Veteran IC Officials Dismiss Russian Hacking

VIPS Dismisses Russian Hacking Story

By: Todd Smekens

Muncie, IN BLOG -When I read the latest article from Consortium News by veteran IC professionals (VIPS) dismissing the Russian hacking story, I found the timing more than ironic. The reason I haven’t posted in a week is I’ve been researching the power imbalances in our country and how they’ve evolved over the last half century. So let’s jump right into it with a snippet from the article:

Key among the findings of the independent forensic investigations is the conclusion that the DNC data was copied onto a storage device at a speed that far exceeds an Internet capability for a remote hack. Of equal importance, the forensics show that the copying and doctoring were performed on the East coast of the U.S. Thus far, mainstream media have ignored the findings of these independent studies [see here and here].

If you’re a fan of Muncie Voice, you’ll know all about my issues with the media and our country’s political structure. No better examples of the fraud in both than our 2016 pre- and post-election. More specifically, the coordinated efforts of the Democratic National Committee controlling the primary election outcome with the support of our national media. And, these same frauds are waging war against “fake news outlets.”

Emails ending up on Wikileaks showed the extensive collaboration between the DNC and our Elite Media. The DNC asked their media connections to “black-out Bernie Sanders” for which they obliged. Even the left leaning MSNBC covered Trump more than the senator from Vermont.

Wikileaks published the emails before the Democratic Convention. The media and DNC colluded once again by claiming the leaked emails were actually “hacked emails.” Furthermore, the intelligence community reached another conclusion – Russia was behind the “hacking.”

Also during this time, a manager of the IT department for the DNC was mysteriously murdered in Washington. Seth Rich’s death has received another media blackout. The excuse given is to “honor his parent’s wishes.” Oddly, the parents have a crisis control expert hired by the DNC.

Now, we have a professional organization (VIPS) of retired intelligence experts who’ve studied the “hacking” story first concocted by “17 Intelligence agencies” but then dwindled down to 3, and those 3 provided an “assessment” versus facts.

You still with me?

VIPS studied all the evidence and added a timeline. They sent their findings with a recommendation to President Trump. The president will have difficulty pursuing this story because of his war with the media. His irrational Tweets and other comments have hurt his credibility. His poor policy making decisions aren’t helping him either. For someone who prides himself on leadership, he’s surrounded himself with a D rated group.

Therefore, his credibility will make it difficult to turn the tide in favor of the truth as highlighted in VIPS memo:

It has long been clear to us that the reason the U.S. government lacks conclusive evidence of a transfer of a “Russian hack” to WikiLeaks is because there was no such transfer. Based mostly on the cumulatively unique technical experience of our ex-NSA colleagues, we have been saying for almost a year that the DNC data reached WikiLeaks via a copy/leak by a DNC insider (but almost certainly not the same person who copied DNC data on July 5, 2016).

They don’t connect the dots to Seth Rich. Our D.C. police department needs to make those connections. However, they’ve apparently been told to drag their feet because they can’t seem to make any progress and the media isn’t pushing them. Once again, only social and alternative media sources are demanding answers from our government.

I strongly recommend reading the entire article for the professionalism contained within. Also, the members signing the memo are quite impressive and so is their dossier of memos dating back to Colin Powell’s false testimony about “weapons of mass destruction.”

Here is a final snippet from VIPS’ findings:

As indicated above, the independent forensic work just completed focused on data copied (not hacked) by a shadowy persona named “Guccifer 2.0.” The forensics reflect what seems to have been a desperate effort to “blame the Russians” for publishing highly embarrassing DNC emails three days before the Democratic convention last July. Since the content of the DNC emails reeked of pro-Clinton bias, her campaign saw an overriding need to divert attention from content to provenance – as in, who “hacked” those DNC emails? The campaign was enthusiastically supported by a compliant “mainstream” media; they are still on a roll.

“The Russians” were the ideal culprit. And, after WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange announced on June 12, 2016, “We have emails related to Hillary Clinton which are pending publication,” her campaign had more than a month before the convention to insert its own “forensic facts” and prime the media pump to put the blame on “Russian meddling.” Mrs. Clinton’s PR chief Jennifer Palmieri has explained how she used golf carts to make the rounds at the convention. She wrote that her “mission was to get the press to focus on something even we found difficult to process: the prospect that Russia had not only hacked and stolen emails from the DNC, but that it had done so to help Donald Trump and hurt Hillary Clinton.”

There is clearly a theme of collusion between our government, intelligence community, political parties and the media. The bottom line of all my research is decades of evidence showing how these interests play out in our country. So much for “checks and balances” of power.

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Todd Smekens

Journalist, consultant, publisher, and servant-leader with a passion for truth-seeking. Enjoy motorcycling, meditation, and spending quality time with my daughter and rescue hound. Spiritually-centered first and foremost. Lived in multiple states within the USA and frequent traveler to the mountains.

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