As gar as the thousands of internal emails from the Clinton campaign and the DNC obtained by WikiLeak, Julian Assange said an insider leaked them.
Besides, the media spent September and October largely ignoring the scandal in favor of covering what Donald Trump said to a beauty pageant winner who had quickly ballooned up to Miss Piggy size rendering her useless as a promotional tool.
This year saw the most superficial, nasty, and fortunately ineffective campaign coverage by the news media of a presidential race in my lifetime.
And now there is this Fake News about Russia stealing the election.
Zero Hedge proved it to be a false narrative:
Last week, German security officials said that Russia hacked secret German communications and provided them to Wikileaks (English translation).
But now, German officials say that the communications were likely leaked from an insider within the German parliament, the Bundestag (English translation).
Similarly, when a treasure trove of secret NSA tools were revealed, Russian hackers were initially blamed.
But it turns out that it was probably a leak by an NSA insider.
So claims that Russia is behind any specific hacking incident need to be taken with a grain of salt.
A group of high-level former American intelligence officials – including the man who designed the NSA’s global surveillance system (Bill Binney), a 27-year CIA officials who personally delivered the daily briefing to both Democratic and Republican presidents (Ray McGovern) , and others – say that the Democratic Party emails were not hacked, but were actually leaked by insiders.The CIA bureaucracy is a Democratic Party operation that tried to get Karl Rove indicted and Dick Cheney impeached over that Valerie Plame incident.
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