The Democratic National Committee was not hacked by Russia — nor by anyone else — but instead was "an inside job by someone with access to the DNC's system," according to a report in The Nation.
"There was no hack of the Democratic National Committee's system on July 5 last year — not by the Russians, not by anyone else," according to the Nation's report, referencing conclusions by a group of former NSA computer experts.
"Hard science now demonstrates it was a leak — a download executed locally with a memory key or a similarly portable data-storage device.
"In short, it was an inside job by someone with access to the DNC's system," the experts concluded, since a remote hack of the committee's servers — with the volume of data stolen — would have been technologically impossible.
"This casts serious doubt on the initial 'hack,' as alleged, that led to the very consequential publication of a large store of documents on WikiLeaks last summer," the experts concluded.
In addition, the experts found forensic evidence proving the initial documents published by the hacker Guccifer 2.0 were forgeries intended to finger Moscow.
"Forensic investigations of documents made public two weeks prior to the July 5 leak by the person or entity known as Guccifer 2.0 show that they were fraudulent," the experts said.
"Before Guccifer posted them, they were adulterated by cutting and pasting them into a blank template that had Russian as its default language.
"Guccifer took responsibility on June 15 for an intrusion the DNC reported on June 14 and professed to be a WikiLeaks source — claims essential to the official narrative implicating Russia in what was soon cast as an extensive hacking operation.
"To put the point simply," the experts concluded, "forensic science now devastates this narrative."
The Nation's report, published Wednesday, details the extensive findings by "qualified experts working independently of one another."
They began working on the DNC case "immediately after the July 2016 events," according to the report.
These experts are part of a group called the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS), established in 2003 to investigate claims by the George W. Bush administration that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.
The group now has 30 members, most of whom have "decades of experience in matters concerning Russian intelligence and the related technologies," the Nation reported.
In its findings, VIPS determined the NSA had the technical ability to find out exactly what happened because the agency's publicly known programs can capture all electronic data transfers.
"If NSA cannot produce such evidence — and quickly — this would probably mean it does not have any," the report concluded.
Besides addressing the technological issues surrounding the DNC breach and the Guccifer 2.0 drop, the VIPS report debunks a chronology of events surrounding the hack that led Democrats to finger WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as a Moscow operative in the breach.
It includes the June 12 warning from Assange it would publish hacked documents on Democrat Hillary Clinton's campaign to Guccifer 2.0's second claim, July 5, that he had remotely breached the DNC servers.
"With his June 12 announcement," the Nation's observed, "Assange effectively put the DNC on notice that it had a little time, probably not much, to act preemptively against the imminent publication of damaging documents.
"Did the DNC quickly conjure Guccifer from thin air to create a cyber-saboteur whose fingers point to Russia?" the magazine asked.
"There is no evidence of this one way or the other, but emphatically it is legitimate to pose the question in the context of the VIPS chronology.
"WikiLeaks began publishing on July 22," the Nation reported.
"By that time, the case alleging Russian interference in the 2016 elections process was taking firm root.
"In short order," the magazine reported, "Assange would be written down as a 'Russian agent.'"
NO...say it isn't so...
Even this Communist publication KNOWS that the bogus 'Russian, Russia, Russia', narrative is complete bullshit! The bogus Democrat inspired investigation by Robert Mueller should immediately cease it's obviously biased political Witch Hunt,.....NOW!
Isn't it interesting ... the MSM continues to ignore the scientific evidence proving that the DNC Email servers were not hacked by ANYONE... It is also very telling that the DNC servers were NEVER examined by the FBI... that there is no forensic evidence to demonstrate that the servers were ever hacked. This point needs to be drummed over and over by the Administration and Congress... until the MSM drops their assault on the president.
What we have here is evidence of sedition... the manufacturing of a narrative to take down a sitting government. That deserves the DOJ's, FBI's, and Special Counsels attention... more than the fake news that Russia colluded with the Trump Campaign to hack the DNC's Email servers... and then somehow rigged the election.
On this issue, we are all being played BIG TIME. Yep! We're being played by the DEMs, the propaganda media and the GOP. Nothing has changed. The DEMs will just never get over losing an election, especially after exhausting ALL of their dirty tricks. The corrupt Left-wing media is of course, so predictable. It's a simple equation; DEM president = good and GOP president = Bad. We endured eight years of misery, but nary a negative comment on that skinny fraud's amateur performance. Now we have Donald Trump as president and we have to hear a lot of bogus media negativity, 24/7. Sadly the spineless GOP establishment have shown their true disgusting RINO colors on ALL of these matters. They would rather have lost their current tremendous unused power, than perform like a party with real principles and demonstrate to their voters that they can govern. Well we all know now, ...........they CANNOT!
Regarding the dangerous Mueller investigation, not only has there never been a single shred of evidence found regarding the so-called Russia, Russia, Russia collusion accusations, - in reality, the Mueller witch hunt is a complete boondoggle distraction. It's totally designed to smear Donald Trump and have him removed from office.
We know that it will probably be based on some despicable legal trick, involving erroneous testimony by any unsuspecting individual that they chose to ensnare. I feel that this political sham is headed towards another Scooter Libby scenario. In the meantime, the genuine criminals (backed by tons of evidence) are Obama's staffers and Hillary's entire election campaign.
So I ask, where are all the law and order dudes , like Trey Gowdy, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and the rest of the Freedom caucus to push back on this extreme and historic government corruption?
I do NOT want another go-nowhere congressional hearing. They're always a joke. Why bother with that useless media circus nonsense? All the DEMs habitually lie right to their faces and they do it under oath. Why? Because it just doesn't matter to them and doesn't mean squat how they testify. The track record proves that no one will ever be held accountable and no one in DC gives a rat's ass. And yes, that would include the spineless GOP as well.
I agree ONE THOUSAND PERCENT. I'm sick of investigations and hearings. We watch person after person called, lie, cover-up, witnesses charged with contempt, and yet NOBODY is charged with a crime or sent to prison. It's just a big circus to satisfy the brainless idiots who oblivious to how we're being played.
Agreed! Great graphic! .............Sorta hits the nail right on the head, so to speak. :-)
Debbie Wasserman Schultz' ex-IT aide indicted on 4 counts
Imran Awan, a former IT aide for Democratic Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, was indicted Thursday on four counts including bank fraud and making false statements.
The indictment also includes his wife Hina Alvi. The grand jury decision in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia comes roughly a month after Awan was arrested at Dulles airport in Virginia trying to board a plane to Pakistan, where his family is from.
Awan and other IT aides for House Democrats have been on investigators’ radar for months over concerns of possible double-billing, alleged equipment theft, and access to sensitive computer systems. Most lawmakers fired Awan in February, but Schultz had kept him on until his arrest in July.
The indictment itself, which merely represents formal charges and is not a finding of guilt, addresses separate allegations that Awan and his wife engaged in a conspiracy to obtain home equity lines of credit from the Congressional Federal Credit Union by giving false information about two properties – and then sending the proceeds to individuals in Pakistan.
The case has put renewed scrutiny on Wasserman Schultz for keeping Awan on the payroll for months, even after a criminal investigation was revealed and he was barred from the House IT network.
Awan and other family members for years had a lucrative arrangement for IT-related work on Capitol Hill for House Democrats. According to The Daily Caller, the members of the Pakistani family made at least $4 million since 2009.
In a recent interview published in the Sun Sentinel, Wasserman Schultz blamed the “right-wing media circus fringe” for the attention on Awan.
The former head of the Democratic National Committee suggested it's all part of an effort to distract from the investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign and possible ties to President Trump's team.
“Any opportunity they can to pull people’s eyes and ears away from that they take,” Debbie Wasserman Schultz told the newspaper.
Her colleagues in Congress, though, say there are serious security implications in her former staffer's case. “We have to investigate how our systems may have been compromised,” Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., recently told “Fox & Friends.”
Though Awan was barred from the IT network, Wasserman Schultz’ spokesman David Damron told Fox News their office worked with the House Chief Administrative Officer to arrange for the employee to keep providing “valuable services without access to the House network.”
Awan, 37, of Virginia, earlier pleaded not guilty to a single count of bank fraud.
"In a recent interview published in the Sun Sentinel, Wasserman Schultz blamed the “right-wing media circus fringe” for the attention on Awan."
Hey dumbass DWS....IF...IF...the entire media groups were doing their jobs, they would have ALL been putting the spotlight on Awan and his entire family.
And.....IF......the media were REALLY doing it's job, they'd have that spotlight shining hard and bright on all the corruption in the DNC and exposing you to your fan club for what you REALLY are.