CrowdStrike – the forensic investigation firm hired by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to inspect its computer servers in 2016 – admitted to Congressional investigators as early as 2017 that it had no direct evidence of Russian hacking, recently declassified documents show. CrowdStrike’s president Shawn Henry testified, “There’s not evidence that [documents and emails] were actually exfiltrated [from the DNC servers]. There’s circumstantial evidence but no evidence that they were actually exfiltrated.” This was a crucial revelation because the thousand ships of Russiagate launched upon the positive assertion that CrowdStrike had definitely proven a Russian hack. This sworn admission has been hidden
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Last week, the DOJ declassified three footnotes in the Inspector General’s FISA report. They showed the FBI knew Christopher Steele had associations with shady Russian oligarchs and that somebody — whose identity is redacted — suggested in 2017 that parts of the dossier may have included Russian disinformation. Some responded as if the footnotes revealed Vladimir Putin and not an FBI-CIA-Clinton conspiracy was responsible for the ridiculous machinations of Russiagate. National Review editor Rich Lowry was especially over-the-top, even managing by passive-aggressive link to turn the disclosures into a criticism of President Trump: In other words, the Kremlin may have
There’s something lousy about putting a man in prison for how he answered questions in an investigation that was itself a ruse. Roger Stone is going to jail for three years because he got caught in a perjury trap during the Russia probe. Attorney General Bill Barr, though, has appointed U.S. Attorney John Durham to investigate whether the Russia probe was a political operation disguised as law enforcement. Stone’s conviction and that inquiry are irreconcilable. The theory of the Stone case, the trial, and its aftermath certainly make it look like the prosecution was a political hit. Stone had been
President Trump’s poll numbers nudged upward even as he faced impeachment for calling on Ukraine’s president to investigate his country’s ties with prominent Democrats and election interference. The same arbiters of smart who fell for the Russian collusion hoax could not explain how this was possible. They resorted, as always, to condescension. “Trump supporters are in a cult,” remains the prevailing narrative. Too stupid to understand the onion layers being methodically peeled back by the “brilliant” Adam Schiff, the huddled masses dismissed the entire enterprise as a witch hunt, because the President told them so on Twitter. Except maybe the