Julian Assange may have the answers to the role Russia played in interfering with the election, the question is, will he be allowed to reveal it.
When it was confirmed that Robert Muller’s highly anticipated report would be released the mainstream media went into hypermode speculating, and spinning what Muller would
convict conclude about President Trump and Russian collusion.
What the fake news had not anticipated was Attorney General William Barr vindicating the president in a letter he wrote to Congress prior to releasing the full report, he said that Mueller “did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated” with Russia — a massive political victory for Trump that lends credence to his long-asserted refrain of “no collusion.”
Mueller also made no determination on whether Trump obstructed justice, according to the summary. But Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who received Mueller’s report, concluded that the special counsel’s evidence was “not sufficient to establish that the President committed an obstruction-of-justice offense.”
As if that news were not bad enough for the Democrats and the failing media outlets that spent two years claiming Trump committed treason and would be impeached and go to prison, they had respectable sources like The Financial Times’ Edward Luce saying on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that the summary’s revelations were “the best day of Trump’s presidency.”
One would think that would end the Russian collusion conspiracy that the left had been spinning, but they could not let it go – they had too much riding on it, especially Hillary Clinton’s reputation, and having to acknowledge that Donald Trump was the legitimate president. So Mueller included that Russia did try to influence the election, and they did play a part, albeit not with Trump’s campaign committee, they tried many times to infiltrate the campaign and failed.
A group of veteran intelligence professionals have warned that the Mueller report contains no proof to back up claims of ‘Russian hacking’ and said WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange might shed some light on it.
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, made public on Thursday by the US Department of Justice, says no Americans – including Trump and his campaign staff – actually “colluded” or coordinated with Russia, but does claim that Moscow “interfered” in the 2016 US presidential election. This was done, the report asserts, through a social media influence campaign and hacking into Democrats’ computers to obtain documents later published by WikiLeaks and others.
Even before the report’s publication, in an open letter to President Trump on Tuesday, Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) called it out for this “central-but-unproven allegation,” lambasting the special counsel for not doing any forensic work and accepting the word of “a discredited, DNC-hired firm named CrowdStrike, whose credibility is on a par with ‘pee-tape dossier’ compiler Christopher Steele.”
The group said that they brought up this lack of independent forensic research in a memo sent to Attorney General William Barr on March 13, but “received no reply or acknowledgment.”
VIPS has long been vocal about the CrowdStrike-shaped hole in Russiagate’s central premise; back in July 2017, they published their own research that indicated the DNC files must have been copied locally. Several months later, VIPS member William Binney – a renowned NSA whistleblower – even met with Mike Pompeo, then director of the CIA, and presented the group’s case to him.
Pompeo told Binney he would follow up on his revelations with the CIA, FBI and NSA, but “We have no sign, though, that he followed through,” VIPS said in Tuesday’s letter.
One person who could offer clarity on the issue is WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who, VIPS says, was “reportedly very close” to an agreement with the US government in March 2017 to discuss “technical evidence ruling out certain parties” in the DNC case. However, then-FBI Director James Comey reportedly ordered the FBI to scrap the deal, after being informed of it by Senator Mark Warner (D-Virginia), ranking member of the Senate Intelligence Committee.