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Monday, October 24, 2016

Donna Brazile pulled "a Hillary"

Donna Brazile, formerly of CNN (Clinton News Network) and now the Democratic Party leader, claimed to the world that emails showing her apparently giving Hillary Clinton questions at a March town hall were "doctored." 

In order to check out the veracity of her claim, tech forensic experts went to work, and they are now saying that they've found proof the emails were authentic, which proves Brazile did "a Hillary" with the truth.

On a TV interview with Fox News, Megyn Kelly questioned Brazile about an email that surfaced from Campaign Chairman John Podesta's email account and attributed to Brazile which was posted on WikiLeaks, an internet website headed by Julian Assange (who Hillary Clinton wanted to "drone"). 

The email was passed on to campaign adviser Jennifer Palmieri about the death penalty, under the subject line: "From time to time I get questions in advance."

Soon after the email was sent, the March town hall was hosted by CNN and TV One. A similar question was asked by Roland Martin, but Brazile vehemently denied receiving questions from CNN. "I have seen so many doctored emails. I have seen things that come from me at 2 in the morning that I don't even send," she said. "I will not sit here and be persecuted, because your information is totally false."

But of course it was not false--Donna Brazile's indignation was false.

Tech blog Errata Security quickly found the email in question could be verified by using an ordinary verification program.

DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a system verification system used by many email servers, among them is HillaryClinton.com. It is used to avoid spam filters whereby the system sends a DKIM "key" to the receiver to verify the sender and confirm the email hasn't been tampered with.

Bloggers ran the DKIM keys that were included with this and other emails through the verification software and it validated the Palmieri email as both real and undoctored.

Cybersecurity expert Robert Graham presented his results and showed that if the emails had been in any way altered, the software would have declared the emails unverified. The whole procedure took about five minutes, he told Fox News.

So it's obvious Brazile lied.

When asked if it was possible that WikiLeaks could have been hacked too, Graham said that it was very unlikely because to do so, the hacker would have needed access to the HillaryClinton.com server.

Graham is so confident in his finding that he posted a $600 BitCoin challenge for anyone who can alter an email and still have it come up as verified after being run through DKIM software.

So far, no takers.

It seems that Donald Trump has a good case to make about the election and media being rigged. This is not the America I grew up in--this America is becoming like a Third World nation and it saddens me.