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originally posted by: TiredofControlFreaks
a reply to: Phage
saying "I think...." is an merely an opinion, not a fact. Its a speculation.
How do you suggest that a speculation is being "fooled"
Care to provide a source for the statement that the Russians used a middleman?
SCHIFF: This is a question I think you can answer. Do you know whether the Russian intelligence service has dealt directly with WikiLeaks or whether they too used an intermediary?
COMEY: We assessed they used some kind of cutout. They didn't deal directly with WikiLeaks. In contrast to D.C. Leaks and Guccifer 2.0.
originally posted by: SBMcG
a reply to: elouina
Yeah, I caught Ms. Carter's little all-knowing grin last night during the interview. She promised to "hopefully" break some news on tonight's Hannity as I recall. Even my girlfriend caught that and she's totally non-political.
originally posted by: Phage
COMEY: We assessed they used some kind of cutout. They didn't deal directly with WikiLeaks.
That statement is also speculation.
The use of the cutout is also very strange. Why did he say cutout instead of middleman or third party.
A mechanism or person used to create a compartment between the members of an operation to allow them to pass material or messages securely; also an agent who functions as an intermediary between a spymaster and other subagents