Use these simple Q&A to debunk Trump-Russia conspiracy in two minutes!
Has there been any evidence shown to prove that Russia “hacked the election“? NO! (just allegations have been made using this vague and silly phrase)
Did the intelligence agency ever say that Russia hacked John Podesta’s emails? NO! (the final report doesn’t even mention Podesta once) (Link to official DNI report)
How can the “Russia hacked DNC” claim be summarized? “Claims based on a computer malware (virus) that is freely available on the internet.” Basically, anyone could have used that malware to hack DNC.
If you want to know how hard it is to catch or even identify hackers, look at how both NSA and CIA have been hacked in the last year. Yes, NSA got hacked last year by a group called Shadow Brokers. To add insult to the injury, the hackers stole NSA’s hacking tools, and have been periodically releasing NSA’s hacking tools. After 9 months, we still don’t have a clue who these hackers are.
Then there is the case of CIA being hacked and many of its spying tools released to WikiLeaks. Again, the CIA has no idea who did it.
Were the U.S. Intelligence agencies 100% certain that Russia hacked DNC? NO! The DNI used the phrase “High Confidence,” which by their own definition means it is not certain and could be wrong. (Link to official DNI report)
Also note that the CIA used the same phrase – High Confidence – when they fibbed about Iraq’s WMD programs (link)
But did the FBI/CIA/NSA ever analyze the DNC computers? NO! (FBI’s headquarters is just a mile away from the DNC office. If Russia was believed to have hacked DNC, do you really think that FBI/CIA/NSA agents won’t be swarming all over the place?) (Link) Fact is that nobody knew that DNC was hacked until the release of emails by WikiLeaks in June 2016, which was many months after the hacking happened.
So, who analyzed the DNC computers? A private company called CrowdStrike
Did CrowdStrike find definitive proof that Russia did it? NO!! They only claimed that a malware named “X-Agent” was used. However this malware is widely available on the internet. It can be downloaded, reverse-engineered, copied, modified, shared and redeployed again and again by anyone. Thus it is totally ridiculous for CrowdStrike to claim that this malware definitely came from Russian hackers (CrowdStrike even pointed the fingers at specific hackers: code-named “Fancy bear” and “Cozy bear”). (Link)
Also, don’t forget “Vault 7” leaks by WikiLeaks — there are software tools that can deceptively point the fingers at Russia or any other country/hacker. (link)
Is CrowdStrike totally neutral, without any political bias? NO!! This is a company funded by Google and Warburg Pincus, the ultimate Establishment insiders and Clinton supporters. Furthermore, the co-founder of CrowdStrike, Dmitri Alperovitch, is a senior member of NATO think-tank called the Atlantic Council, which is 100% anti-Russian/anti-Putin and is funded by the U.S. State Department. Alperovitch even won an award from Foreign Policy as one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers, along with John Kerry. He is no simple computer nerd! (Wikipedia) (Another Detailed article on this topic)
Furthermore, in March 2017, CrowdStrike had to take back much of its other claim regarding Russia hacking Ukrainian artillery (link). CrowdStrike had originally used this as an evidence to substantiate their DNC hacking story.
So who hacked DNC and John Podesta? There are many possibilities, theories and claims. See my other blog post for discussions. (Link)
Has there been any evidence offered for Trump or his staff colluding with Russia or Russian agents? NO! Just allegations have been made. FBI’s Comey said in March 2017 that investigations have been going on since July 2016. Really? After 9 months of investigation, not a single smoking gun?
- Ex-CIA Director Mike Morell – the guy who wrote an op-ed supporting Hillary Clinton and blasting Donald Trump – said a few days ago that “there is smoke but there is no fire, not even a spark.”
- Another guy, James Clapper, who ran the DNI – combination of FBI, CIA, NSA and 13 other agencies – said on TV that there is no evidence of collusion between Russia and Trump campaign. He is no friend of Trump, either, and he is certainly in the anti-Russia camp. Watch this quick video:
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