NBC and Washington Post Rush to Present “Anonymous Sources” Again,…

See if you can notice something familiar?

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NBC: “A senior U.S. intelligence official with direct knowledge confirmed to NBC News that the report on Russian hacking delivered to President Obama Thursday says that U.S. intelligence picked up senior Russian officials celebrating Donald Trump’s win.

The source described the intelligence about the celebration, first reported by the Washington Post, as a minor part of the overall intelligence report, which makes the case that Russia intervened in the election”. (more)

 WaPo: “Senior officials in the Russian government celebrated Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton as a geopolitical win for Moscow, according to U.S. officials who said that American intelligence agencies intercepted communications in the aftermath of the election in which Russian officials congratulated themselves on the outcome (more)

This MSM construct is almost identical to how the entire Russian Conspiracy Narrative originated a month ago:

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FLASHBACK:  […] In essence, the MSM takes a politically manipulated original intelligence claim and pushes a political media angle within a manufactured story of their own creation.

When the media reports on their own media reports the concentric circle of a self fulfilling narrative expands toward the infinite horizon of nothingness.

(History Repeats – The same wagon returns full circle)

Reminder: ♠ The Washington Post is the MSM media outlet for the CIA.  ♦ CNN is the MSM media outlet for the U.S. State Department. ♣ Bloomberg is the MSM media outlet specializing in the Mamet Principle, and gaslighting…. and ♦ AP / Reuters / NBC and Alphabets are typical leftist MSM.

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211 Responses to NBC and Washington Post Rush to Present “Anonymous Sources” Again,…

  1. Texian says:

    The Russians’ celebrated a Trump victory – so what! So did I .. Salute comrades !! Keep brewing my favorite vodka, Stolichnaya !!

    Liked by 21 people

  2. Joe Knuckles says:

    Lou Dobbs gave it right back to Ralph Peters tonight. Those aren’t boos you are hearing, folks. That’s the crowd shouting “Lou! Lou! Lou!”.

    Liked by 6 people

    • NJF says:

      That was pretty epic, Peters look like he was sitting on a hornets nest.

      Liked by 7 people

    • limelite001 says:

      Peter’s is vehemently anti-Russian. He should be disqualified to discuss Russia as he can’t be balanced, even when it’s clear that this is all propaganda from Obama to smear Putin.

      Liked by 9 people

      • The Demon Slick says:

        Kasparov is the same way, when he talks about Putin his eyes get crazy and his lips snarl and little bits of spit fly out. He might be a smart guy but on that subject he is not rational.

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    • Marc says:

      It’s sick how anti-Russia Peters is. He must be getting paid to say this crap just like Doug Schoen.

      Liked by 4 people

    • squid2112 says:

      Ralph Peters is a clown. Always has been. You want a warmonger? .. Ralph Peters is your man. Nothing would please him more than to be in a full scale world war.

      Lou Dobbs tore Ralph Peters a new ass last night, and Peters deserved every second of it! …

      However, disappointing was Ralph Peters on O’Reilly last night .. O’Reilly is right there with Peters on this whole Russia thing. O’Reilly is just as much a warmonger as Peters. It was a disgusting display of crap and I had to turn it off. I don’t watch O’Reilly very often, and last night was a perfect example of why. O’Reilly is a liberal idiot (emphasis on idiot).

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      • NCPatrick says:

        I was right there with you, squid .. I cannot tolerate Ralph Peters and his whiny, squealy voice insisting that he knows all. I do not know why he continues to get on these shows, but the difference between Lou Dobbs’ reaction and immediately thereafter O’Reilly was dramatic, wasn’t it? Peters has become deranged or should I say more deranged. He’s never convinced me of anything.

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  3. truthseekerr says:

    Hellary And Obo were spouting off Russia this garbage months ago so I don’t believe any of it now.. Trump needs to do a private meeting with Putin. Invite him to the Patriots playoff game or one this weekend. Treat him like a guest of honor.

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  4. Putin should invite Obama to a farewell State Dinner.

    Liked by 6 people

    • Southern Son says:

      ^^^^^^^WinnerWinnerChickenDinner!!^^^^^^

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    • squid2112 says:

      Better yet. If Trump wants to squelch this whole “Russia did it” thing, he should invite Putin to the White House on Jan. 30th for a news conference. Meet with Putin and get Putin to make statements about how our media has been lying about the entire “hacking” crap and have Putin assure Trump and the American public that they had absolutely no involvement in any so-called “hacking” of our elections. Get Putin to recognize that they are thrilled to have Trump as our next President and that Russia will now begin to work with America on a geopolitical scale to help to solve problems of the Middle East, Crimea, Ukraine and the Philippines, and that Russia wishes to work with the United States to foster solutions to benefit all.

      That would put an end to the whole “Russia dunnit” and put the liberal pukes on their heads.

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  5. OmegaManBlue says:

    I have been happy certain people have won elections in other countries and disappointed when others I didn’t like won. Guess that makes me a Russian agent.

    Does anyone here think Obama wasn’t happy as can be when Morsi won or was pissed off when Netanyahu won?

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    • squid2112 says:

      And Obama spent $184 MILLION of US taxpayer dollars to directly interfere with Netanyahu’s election. Obama also spent more than $100 MILLION of US taxpayer dollars to directly interfere in the BREXIT elections.

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    • paulyho39 says:

      How ture, how true! It’s as if they (these intelligence folk) think any foreign country or leaders ought NEVER have any opinion on the outcome of our elections..and when I think how Obama got involved in Israel’s election and the Brexit election..and who knows how many others…what gall he has to even bring this up as a possibility!

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  6. So let me get this straight! US officials spied on Russian officials and determined that Russian officials were celebrating Trump being elected and this in part proves that Russia hacked the US election to influence the outcome. How many times shall we run in circles chasing our tails people?It is ok for the US to spy on Russia officials but not ok for Russia to spy on US officials. Somehow this reminds me of underdeveloped brains justifying a bad behavior because someone else did it first. Can we adult now?

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    • wolfmoon1776 says:

      LOL!

      Yeah. The Russians were happy that somebody who agrees with their Middle-East policy and doesn’t want a war with them, beat somebody who utterly opposes their Middle-East policy and wants a shooting war with them. Oh, man – how sneaky of those Russians to actually believe what they say! Hillary knows this is the double-reverse lie. The absolute sneakiest of lies!

      Sheesh.

      I’ve got news for the libtards that will be even worse. AMERICAN TRUMP SUPPORTERS ARE HAPPY THAT THE RUSSIANS ARE HAPPY! Smoke that, Andrea Mitchell!

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      • squid2112 says:

        SPOT ON!! … I am not only ecstatic that Russia is happy with our election results, I trust Vladimir Putin more than I do our own “intelligence” community, and certainly more than I trust Obama and his entire administration.

        I am hopeful that Trump can turn Russia into a strong US ally! .. Russia would be far better off that way, and the US would also stand to gain greatly from such a relationship. Just have to keep Russia from invading its neighbors. If they had good economic and trade incentive to do so, it would not be a stretch to say that Russia would be willing to travel down that road. Just think of the boom to the country of Russia and its neighbors if such a relationship could occur.

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    • paulyho39 says:

      Exactly! I have often thought how STUPID Obama looks and sounds to be making this big international issue out of the “possibility” that Russia “may” have gotten some information from the DNC (not even a govt. agency!!!) when WE do this …all the time…to the Russians as well as most other countries…without a doubt. This is so dumb!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Southpaw says:

    The FBI got hacked today . Article on Breitbart

    Liked by 6 people

  8. TheLastDemocrat says:

    Yakov Smirnoff celebrated Trump’s win – therefore Russian hacking!

    Myself, I must admit I celebrated Trump’s win by dancing on a roof top in Newark.

    Liked by 5 people

  9. Laura Wesselmann says:

    Put up or shut up

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Joe Smith says:

    Ah, yes! Anonymous Sources have struck again with MORE fake news!

    BTW, has anyone else noticed that pretty much ALL the “news” for the last few weeks has been faked using “Anonymous Sources”?

    Naturally, the beauty of “Anonymous Sources” is that they can be made to say anything you want them to say! Anonymous Sources are the perfect fig leaf for FAKE NEWS! You want to fake some news? Anonymous Sources! You want to counter some fake news with MORE fake news? Anonymous Sources!

    Heck, is there ANYTHING that Anonymous Sources can’t do? Anonymous Sources is even a great name for a new rock band! Why, Anonymous Sources would even be a great new superhero who could be paired with Captain Obvious!

    Oh, and if these “leaks” are actually REAL leaks actually from REAL intelligence sources sworn by law to uphold secrecy, then President Trump should fire them, have them prosecuted and jailed if convicted.

    Liked by 5 people

  11. stevefraser says:

    Having hacked into Hillary’s home server, with the opportunity for blackmail wouldn’t the russians prefer her as president?

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Marc says:

    The “Russians celebrated Trump’s win” thing isn’t secret. They did so on state television.

    Liked by 2 people

  13. Rey Santos says:

    The left will do everything to de-legitimize the presidency of Donald Trump. Democrats will blame everyone else (but not themselves) in their loss in Nov 2016 elections.

    Liked by 1 person

    • squid2112 says:

      And I hope they keep it up .. they are obliterating the Democrat party for generations to come. They have made themselves look so bad that a lot of Democrat constituents are defecting and don’t want to be associated with these assclowns.

      Keep it up Dem’s !! .. won’t be long and you won’t have any party left !!!

      Liked by 1 person

  14. citizen817 says:

    Tech Company Casts Doubt On DHS/FBI Russian Hacking Report

    In a series of FAQs published Monday, Maunder continued to criticize the DHS/FBI report. He said TechFence reviewed IP addresses that the DHS said were behind hacking efforts and found that they “belong to over 380 organizations and many of those organizations are well known website hosting providers from where many attacks originate. There is nothing in the IP data that points to Russia specifically.”

    Cybersecurity expert Jeffrey Carr wrote in a blog post, “OK. Raise your hand if you think that a GRU or FSB officer would add Iron Felix’s name to the metadata of a stolen document before he released it to the world while pretending to be a Romanian hacker.”

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2017/01/02/tech-company-casts-doubt-on-dhsfbi-russian-hacking-report/#ixzz4UyGOOoTq

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    • Ziiggii says:

      here’s some snips from the actual blog post made by Wordfence – hey have developed a security product for WordPress sites (ie CTH); Daily Caller called them ‘TechFence’:

      DHS provided us with 876 IP addresses as part of the package of indicators of compromise. Lets look at where they are located.

      they provide a chart that shows a distribution of IP’s by country – the top 6 in order are:
      1) USA
      2) Russia
      3) Netherlands
      4) Germany
      5) France
      6) China

      They go on to look at the IP’s by ISP and note:

      There are several hosting companies in the mix including OVH SAS, Digital Ocean, Linode and Hetzner. These are hosting companies that provide low cost hosting to WordPress customers and customers who use other PHP applications. A common pattern that we see in the industry is that accounts at these hosts are compromised and those hacked sites are used to launch attacks around the web.

      Out of the 876 IP addresses that DHS provided, 134 or about 15% are Tor exit nodes, based on a reverse DNS lookup that we did on each IP address. These are anonymous gateways that are used by anyone using the Tor anonymous browsing service.

      It is well known that US Intel is the majority owner of Tor exit nodes in the world and they monitor the traffic that goes through these nodes constantly.

      We examined our attack data to see which IP addresses in the DHS data are attacking our customer websites. We found a total of 385 active IP addresses during the last 60 days. These IP addresses have launched a total of 21,095,492 complex attacks during that 60 day period that were blocked by the Wordfence firewall. We consider a complex attack to be an attack that tries to exploit a vulnerability to gain access to a target.

      We also logged a total of 14,463,133 brute force attacks from these IP addresses during the same period. A brute force attack is a login guessing attack.

      Their conclusion:

      The IP addresses that DHS provided may have been used for an attack by a state actor like Russia. But they don’t appear to provide any association with Russia. They are probably used by a wide range of other malicious actors, especially the 15% of IP addresses that are Tor exit nodes.

      The malware sample is old, widely used and appears to be Ukrainian. It has no apparent relationship with Russian intelligence and it would be an indicator of compromise for any website.

      The amount of IP’s that are associated with Tor exit nodes sticks out like a sore thumb. It have been speculated in a number of tech blogs and forums that there is a strong possibility that the NSA or a contractor of NSA was/is involved in these “hacks”. The Tor exit nodes do seem to lend some credit to this hypothesis. The only thing tying this to the Russian’s are some old outdated malicious code.

      The PHP malware sample they [DHS and DNI] have provided appears to be P.A.S. version 3.1.0 which is commonly available and the website that claims to have authored it says they are Ukrainian. It is also several versions behind the most current version of P.A.S which is 4.1.1b. One might reasonably expect Russian intelligence operatives to develop their own tools or at least use current malicious tools from outside sources.

      My belief is that this entire report has been created to appear, to any laymen, as if Russia is the culprit just for plausible deniability. If there is any truth in the report re: the code and IP’s, I tend to lean towards an inside actor (US based) or a pretty creative hacking group that is doing this all the time to sell info on the deep web black market. There is also the very real possibility that this is a completely made up report designed by CIA/NSA black hats as a psyop to feed into the already established narrative that was seeded well before the election.

      Links:
      original post –
      https://www.wordfence.com/blog/2016/12/russia-malware-ip-hack/
      follow up post –
      https://www.wordfence.com/blog/2017/01/election-hack-faq/
      this follow up has a section where they talk about the Vermont utility that reported having at least part of the malicious code on a laptop not connected to the grid.
      another report on that here:
      https://theintercept.com/2016/12/31/russia-hysteria-infects-washpost-again-false-story-about-hacking-u-s-electric-grid/

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  15. fedback says:

    Great work by the intelligence agencies. ‘Proof’ that ‘the Russians did it’. They ‘celebrated’ Trump’s win.
    That should hold in court

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  16. moe ham head says:

    i as an american celebrated brexit does that mean i hacked the brexit vote????????

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  17. Bacall says:

    Glad someone commented about Ralph Peters non-commentary hatred spew against Putin on television. Lou Dobbs needs to find a new talking head as Peters offers no insight on the politicization of intelligence. The current scam is one of the most transparently propagandistic journolist projects of the Obama 8 years. Don’t expect that stuff to end on Jan. 20. But fortunately for us to the extent he can Trump will use the bully pulpit to educate. 14 days to go.

    Admin — why do all my comments go to moderation?

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  18. NYGuy54 says:

    Oh yeah THE John McAfee throwing shade on Clapper and Crowdstrike

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  19. Atomic Betty says:

    So celebrating is proof of a crime now? They better get the word out to all the muslims who celebrate when a terrorist attack happens.

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  20. saintoil says:

    moar chickenshit

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  21. The entire world should celebrate the defeat of the warmongering criminal Clinton.

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  22. Ziiggii says:

    Found some updated info re: Mother Russia hacks –

    First this article from Breitbart which reports that most of the information assumed to be provided in the DHS/DNI/FBI report about the hack is supplied by a cyber-security contracting firm, CrowdStrike, which has direct ties to Google.

    BuzzFeed further reported on the FBI’s reliance on CrowdStrike’s assessment about the alleged Russian hacking:

    The FBI has instead relied on computer forensics from a third-party tech security company, CrowdStrike, which first determined in May of last year that the DNC’s servers had been infiltrated by Russia-linked hackers, the U.S. intelligence official told BuzzFeed News.

    “CrowdStrike is pretty good. There’s no reason to believe that anything that they have concluded is not accurate,” the intelligence official said, adding they were confident Russia was behind the widespread hacks.

    The CNN report also affirmed that the FBI relied on CrowdStrike’s findings.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/01/06/dnc-russian-hacking-conclusion-comes-google-linked-firm/

    This Breitbart article also takes quotes from an Esquire interview with CrowdStrike company co-founder Dmitri Alperovitch a Russian ex-pat where he explains how it was discovered:

    The analyst said there was no doubt. Falcon had detected malicious software, or malware, that was stealing data and sending it to the same servers that had been used in a 2015 attack on the German Bundestag. The code and techniques used against the DNC resembled those from earlier attacks on the White House and the State Department. The analyst, a former intelligence officer, told Alperovitch that Falcon had identified not one but two Russian intruders: Cozy Bear, a group CrowdStrike’s experts believed was affiliated with the FSB, Russia’s answer to the CIA; and Fancy Bear, which they had linked to the GRU, Russian military intelligence.

    Alperovitch then called Shawn Henry, a tall, bald fifty-four-year-old former executive assistant director at the FBI who is now CrowdStrike’s president of services. Henry led a forensics team that retraced the hackers’ steps and pieced together the pathology of the breach. Over the next two weeks, they learned that Cozy Bear had been stealing emails from the DNC for more than a year. Fancy Bear, on the other hand, had been in the network for only a few weeks. Its target was the DNC research department, specifically the material that the committee was compiling on Donald Trump and other Republicans. Meanwhile, a CrowdStrike group called the Overwatch team used Falcon to monitor the hackers, a process known as shoulder-surfing.

    http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a49902/the-russian-emigre-leading-the-fight-to-protect-america/

    Back to Breitbart article:

    According to the Esquire story, Alperovitch was surprised when the DNC, which had contracted CrowdStrike for cybersecurity, wanted to go public about the alleged Russia hack, which took place at around the same time Donald Trump was being accused of having a relationship with Russia.

    There is also a blog post that Alperovitch wrote going into a little detail on how the hack was accomplished:

    CrowdStrike Services Inc., our Incident Response group, was called by the Democratic National Committee (DNC), the formal governing body for the US Democratic Party, to respond to a suspected breach. We deployed our IR team and technology and immediately identified two sophisticated adversaries on the network – COZY BEAR and FANCY BEAR. We’ve had lots of experience with both of these actors attempting to target our customers in the past and know them well. In fact, our team considers them some of the best adversaries out of all the numerous nation-state, criminal and hacktivist/terrorist groups we encounter on a daily basis. Their tradecraft is superb, operational security second to none and the extensive usage of ‘living-off-the-land’ techniques enables them to easily bypass many security solutions they encounter. In particular, we identified advanced methods consistent with nation-state level capabilities including deliberate targeting and ‘access management’ tradecraft – both groups were constantly going back into the environment to change out their implants, modify persistent methods, move to new Command & Control channels and perform other tasks to try to stay ahead of being detected. Both adversaries engage in extensive political and economic espionage for the benefit of the government of the Russian Federation and are believed to be closely linked to the Russian government’s powerful and highly capable intelligence services.

    https://www.crowdstrike.com/blog/bears-midst-intrusion-democratic-national-committee/

    He has an update at the top that references Guccifer 2.0’s WordPress site where they claim responsibility for the hack and published some of the documents obtained from the DNC – Alperovitch said they were looking into the claims.
    https://www.crowdstrike.com/blog/bear-hunting-tracking-cozybear-backdoors/

    No where in the blog post does CrowdStrike provide proof of the intrusion being the work of Cozy Bear and/or Fancy Bear – the code words for the FSB and GRU units. They provide IOC’s (Indicators of Compromise), but do not show how it attributes these indicators directly to these 2 units.

    This is apparently what the FBI sourced for it’s claim that the Russian’s did it in it’s report cited in the DHS/DNI report….

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  23. Lisa Reynolds says:

    So now the mere existence of a celebration is enough to label someone as having controlled the outcome?

    Aside from the circular reporting going on, THIS is extremely asinine!

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  24. UKExpat says:

    While he was a US Senator OBOZO personally campaigned for his relative a MUSLIM candidate in Kenya he also used US Govt money and personnel to INTERFERED in Israels elections.

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