The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) recently came forward with claims that they had proof that Russia was not only behind the Wikileaks hack into the DNC servers, but had also tampered with the election. The media quickly ran with the accusations, and liberals wasted no time jumping on board with the narrative that Russia “stole” the election. But the former ambassador to Uzbekistan isn’t buying it.
Craig Murray is speaking up to dispute the idea of Russia tampering with the election. “As [WikiLeaks founder] Julian Assange has made crystal clear, the leaks did not come from the Russians,” Murray wrote. “As I have explained countless times, they are not hacks, they are insider leaks — there is a major difference between the two. Now both Julian Assange and I have stated definitively the leak does not come from Russia. Do we credibly have access? Yes, very obviously. Very, very few people can be said to definitely have access to the source of the leak. The people saying it is not Russia are those who do have access.”
Regardless of where the hacks originated from, what they revealed was most important. It showed how deeply corruption runs in both the DNC and the Hillary Clinton campaign. “(I)f Hillary Clinton had not connived with the DNC to fix the primary schedule to disadvantage Bernie … had not received advance notice of live debate questions to use against Bernie … had not accepted massive donations to the Clinton Foundation and family members in return for foreign policy influence … had not failed to distance herself from some very weird and troubling people,” then she might have won, Murray concluded.
Murray isn’t the first former ambassador to dispute the Russia allegations. John Bolton, a former ambassador to the United Nations, called the conspiracy theory a “false flag”. “It is not at all clear to me, just viewing this from the outside, that this hacking into the DNC and the RNC computers was not a false flag operation,” he said, alleging that the Obama administration could be working with the biased liberal media to distract people with misleading news.
Julian Assange, along with officials from Russia, have denied that they interfered in the election. “The Kremlin has rejected the hacking accusations, while the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has previously said the DNC leaks were not linked to Russia,” The Guardian reported.
“It is terrible that the prime conduit for this paranoid nonsense is a once great newspaper, the Washington Post, which far from investigating executive power, now is a sounding board for totally evidence free anonymous source briefing of utter bullshit from the executive,” Murray said.
Do you agree with Ambassador Murray?