Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Hacking the Democrat National Committee, the Russians, CrowdStrike, Hillary and the Russian Spies, and Seth Rich's Murder
THE REAL NEWS TODAY IS THAT THE DEMOCRATS HAVE A LOT OF ANSWERING TO DO ABOUT THE DNC HACK. InfoWars -- reportedly being attacked by CNN asking for it to be removed from You Tube -- said last Saturday that contradictions in the Seth Rich murder case continue to challenge DNC and ProgDem assertions that the DNC was hacked back in 2016. • • • THE SETH RICH MURDER. As rumors abound that that special counsel Robert Mueller is preparing a case against Russians who allegedly hacked Democrats during the 2016 election -- a conclusion based solely on the analysis of cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike -- a March 1 op-ed in the Washington Times by the retired Commander of US Naval Fleet in the Pacific, Admiral James A. Lyons, Jr., asks a simple and extremely significant question : Why haven’t congressional Investigators or special counsel Mueller addressed the murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich -- who multiple people have claimed was Wikileaks’ source of the emails leaked during the 2016 US presidential election?" Admiral Lyons reviews what we know about the murder of Seth Rich : "With the clearly unethical and most likely criminal behavior of the upper management levels of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) exposed by Chairman Devin Nunes of the House Intelligence Committee, there are two complementary areas that have been conveniently swept under the rug. The first deals with the murder of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) staffer Seth Rich, and the second deals with the alleged hacking of the DNC server by Russia. Both should be of prime interest to special counsel Robert Mueller, but do not hold your breath. The facts that we know of in the murder of the DNC staffer, Seth Rich, was that he was gunned down blocks from his home on July 10, 2016. Washington Metro police detectives claim that Mr. Rich was a robbery victim, which is strange since after being shot twice in the back, he was still wearing a $2,000 gold necklace and watch. He still had his wallet, key and phone. Clearly, he was not a victim of robbery. This has all the earmarks of a targeted hit job. However, strangely no one has been charged with this horrific crime, and what is more intriguing is that no law enforcement agency is even investigating this murder. According to other open sources, Metro police were told by their 'higher ups' that if they spoke about the case, they will be immediately terminated. It has been claimed that this order came down from very high up the 'food chain,' well beyond the DC mayor’s office. Interesting. One more unexplained twist is that on July 10, 2016, the same day Seth Rich was murdered, an FBI agent’s car was burglarized in the same vicinity. Included in the FBI equipment stolen was a 40 caliber Glock 22. D.C. Metro police issued a press release, declaring that the theft of the FBI agent’s car occurred between 5 and 7 a.m. Two weeks later, the FBI changed the time of the theft to between 12 a.m. and 2 a.m. Was the FBI gun used to shoot Seth Rich? Neither the FBI nor the Metro police will discuss. Another aspect that needs to be uncovered is the FBI’s 'denial' that its cyber experts who share space with the DC Metro police department at Cleveland Avenue in the District, assisted in accessing data on Mr. Rich’s laptop. Not likely. Data on the laptop revealed that Mr. Rich downloaded thousands of DNC emails and was in touch with Wikileaks. The file with evidence of what was on Mr. Rich’s laptop sits with the FBI in a co-shared space with the DC police department. According to Ed Butowsky, an acquaintance of the family, in his discussions with Joel and Mary Rich, they confirmed that their son transmitted the DNC emails to Wikileaks." • Admiral Lyons goes on to state : "Since then, the DNC hired a 'spokesperson,' Brad Burman, a known hatchet man to basically cut off any further communications with Mr. Rich’s parents. Interestingly, it is well known in the intelligence circles that Seth Rich and his brother, Aaron Rich, downloaded the DNC emails and was paid by Wikileaks for that information. While Wikileaks doesn’t expose sources, Julian Assange gave a clear clue during an August 9, 2016, interview on Dutch television when he implied that Mr. Rich was killed because he was the Wikileaks source of the DNC emails. Mr. Assange offered a $20,000 reward leading to the arrest of Mr. Rich’s killers....With regard to the alleged Russian hacking of the DNC server, Mr. Assange also offered information to the Trump administration to prove Russia didn’t hack the DNC server, as the DNC claimed. Mr. Assange also met with Orange County Representative Dana Rohrabacher, California Republican, and gave him information to present to the Trump administration to prove no one hacked the DNC server. However, with the Obama holdovers in key positions, it is not surprising that no one from the Trump administration would meet with the congressman or Mr. Assange....The FBI opened an investigation into the theft of the DNC emails in July 2016. However, the FBI has not inspected the DNC server because the DNC won’t give permission. Is the FBI an extension of the DNC? That’s why we have subpoenas. Instead, the FBI relied on an assessment by a cyber security firm, CrowdStrike, hired by the Hillary Clinton campaign and DNC’s law firm Perkins Coie as proof that Russia was the hacker. Incompetence is an understatement. Corruption at the highest levels of the DOJ/FBI is clear. The Trump administration must take charge and get a competent attorney general to pursue these crimes." You can access the Washington Times article by Admiral Lyons at < https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/mar/1/more-cover-up-questions/ >. • Donald Trump tweeted at the time : "@realDonaldTrump. Is it true the DNC would not allow the FBI access to check server or other equipment after learning it was hacked? Can that be possible?12:32 PM - Mar 5, 2017." • • • CROWDSTRIKE BOTCHED A REPORT ABOUT RUSSIAN HACKING OF UKRAINIAN MILITARY. In evaluating the CrowdStrike DNC hacking Report, InfoWars says : ”forensic technical evidence has emerged that contradicts the CrowdStrike report that the DNC servers were hacked by Russia." CrowdStrike, a California company partially funded by Google, was the only entity allowed to analyze the DNC servers in relation to claims of election hacking. But, the CrowdStrike DNC report has been discredited by many because of CrowdStrike's revision and retraction of its December 22, 2016, report about Russian hacking of Ukrainian military equipment -- a report which the government of Ukraine said was fake news. British-American academic and producer Michael Tracey tweeted on March 28, 2017 : "@mtracey.CrowdStrike has retracted statements it used to buttress claims of Russian hacking http://www.voanews.com/a/cyber-firm-rewrites-part-disputed-russian-hacking-report/3781411.html. 5:58 PM - Mar 28, 2017." Voice of America reported the company misrepresented data acquired from a British think tank..." [See below.] • • • THE MUELLER RUSSIA PROBE AND CROWDSTRIKE. Infowars warns : "Pay attention, because Mueller is likely to use the CrowdStrike report to support the rumored upcoming charges against Russian hackers. Also notable is the fact that CrowdStrike founder and anti-Putin Russian expat Dimitri Alperovitch sits on the Atlantic Council -- which is funded by the US State Department, NATO, Latvia, Lithuania, and Ukranian Oligarch Victor Pinchuk. Who else is on the Atlantic Council? Evelyn Farkas -- who, during an MSNBC interview with Mika Brzezinski, disclosed that the Obama administration had been spying on the Trump campaign : 'The Trump folks, if they found out how we knew what we knew about the Trump staff dealing with Russians, then they would try to compromise those sources and methods, meaning we would not longer have access to that intelligence.' " • • • THE SETH RICH MURDER. There are many odd facts surrounding the murder of Seth Rich, the DNC staffer gunned down blocks from his home on July 10, 2016. The most obvious anomaly is that while Washington Metro police detectives claim that Rich was a robbery victim, being shot twice in the back and left on the sidewalk, Rich was still wearing a $2,000 gold necklace and watch, and had his wallet, key and phone when his body was found by police. The victim of robbery?? Not likely. • Another unexplained fact in the Rich case are the facts surrounding a 40 caliber Glock 22 handgun stolen from an FBI agent’s car the same day Rich was murdered, fueling speculation that the FBI gun was used in Rich’s murder. Matt Couch of America First Media tweeted on January 30 : "@RealMattCouch.I love how the Washington Post calls the Seth Rich Murder a Conspiracy... There's a Dead Body...There's no Witnesses...There's no Video in the most Guarded City in the World...No Ballistics Report, No Caliber of Weapon, and No Leads...#SethRich.13:48 - 30 janv. 2018." Matt Couch also tweeted on March 3 that "America First Media Group is honored to announce that another major player in the fight for justice in the unsolved murder of Seth Rich has joined us. Last night, Entrepreneur and Mogul Kim Dotcom donated $2,500 to our Investigations to help get our team back to Washington, DC." Matt Couch's America First MEdia says that : "Kim Dotcom has information in regards to the leaks from the DNC and Seth Rich, and has stated so for almost a year now. Kim’s attorneys have reached out to the Special Counsel Robert Mueller, and the United States Government. His requests have not been responded to in regards to the truth in this case. As Kim stated, 'Robert Mueller isn’t interested in the truth.' America First Media would like to Thank Kim Dotcom for his continued support of our Teams Investigations and efforts, we are blessed to have your support sir." I don't use Kim Dotcom as a reference because he has had many legal problems, mostly about copyright infringement by his cloud storage company, and has fled from one country to another ending up in new Zealand, but here is Kim DotCom’s statement saying he knows that Seth Rich, not Russia, gave the DNC hacks to WikiLeaks : "I know this because in late 2014 a person contacted me about helping me to start a branch of the Internet Party in the United States. He called himself Panda. I now know that Panda was Seth Rich. Panda advised me that he was working on voter analytics tools and other technologies that the Internet Party may find helpful. I communicated with Panda on a number of topics including corruption and the influence of corporate money in politics.” US investigators have ignored Kim Dotcom, who is collaborating with Matt Couch and America First Media : "@RealMattCouch if you’re interested in the #SethRich case. He’s one of the most knowledgeable investigators who’s actively working the case (unlike Mueller). His team has brought important puzzle pieces to light. Support his work by retweeting or donate to his team.12:30 PM - Mar 2, 2018." Sean Hannity interviewed Kim Dotcom in 2017 in his effort to shed light on the Seth Rich murder. Hannity has asked why the FBI refused to interview Assange about what he knows concerning the Seth Rich murder. Access the Wikipedia account for Kim Dotcom at < https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Dotcom > and decide for yourself whether to believe his Seth Rich tweets. • One thing the Kim Dotco, controversy proves is that the Seth Rich murder is attracting an enormous amount of interest online. • For example, two men working with the Rich family -- private investigator and former DC Police detective Rod Wheeler and family acquaintance Ed Butowsky -- have stated that Rich had contacts with WikiLeaks before his death. Admiral Lyons repeated that Ed Butowsky, an acquaintance of the family, in his discussions with Joel and Mary Rich, reportedly confirmed that their son transmitted the DNC emails to Wikileaks. Wheeler initially told TV station Fox5 that proof of Rich’s contact with WikiLeaks exists on the murdered IT staffer’s laptop, but Wheeler later walked the claim back, although he maintained that there was “some communication between Seth Rich and WikiLeaks.” InfoWars reports that Wheeler also claimed in recently leaked audio that Seth Rich’s brother, Aaron -- a Northrup Grumman employee, blocked him from looking at Seth’s computer and stonewalled his investigation. Wheeler said that brother Aaron Rich tried to block him from looking at Seth’s computer, even though there could be evidence on it : “He said no, he said I have his computer, meaning him. I said, well can I look at it?...He said, what are you looking for? I said anything that could indicate if Seth was having problems with someone. He said no, I already checked it. Don’t worry about it.” Aaron, according to Infowars, also blocked Wheeler from finding out about who was at a party Seth attended the night of the murder : “All I want you to do is work on the botched robbery theory and that’s it,” Aaron reportedly told Wheeler. • But InfoWars says : "Perhaps the most stunning audio evidence, however, comes from leaked audio of a recorded conversation between Ed Butowsky and Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, who told him of a “purported FBI report establishing that Seth Rich sent emails to WikiLeaks.” InfoWars cites a transcribed and exclusively reported interview of journalist Cassandra Fairbanks with Hersh last year, in which Hersh said : " 'What the report says is that some time in late Spring...he makes contact with WikiLeaks, that’s in his computer,' he says. 'Anyway, they found what he had done is that he had submitted a series of documents -- of emails, of juicy emails, from the DNC.' Hersh explains that it was unclear how the negotiations went, but that WikiLeaks did obtain access to a password protected DropBox where Rich had put the files. 'All I know is that he offered a sample, an extensive sample, I’m sure dozens of emails, and said ‘I want money.’ Later, WikiLeaks did get the password, he had a DropBox, a protected DropBox,' he said. 'They got access to the DropBox.' Hersh also states that Rich had concerns about something happening to him, and 'The word was passed, according to the NSA report, he also shared this DropBox with a couple of friends, so that ‘if anything happens to me it’s not going to solve your problems,’ he added. 'WikiLeaks got access before he was killed.' " A You Tube of the interview can be accessed at < https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AywcC55aUfg >. • Hersh also allegedly told Butowsky that the DNC made up the Russian hacking story as a disinformation campaign -- directly pointing a finger at former CIA director John Brennan as the architect. On the audio, Hersh says : "I have a narrative of how that whole f*cking thing began. It’s a Brennan operation, it was an American disinformation...they were backfeeding the Press, the head of the NSA was going and telling the press...Rogers, was telling the press that we even know who in the Russian military intelligence service leaked it." Later, Hersh denied that he told Butowsky anything before the leaked audio emerged, telling NPR : “I hear gossip...[Butowsky] took two and two and made 45 out of it.” • Lastly, Infowars reminds us that Julian Assange heavily implied Seth Rich was a source : "Kyle M Johnson@McWhorterJ.FLASHBACK:@Wikileaks' J Assange brought up#SethRich & said "no" when asked if it was a robbery|Hey media— TAKE A HINT. 5:30 AM - May 21, 2017." • InfoWars concludes : "Given that a) the Russian hacking narrative hinges on CrowdStrikes’s questionable reporting, and b) a mountain of evidence pointing to Seth Rich as the source of the leaked emails -- it stands to reason that congressional investigators and Special Counsel Robert Mueller should at a minimum explore these leads. As retired US Navy Admiral James A. Lyons, Jr. asks: why aren’t they?" • • • MY JUNE 27, 2017, BLOG ON CROWDSTRIKE. • • • Here's what I wrote in June 2017 : "CROWDSTRIKE INSPECTED THE DNC SERVERS. Who? Breitbart says it was CrowdStrike, 'financed to the tune of $100 million from a funding drive last year led by Google Capital. Google Capital, which now named CapitalG, is an arm of Alphabet Inc., Google’s parent company. Eric Schmidt, the chairman of Alphabet, has been an active supporter of Hillary Clinton and is a longtime donor to the Democratic Party.' CrowdStrike is a California-based cybersecurity technology company co-founded by experts George Kurtz and Dmitri Alperovitch, born and raised as a child in Russia before his parents immigrated to the US. Alperovitch is a Nonresident Senior Fellow of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative at the Atlantic Council, a respected think tank, whose chairman now is Jon Huntsman. The Atlantic Council takes a hawkish approach toward Russia and has released reports and briefs about Russian aggression. It also opposes European populist groups, whom it has described as dangerously far-right. Alperovitch also allegedly has IT ties to Ukraine and to its nationalist anti-Russian factions that would like to start a war between the US and Russia because they want to bring down Russia and Putin -- interesting, because what better, although unlikely, way to destroy Putin and Russia than to get the US into a war with Russia over cyber-attacks on the US electoral system, a war that Russia cannot possibly win. The Atlantic Council is funded by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Inc, the US State Department, and NATO ACT. Another Council funder is the Ploughshares Fund, which in turn has received financing from billionaire George Soros’ Open Society Foundations. Atlantic Council interviewed Alperovitch in July 2016 about his work on the DNC server hacking. Here is a portion of that interview : 'Alperovitch: The two [Russian] actors were working completely independently. There was no indication that they even knew about each other, which is not surprising because Russian intelligence services almost never cooperate with each other and it’s a very adversarial relationship between them. FancyBear actually came in in April -- we believe they are GRU, the Russian military intelligence -- and they went straight for the opposition research. They knew exactly who to go after and find the easiest way to get the data. The CozyBear actor actually came in last summer and they were sitting on the communications servers so they were monitoring e-mail traffic and chat traffic. Q: What evidence is there that these actors are connected to the FSB or GRU -- the two primary Russian intelligence agencies? Alperovitch: We actually have a lot of evidence. As you can imagine we can’t share everything, but we have a very high-level of confidence that these are Russian intelligence services -- both of them. We have a medium-level of confidence that FancyBear is GRU. A lot of the evidence is based on their previous targets. FancyBear has targeted ministries of defense all over Europe. They have targeted Georgian military assets extensively during the 2008 war as well as afterwards. So a lot of their collection is in the military space, which is the remit of the GRU. We have a low-level of confidence that CozyBear is FSB, again based primarily on previous activity. We have a high-level of confidence that they are Russian intelligence but we are not sure which specific agency they are.' So, we have an IT expert with alleged ties to Ukraine telling the DNC that it has "medium-level" and "low-level" confidence that it was Russian intel groups that hacked into the DNC servers and stole emails -- later released by WikiLeaks -- with the intention of winning the election for Trump. If these assurances were about the mission-readiness of a spacecraft, I doubt any of us would want to go to the Moon in it." • • • CROWDSTRIKE WALKS BACK SOME SUPPORT EVIDENCE FOR ITS DNC HACKING REPORT. On March 24, 2017, Voice of America (VOA) reported : "US cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike has revised and retracted statements it used to buttress claims of Russian hacking during last year's American presidential election campaign. The shift followed a VOA report that the company misrepresented data published by an influential British think tank. In December , CrowdStrike said it found evidence that Russians hacked into a Ukrainian artillery app, contributing to heavy losses of howitzers in Ukraine's war with pro-Russian separatists. VOA reported that the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), which publishes an annual reference estimating the strength of world armed forces, disavowed the CrowdStrike report and said it had never been contacted by the company. Ukraine's Ministry of Defense also has stated that the combat losses and hacking never happened." • CrowdStrike, in its December 2106 report after it investigated the DNC hacking at DNC's request -- the DNC refused the FBI access to do the investigation -- was first to link hacks of DNC computers to Russian actors, but some cybersecurity experts have questioned its evidence. CrowdStrike's DNC report was challenged by some Republicans who said charges of Kremlin meddling in the election were overblown. VOA said on March 24, 2017 : "After CrowdStrike released its Ukraine report, company co-founder Dmitri Alperovitch claimed it provided added evidence of Russian election interference. In both hacks, he said, the company found malware used by 'Fancy Bear,' a group with ties to Russian intelligence agencies. CrowdStrike's claims of heavy Ukrainian artillery losses were widely circulated in US media....CrowdStrike [then] walked back key parts of its Ukraine report. The company removed language that said Ukraine's artillery lost 80% of the Soviet-era D-30 howitzers, which used 'aiming' software that purportedly was hacked. Instead, the revised report cites figures of 15 to 20% losses in combat operations, attributing the figures to IISS. The original CrowdStrike report was dated December 22, 2016, and the updated report was dated March 23, 2017. The company also removed language saying Ukraine's howitzers suffered 'the highest percentage of loss of any...artillery pieces in Ukraine's arsenal.' Finally, CrowdStrike deleted a statement saying 'deployment of this malware-infected application may have contributed to the high-loss nature of this platform' -- meaning the howitzers -- and excised a link sourcing its IISS data to a blogger in Russia-occupied Crimea." • In an email, CrowdStrike spokeswoman Ilina Dmitrova told VOA the new estimates of Ukrainian artillery losses resulted from conversations with Henry Boyd, an IISS research associate for defense and military analysis. She declined to say what prompted the contact. But, CrowdStrike defended its report : "This update does not in any way impact the core premise of the report that the FANCY BEAR threat actor implanted malware into a D-30 targeting application developed by a Ukrainian military officer." IISS confirmed to VOA providing CrowdStrike with new information about combat losses, but declined to comment on CrowdStrike's hacking assertions, simply saying : "We don't think the current version of the [CrowdStrike] report draws conclusions with regard to our data, other than quoting the clarification we provided to them." • The release of embarrassing Democrat emails during the 2016 US political campaign, and the subsequent finding by intelligence agencies that the hacks were meant to help then-candidate Donald Trump, have led to investigations by the FBI and intelligence committees in both the House and Senate. Dmitrova was quoting Obama-era FBI and 'intelligence agencies," obviously using them to defend CrowdStrike's position that Russia was behind the hacks. • • • RUSSIAN SPIES AND HILLARY. The New American reported last Thursday that "Russians bragged about 10 spies assigned to Clinton, and that Mueller, McCabe, and Rosenstein helped cover it up." • It may seem that all roads lead to Uranium One. Maybe they do. New American journalist C. Mitchell Shaw wrote last Thursday : "The Uranium One scandal is the gift that keeps on giving : Each new revelation continues to show more and more just how deep the rabbit hole of Clinton corruption goes. An FBI informant has informed several congressional committees that during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State and leading up to her approval of the deal that handed over control of at least 20% of US uranium reserves to Russia, Moscow assigned 10 spies in the United States to cozy up to Clinton to guarantee the deal. And when it came to the attention of the FBI, Clinton had some big names help keep it under wraps....this revelation shines a new light on the question of just who was 'Putin’s puppet.' Clinton claimed during her failed presidential campaign that Trump was beholden to Moscow and she received the gleeful help of the liberal mainstream media and the [Obama] intelligence establishment in spreading that claim. It now seems clear -- because of both the lack of anything resembling evidence that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia and the fact that the Russian spies assigned to Hillarly Clinton appear to have succeeded in their task -- that it was Hillary Clinton and not Donald Trump who was beholden to Moscow." Shaw cites FBI informant William Campbell's statement to congressional committees investigating UraniumGate that Russian nuclear executives “bragged that the Clintons’ influence in the Obama Administration would ensure CIFUS [Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States] approval for [the] Uranium One deal,” according to both his lawyer and the written statement, which was obtained by TheHill. Campbell’s lawyer, Victoria Toensing, agrees with her client’s statement. The Shaw report adds : "During that time, the Clinton Foundation profited immensely in the form of 'pay-for-play' donations, many of them from those who stood to profit from the deal being approved. In a case that resembles rats abandoning a sinking ship, long-time Clinton advisor and confidant Dick Morris admitted in a recent opinion piece he wrote for The Western Journal that in the buildup to the deal’s approval by CIFUS 'nine investors in Uranium One gave the Clinton Foundation a combined total of $145 million.' " • We knew that. BUT, Morris added : "In the years before it came up for CIFUS approval, Russia deployed 10 spies in the United States with a single mission : To get close to Hillary Clinton to get her to approve the Uranium One deal. Fortunately, the FBI uncovered the nest of spies one year before the deal came up for approval. (The Bureau acted to arrest the spies when it did because one of them had risen to a high position in a company owned by Hillary’s finance chairman.) Then, to seal the deal, Russian dictator Vladimir Putin arranged for former president Bill Clinton to address the Renaissance Bank in Moscow, an institution closely connected to the Kremlin." • The New American says : "Now, even a Clinton insider admits to Clinton’s actions in swelling the coffers of the Clinton Foundation while transferring at least 20% of US uranium to Russia in a deal so crooked it would require a Clinton to pull it off. And Clinton, who is more than a little responsible for spawning investigations into Trump’s alleged dealings with Russia with her 'Putin’s puppet' remarks during the campaign, now finds herself being outed by a former die-hard supporter. The opinion piece of Morris stops short of making the connection, but it is obvious : Hillary Clinton was 'Putin’s puppet' and the American people should thank God that she is not behind the desk in the Oval Office where she would be in a better position to do Russia’s bidding." • The New American adds one more piece of information : " Clinton was not alone in selling out America in the Uranium One deal that strengthened Russia while weakening the United States. Morris writes that the 'nest of spies' uncovered by the FBI were protected in an effort to protect the deal and make sure the American people were in the dark about what was going on : 'To try to keep word of the Uranium One deal under wraps and to bury the story about the Russian spies, [then] FBI Director Robert Mueller arranged for the suspects to take plea bargains admitting to minor offenses and then spirited them out of the country quickly -- in a prisoner exchange with Russia -- before the media could interrogate them. The spies were arrested during the Labor Day weekend and sentenced over Christmas to minimize media coverage.' And Mueller was helped in his coverup by none other than Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and former Deputy Director of the FBI Andrew McCabe, who were the two attorneys who oversaw the investigation into the Uranium One deal and would certainly have been aware of both the spy ring and the corruption that was part and parcel of the deal’s approval by Clinton and others." • DEAR READERS, it is becoming increasingly apparent that the people involved in creating Fake “proof” through illegal spying on American citizens to show that the Trump campaign was guilty of "collusion" with Russia are themselves guilty of that very collusion. The recurring question is why....WHY?? • Toward the end of his opinion piece, Morris writes : “Rosenstein and McCabe need to be investigated to determine if their handling of the Uranium One case was designed to shield Hillary.” No doubt, says the New American, "but Clinton and Mueller need to occupy prominent places on that same list." • Let's play "What if." What if rock-solid evidence of Hillary's involvement in the Uranium One deal, as well as the ten-Russian-spies-with-Hillary rumors and the purported FBI cover-up of it all, were to be found in emails on the DNC servers. What if the DNC -- at that time in the practical control of candidate Hillary -- knew this and refused the FBI access to its servers, instead hiring CrowdStrike, a California high tech company with key $100 million support from Google parent Alphabet, whose chairman is a longtime Hillary and Democrat supporter, to do a Fake hacking investigation that would blame the Russians and then be used to show Trump "collusion" with Russia. What if Russia and its spies did not hack the DNC servers but did hack CrowdStrike, planting Fake information to make CrowdStrike a "useful idiot" -- so that Russia could cover for Hillary, by hiding the rock-solid evidence of Russia-Hillary Uranium One cooperation in the emails on the DNC servers, and also by allowing an 'independent' investigator to make Russia look guilty of the hacking in order to stir up trouble between the US and Russia -- because Putin wanted to rattle the US electoral system. What if Seth Rich got in the way by downloading the emails and contacting WikiLeaks to do a deal to send them to Wikileaks. But, before he could do the deal, Seth Rich was murdered. What if a continuing Russia-Deep State effort to protect Hillary is the reason why the DC authorities do not want third parties to investigate Seth Rich's murder? What if this is the reason why the FBI and Mueller are apparently not even raising the Seth Rich murder as an issue related to the 'Russia hacking'? Who killed Seth Rich? We simply do not know. Seth Rich seems to have known who wanted to. And, he is dead.