Once again, the people who actually KNOW what happened have corrected the record for the hysterical fake news media and bitter liberals who are hell-bent on stealing the election by pushing this false Russian hacking narrative.
Now for the big reveal….It was NOT Russian hackers who provided Wikileaks with the data.
End of story.
It was an inside job, how ironic.
Craig Murray, a former British ambassador to Uzbekistan, and a close associate of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange revealed that he flew to Washington, D.C. for a secretive hand-off with one of the email sources in September.
In an interview Murray said:
‘Neither of [the leaks]came from the Russians,’ ‘The source had legal access to the information. The documents came from inside leaks, not hacks.’
His account directly contradicts the liberal version that thousands of Democratic emails were released just before the election in order to interfere.
Daily Mail reports:
In Podesta’s case, his account appeared to have been compromised through a basic ‘phishing’ scheme, the New York Times reported on Wednesday.
U.S. intelligence officials have reportedly told members of Congress during classified briefings that they believe Russians passed the documents on to Wikileaks as part of an influence operation to swing the election in favor of Donald Trump.
But Murray insisted that the DNC and Podesta emails published by Wikileaks did not come from the Russians, and were given to the whistleblowing group by Americans who had authorized access to the information.
‘Neither of [the leaks]came from the Russians,’ Murray said. ‘The source had legal access to the information. The documents came from inside leaks, not hacks.’
He said the leakers were motivated by ‘disgust at the corruption of the Clinton Foundation and the tilting of the primary election playing field against Bernie Sanders.’
Murray said he retrieved the package from a source during a clandestine meeting in a wooded area near American University, in northwest D.C. He said the individual he met with was not the original person who obtained the information, but an intermediary.
His account cannot be independently verified but is in line with previous statements by Wikileaks – which was the organization that published the Podesta and DNC emails.
Wikileaks published the DNC messages in July and the Podesta messages in October. The messages revealed efforts by some DNC officials to undermine the presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders, who was running against Hillary Clinton.
Other inside sources revealed that Clinton aides were worried over potential conflicts and mismanagement at the Clinton Foundation.
Murray declined to say where the sources worked and how they had access to the information, to shield their identities.
Instead, he suggested that Podesta’s emails could be ‘of legitimate interest to the security services’ in the U.S., due to his communications with Saudi Arabia lobbyists and foreign officials.
‘I don’t understand why the CIA would say the information came from Russian hackers when they must know that isn’t true,’ he said. ‘Regardless of whether the Russians hacked into the DNC, the documents Wikileaks published did not come from that.’
Assange similarly argued that the charges that Wikileaks received leaked emails from Russian sources.
During an interview, Assange told John Pilger: ‘The Clinton camp has been able to project a neo-McCarthyist hysteria that Russia is responsible for everything,’
‘Hillary Clinton has stated multiple times, falsely, that 17 US intelligence agencies had assessed that Russia was the source of our publications. That’s false – we can say that the Russian government is not the source.’
Last week reports circled that U.S. intelligence agencies had ‘identified individuals with connections to the Russian government who provided WikiLeaks with thousands of hacked emails.’
‘It is the assessment of the intelligence community that Russia’s goal here was to favor one candidate over the other, to help Trump get elected,’ a senior U.S. official familiar with the briefing told the Post. ‘That’s the consensus view.’
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