Monday, June 5, 2017

Did The Donald Just Get Played? NSA Contractor Busted for Leaking

Reality Winner, busted NSA contractor
Reality Winner, a 25-year-old National Security Agency contractor, is the first casualty in the Trump administration’s promised war on leakers. Winner was arrested over the weekend for allegedly leaking top secret information to a news organization, the Justice Department said today. That news organization turns out to be The Intercept

Corey Lewandowski tweeted out the "victory":
But there are a few things peculiar about this bust.

The leaks that have been damaging to the President have been mostly published by The New York Times and The Washington Post, both of which are clearly biased against him.

The Intercept, which publishes Glenn Greenwald, tends to provide a much more balanced assessment, but now future leakers will have to wonder whether The Intercept is the best place to leak. Will they now consider The New York Times and The Washington Post, the best method for leaking?

But this bust also ends up putting more emphasis on the Russia hacking theme and adds a sense of credibility to the hacking story. From  The Intercept:
RUSSIAN MILITARY INTELLIGENCE executed a cyberattack on at least one U.S. voting software supplier and sent spear-phishing emails to more than 100 local election officials just days before last November’s presidential election, according to a highly classified intelligence report obtained by The Intercept.
The top-secret National Security Agency document, which was provided anonymously to The Intercept and independently authenticated, analyzes intelligence very recently acquired by the agency about a months-long Russian intelligence cyber effort against elements of the U.S. election and voting infrastructure. The report, dated May 5, 2017, is the most detailed U.S. government account of Russian interference in the election that has yet come to light.
The above is what is going to be repeated by mainstream press----and we now know this came from the NSA. Ironclad proof, the Russians have been hacking! That is unless you read the next paragraph of The Intercept story which won't be emphasized if mentioned at all by the mainstream media:
While the document provides a rare window into the NSA’s understanding of the mechanics of Russian hacking, it does not show the underlying “raw” intelligence on which the analysis is based. A U.S. intelligence officer who declined to be identified cautioned against drawing too big a conclusion from the document because a single analysis is not necessarily definitive.
So it is "sketchy" intelligence, without the raw data, that advances the Russian hacking theme. and dents The Intercept. This bust does not look like a win for the President.

This gal gets busted before The Intercept even has an opportunity to publish the leak but the government can't find the leakers to The New York Times and The Washington Post?

It looks to me like the Intelligence wing of the Deep State continues to play with the President. Given modern day tracking and eavesdropping technology of the government, there is no way the leakers to
The New York Times and The Washington Post can't be identified.

I don't care if burner phones were used or in person meetings, I can think of government technology and methods that could track down the leakers.

Unless leakers to The New York Times and The Washington Post are busted, my hypothesis is that The Donald is getting played.

This arrest doesn't help the President on the absurd Russian hacking theme, it makes it worse. Put it in the win category for the Deep State.



  1. Intercept may have been played too. But they did include the cautionary note about.

    Now also note Brennan himself has said, in testimony, presumably under oath, they "don't do evidence". Just "assessments" and "high confidence"..

  2. Megyn Kelly asked Putin about the golden shower dossier the Brit spy made up on Trump during the campaign. MSM has jumped the shark. They're rags are only important to establishment cronies who are fossils and don't even realize it yet.