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08 January 2017

Remember when news outlets reported the DNC emails were leaked by a DNC staffer.

US Media outlets blame leaked emails for Hillary Clinton's November debacle. At the time these leaks were attributed to a source within the DNC.

On July 22, two weeks after the murder of Seth Rich, WikiLeaks published leaked emails from multiple senior members of the Democratic National Committee showing they made negative comments about the campaign of Senator Bernie Sanders while the competitive presidential primary race was still ongoing. The DNC was accused of showing favoritism for Hillary Clinton and sabotaging the campaign of Bernie Sanders because the emails showed collusion between party officials and various media organizations. The emails included comments from DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who was forced to resign days later and was immediately hired by the campaign of Hillary Clinton.
On July 25, the DNC issued a “deep and sincere apology to Senator Sanders, his supporters, and the entire Democratic Party for the inexcusable remarks made over email,” in a statement released on the opening day of the party’s convention in Philadelphia.
In August, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange announced a $20,000 reward for information about the murder. Assange then hinted that Seth Rich was the source who gave WikiLeaks the data, during an interview with Dutch TV’s Nieuwsurr.

Although US President Barack Obama ordered an intelligence assessment to determine whether Russia did hack the email data, the NSA and FBI initially said they disagree with the CIA's conclusion that Russia was responsible, citing a lack of evidence. Both have softened Thier opinion about the CIA's findings.

In mid-December, the Daily Mail exclusively reported that WikiLeaks envoy Craig Murray, the former British ambassador to Uzbekistan, claimed he had personal knowledge that the source of the DNC emails was not Russia. Murray told the Daily Mail that he personally flew to Washington, D.C. for a secret meeting with one of the sources, who was a DNC insider.
‘The source had legal access to the information. The documents came from inside leaks, not hacks,’ said Murray.

WikiLeaks envoy: Leaked DNC emails came from ‘disgusted’ whistleblower, not Russian hackers — RT America

The DNC and Podesta emails published by WikiLeaks came from a “disgusted” whistleblower, not from hackers, the whistleblower site’s associate Craig Murray said, as US intelligence veterans question Washington’s version, which blames a Russian cyberattack.“Neither of [the leaks] came from the Russians,” Murray, a former British ambassador to Uzbekistan who is now a close associate of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, told The Daily Mail in an interview published on Wednesday.
“The source had legal access to the information. The documents came from inside leaks, not hacks,” he said.
The source, identified by Murray as an American, was motivated by “disgust at the corruption of the Clinton Foundation and the tilting of the primary election playing field against Bernie Sanders,” he said.
Murray went on to explain that the documents were passed to him during a meeting in a wooded area near American University in Washington, DC. The individual he met with was an intermediary, not the person who originally obtained the information.
The former ambassador said he was speaking out about the source to counter allegations being made by Washington that claim Russia stole the emails through a hack with the intention of helping Donald Trump win the US election.
“I don’t understand why the CIA would say the information came from Russian hackers when they must know that isn’t true,” Murray said. “Regardless of whether the Russians hacked into the DNC, the documents WikiLeaks published did not come from that.”
Murray’s statements are also consistent with those of WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange:
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Turkey blames sabotage, US based cyberattacks for power outage

Turkey blames sabotage, cyberattacks from US soil for power cuts — RT News

16 December 2016

China seizes US Navy underwater drone in international waters of South China Sea | The Independent


The Pentagon says a Chinese warship has seized a US Navy underwater drone collecting unclassified data in international waters in the South China Sea.
The incident has prompted a formal démarche from the United States and a demand for its return.
The seizure took place on 15 December northwest of Subic Bay, just as the USNS Bowditch – an oceanographic survey ship – was about to retrieve the unmaned underwater vehicle (UUV), a US official told Reuters. more