“Did the U.S. “Intelligence Community” judge that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election?”  No, says Amb. Jack Matlock, drawing on his unique personal experience — with Russia AND the U.S. Intelligence. No duck hunter, Matlock nonetheless shoots le gran canard of “Russian interference” quite dead.

June 29, 2018

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.

Retired senior NSA technical experts have examined the “Guccifer 2.0” data on the web and have concluded that “Guccifer 2.0’s” data did not involve a hack across the web but was locally downloaded. Further, the data had been tampered with and manipulated, leading to the conclusion that “Guccifer 2.0” is a total fabrication.