New Moons typically herald a new phase in developments reported Ersjdamoo’s Blog on August 10, 2018. What was the “new development” signified by the New Moon of August 11th? I submit the signifier for the latest New Moon is the firing of Peter Strzok. Strzok, Chief of the FBI’s Counterespionage Section, was fired Friday, August 10th, as the New Moon was imminent, and we learned about it on the other side of the New Moon, Monday, August 13th.
A new development in the RussiaGate drama is also heralded by Greg Jarrett’s bestselling book, The Russia Hoax. Jarrett “rewinds the tape” from the past two-or-so years and asks us to take another look at the “Russian collusion” allegations.
Coming from the “left” (the real left, not the fake neo-liberal left), the World Socialist Web Site also takes issue with the mass media RussiaGate narrative. RussiaGate “has entered a new stage”, they report today. Special Persecutor Robert Mueller now seeks blood from Roger Stone and WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange, claiming they were “part of a conspiracy to hack and publish emails sent by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairperson John Podesta.” 
Far-away Russians named Igor, Boris, Dmitri and such things, all wearing fake beards no doubt, are said to be prowling about the Internet. They cunningly hacked into Hillary Clinton’s unsecured e-mail server and John Podesta’s password-protected (“Password”) e-mails. However a report by The Nation magazine last year told of how a group of forensic investigators, intelligence analysts, system designers, program architects, and computer scientists (Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity) analyzed data transfer speeds and concluded remote hacks could not have accomplished the leak of Democratic National Committee (DNC) files. Instead, the evidence points to an onsite transfer of files to a storage device such as a thumb drive. 
In other words, it had to have been an inside job, and not a hack. Some say Seth Rich, an employee for the DNC who was fatally shot in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Washington, D.C., was the leaker.
Opines the World Socialist Web Site (now allegedly being blocked by Google), “The purported evidence of a nefarious plot involving Russian intelligence, [Roger] Stone and WikiLeaks is threadbare to the point of being ludicrous.” 
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 “Mueller investigation seeks to implicate WikiLeaks and Julian Assange in ‘Russian interference’”, by James Cogan. World Socialist Web Site, August 15, 2018. http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08/15/cred-a15.html
 “Russiagate Story Collapses”, Ersjdamoo’s Blog, August 16, 2017. https://ersjdamoo.wordpress.com/2017/08/16/russiagate-story-collapses/