Russia Story Is Still Fake News: Thanks Again Treasonous Losers

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From Glenn Greenwald
September 28 2017,

Yet Another Major Russia Story Falls Apart. Is Skepticism Permissible Yet?
Yet Another Major Russia Story Falls Apart. Is Skepticism Permissible Yet?

Now we have the “Russia-hacked-the-voting-systems-of-21-states” to add to this trash heap of debunked official claims. Is this a healthy climate?

LAST FRIDAY, most major media outlets touted a major story about Russian attempts to hack into U.S. voting systems, based exclusively on claims made by the Department of Homeland Security. “Russians attempted to hack elections systems in 21 states in the run-up to last year’s presidential election, officials said Friday,” began the USA Today story, similar to how most other outlets presented this extraordinary claim.

This official story was explosive for obvious reasons, and predictably triggered instant decrees – that of course went viral – declaring that the legitimacy of the outcome of the 2016 U.S. presidential election is now in doubt.

Virginia’s Democratic Congressman Don Beyer, referring to the 21 targeted states, announced that this shows “Russia tried to hack their election”:

The same day @realDonaldTrump refers to “Russia Hoax,” Homeland Security Dept. tells 21 states that Russia tried to hack their elections. https://twitter.com/ericgeller/status/911334297717501952  

MSNBC’s Paul Revere for all matters relating to the Kremlin take-over, Rachel Maddow, was indignant that this wasn’t told to us earlier and that we still aren’t getting all the details. “What we have now figured out,” Maddow gravely intoned as she showed the multi-colored maps she made, is that “Homeland Security knew at least by June that 21 states had been targeted by Russian hackers during the election. . .targeting their election infrastructure.”

DHS didn’t bother to tell the 21 states Russia tried to hack during the election until this afternoon. 

They were one small step away from demanding that the election results be nullified, indulging the sentiment expressed by #Resistance icon Carl Reiner the other day: “Is there anything more exciting that [sic] the possibility of Trump’s election being invalidated & Hillary rightfully installed as our President?”

So what was wrong with this story? Just one small thing: it was false. The story began to fall apart yesterday when Associated Press reported that Wisconsin – one of the states included in the original report that, for obvious reasons, caused the most excitement – did not, in fact, have its election systems targeted by Russian hackers:

 

Read More: theintercept.com/2017/09/28/yet-another-major-russia-story-falls-apart-is-skepticism-permissible-yet/

Plot Holes, by Robert Gore

There has been a deluge of articles about the Michael Flynn affair from an array of political and ideological vantage points, and SLL has reposted some of them. What’s lacking are coherent and cohesive explanations for what would be, if this were a novel or movie, gaping plot holes. The upshot of many commentators is that Trump has underestimated the Deep State, he’s floundering, and so on. This article takes the opposite tack, out of innate contrariness and because President Trump has been so consistently underestimated by both friends and foes.

Why was Michael Flynn cashiered? The administration’s story is that he talked with a Russian diplomat and mentioned lifting sanctions, then lied about his conversations to Vice President Pence. What’s become the conventional subtext is that the intelligence agencies have launched a “soft coup” against Trump, he has been significantly weakened, and the Deep State has scored a major victory.

Plot hole: if Trump had wanted to keep Flynn, he could have kept him and rode out the media firestorm. Blogger The_Real_Fly has suggested there was either a prearranged plan for Flynn to make an early exit, or Trump did an about-face, determined Flynn was not a good fit, and decided to get rid of him.

A subplot hole: Flynn, an intelligence veteran, undoubtedly knew his phone was tapped. Either he knowingly said what he said to set a trap, or when the Washington Post story surfaced, Trump saw his chance and got rid of Flynn. He has demonstrated a cold-blooded capacity to quickly cut his losses: “You’re fired!” It’s telling that Flynn’s replacement, H.R. McMaster, authored Dereliction of Duty: Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara, The Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Lies that Led to Vietnam. This looks like a classic Trump double down, replacing a maverick the Deep State didn’t like with a bigger one they’ll like even less.

Whatever the real story, Trump has gained valuable leverage on the intelligence agencies. Somebody leaked an intelligence agency transcript of Flynn’s call to the Washington Post, and that’s illegal. Just before he left office, President Obama relaxed limits on the NSA’s dissemination of its information to other intelligence agencies, the FBI, and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Obama probably thought he’d be turning those agencies into a collective sieve of untraceable leaks that would plague Trump, but this may backfire spectacularly. With the new rules, the illegal leak could conceivably come from any agency that has access to NSA data. The Trump Justice Department now has carte blanche to investigate them all, unless the agency responsible coughs up the leaker to protect itself and the other agencies.

A gaping plot hole: the Deep State’s stratagems scream weakness, not the strength so many are attributing to it. The Deep State likes to stay in the shadows, zealously protecting its power by shielding it from public view. Trump has forced it into the open, and it doesn’t adjust well to the light. It has resorted to tissue-thin stories planted in the captive media that speak of assessments and opinions, but don’t offer source material that’s supposedly the basis of those subjective judgments.

The Flynn disclosure was in the same vein; the original transcript on which the Post’s story was based has not been made public. This tees it up for Trump to lambaste the mainstream media and intelligence agencies, which he has done repeatedly and to great effect. He was in rare form at his recent press conference. You only plant stories in media organs nobody trusts, sourced to anonymous operatives within an intelligence community nobody trusts, obviously breaking the law, and setting yourself up for abuse from the president, because that’s all you’ve got.

The whole Russian story reeks of “Desperation.” It is flimsy and flimsier still is the rationale offered for the Deep State’s dogged loyalty to this concoction. Any rapprochement with Russia supposedly threatens the empire and must be quashed, even if that entails ham-handed efforts to depose an elected president. However, it’s child’s play for Trump to beat a tactical retreat, talk out of the other side of his mouth, and take the wind out of his enemies’ sails.

To counter the Putin puppet fairy tale, he could have his ambassador to the UN condemn Russia’s annexation of Crimea. He could continue Obama’s military build up on Russia’s western border. Trump and team could tweet and talk tough about Russia and its allies China and Iran, and reject any joint military operations with Russia in Syria. Oh wait, all this has already happened. So why has the Deep State resorted to repeatedly discredited tactics to propagate its concocted story, ultimately helping the president in his battles with it and its captive press, supposedly in service of a foreign policy criticism of the president that he easily undercuts by adjusting his rhetoric and moving toward their position? What’s going on?

The real story isn’t Russia. Do you mount a “soft coup” over policy differences when, after all the Washington give and take, those policies will, at worst, marginally affect your influence, power, and payola? Doubtful. (Keep in mind Trump wants to increase military budgets.) If, on the other hand, you’re facing complete disgrace and ruin, including a long stretch in a penal institution, there’s nothing you won’t do to save yourself.

It’s not what politicians and bureaucrats do sub rosa that poses the biggest danger to the country and the world, but what they do in broad daylight. However, there’s no denying that Washington is the world capital of sub rosa—the unethical, immoral, and illegal.

Read More: straightlinelogic.com/2017/02/26/plot-holes-by-robert-gore/

Democrat-Backed Creators of the “Trump Dossier” were Paid Russian Agents

The saga surrounding the Democrat supporting, leftwing Fusion GPS, just took another major turn.

At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing earlier this week the nation learned that the Democrat-linked opposition research firm, FusionGPS, was also linked to someone else.

The Russians.

We realized this several weeks ago, and we reported it to you, when we learned that the Russian lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr. was actually an employee of FusionGPS and that she had entered the country under a special dispensation from the Obama administration and that she was seemingly connected to Obama’s top Russia official, Michael McFaul.

The realization that the Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, was not just some lawyer but an employee of a Democrat research firm was curious. Even worrisome. Now we know even more, and it seems more likely than ever that the Russian government was purposely attempting to sow the exact chaos we are currently seeing in our nation.

At the Senate Judiciary Committee we learned that FusionGPS, the folks who invented the Trump Dossier, were actually paid Russian agents.

SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM: This whole story reads like some kind of novel that nobody would buy, it’s got to be fiction, but unfortunately maybe it’s true. Let’s just break down sort of why you’re here. You believe that Fusion GPS should of registered under FARA, because they were acting on the behalf of the Russians?

WILLIAM BROWDER: That’s correct.

SEN. GRAHAM: So, I just want to absorb that for a moment. The group that did the dossier on President Trump hired this British spy, wound up getting it to the FBI. You believe they were working for the Russians?

BROWDER: And in the Spring and Summer of 2016 they were receiving money indirectly from a senior Russian government official.

SEN. GRAHAM: Okay. So, these are the people that were trying to undermine Donald Trump by showing the nefarious ties to Russia. Is that what you’re saying?

BROWDER: Well, what I’m saying with 100% certainty is that they were working to undermine the Magnitsky act and the timing of that.

SEN. GRAHAM: But, the Fusion GPS products apparently as they hired a guy to look into Trump?

BROWDER: Yes.

Browder further explained that the Russian government also worked with the Democrat firm to push “fake news” to the nation.

So. The same people who were working for the Democrat Party, created the fake Trump Dossier, spread fake news about the President, were being paid by THE RUSSIANS to do so.

Can we say collusion?

Read More: constitution.com/democrat-backed-creators-trump-dossier-paid-russian-agents/

Research 93 Society – Palantir – DNC – Seth Rich – Donald Trump quinn michaels

Published on Aug 2, 2017

Research 93 society connections relating to palantir, dnc, political interests, Donald Trump.

A timeline of the explosive lawsuit alleging a White House link in the Seth Rich conspiracy
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Project Veritas Exposes CNN’s Van Jones: “The Russia Thing Is Just A Big Nothing Burger” | Zero Hedge

Big Nothing Burger

For 24 hours, Americans have been waiting with bated breath for James O’Keefe to reveal the subject of his 2nd undercover CNN video.  As it turns out, it is none other than CNN’s Van Jones who inadvertently revealed his real thoughts on CNN’s ‘Russian meddling’ narrative, namely that it’s a “big nothing burger.”

Read More: www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-06-28/van-jones

Toxic New Details About Seth Rich’s Murder Emerge

Despite being lampooned by the mainstream media with the all too common label of ‘conspiracy theory’, anyone who has studied the facts behind Seth Rich’s murder can smell something fishy. Only the alternative media and Sean Hannity have been outspoken about it; with Hannity recently proclaiming that he has been making progress in the investigation. And now, more interesting facts have just emerged.

For a brief review of why there is so much interest in Seth Rich’s death, recall the news from August of 2016. At first glance, upon learning of Seth Rich’s death,“conspiracy theorists” couldn’t help but notice the rather obvious absurdity of how police labeled his murder a botched “robbery,” when Rich hadn’t been robbed of anything. At the time Rich’s body was discovered, he still had his wallet, money, watch, cell phone, etc. He was, however, beaten, and then shot in the back, neither of which is consistent with a typical “robbery,” and certainly not a “robbery” where nothing was taken.

In addition to the decision by police not to investigate Seth Rich’s death as murder, what really drew the attention of all the crazy “conspiracy theorists” was the fact that at the time of his murder, Rich was one of five former Clinton “associates” who had become Clinton “adversaries,” all of whom died under very mysterious circumstances over a six-week span leading up to the DNC convention. Looking at both circumstances together, it’s hard to fathom how any well-trained, logical member of law enforcement, would not find any need to investigate the potential for possible ties between the two.

When this story first broke, not only did the police see no need to investigate possible ties between the two circumstances mentioned, but when people did start asking questions, terms like “conspiracy theorist” were thrown around, and police refused to investigate further.

In the following video, Right Wing News looks at the recent discovery that Heather Podesta, sister to John Podesta (Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager), served on the board of the Washington DC Police Foundation together with the police chief; the chief who served at the time of Rich’s murder. People have also discovered that comments on Rich’s Reddit account have also been altered to better fit the narrative. And finally, rumors are swirling that the corporate higher-ups are ready to hand Hannity the pink slip very soon. More coincidences? Not likely!

Read More: www.dcclothesline.com/2017/06/07/toxic-new-details-about-seth-richs-murder-emerge/

Murdered DNC Staffer Seth Rich Was In Contact With Wikileaks Says Former DC Homicide Detective

It’s been close to a year since Seth Rich, the 27 year old computer expert who worked for the DNC, was murdered – shot twice in the back without anything of value taken from him.  Rich was found alive and in shock before he bled out – his death ruled nothing more than a botched robbery.

Many believe Rich was a victim retaliation for being the source who provided Wikileaks with a trove of DNC emails. Rumors were fueled by the odd circumstances surrounding his death, the sudden retirement of D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier five weeks after the murder, and an email John Podesta sent to Hillary’s inner circle about making an example of a suspected leaker.

Read More: www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-05-16/murdered-dnc-staffer-seth-rich-was-contact-wikileaks-says-former-dc-homicide-detecti