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Putin Delighted To Meet Trump, Sees “Very Positive” Things Happening
Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge, Jul 6 2017

The meeting seemed more cordial than many had hoped for. Trump and Putin met Friday for the first time, the most highly anticipated sit-down at the Group of 20 summit, with repercussions for Trump’s political standing at home and security around the world in hot-spots from Syria to Ukraine. Trump said as the meeting began:

Pres Putin and I have been discussing various things. I think it’s going very well. We look forward to a lot of positive things happening, for Russia, for Pindostan and for everybody concerned.

He added, addressing Putin:

It’s an honor to be with you.

The Russian president addressed Trump as “Your Excellency, Mr President,” and noted that the two men have spoken by phone several times, adding:

But phone conversation is never enough definitely. I’m delighted to be able to meet you personally, Mr President, and as you have said, I hope our meeting will yield positive results.

It’s the first meeting between the two men since Trump took up office in January. The meeting included only Trump, Putin, Tillerson, Lavrov and two translators. The two leaders had shaken hands hours earlier at the start of the summit in Hamburg, and Trump said in a cheeky series of Tweets:

Donald Trump Meets Vladimir Putin: Here Is The Historic Handshake
Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge, Jul 7 2017

While the first official bilateral meeting between Pres Trump and Pres Putin is still some three hours away, moments ago the two presidents finally met unofficially as the G20 met in Hamburg, at which point Trump and Putin shook hands.

The highly anticipated first handshake happened in private earlier today much to the disappointment of the world’s press who were poised to capture the historic moment.

But fear not: the two leaders will meet again later this afternoon for a low-key meeting on the summit sidelines. As is widely known, the meeting between Putin and Trump is the most highly anticipated face-to-face showdown of the summit. They are later expected to have a meeting lasting one hour. As the Telegraph notes, it will be a sit-down overshadowed by the investigations into whether Mr Trump’s campaign coordinated with Moscow during last year’s presidential election. The leaders are expected to discuss a series of troubling foreign policy issues, including the conflict in Syria and Russia’s provocations in Ukraine. But much of the focus, both in Washington and Moscow, will be on whether Trump broaches the the US media’s favorite topic: whether Russia meddled in the Pindo election, although as Putin has repeatedly stated on the record, this never happened. Before the meeting on Friday, Trump tweeted:

Putting the press on edge, Trump also tweeted early Friday morning:

Trump may have been referring to the recent report that the DNC server , the most critical evidence as to who really hacked the Democrats, continues to be withheld from Special prosecutor Mueller. The DNC initially refused to allow the FBI direct access to its servers in the wake of the cyber-attack. Former FBI Director James Comey told Congress in January that the agency and the DNC ultimately agreed that a “highly respected private company” would examine the servers and share its findings with the FBI. The House Intelligence Committee interviewed Podesta, whose personal account was breached, in its ongoing probe of the Russian hacks late last month. Further angering the “deep state” which is eager to see relations between Pindostan and Russia falter, during a news conference in Poland yesterday, Trump refused to accept the conclusion by multiple Pindosi intelligence agencies that Russia interfered to try to help Trump win last November. Trump said it could have been Russia, but that other countries could have meddled, too. Trump has said he wants to find ways to work with Putin, a goal made more difficult by sharp differences over Russia’s actions in Syria and Ukraine, and allegations Moscow meddled in the Pindosi election. As for the the upcoming historic meeting, according to the Telegraph:

Every facial expression and physical gesture will be analysed to read how well Trump, a real estate magnate and former reality television star, gets along with Putin, a former KGB agent.

The fear for Pindostan is that the Thug president, a political novice whose team is still developing its Russia policy, will be less prepared than Mr Putin, who has dealt with the past two Pindosi presidents and scores of other world leaders. Trump has long expressed a desire for warmer relations with Russia, and has proposed increased cooperation in the fight against extremist groups such as Daesh. It’s unclear what the two leaders will discuss in their bilateral meeting on Friday, though the issue of the ongoing civil war in Syria is likely to be a key issue.

DNC Server: Most Critical Evidence To Proving “Russian Hacking” Is Being Withheld From Mueller, Why?
Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge, Jul 6 2017

If there were any actual crimes committed during the 2016 presidential election, then the origin of those crimes can be traced back to a single piece of hardware sitting at the DNC which housed the emails that were stolen and subsequently shared with WikiLeaks. Ironically, despite the fact that they’re apparently sitting on perhaps the most critical evidence available to prove that Russia “hacked the election,” an allegation that has been hammered 24/7 on CNN for the better part of a year now despite a lack of actual tangible evidence to support the allegation, the DNC has completely refused to cooperate with the FBI, the DHS and/or Robert Mueller’s independent investigation. Which begs one very simple question, why? As the Washington Times points out, a cyber-security firm called CrowdStrike, is the only organization that has been allowed by the DNC to inspect their email server … an inspection which quickly resulted in the very ‘convenient’ conclusion that Russia was the culprit of the hack … even though minimal details supporting that conclusion were ever revealed to authorities.

It is perhaps the key piece of forensic evidence in Russia’s suspected efforts to sway the November presidential election, but federal investigators have yet to get their hands on the hacked computer server that handled email from the DNC. Indeed, the only cybersecurity specialists who have taken a look at the server are from CrowdStrike, the Irvine, California-based private cyber-security company that the DNC hired to investigate the hack, but which has come under fire itself for its work. Some critics say CrowdStrike’s evidence for blaming Russia for the hack is thin. Congress critturs say they still believe Russia was responsible but wonder why the DNC has never allowed federal investigators to get a look at the key piece of evidence: the server. Either way, a key “witness” in the political scandal consuming the Trump administration remains beyond the reach of investigators. “I want to find out from the company did the forensics what their full findings were,” Sen Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Thug who is leading the Judiciary Committee’s inquiry, told the Washington Times.

As you may recall, CrowdStrike is the very same ‘cyber-security’ firm that attributed the Sony hack to NK. In 2014, it investigated the Sony Pictures leak, the disclosure of a trove of sensitive and embarrassing internal emails and executive salary data apparently orchestrated by hackers sympathetic to North Korea, and who objected to Sony’s comic depiction of NK leader Kim Jong-un. Unfortunately, that ‘hack’ was subsequently revealed to have been perpetrated by a Sony insider. But, Crowdstrike’s hacking attribution analyses have been questioned before, as have their ties to Ukranian funders and the Clinton Foundation.

Mr Alperovitch is also a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, a Faschingstein-based think tank focused on international issues that is partially funded by Ukrainian billionaire Victor Pinchuk, who reportedly has donated at least $10m to the Clinton Foundation. Late last year, the British IISS disputed CrowdStrike’s analysis of a Russian hack during Ukraine’s war with Russian-backed separatists. CrowdStrike later revised and retracted portions of its analysis.

Meanwhile, the ultimate publisher of the DNC emails, WikiLeaks, has very publicly confirmed on numerous occasions that their source was, in fact, not a state actor.

HANNITY: Can you say to the Pindo sheeple, unequivocally, that you did not get this information about the DNC + Podesta emails, can you tell the Pindo creeple 1,000% that you did not get it from Russia or anybody associated with Russia?
ASSANGE: Yes. We can say, we have said, repeatedly that over the last two months that our source is not the Russian government and it is not a state party… Obama is trying to say that Pres-elect Trump is not a legitimate President.

Not surprisingly, all of the above has raised some very valid concerns on both sides of the aisle.

Both Thugs and Demagogs say the DNC’s reaction to the hacking is troubling. Jeh Johnson, who served as homeland security secretary under Pres Obama, told the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence last month that his department offered to assist the DNC during the campaign to determine what was happening, but Mr Johnson said he was rebuffed. Mr Johnson said at the time: “The DNC did not feel it needed DHS’ assistance at that time. I was anxious to know whether or not our folks were in there, and the response I got was the FBI had spoken to them, they don’t want our help, they have CrowdStrike.” In January, Mr Comey told the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence that the FBI issued “multiple requests at different levels” to assist the DNC with a cyber-forensic analysis. Those requests were also denied.

All of which brings us back to our original question: If the DNC is in possession of actual tangible evidence that could prove once and for all that Russians hacked their servers and attempted to undermine the campaign of Hillary Clinton, why not share that evidence with investigators and enjoy the blissful vindication that its public release would provide? Might it have something to do with this “purely coincidental’ meeting on a tarmac in Phoenix and/or Loretta Lynch’s ‘assurances’ that the FBI’s investigation (or “matter” if you prefer) of Hillary Clinton “wouldn’t go too far“?


One Comment

  1. Posted July 8, 2017 at 8:31 am | Permalink

    believe 1/2 of what you see and none of what you hear … here’s the better 1/2 of what i see (that telegraph gif):
    not only is the handshake cordially relaxed but there is a beaming xi jinping in the immediate vicinity bestowing his blessings … meanwhile the latest noise is of breaking point antagonism, as per jew most ardent desire, between them, south china sea, spratly islands, crescendo of gotteryammerung.

    and not a single jew minder in sight … let me shake out my thinking cap and see what falls out: the 3 top goyim, 2 of whom operate quite unfettered by jews got together in a friendly way … if i was a jew, i’d be concerned.

    watch out for trump pulling well learned kabbalah stunts on the erstwhile inventors of the dark craft – i’ve been thinking that for some time now.

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