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    Former Technical Director of the US National Security Agency and intelligence whistleblower Bill Binney

    Former NSA Officer William Binney: CIA Lying About Russians Hacking DNC

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    Whistleblower William Binney, a former National Security Agency official, is speaking out against the Central Intelligence Agency’s claims that Russia hacked the Democratic Party.

    Binney, a cryptanalyst-mathematician and a Russia specialist at one point during his 30 years with the NSA, is a signatory of an open letter released Monday from six retired intelligence officials, calling themselves the “Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity,” who assert that the allegations that Russia hacked the Democratic National Committee (DNC) are baseless.

    “The evidence that should be there is absent; otherwise, it would surely be brought forward, since this could be done without any danger to sources and methods,” the letter stated. “Thus, we conclude that the emails were leaked by an insider – as was the case with Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning. Such an insider could be anyone in a government department or agency with access to NSA databases, or perhaps someone within the DNC.”

    In an in-depth interview on Radio Sputnik’s Loud & Clear, Binney details points clarifying that the WikiLeaks email releases are not hacks at all, but actually insider leaks.

    “In order to get to the servers, they [hackers] would have to come across the network and go into the servers, penetrate them, and then extract data out of the servers and bring it back across the network,” Binney explained. “If it were the Russians, it would then go to Russia, and it would have to go from there across the network again to get to WikiLeaks.”

    Binney explained that “anything doing that would be picked up by the NSA’s vast surveillance system, both in terms of collecting the data as it transits the fiber optics inside the US, as well as internationally.”

    The retired intelligence analyst also noted that traceroute packets are embedded in hundreds of switchers around the world, and that email messages are easily traced.

    “With all the billions of dollars we spend on this collection access system that the NSA has, there’s no way that could have missed all the packets being transferred from those servers to the Russians,” Binney said. “I mean, they should know exactly how and when those packets left those servers and went to the Russians, and where specifically in Russia it went. There’s no excuse for not knowing that.”

    If it was a hack, Binney reveals, the NSA would know who the sender and recipients of the data are, thanks to mass internet surveillance programs. The intelligence apparatus does not depend on “circumstantial evidence,” as has been reported.

    “My point is really pretty simple. There should be no guessing here at all, they should be able to show the traceroutes of all the packets, or some of them anyways, going to the Russians and then from the Russians to WikiLeaks,” Binney explained. “There is no excuse for not being able to do that — and that would be the basic evidence to prove it. Otherwise, it could be any hacker in the world, or any other government in the world, who knows.”

    Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern also signed the letter, and has been outspoken about his disbelief that the information came from a Russian hack — or that the breach was, indeed, a hack.

    “Today they are talking about having ‘overwhelming circumstantial evidence.’ Now we have overwhelming technical evidence. We have the former technical director of the National Security Agency that tells us that this is really just drivel,” McGovern previously told Radio Sputnik. “This is really just an operation to blacken the Russians and to blame the defeat of Hillary Clinton on the Russians.”

    On Monday, Sputnik reported that former CIA officer and current executive director of the Council for the National Interest, Philip Giraldi, has come to the same conclusion as Binney and McGovern.

    “If the intelligence community is nevertheless claiming that they know enough to conclude that it was directed from the top levels of the Russian government, then they should be able to produce documentary or other evidence of officials’ ordering the operation to take place,” Giraldi wrote. “Do they have that kind of information? It is clear that they do not, in spite of their assertion of ‘high confidence,’ and there is a suggestion by Republican Rep. Devin Nunes, a persistent critic of Russian spying who is on the House Intelligence Committee, that the information they do have consists of innuendo and is largely circumstantial.”


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    • choticastile
      These looney's want to kill two birds with one stone-- maybe even three--

      Firstly-- Absolutely the Donald must GO! They want their NWO!
      Secondly-- Russia must be destroyed!-- They want their NWO!
      Thirdly-- Assad must go and Syria terrorised into another Libya! -- Then they believe they'll have their NWO!

      What will happen?
      Russia & China??? Dunno.
      However, I genuinely think that Civil War will happen in America if the US President Elect is thrown out!
      The CIA's ungodly plotting is taking the USA to the lowest ebb ever!

      May God give Americans the courage to withstand and triumph against the vicious onslaught from within!

      Article below and other articles on Global Research are must reads-- in my opinion:-)

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      Darrell R
      The trouble with these so called intelligence reports is they want their reporting to fit the current administration agenda. Bush wanted war in Iraq so the CIA gave him the reports he wanted. They also want to reinforce this by playing to the MSM.

      Right now we have a lame duck administration that wants to smear the Russians in anyway they can, with congress, the MSM, and the people, in attempt to gain support for any new policies designed to make it as difficult as possible for the new administration that wants a transition to a more Russian friendly environment.

      This whole thing has been quite convenient for them because the current administration enjoys the support from the largely liberal media. But all this will backfire on the CIA the current administration and the imploding MSM because people aren't buying it.

      The last couple of years have been a dream for the BS artist, but sooner or later the truth comes out and the lifestyle of these BS artists is about to change.
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