Hillary Clinton Leaked Emails: Craig Murray Claims Washington Insider Behind Leaks, Not Russia

In a swift turn of events, the former British Ambassador, Craig Murray, has claimed that the Hillary Clinton leaks were actually the work of a Washington insider. Many people have fallen for the much-vaunted idea that Russia is responsible for all of those leaked emails from John Podesta and the DNC when, allegedly, the person who leaked this information is not only not from Russia, but they also have no ties or affiliation whatsoever to the country.

The Duran reports that Craig Murray is stunned that his side of the story has not been properly reported in the mainstream media. Murray relates on his website how the Guardian telephoned him to get his version of events and stated that for three hours, there was an article on the front page of their publication that "included the truth among the CIA hype." That article was then summarily removed after the three-hour period, and in its place was a story that described how the CIA believes that the "FBI is deliberately blocking the information on Russian collusion."

President Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit in China on September 4, 2016.
President Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit in China on September 4, 2016. [Image by Etienne Oliveau/Getty Images]

Allegedly, the person who is behind the Hillary Clinton emails leak happens to be a Washington insider, and Craig Murray claims that he has also met this person.

"I know who leaked them. I've met the person who leaked them, and they are certainly not Russian and it's an insider. It's a leak, not a hack; the two are different things. If what the CIA are saying is true, and the CIA's statement refers to people who are known to be linked to the Russian state, they would have arrested someone if it was someone inside the United States. America has not been shy about arresting whistleblowers and it's not been shy about extraditing hackers. They plainly have no knowledge whatsoever."
While the Democratic Party, the CIA, the Hillary Clinton campaign, and some Republican senators continue to assert that Russia is behind the leaked Podesta and DNC emails, there is actually no concrete evidence of this. For instance, the CIA allege that they "know the individuals" that are involved with the leaked Clinton emails.Craig Murray says that the entire time Obama has been in office, his administration has never shied away from trying to extradite anyone responsible for hacking. As such, if the CIA actually does know who is involved in the leaks, and it is who they are really claiming it to be, wouldn't the CIA have these individuals extradited and arrested? Or, as Murray says, if they are in Russia, be "subject to banking and other restrictions?"
"What access do they have to the whistleblower? Zero. They have not the faintest idea who the whistleblower is. Otherwise they would have arrested them. What reputation do they have for truthfulness? It's the Clinton gang and the US government, for goodness sake."
Murray's opinion is that the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton herself are the only people responsible for their lost election, and blaming it on Russian hackers is a convenient and untruthful excuse.
"As Julian Assange has made crystal clear, the leaks did not come from the Russians. And it should be said again and again, that if Hillary Clinton had not connived with the DNC to fix the primary schedule to disadvantage Bernie, if she had not received advance notice of live debate questions to use against Bernie, if she had not accepted massive donations to the Clinton foundation and family members in return for foreign policy influence, if she had not failed to distance herself from some very weird and troubling people, then none of this would have happened."
Hillary Clinton and John Podesta in Las Vegas on September 14, 2014
Hillary Clinton and John Podesta at the National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 14, 2014. [Image by David Becker/Getty Images]

As the FBI and the CIA have very differing views on Clinton's leaked emails, it is important to note that there are vast cultural differences between the two agencies, as the Washington Post reports. The FBI insist on cold, hard facts and tangible evidence. The CIA feel that they can rely on behavior and draw conclusions mainly from this. This difference is quite obvious when they both try to come up with motives and reasons as to why Russia would try to hack emails from the Democratic Party.

So while lawmakers, the CIA, the FBI and the mainstream media continue their battle to find the truth behind the leaked Clinton emails, Craig Murray's statements should give everyone pause for thought. What motive does Russia really have for hacking these emails? If the CIA honestly know who is responsible, why has nothing been done about it? Wouldn't it be wiser to listen to a man who has personal knowledge of these leaked Clinton emails rather than continue this doomed witch hunt?

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