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Another day, another plot twist to the ‘Awan Brothers,’ story. Daily Caller reporter Luke Rosiak discovered Thursday that the Awan brothers’ next court date, scheduled for January 8th, 2018, disappeared from the calendar
sathearn DHFabian • an hour ago By way of further clarification of important distinctions, there are actually three or four leaks (not hacks) in question: 1. A DNC staffer (Seth Rich) who collected files in late May, 2016 (last DNC emails dated May 25), passed a sample of them to Wikileaks, and offered them access to a larger set through a secure dropbox link in exchange for money (according to what Seymour Hersh claimed in an audio recording obtained and published without his permission was what an FBI report he had been given access to said). Julian Assange announced the forthcoming release on June 12, 2016, and actually released them on July 21 or thereabouts. 2. The Guccifer 2.0 persona who suddenly burst on the scene on June 15, 2016, claimed to be the Wikileaks source, and released a sample of 5 DNC documents including one titled "Trump Opposition Research" containing what are evidently deliberately inserted "Russian fingerprints" in the metadata of these documents - these fingerprints were immediately "exposed" by the DNC-paid firm Crowdstrike, a prime suspect in the fabrication (see Adam Carter's research). 3. The Guccifer 2.0 claimed "hack" of the NGP-VAN files on July 5, 2016 and released on September 13, 2016.
The Forensicator, VIPS and particularly William Binney have adduced strong evidence that these files were transferred locally on that July 5 date to a zip drive, not over the internet. 4. The Wikileaks dump of Podesta emails on October 7, 2016. Former UK Ambassador to Uzbekistan Craig Murray claims to have met the source in Washington, DC in September 2016 (though denies having been personally involved in transferring the files to Wikileaks), and his careful words to Scott Horton strongly imply that the source was a US government or intelligence official with legal access to the files because of John (or rather Tony) Podesta's status as a registered agent of Saudi Arabia. Murray also urged us not to conclude that the Podesta leak had the same source as the DNC leak, or to conclude that both cases involved government officials or that both involved DNC insiders. (All dates here from memory.) In all cases these were evidently leaks by insiders, and not remote hacks
The official explanation for this postponement from the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia says:
Since the last status conference, the government has continued to engage in substantial discussions with counsel for the defendants regarding complex discovery issues and other legal issues in this case, in particular issues surrounding claims of attorney-client privilege being raised by defendant Imran Awan. Regarding those issues, the government has provided defendants with additional discovery, which they continue to review and analyze. As such, all of the parties in this case are respectfully requesting additional time to address these issues with their clients and with the government