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The Big Lie About ‘Russian’ ‘Hacking’ theepochtimes.com/the-big-lie-ab… via @epochtimes
@EpochTimes Nearly three years have passed, however, and no one has produced forensic evidence of a DNC “hack” by “the Russians”—and that includes special counsel Robert Mueller, whose 2018 indictment of a dozen or so Russians presents zero evidence to support his accusations.
@EpochTimes Not even the FBI discovered evidence of any hack at the DNC because, in part, the nation’s federal law enforcement body never examined the DNC’s computer servers.
@EpochTimes “In fact,” two former intelligence experts write, “the available forensic evidence contradicts the official account that blames the leak of the DNC emails on a Russian internet ‘intrusion.’
@EpochTimes The existing evidence supports an alternative explanation—the files taken from the DNC between 23 and 25 May 2016 and were copied onto a file storage device, such as a thumb drive.”
@EpochTimes In other words, it was an internal leak, not an outside hack.
So wrote William Binney and Larry Johnson in a blog essay last month, titled “Why the DNC Was Not Hacked by the Russians.” Not that these authors are ordinary bloggers.
@EpochTimes Binney is a former technical director of the National Security Agency, where he served for 36 years and actually created many of the data collections systems still in use today.
@EpochTimes Johnson has been a CIA veteran analyst for 27 years. Their essay is just the latest in a string of such counter-conventional-wisdom analyses of “Russian hacking” put forward by members of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS).
@EpochTimes Binney and Ray McGovern, a former CIA briefer of The President’s Daily Brief, smelled a rat from the start, publishing on Jan. 6, 2017, at Consortium News, “The Dubious Case on Russian ‘Hacking.'”
@EpochTimes By May 2017, the “dubious case” had exploded into a piece they called “The Gaping Holes in Russia-gate,” also at Consortium News. Here, Binney and McGovern enlarged the story’s context with stunning implications.
@EpochTimes “On March 31, 2017, WikiLeaks released original CIA documents—mostly ignored by the media—showing the agency had created a program allowing it to break into computers and servers and make it look like others did it by leaving telltale signs (like Cyrillic markings, for example).
@EpochTimes “In other words, it is altogether possible that the hacking attributed to Russia was actually one of several ‘active measures’ undertaken by a cabal consisting of the CIA, FBI, NSA, and [James] Clapper—the same agencies responsible for the lame, evidence-free report of Jan. 6.”
@EpochTimes In July 2017, Binney, Johnson, McGovern, and 10 other members of VIPS released a lengthy memo to President Trump citing “new forensic studies to challenge the claim of the key Jan. 6 ‘assessment’ that Russia ‘hacked’ Democratic emails last year.”
@EpochTimes More memos by Binney and co-authors to the president have followed, and more essays, too, all of them supporting the same core, “big-lie”-smashing claim: The DNC data was “leaked, not hacked.”
@EpochTimes As with the disintegration of the so-called Steele dossier, bought and paid for by the DNC and the Clinton campaign, the “Russian hacking” story should be on life support, too, taking down the whole Trump–Russia psyops conspiracy against the duly elected president ....
@EpochTimes ....of the United States and the 63 million Americans who elected him. The existence of expert dissent and evidence, however, exists in a black hole of non-coverage and non-debate.
@EpochTimes These VIPS pros on the “leak, not hack” case don’t hazard a guess about who might have been the DNC leaker. However, WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange, who has stated WikiLeaks’ source was not Russia, very strongly suggested during an interview in August 2016 that the late....
@EpochTimes ....Seth Rich, a DNC official (and Sanders supporter) slain in July 2016 on the street in Washington, was WikiLeaks’s source. Rich’s murder—a “failed” robbery, we are told—remains unsolved.
@EpochTimes With all of this vital, combustible information relegated to the background or the dark—the way the Swamp likes it—Wasserman Schultz teed up “Russian hacking” last week, just brimming with a righteous, even heroic, victimhood.
@EpochTimes “As you likely know,” she said to Cohen at the witness table, “I served as the chair of the Democratic National Committee at the time of the Russian hacks and when Russia weaponized the messages that it had stolen, but I want to be clear: ....
@EpochTimes ....My questions are not about the harm done to any individual by WikiLeaks and the Russians. It’s about the possible and likely harm to the United States of America and our democracy.”
@EpochTimes “Russian hack” vs. internal leak aside, if Wasserman Schultz was so concerned about the United States and democracy itself, why did the Democrats not call in the FBI at the first indication of a cyber breach? (Or ever?)
@EpochTimes Why, according to then-DNC CEO Amy Dacey, who would also resign in disgrace, was the DNC’s first SOS while supposedly under cyber-attack to Perkins Coie’s Michael Sussmann, mission control for the law firm’s DNC and Hillary Clinton portfolios?
@EpochTimes Why did Sussmann, too, fail to call in the nation’s top cyber-cops at the FBI? Or Homeland Security? Instead, Sussmann hired a private outfit with a checkered record, CrowdStrike, co-founded by a Russian ex-pat (Dmitri Alperovitch), with Mueller FBI protege on the executive team.
@EpochTimes The rest is #FakeHistory—unless we ever wring the truth out of them.
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