New detail in hacked papers claim further discredits own basis
In July, the Establishment attempted to divert attention from the imminent farce of the long-delayed ‘Russia report’ by briefing the media that Jeremy Corbyn had obtained notes of the Tories’ trade discussions with the US from supposed Russian hackers.
The media gleefully played along, doorstepping Corbyn and running days’ worth of meaningless reports – but the SKWAWKBOX showed that the Tory-supporting Telegraph newspaper had possession of the papers four whole months before Corbyn had them and that by the time Corbyn used them in the general election campaign, they had long since been uploaded to the internet for any member of the public to use.
But it seems the Establishment thinks the nonsense merely needs a little embellishment to be useful again. On Monday, Sky News ‘revealed’ that the trade notes had been ‘hacked’ from then-Trade Secretary Liam Fox’s email account – Fox supposedly fell for a ‘spear-phishing’ exercise and handed over his log-in details,
between 12 July and 2 October 2019 – in the run-up to last year’s general election.
But the Telegraph did not only have documents four months before Corbyn used them – it published them two days before they were supposedly hacked from Fox’s email account from 12 July onwards:
It seems the ‘Russian hackers’ were very accomplished indeed. Not only could they con a supposedly intelligent Cabinet minister into providing his log-in details, but they could also then travel back in time by at least two days.
Of course, conning Liam Fox might not be that hard. He has already resigned in disgrace once, for taking an unauthorised friend to government meetings, before inexplicably being brought back into the Cabinet.
But the time travel bit is certainly noteworthy.
Alternatively, the Tories are so desperate to connect Corbyn to Russian hackers that they are ready to try anything in their eagerness to bury not just him but the movement he represents.
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