The Soft Coup of Russia-Gate
The Soft Coup of Russia-Gate by Harley Schlanger – Rogue Money
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher Charges Russia Hacking Story a ‘Historic Con Job’ Against American People
Sept. 8, 2017 (EIRNS)—In Sept. 6 remarks to Fox News, reported by Sputnik today, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), charged that the entire Russia “hacking” story is a “massive propaganda campaign” and “historic con job … one of the great political crimes against the American people in our history.”
Expressing total confidence that Russia had nothing to do with the alleged hacking of DNC computers, Rohrabacher asserted that the whole campaign was launched “to prevent our President from exercising the powers granted to him by the voters.” He pointed out that the U.S. intelligence community never carried out an independent forensic analysis of Guccifer 2.0, one of the sources that allegedly provided WikiLeaks with DNC emails, and instead hired the very dubious CrowdStrike company.
In its coverage, Sputnik references the “damning report” prepared by the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) last January, showing that the source of the DNC emails was a leak, not Russian hackers. [See Jan. 17 memo to Obama, in ConsortiumNews VIPS Memos.] Former NSA analyst Bill Binney is quoted arguing that the NSA would certainly have picked up any electronic transfer from Russia to WikiLeaks.
— Jason Ross (@JasonA_Ross) September 9, 2017
President Trump and Congress Must Cooperate To Get U.S.-Russia Relations Out of ’Their Deep Ditch’
Sept. 8, 2017 (EIRNS)—In an opinion piece published in the Washington Post Sept. 7, former Georgia Sen. Sam Nunn and Former Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, warn that deteriorating U.S.-Russian relations constitute “a danger to the people of both nations and indeed the world.”
Writing under the headline, “Deep U.S.-Russia Malaise Calls for a Liaison between Trump and Congress,” the two assert that “urgent action” is required to establish close cooperation between the Trump administration and Congress that can address problems in the U.S.-Russia bilateral relationship and seek to improve it. They propose to create a new bipartisan group modeled on the Senate Arms Control Observer Group set up by the late Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV) and Sen. Bob Dole (R-KS), which operated during the Reagan era to maintain regular communication between Congress and the State Department and arms control negotiators.