How did Putin steal the US Presidency from Hilary Clinton? The short answer is ‘We don’t know.”
The more nuanced answer is that ‘we do know’ because a ‘private internet security company’, in California, has detected traces of what he calls a Russian hacking group busting into the DNC server and stealing email. He also detected ‘Russian’ hacking in an attempt, he claims, to make electronic voting machines on Illinois register a different vote than was entered. And then there is the Wikileaks ‘dump’ of email relating to Hilary Clinton on a number of different issues – released shortly before the vote. Along with what is claimed to be a constant barrage of ‘false news’ written in Moscow and published in US media, there is, according to a 12 page Security report on the subject, a clear and present indication that Putin has been personally doing the ‘hokey pokey’ with America.
This has been maintained as the fundamental understanding of ‘what’s up’ and has been further extended and expanded to an investigation that Trump was in cahoots, or was possibly even being blackmailed over some micturating prostitutes, with or by Moscow to gain the throne and then sell America down the proverbial (or in Bennie Arnold’s case the Hudson) river.
A meeting with the Russians this weekend past has provided the latest grist for that mill and US media has been ‘chunnering’ that Trump blabbed the ‘down and dirty’ on some very tip-top secret US ‘intel’ about an ISIS plan to change civilization.
It just so happened that the same day this story broke – so did another – a report on the mysterious death of a Democratic Party IT worker called Seth Rich. Rich was found, dying of two bullet wounds, on a Washington street early last year. His death, ascribed by police to a botched robbery in which Rich was not robbed, has been investigated by a man hired by the Rich’s family. That investigator is now claiming to have been told, by police and FBI contacts, that Rich’s laptop, sequestered by police as part of their investigation. reveals details of possible contacts, over a period of time, between Rich and Wikileaks. There has long been a ‘counter story’ to the ‘Putinic plot’ to ‘bolshoi’ America, that someone inside the Democratic Party may have been releasing their communications – John Podesta’s email indicted he was of that opinion. We know for fact that much of the damaging information about Clinton, released late in the campaign and which caused the FBI to announce “an investigation” – was released by the NYPD after they seized a laptop belonging to Jeffrey Wiener (‘see Jeff’s dick’ fame) – the husband of Clinton’s personal assistant Huma Abedin – and on which they found an amount of Clinton/ Democratic party material.
An upcoming release of further information , it was claimed , would detail some of this contact with Wikileaks. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange went on record to talk about this slaying and while making no admissions that Rich was his source, nonetheless offered a reward for information leading to the arrest of Rich’s killer.
If any of this is correct it could indicate that the conventional wisdom governing America, its government and its foreign policy in regard to Russia is, essentially, like the WMDs of the BushCo era, another load of bunkum and hooey causing great destruction and accomplishing little or nothing.
This story is well detailed on Mnar Muhwesh’s alternitive news site ‘Mint Press’.