By Ray McGovern
Curious: Why are all the Justice Department-appointed Russia-gate sleuths — including the current sleuths looking into the bizarre behavior of earlier sleuths — allergic to interviewing former UK Ambassador Craig Murray, a close associate of Julian Assange? Have they somehow missed what Murray said years ago: “To my certain knowledge neither the DNC nor Podesta leaks to WikiLeaks involved Russia. I met with someone in Washington who, to the best of my knowledge, was an actual leaker.”
Ambassador Murray wrote to Robert Mueller offering to give evidence for his investigation, but received no reply. And now the “investigators of the (original) investigators” are also avoiding Murray like the plague — or like Covid-19.
What does this tell us about the various investigations under way? Is the much heralded one led by U.S. Attorney John Durham, for example, mostly sham?
People reassure me, No, not a sham. There will be indictments in another month or so. Well, “we’ll see what happens.”
We did not learn until May 7, 2020 that Shawn Henry, the head of CrowdStrike, which former FBI Director James Comey described as the “high-class entity … the pros that they [the DNC] hired” (and Comey deferred to for forensics on the DNC computers) had testified that CrowdStrike found no concrete evidence of a hack — by Russia or anyone else. Henry gave sworn testimony to the House Intelligence Committee on Dec. 5, 2017, but his admission was kept secret for almost two and a half years until released on May 7.
You didn’t know that? Actually, the Establishment media and most alternative media are STILL keeping Henry’s admission a secret! Another bombshell made into a dud by BOTH the Fourth and the Fifth Estate.
So what’s going on? If there was no “Russian hack” (as VIPS has been asserting with growing confidence for more than three and half years), someone with access to DNC computers must have copied the emails onto an external storage device — probably a thumb drive — and gotten them physically to WikiLeaks.
Murray was in Washington during the fall of 2016 after the murder of suspected leaker Seth Rich (July 10) and after WikiLeaks’ publication of the DNC emails (July 22). He (and Julian Assange) have said consistently that no state entity was involved in WikiLeaks’ acquisition of the DNC emails. And, as mentioned above, Murray has said he “met with someone in Washington who, to the best of his knowledge, was an actual leaker.”
And none of the investigators are interested in talking to Murray?
This does not inspire confidence in the eagerly awaited, but oft delayed conclusions of John Durham — or the other US Attorneys appointed by Attorney General Barr to “investigate the investigators”.
Barr is scheduled to testify to the House Judiciary Committee later this morning. Again, “we’ll see what happens.”
Ray discussed all this, and the CIA-commissioned spying on Julian Assange in the Ecuadoran embassy in London, with Kristina Borjesson of The Whistleblower Newsroom on July 24. ( See also: https://consortiumnews.com/2020/07/22/cia-obsessed-with-former-uk-envoy-who-will-testify-in-spying-on-assange-case/ .)