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MISDepartment was aware of “APT28”

One of the key allegations in the Russian hoax is that the DNC has been hacked by a Russian government hacking groups, such as a “group” named Fancy Bear by Crowdstrike and APT28 by FireEye. I fell for this trick, and have been using notation like Fancy Bear / APT28. Fancy Bear and APT28 are the same only in one sense – they don’t exist as groups of people or organizations. If the names are used as names of malware families and/or intrusion scenarios (“what we call collectively APT28,” in the words of Guillaume Poupard, the head French cyber security agency ANSSI), they refer to different things, not necessarily well defined. Continue reading MISDepartment was aware of “APT28”

In American Thinker: The External Roots of Spygate

My article The External Roots of Spygate is published in the American Thinker.

On another topic – the putative “Russian government hacker group” Fancy Bear / APT 28 / GRU Military Units 26165 and/or 74455, according to the mythologies of CrowdStrike (CRWD) / FireEye (FEYE) / Robert Mueller & Angry Democrats (MAD), respectively. From Wired (August 2017):

Since as early as last fall, the Russian hacker group known as APT28, or Fancy Bear, has targeted victims … including its breach of the Democratic National Committee ahead of last year’s election. Last month, FireEye says those hackers, believed to be associated with the Russian military intelligence service GRU, have begun to use EternalBlue, the leaked NSA hacking tool

Anybody applying methodology of CrowdStrike and FireEye would identify “Fancy Bear / APT28” as an American government hacking group with much higher confidence than they have identified it as a Russian one. This is a contradiction, proving that their identification/attribution methodology is wrong.

Steele Dossier was just a Mosaic Tile in the DNC Strategy

The infamous “Steele dossier” was part of the DNC electoral strategy. The dossier was produced by Fusion GPS in tight coordination with other parts of the DNC public relations machine and the Obama’s FBI/DOJ apparatus. Because of that, it contained some non-public or not widely known information that might have made an impression that there were jewels in the garbage. No, there weren’t. The Steele dossier was obviously fake garbage. Neither Vyacheslav Trubnikov (4-star general, former SVR Director (1996-2000), recipient of the top military award Hero of Russia, Russian Ambassador to India (2004-2009), now board member of the Russian Council) nor Vladislav Surkov (former Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, board member of Skolkovo, now Putin’s Assistant) were his sources. Steele just learnt their names from the press before his meeting with Kathleen Kavalec. The only thing that deserved an FBI investigation was who shopped it to the FBI. But Comey, McCabe, Bruce Ohr, and others already knew the who, and they feared HER. So, somebody called it “unverified”. From the beginning, it was as “unverified” as the claim that the Earth is flat.

Fusion GPS had a reputation for injecting false evidence into its dossiers. Notice that Fusion GPS was looking for dirt on Trump since September 2015, paid for by a wealthy Republican donor. It didn’t find anything that could have stopped Trump from becoming the leading candidate by April 2016 when the DNC law firm Perkins Coie hired it. If they wanted to dig up dirt, they would have hired somebody else who might succeed where Fusion GPS failed. This simple logic suggested that the DNC hired Fusion GPS to manufacture and disseminate dirt on Trump. The DNC supplied Fusion GPS with confidential information during the campaign, as shown below. That indicates that the DNC also used Fusion GPS to entrap the Trump campaign. Continue reading Steele Dossier was just a Mosaic Tile in the DNC Strategy

CrowdStrike’s IPO

June 14, 2019 update: CrowdStrike has completed the IPO and is being traded under the ticker CRWD with valuation of $12B. The tech bubble is incredible!

CrowdStrike has filed a preliminary prospectus for an IPO. The narrative has totally shifted. It contains no claims of ability to attribute cyber-incidents. Its DNC work is not even mentioned. Instead, it focuses on the Cloud and AI. The prospectus even claims (falsely) that the company was founded “on the principle that the future of security would be driven by AI“.  The target valuation is $3.4B, despite a net loss of $140 million on $250 million in revenue (2018). From the prospectus: Continue reading CrowdStrike’s IPO

Beginning of the Coup, Dec 2016

2019-05-20 update: additional information, obtained by Judicial Watch through FOIA, confirms and clarifies the role of the foreign powers in Spygate and the recent coup attempts by security and intelligence elements in DC.

Also: on June 5, 2016, Bruce an Nellie Ohr hosted (or were scheduled to host)  … the Crown Prosecutor!

Initially, the Obama administration and the DNC accepted the outcome of the 2016 national elections and prepared to transfer power to the elected President. A New Yorker article, promoting the Russian interference conspiracy theory, referred to the first week of December 2016 as the time “when Obama was [still] intent on an orderly transfer of power.” But something “interfered” with Obama’s intent on December 9.  He became the first president in more than 200 years to fail to properly transfer power to the elected President. Continue reading Beginning of the Coup, Dec 2016

The Web Without Obamanet

Update (2019-05-20) Yes, Obamanet was intended to aid and further push to the left Obama’s friends – the Silicon Valley Masters of the Universe and big cable companies (yes, big cable companies like Comcast – the strawman baddies in the leftist net neutrality narrative) and to suppress free speech. Robert Graham on John Oliver, Comcast and Netflix (2017):

Most everything in John Oliver’s piece is incorrect.

For example, he says that without Net Neutrality, Comcast can prefer original shows it produces, and slow down competing original shows by Netflix. This is silly: Comcast already does that, even with NetNeutrality rules.

Comcast owns NBC, which produces a lot of original shows. During prime time (8pm to 11pm), Comcast delivers those shows at 6-mbps to its customers, while Netflix is throttled to around 3-mbps. Because of this, Comcast original shows are seen at higher quality than Netflix shows. Continue reading The Web Without Obamanet

Google Deletes Conservative Clips on Youtube, Creates Alternative Reality

Secretary Hillary Clinton (2010): “Our Goal Is To Help Strengthen Russia” 
(National Review, How the Clintons Sold Out U.S. National Interests to the Putin Regime)

Why would Putin meddle in the 2016 elections against Hillary Clinton, when she was the best thing that happened to him since becoming Russian President? Hillary was the architect of the Reset with Russia. But that is off topic here. The NR article contains a link to the YouTube video of this interview (https://youtube.com/watch?v=zulHX5jO1yY), posted by veteran broadcaster Vladimir Pozner in 2014. Now the video is gone. Google has deleted the video and terminated Pozner’s account (now he has a new one without this interview). The last time the video’s page was saved on archive.org is October 2017, when it had ~75k views. In this case, Google was not fully successful in re-writing history. This interview fragment can be found on smaller channels, sometimes with comments like: “this is very hard to find, and I found it on a channel with only 333 subscribers! thanks! SUBBED!

Google regularly deletes important YouTube videos embedded in conservative and libertarian websites, or linked to. It deleted a Fox News video in which Pete Hoekstra was debunking Clapper’s claptrap about the so-called Intelligence Community Assessment. This video was referred to in a Fox News opinion piece Was Friday’s declassified report claiming Russian hacking of the 2016 election rigged? by former CIA analyst Fred Fleitz (2017-01-08). Fred Fleitz and Pete Hoekstra debunked this so-called Intelligence Community Assessment, leaked to the media by Clapper and released (in a redacted form) a few hours before Congress certified Trump as the next President of the United States. Continue reading Google Deletes Conservative Clips on Youtube, Creates Alternative Reality

Fake News Echo-Chamber

David Pakman suggests that Donald Trump doesn’t know how to read, and he immediately demonstrates multiple “proofs,” mostly from his MSM/entertainment colleagues. This episode has 2.5M views on YouTube alone with plenty of comments agreeing with the host. No surprise that the MSM is ready to accept and spread any lie about President Trump.

None of them asks whether Hillary knows how to use a computer. Continue reading Fake News Echo-Chamber

Missing from the Mueller Report

May 10, 2019 update: Robert Mueller might not be the bad guy. Obviously, he started the investigation convinced that there was Russian interference and Trump – Russia collusion. But such belief on his part was justified. He trusted Brennan and Comey. He trusted the FBI, which he headed for 12 years. He could not imagine what Comey has done. Comey has elevated the hyper-partisan pro-Hillary troika McCabe-Strzok-Page to the top of the FBI, and Comey let it to progress from clearing Hillary (the “Mid-Year Exam“) to framing up Trump. The Mueller report was written as an indictment, probably over months. Likely in early March, Mueller changed the main conclusion, and admitted: “the investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government.” This was a brave act of an honest man.  The rest of the report remained as it was. Regarding his transaction with IDG Enterprise, Mueller might have agreed to deliver the speech before January 19, 2017, when the IDG Group was still an American company, and didn’t check on its status later.

Missing from the Mueller Report was #1 bestseller in multiple categories on Amazon for some time. The full Mueller report confirmed and reinforced conclusions in the book.

#1 Amazon Bestseller in Law Ethics and Professional ResponsibilityMy book Missing from the Mueller Report (Edition 1.5) is updated and available on Amazon in paperback and e-book formats. The most important part of the Mueller Report is not what it contains, but what it omits. The report has not been made public yet, but the conduct of the investigation combined with the AG summary provide enough information to answer this question. There has never been an investigation more absurd, corrupt, or harmful to the nation than that of Mueller’s against President Trump.

Continue reading Missing from the Mueller Report

The “Global Governance” cloned IPCC, got IPBES

Following the unprecedented success of the IPCC fraud, the UN centered “global governance” has grown another tentacle and named it IPBES – Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. IPBES Chair is notorious Robert Watson, who was IPCC Chair in 1997-2002.

From its recent press release:

Often described as the “IPCC for biodiversity”, IPBES is an independent intergovernmental body comprising more than 130 member Governments. Established by Governments in 2012 … Continue reading The “Global Governance” cloned IPCC, got IPBES

Even Rolling Stone calls the Russiagate Fake News

Matt Taibbi, The Press Will Learn Nothing From the Russiagate Fiasco:

You know what was fake news? Most of the Russiagate story. There was no Trump-Russia conspiracy, that thing we just spent three years chasing. The Mueller Report is crystal clear on this.

He didn’t just “fail to establish” evidence of crime. His report is full of incredibly damning passages, like one about Russian officialdom’s efforts to reach the Trump campaign after the election: “They appeared not to have preexisting contacts and struggled to connect with senior officials around the President-Elect.” Not only was there no “collusion,” the two camps didn’t even have each others’ phone numbers!

Have you heard that Trump intended to build a Trump Tower in Moscow? Fake news! In 2015, a Russian firm negotiated with Trump to license his brand for use in a development project in Russia. Nothing came out of it. Taibbi:

The report shows the whole episode was a joke. In order to further the Trump Tower project-that-never-was, Cohen literally cold-emailed the Kremlin. More than that, he entered the email incorrectly, so the letter initially didn’t even arrive. When he finally fixed the mistake, Peskov didn’t answer back. That was “the most direct interaction yet of a top Trump aide and a senior member of Putin’s government”!

Is Trump-Russia Hoax similar to the Dreyfus Affair?

In most cases when Mueller et al. successfully forced their targets to confess to imaginary crimes or to appear guilty in the court of the MSM, they did so by manipulating the most sacred of any citizens’ feelings: the desire to aid their country against a foreign adversary. Everybody knows the magic phrase to say when contacted by a federal agent: “Give me your business card, my lawyer will be in touch with you,” thus, invoking the VI Amendment.  But General Michael Flynn, Carter Page, and George Papadopoulos didn’t invoke it; instead they talked, thinking that Mueller and Obama holdovers in the FBI were engaged in a legitimate counterintelligence investigation. General Michael Flynn talked to Strzok, whom he thought was his colleague in national security. Carter Page, a former Navy officer, who assisted the FBI counterintelligence for many years, recently rejected a recruiting attempt by the Russian intelligence and helped the FBI in apprehending and convicting a Russian spy, talked to the FBI from 2016. Mueller was unable to stick anything to him. George Papadopoulos talked to the FBI and Mueller in early 2017.

Little did they know that Mueller and those FBI figures were seditious conspirators, readying a coup d’etat against the elected President!

The Mueller Report is Oppo Research

The Mueller Report is opposition research on steroids. It is like an expanded edition of the “Steele dossier” – a collection of falsehoods and trivialities, assembled in a way to hurt the President as much as possible. And even this collection of falsehoods falls short of creating mere suspicion of “collusion”!

A one sided focus on someone’s imperfections and an endless repetition thereof might create the illusion that its target is horrible. If Mueller had focused on Trump using a bathroom, he could have easily filled in those 200+ pages (Volume I), and Trump would look even worse than in the actual report. Especially if Mueller had written that the investigation identified no similar activities by Hillary Clinton — the comparison it made regarding alleged “connections” between the IRA and the Trump campaign (the Mueller Report, p. 33).

Notes on the Mueller Report

“In late July 2016, soon after WikiLeaks ‘s first release of stolen documents, a foreign
government contacted the FBI about a May 2016 encounter with Trump Campaign foreign policy advisor George Papadopoulos. Papadopoulos had suggested to a representative of that foreign government … That information prompted the FBI on July 31, 2016, to open an investigation into whether individuals associated with the Trump Campaign were coordinating with the Russian government in its interference activities.” (TMR, p. 1)

This is an admission that the FBI opened an investigation against the Trump campaign after a solicitation from a foreign government! This should be enough to charge Mueller, McCabe, Brennan, Clapper, and other investiGATERs with aiding foreign governments to interfere in the US elections, espionage, and a dozen other crimes. Continue reading Notes on the Mueller Report

Partisanship in the Mueller Report

Missing from the Mueller Report book was written before the release of the full Mueller report, based on the conduct of the investigation and AG Barr’s summary. Now, the published Mueller report confirms the initial assessment: from the start, Robert Mueller accepted allegations made by the DNC and the Clinton campaign, Obama appointees in the intelligence and security agencies, and even foreign governments allied with them, as the truth. The Mueller investigation was one-sided, aimed at accusing the Trump campaign and clearing the DNC and spygate perpetrators. Failing to find any wrongdoing by Trump, it exonerated him. The most important quote from the report: “… the investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its [imaginary] election interference activities.” Nevertheless, the one-sidedness is fully reflected in the report. It really sounds like written by an attorney for the Democratic party and its operatives in the government. Continue reading Partisanship in the Mueller Report

Kudos to TheForensicator

The latest analysis of the WikiLeaks DNC emails by TheForensicator tends to confirm the opinion that at least the emails, published by WikiLeaks in July 2016, were leaked by a DNC insider who was an unhappy Bernie supporter.

  • The emails were apparently extracted from a Microsoft Exchange email server on May 23-25. This was the time when Hillary’s victory became obvious, and the Bernie supporters were angry at the DNC for supposed cheating. (Sample media reporting: https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-clinton-sanders-democrats-20160516-snap-story.html)
  • Only emails from seven accounts were extracted and transferred to WikiLeaks. Five out of seven were finance directors’. That suggests that the leaker was not only a DNC insider, but a high placed insider with confident knowledge of the DNC’s internal workings.

From the Web, March-Apr 2019

Byron York: From former Trump lawyer, candid talk about Mueller, …

… Trump’s longtime habit of operating on two levels. On the surface, Trump sets off controversies, often using Twitter to say something outrageous that sets the media agenda and leaves some commentators with their hair on fire. At the same time, below the surface, Trump is actually taking steps to get a particular job done.

… Behind the scenes, Trump was cooperating [with Mueller] and making sure his staff did the same. The Trump White House offered everyone (except, of course, the president himself) to be interviewed, and reams and reams of documents that other White Houses might have withheld on the grounds of executive or other privilege. So Trump simultaneously attacked and cooperated.

“Early on, when the president started teeing off on Mueller, Mueller indicated to me that he was worried that some people might not cooperate,” Dowd said. “I said, well we’ve encouraged everyone to cooperate, and if you want me to say something publicly about that, and the president, we’re happy to do it. And we did. We encouraged everyone who was asked to cooperate … Bob [Mueller] was satisfied with that. It never came up again.”

In the end, Dowd said, Mueller “acknowledged that all the [Trump connected] witnesses told the truth, all the documents were there, there was nothing missing, no documents destroyed.” The level of cooperation, Dowd said, was “truly remarkable,” all while the president distracted the world with his tweets.

This article was published in the Washington Examiner on  April 3. The Trump lawyer is John Dowd.  Funny, Mueller also had a conflict with Trump’s golf club over fees in Virginia in 2011.

Continue reading From the Web, March-Apr 2019

FBI Hid Info from Trump in Defensive Briefings

If the FBI had suspected that certain Trump campaign associates were Russian agents, it had to tell him their names in defensive briefings that presidential candidates regularly received. The FBI and ODNI failed to tell Trump about any concerns regarding his campaign staffers, as noticed by Lindsey Graham.

Thus, either the FBI didn’t really suspect Trump campaign staffers and just used those names as an excuse to spy on Trump, or it intentionally kept Trump in the dark about suspected Russian spies nearby. Either way, the FBI, Brennan, and Clapper didn’t just spy on candidate Donald Trump but attempted to sabotage him and the whole Republican party in the elections.

Generic information like “potential interference by foreign actors, including Russia,” or an allegation that the “Russian government was trying to meddle in the election” (http://archive.is/UkuDq) cannot be considered a warning or notice. If defensive intelligence briefings have any purpose, this purpose is to let the candidate know about the specific threat.

Steele dossier floated in three versions

At least three versions of the “Steele dossier” were floating around Washington just before the elections:

  • what the FBI was receiving directly from Steele — a liar, a charlatan, and a contractor with Fusion GPS working for the DNC
  • a version introduced by Nellie (Fusion GPS) and Bruce Ohr (DOJ) to the FBI
  • a version that James A. Baker accepted from Mother Jones’ journalist David Corn

From the interview of James A. Baker (FBI General Counsel) before a House Committee: Continue reading Steele dossier floated in three versions

From Doctors for Disasters Preparedness

The Doctors for Disasters Preparedness (DDP) is known for the initiative known as the Oregon Petition. DDP latest press release Scientists Petition American Museum of Natural History to Stand against ‘Climate-Change’ Agitators says:

“More than 300 scientists have sent a letter and background information to the president of the American Museum of Natural History in response to demands to remove Rebekah Mercer, a generous donor, from the Board of Trustees, reports Physicians for Civil Defense.”

“Signers of the letter include two Nobel laureates, Ivar Giaever (physics, 1973) and Kary Mullis (chemistry, 1993), and many other esteemed, highly accomplished scientists, notes Dr. Orient. “The American Museum of Natural History should not tarnish its long and honorable tradition by allowing political pressure and street theater to dictate its policy.” Continue reading From Doctors for Disasters Preparedness

Sources on How the DNC Faked “Russian Interference”

This post expands my article “Russian Interference” Didn’t Happen in the American Thinker.

The DNC Used its Hack to Entrap Trump

The DNC and CrowdStrike Destroyed Evidence in June 2016

The Support for the “Russian Hacking” Theory Came from EU Intel

Steele was Known to the State Department as an Unreliable Source

The DNC, Hillary’s Campaign & FBI Colluded with Ukraine against Trump

The DNC, Hillary’s Campaign & the Obama administration attempted to Collude with Russia

The Obama Administration Hid its “Russian” Activities from Congressional Republicans

Misc Continue reading Sources on How the DNC Faked “Russian Interference”