Bloomberg columnist suggests second look at Russia ‘hacking’ claims

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A Bloomberg columnist is raising questions about ‘hacking’ claims, sourcing his information to a group named Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS).

The group has been right before and wrong before, but on the Russia ‘matter’ (to borrow a term from former Attorney General Loretta Lynch), they make sense.

Here’s why. 

After the election, we witnessed a complete meltdown by Democrats. First there was the Jill Stein (pointless) recount. There were multiple calls to do away with the Electoral College on the basis of Hillary Clinton’s popular vote win. She did win the popular vote. In 19 US states. President Donald Trump won it in 30 US states. The two candidates split districts in Maine. Clinton’s win in California comprised the largest plurality of popular votes, and doing away with the EC would ensure Democrats would probably win presidential elections in perpetuity because California and New York will always vote for the socialist. As the Russia meme came into play, I wasn’t surprised at another attempt to disenfranchise voters in those 30 US states. I was surprised at omissions by media.

As I’ve written before, Russia had no better enabler than former president Barack Obama and Mrs. Clinton.  Multiple articles on that topic are archived here at Day on the Day.

The ex-spooks at VIPS have largely been ignored by most national branded media. According to VIPS, what media have depicted as a ‘hack’ is not likely a hack but a leak. In other words, just like the soldier Obama pardoned despite the fact the soldier leaked tons of sensitive and classified material while our country was at war, it appears someone leaked files from Democrats’ national committee then headed by current Florida congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Shultz.

VIPS noted the large quantity of data that would have been transferred in an actual hack—1,976 MB of data “in just 87 seconds.” Thus:

“Downloading such files this quickly over the internet, especially over a VPN (most hackers would use one), would have been all but impossible…”

Then there is this:

“[T]he content of the Guccifer files was at some point cut and pasted into Microsoft Word templates that used the Russian language.”

So did Russia really hack or did the files get leaked? Did the perp set Russia up by using those templates?

We may never know because Democrats will continue to go after Trump and some Republicans, mostly old-timers who should have retired long ago, will do the same.

The Bloomberg analysis is well worth a read.

We deserve the truth, but we may never get it. Look how long it took for media and historians to tell us the truth about the lie that led to the loss of approximately 60,000 US troops in Vietnam.

The Bloomberg columnist notes VIPS was right about Iraq, but few paid heed. After all, the US government had Iraq in its sights before President George W. Bush took office amid a climate very similar to the political climate existing now. Bush’s mistake was trusting Clinton’s policy on Iraq after Clinton made regime change there official policy by his Iraq Liberation Act of 1998.

Bush the 2nd rarely refuted media; he appeased them. But we must admit if Bush the 2nd lied about Iraq so did his predecessor Mr. Clinton.

If you look at a list of VIPS’ publications, it’s obvious the group aren’t Republican activists. Quite the contrary, they seem to tilt left.

So why is no one listening to them and asking questions?

Meanwhile, amid a barrage of controversies, former DNC chair Wasserman Shultz is eagerly pushing climate change, a false term for the real object carbon emissions, and faulting Republicans for not fixing the PPACA tax bill (Obamacare) Democrats erected without reading (and after top guru Jonathan Gruber confirmed US voters are “stupid” and that’s why they had to lie to pass the bill).

VIPS’ findings warrant more attention. Leftist media won’t give it coverage, so it’s up to the rest of us to try.

At present, the DNC and Wasserman Shultz are being sued for fraud. Not by Republicans, but by “150 Democratic voters and donors…accusing their party and Wasserman Schultz of breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, unjust enrichment, and negligent misrepresentation for secretly helping Clinton get the presidential nomination over Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.”

Most branded media are ignoring that story too.

(Commentary by Kay B. Day/Aug. 11, 2017)

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About Kay Day

Kay B. Day is a freelance writer who has published in national and international magazines and websites. The author of 3 books, her work is anthologized in textbooks and collections. She has won awards for poetry, nonfiction and fiction. Day is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and the Authors Guild.
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