AMERICA'S MOST BIZARRE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION--2016

 

SECTION 1--THE ALLEGED HACK OF THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC) NETWORK

"The decree of the Lord is trustworthy, giving wisdom to the simple."

Psalm 19/8

FOREWARD

What the reader will see throughout this series is a gradual evolution to the beginning of an understanding of what actually happened at the alleged Russian hack of the DNC network. I wasn't sure I knew what actually happened, despite Mainstream Media (MSM) reporting and the assertions of government officials. I think an understanding began as I obtained more research, in order to add to my knowledge, and pulled the original stories apart starting with the third part of this series. The first two parts were the start of this journey, and, with Part 3 the door was coming open a bit for a look inside what has been hidden from the public, and even some evidence about how it was hidden from all of us. Part 4 is the real gateway toward the truth, whatever that turns out to be.

Part 1--The DNC Network 1

This part analyzes the original Day 1 Reporting of the hack of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Network that supposedly resulted in the publication of emails and attachments by Wikileaks. The big surprise is that NO EMAILS WERE STOLEN

 

Part 2--The DNC Network 2

Part 2 attempts to answer key questions about the alleged hack of the DNC, including:

1. Could another party, other than the Russians, have been responsible for the alleged hack of the DNC?

2. Could anyone who hacked, or just stole, the DNC emails have had a motive other than to help Donald Trump get elected when Trump was not even nominated for President at the time?

3. Who is lying about when the DNC Management discovered that their network was breached, the FBI, the DHS, or the DNC Management? (We might have a definitive answer to this starting in Parts 3 and 4. It might have been someone other than the three entities listed here.)

 

Part 3--The DNC Network 3--The Jumbled Timeline of the Alleged Russian Hack of the DNC

Part 3 discusses a recent experiment conducted by former NSA executive and whistleblower William Binney to analyze the download speed of an alleged hacker download on the DNC network to determine if the download was directed from Russia. The experiment turned out to be outside the timeline of when the DNC emails were stolen and Julian Assange of Wikileaks received them.

 

Part 4--The DNC Network 4--The Cybersecurity Report that Makes You Go..."HUH?"

Part 4 is a critique of the disasterous Crowdstrike engagement to eliminate the hacking of the DNC network, allegedly perpetrated by Russian intelligence directed by Vladimir Putin. We will show with copious documentation that the Democratic Party did not need to lose all of those emails that wound up with Wikileaks sometime before June 12, 2016. We put parts of two articles side-by-side, including Ellen Nakashima's article in the June 14, 2016 Washington Post and an article by Scott Ritter that draws its content from Crowdstrike's actual report. What we see are significant contradictions that demand explanation as Ms. Nakashima's article was an exclusive, personally given to Ms. Nakashima by DNC and Crowdstrike executives. So, the rest of the MSM relied on Ms. Nakashima's work to report what happened to the general public.

 

Part 5--The DNC Network 5--Toward a New Theory of What Could Have Happened in the DNC Network

Additional analysis based on the facts presented in Part 4 has resulted in additional alternative theories about what could have happened in the DNC network besides an attack by Russian intelligence hackers, which is looking more difficult to prove all the time. The main impetus for this new set of theories is the violation of Best Practices in Incident Response committed by Crowdstrike in their long engagement at the DNC in May and June of 2016. When cyber security professionals conduct themselves in such a way that the client's data is placed in extreme risk, that behavior needs some explanation that has not been properly demanded by higher authority. Journalists, many of whom lack the expertise, don't even think about looking at what Crowdstrike did to the DNC, let alone asking why they did it.

 

Part 6--Response to Recently Acquired Evidence About Crowdstrike DNC Incident Response--IMPORTANT

An article in the October 30, 2017 posting on the blog Liberty Unyielding, we have the timeline of Chuck Ross that covers the events around the history of the "Trump-Russia-Wikileaks" narrative. This one is particularly important as it reveals a claim that the DNC executives responsible for the Crowdstrike engagement agreed to continue operating with the Russian hackers still having access to the network. The stated reason for this was to give Crowdstrike the chance to track stolen emails and other material through the Internet to the network from which the Russian hackers originated, which was the destination of the stolen documents. We read about this alleged capability of Crowdstrike in other on-line journals, but gave it no importance for the reasons we cite in this focused article.

 

Part 7--In Regards to Crowdstrike Potential Access to FISA 702 "About" Queries--IMPORTANT

As I wrote in the introductory remarks to Part 6 directly above, I did not place any importance on the claims by Crowdstrike that they can track the packets of data, that comprise a document stolen by hackers, as Wiliam Binney, who is in a good position to know, stated on video that only the National Security Agency (NSA) can track packets through the Internet to their destination. Well, I didn't realize that, as a US Government contractor, Crowdstrike has potential access, through the FBI, for example, in queries of the massive NSA database of eletronic communications of all American citizens and private entities. Perhaps access to that data is how Crowdstrike really tracks packets of stolen documents through the Internet to their illegal destinations. Let's address this possibility and discuss the recent findings that FBI contractors have abused FISA 702 "About" queries of that NSA database.

 

Part 8--An Addendum to Part 3--The Jumbled Timeline of the DNC Hack--IMPORTANT

The research about the DNC hack demonstrates that my estimates of media coverage from June 14, 2016, when the hack was first made public, until July 22, 2016 when the emails were published by Wikileaks, that the coverage was light, there was no follow-up research or investigation, and everything was thrown at the Orlando Pulse Nightclub alleged shooting on June 12, 2016 until later in the month of June. The story only picks up days after the DNC emails were published by Wikileaks on July 22, 2016. Still no depth of investigation was done as the Russians were blamed without any kind of independent verification.

 

Part 9--The DNC Network 9--The Pied Piper Candidate Strategy: Who Got Trump Nominated?

Today, January 25, 2018, I stumbled onto the Tyndall Report Web site which, in part, displays all the news reports of individual stories/subjects and maintains statistics about the amount of minutes spent in coverage total over a period of time. I needed such research for the Pied Piper Candidate Strategy story as evidence that the media were executing their part of Mrs. Clinton's plan to ensure that Donald J. Trump won the Republican nomination by wall-to-wall, 24/7 stories about Trump. It got so bad that NPR complained about the obsessive coverage of the billionaire in August 2016. They weren't the only ones. All the media kept it up day after day, "Trump, Trump, Trump, Trump. Trump this. Trump that. Trump something else." This was how Trump was "elevated" to being the presumptive nominee by the media even before the bombastic billionaire was nominated. It wasn't the Russians. You will not believe the discrepancies in the number of minutes dedicated to each candidate. By the way, the media have not learned and still dedicate most of their coverage to Trump. It continues to backfire on them. One remembers the old saw about doing the same thing over and over expecting a different outcome.

 

Part 10--The DNC Network 10--The Problem of Copy-and-Paste and Screen Captures in the Alleged DNC Hack

I forgot all about how any potential hackers could have just used copy-and-paste, or making screen captures, to steal the DNC emails, the email attachments, and other documents stored on the File server, Email server, or DNC employees' workstations. A very efficient method of pilfering the contents of documents, these two methods are examined as evidence that Crowdstrike should have ended the hack faster than the 36 days they took to allegedly elimnate the hackers from the DNC network.

 

Part 11--The DNC Network 11--Analysis of the Dates in the Wikileaks DNC Archive

Whoever stole the DNC emails, and maybe took them to Wikileaks as well, did not have a lot of scandalous, salacious emails to choose from until April 19, 2016. It appeared that only about 1.72 emails per day were being created through all of 2015 and into 2016, but when a possible retention policy is added to the recipe, it is possible to estimate when the emails were stolen, by date and possibly the time on that date.

 

Part 12--The DNC Network 12--The Event That Might Have Changed the Crowdstrike Final Report

Something came up recently that caused the Seth Rich story to get pushed back one or more positions in this series. Back in Part 4, I stated that something must have happened between the meeting of Crowdstrike and DNC executives with the Washington Post's Ellen Nakashima to throw the final report out of reconcilement with the article written by Ellen Nakashima. I think that event might have been right in front of me for a long time now hiding in plain sight.

 

Part 13--The DNC Network 13--Is There Any Evidence that Seth Rich Stole the DNC Emails and Gave them to Wikileaks?

We will review all the conspiracy theories about Seth Rich, starting with one that emerged on the Internet a couple of days after Seth Rich was killed. The story was quickly refuted and not quoted again. There has been no let up every since by both pro-Trump and anti-Trump individuals. We will attempt to show that the theory that Seth Rich stole the emails has a whole set of complications that were never addressed in any of the theories. Add to it that Seth Rich isn't a sender or receiver on any of Wikileaks' archived DNC emails, and it just gets more complicated. We'll look at all the theories.

 

Part 13--The DNC Network 13--How Likely is it That Russian Intelligence Hacked the DNC Network?

We will determine if Russian intelligence would hang around a network for a year that rarely produces a controversial email, and nothing incriminating or compromising of their 2016 Presidential candidate from January 1, 2015 to April 18, 2016. You be the judge.

 

SECTION 2--HILLARY CLINTON'S ESPIONAGE (NOT EMAIL) INVESTIGATION--THE UNAUTHORIZED EMAIL SERVER AFFAIR

 

PART 1--Hillary Clinton's Espionage Investigation 1--The (Mis)Management of Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI)

 

PART 2--Hillary Clinton's Espionage Investigation 2--"The Maid Did It" and Adventures in "Copy and Paste"

 

PART 3--Hillary Clinton's Espionage Investigation 3--Stone Tear and Platte River: The Clean Up Crew

 

PART 4--Hillary Clinton's Espionage Investigation--Hillary Clinton's Personal SCI--The Failed Attempt to Keep Her Wall Street Speeches Secret From America

 

PART 5--The October Surprise of Anthony "Screech" Weiner--How Huma and "Screech" Broke the "Cone of Silence" and Broke Hillary's Campaign

 

PART 6--James Comey decides to investigate Hillary for Espionage again--Did he Have to Tell the Whole World When He Knew He Would Exonerate Her AGAIN?

 

SECTION 3--THE SPEARPHISHING OF JOHN PODESTA--THE HACK ATTACK ON HILLARY CLINTON FOR AMERICA

 

 PART 1--The Spearphishing of John Podesta--John Loses his Email (Damn Russians?)--"This email is legitimate--er--(garbled mumble) illegitimate."

 

PART 2--The Spearphishing of John Podesta--He never Believed in Hillary Clinton, but Campaigned for her Anyway--Is This Fraud a Crime? Should it Be?

 

PART 3--The Spearphishing of John Podesta--It Served Him Right, So Let's All Stop Caring About it

 

SECTION 4--THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF FUSION GPS, CIA AND FBI CONTRACTOR

When Glenn Simpson, who puts the "S" in GPS, came up with the idea of starting a company like Fusion GPS while a reporter with the Wall Street Journal, it is doubtful that he thought he would get this much publicity. Simpson approached the job almost like a covert CIA operative. The company was not one for a lot of publicity and noise. People and companies who needed the services of Fusion GPS, such as "opposition research," a fancy name for searching for dirt on people, in a way that is not unlike The National Enquirer, were those who would use the services of a "private intelligence contractor" like Fusion GPS. Yes, Fusion also did contract work for CIA and FBI, who, unknown to most Americans, are doing some outsourcing now and then. Fusion GPS also does lobbying of elected office holders in the United States on behalf of private interests both in the United States and in foreign countries. Fusion GPS also does election campaign consulting in the United States and in countries all over the world. Work like that puts people from Fusion GPS in positions that the CIA would identify as advantageous to be occupied by one of their agents or "assets." After all, "meddling in the elections of another country" is something that has been done by our government, and other governments, in the past. If the CIA could arrange to have one of their assets in the job as election consultant from Fusion GPS to, say, the president of another country, the CIA is in a position to covertly manipulate the outcome of the election in that country. The scary thing is, if I can see that you can sure bet the CIA has seen that. Part of Fusion GPS' business comes from intelligence outfits like CIA and FBI. We now know Glenn Simpson hires people with CIA backgrounds, such as Justice Department executive Bruce Ohr's wife, Nellie Ohr, who worked for the CIA as an expert on Russia. Nellie Ohr worked long enough at Fusion GPS to have been possibly involved in creating the "Peegate Dossier."

In lobbying, Fusion GPS was a contractor of a Russian company with indirect ties to the Putin regime. Fusion GPS was lobbying Congress to eliminate the Magnitsky sanctions against the Putin government for the death of a political opponent of Vladimir Putin who was found dead one day in his jail cell. The Magnitsky case was not unlike the case of Kenneth Trentadue, a man found slaughtered in his cell in a maximum security federal transfer facility in Oklahoma. No one put any sanctions on our country for that one, but we care when one of Putin's opponents is killed in a Russian jail. No one to this day has been so much as charged with Trentadue's torture and murder. As we will see, one of Fusion GPS's lobbyists was Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya, who met with Donald Trump, Jr., Paul Manafort, and Jared Kushner at Trump Tower in June 2016. So much happened in June 2016 to put us where we are now. So much meddling in the election by so many people! To study Fusion GPS is to study people who make a living, in part, by meddling in other countries' elections. People who make their living doing things like that are a real hoot. Until they screw up and destabilize a country, or start a war. Uh, wait a minute, isn't our country just a little destabilized right now?

 

PART 1--The Origins of Fusion GPS--A CIA Mutant Brainchild for Instant Election "Meddling" at Home and Abroad

 

PART 2--Fusion GPS's Schizoid Relations with Vladimir Putin's Russia

 

PART 3--Fusion GPS' first Presidential Election in 2012--Becoming the Wet Noodle Scourge of Mitt Romney's Donors

 

PART 4--Fusion GPS Gets Involved in the 2016 Presidential Election (And will Never be the Same)--James Bond Fantasies can Have Consequences

 

PART 5--The "Moose and Squirrel" Dossier--Why Some People Think a Russian Wrote Part of the Peegate Dossier

 

PART 6--The Junior Trump Affair--The World's Dumbest Set-Up (Who was the Dumbest is a Draw)

 

PART 7--Running for the Cover of Professional Liar George Papadopoulos--The Definition of Desperation When Pleading the Fifth Just Won't Do

 

PART 8--Glenn Simpson Confronts his Personal Lex Luthor--The Ballad of Paul Manafort, CIA

 

SECTION 5--SOME REAL RUSSIAN COLLUSION

"Treason never prospers. What is reason? For when treason prospers, none dare call it treason.."

With all the talk about "collusion" between the Trump campaign and the Russian government of Vladimir Putin to influence the election in a way that helped Donald Trump against Hillary Clinton, and the level of the accompanying outrage, I thought I would use Antony Sutton's seminal research into Cold War "East-West Trade" with the Soviet Union to find some "collusion" that is really outrageous. This section will have its own index page for all of it's many parts. Clicking on the link above will take you away from the Election Index.

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