Monday, July 25, 2016
"FBI Launches Probe Of 'Putin/Trump' DNC Cyber-Attack, But NOT Into The 'Biggest Charity Fraud' In History?"; A Comment
"FBI Launches Probe Of 'Putin/Trump' DNC Cyber-Attack,
But NOT Into The 'Biggest Charity Fraud' In History?"
by Tyler Durden
"Following the release of greatly embarrassing emails that are forcing Hillary to lose control of the narrative, Politico reports, The Federal Bureau of Investigation has launched a probe into the hacking of the Democratic National Committee's emails. We are sure Director Comey will be closely watching and AG Lynch will once again take his word as gospel as somehow, we suspect, a narrative of Trump-Putin partnership will be created (or at the very least questions raised).
"The FBI is investigating a cyber intrusion involving the DNC and are working to determine the nature and scope of the matter," the agency said in a statement. "A compromise of this nature is something we take very seriously, and the FBI will continue to investigate and hold accountable those who pose a threat in cyberspace."
The Trump/Putin narrative has begun (via The Observer): "It turns out there’s hardly any mystery there. It’s no secret that the DNC was recently subject to a major hack, one which independent cybersecurity experts easily assessed as being the work of Russian intelligence through previously known cut-outs. One of them, called COZY BEAR or APT 29, has used spear-phishing to gain illegal access to many private networks in the West, as well as the White House, the State Department, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff last year. Another hacking group involved in the attack on the DNC, called FANCY BEAR or APT 28, is a well-known Russian front, as I’ve previously profiled. These bears didn’t make much efforts to hide their DNC hack- in one case leaving behind a Russian name in Cyrillic as a signature- and Kremlin attribution has been confirmed by independent analysis by a second cybersecurity firm.
The answer then is simple: Russian hackers working for the Kremlin cyber-pilfered the DNC then passed the purloined data, including thousands of unflattering emails, to Wikileaks, which has shown them to the world. This, of course, means that Wikileaks is doing Moscow’s bidding and has placed itself in bed with Vladimir Putin. In response to the data-dump, the DNC has said as much and the Clinton campaign has endorsed the view that Moscow prefers Donald Trump in this election, and it’s using Wikileaks to harm Hillary. This view, considered bizarre by most people as late as last week, is being taken seriously by the White House- as it should be."
But, as AP reports, Donald Trump on Monday dismissed as a "joke" claims by Hillary Clinton's campaign that Russia is trying to help Trump by leaking thousands of emails from the Democratic National Committee. "Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta added fuel to the debate Monday, saying there was "a kind of bromance going on" between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Trump. The Clinton campaign says Russia favors Trump's views, especially on NATO. "The new joke in town is that Russia leaked the disastrous DNC e-mails, which should have never been written (stupid), because Putin likes me," Trump wrote as part of a series of Tweets. "Hillary was involved in the e-mail scandal because she is the only one with judgement (sic) so bad that such a thing could have happened."
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has said U.S. officials have seen indications of foreign hackers spying on the presidential candidates, and that they expect more cyberthreats against the campaigns."
Clinton's campaign stood firmly behind their claims of Russian involvement Monday. "There is a consensus among experts that it is indeed Russia that is behind this hack of the DNC," Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon told CNN. On Sunday, Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook said that it was "concerning last week that Donald Trump changed the Republican platform to become what some experts would regard as pro-Russian." (See the misdirection?- CP)
Trump's senior policy adviser Paul Manafort called statements by the Clinton campaign "pretty desperate."
A comment: How very amusing to watch the rats scurrying around so desperately on their sinking ship! No mention that "Wikileaks has thrown an ugly wrench into Hillary’s coronation. DNC emails reveal a Clinton campaign that’s shady and dishonest, not to mention corrupt. Its secret dealings with Hillary’s opponents- whether Bernie Sanders or Donald Trump- have been distasteful and possibly illegal. To say this is an unflattering portrayal of Team Clinton is like saying the Titanic had issues with ice." No attempt to deny the factual authenticity of the contents of those emails, revealing all the dirty laundry, written by themselves! How could they possibly deny it? No mention of the collusion, nay, conspiracy, with their cheaply bought and sold money-whores in the press and main stream media! Instead here comes the big misdirection from these vilest of hypocrites, full of phony self-righteous wringing of hands and gnashing of teeth, covered in aggrieved sackcloth and ashes- "Oh, those horrid Russians! How dare they interfere in our sacred political process!" The old 'blame the messenger' routine, never mind what we really did, right? They're hoping and praying you get distracted by the (Oh-so-scary! We are SO violated! Be afraid, be outraged, but at them, not us!) "Russian menace" that you ignore the obvious and proven: “DNC Emails Don’t ‘Suggest’ Conspiracy Against Sanders, They PROVE It”, and that “The Democrat's Nomination Process Was A Corrupt, Rigged Lie" from the very beginning. Since you asked, I absolutely agree with this, too: "Finally, there must be a do-over, and it must be at the DNC’s expense. There is no precedent for this, of course, but Hillary Clinton can no longer be considered a democratically elected candidate, so her presumptive nominee position must be terminated and a new election called."
But be assured, Good Citizen Voter, our brave and intrepid FBI is on the case! Doesn't that comfort you, in light of recent events? Of course, while spewing righteous indignation about Russians they'll discreetly avoid any mention, let alone investigation, of the herd of elephants in the room, the "greatest charity fraud in history", the Clinton Foundation's sewer of corruption, since so very many rich and powerful people in government, industry and the financial sectors are themselves directly involved, and we wouldn't want to inconvenience any of them with truth now, would we? Truth they don't dare let YOU know, anyway... - CP
Watch it for yourself, and you decide: