The end of this video is hilarious, irrespective of your feelings about the landslide outcome of the French presidential elections last Sunday.
Emmanuel Macron’s campaign team was apparently the target of a “massive” hacking attack the previous Friday night, which in the words of his Campaign, “Has given rise to the diffusion on social media of various internal information.” However, no one was legally permitted to report on it until voting had closed, in accordance with French Law. The Federal Election Commission of France also issued multiple threats to journalists, ordering them not to publish the contents of the leaked emails, lest they risk heavy fines for violating “several penal codes.” WikiLeaks tweeted, “This massive leak is too late to shift the election. The intent behind the timing is curious.”
Within the cache of emails, mostly sent between members of the Macron campaign staff, there were emails indicating that Macron is subscribed to the opt-in only mailing list for VestiaireGay, which sells gay men’s clothing and “Fetishwear”, as described on the site. In addition, an email to senior campaign member, Alain Tourret who is also a Representative from the Calvados District indicated that Tourret purchased an illegal designer drug online called MMC-3, paying with Bitcoin, presumably to help preserve his anonymity. MMC-3 is reportedly a cross between ecstacy (aka molly) and crystal meth. The French government puts it in the same category as heroin and cocaine.
Finally, there was an email sent by Raphaël Coulhon, Director of Finances, to the Vial household staff prior to an exclusive party that campaign executives were attending there. The email consists of a single line: “Ne pas oublier l’achat de la c.. pour le boss…” i.e., “Don’t forget to buy c.. for the boss…” The “c” could stand for coffee but somehow, we doubt it.
All of this will doubtless go down the memory hole – and who knows, possibly the glory hole, as well.
WikiLeaks investigated the leaked emails and tweeted that they’d discovered “Cyrillic metadata. Unclear if by design, incompetence, or Slavic employee.” They later published this metadata, commenting, “Name of employee for Russian govt security contractor Evrika appears 9 times in metadata…” We see the name, Рошка Георгиы Петрович, which translates to Roshka Georgiy Petrovich. A look at Bloomberg’s Evrika ZAO company profile indicates that Evrika is in the Health Care Facilities & Services industry, it’s not a security firm. “Petrovich” is apparently an IT specialist at this Kursk-based business in the Russian province of the same name, which borders Ukraine.
This brings to mind the findings of the first Vault 7 leaks about a CIA’s ability to put foreign “fingrprints” on data. Quoting directly from the summary page of WikiLeak’s first Vault 7 leak:
“The CIA’s Remote Devices Branch’s UMBRAGE group collects and maintains a substantial library of attack techniques ‘stolen’ from malware produced in other states including the Russian Federation.
“With UMBRAGE and related projects the CIA cannot only increase its total number of attack types but also misdirect attribution by leaving behind the ‘fingerprints’ of the groups that the attack techniques were stolen from.”
Therefore, as I see it, Macron, who was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations-associated French-American Foundation in 2012, appears to have been blackmailed by the US before he was even elected. Notable alumni of the French-American Foundation include Bill and Hillary Clinton, Wesley Clark, Robert Zoellick, François Hollande, Arnaud Montebourg, Alain Juppé, etc.