Russia Responds to Baseless US Election Hacking Accusations

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by Stephen Lendman
Thankfully, Moscow only has to put up Obama’s neocon infested administration another five weeks. Bipartisan congressional and scoundrel media hostility remain major challenges.
Trump’s intentions aren’t certain until he, his diplomatic corps and others in his administration begin dealing with Russia directly – hopefully more responsibly than Obama and his criminal gang.
On Friday, Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov blasted groundless US accusations of Russian election interference, saying, “(t)hey should either stop talking about that or produce some proof at last.” He called baseless accusations “ludicrous nonsense.”
Obama’s vow to retaliate against nonexistent Russian hacking “at a time and place of our choosing” could launch cyberwar, risking far greater consequences.
Moscow categorically denies interfering in America’s election, Putin and Sergey Lavrov scoffing at what never happened – Russia’s Foreign Minister, saying he was “astonished” about the NBC News report claiming Putin’s involvement. “(T)here is not a chance that anybody could believe that,” he stressed.
Sadly, daily repetition gets most people to believe almost anything, most of it fake news.
On December 13, Britain’s Daily Mail interviewed former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan Craig Murray, close to Julian Assange and WikiLeaks.
The broadsheet said “Murray insisted that the DNC and Podesta emails published by WikiLeaks did not come from the Russians, and were given to the whistleblowing group by Americans who had authorised access to the information.”
Leaks, not hacking, occurred, not from Russia, from internal US sources with “legal access to the information.”
Murray explained “leakers were motivated by ‘disgust at the corruption of the Clinton Foundation and the tilting of the primary election playing field against Bernie Sanders.’ “
“Murray said he retrieved the package from a source during a clandestine meeting in a wooded area near American University, in northwest D.C.”  
“He said the individual he met with was not the original person who obtained the information but an intermediary.’ “
Unlike Obama, other rogue administration officials and media scoundrels, Murray is a figure of impeccable integrity, a rarity in US and UK politics. 
His account exposed Washington’s fake news. No Russian US election hacking occurred. 
Believe nothing from Washington officials and supportive media scoundrels, regurgitating their fake news ad nauseam.
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Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.