The memorandum released on July 24 by the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS), a group of former high-level intelligence officers, makes the case that the emails from the Democratic National Committee computers given to Wikileaks, were not hacked by “Russians” but leaked from the inside. These findings in themselves debunk the entire fairy tale of the Kremlin’s manipulation of the U.S. electoral process, which explains why no major media has covered the memo. Numerous blogs have, however.
To his merit, Republican Congressman Dana Rohrbacher of California had the courage to publish a press release drawing the attention of his fellow members of Congress to the VIPS report. The findings of these specialists, he said,
“destroy the credibility of the charges that Russia hacked the system, disclosed the emails, and thus greatly impacted the outcome of the last election. These bogus charges have done great damage to our ability to work with Russia and have distracted the American people from the real threat of radical Islamic terrorism. This phony campaign has been used to disrupt the right of our new President to accomplish his goals and set the policies approved by the American voters.”
Rohrbacher, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats, has been targetted by the same “deep state” apparatus as Donald Trump, as rumors swirl over possible investigations into his dubious links to Russians. His town meetings have been targeted by Soros-linked hecklers, and the lead staffer of his subcommittee, Paul Behrends, was fired, after a campaign of leaks and innuendo implying he is a possible Putin operative!
The VIPS memo has also been supported and circulated by well-known commentator Paul Craig Roberts, in a short but very sharply worded July 28 article on his blog entitled, “The New Russian Sanctions Bill Is Washington’s Monument to Its Criminality,” which makes clear that “Washington has intentionally chosen conflict with Russia as the main element of U.S. foreign policy.”
Col. Pat Lang (ret.), a former senior officer of U.S. military intelligence, published excerpts of the VIPS memo on his popular blog. It was also endorsed by Scott Ritter, a former UN weapons inspector who exposed the lies over Iraq’s WMD. He points to “perhaps the most curious aspect of this entire case”, which is that the DNC servers were never given to the FBI for forensic investigation, but the agency relied upon the findings of data provided by a private company CrowdStrike.