"It Was A Thumb Drive, Stupid"

This brouhaha quit being about the hapless, deranged Trump a long time ago - it has become entirely about a mainstream media demonstrating that it can create whatever fake news reality suits its masters if it just keeps on repeating inane things and studiously omitting important things.

These new forensics findings described below should by rights be given equal time in the Globalist Kabuki Theater. I doubt we will hear a peep on the TeeVee. That we should still even be having to discuss the "hack" of a ridiculously unguarded string of servers, cell phones, and blackberries in the first place - probably a long line of B-grade hackers were feasting on the DNC network before Seth Rich ever stuck a thumb drive in it - just shows you what an enormous waste of time and taxpayers' money this has all been.
The latest chatter about Russian "emoluments" and the like means that Mueller should be impaneling about another 350 grand juries for the purpose of prosecuting the state of Israel for tampering with the US elections via perks, payouts, bribes, threats,and blackmail.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-08-10...

"A speed of 22.7 megabytes is simply unobtainable, especially if we are talking about a transoceanic data transfer,” Folden said. “Based on the data we now have, what we’ve been calling a hack is impossible.” Last week Forensicator reported on a speed test he conducted more recently. It tightens the case considerably. “Transfer rates of 23 MB/s (Mega Bytes per second) are not just highly unlikely, but effectively impossible to accomplish when communicating over the Internet at any significant distance,” he wrote. “Further, local copy speeds are measured, demonstrating that 23 MB/s is a typical transfer rate when using a USB–2 flash device (thumb drive).”

"Time stamps in the metadata provide further evidence of what happened on July 5. The stamps recording the download indicate that it occurred in the Eastern Daylight Time Zone at approximately 6:45 pm. This confirms that the person entering the DNC system was working somewhere on the East Coast of the United States. In theory the operation could have been conducted from Bangor or Miami or anywhere in between—but not Russia, Romania, or anywhere else outside the EDT zone. Combined with Forensicator’s findings on the transfer rate, the time stamps constitute more evidence that the download was conducted locally, since delivery overheads—conversion of data into packets, addressing, sequencing times, error checks, and the like—degrade all data transfers conducted via the Internet, more or less according to the distance involved."
In addition, there is the adulteration of the documents Guccifer 2.0 posted on June 15, when he made his first appearance. This came to light when researchers penetrated what Folden calls Guccifer’s top layer of metadata and analyzed what was in the layers beneath. They found that the first five files Guccifer made public had each been run, via ordinary cut-and-paste, through a single template that effectively immersed them in what could plausibly be cast as Russian fingerprints. They were not: The Russian markings were artificially inserted prior to posting. “It’s clear,” another forensics investigator self-identified as HET, wrote in a report on this question, “that metadata was deliberately altered and documents were deliberately pasted into a Russianified [W]ord document with Russian language settings and style headings.

Behind the ICA lie other indefensible realities. The FBI has never examined the DNC’s computer servers—an omission that is beyond preposterous. It has instead relied on the reports produced by Crowdstrike, a firm that drips with conflicting interests well beyond the fact that it is in the DNC’s employ. Dmitri Alperovitch, its co-founder and chief technology officer, is on the record as vigorously anti-Russian. He is a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, which suffers the same prejudice. Problems such as this are many."

"The cost of duplicity has never been so high."