The American intelligence community has been under an extremely watchful eye in the wake of last year’s general election thanks to a number of scandals.
During that arduous contest between business mogul Donald J. Trump and crooked career politician Hillary Clinton, our nation learned a great deal about the way in which our three letter agencies operate…not much of which could be tallied in the “Oh, that seems nice” category.
The NSA, a relative newcomer to the court of public opinion, has been disparaged from its inception – something that seems perfectly acceptable given that a majority of what we believe that the NSA is responsible for is covert and warrantless surveillance of the American populace. The wholesale shredding of the 4th Amendment is pretty much the bread and butter of the embattled agency, thanks to previous administrations’ willingness to sacrifice freedom for safety.
The CIA is similarly embroiled in controversy, as their shadowy operations have long dwelled in the dark corners of the American political psyche. Now, a tweet originating from the official CIA account is garnering a massive response from Americans at large thanks to the implied threat against whistleblowers contained within.
“In a bizarre tweet on Saturday evening, the CIA sent a vague threat to WikiLeaks and their potential sources.
“Just after 8:30 p.m., the official account of the CIA sent out a tweet warning that ‘WikiLeaks may think they are protecting those who provide them with classified information & other secrets, but they should not be certain of that.'”
As one would expect, Americans were none too pleased with this particular attitude being displayed by such a powerful and clandestine Deep State agency.
Much of this anger came from the patriotic Americans who are still interested in the truth behind what happened to DNC staffer Seth Rich on the night of his murder during a “botched robbery”.
“WikiLeaks made headlines in 2016 when they offered a $20,000 reward for information on the murderer of the slain DNC staffer. The website’s founder Julian Assange also mentioned Rich during an appearance on Dutch television.
“’Whistleblowers go to significant efforts to get us material and often significant risks. There was a 27-year old that works for the DNC who was shot in the back… murdered.. for unknown reasons as he was walking down the street in Washington,’ Assange said during an interview with Dutch TV last year. When asked by the host if he would suggest that Rich was involved, he stated that ‘we have to understand how high the stakes are in the United States and that our sources face serious risks… that’s why they come to us so we can protect their anonymity.’”
The operating assumption at this time is that Seth Rich was indeed the man responsible for leaking a number of Hillary Clinton campaign emails to Wikileaks, based on Julian Assange’s vagary and the digital forensic investigation that indicated that the files were not gleaned via an intrusion or hack-attack, but rather that they would have been dropped into a local flash drive device from within DNC headquarters.