Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Eric Zuesse — Seymour Hersh: "RussiaGate Is A CIA-Planted Lie, Revenge Against Trump"

During the latter portion of a phone-call by investigative journalist, Seymour Hersh, Hersh has now presented “a narrative [from his investigation] of how that whole fucking thing began,” including who actually is behind the ‘RussiaGate’ lies, and why they are spreading these lies.
Zero Hedge Eric Zuesse

8 comments:

MRW said...

Bookmark this, everyone. It WILL NOT BE COVERED IN THE MSM. Even though it should be. This is an accurate transcript of the audio, available on youtube.

Matt Franko said...

The quote is not what Hersh actually said....

Tom Hickey said...

The transcript of Hersh at ZH is accurate. I just listened to the audio.

Matt Franko said...

Where does he say "CIA planted"?

Tom Hickey said...

Where does he say "CIA planted"?

Hersh does not say "CIA planted." But he implicates CIA director John Brennan. My impression has been that John Brennan was driving this from the intel side, with plenty of help from DNI director James Clapper. Hersh mentions both.

I don’t know whether you- Anyways, Wikileaks got access, and before he was killed- I can tell you right now Brennan is an asshole. Uh, I’ve known all these people for years. Clapper is sort of a better guy but not rocket scientist, the NSA guy’s a fucking moron, and they don’t- you know the trouble with all of those guys is that the only way they’re going to make it to a board or two and get hired by (?) and get some fat cat contracts is if Hillary stayed in. With Trump they’re gone, they’re done, they’re going to live on their pension, they’re not going to make it. And I gotta tell you guys, they don’t want to live on their pension, they want to be on boards.

I have somebody on the inside, you know I’ve been around a long time, and I write a lot of stuff. I have somebody on the inside who will go and read a file for me. This person is unbelievably accurate and careful, he’s a very high-level guy and he’ll do a favor. You’re just going to have to trust me. I have what they call in my business a long-form journalism, I have a narrative of how that whole fucking thing began, it's a Brennan operation, it was an American disinformation and fucking the fucking President, at one point when they, they even started telling the press, they were back briefing the press, the head of the NSA was going and telling the press, fucking cock-sucker Rogers, was telling the press that we even know who in the GRU, the Russian Military Intelligence Service, who leaked it. I mean all bullshit. I worked at the New York Times for fucking years, and the trouble with the fucking New York Times is they have smart guys, but they’re totally beholden on sources.

Matt Franko said...

So "Brennan" is "the CIA" ?

I don't think so...

Matt Franko said...

Sounds like Hersh is saying Rich put it all in DropBox and gave the pw to several people ...

The plot thickens...

Tom Hickey said...

So "Brennan" is "the CIA" ?

I don't think so...


Brennan spoke for the CIA while director to whom the entire agency reported, and he still has that caché after leaving.

If he were speaking as a private individual, would what he says carry the same weight of authority?

While the anonymous sources that the NYT and Wa Po reported remain unknown, they would have had to be either from the intel community or people receiving intel. Those anonymous narratives were deliberately "planted," as Hersh also implies.