By J. D. Heyes
(NationalSentinel) Election 2016:Â Retired Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer toldÂ Fox News‘ Sean Hannity Wednesday night that former Deep State operatives and NSA analysts, worried about a Hillary Clinton presidency, took it upon themselves to expose her corruption and take her down.
Shaffer, a former military intelligence officer, said the hack of the DNC and John Podesta’s emails were the work of disgruntled former intel officers within the U.S. intelligence community.
â€œSean, we did it. Not me, but our guys, former members of NSA, retired intelligence officers used these tools to break in there and get the information out. Thatâ€™s what the Democrats donâ€™t want to talk about because it doesnâ€™t fit their narrative,” he said.
Hannity asked Shaffer if the disgruntled hackers wereÂ â€œusing the malware techniques that they put the Russiansâ€™ fingerprints on, in other words youâ€™re telling me this whole Russian story that the mediaâ€™s been running with for months and months and months that it was our people that did it and they just put the fingerprints of the Russians on it?â€
“That’s right,” Shaffer said.
I made the same connectionÂ in a piece yesterday for Trump.news. Part of the CIA Wikileaks dump thus far is the revelation that the agency has stolen a number of malware programs from other nations, and has used those stolen tools to mask the CIA’s own hacking operations. I wrote:
While there are certainly elements within the Deep State who are #nevertrumpers, itâ€™s ludicrous to think thereÂ arenâ€™tÂ elements within the same Deep State who are #neverhillary types and who did NOT want to see her win. Given what we now know about the CIAâ€™s ability to mask its own hackers by shrouding them in the cloak of a foreign governmentâ€™s malware,Â it is not beyond the realm of possibility to surmise that Deep State operatives within our own intel community using Russian malware hacked and then released compromising information on Clinton, her campaign, and the DNC.
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Shaffer appears to be validating this theory. (RELATED:Â Peter Schweizer: Yes, Deep State is real and is a â€˜threatâ€™ to the â€˜republicâ€™)
“[T]heÂ evidence is not that the Russians did it, the evidence is that a Russian tool was usedâ€¦.concerned Americans fed up with the Clintons doing things I think were the ones who actually got in there and broke the information out and gave it to Wikileaks,” Shaffer said.
What’s clear is that there was a concerted effort byÂ someone to keep Hillary Clinton (and by default her husband)Â out of the Oval Office, out of fear that the country might be permanently lost if she were to continueÂ for another four-to-eight years the globalist policies ofÂ the Washington and European establishments.
We should be extremely thankful their efforts were successful.