VIPS Memo to Pelosi—Did Russia Hack the DNC Emails? Look Elsewhere for the Truth
Aug. 4, 2020 (EIRNS)—In a timely intervention, coming off former NSA Technical Director Bill Binney’s recent LaRouchePAC and Schiller Institute presentations providing evidence debunking the “Russian DNC hack” story, the Veterans Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS), published a detailed memo Aug. 3, addressing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s stated concern July 31 that the Trump Administration were withholding evidence of Russian election meddling.
While many Americans are unaware that the “Russia hacked the DNC” story has evaporated, the VIPS assert, it is also the case that those who most aggressively pushed it—former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former CIA Director John Brennan, former FBI Director James Comey, et al.—are being less vociferous about it today, because they themselves are under investigation, possibly facing jail time, for their role in fabricating evidence of alleged Russian interference. These are the same people who in 2002-2003 lied about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. They were never held to account for those lies, the VIPS point out. But today, “with bloodhounds like U.S. Attorney John Durham sniffing around, there is now the possibility of consequences for intelligence leaders who make stuff up.”
The absence of any loud mention of Russian interference, the VIPS add, may also simply be due to the fact that the intelligence chiefs appointed by President Donald Trump “lack the incentive shared by their predecessors to hyperbolize and even manufacture ‘evidence’ of Russian meddling in favor of Trump. In our view, this factor accounts largely for what you see as the lack of detail.” This contrasts with the “legacy media” which is still “hyperbolizing and manufacturing” the same old “Russia did it” lies. Keep in mind, too, the VIPS reminds Speaker Pelosi that CrowdStrike CEO Shawn Henry, testified to the House Intelligence Committee Chair Rep. Adam Schiff that his company had no evidence that data from the DNC computer was ever “exfiltrated.”
“What we suggest is the obvious: namely, that the lack of desired detail may simply betoken the absence of credible specifics on significant Russian interference, and the absence of Clapperesque officials to conjure it up,” the VIPS asserts. “Today’s intelligence managers ... are not likely to find Russia-indicting evidence that ‘wasn’t really there.’ ” The memo is signed by Bill Binney, former Virginia State Sen. Richard Black, Scott Ritter, Ed Loomis, Mike Gravel, Ray McGovern, and others.