Craig Murray: The Real Muellergate Scandal

Authored by Craig Murray,

Robert Mueller is either a fool, or deeply corrupt. I do not think he is a fool.

I did not comment instantly on the Mueller Report as I was so shocked by it, I have been waiting to see if any other facts come to light in justification. Nothing has. I limit myself here to that area of which I have personal knowledge – the leak of DNC and Podesta emails to Wikileaks. On the wider question of the corrupt Russian 1% having business dealings with the corrupt Western 1%, all I have to say is that if you believe that is limited in the USA by party political boundaries, you are a fool.

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.

There has never been, by any US law enforcement or security service body, a forensic examination of the DNC servers, despite the fact that the claim those servers were hacked is the very heart of the entire investigation. Instead, the security services simply accepted the “evidence” provided by the DNC’s own IT security consultants, Crowdstrike, a company which is politically aligned to the Clintons.

That is precisely the equivalent of the police receiving a phone call saying:

“Hello? My husband has just been murdered. He had a knife in his back with the initials of the Russian man who lives next door engraved on it in Cyrillic script. I have employed a private detective who will send you photos of the body and the knife. No, you don’t need to see either of them.”

There is no honest policeman in the world who would agree to that proposition, and neither would Mueller were he remotely an honest man.

Two facts compound this failure.

The first is the absolutely key word of Bill Binney, former Technical Director of the NSA, the USA’s $14 billion a year surveillance organisation. Bill Binney is an acknowledged world leader in cyber surveillance, and is infinitely more qualified than Crowdstrike. Bill states that the download rates for the “hack” given by Crowdstrike are at a speed – 41 Megabytes per second – that could not even nearly be attained remotely at the location: thus the information must have been downloaded to a local device, eg a memory stick. Binney has further evidence regarding formatting which supports this.

Mueller’s identification of “DC Leaks” and “Guccifer 2.0” as Russian security services is something Mueller attempts to carry off by simple assertion. Mueller shows DNC Leaks to have been the source of other, unclassified emails sent to Wikileaks that had been obtained under a Freedom of Information request and then Mueller simply assumes, with no proof, the same route was used again for the leaked DNC material. His identification of the Guccifer 2.0 persona with Russian agents is so flimsy as to be laughable. Nor is there any evidence of the specific transfer of the leaked DNC emails from Guccifer 2.0 to Wikileaks. Binney asserts that had this happened, the packets would have been instantly identifiable to the NSA.

Bill Binney is not a “deplorable”. He is the former Technical Director of the NSA. Mike Pompeo met him to hear his expertise on precisely this matter. Binney offered to give evidence to Mueller. Yet did Mueller call him as a witness? No. Binney’s voice is entirely unheard in the report.

Mueller’s refusal to call Binney and consider his evidence was not the action of an honest man.

The second vital piece of evidence we have is from Wikileaks Vault 7 release of CIA material, in which the CIA themselves outline their capacity to “false flag” hacks, leaving behind misdirecting clues including scraps of foreign script and language. This is precisely what Crowdstrike claim to have found in the “Russian hacking” operation.

So here we have Mueller omitting the key steps of independent forensic examination of the DNC servers and hearing Bill Binney’s evidence. Yet this was not for lack of time. While deliberately omitting to take any steps to obtain evidence that might disprove the “Russian hacking” story, Mueller had boundless time and energy to waste in wild goose chases after totally non-existent links between Wikileaks and the Trump campaign, including the fiasco of interviewing Roger Stone and Randy Credico.

It is worth remembering that none of the charges against Americans arising from the Mueller inquiry have anything to do with Russian collusion or Trump-Wikileaks collusion, which simply do not exist. The charges all relate to entirely extraneous matters dug up, under the extraordinary US system of “Justice”, to try to blackmail those charged with unrelated crimes turned up by the investigation, into fabricating evidence of Russian collusion. The official term for this process of blackmail is of course “plea-bargaining.”

Mueller has indicted 12 Russians he alleges are the GRU agents responsible for the “hack”. The majority of these turn out to be real people who, ostensibly, have jobs and lives which are nothing to do with the GRU. Mueller was taken aback when, rather than simply being in absentia, a number of them had representation in court to fight the charges. Mueller had to back down and ask for an immediate adjournment as soon as the case opened, while he fought to limit disclosure. His entire energies since on this case have been absorbed in submitting motions to limit disclosure, individual by individual, with the object of ensuring that the accused Russians can be convicted without ever seeing, or being able to reply to, the evidence against them. Which is precisely the same as his attitude to contrary evidence in his Report.

Mueller’s failure to examine the servers or take Binney’s evidence pales into insignificance compared to his attack on Julian Assange. Based on no conclusive evidence, Mueller accuses Assange of receiving the emails from Russia. Most crucially, he did not give Assange any opportunity to answer his accusations. For somebody with Mueller’s background in law enforcement, declaring somebody in effect guilty, without giving them any opportunity to tell their side of the story, is plain evidence of malice.

Inexplicably, for example, the Mueller Report quotes a media report of Assange stating he had “physical proof” the material did not come from Russia, but Mueller simply dismisses this without having made any attempt at all to ask Assange himself.

It is also particularly cowardly as Julian was and is held incommunicado with no opportunity to defend himself. Assange has repeatedly declared the material did not come from the Russian state or from any other state. He was very willing to give evidence to Mueller, which could have been done by video-link, by interview in the Embassy or by written communication. But as with Binney and as with the DNC servers, the entirely corrupt Mueller was unwilling to accept any evidence which might contradict his predetermined narrative.

Mueller’s section headed “The GRU’s Transfer of Stolen Material to Wikileaks” is a ludicrous farrago of internet contacts between Wikileaks and persons not proven to be Russian, transferring material not proven to be the DNC leaks. It too is destroyed by Binney and so pathetic that, having pretended he had proven the case of internet transfer, Mueller then gives the game away by adding “The office cannot rule out that stolen documents were transferred by intermediaries who visited during the summer of 2016”. He names Mr Andrew Muller-Maguhn as a possible courier. Yet again, he did not ask Mr Muller-Maguhn to give evidence. Nor did he ask me, and I might have been able to help him on a few of these points.

To run an “investigation” with a pre-determined idea as to who are the guilty parties, and then to name and condemn those parties in a report, without hearing the testimony of those you are accusing, is a method of proceeding that puts the cowardly and corrupt Mr Mueller beneath contempt.

Mueller gives no evidence whatsoever to back up his simple statement that Seth Rich was not the source of the DNC leak. He accuses Julian Assange of “dissembling” by referring to Seth Rich’s murder. It is an interesting fact that the US security services have shown precisely the same level of interest in examining Seth Rich’s computers that they have shown in examining the DNC servers. It is also interesting that this murder features in a report of historic consequences like that of Mueller, yet has had virtually no serious resource put into finding the killer.

Mueller’s condemnation of Julian Assange for allegedly exploiting the death of Seth Rich, would be infinitely more convincing if the official answer to the question “who murdered Seth Rich?” was not “who cares?”.

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7 comments

    1. Carolyn, we all care if we support Trump and MAGA. Mueller knew from the start he was not running a legitimate investigation and this article points to some very clear missing pieces that are substantial but beyond that Mueller knew the dossier that started everything for the FISA requests was tainted. That makes everything he did for two years a farce. Illigitimate from the very beginning and yet the loud mouth lunatics of the DNC asylum ignore the real truths.

      What I want to know is who votes these crooks into office? Is their election to those seats fraud as well? We do know election fraud is a fact.

      And when is the IG and AG going to show the nation we do have laws and equal justice for all. This kind of BS should be called out and the criminal conspirators investigated, charged, judged and jailed. All involved including those of the past horrid administration and Mueller as well.

      This was an injustice and an attempted coup of a legal sitting president and everyone including the last activist jerk president needs to pay for this. Worst crime in the history of this country and yet the dim wit crazies and their lemmings refuse to acknowledge it happened. And it did indeed happen and failed too. Now justice needs to be served out! At least Hillary when she lost knew that they would all hang! Criminal conspiracy with treason as the seasoning! Get em!!!!

    2. It will be 50 years before the truth will ever come out! By that time most of us will be dead or dying.

  1. This Russian Collusion shit is nothing but a huge smoke screen and a huge waste of time and money. I’ll explain, in the meantime these cockroaches are living like kings on our taxes and getting absolutely nothing done. I want to see their tax returns (everyone since being in office) I want to know how they all got to be millionaires from a $174,000 a year salary, adn not hear the usual shit “they came from rich families or they have businesses on the side” all that don’t wash period. What have these Demorat Cockroaches done for america in the last 10 years? Especially the last three years beside wasting a lot more then 40 million remember they are all getting paid every week plus all the freebees that they can steal. How about the real problems we have? Like the Border and Diseases coming into this country for one. The Russian shit is a smoke screen to keep you off track about what is really happening, it is about the country being overloaded and overtaxed. These cockroaches except for Pehosy and schmuck don’t even know what their fighting about. ALL OF THESE WHINING COCKROACHES BECAUSE THE SUICIDE QUEEN LOST IS A BIG COSTLY SMOKE SCREEN. OUR COUNTRY IS BEING TAKEN OVER AND IT’S NOT AT THE BORDER IT’S RIGHT HERE FROM WITHIN OUR OWN GOVERNMENT. WHAT IS HAPPENING IS WHAT THE CHINESE DID IN THE KOREAN WAR THEY OVERLOADED THE COUNTRY TO THE POINT WHERE THEY COULDN’T FIGHT IT. THE SAME THING IS GOING ON RIGHT HERE AND THE COCKROACHES HAVE THESE LAWS IN PLACE THAT MAKES IT HAPPEN. THE FIGHT IS NOT AT THE BORDER ABOUT 80% OF THOSE MIGRANTS ARE BEING USED AS HUMAN PAWNS AND HUMAN SHIELDS AND THEY ARE BEING LIED TO RIGHT FROM THE BEGINNING FROM THE COUNTRY THEY ARE COMING FROM. A FEW DEMORAT ROACHES DO KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON, THE REST OF THE BRAINLESS ROACHES HAVE NO CLUE. READ SOME HISTORY

      1. They are being paid by someone else. That is why they are doing what they want without oversight. They want this one world order. And are being paid big time to have it implemented. But there is a monkey wrench in the gears it is called Donald Trump. And they are very scared of him. Why, he is a true American patriot. And cant be bought. He is the real deal. He really cares for America and the American people. And unlike all the dummyrats. He threw that wrench in the gears and killary lost and lost bigtime. And she cant handle it. And that is why they drafted this bullshit collusion delusion deal they had to try and get rid of him. And it did not work. Now I am afraid for our President because the only way now to get rid of him would be and I hope I am wrong is assignation. But I hope the dummyrats now if they did that that it would start a civil war and that is a fact.

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