump campaign coordinated with #Russia in '16.

Second, new light was shed on the process by which the #DNCEmails as published by #WikiLeaks may have been sourced, thanks to two new, groundbreaking reports.

This latest avenue of research is totally separate from previous analysis on documents published by #Guccifer2.0
One such report was recently authored by former NSA Technical Director #BillBinney and former CIA analyst Larry Johnson. The second work was penned by #DisobedientMedia’s @with_integrity.


Of course - none of this news ensures that the establishment-backed media will stop promoting the neo-McCarthyist insanity that has held legacy press audiences captive for the last two and a half years.
Journalist & comedian @jimmy_dore commented on NBC’s report, saying:

“For two and a half years, @maddow has been an out-of-her-mind conspiracy theorist. She said that Russia is going to freeze you when it gets cold… These people are the biggest conspiracy liars in the world.”
Unfortunately for the sake of truth and sanity, it seems that the immortality of #Russiagate is going to continue, as long as the saga serves the establishment’s need for deflection from real election interference and other pressing domestic issues.

As I opined last year: “It seems at this point that no amount of contrary evidence, exposure or implosion will ultimately kill the undead #Russiagate monster. If that were possible, the Thing would have been put irrevocably into the ground over a year ago. Or six months ago..."
Carter, Binney & Johnson's work suggests that the #DNCEmails were originally accessed via a USB thumb drive or similar device. This aligns with allegations made by former UK Ambassador @CraigMurrayOrg, who claimed that he was the recipient of the files via an intermediary.
Binney & Johnson conclude: “These disparate data points combine to paint a picture that exonerates alleged #Russianhackers and implicates persons within our law enforcement and IC taking part in a campaign of misinformation, deceit and incompetence. It is not a pretty picture.”
Though #Russiagate may be summed up as a never-ending theatrical performance designed to hold attention rather than prove itself, that does not mean that the saga has had no tangible effects in the real world.
.@thefloutist wrote a ground-breaking article with The Nation in August of 2017, covering a VIPS memorandum to President Trump. The memo, and Lawrence’s article, indicated that #Guccifer2.0 published documents that were likely accessed locally, rather than hacked remotely.
The repercussions for Lawrence – professional, financial, personal – continued for many months. In an interview, Lawrence told Disobedient Media:
A hit-piece authored last year by Duncan Campbell saw the doxxing of #DisobedientMedia’s @with_integrity, putting his livelihood in jeopardy and conflating anonymity with wrongdoing, among other things.

.@dcampbell_iptv ’s text received much criticism from this outlet and others for its disastrously inaccurate depiction of the opinion of Bill Binney and other VIPS members.



Respected NSA Whistleblower Thomas Drake was also quoted in Campbell's piece, comparing CIA veteran and VIPS founder @raymcgovern with George W. Bush’s politicization of intelligence in the lead-up to the Iraq War.
This is particularly insulting, as McGovern and other members of VIPS were strongly opposed to the faulty intelligence used by the Bush administration as a pretext for the 2003 war in Iraq. It is additionally damaging because like McGovern, Drake is a respected member of VIPS.
Disobedient Media reached out to Drake for comment on this point and others, to which we received no reply by the time of publication.
McGovern told Disobedient Media:

Bill Binney also spoke with this writer, saying:
#DisobedientMedia has been separately smeared by entities like #MediaBiasFactCheck, whose report appraising this outlet laughably alleged that we have been a “defender” of the #Guccifer2.0 persona.

When asked about the real-world implications of Russiagate thus far, Ray McGovern – who, as we remind our readers, is a former CIA analyst with decades of experience during the Cold War period – expressed deep concern. He said:
.@thefloutist also appraised damage done by #Russiagate, via @Consortiumnews:

“Numerous sets of sanctions against Russia, individual Russians, and Russian entities have been imposed on the basis of this great conjuring of assumption and presumption.”

When it comes to the recent NBC report, it is important to note that the only thing the Democrats and Republicans disagree on is the significance of an alleged **pattern of contacts between Trump associates and Russians.**

"Note: the “pattern” here does not specify that the “Russians” in question were associated in any sense with the Russian government. One should not have to stress the significance of differentiating between a nationality versus affiliation with the Kremlin."
"To conclude from such sentiments that anyone who so much as has “contacts” with “Russians” (again, separate to contacts with proxies/employees of the Russian state) must be working at the behest of Putin would represent an intense strain of xenophobia, if not outright racism."
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