Upon whose analysis did the government rely when it blamed Russia for hacks of Democratic Party emails?
There was no evidence the files were transmitted over the internet. The volume and speed of the downloaded files point to a USB- as if a staffer downloaded the emails from a computer onto a USB memory device and later sent them to Wiki . BTW, who was Seth Rich?
DNC refused to turn over its server to FBI. Only Crowdstrike, their cybersecurity firm owned by a Ukranian CEO (??), had access -- and FBI never subpoenaed it. Seems odd, what with the big heavy "Russian interference/hack" claims from DNC/Crowdstrike.
I was a member of the DNC rules committee for Sanders, and our business was happening on the days leading up to the convention. On the day of the leak, Clintonites and DNC staff were already mentioning the Russians internally. This has always bothered me -- this was their belief before a single investigation was launched. Another interesting memory is of Donna Brazile coming into our meeting room and apologizing to Jeff Weaver for “what [he] read”.
Franklin Foer was just on Bari Weiss podcast. I like her generally but its a little too obviously trying to split the divide but the divide is unbridgeable. If they're willing to do this sorta shit to undermine a presidency then they're beyond the pale.
This is in the territory of disinformation archeology. It is foundational work. Fancy Bear/APT28 Attribution analysis could be the Rosetta Stone.
Whose analysis did the government base their......oh pulease, they based the hacking story on the wild fabrications of “ She Who Must Be Queen” Hillary Clinton. Ive always suspected that there is some wicked tantric blackmail behind a lot of this chicanery.
The flaw in this article is Taibbi's use of the word "hack" in a way which suggests that a hack actually happened.
There is good reason to believe there was no hack.
Be sure to let bill Maher know. This was his last thread to cling to in an effort to rationalize his derangement
Brad in his newsletter Euphoric Recall (highly recommend you subscribe) wrote about a great quote by Elon Musk:
History is written by the victors. "Well, yes, but not if your enemies are still alive and have a lot of time on their hands to edit Wikipedia.”
This seems the source of the problem. These leading political actors are the same disgusting lying and immoral DC filth that has always infested the swamp. However, we used to have some normality in media journalism to help regulate their behavior. But we have frog marched so many kids through higher learning to catch the same managerial class virus of status and money looter winning at any cost to everyone else... and with the media being infiltrated by the same clones... that they have new allegiance with the disgusting lying and immoral DC filth infesting the swamp.
How do we get a normalized journalistic media back in the house? Matt cannot do it all alone.
Brilliant timeline, Daniel. Don’t let up fellas!
Well done Matt!
So after all of this Sussman is found innocent by a jury of his peers.
Can we just admit that there are bunch of peers that should be thrown off a pier?
All of those assertions from entities linked to the Democrat National Committee were equivalent to the statements from the Criminal Insurrection Agency (CIA) that said on the eve of the 2020 election that 51 current and former intelligence analysts claiming the stories exposing Hunter Biden's activities from his laptop were consistent with Russian disinformation.
Once a liar, always a liar. And they always seem to end up in the so-called intelligence apparatus.
In her recent interview Hillary still refers to “Russian interference” during that election.
Great breakdown and addition to the previous article!
Russia never had to do anything. Our government destroyed us on its own.
A lot of the last 10 years have reminded me of various Philip K Dick stories. I was stoked when you talked about minority report and pkd more generally.
When this topic comes up I am transported to the last season of David Simon's "the wire" in which the media, the government, and the larger culture of Baltimore makes all of it's decisions based on lies.
Maybe you and Walter could spend a minute or two talking about ethics in journalism, or just tell me Cutty was your favorite character....