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Julian Assange: “I can’t think properly”, Extradition hearing, Nils Melzer: “prolonged and sustained exposure to severe psychological stress, anxiety and related mental and emotional suffering” 

Julian Assange: “I can’t think properly”, Extradition hearing, Nils Melzer: “prolonged and sustained exposure to severe psychological stress, anxiety and related mental and emotional suffering”

Mueller, as a matter of determined policy, omitted key steps which any honest investigator would undertake. He did not commission any forensic examination of the DNC servers. He did not interview Bill Binney. He did not interview Julian Assange. His failure to do any of those obvious things renders his report worthless.”…Craig Murray

“Fox News news analyst Ellen Ratner relayed information from Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to Texas businessman Ed Butowsky regarding Seth Rich’s role in transferring emails to Wikileaks, according to an amended lawsuit that I filed this morning on behalf of Mr. Butowsky.”…Attorney Ty Clevenger

“Julian Assange is a Thought Criminal and like the main character, Winston in “1984”, is being broken down psychologically.”…Citizen Wells

 

From RT.

“‘I can’t think properly’: Assange disoriented as court rejects delay for extradition proceedings

With his supporters rallying outside the court building, Julian Assange showed signs of exhaustion and psychological torment as his lawyer made a bid to delay US extradition proceedings – but the London court ruled against him.

Cleanly shaven and dressed in a navy suit, the WikiLeaks co-founder appeared before Westminster Magistrates Court on Monday to seek the postponement of an extradition hearing scheduled for February – but the impact of six months behind bars at London’s maximum security Belmarsh Prison have clearly taken a toll.

A weary Assange defiantly raised his fist to supporters in the public gallery, but the imprisoned Australian whistleblower understandably did not appear to be in good spirits. Reports from inside the court suggest that Assange, who shot to international prominence for revealing US war crimes, even struggled to say his own name and date of birth. He reportedly held back tears as he told the court that he couldn’t “think properly.””

“UN special rapporteur on torture Nils Melzer warned in July that Assange’s health was deteriorating in prison after visiting him with two medical experts to assess the extent of ill-treatment he has been facing.

Melzer said Assange showed all the symptoms typical “prolonged and sustained exposure to severe psychological stress, anxiety and related mental and emotional suffering” and that his cognitive and sensory capacity have been “significantly impaired.” Fellow Australian journalist John Pilger also spoke of Assange’s unabated “psychological torture” after a visit to Belmarsh in August, though their warnings have typically fallen on deaf ears among the UK media and officialdom.”

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Julian Assange health and conditions via father John Shipton and Candles 4 Assange video Oct 2019, Assange mistreated political prisoner in Belmarsh Prison

Julian Assange health and conditions via father John Shipton and Candles 4 Assange video Oct 2019, Assange mistreated political prisoner in Belmarsh Prison

“Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.”…George Orwell

“Not every item of news should be published: rather must
those who control news policies endeavor to make every item
of news serve a certain purpose.”… Joseph Goebbels

“We are being lied to on a scale unimaginable by George Orwell.”…Citizen Wells

 

This is barely being covered.

It is my duty to spread the word.

From WilliamBowles, a WSWS interview and a “Candles 4 Assange” video.

“JULIAN HAS REACHED A POINT WHERE HE MAY DIE”—ASSANGE’S FATHER JOHN SHIPTON SPEAKS WITH THE WSWS

“On Thursday the WSWS met John Shipton, Julian Assange’s father, in Berlin to talk about the condition of his son’s jailing in the maximum security Belmarsh Prison in London. The day before Shipton had given a press conference and addressed the weekly “Candles 4 Assange” rally in Berlin, to inform the public about his son’s illegal imprisonment and demand his freedom.”

“Shipton, who had visited his son just before traveling to Berlin, described the gruesome situation he is facing in Belmarsh.

“Julian was sentenced to 50 weeks in jail for minor infringements in a maximum-security prison in solitary confinement for 22 to 23 hours a day. There is a limitation of visitations which is two social visits for two hours. So those two hours, you can imagine, are very, very precious things. The Belmarsh prison is quite a way out and the requirements of registration are complex. That is his day to day situation.”

Shipton explained that his son has basically no access to any information. “There are restrictions on access to the library, access to the gym and access to computers. So, in order to prepare for his case, he has no access to the library, no access to computers and no access to the internet. He has no access to information at all.”

Due to his deteriorating health—Shipton said his son has lost 15 kilos since his imprisonment in Belmarsh—Assange has been transferred to the hospital ward of the prison.

“There he is still in isolation 23 hours a day but now he can have three visits a week. This is some improvement but still it’s a Grade A maximum-security jail. And Julian is a Grade B prisoner. His health has been declining and has reached a point where he may die. This a man who has done nothing. Julian is a journalist like you. He has made an immense contribution to world journalism. WikiLeaks has made immense contributions, unbeatable contributions.””

“Shipton denounced the fact that his son is being held in a maximum prison for supposedly having breached the Bail Act. “Julian cannot be charged for bail skipping because he is an asylee and every asylee falls under conventions which the UK has signed. Julian is a journalist.”

He added that “every journalist has an interest that the truth of Julian’s situation being put before their editors every day. Newspapers should have a great interest in Assange because also their freedom to publish and to investigate will be constrained and is being constrained. I understand that the World Socialist Web Site is being reduced by over 40 percent in its traffic by Google and search engines. This is repression of free speech. It is up to us and up to newspapers and news organisations to ensure that Julian is free. It is about the freedom to publish.””

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https://williambowles.info/2019/10/05/julian-has-reached-a-point-where-he-may-die-assanges-father-john-shipton-speaks-with-the-wsws/

 

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Free Assange public meeting The Forum Greenwich Borough England, September 27, 2019,  Opposing the extradiction of Julian Assange to the US

Free Assange public meeting The Forum Greenwich Borough England, September 27, 2019,  Opposing the extradiction of Julian Assange to the US

“Fox News news analyst Ellen Ratner relayed information from Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to Texas businessman Ed Butowsky regarding Seth Rich’s role in transferring emails to Wikileaks, according to an amended lawsuit that I filed this morning on behalf of Mr. Butowsky.”…Attorney Ty Clevenger

“Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.”…George Orwell

“We are being lied to on a scale unimaginable by George Orwell.”…Citizen Wells

 

27 Sept | Greenwich | Opposing the Extradition of Julian Assange to the US

“WRITTEN BY GREENWICH AND LEWISHAM ASSANGE CAMPAIGN ON .”

“Opposing the Extradiction of Julian Assange to the US
27 Sept | 18:30- 20:30
The Forum, Greenwich”

“Julian Assange is locked away in Belmarsh Prison, here in the borough of Greenwich. The fight to save Assange is a fight for our democratic rights, for a free press and for peace and justice around the world. We have a special responsibility in Greenwich to act now”

http://www.stopwar.org.uk/index.php/events/other-anti-war-events/3471-27-sept-greenwich-opposing-the-extradition-of-julian-assange-to-the-us

Julian Assange is a political prisoner.

It is in the best interest of the deep state that he be silenced.

President Trump, wake up and free Assange.

 

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John Shipton Julian Assange father interview 3CR Radio August 16, 2019, A Friday Rave, Reveals Assange health and conditions in Belmarsh Prison

John Shipton Julian Assange father interview 3CR Radio August 16, 2019, A Friday Rave, Reveals Assange health and conditions in Belmarsh Prison

Mueller, as a matter of determined policy, omitted key steps which any honest investigator would undertake. He did not commission any forensic examination of the DNC servers. He did not interview Bill Binney. He did not interview Julian Assange. His failure to do any of those obvious things renders his report worthless.”…Craig Murray

“Fox News news analyst Ellen Ratner relayed information from Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to Texas businessman Ed Butowsky regarding Seth Rich’s role in transferring emails to Wikileaks, according to an amended lawsuit that I filed this morning on behalf of Mr. Butowsky.”…Attorney Ty Clevenger

“Who murdered Seth Rich and why?”…Citizen Wells

 

John Shipton, Julian Assange’s father was interviewed on Melbourne Radio Station 3CR, “A Friday Rave” on August 16, 2019.

The interview was available for a week on their website and was reported by some other sites.

Keeping the Julian Assange story alive and reporting the truth is important at Citizen Wells so an email exchange took place with the good folks at 3CR and they agreed to put the interview back up for a week.

The full interview can be heard for a limited time here:

https://www.3cr.org.au/fridayrave

Citizen Wells has put the John Shipton interview portion on Youtube:

Some of the comments from John Shipton:

“Julian is emaciated and not in tip top order or health,”
“He is suffering anxiety. He is still in fighting spirits, but his well being is declining rapidly.”
“Do not forget Julian Assange or you will lose him. I saw him in Belmarsh prison and his health has deteriorated”
“Can you believe that Julian, who is a gentle, intellectual sort of fellow gets locked up in a maximum security prison?”
“in a cell 20 hours a day and has two social visits a month. Lawyers are allowed there other times. These social visits can be arbitrarily cancelled or reduced in time.”
“To travel all the way from Australia to see Julian and to get only an hour, it seems cruel to me”
“I’m told that often that is done with a well known prisoner to assert authority over him and over his visitors.”
“Julian in my feeling depends greatly upon the support of Australians, and their support has been unflagging over the years. The government, of course, has taken no notice, and it seems to me, only takes notice of the United States and the United Kingdom, and will willingly sacrifice Julian’s well being to the demands of the US and the UK.”

 

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Seth Rich search engine results on Google Bing Yahoo DuckDuckGo Ecosia, “July 2019 Seth Rich” yields interesting results, Questions to be asked

Seth Rich search engine results on Google Bing Yahoo DuckDuckGo Ecosia, “July 2019 Seth Rich” yields interesting results, Questions to be asked

“I know that Seth Rich was involved in the DNC leak.”…Kim Dotcom

“On the DNC leak, Mueller started with the prejudice that it was “the Russians” and he deliberately and systematically excluded from evidence anything that contradicted that view.

Mueller, as a matter of determined policy, omitted key steps which any honest investigator would undertake. He did not commission any forensic examination of the DNC servers. He did not interview Bill Binney. He did not interview Julian Assange. His failure to do any of those obvious things renders his report worthless.”…Craig Murray

“I have noticed a trend:
1. The subjugation of probing investigations with honest questions and sincere motives.
2. The intensity with which the left, DNC controlled media has attacked those asking questions, “Thought Criminals.”
3. The difficulty in finding the latest news on the Seth Rich murder.
I have therefore tried to keep the story alive.”…Citizen Wells

 

I want the truth about Seth Rich, his murder and possible involvement in DNC data leaks to Julian Assange and WikiLeaks.

I have no hidden agenda.

The American Citizens and our Justice System deserve the truth.

I have been working diligently to keep the story alive in search of the truth.

I also have used search engines extensively over many years and have watched them “evolve” for better or worse.

If I want recent news on a subject or to see how Citizen Wells articles fare, I do something like the following:

“July 2019 Seth Rich”

Here are the results from Google, Bing, Yahoo, DuckDuckGo and a new one Ecosia.

Google:

Murder of Seth Rich – Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Seth_Rich
The murder of Seth Rich occurred on Sunday, July 10, 2016, at 4:20 a.m. in the Bloomingdale …… Retrieved April 19, 2019. ^ Poulsen, Kevin (April 18, 2019).
‎Gunfire locator · ‎2016 Democratic National … · ‎Bloomingdale

Seth Rich Was Not Source of Leaked D.N.C. Emails, Mueller Report …

Apr 20, 2019 – Mary Rich, the mother of the Democratic operative Seth Rich, at a news … On July 14, WikiLeaks received an encrypted file from Russian …

Why Didn’t Mueller Investigate Seth Rich? – Consortiumnews

Why Didn’t Mueller Investigate Seth Rich?


Jun 12, 2019 – No one knows who killed Rich in Washington, D.C., on July 10, 2016. All we know is … Slain Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich.

Bing:

Seth Rich data subpoena by Attorney Ty Clevenger July 2 …
https://citizenwells.com/2019/07/02/seth-rich-data-subpoena-by-attorney-ty-clevenger…
Jul 02, 2019 · Seth Rich data subpoena by Attorney Ty Clevenger July 2, 2019 to FBI, Crowdstrike, and DNC, Mueller and Obama officials relied on redacted draft reports prepared by CrowdStrike “The facts that we know of in the murder of the DNC staffer, Seth Rich, was that he was gunned down blocks from his home on July 10, 2016.

Why Didn’t Mueller Investigate Seth Rich? – Consortiumnews

Why Didn’t Mueller Investigate Seth Rich?


Volume 25, Number 182—Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Main menu Skip to content. … Seth Rich, on the other hand, seems to very likely have been involved in the OTHER leak that WikiLeaks published, i.e …

Mueller report: the Seth Rich conspiracy theory needs to …
https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/4/19/18507848/seth-rich-conspiracy-theory…
Apr 19, 2019 · On July 10, 2016, shortly before the DNC emails were released, Seth Rich was shot to death about a block from his home in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of …
Author: Jane Coaston

Yahoo:

Seth Rich data subpoena by Attorney Ty Clevenger July 2, 2019 …
citizenwells.com/2019/07/02/seth-rich-data…
Seth Rich data subpoena by Attorney Ty Clevenger July 2, 2019 to FBI, Crowdstrike, and DNC, Mueller and Obama officials relied on redacted draft reports prepared by CrowdStrike “The facts that we know of in the murder of the DNC staffer, Seth Rich, was that he was gunned down blocks from his home on July 10, 2016.

The Seth Rich conspiracy theory needs to end now – vox.com
http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/4/19/…
On July 10, 2016, shortly before the DNC emails were released, Seth Rich was shot to death about a block from his home in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Washington, DC, in what police believe to …

Why Didn’t Mueller Investigate Seth Rich? – Consortiumnews
consortiumnews.com/2019/06/12/why-didnt-mueller…
Volume 25, Number 182—Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Main menu Skip to content. … Seth Rich, on the other hand, seems to very likely have been involved in the OTHER leak that WikiLeaks published, i.e

DuckDuckGo:

Seth Rich data subpoena by Attorney Ty Clevenger July 2, 2019 …
Search domain citizenwells.com/2019/07/02/seth-rich-data-subpoena-by-attorney-ty-clevenger-july-2-2019-to-fbi-crowdstrike-and-dnc-mueller-and-obama-officials-relied-on-redacted-draft-reports-prepared-by-crowdstrike/https://citizenwells.com/2019/07/02/seth-rich-data-subpoena-by-attorney-ty-clevenger-july-2-2019-to-fbi-crowdstrike-and-dnc-mueller-and-obama-officials-relied-on-redacted-draft-reports-prepared-by-crowdstrike/
Seth Rich data subpoena by Attorney Ty Clevenger July 2, 2019 to FBI, Crowdstrike, and DNC, Mueller and Obama officials relied on redacted draft reports prepared by CrowdStrike “The facts that we know of in the murder of the DNC staffer, Seth Rich, was that he was gunned down blocks from his home on July 10, 2016.

The Seth Rich conspiracy theory needs to end now – vox.com
Search domain http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/4/19/18507848/seth-rich-conspiracy-theory-mueller-reporthttps://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/4/19/18507848/seth-rich-conspiracy-theory-mueller-report
On July 10, 2016, shortly before the DNC emails were released, Seth Rich was shot to death about a block from his home in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Washington, DC, in what police believe to …

Why Didn’t Mueller Investigate Seth Rich? – Consortiumnews
Search domain consortiumnews.com/2019/06/12/why-didnt-mueller-investigate-seth-rich/https://consortiumnews.com/2019/06/12/why-didnt-mueller-investigate-seth-rich/
Volume 25, Number 182—Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Main menu Skip to content. … Seth Rich, on the other hand, seems to very likely have been involved in the OTHER leak that WikiLeaks published, i.e …

Ecosia:

Seth Rich data subpoena by Attorney Ty Clevenger July 2 …
https://citizenwells.com/2019/07/02/seth-rich-data-subpoena-by-attorney-ty-clevenger…
Seth Rich data subpoena by Attorney Ty Clevenger July 2, 2019 to FBI, Crowdstrike, and DNC, Mueller and Obama officials relied on redacted draft reports prepared by CrowdStrike “The facts that we know of in the murder of the DNC staffer, Seth Rich, was that he was gunned down blocks from his home on July 10, 2016.

Was DNC Worker Seth Conrad Rich Gunned Down on His Way to …
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/seth-conrad-rich
On 10 July 2016, Democratic National Committee (DNC) staffer Seth Conrad Rich was shot and killed just after 4 AM in Washington, D.C. Rich’s tragic death was undoubtedly destined to feed a …

Seth Rich: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know | Heavy.com
https://heavy.com/news/2016/07/seth-rich-dnc-voter-election-fraud-democratic-national…
Seth Rich was murdered in July 2016. (Facebook/Seth Rich memorial page) NBC Channel 4 in Washington says that Seth’s mother, Mary Rich, said police “told her family her son may have been the …

Conclusion:

In the approx. 30 minutes since I began this article, DuckDuckGo originally had the fake NY Times article as No. 1 like Google and with an Ad designation.

I realize that “Big Brother” is watching me and search engines are dynamic, but what gives?

As Rush Limbaugh would say: “A teachable moment.”

 

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Ed Butowsky v Folkenflik et al plaintiff response to defendant objection to report and recommendation of Magistrate Judge Craven, May 29, 2019, Defamation in Seth Rich reports alleged

Ed Butowsky v Folkenflik et al plaintiff response to defendant objection to report and recommendation of Magistrate Judge Craven, May 29, 2019, Defamation in Seth Rich reports alleged

“The facts that we know of in the murder of the DNC staffer, Seth Rich, was that he was gunned down blocks from his home on July 10, 2016. Washington Metro police detectives claim that Mr. Rich was a robbery victim, which is strange since after being shot twice in the back, he was still wearing a $2,000 gold necklace and watch. He still had his wallet, key and phone. Clearly, he was not a victim of robbery.”…Retired Admiral James A. Lyons March 1, 2018

“Mueller, as a matter of determined policy, omitted key steps which any honest investigator would undertake. He did not commission any forensic examination of the DNC servers. He did not interview Bill Binney. He did not interview Julian Assange. His failure to do any of those obvious things renders his report worthless.”…Craig Murray May 9, 2019

“We are being lied to on a scale unimaginable by George Orwell.”…Citizen Wells

 

From the “REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION OF THE UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE” by Magistrate Craven April 17, 2019.

“Here, Plaintiff has sufficiently alleged conduct on the part of Defendants sufficient to constitute civil conspiracy. The Court recommends this part of Defendants’ motion to dismiss be denied.”

https://www.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.txed.183024/gov.uscourts.txed.183024.58.0.pdf

From Ed Butowsky, plaintiff response to defendant objection to report and recommendation of Magistrate Judge Craven, May 29, 2019.

“● Plaintiff alleges facts that plausibly show Defendants’ actual malice.
“Putting aside the Court’s above concerns as to the applicability of the common
law and statutory privileges – something Defendants must demonstrate – there are other reasons for recommending Defendants’ Rule 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss based on the common law and statutory privileges and the third-party allegations rule be denied. First, even if the conditional privileges do apply, Plaintiff can overcome the privileges by pleading actual malice … Plaintiff alleges facts which plausibly allege actual malice (that Folkenflik knew the statements were false or did not act for the purpose of protecting the interest for which the privileges exist).”
[R&R, pp. 45-46; id., pp. 78-88 (“Even if the Court were to assume, for purposes of this Report and Recommendation only, that Plaintiff is a limited-purpose public figure, the Court would agree with Plaintiff that he has sufficiently alleged actual malice …
Plaintiff’s allegations are sufficient at this stage to create a ‘plausible inference’ that Folkenflik and NPR published the reports with actual malice … Plaintiff’s allegations sufficiently indicate at this stage in the litigation that Folkenflik purposefully avoided learning the truth … Plaintiff plausibly alleges when Folkenflik published the statements, he knew the statements were false, had serious doubts as to their truth, or had a high degree of awareness of their probable falsity … Thus, the Court finds Plaintiff plausibly
alleges Folkenflik and NPR published statements with actual malice.”)].

● Plaintiff sufficiently alleges that Defendants’ reports were not fair,
true, or impartial. “Second, regardless of whether Defendants are seeking to establish the common law or statutory privileges or both, those conditional privileges only protect publications which are fair, true and impartial accounts … The Court finds Plaintiff has alleged facts which plausibly allege the reports were not fair, true, and impartial accounts of the Wheeler Complaint … The Court disagrees with Defendants that they have established their entitlement to dismissal under §73.002(b) (fair report and fair comment privileges) at this stage of the proceedings.”

● Plaintiff sufficiently alleges material falsity.
“Here, as will be discussed in detail below, the Court finds, at this stage of the
case and under the facts as alleged in the Complaint, Plaintiff has sufficiently
alleged the gist of the publications was not substantially true. The Court is not
convinced the publications place Plaintiff in no worse light than the underlying
allegations contained in the Wheeler Complaint, as urged by Defendants. Thus,
the Court is not convinced the third-party allegations rule codified in Texas Civil
Practices and Remedies Code § 73.005(b) applies, and as a matter of law, bars
Plaintiff’s claims.”
[R&R, pp. 50-51, 52-53; id., p. 74, n. 28 (“At this stage of the case and under the facts as alleged in the Complaint (including that Defendants acted in concert and conspiracy with Wigdor to publish and republish false and defamatory statements), the Court also finds Plaintiff has sufficiently alleged the falsity element of his defamation claim. In addition to [his] allegations that Defendants and Wigdor manufactured the false and ‘preconceived’ story, Plaintiff has also sufficiently alleged the gist of the reports was not substantially true – that is, that the reports were not fair, true, and impartial accounts of the Wheeler Complaint.”)].

● NPR’s statements are reasonably capable of a defamatory meaning.
“As previously noted, Plaintiff argues the ‘gist’ of the publications is that
Plaintiff, a ‘Dallas investment manager’ and ‘financial talking head,’ concocted,
spearheaded and actively participated with Fox News and the White House in a
concerted scheme to promote ‘fake news.’ … Evaluating the August 1 Report as a
whole, the Court finds because of material additions and misleading
juxtapositions, an objectively reasonable reader could conclude the report
mischaracterized Plaintiff’s role in the Seth Rich investigation and ‘thereby cast
more suspicion on [Plaintiff’s] actions than an accurate account would have
warranted.’ … The August 1 Report as a whole is reasonably capable of a
defamatory meaning because it goes ‘beyond merely reporting materially true
facts.’ … The August 1 Report also juxtaposed facts in a possibly misleading way
… The Court finds the August 1 Report, as a whole, can be reasonably understood
as stating the meaning Plaintiff proposes and is capable of defamatory meaning.””

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NY Times Mueller lies exposed by intelligence professionals, If not Seth Rich then who?, DNC files transferred to thumb drive not hacked, VIPS

NY Times Mueller lies exposed by intelligence professionals, If not Seth Rich then who?, DNC files transferred to thumb drive not hacked, VIPS

“As soon as all the corrections which happened to be necessary in any particular number of the Times had been assembled and collated, that number would be reprinted, the original copy destroyed, and the corrected copy placed on the files in it’s stead. This process of continuation alteration was applied not only to newspapers, but to books, periodicals, pamphlets, posters, leaflets, films, sound tracks, cartoons, photographs–to every kind of literature or documentation which might conceivably hold any political or ideological significance. Day by day and almost minute by minute the past was brought up to date. In this way every prediction made by the Party could be shown by documentary evidence to be correct; nor was any item of news, or expression of opinion, which conflicted with the needs of the moment, ever allowed to be on record.”…George Orwell, “1984″

“And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed
–if all records told the same tale–then the lie passed into
history and became truth. “Who controls the past,” ran the
Party slogan, “controls the future: who controls the present
controls the past.”…George Orwell, “1984″

“We are being lied to on a scale unimaginable by George Orwell.”…Citizen Wells

 

From Citizen Wells April 21, 2019.

“Fake news NY Times quotes fake Mueller investigation report on Assange Seth Rich statements, Mueller pushed fake Russian narrative and did not investigate”

https://citizenwells.com/2019/04/21/fake-news-ny-times-quotes-fake-mueller-investigation-report-on-assange-seth-rich-statements-mueller-pushed-fake-russian-narrative-and-did-not-investigate/

 

From Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) April 16, 2019.

“Mr. President:

The song has ended but the melody lingers on. The release Thursday of the redacted text of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s “Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election” nudged the American people a tad closer to the truth on so-called “Russiagate.”

But the Mueller report left unscathed the central-but-unproven allegation that the Russian government hacked into the DNC and Podesta emails, gave them to WikiLeaks to publish, and helped you win the election. The thrust will be the same; namely, even if there is a lack of evidence that you colluded with Russian President Vladimir Putin, you have him to thank for becoming president. And that melody will linger on for the rest of your presidency, unless you seize the moment.

Mueller has accepted that central-but-unproven allegation as gospel truth, apparently in the lack of any disinterested, independent forensic work. Following the odd example of his erstwhile colleague, former FBI Director James Comey, Mueller apparently has relied for forensics on a discredited, DNC-hired firm named CrowdStrike, whose credibility is on a par with “pee-tape dossier” compiler Christopher Steele. Like Steele, CrowdStrike was hired and paid by the DNC (through a cutout).

We brought the lack of independent forensics to the attention of Attorney General William Barr on March 13 in a Memorandum entitled “Mueller’s Forensic-Free Findings”, but received no reply or acknowledgement. In that Memorandum we described the results of our own independent, agenda-free forensic investigation led by two former Technical Directors of the NSA, who avoid squishy “assessments,” preferring to base their findings on fundamental principles of science and the scientific method. Our findings remain unchallenged; they reveal gaping holes in CrowdStrike’s conclusions.

We do not know if Barr shared our March 13 Memorandum with you. As for taking a public position on the forensics issue, we suspect he is being circumspect in choosing his battles carefully, perhaps deferring until later a rigorous examination of the dubious technical work upon which Mueller seems to have relied.”

Read more:

https://consortiumnews.com/2019/04/16/vips-fault-mueller-probe-criticize-refusal-to-interview-assange/

 

From Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) March 13, 2019.

“In June 2017, Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Richard Burr asked Comey whether he ever had “access to the actual hardware that was hacked.” Comey answered, “In the case of the DNC … we did not have access to the devices themselves. We got relevant forensic information from a private party, a high-class entity, that had done the work. …” Sen. Burr followed up: “But no content? Isn’t content an important part of the forensics from a counterintelligence standpoint?” Comey: “It is, although what was briefed to me by my folks … is that they had gotten the information from the private party that they needed to understand the intrusion by the spring of 2016.”

The “private party/high-class entity” to which Comey refers is CrowdStrike, a cybersecurity firm of checkered reputation and multiple conflicts of interest, including very close ties to a number of key anti-Russian organizations. Comey indicated that the DNC hired CrowdStrike in the spring of 2016.

Given the stakes involved in the Russia-gate investigation – including a possible impeachment battle and greatly increased tension between Russia and the U.S. — it is difficult to understand why Comey did not move quickly to seize the computer hardware so the FBI could perform an independent examination of what quickly became the major predicate for investigating election interference by Russia. Fortunately, enough data remain on the forensic “trail” to arrive at evidence-anchored conclusions. The work we have done shows the prevailing narrative to be false. We have been suggesting this for over two years. Recent forensic work significantly strengthens that conclusion.

We Do Forensics

Recent forensic examination of the Wikileaks DNC files shows they were created on 23, 25 and 26 May 2016. (On June 12, Julian Assange announced he had them; WikiLeaks published them on July 22.) We recently discovered that the files reveal a FAT (File Allocation Table) system property. This shows that the data had been transferred to an external storage device, such as a thumb drive, before WikiLeaks posted them.

FAT is a simple file system named for its method of organization, the File Allocation Table. It is used for storage only and is not related to internet transfers like hacking. Were WikiLeaks to have received the DNC files via a hack, the last modified times on the files would be a random mixture of odd-and even-ending numbers.

Why is that important? The evidence lies in the “last modified” time stamps on the Wikileaks files. When a file is stored under the FAT file system the software rounds the time to the nearest even-numbered second. Every single one of the time stamps in the DNC files on WikiLeaks’ site ends in an even number.

We have examined 500 DNC email files stored on the Wikileaks site. All 500 files end in an even number—2, 4, 6, 8 or 0. If those files had been hacked over the Internet, there would be an equal probability of the time stamp ending in an odd number. The random probability that FAT was not used is 1 chance in 2 to the 500th power. Thus, these data show that the DNC emails posted by WikiLeaks went through a storage device, like a thumb drive, and were physically moved before Wikileaks posted the emails on the World Wide Web.

This finding alone is enough to raise reasonable doubts, for example, about Mueller’s indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers for hacking the DNC emails given to WikiLeaks. A defense attorney could easily use the forensics to argue that someone copied the DNC files to a storage device like a USB thumb drive and got them physically to WikiLeaks — not electronically via a hack.

Role of NSA

For more than two years, we strongly suspected that the DNC emails were copied/leaked in that way, not hacked. And we said so. We remain intrigued by the apparent failure of NSA’s dragnet, collect-it-all approach — including “cast-iron” coverage of WikiLeaks — to provide forensic evidence (as opposed to “assessments”) as to how the DNC emails got to WikiLeaks and who sent them. Well before the telling evidence drawn from the use of FAT, other technical evidence led us to conclude that the DNC emails were not hacked over the network, but rather physically moved over, say, the Atlantic Ocean.

Is it possible that NSA has not yet been asked to produce the collected packets of DNC email data claimed to have been hacked by Russia? Surely, this should be done before Mueller competes his investigation. NSA has taps on all the transoceanic cables leaving the U.S. and would almost certainly have such packets if they exist. (The detailed slides released by Edward Snowden actually show the routes that trace the packets.)

The forensics we examined shed no direct light on who may have been behind the leak. The only thing we know for sure is that the person had to have direct access to the DNC computers or servers in order to copy the emails. The apparent lack of evidence from the most likely source, NSA, regarding a hack may help explain the FBI’s curious preference for forensic data from CrowdStrike. No less puzzling is why Comey would choose to call CrowdStrike a “high-class entity.”

Comey was one of the intelligence chiefs briefing President Obama on January 5, 2017 on the “Intelligence Community Assessment,” which was then briefed to President-elect Trump and published the following day. That Obama found a key part of the ICA narrative less than persuasive became clear at his last press conference (January 18), when he told the media, “The conclusions of the intelligence community with respect to the Russian hacking were not conclusive … as to how ‘the DNC emails that were leaked’ got to WikiLeaks.”

“For the steering group, Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity:

William Binney, former NSA Technical Director for World Geopolitical & Military Analysis; Co-founder of NSA’s Signals Intelligence Automation Research Center (ret.)

Richard H. Black, Senator of Virginia, 13th District; Colonel US Army (ret.); Former Chief, Criminal Law Division, Office of the Judge Advocate General, the Pentagon (associate VIPS)

Bogdan Dzakovic, former Team Leader of Federal Air Marshals and Red Team, FAA Security (ret.) (associate VIPS)

Philip Giraldi, CIA, Operations Officer (ret.)

Mike Gravel, former Adjutant, top secret control officer, Communications Intelligence Service; special agent of the Counter Intelligence Corps and former United States Senator

James George Jatras, former U.S. diplomat and former foreign policy adviser to Senate leadership (Associate VIPS)

Larry C. Johnson, former CIA and State Department Counter Terrorism officer

John Kiriakou, former CIA Counterterrorism Officer and former senior investigator, Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Karen Kwiatkowski, former Lt. Col., US Air Force (ret.), at Office of Secretary of Defense watching the manufacture of lies on Iraq, 2001-2003

Edward Loomis, Cryptologic Computer Scientist, former Technical Director at NSA (ret.)

David MacMichael, Ph.D., former senior estimates officer, National Intelligence Council (ret.)

Ray McGovern, former US Army infantry/intelligence officer & CIA analyst; CIA Presidential briefer (ret.)

Elizabeth Murray, former Deputy National Intelligence Officer for the Near East, National Intelligence Council & CIA political analyst (ret.)

Todd E. Pierce, MAJ, US Army Judge Advocate (ret.)

Peter Van Buren, US Department of State, Foreign Service Officer (ret.) (associate VIPS)

Sarah G. Wilton, CDR, USNR, (ret.); Defense Intelligence Agency (ret.)

Kirk Wiebe, former Senior Analyst, SIGINT Automation Research Center, NSA

Ann Wright, retired U.S. Army reserve colonel and former U.S. diplomat who resigned in 2003 in opposition to the Iraq War

Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) is made up of former intelligence officers, diplomats, military officers and congressional staffers. The organization, founded in 2002, was among the first critics of Washington’s justifications for launching a war against Iraq. VIPS advocates a US foreign and national security policy based on genuine national interests rather than contrived threats promoted for largely political reasons.”

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https://consortiumnews.com/2019/03/13/vips-muellers-forensics-free-findings/

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