Ray was interviewed about the finding of independent forensic investigators that the so-called “Russian hack” of the DNC on July 5, 2016 was NOT a hack – by Russia or anyone else, but rather an inside job.
Someone with physical access to DNC computers copied the data onto an external storage device – a thumb drive, for example – at a speed far exceeding what was possible last summer for a remote hack. The data showed “doctoring” aimed at indicating that it was a “Russian hack.”
August 3, 2017 (Ray’s segment goes from minute 15:30 to 26:40.)
Hats off to the independent investigators who dug these conclusions out by doing the nitty-gritty forensic work, as well as to former technical intelligence specialists now in VIPS, who reviewed the results and, in the words of former NSA Technical Director William Binney, pronounced them QED.
The independent investigators got into the metadata of the July 5 so-called “hack.” There they discovered not only the speed (the “transfer rate”) of the data extraction, but also “time stamps” indicating that it was performed in the Eastern Time zone of the U.S. at about 6:45 PM. In addition, the locally copied documents showed tainting with synthetically introduced “tell-tale signs” suggesting Russian involvement.
It remains somewhat of a mystery why former FBI Director James Comey did not order his experts to perform the required forensics on what some in Congress were calling “an act of war.” But only somewhat of a mystery. Was Comey so incompetent; or was he fully briefed on the operation by his deep-state colleagues from CIA and NSA? And how about the “hand-picked” analysts who wrote the “definitive” memo of January 6, 2017? “Assessing” is a lot easier, and politically safe, than asking for forensics.
Although the open VIPS MEMORANDUM For: The President,
was published almost two weeks ago, mainstream media have displayed an allergy to its findings. We are hoping that will change soon, given the importance that has been attributed to “Russian hacking” in the downward spiral of U.S.-Russian relations.