(min. 14:55 – 26:20)
Joe’s film is at: theothersidedocumentary.com
On the technical side, Amb. Matlock includes the following; please note the last sentence:
Among the assertions are that a persona calling itself “Guccifer 2.0” is an instrument of the GRU, and that it hacked the emails on the Democratic National Committee’s computer and conveyed them to Wikileaks. What the report does not explain is that it is easy for a hacker or foreign intelligence service to leave a false trail. In fact, a program developed by CIA with NSA assistance to do just that has been leaked and published.
Kudos to former U.S. ambassador to Russia Alexander Vershbow for proposing tangible steps to “reduce the risk of direct conflict” with Russia, while cautioning in his June 25 op-ed that “There is no grand bargain with Putin.” First among Mr. Vershbow’s suggested measures for agreement at a summit was trimming the size of military exercises in Europe. ( See:
The following is excerpted from witty Weir’s comment on facebook, June 21, 2018:
“I keep seeing stories like this [see the Medium.com link — the first link above], literally dozens of them, whose main thrust is a breathless warning that Russian news influences — whether from direct sources like RT or “Kremlin line” ones like the Ron Paul Institute [?!?!?] — are totally wiping the floor with mainstream media, along with Western government press departments and the whole universe of Western think tanks, NGO’s and opinion setters. …
Nunes is just the opposite; he is clearly determined to exercise his committee’s Constitutional responsibility to investigate, and to report his findings about who really did interfere in the 2016 election. Nunes has broken the meek mold of virtually all predecessor Intelligence Committee chairmen and violated Establishment etiquette, saying publicly — and forcefully — that if senior officials at Justice, the FBI, the CIA, and elsewhere have committed crimes, “You’re darn right the we’re going to put them on trial.”
As for DOJ IG Michael Horowitz, he appears to have done a commendable job so far, with the caveat that he is very dependent on his associates — many of whom have a lot to hide — for evidence relating to their own abuses.
Finally, the IG report uses the term “Midyear Examination” or simply “Midyear” (and, in the process, pins the blame on the FBI and DOJ for continuing to insist on euphemisms for what amounted to an Inspector Clouseau-type investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s deliberate use of insecure computers that resulted in the compromise of classified information — some of it extremely sensitive; NSA is keeping mum about the worst). Sadly, U.S. “Justice” people are still resorting to euphemisms to refer to Mrs. Clinton’s playing fast and loose with laws to protect secret information, which all government officials promise to take seriously.