Snowden Explains How To Get To The Bottom Of "Who Hacked The Democrats"

Tyler Durden's picture

With the scandals plaguing the Democratic National Convention - set to start in just over an hour - get stronger, so does the narrative that it was all Russia's fault the Democratic party was hacked.

As a result, as reported earlier today, the objective FBI said it is now investigating how thousands of DNC emails were hacked, a breach that Hillary Clinton's campaign maintains was committed by Russia to benefit Donald Trump.  Indeed, as noted yesterday, Clinton's campaign, citing "experts", pointed to a massive hacking of DNC computers in June that cybersecurity firms linked to the Russian government.

Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta added fuel to the debate Monday, saying there was "a kind of bromance going on" between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Trump. The Clinton campaign says Russia favors Trump's views, especially on NATO.

Trump on Monday dismissed as a "joke" claims by Hillary Clinton's campaign that Russia is trying to help Trump by leaking thousands of emails from the Democratic National Committee.

"The new joke in town is that Russia leaked the disastrous DNC emails, which should have never been written (stupid), because Putin likes me," Trump wrote as part of a series of Tweets. "Hillary was involved in the email scandal because she is the only one with judgement (sic) so bad that such a thing could have happened."

The scandal continue into the afternoon when a Motherboard article noted that ""metadata show that the Russian operators apparently edited some documents, and in some cases created new documents""

Perhaps it did, but not the ones that Wasserman Schultz already resigned over. Because while the Democratic party is pointing fingers the underlying reality is simple: no matter who hacked the Wikileak'ed emails, the DNC was engaging in media collusion and actively suppressing the campaign of Bernie Sanders.  To be sure, as some already noted, "one way the DNC could have prevented embarrassing info about its collusion and lies from entering the public domain: not colluded and lied."

In any case, the fallout from the email leak has been escalating all day, with Sanders supporters booing the former DNC Chairman offstage, forcing her to skip the convention entirely. And so has the fingerpointing at the Kremlin as the culprit behind a scandal that threatens to overshadow even last week's scandal-ridden Republican convention.

But how to get to the bottom of who did what?

One way would be to listen to the person who should know all about this stuff: Edward Snowden. This is what he said earlier today on Twitter:

 

So there you have it: if you want to know if the Russians "did it", just get a credible, accurate answer from the NSA.

The only problem is getting a "credible and accurate" answer from what is fundamentally a biased, political organization.

But perhaps the biggest irony is that while half the US is accusing Russia of hacking the DNC, it was the US government that was exposed specifically authorizing the hacking of political parties.

Define irony?

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wisehiney's picture

Snowden/Assange 2016

NoDebt's picture

Who gives a shit who really hacked it?  Let's get to blaming Donald Trump for it as soon as possible.

- DNC

Supernova Born's picture

Thank goodness we have the impartial, non-partisan FBI to guard our liberty. Puke.

NoDebt's picture

This needs to be spun more heavily to deflect attention from... you know... the actual CONTENT AND SUBSTANCE of the emails.  Can't have people talking about THAT on the nightly news.  No siree.

Supernova Born's picture

The DNC doesn't even bother denying the allegations.

BaBaBouy's picture

"Thank goodness we have the impartial, non-partisan FBI to guard our liberty"

~~~ It's Basically #WOLFPACK 1 Supervising #WOLFPACK 2 Policing #WOLFPACK 3 Guarding The #HENHOUSE ~~~

BaBaBouy's picture

Ouch... The Big Troll Downvoter just struck

peddling-fiction's picture

More info here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XKeyscore

The truth of the matter is that these tools are primarily used on non-terrorists.

Businessmen, politicians and truth tellers (like me).

I have felt and continue to feel the brunt of these systems while they hack me, modify my content, limit my access to sites, re-edit posts here at ZH etc , and much more.

I am also on the receiving end of Quantum attacks, that allow them to present me their version of the web when their tailored access operations work as intended.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tailored_Access_Operations#QUANTUM_attacks

What did I do?

Criticize the Pentagon´s 700 dollar hammer, a low quality yet high priced MIC owned camping truck model, and the EU´s and U.S./NATO´s coup in Ukraine. I guess the last bit was the last drop, that spilled the bucket.

nufio's picture

I watched the movie BlackHat and they did not mention anything about keyscore, so it must be false.

philipat's picture

And if #NSA never shares anything with anyone, they have become a private domain so why the fuck are they spending taxpayer billions?

peddling-fiction's picture

"And if #NSA never shares anything with anyone, they have become a private domain so why the fuck are they spending taxpayer billions?"

+10000000000 philipat

The question of the century.

I sure as heck know they are using their toys to try to hurt me, everytime they can.

And all I did was some truth telling.

peddling-fiction's picture

Money back and citizen tribunals are needed for these selfish, greedy and evil cyber sadists.

At least the C-eye-A makes some of its own money. We are not going to ask how, though.

DeadFred's picture

Always down-arrow comments about down-arrows. Follow the rules guys (and gals) and load my comment with red.

MisterMousePotato's picture

The only problem is getting a "credible and accurate" answer from what is fundamentally a biased, political organization.

 

In other words, liars.

 

Oh, best not to forget lingering questions about competency, too.

macholatte's picture

 

Obviously the narrative has moved away from the crimes & the punishment to speculation about who caught the criminals and who published the evidence. Notice the criminals have not denied the crimes. Notice the authorities have not arrested any of the criminals.

Will the MSM get away with this?
Are the sheeple really that stupid?

VOTE TRUMP
VOTE OFTEN

!! NEVER HITLARY !!

38BWD22's picture

 

 

"It's all George Bush's fault."

-DNC

Supernova Born's picture

So while the NSA was requiring backdoors and easy hackablility they exposed American political corruption and demonstrated how little the Constitution means.

Two'fer fer sure.

 

Dutti's picture

But.. but.. if the evidence against DNC was received in an "illegal" way, then it's not admissible in a court of law for a jury (you) to evaluate... /sarc

de3de8's picture

You know the democraps would be on cloud 9 if shoe on the other foot. As usual hair on fire cause they got caught.

Pew Pew Pew's picture

I personally blame the Bush Tax Cuts...

buttmint's picture

...who has access and who would love to trip up Clinton?

Obama.

Barmaher's picture

I don't care who hacked the DNC (just glad they did).  I want to see the evidence of who turned the towers into dust in mid-air.  Don't tell me it was Islamic terrorists with box cutter.  Ed?  can you hear me?  Ed?

 

https://youtu.be/m4Z87cKe3Y0

Troy Ounce's picture

 

@Barmaher

This 911 DUST documentary is an eye opener. Thanks. Very difficult to find on Youtube, though...as if Google does not want you to find it.

Jack Ryan_00's picture

Here's a couple more.

Now THAT’S a collapse!!!    Now watch with no sound   Not a collapse    Now turn it on again   WTC Footage Collapse Original Sound 

 

 

wildbad's picture

you sonofabitch..i just read your emails and found out you're cheating on me!

 

what you opened my email?!? how could you?"?

 

we're on the subject of your infidelity..not how i found out about it....

Crash Overide's picture

Eddy makes a few good points by the way.

Our government specifically authorized the hacking of political parties. Mistakes were made. https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/1211015/faa-fg-cert-2010-a-exhibit-f-foreign-power-list.pdf 

It's kinda like, "well you stareted it first so... in your face!" all is fair right?

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

True, they no longer bother denying the allegations.

Because they no longer NEED to.

mkkby's picture

Putin realized if he had to hear that hideous laugh over the red phone, he'd be forced to surrender just to make the pain stop.  Anybody but the Hildebeast goes double in Moscow.

vulcanraven's picture

F.B.I.=Full Blown Incompetence

11b40's picture

Yes, the FBI is on it!  Those dirty Rooskies!  The have spies?!!??  Who knew?

How dare they spy on us and mess around with our political system.  What a rotten bunch of bastards.  We can only be thankful we live in a decent nation, one that would never stick their nose in any other country's political issues, and sure as hell would nver actually spy on anyone.

Wait.  What?  Angela Merkel is on the other line?  She says I may be wrong about that?  Oops.  Never mind.

JLee2027's picture

Who gives a shit who really hacked it?  Let's get to blaming Donald Trump for it as soon as possible.

It's same as Watergate, except the Dems don't care who did it.

de3de8's picture

And going the Putin rooting for Trump story line is a low as it gets, but not surprised as dems can't help themselves.

BorisTheBlade's picture

They know for sure it was Cuddly Bear, no, Cozy Bear cross-dressing as Trump and Putin. I'm curios if Snowden is fucking with everyone, he is a Cozy Cuddly Bear who just screwed with everyone and told exactly where he left the clues: NSA - while he knows with certainty they won't share it with either FBI or DNC.

Chris Dakota's picture

It's not who hacked that is important.

Its what they DID which is proved by the emails.

I love this spin, "who done it"

Hillary done it.

The media is fake.

The party system is fraud.

Supernova Born's picture

Hillary has made the FBI a laughing stock.

NoDebt's picture

The FBI made themselves a laughing stock.  They could have recommended indictment or even said "at the DOJ's discretion" and preserved some of their credibility.  Taking it upon themselves to kill the process right then and there spoke VOLUMES about how they are not going to play second fiddle to the DOJ in the corruption race to the bottom.  They want the country to know they are just as corrupt as every other agency of government, if not more so.

Mr. Universe's picture

Who knew those files she pilfered from the FBI would still be paying dividends today.

Here2Go's picture

"The FBI made themselves a laughing stock"

 

Loretta Lynch made the FBI a laughingstock. (& here you all though Johnny Utah was the problem).

Debt-Is-Not-Money's picture

"Killary---since Mena"

Since Vince Foster!

Croesus's picture

If Hillary becomes president, then America has officially fallen. 

 

NoDebt's picture

Well, it would be officially up for sale at any rate.  

"This coming Sunday- the United States of America yard sale!  Everything must go!  No reasonable offer refused!"

Benefits charity.  Make checks payable to "The Clinton Foundation"

sessinpo's picture

It fell a long time ago. As we learn more, we learn just how far back it fell. We are way behind the curve and we are way ahead of the main population. That should scare and piss you off.

11b40's picture

Excellent observation, sessinpo.

"We are way behind the curve and we are way ahead of the main population. That should scare and piss you off."