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Why Some U.S. Ex'Spies Don´t Buy the Russia Story



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Added 08-11-17 11:15:03am EST - “Evidence that undermines the "election hack" narrative should get more attention.” - Bloomberg.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Bloomberg.com: “Why Some U.S. Ex-Spies Don't Buy the Russia Story”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

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In 2003, when a number of former intelligence professionals formed a group to protest the way intelligence was bent to accuse Iraq of producing weapons of mass destruction, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof wrote a sympathetic column quoting the group's members. In 2017, you won't read about this same group's latest campaign in the big U.S. newspapers.

The Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) have been investigating the now conventional wisdom that last year's leaks of Democratic National Committee files were the result of Russian hacks. What they found instead is evidence to the contrary.

Unlike the "current and former intelligence officials" anonymously quoted in stories about the Trump-Russia scandal, VIPS members actually have names. But their findings and doubts are only being aired by non-mainstream publications that are easy to accuse of being channels for Russian disinformation. The Nation, Consortium News, ZeroHedge and other outlets have pointed to their findings that at least some of the DNC files were taken by an insider rather than by hackers, Russian or otherwise.

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