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Lee Stranahan @stranahan
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Let's do a THREAD on the really bad reporting about the DNC email scandal that has led to the Trump / Russia #FakeNews narrative.

It's been caused by biased, lazy media twisting the actual words of financially motivated cybersecurity companies playing into Deep State lies.
Before I dive into how the intelligence community & media have all clearly gotten the DNC Email story WRONG, I need to address the ALSO FALSE story repeated by too many people...

Some claim "there's PROOF that there was no hack of the DNC!"

Not true. Let's go over it.
Sadly, simple and convenient falsehoods spread quickly on the internet,

This "there was no hack!" story gained a lot of traction, due in no small part to its advocacy by Roger Stone, who even testified about to Congress.

But Roger is wrong, as I'll explain…
And -- worse -- this actually led @POTUS to set up a meeting between the CIA director and Bill Binney to go over the "there was no hack!" theory.

Because this theory is so easily proven incorrect--as I'll show in a moment--this meeting was a complete waste of time
First, some history.

I'm the person who got Roger Stone involved in this entire story in the first place.

In the summer of 2016 I began looking at the claims of "Kremlin hacking" of the DNC. They NEVER made sense.

I wanted to write about it for Breitbart.

But I had a problem.
The problem was that Alex Marlow, the EIC at @BreitbartNews is a shallow, vapid husk of a editor with the attention span of a gnat and zero intestinal fortitude.

I couldn't explain the myriad problems with the "Kremlin did it!" theory to him because he was meeting-averse.
So I knew that if I did a story laying out facts that contradicted the "Kremlin Hack!" theory, it would never see the light of day.

So in order to get the story on the front page, I had the idea of breaking it via Roger Stone.

I ghost wrote this……
That led to Roger and @GUCCIFER_2 having some private DMs and eventually to me exchanging DMs with G2, as well.

G2 also sent me some exclusive files, which @BreitbartNews didn't want to publish.

They were eventually released, so I know G2 had legit files.
This is also why the "Seth Rich did it!" theory has never made any sense to me.

Seth Rich was killed July 10.

I was communicating with @GUCCIFER_2 a month after that.

Therefore Seth Rich was NOT G2.

Does that mean Seth Rich could not have taken files? No, it does not BUT…
There are two things I know for sure based on my interactions with @GUCCIFER_2

1) The exclusive files I was sent were legit and released when G2 said they would be.
2) No HINT of anything about Seth Rich came up. Nothing.

Now, some people still want to insert Seth Rich here…
But trying to shoehorn Seth Rich into the G2 story is attempting to graft a theory onto a set of facts.

And it ignores the obvious…

Assume Seth Rich took the files and then gave them to G2...

It means G2 is KEY to clear up Seth Rich mysteries. Right?

But : crickets.
I don't know who @GUCCIFER_2 is.

Some people claim to have talked to G2, but only show screenshots. I've handed my phone to people to show the DMs.

Since then, a lot of interesting stuff has come out from this site.
And make sure to follow Adam Carter aka @with_integrity

Continuing on with the problem with "There was no hack!" story that has spread...the biggest single problem isn't technical.

It's much simpler. It has to do with the timeline.
The claim is that forsenics proves the hack of the DNC wasn't a hack but a local transfer of data, because of the transfer speed.

Ok. So, when?

Here's the key paragraph from @thenation story that gained wide traction.…

Note that it mentions July 5th.
Here's the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity statement…again, you'll note they make it clear they are discussing the "July 5th, 2016 alleged Guccifer 2.0 hack of the DNC Server."…
The problem: there was no July 5th, 2016 hack of the DNC server.

There's not even an allegation of a July 5th hack.

For one thing, the @washingtonpost broke the story of the "Russian hack" on June 14th. By then, the hackers had been removed.…
More importantly, it contradicts what @GUCCIFER_2 said.

Again: there was no July 5th hack and anyone claiming there was didn't do their homework.

In this interview, G2 says they were kicked out on June 12th.…
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