Media Jump on Assange Court Statement – A Pardon for Truthtelling? – UPDATE Rohrabacher Responds…

If you stay out of the weeds and look at the bigger picture it is clear to see the media are all-in, desperate to retain the Big Lie that Russia was responsible for hacking the DNC servers and releasing the DNC emails.  The reason is simple: the ‘Russia hack of the DNC’ is the foundation for the Russia election interference narrative.

Any review, discussion or investigation (Durham) that starts to question the fraudulent foundation is immediately controversialized.  Today is no different.

(Via NBC) It is being reported that lawyers for Julian Assange noted in court arguments that U.S. officials had offered a potential pardon in exchange for Assange telling the truth about how he obtained the DNC emails.  Immediately the media goes bananas.

President Donald Trump offered a pardon through an intermediary to Julian Assange if the WikiLeaks chief agreed to say that Russia was not involved in hacking emails from Democrats during the 2016 presidential election, a lawyer for Assange reportedly told a court in London on Wednesday.

Assange’s lawyer Edward Fitzgerald made that claim during a hearing related to the U.S. request to extradite Assange from the United Kingdom to face more than a dozen criminal charges in the United States, according to The Daily Beast news site.

[…] The formal extradition hearing for Assange, an Australian national, is due to begin Monday. At Wednesday’s court session, District Judge Vanessa Baraitser reportedly said the evidence about a purported pardon offer is admissible at that hearing.

White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham, when asked about the claim of a pardon offer by Trump, said, “The President barely knows Dana Rohrabacher other than he’s an ex-congressman.”

“He’s never spoken to him on this subject or almost any subject. It is a complete fabrication and a total lie,” Grisham said. “This is probably another never ending hoax and total lie from the DNC.” (read more)

Rohrabacher responds:

The media outrage is somewhat silly. Julian Assange said from the outset he did not receive the DNC emails from Russia; and the emails did not come to him by way of a hack.

It is well known the DNC emails came from a “leak” from inside the DNC.

The Podesta emails, another source of wide disinformation, came from John Podesta falling for an ordinary phishing effort. Neither John Podesta nor the DNC emails came from a “hack”.

However, because the “Russia hacked the 2016 election” was/is needed in order to perpetrate the Trump-Russia collusion and election interference narrative, the media are determined to attack, ridicule and marginalize anyone or anything that starts to expose the original (fraudulent) narrative.

On April 11th, 2019, the Julian Assange indictment was unsealed in the EDVA.

From the indictment we discover it was under seal since March 6th, 2018:

(Link to pdf)

On Tuesday April 15th, 2019, more investigative material was released. Again, note the dates: Grand Jury, *December of 2017* This means FBI investigation prior to….

♦The FBI investigation took place prior to December 2017, it was coordinated through the Eastern District of Virginia (EDVA) where current FBI chief legal counsel Dana Boente was U.S. Attorney at the time, while also holding jobs in Main Justice.

♦The grand jury indictment was sealed from March of 2018 until after Mueller completed his investigation, April 2019.

Why did the DOJ wait?

What was the DOJ waiting for?

Here’s where it gets interesting….

The FBI submission to the Grand Jury in December of 2017 was four months after congressman Dana Rohrabacher talked to Julian Assange in August of 2017: “Assange told a U.S. congressman … he can prove the leaked Democratic Party documents … did not come from Russia.”

(August 2017, The Hill Via John Solomon) Julian Assange told a U.S. congressman on Tuesday he can prove the leaked Democratic Party documents he published during last year’s election did not come from Russia and promised additional helpful information about the leaks in the near future.

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a California Republican who is friendly to Russia and chairs an important House subcommittee on Eurasia policy, became the first American congressman to meet with Assange during a three-hour private gathering at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where the WikiLeaks founder has been holed up for years.

Rohrabacher recounted his conversation with Assange to The Hill.

“Our three-hour meeting covered a wide array of issues, including the WikiLeaks exposure of the DNC [Democratic National Committee] emails during last year’s presidential election,” Rohrabacher said, “Julian emphatically stated that the Russians were not involved in the hacking or disclosure of those emails.”

Pressed for more detail on the source of the documents, Rohrabacher said he had information to share privately with President Trump. (read more)

Knowing how much effort the CIA and FBI put into the Russia collusion-conspiracy narrative; and knowing how absolutely critical it was to justify all the surveillance that had taken place prior to the 2016 election; it would make sense for the FBI to take keen interest after this August 2017 meeting between Rohrabacher and Assange; and why the FBI would quickly gather specific evidence (related to Wikileaks and Bradley Manning) for a grand jury by December 2017.

Within three months of the grand jury the DOJ generated an indictment and sealed it in March 2018. The EDVA sat on the indictment while the Mueller probe was ongoing.

As soon as the Mueller probe ended, on April 11th, 2019, a coordinated effort between the U.K. and U.S. was executed; Julian Assange was forcibly arrested and removed from the Ecuadorian embassy in London, and the EDVA indictment was unsealed (link).

As a person who has researched this three year fiasco including: the ridiculously false 2016 Russian hacking and interference narrative; the “17 intelligence agencies”, Joint Analysis Report (JAR) needed for Obama’s anti-Russia narrative in December ’16; and then a month later the ridiculously political Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA) in January ’17; the timing against Julian Assange was far too coincidental.

It doesn’t take a deep researcher to see the aligned U.S/U.K motive to control Julian Assange because the Mueller report was dependent on Russia cybercrimes, and that narrative is contingent on the Russia DNC hack story which Julian Assange disputes.

The Weissmann/Mueller report contains claims that Russia hacked the DNC servers as the central evidence to the Russia interference narrative in the U.S. election. This claim is directly disputed by WikiLeaks and Julian Assange, as outlined during the Dana Rohrabacher interview, and by Julian Assange on-the-record statements.

Now Watch This Brief Interview:

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The predicate for Crossfire Hurricane was Russia interfering in the 2016 election.

The predicate for the FISA warrant against U.S. Carter Page was a Russia investigation, that included the Steele Dossier as evidence, and the use therein was contingent on Russia interfering in the 2016 election.

The predicate for Robert Mueller’s investigation was specifically due to Russian interference in the 2016 election; and the possibility of Trump-Russia collusion.

All of these predicate claims are demonstrably false or wildly overstated using the most tenuous of stretched interpretations. This is what John Durham is looking at.

The fulcrum for the media to push the Russia interference narrative is the Intelligence Community Assessment; and the primary factual evidence claimed within the ICA is that Russia hacked the DNC servers. A claim that is only made possible by relying on forensic computer analysis from Crowdstrike, a DNC contractor.

When it comes to reviewing all of the predication aspects, the CIA holds a massive conflict of self-interest in upholding the Russian hacking claim. Thus we see members of the CIA and intelligence apparatus within media stories outraged over being questioned.

Without the initiation by the CIA, the FBI also is exposed. Thus the FBI holds a massive interest in maintaining the Russia hacking (Crowdstrike) claim.

Additionally, all of those foreign countries whose intelligence apparatus participated with John Brennan and Peter Strzok also have a vested self-interest in maintaining the Russia hacking and interference narrative.

Most worrisome, Julian Assange is the only person with direct knowledge of how Wikileaks gained custody of the DNC emails; and Assange has claimed he has evidence it was not from a hack – but rather from a leak by a source inside the DNC.

This Russian “hacking” claim is ultimately so important to the CIA, FBI, DOJ, ODNI and U.K intelligence apparatus; and right there is the most transparently obvious motive to shut Assange down as soon as U.S. and U.K. intelligence officials knew the Mueller report was going to be made public.

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268 Responses to Media Jump on Assange Court Statement – A Pardon for Truthtelling? – UPDATE Rohrabacher Responds…

  1. sundance says:

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  2. sundance says:

    Dana Rohrabacher just used the hashtag #SethRich !!

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  3. Carrie says:

    From Assange himself

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  4. Richie says:

    I worry Assange will be Epsteined any day now.

    Liked by 24 people

  5. marywilbur says:

    Poor Assange. Will he be found hanging in his jail cell, a ‘suicide,’ like Epstein? The ‘Powers-That-Be’ have ways of getting rid of the politically inconvenient.

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  6. Carrie says:

    Assange sure has had some bad luck with his legal representation.. one of them stepped in front of a train- and then there’s this:

    Liked by 14 people

  7. Patricia Weir says:

    Julian Assaunge’s days are numbered. He will succumb to Sudden Suicide Syndrome soon.

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  8. andy says:

    yea, and the articles all said trump was unaware of the offer. Yet headlines said Trump offered Pardon…. And for the left to maintain their position, they have to forget that Assange already was denying Russia was involved…. read between the lines.. Rorbacher dangled the pardon he had no authority to dangle just to get the named source and method, at which point I imagine Mueller;s pitbulls would bury the source and continue frame the method as international espionage.

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    • Peoria Jones says:

      The media is nuts – and so are their Dem lackeys. Did you read the replies on Rohrabacher’s tweet?

      People have to be paid to be this stupid. Nobody believes the Russians hacked the DNC emails anymore – and yet they’re really trying hard to pretend they believe it.

      Give it up, resistors. It’s over. You’re making even bigger asses of yourselves.

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    • laurisand says:

      Has anyone asked John Kelly why he didn’t pass the information to the president? He sure seems to have bad things to say about Trump since he left.

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  9. Carrie says:

    I’m not sure if this is true- but if so, it would be yet another facet of corruption with Comey.

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  10. Here we see the enormous national security risk that is inherent in our new-found “über-surveillance capabilities” and our complete lack of any functional way to regulate them.

    Surveillance is obviously an aphrodisiac. Once you have the capability to find out the receipt number where a friend of a friend of a friend of your enemy bought a chicken sandwich for lunch, “you’ve just got to conduct thousands of searches a day.” (Which they now do.) The Obama/Hillary camp did move heaven and earth and the governments of many foreign countries (who, equally strangely, cooperated …) in order to find these mountains of detail about the political opponent they couldn’t beat. The Fourth Amendment has completely vanished.

    And many of the “justifications,” intended to allow these powers to be applied against American citizens, were nonsense that nobody questioned … or wants to have questioned even today. By God, Moscow(!) somehow knew the IP-address of a particular server, knew how to connect to it, knew what they would find there, felt incredibly motivated to find it in the first place, and also found it irresistible to publish them all. (By the way, if you actually read any of them, they’re really pretty tame stuff.) This absurd story – which is not backed by a shred of physical evidence – is needed to make their obsession “legal.”

    Notice also that the perps were able to simply take their “evidence,” based only on their own assertion that it was really true, and cause it to be accepted by the powers that be. And they could do this entirely in secret. The judges and other officers who are supposed to apply the stamp of approval had no other “side” to listen to. Nevermind that they now know that they were lied to – by what objective standard could they ever have detected a willful attempt to commit perjury? Short answer: “they couldn’t.”

    Therefore – we need to get rid of both the FISA system and PATRIOT. Our Founders enacted a simply-brilliant piece of national security legislation known as “the Fourth Amendment,” and we have forgotten it to our grave peril as a nation. These two laws turn out to have irreparable defects. They can’t be “patched.” We must, as a nation, learn these “lessons learned” and craft a new set of legislation which has actual, meaningful protection.

    “Knowledge Is Power.™ But it is a sword that cuts both ways.”

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  11. Herbert Kroll says:

    What Assange said about Seth Rich:

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    • We the people know says:

      What Hillary said about Julian: “He’s a tool of Russian Intelligence.”

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      • PInky1920 says:

        The sow looks particularly evil in this shot; most of us do not comprehend “her” level of evil.

        It’s difficult for me to wrap my brain around people this evil; do they really, really not know/care that when they die they will pay the ultimate price, with their eternal soul?

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        • maxxheadroom777 says:

          AT his rally in Wisconsin President Trump said, of his experience thus far in Washington D.C., “I knew it was bad. I didn’t know it was evil.”

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        • wondering999 says:

          Pinky, why disparage female porkers?

          Something that bothers me, and which is almost never mentioned, ia the amazing death rate of several (11?) Russian diplomats between the 2016 election and 2917 inauguration of Trump. WTH? And they went after Trump admin for *speaking* with Ambassador Kisylak which is bizarre

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      • OhNoYouDont says:

        Remember Evelyn Farkas?
        She lives in the same city as Crooked Hilliary.
        When Evelyn “spilt the beans” on MSNBC back in March 2017, I suspected wrongdoing.
        When Susan Rice was found to be “unmasking American citizens”, I suspected sedition.

        Look who is running for congress.

        Pinned Tweet
        Evelyn Farkas
        @EvelynNFarkas

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        • GB Bari says:

          Ok. What Republican is running against her?
          THATS’ the person to whom we must donate.

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          • OhNoYouDont says:

            Heading into the 2020 election the incumbent is Democrat Nita Lowey, who was first elected in 1988. (Lowery is retiring from the House)

            New York’s 17th Congressional District is located in the southeastern portion of the state and includes Rockland County and parts of Westchester County.

            General election for U.S. House New York District 17 (2018)
            Nita Lowey (Democrat) 88.0% 170,168
            Joseph Ciardullo (Reform Party) 12.0% 23,150

            New York’s 17th Congressional District election, 2016
            Heading into the election, Ballotpedia rated this race as safely Democratic.
            Incumbent Nita Lowey (D) ran unopposed in both the primary and general elections

            https://ballotpedia.org/New_York%27s_17th_Congressional_District_election,_2020

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        • thehawkeyehoneypot says:

          Ex cia stooge evelyn farkas who appeared in the burisma parade wearing a full burisma uniform. Swamp runs deep, dark & wide

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  12. AnotherView says:

    The Left has to protect “muh Russia” at any cost.

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  13. Carrie says:

    Here is Ellen Ratner in November 2016: it’s the entire interview so start at the one hour mark.

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  14. cja says:

    I have no reason to believe it’s true, but I’ve always had a gut-feeling that some Bernie Bro in the Sanders campaign released the emails- not Russia, or Ukraine.

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  15. KMD says:

    Reckon JA has to have a heckuva ‘dead man’s switch’ quite well insulated for him to even still be alive…

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    • Jederman says:

      If that is the dynamic then they can never let him out. Or he has to experience ED. The serious one. Expedited demise.

      If he actually has proof, released it and “died” it would have been suspicious. If he has it and thinks it’s keeping him alive in prison but he epstiens that would also be suspicious.

      The first thing he needs is GOOD counsel. Lawyers with some horsepower that are acting in his best interest with proficiency.

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    • john another says:

      Exactly… And no one seems to mention that.

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  16. 300 says:

    Tomorrows headlines : Assnage commits suicide, shoots self in the back of the head twice with a nail gun.

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  17. TonyE says:

    Rohrabacher is a very good guy. WTH called him a “friend of Russia”?

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    • Greg1 says:

      “Russia Russia Russia Russia Russia Russia
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      —Main Stream Media—

      Anything to taint something that could destroy the MSM narrative and be beneficial to Trump.

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    • amanda4321 says:

      Yes, I’m assuming that his meeting with Assange was why TPTB made sure he lost his election.

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    • johnnybiface says:

      That is a really weird meme. If it is true why is it an apposition to most every mention of his name? I consider it fair to say that those who use that meme that they use that as a smear to discredit his position and that they come from a disingenuous position.

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  18. Carrie says:

    Even the DNC judgement confirms that Assange had the information before Guccifer 2.

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  19. Carrie says:

    Gotta hand it to Judicial Watch- they really do look for EVERYTHING (don’t mind looking at Tom either..)
    Seth Rich was even mentioned in t he Strozk-Page emails!

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  20. Komrade Retslag says:

    There is additional witness evidence that Wikileaks got the DNC emails from an insider and not the Russians.

    Ed Butowsky claimed Ellen Ratner contacted him about her meeting with Assange in the Fall 2016. She met six hours with Assange and he told her that Seth Rich and his brother Aaron were resonsible for releasing DNC emails to Wikileaks. This is per a CTH article and reference to a lawsuit filed by Ed Butowsky.

    The CTH article URL:
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/07/21/important-video-confirms-butowsky-lawsuit-claim-julian-assange-told-ellen-ratner-dnc-emails-received-from-seth-rich-not-a-russian-hack/

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  21. T2020 says:

    Praying for Assange’s safety. He will be allowed to expose the corruption and it will be a glorious day. Block all Democrat flights out of DC. 😁👍🏻

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  22. brace1272 says:

    https://www.rohrabacher.com/news

    My Meeting with Julian Assange
    2/19/20208 Comments

    ​There is a lot of misinformation floating out there regarding my meeting with Julian Assange so let me provide some clarity on the matter:

    At no time did I talk to President Trump about Julian Assange. Likewise, I was not directed by Trump or anyone else connected with him to meet with Julian Assange. I was on my own fact finding mission at personal expense to find out information I thought was important to our country. I was shocked to find out that no other member of Congress had taken the time in their official or unofficial capacity to interview Julian Assange. At no time did I offer Julian Assange anything from the President because I had not spoken with the President about this issue at all. However, when speaking with Julian Assange, I told him that if he could provide me information and evidence about who actually gave him the DNC emails, I would then call on President Trump to pardon him. At no time did I offer a deal made by the President, nor did I say I was representing the President. Upon my return, I spoke briefly with Gen. Kelly. I told him that Julian Assange would provide information about the purloined DNC emails in exchange for a pardon. No one followed up with me including Gen. Kelly and that was the last discussion I had on this subject with anyone representing Trump or in his Administration.

    Even though I wasn’t successful in getting this message through to the President I still call on him to pardon Julian Assange, who is the true whistleblower of our time. Finally, we are all holding our breath waiting for an honest investigation into the murder of Seth Rich.

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  23. Richie says:

    Go Get em Trump:

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  24. Porfiria says:

    The purported pardon has to be a fake, if the pardon is for truthtelling. NO, the pardon is to get Julian Assange out of the clutches of these evil demons we no so clearly see will stop at nothing to remove Trump. Beware! The press will now weaponize “The Pardon,” whether it be for Julian Assange, Gen. Michael Flynn, or Roger Stone.

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  25. TheUnknownPatriot says:

    There was a news report during the election that there was a glitch with the DNC database that allowed someone from Bernie’s campaign to access the Clinton campaign’s database of potential voters. Did the same glitch allowed someone from Bernie’s campaign to access the emails that were leaked? Not sure about the dates though. This was reported in December of 2015.

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    • After the 2015 “incident” the DNC hired, wait for it- Crowdstrike, to review and secure their systems.

      Which means that Crowdstrike (aka FBI contractor) was already in the DNC system as of December 2015.

      This suggests
      A) Crowdstrike installed a backdoor so that Clinton could spy on Sanders,
      or
      B) Crowdstrike installed backdoors so that the FBI could spy on Clinton & Sanders
      or
      C) Somebody at the DNC FOUND the Crowdstrike back doors

      This would explain why Crowdstrike advised the DNC to “leave the hackers in the system” for almost 30 days, AND why the Ukrainian malware Crowdstrike found on the DNC servers was not compiled until AFTER the DNC emails were stolen-

      If the custom DNC malware from the Ukrainian hacker “The Profexor” was ordered by Crowdstrike to cover up their mistakes. This wouldn’t be the first time a computer security company is caught/accused of creating a fake malware to help sell their products.

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    • Komrade Retslag says:

      According to various accounts, Seth Rich’s job at the DNC was involved with “voter expansion.”
      This is a quote from the goodmorningamerica.com on March 15, 2018, and written by Michael Del Moro and Catherine Thorbecke: “At the time of his death, the 27-year-old worked as a voter-expansion data director for the DNC.”

      Here is the link:
      https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/news/story/slain-dnc-staffer-murdered-retracted-fox-news-story-53758753

      Donna Brazile also claimed: ” I didn’t bring him into the DNC, but I helped keep him there working on voting rights.”

      Other internet articles claim that Seth Rich had very good computer skills. So it seems that he likely had access to the DNC servers to work with voter databases.

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      • zekness says:

        seth rick and is brother presented several pseudonyms well before the DNC “exploit” on several platforms. Not only were both of these two people very active on those platforms but the nature of the content and direct discussion highlights the credentials needs for some fairly good opsec. They leave the reservation for extended periods in TOR…but some of those nodes were later determined to be “fouled” by poor config. It’s likely the IC were tracking them….but then a few days after some very special comments are made, its obvious they start doing something very different and pack up and leave the TOR sites.

        It doesn’t take much imagination to understand these two had reached out for support. It was well known at the time that various members of anonymous were actively supporting the work of wikileaks ..in both ideology and in mission. It’s likely Seth and his brother were provided some additional security instructions and some assistance in exfiltrating the system localling…These were no russian assets, but they certainly are not what you would call pro-US-Government. It sort of comes with the territory….the elite hackers in anonymous have a pretty hard core agenda towards the state..specifically the officials who achieved the surveillance state and used it for purely partisan and financial gain..and of course to create the endless wars…it would not be entirely credible to consider these people pro-american partiots…quite a few of them are toxic to ANY american foreign policy. I am sure Seth found these people more than willing to help out…

        Seth likely installed some malware created by some of these people…and these same people likely used multiple spoofs to conceal how the attack happened and also to leave cookie crumbs on the network to fake attribution…the irony is that while the hack was successful and happened at a local level..and not remotely..the fact that they used a remote command and control server spook for mis-direciton served to create the very thing they likely never truly considered as a risk…that the fake attribution would be accepted by the IC….seth gets some bullets…the DNC implodes….trump gets elected….the IC ramps up an attempted coup…and tensions between the us and russia got to blows not seen in decades! I doubt they considered the after-math …but here we are.

        seth was quite capable and motivated and had access to pull this off…the timeline fits where all other IC “assessments” have holes so large you could drive a cruise liner through…sideways.

        Seth used some cutouts to get the data to wikileaks…it was a human “mixer” strategy…to make links limited for both him and the nature of the local hack…and also to provide the necessary layers of firewall between him as a source and wikileaks. This was a rather sophisticated operation (at the time)….

        Assange does “know” who the source is…but more importantly he KNOWS FOR A FACT this was not a russia/fsb/gru source at all.

        Assange is not going to provide that…because in doing so, he reveals the entire operation top down, not just on that case, but every single one prior to it. This would be a death blow to many people. Remember, wikileaks doesn’t ONLY publish the sins of the US government. WL has published some pretty serious material to nation-states and individuals who would pay handsomely to know what the source was for the DNC hack…from there, they can piece together how to reach and say howdy and aloha to just about every person involved in one way or another (and their families) in former leaks/hacks. this is very dangerous…this isn’t just about assange…trump and the hillary….

        and assange has created a system that gives him not merely the plausible deniability for knowing all of it…but has created a network of people who “share” source collection and review. Some of these people helped seth. directly.

        is assange were to go full combat and reveal even a little bit, the risk is grave to these people and having court justice would be the least of their worries.

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  26. The New York Times report in 2017 that Ukraine had several servers involving the origins of the phishing emails targeting the DNC in 2016, e.g. Podesta?
    NEW YORK TIMES In Ukraine, a Malware Expert Who Could Blow the Whistle on Russian Hacking By Andrew E. Kramer and Andrew Higgins Aug. 16, 2017 KIEV, Ukraine
    … Ukrainian officials, … have been quietly cooperating with American investigators to try to figure out who stands behind all the disguises… Ukraine’s Cyber Police have also provided the F.B.I. with copies of server hard drives showing the possible origins of some phishing emails targeting the Democratic Party during the election. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/16/world/europe/russia-ukraine-malware-hacking-witness.html

    Note DRIVES plural.

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    • Doppler says:

      I had missed that NYT piece before. Is there anything in the story (behind paywall) that explains how the Ukrainians got the server(s)? whether they are hard or mirror images?

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      • “I had missed that NYT piece before. Is there anything in the story
        (behind paywall)
        that explains how the Ukrainians got the server(s)? whether they are hard or mirror images?”

        #1 Nope, just a mention that the Ukrainians had multiple hard drives, exposing the origins of phishing emails. (Which is more than enough for Trump to send Rudy over, and more than explains the Democratic/Media freak out.

        #2 (Cue up “The Matrix” – Oracle voice – Remember “There is no spoon…?”
        Well – “There is no paywall; the only paywall at the NYT is the one you create….”
        Load the NYT page. Press F5, quickly press [Ctrl-a], and then quickly press [Ctrl-c].
        Open word pad and hit [Ctrl-v} to paste and read the NYT story.
        -“There is no paywall.”

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  27. Daniel Fruth says:

    This has blistered my backside from day one. It has been proven many times (Bill Binney) that it was NOT a hack but an inside job….And no lawmakers have interviewed Assange ?……I am beginning to think both sides of the aisle are in on the coup, and all the posturing is just theater.

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  28. Daniel Fruth says:

    This has blistered my backside from day one. It has been proven many times (Bill Binney) that it was NOT a hack but an inside job….And no lawmakers have interviewed Assange ?……I am beginning to think both sides of the aisle are in on the coup, and all the posturing is just theater.

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    • patti says:

      Daniel

      SA whistleblower Bill Binney told then-C.I.A. chief Mike Pompeo there was no Russia Hack at the DNC. Three years later, Mike Pompeo is still sitting on that crucial piece of information.

      From the article:“Bill Binney, a 32 year National Security Agency expert, has made a sworn declaration that Wiki-leaks did not receive stolen data from the Russian government, intrinsic metadata shows that the data in question was put on a thumb drive and physically taken from the DNC.”
      Binney has been open about his expertise and his point of view on the reason for the Deep State Spying. He said it was to give Clapper and Brennan “power and influence”.

      Binney alleges that the C.I.A. and the N.S.A. are both complicit in the spying on the Trump campaign, and seems to hint that Pompeo’s hesitance at uncovering the lack of the Russia Hack might have something to do with Pompeo’s former role as top dog at the Central Intelligence Agency.

      If Pompeo were to bring light to the fact that there was no Russia Hack, the U.S. Federal Government would be faced with diving to the bottom of the Guccifer2 program and the alleged U.S. complicity in creating the entire Russia Hoax narrative.

      https://nationalfile.com/pompeo-knows-there-was-no-russian-hack-two-years-later-hes-still-quiet-about-it-why/

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      • Daniel Fruth says:

        Patti
        Thanks for the good intel…..And I think with this latest truth from you, I’m done listening to these drug-store cowboys who claim they are seeking justice, when the truth has been put in their hand and they refuse to do anything with it!!!
        I’ve wasted too much time as it is watching all the hearings and blow-back from a bunch of DC carpet baggers.
        Politics is show business for ugly people!

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  29. JohnCasper says:

    Part of me would understand if the Russians lost patience and just nuked us, given all the lies “we” tell about them and keep telling about them. This pretty much matches all the lies the Nazis told about Jews. But then, the “Deep State” and its lackey are much the same after all.

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    • zekness says:

      russia has no reasons or advantages nuking anyone…and neither does the US..

      small wars…small conflict…these are the money makers.

      nukes kind of spoil the rich kids plans to continue upgrading exotic cars in the garage over their lifetimes.

      who wants that?

      nukes will never be used….tactical in very specific limited narrow events…probably yes, ..almost inevitable.

      but full scale…nope…the stakes are just too high and the irony is that putin as the the world’s most wealthy person (he is), has the most to lose in such an event.

      my hope with this entire charade is that the US can stabliize and gain some sanity and sit down with russia and learn how to work together for mutual interest and put some much needed pressure on china to roll back its sickening corruption and growing threat…that’s really the end game.. three super powers armed to the teeth is not going to end well, until there are some serious foreign policy and trade actions between russia and the US…Should that happen, places a much higher burden on china to reform.

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  30. BuckNutGuy says:

    Seth Rich is unavailable for comment. He’s out of town with Mary Jo Koepechne.

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  31. Boots says:

    “….if the WikiLeaks chief agreed to say that Russia was not involved in hacking emails…”
    —-
    Sundance, can you find docs that prove/disprove this wild claim? It’s impossible to imagine or believe Trump would ever make such a proposal. It’d be eternally satisfying if this outrageous claim could be positively refuted.

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    • Boots says:

      Never mind. It’s already explained in the post. Please excuse my error.

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    • CM-TX says:

      (See my post further down Re. specifics).

      SD had posted an impromptu Presser (way back) that documents when PDJT first learned about Rohrabacher meeting with Assange.

      A Reporter asked him very specific questions that initially brought it to his attention.
      This was well AFTER Roh had met with Assange.

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  32. Genie says:

    It is interesting that Assange, Steele, and Deripaska all have a common attorney, Adam Waldman, who is friendly with slippery Senator Warner.

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/manaforts-deripaska-connections-and-waldmans-role-in-the-assange-negotiations_2727020.html

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  33. JohnCasper says:

    Julian Assange, even what’s left of him, would make a much better FBI Director than Wray. And probably a better AG than Barr. Sad but true.

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  34. Spurwing Plover says:

    Its just like the M.S. Media to Jump on the Bandwagon without looking for hidden pitchforks

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  35. saywhat64 says:

    Why am I not surprised the Chief of Staff, General Kelly may NOT have relayed Rohrobacher’s message…

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  36. Bogeyfree says:

    Hey Lou Dobbs,

    How about a tweet from you so the President can retweet it, saying something like……..

    Since Assange is a first hand, fact witness to a crime that is central to the Mueller Report and the left’s claim of Russia Collusion, shouldn’t everybody be asking Barr or Durham have they deposed Jullian Assange yet on how he truly got the DNC emails??

    Seems like this would be a pretty important piece of evidence and information if one is looking for the truth, right??

    Bottom line we need someone to tweet this so PT can retweet without hurting Barr’s feelings.

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  37. iwasthere says:

    Dear Josh Hawley: Please propose a “truth commission” at this point – wherein full disclosure gets you an immunity deal. Take it out of the DOJ (discretionary) hands – make people come forward.

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    • OWTOLUNCH says:

      Truth Commission …..Could use a shock collar.. Change the labels on the buttons.

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      • old45model says:

        OTL, I am still in love with vice grips. Across knuckles, they could turn out to be be very persuasive – with the added bonus that the mangled, stiffened fingers would be a dead giveaway to any observer.

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  38. dwpender says:

    I would suggest caution in accepting anything Assange might say about the source(s) who provided the DNC and Podesta documents Wikileaks published.

    During the time when the documents were obtained, Assange was closeted in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. Surely GCHQ and/or other British intelligecne would have been reading/listening to any Assange conversation via the internet or phone of any kind. I also suspect they had pulse transmitters or other listening devices covering every inch of the Embassy where Assange might meet a guest to converse. Assange’s only potential secure access to anything would have been via hand-delivered drives, which he then viewed on a non-internet-connected machine.

    Assange cannot possibly have any personal knowledge about who gave Wikileaks the documents.
    Anything he knows is hearsay, and he (and his direct informant) would need to “out” every Wikileaks operative in the chain of transmission to get back to whoever actually received the documents. Anyone really believe he would do this? Or that all the operatives could be located, and that the one(s) with personal knowledge would confirm the details of receipt?

    Even if the persons(s) who received the documents on Wikileaks’ behalf would testify, how would they know whether the person(s) delivering the documents were working on behalf of a foreign government?

    The Russians may have “purloined” the DNC and Podesta materials in one way or another (e.g., a DNC insider could have been wittingly or unwittingly acting on their behalf), and transmitted the documents through intermediaries to Wikileaks without disclosing their role.

    I’m not taking a position on whether the Russians were involved in obtaining the documents Wikileaks published. Whether they were or weren’t, the entire Spygate operation was an elaborate criminal enterprise warranting numerous indictment. Let’s not get bogged down in throwing our arms around Assange.

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  39. grumpyqs says:

    I would hope that our POTUS Trump would have discussed the Assange matter with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth during his visit last year. We all need Assange.

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  40. Val says:

    From Bernie Bro Glenn Greenwald

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  41. CM-TX says:

    Remember when PDJT first learned that Rohrabacher had met with Assange? I do… It was during a impromptu Presser (before it was a regular thing), as PDJT was leaving/going somewhere.

    Some Reporter asked him if he knew Roh had met with Assange, & whether Trump knew that Roh had been trying to contact him to discuss? The reporter also mentioned that Roh was having difficulty reaching him.

    PDJT seemed genuinely surprised by this, saying he had no idea about either issue.

    The reporter then asked if he’d be willing to meet with Roh, & hear what he had to say? To which PDJT said yes, he would.

    I recall this exchange b/c at that point, I was already convinced information was being filtered from Trump. I also didn’t trust Gen. Kelley, & suspected he was a BIG part of the reason why.

    That particular dialogue, sealed Kelley’s fate as a total scumbag for me!
    On seeing Roh’s current statement, I’m glad I wasn’t wrong in my condemnation– having posted it back at that time.

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    • saywhat64 says:

      becoming clear there was a concerted effort to keep Trump out of the loop and unaware
      of Assange and Roh’s meeting. What else did Kelly hide and/or misrepresent to Trump?.

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    • amanda4321 says:

      Interesting–thanks for this, I must have missed this exchange between Trump and a reporter (kind of surprised there was actually a reporter on top of this)

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      • CM-TX says:

        I was also impressed with that real journalism on display. Rare then, or since.

        I have no idea who that Reporter was, but it seemed like he had been tasked (maybe by Roh?) to get the message across.

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  42. CrowdStrike 3!!!

    https://www.realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2019/07/05/crowdstrikeout_muellers_own_report_undercuts_its_core_russia-meddling_claims.html

    “ The report claims that the interference operation occurred “principally” on two fronts: Russian military intelligence officers hacked and leaked embarrassing Democratic Party documents, and a government-linked troll farm orchestrated a sophisticated and far-reaching social media campaign that denigrated Hillary Clinton and promoted Trump.

    But a close examination of the report shows that none of those headline assertions are supported by the report’s evidence or other publicly available sources. They are further undercut by investigative shortcomings and the conflicts of interest of key players involved:

    The report uses qualified and vague language to describe key events, indicating that Mueller and his investigators do not actually know for certain whether Russian intelligence officers stole Democratic Party emails, or how those emails were transferred to WikiLeaks.
    The report’s timeline of events appears to defy logic. According to its narrative, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange announced the publication of Democratic Party emails not only before he received the documents but before he even communicated with the source that provided them.
    There is strong reason to doubt Mueller’s suggestion that an alleged Russian cutout called Guccifer 2.0 supplied the stolen emails to Assange.
    Mueller’s decision not to interview Assange – a central figure who claims Russia was not behind the hack – suggests an unwillingness to explore avenues of evidence on fundamental questions.
    U.S. intelligence officials cannot make definitive conclusions about the hacking of the Democratic National Committee computer servers because they did not analyze those servers themselves. Instead, they relied on the forensics of CrowdStrike, a private contractor for the DNC that was not a neutral party, much as “Russian dossier” compiler Christopher Steele, also a DNC contractor, was not a neutral party. This puts two Democrat-hired contractors squarely behind underlying allegations in the affair – a key circumstance that Mueller ignores.
    Further, the government allowed CrowdStrike and the Democratic Party’s legal counsel to submit redacted records, meaning CrowdStrike and not the government decided what could be revealed or not regarding evidence of hacking.
    Mueller’s report conspicuously does not allege that the Russian government carried out the social media campaign. Instead it blames, as Mueller said in his closing remarks, “a private Russian entity” known as the Internet Research Agency (IRA).
    Mueller also falls far short of proving that the Russian social campaign was sophisticated, or even more than minimally related to the 2016 election. As with the collusion and Russian hacking allegations, Democratic officials had a central and overlooked hand in generating the alarm about Russian social media activity.
    John Brennan, then director of the CIA, played a seminal and overlooked role in all facets of what became Mueller’s investigation: the suspicions that triggered the initial collusion probe; the allegations of Russian interference; and the intelligence assessment that purported to validate the interference allegations that Brennan himself helped generate. Yet Brennan has since revealed himself to be, like CrowdStrike and Steele, hardly a neutral party — in fact a partisan with a deep animus toward Trump.”

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  43. Carrie says:

    Wow! Was the FBI investigation into Seth Rich quashed by Strozk? Judicial Watch is asking for more emails…

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  44. Ellis says:

    Hmmm, now this puts Crowdstrike back in the news. Assange already told everyone it was not the Russians. Desperate times indeed for the left and the activist press who enabled the attempted coup.

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  45. Sundance is correct.

    If Barr and Durham are serious, Assange would be witness #1, 2 and 3.

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  46. Matthew LeBlanc says:

    Thank you for writing this.

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  47. Brian Carey says:

    Assange is an Australian, I’ve never understood how he could be subject to US jurisdiction in the first place. In any event, it’s common knowledge (at least at CTH) there was no Russian hack of the DNC. Bill Binney came to that conclusion years ago. Speaking of whistleblowers, whatever happened to Dennis Montgomery and the 47 hard drives? The ‘scandal free’ Obama administration seems to be Bill Barr’s problem now. Come on BagPipes, clean house!

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    • OhNoYouDont says:

      Vault 7 is a series of documents that WikiLeaks began to publish on 7 March 2017, that detail activities and capabilities of the United States’ Central Intelligence Agency to perform electronic surveillance and cyber warfare.

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    • old45model says:

      BC, you don’t suppose that Oz, being part of 5 eyes – coupled with the fact that Downer was Oz High Commissioner in UK – there might be more than 1 or 2 people who would be quite happy to see the extradition to the U.S.?

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      • zekness says:

        USG will likely drop the espionage charge to clear that hurdle. (I’ll get back to this down below)

        USG could likewise re-constitute espionage charge once assange is in US custody…UK would arm wave and cry foul, but that’s all the action they have at that point. Meaningless to assange’s protection against a death penalty. Furthermore, the likelihood that assange is actually given a death penalty is near zero to be a rounding error to it. But certainly a sentence long enough to see the rest of his life inside the slammer.

        * USG is NOT going to extradite assange. They will play this court battle for extradition as long as possible…years…perhaps decades. Today we will know if assange hearing produces what the USG has ifluenced UK justice: that the absconding order is continued. He will be held indefinitely pending the matter of extradition. It’s going to happen. He will be held. However, over time, this order will be subject eventually to scrutiny. Over time, that order will be appealed .successfully one way or another. So when that happens, USG will immediately convene a quick agreement with UK justice to hand him over immediately so he does not see free air. (this is likely already worked out). And then USG will hold him indefinitely here in the US jail, without bond, pending trial…which will also achieve the effect of not permitting him access to the public or independent investigators. But there are risks for this as well. Eventually, assange is going to have even a brief time to represent himself and to access the public. Whether that happens in the UK or the US, enevitably assange is going to have “his day(S)”.

        all of this subject to how serious his health condition erodes. I think it’s clear the man is likely to go quiet rather sooner than later.

        but the story, and the mission and the truth will survive. That will be achieved.

        What the american citizen does with this knowledge…I guess I will just have to place my trust that democracy still functions..that the people do act on their natural powers.

        we shall see.

        the death of assange is going to trigger a rather massive effort the likes of which has not been observed. the penalties will be brutal. we will learn how faithful even our so called leadership is to the truth.

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