OR Maybe a Combination of Hack & Leak?
John R. Houk
© December 17, 2016
I heard Obama yesterday give a definitive answer to the storyline that Russia hacked the DNC to disseminate info to hurt Crooked Hillary to the favor of Donald Trump. I’ve read some Republican elites like Senator John McCain and Senator Lindsey Graham are also towing the Obama line of a Russian hack.
BUT STILL no one connected to Intelligence Community investigation has released any definitive evidence against the Ruskies. These Intelligence investigators have even refused the Constitutional oversight of Senate and House Intelligence Committees who actually have security clearance for such a review.
NOW LET’S BE CLEAR, I am not exonerating Russians of nefarious actions against the United States. Ever since the Russians went Communist, their power elites have worked for despotic global domination. Since the end of WWII Russians have been to achieve a status of geopolitical/military superiority. Communism has been the preferred ideology. Even after the Soviet Union dissolved Communism has had an ideological influence among Russian elites. After all Putin himself was a former KGB official in the Soviet spy apparatus.
I have no trust for Russian motives. BUT GUESS WHAT, neither do I trust anything to do with Obama minions and the Left Wing Dem Party in general.
Until Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, I am going to continue to speculate the Dems are trying to pull a fast one to keep Trump from becoming President. If it happens it could unconstitutional political means or coup involving Leftists politically or even Obama instigating the military he so decimated of Patriot leadership of the last eight years. I have no doubt any of these attempts will result in America’s second Civil War.
In which case I pray a smooth peaceful transition from Obama Leftists to Trump populists takes place on January 20, 2017.
Below are some excerpts that should make you question the validity of the Obama narrative and Russia:
The Obama administration suggested earlier Thursday that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally authorized the hacking of Democratic officials' email accounts in the run-up to the presidential election and said it was "fact" that such actions helped Donald Trump's campaign. The White House also assailed Trump himself, saying he must have known of Russia's interference.
No proof was offered for any of the accusations, the latest to unsettle America's uneasy transition from eight years under Democratic President Barack Obama to a new Republican administration led by Trump. The claims of Russian meddling in the election also have heightened already debilitating tensions between Washington and Moscow over Syria, Ukraine and a host of other disagreements. (Obama: US Will Take Action Against Russia for Hacking; Newsmax; 12/15/16 08:37 PM)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is supporting the CIA's conclusion that Russia interfered in the presidential election with the goal of supporting Republican candidate Donald Trump.
In a message sent to employees, CIA Director John Brennan said he had spoken with FBI Director James Comey and James Clapper, the director of national intelligence.
Brennan said in the message that "there is strong consensus among us on the scope, nature, and intent of Russian interference in our presidential election."
A U.S. official who had seen the unclassified message from Brennan confirmed it to The Associated Press on Friday.
President Barack Obama is promising that the U.S. will retaliate against Russia for its suspected meddling in America's election process, an accusation the Kremlin has vehemently denied.
White House officials said it was "fact" that Russian hacking helped Donald Trump's campaign against Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. White House press secretary Josh Earnest on Thursday also assailed Trump himself over his refusal to acknowledge the hacking and his attacks on the U.S. intelligence community.
There has been no specific, persuasive evidence shared publicly about the extent of Putin's role or knowledge of the hackings. That lack of proof undercuts Democrats' strategy to portray Putin's involvement as irrefutable evidence of a directed Russian government plot to undermine America's democratic system.
But the White House pointed to a U.S. intelligence assessment released publicly in October that asserted "only Russia's senior-most officials could have authorized these activities." And Obama's deputy national security adviser, Ben Rhodes, connected the dots further, saying Thursday Putin was responsible for the Russian government's actions. (Official: FBI backs CIA conclusion on Russian hacking motive; By AP News; Townhall; 12/16/16 2:51 PM)
More news that shows there is more to the story than Obama and the Dems are sharing with Americans.
There are several problems with the theory, not the least of which is that there is no evidence that the election was influenced by the Russians. None.
President Obama openly dismissed the idea that the Russians could have influenced the election.
Another issue is that the Republican National Committee asked the FBI to investigate whether it had been hacked and – after a lengthy investigation – found that, in fact, the RNC had not been subjected to hacking attempts. (Diplomat Claims DNC Leak Source is NOT Russian Hackers, But Inside Party Whistleblower; By Melissa Davis; US Herald)
More on a DNC Whistleblower:
A Wikileaks envoy today claims he personally received Clinton campaign emails in Washington D.C. after they were leaked by ‘disgusted’ whisteblowers – and not hacked by Russia.
Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and a close associate of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, told Dailymail.com that he flew to Washington, D.C. for a clandestine hand-off with one of the email sources in September.
‘Neither of [the leaks] came from the Russians,’ said Murray in an interview with Dailymail.com on Tuesday. ‘The source had legal access to the information. The documents came from inside leaks, not hacks.’
His account contradicts directly the version of how thousands of Democratic emails were published before the election being advanced by U.S. intelligence.
If we’re to take Murray at his word, he flew to the United States specifically to meet with an unnamed Democratic National Committee operative. They allegedly made contact “in a wooded area near American University, in northwest D.C.” The Democrat was supposedly disgusted at the DNC’s efforts to tilt the primary in Hillary’s favor and against Bernie Sanders, as well as being worried that corruption at the Clinton Global Initiative could wind up costing them the election. (Wikileaks source: The emails came from inside the DNC, not Russia; By JAZZ SHAW; Hot Air; 12/15/16 8:01 AM)
The Washington Times is going with a DNC Whistleblower leak more than the Obama/Dem/Leftist MSM assertion of a Russian hack of the DNC:
Meanwhile, several former intelligence officials outlined this week why they believe signs in the situation point to an inside leak, and not a hack by an outside actor.
If hacking were involved, the National Security Agency would likely have digital footprints that could be used to back up the CIA’s claims, wrote the former officials, led by former NSA official William Binney.
“In sum, given what we know of NSA’s existing capabilities, it beggars belief that NSA would be unable to identify anyone — Russian or not — attempting to interfere in a U.S. election by hacking,” Mr. Binney and the officials wrote in the memo, published by Consortium News.
Craig Murray, a former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and associate of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, said emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign were, in fact, leaked by a whistleblower disgusted with the Clintons.
“Neither of [the leaks] came from the Russians,” Mr. Murray told the Daily Mail. “The source had legal access to the information. The documents came from inside leaks, not hacks.” (Sen. Ron Johnson: CIA refused briefing in wake of Russia hacking reports; By David Sherfinski; Washington Times; 12/16/16)