"The Kremlin has rejected the hacking accusations, while the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has previously said the DNC leaks were not linked to Russia. A second senior official cited by the Washington Post conceded that intelligence agencies did not have specific proof that the Kremlin was “directing” the hackers, who were said to be one step removed from the Russian government.
Craig Murray, the former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan, who is a close associate of Assange, called the CIA claims “bullshit”, adding: “They are absolutely making it up.”
“I know who leaked them,” Murray said. “I’ve met the person who leaked them, and they are certainly not Russian and it’s an insider. It’s a leak, not a hack; the two are different things.
“If what the CIA are saying is true, and the CIA’s statement refers to people who are known to be linked to the Russian state, they would have arrested someone if it was someone inside the United States.
“America has not been shy about arresting whistleblowers and it’s not been shy about extraditing hackers. They plainly have no knowledge whatsoever.” Craig Murray
David Habakkuk brought this article by Craig Murray to our attention.
A couple of things stand out in it for me:
1. Murray says he knows the supposedly American leaker and implies that this person was motivated by disillusion with the Democrats and the Clintons.
2. Murray says the CIA is spreading the idea that the FBI is conspiring to conceal Russian interference in the 2016 elections.
Well, pilgrims, the notion that the FBI is in league with the Russians is so funny as to reduce me to ROTFL. And furthermore, the belief that the IC agencies are apolitical purveyors of truth arrived from God's lips to their ears is also ridiculous. These agencies are headed by political appointees like John Brennan or by rapaciously ambitious civil servants who live by their wits in the jungle worlds of Washington, London, Paris, Berlin, etc.
In fact the struggle within these agencies by competent and conscientious analysts to speak truth to power is endless. This struggle is often against the bosses themselves. Having been an often dissident boss within this system I assure you that the very highest bosses are often quite willing to lie in order to curry favor with the politicians. In a case in which the CIA's top boss, Brennan, will be departing with Obama ... Well ... pl