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What Craig Murray HAS said about the leaks

Rather than attempting a write-up at this moment, I'll just provide a list of sources that others may consult to find the answers to this question.  I hope to do a write-up later.

Interviews, beginning with the most important:
Scott Horton. "Craig Murray: DNC, Podesta emails leaked by Americans, not hacked by Russia," The Scott Horton Show, December 13, 2016
David Swanson, "Craig Murray: Russia Played No Role At All in The Email Leaks, interviewed by David Swanson," DandelionSalad, December 13, 2016 (with link to interview on Soundcloud) 

"Free Assange!", Youtube, Jason Goodman channel, June 19, 2016

"Craig Murray says he knows who leaked the DNC and Podesta emails," Italk youbored Youtube channel, December 19, 2017 (cited source within is "Live on the Fly with Randy Credico" Radio show, October 25, 2016)

'Clinton email leak done by insider, not Russia' - frmr Diplomat and Whistleblower, RT Youtube channel, January 7, 2017

Craig Murray's own written words:

Craig Murray, "The CIA's Absence of Conviction," Craig Murray blog, Dec 11, 2016

Craig Murray, "The Stink Without a Secret," Craig Murray blog, July 3, 2017

Craig Murray Tweet, Craig Murray Twitter, April 16, 2019

Craig Murray, "The Real Muellergate Scandal", Craig Murray blog, May 9, 2019

Secondary sources:

Robert Parry, "A Spy Coup in America?" Consortium News, December 18, 2016

Alexander Mercouris, "Russiagate: Craig Murray rejects Russian cut-outs theory, refers to Seth Rich", July 10, 2017

Damien Gayle, "CIA concludes Russia interfered to help Trump win election," The Guardian, December 10, 2016

Alana Goodman, "EXCLUSIVE: Ex-British Ambassador who is now a WikiLeaks operative claims Russia did not provide Clinton emails - they were handed over to him at a D.C. park by an intermediary for 'disgruntled' Democratic whistleblowers," The Daily Mail, December 14, 2016

"VIPS: Mueller's Forensics-Free Findings," Consortium News March 13, 2019 (various comments below the article by Norumbega)

"CIA's Vault 7 Files Launched New Case Against Assange - Attack Intends to Prevent Further Leaks," Moon of Alabama, April 13, 2019 (See comment # 48 by Norumbega.)

Craig Murray, "The Real Muellergate Scandal," Consortium News, May 14, 2019 (Comments by Norumbega; supplementing those on Murray's blogpost at his blog)


After returning home from the coffee shop, I listened again to the clip from the Italk youbored YT channel.  Although I previously had been under the impression that this clip was from the same mid-December, 2016 timeframe as the interviews with Horton and Swanson, I noted in the list of sources given above the fact that October 25, 2016 was given as the broadcast date.

About a month ago I had used up much of an afternoon going through Italk Youbored's very detailed timeline.  Although I do not buy his claim that Craig Murray is lying, a contention he supports on grounds of Murray's alleged inconsistency (the main item of which is that "Murray's" hand-off claim in the Daily Mail disagrees with all of Murray's other accounts of his secret meeting in Washington), I do consider this source conscientious when it comes to chronology.

Murray refers to his visit to the Sam Adams Award ceremony, known to have been on September 25, 2016, as having occurred "a couple months ago".   This got me thinking again that the October 25 broadcast date must have been incorrect.  However, although I was still not able to locate the original broadcast, I did find these two other sources which confirm the circumstances and date of the interview:

The first of these reports a statement that Craig Murray put out on October 20, 2016:

“I left Julian after midnight,” Murray said in a statement. “I can tell you with 100 percent certainty that it is not any Russian state actor or proxy that gave the Democrat National Committee and Podesta material to WikiLeaks. The claim is nonsense. Journalists are also publishing that these were obtained by ‘hacking’ with no evidence that this was the method used to obtain them.”

The second article, written on November 3, 2016, refers to Credico's interview with Murray "last Tuesday."

That corresponds to October 25.  Also, within the clip from the recording of the interview, Murray says he confirmed his information about the WikiLeaks sources during his meeting with Assange in the Ecuadorian embassy "on Wednesday last week."  From October 25, this will correspond to October 19, which in turn jives with his statement of October 20.  That is, he visited Assange on October 19 and the visit lasted into October 20 (i.e. "after midnight")

Italk Youbored does appear to be inaccurate in characterizing Murray's statement as a Tweet - although part of Murray's statement was quoted in a Tweet by Ian56 - as linked in the first article.

In the course of searching for the October 25, 2016 interview, I did come across another interview that Credico did with Murray, this one on December 13, 2016.  A link to the .mp3 file is provided in Pasbin here:  I had not heard this one until today.  It nicely supplements Murray's other statements linking US intelligence's monitoring of John and Tony Podesta's emails to their status as registered and paid lobbyists for Saudi Arabia, although Marcy Wheeler has disputed that John Podesta actually had this status.

Yesterday, I spent a fair amount of time reading FISA court Judge Collyer's April 26, 2017 opinion.  (Have posted a link under the Trump Acts! thread about the declassification authority now vested in Barr.)  It has some interesting things to say about this type of "upstream" collection by the NSA.

See also: Marcy Wheeler, "Craig Murray's description of WikiLeaks sources," December 15, 2016 Emptywheel blog