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One year ago, the news broke that the Democratic National Committee had been hacked. Tongues began wagging and fingers began pointing that Russia was behind it. However, Democrats might want to get the Kremlin on the phone and offer an apology because a new report suggests the DNC hack may not have been a "hack" at all.
It could have been an inside job.
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According to a new report at The Nation, forensic experts and former national security advisers have quietly gathered over the last several months to examine the breach and they have determined the DNC email hack heard ‘round the world was conducted from within the DNC.
The report says that "forensic investigators, intelligence analysts, system designers, program architects, and computer scientists of long experience and strongly credentialed are now producing evidence disproving the official version of key events last year. Their work is intricate and continues at a kinetic pace as we speak."
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The group found that "there was no hack of the Democratic National Committee's system on July 5 last year—not by the Russians, not by anyone else."
The report continues, "Hard science now demonstrates it was a leak—a download executed locally with a memory key or a similarly portable data-storage device. In short, it was an inside job by someone with access to the DNC's system."
So, who leaked the emails?
Was it someone at the DNC who, after a bruising primary season, didn't like Hillary Clinton? It's possible.
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Could it have been the infamous Awan brothers who acted not only as IT aides to Congress, but as IT consultants to the DNC? It's not only possible, but feasible given what we know now.
Or could it have been the DNC itself, leaking emails disguised as a hack to illicit sympathy and to create confusion in the election?
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No one knows just yet, but investigators...
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