WikiLeaks Latest Data Dump Undermines Case Against Russia Election Hack
WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange, the latter holed up these past four years under threat of arrest in the Equadoran Embassy in London, have done it again.
Although the Deep State hasn't given up. The NY Times,, in its report today on the WikiLeaks documents, also includes the rather lame argument by James Lewis, described as "an expert on cybersecurity at the Center for Strategic and International Studies" (a Washington think-tank closely linked to the US defense and intelligence establishment), that the latest WikiLeaks documents "most likely" were provided not by a "conscience-stricken CIA whistleblower," but rather via another source. Lewis then suggests that:
...a foreign state, most likely Russia, stole the documents by hacking or other means and delivered them to WikiLeaks, which may not know how they were obtained."
Lewis gives no real explanation as to why a Russian hack would be "more likely" than a whistle-blowing CIA employee or contractor to be the source of the leaked documents provided to WikiLeaks, but the Times and its intelligence establishment sources are putting that alternative out there anyhow, clearly in an effort to keep the crumbling anti-Russia campaign afloat.
It will be interesting to see how far the McCarthyite campaign to demonize Russia and to damage the Trump presidency by linking it to Russian perfidy will go, given this new information that the CIA was well-equipped to do its hacking work posing as a Russian entity.