Did anti-Clinton intelligence operatives actually carry out the attack?
(INTELLIHUB) — The shocking hack of the Democratic National Committee, which has been largely pinned on Russia, was actually conducted by disgruntled intelligence operatives who wanted to bring down Hillary Clinton, according to former intelligence officer Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Shaffer.
Speaking during an interview with Fox News Sean Hannity, Shaffer revealed his belief, backed up by actual sources within the intelligence community, that both the DNC and Podesta emails hack were carried out by operatives who wanted to expose the widespread corruption of then presidential candidate Clinton.
“Sean, we did it. Not me but our guys, former members of NSA, retired intelligence officers used these tools to break in there and get the information out. That’s what the Democrats don’t want to talk about because it doesn’t fit their narrative,” claimed Shaffer.
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) March 9, 2017
Asked whether or not the hacks were carried out using malware techniques that could have had Russians fingerprints on them and if that means that the entire establishment narrative about the hacks is wrong, Shaffer responded, “That’s right.”
He added, “The evidence is not that the Russians did it, the evidence is that a Russian tool was used, concerned Americans fed up with the Clintons doing things I think were the ones who actually got in there and broke the information out and gave it to Wikileaks.”
Keep in mind the fact that Wikileaks has always maintained that the hacked material did not come from Russia but rather from officials within the United States.
Obviously the claims by Shaffer are shocking to say the least and point to even more questions. If intelligence operatives were targeting Clinton why would they put Russian fingerprints on the hack when that narrative has directly hurt Donald Trump for months? Its possible they either didn’t see the Russian-Trump establishment narrative coming or maybe they simply had to pin the blame somewhere else in order to cover themselves.
Regardless, thanks to the recent Wikileaks Vault 7 release, we now know for a fact that the intelligence community has the tools to conduct covert hacking operations and then blame them on other nations, including the Russian Federation.
“With UMBRAGE and related projects the CIA cannot only increase its total number of attack types but also misdirect attribution by leaving behind the “fingerprints” of the groups that the attack techniques were stolen from,” read the Wikileaks release. “UMBRAGE components cover keyloggers, password collection, webcam capture, data destruction, persistence, privilege escalation, stealth, anti-virus (PSP) avoidance and survey techniques.”
The Wikileaks release continued, “This is analogous to finding the same distinctive knife wound on multiple separate murder victims. The unique wounding style creates suspicion that a single murderer is responsible. As soon one murder in the set is solved then the other murders also find likely attribution.”
Slowly but surely we are starting to see a picture emerge that destroys the very notion that Donald Trump was helped by the Russians despite what the literally hundreds of establishment disinformation reports coming from anonymous deep state officials may claim.
Alex Thomas is an opinion journalist and editor for Intellihub News. He was a founding member of what later became Intellihub.com and an integral part of the team that destroyed the mainstream media blockade on Bilderberg in 2012. You can contact him here.
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