THE END OF THE “RUSSIAN HACKING” STORY?

This is huge.

From Jeff Pegues’s article at CBS News – and how it must kill CBS to publish it:

CBS News has learned that a manhunt is underway for a traitor inside the Central Intelligence Agency.

The CIA and FBI are conducting a joint investigation into one of the worst security breaches in CIA history, which exposed thousands of top-secret documents that described CIA tools used to penetrate smartphones, smart televisions and computer systems.

Sources familiar with the investigation say it is looking for an insider — either a CIA employee or contractor — who had physical access to the material. The agency has not said publicly when the material was taken or how it was stolen.

Much of the material was classified and stored in a highly secure section of the intelligence agency, but sources say hundreds of people would have had access to the material. Investigators are going through those names.

The trove was published in March by the anti-secrecy organization WikiLeaks

Uh….wasn’t that trove of leaks supposed to have been supplied by the Russians?

Funny thing, though:  the CBS report does not make any mention of the fact that this blows apart mainstream media’s claim – reported almost daily for more than half a year, without any hard evidence whatsoever – that Russia was behind the leaking of  confidential information.

Does it prove Russia did not do so? No.

But does it make the scenario that – as Wikileaks has said all along – the source was not Russia a far greater likelihood?  Obviously it does.

And does it make media look ridiculous for not pursuing this likelihood, instgead of forgoing it in favor of the still-evidenceless alleged ties between Donald Trump and Russia?  You bet it does.

Will these same media be apologizing for resting their loaf on the Trump-Russia connection now?  Will the Democrat Party be admitting their endless whining attacks based on that claim were, in all likelihood, a hot steamy load of bullcrap?

Don’t count on it.  These folks are not from the apologizers or admitters…

…which is why fewer and fewer people trust them anymore.

Why should they?

 

5 Comments

  • Although I am certain medias Russia conspiracy is a bunch of hooey I think this is a separate incident from those leaks.

        • free – regardless, if there is hard evidence that one or more sources at the CIA were dispensing confidential information in one area, it means he/she/they could just as easily have been doing so for other areas as well.

          So we have the accusations about Trump and Russia which, after over half a year of the most intense scrutiny, have yielded no hard evidence, contrasted with strong evidence that Wikileaks was getting confidential information from within a government agency – exactly where Wikileaks says it got the DNC material.

          The fact that there is no actual evidence tying Trump and/or his people to Russian hacking, but apparently solid evidence that Wikileaks got confidential material from a source within the government – where they’ve said they got the DNC material as well – blows it away. Anyway, that’s my opinion.

          • Ken, I tend to agree with the guys at PowerLine, the whole Russia thing is just what obama made up to justify spying on Trump well actually, everybody.

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