Reminder: John Durham Questioning CIA Officials About Intelligence Community Assessment…

Against the backdrop of the DOJ admitting FBI investigators never had access to the DNC servers to verify a Russian hack; and with new information about the FBI receiving partial and redacted analysis from Crowdstrike; the review by U.S. Attorney John Durham toward the downstream assessment/claims of the CIA takes on new meaning.

CTH has previously outlined how the December 29th, 2016, Joint Analysis Report (JAR) on Russia Cyber Activity was a quickly compiled bunch of nonsense about Russian hacking.

The JAR was followed a week later by the January 7th, 2017, Intelligence Community Assessment.   The ICA took the ridiculous construct of the JAR and then overlaid a political narrative that Russia was trying to help Donald Trump.

The ICA was the brain-trust of John Brennan, James Clapper and James Comey. NSA Director Mike Rogers would not sign up to the “high confidence” claims, likely because he saw through the political motives of the report.

(New York Times) […] Mr. Barr wants to know more about the C.I.A. sources who helped inform its understanding of the details of the Russian interference campaign, an official has said. He also wants to better understand the intelligence that flowed from the C.I.A. to the F.B.I. in the summer of 2016.

During the final weeks of the Obama administration, the intelligence community released a declassified assessment that concluded that Mr. Putin ordered an influence campaign that “aspired to help” Mr. Trump’s electoral chances by damaging Mrs. Clinton’s. The C.I.A. and the F.B.I. reported they had high confidence in the conclusion. The National Security Agency, which conducts electronic surveillance, had a moderate degree of confidence. (read more)

Questioning the construct of the ICA is a smart direction to take for a review or investigation. By looking at the intelligence community work-product, it’s likely Durham will cut through a lot of the chatter and get to the heart of the intelligence motives.

Apparently John Durham is looking into just this aspect:  Was the ICA document a politically engineered report stemming from within a corrupt intelligence network?

The importance of that question is rather large.  All of the downstream claims about Russian activity, including the Russian indictments promoted by Rosenstein and the Mueller team, are centered around origination claims of illicit Russian activity outlined in the ICA.

If the ICA is a false political document…. then guess what?

Yep, the entire narrative from the JAR and ICA is part of a big fraud. [Which it is]

Information available as of 29 December 2016 was used in the preparation of this product.

Scope: This report includes an analytic assessment drafted and coordinated among The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and The National Security Agency (NSA), which draws on intelligence information collected and disseminated by those three agencies. It covers the motivation and scope of Moscow’s intentions regarding US elections and Moscow’s use of cyber tools and media campaigns to influence US public opinion. The assessment focuses on activities aimed at the 2016 US presidential election and draws on our understanding of previous Russian influence operations. When we use the term “we” it refers to an assessment by all three agencies.

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263 Responses to Reminder: John Durham Questioning CIA Officials About Intelligence Community Assessment…

  1. James F says:

    Meanwhile, Crowdstrike is laughing all the way to the bank.

    CrowdStrike pops more than 70% in debut, now worth over $11 billion
    https://www.cnbc.com/2019/06/12/crowdstrike-ipo-stock-starts-trading-on-the-nasdaq.html

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    • Publius2016 says:

      Uniparty Deep State has all the money they want…look at other Agency creations…Amazon, Fakebook, Alphabet…

      Liked by 9 people

    • Spatch says:

      It was all in the plan. The Obama regime and DNC used them to infiltrate the governments Intelligence Community to seize control of American politics.

      Liked by 13 people

    • frances says:

      Wow. I had assumed they were a small time tech company.

      Liked by 8 people

      • mopar2016 says:

        They’re a big company.
        Crowdstrike is from California, and they offer services in more than 170 countries.

        Liked by 8 people

        • DaughterofLiberty says:

          “CrowdSTRIKE”…..think of what the name implies….

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        • strateshooter says:

          they are a big company.
          Worth 11 B$ now , but ZERO in 2 years time.
          That is why they did the IPO now I think ….take the money and run.
          Crowdstrike have huge ties to HRC supporter Eric Schmitt (ex-GOOG CEO) and I think are Ukrainian managed/owned.

          my guess is that Crowdstrike took part in the scam to collude on Russia Hack story and that Durham will expose them and the FBI.
          if and when Durham does that they are TOAST. Finished.

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    • glissmeister says:

      And so only just now we learn the Co-Founder of Crowdstrike is A RUSSIAN????

      Liked by 13 people

    • Dennis Leonard says:

      Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Barclays led Crowdstrike’s IPO.

      Kurtz addressed CrowdStrike’s marketing spend, which like many emerging enterprise-focused businesses, is fairly high. Sales and marketing spend increased 66% last year to $172.7 million, according to the company’s prospectus. But Kurtz said he feels confident CrowdStrike is spending efficiently.

      Warburg Pincus owns a stake worth over $3 billion. Accel’s stake is valued at over $2 billion, and Alphabet’s CapitalG controls shares worth over $1 billion.

      The company is worth about as much as 37-year-old security software provider Symantec despite having about 5% as much revenue.

      CrowdStrike recorded a net loss of $140 million for the year ended Jan. 31, while revenue more than doubled to $249.8 million.

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    • Your Tour Guide says:

      God! I love the smell of kickbacks in the morning!!

      Liked by 7 people

    • bertdilbert says:

      This is Crowdstrike’s “book deal”. Hey, wasn’t somebody involved in the coup have a wife appointed to head the SEC or something like that?

      Liked by 4 people

      • Sherri Young says:

        Peter Strzok’s wife Melissa Hodgman was promoted to Assoc Director of Enforcement at the SEC on October 14, 2016, less than a month before the 2016 election and within days of the insurance policy conversation.

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      • Sherri Young says:

        More: https://web.archive.org/web/20180121111711/https://truepundit.com/insurance-hours-after-fbi-found-classified-hillary-emails-on-weiner-laptop-peter-strzoks-wife-was-promoted-to-director-of-sec-enforcement/

        If you check the Strzok/Page texts for the week surrounding Oct 14, 2016, you’ll see that is one of the most heavily redacted time frames of the entire collection of texts. Just scroll around without even reading. Lots of redactions.

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      • Deeperinfo says:

        “BOOK DEAL” 😁
        Yep. Looking at you Hellery!
        “Carbon Credit Millionaire al gore…
        Foundation Grants to ‘study’ voting rights for felons?
        Tenured marxist professors paid like 1% while students indentured by lifelong and life stunting student loans while university endowments grow to $Billions managed by Hedge Funds,
        Congress critters arrive in DC broke (or mearly well off) and leave with fortunes from inside trading and fortunes paid to children: right Feinstein? right Biden?
        State budgets are vampired by overly generous and broke public retirement plans, only fixable by raising more taxes,
        $500,000 speeches; my standard fee?
        Fusion GPS IPO next month?
        Isn’t American Great!

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        • bertdilbert says:

          When Crowdstrike went Public, they would have to list all potential liabilities. I wonder if they are going to have a liability that was incurred due to Russia? If the Russia proves nonsense, then every civil action for damages is going to include them as a defendant.

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        • Mark L. says:

          With that perspective you may be from Connecticut.

          Liked by 1 person

        • SallyMAy says:

          http://dirksoulisauctions.com/Cat/CP199-the-contents-of-spirit-of-avalon-mansion-and-gardens-part-2 Joe Bidens old Chief Staffer is having an Auction fit for Kings. I wonder why he is selling everything off? Maybe because he bet big on Green and Clean Energy?

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          • SallyMAy says:

            https://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=11539256&privcapId=274000286

            Dennis M. Langley
            President, Platte River Green Fuels, LLC
            Age Total Calculated Compensation This person is connected to 1 Board Member in 1 organization across 2 different industries.

            See Board Relationships
            — —
            Background
            “Mr. Dennis M. Langley serves as the President of Platte River Green Fuels, LLC. Mr. Langley served as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of E3 BioFuels, LLC. He began construction of its Mead, Nebraska, complex, the Genesis plant in 2005 and acquired Mead Cattle Company, LLC. He founded Kansas Pipeline Co. and served as its Chief Executive Officer and President. He created, built and operated Kansas Pipeline Company from 1984 to 1999. He owned, designed, constructed and/or operated more energy assets including pipelines, storage facilities, transportation, rail and trucking terminals and processing plants. He is a proven entrepreneur and a successful innovator in deregulation of natural gas with a lifetime of experience in the energy industry. He worked as a laborer, pipe-fitter, millwright, form-fabricator, instrument fitter and project engineer. Mr. Langley is considered a pioneer in the clean energy industry. He serves as a Member of Advisory Board at One Planet Energy, LLC. He served as a Director of E3 BioFuels, LLC. He gained Capitol Hill experience as Counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee and as Chief Staffer for Senator Joseph Biden of Delaware. He was voted outstanding male of his class and won the national debate championship. He holds a Juris doctorate, Master’s degree and BS degree from the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. Mr. Langley graduated with honors including: Summa Cum Laude, Outstanding Male Graduate (Valedictorian), and Phi Beta Kappa.”

            Note his house was fit for Kings and Nicer than most Mansions in Kansas City Metro area…. Surely it took him a long time to collect all that nice Stuff he auctioned off. Wonder what the explanation is behind it???? I wouldn’t find his Recent Auction and Liquidation odd under normal circumstances… but he was directly connected to Biden early on when he was a Senator and he was most recently tied into Clean/Green Energy…. Lol. 😂😂😂👍👍👍 which is the Democrats go to Scam…. right behind ObamaCare.

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          • cali says:

            @SallyMAy: You mean the ‘ol Biden IT staffer who just so happen to host the IP of Guccifer? That one?

            One subject that still bothers me to this day: The total onslaught against our president as well as that of president Putin:

            They tried sooooooo hard to cry muh Russia muh Russia hoping to prep the stage for HRC as president to start WWIII with Russia.
            They even shipped and sold this uranium via Canada via Pakistan via Iran and into Syria and NK setting the stage to nuke America and framing Putin/Russia stationed in Syria to help client Assad to push back on the US/CIA sponsored coup.

            Do you realized that HRC/Hussein/Jarrett and gang literally shipped nukes to Iran and NK? Did you know that they also set the stage for a ‘MASS EXTINCTION’ event in a HRC administration?

            Russia exercised tremendous restraint as the propaganda reached the fever pitch while using Ukraine and Syria and more to provoke a hot war with Russia.

            For that we should give thanks to Almighty God that it did not come to fruition!

            Here is what a birdy told us last week: Admiral (ret) Mike Rogers has been meeting with John Durham! 🙂

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    • Ready Steady Go says:

      The true irony is that at the end of the day Roger effing Stone may be what brings down the whole scheme. Who woulda thunk?

      Liked by 22 people

    • Dutchman says:

      So, this is funneling pay off money to Crowdstrike, for their earlier work.
      11 Billion in ‘hush’ money,…not bad for a couple of weeks work.

      Their unredacted report COULD show evidence of homicide, if it actually identifies Seth Rich as ‘source’of ‘hack’.

      Or, at least A report shows that.

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    • saywhat64 says:

      Crowdstrike sounds like a great short trade….

      Liked by 7 people

    • Ready Steady Go says:

      Durham and Huber are both named John. Not expecting much.

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    • Nyse says:

      Upstream, downstream, crossstream, this is going nowhere and anyone who has lived in reality for the last 50 years know it. This country is so corrupt I can’t even imagine it.

      Liked by 1 person

    • WSB says:

      Right now, they are…

      Liked by 1 person

    • chipin8511 says:

      It will be a great short once they are exposed in the coverup.

      Liked by 2 people

    • john graham says:

      and they advertise on fox news????? nobody will be charged with anything….there is no justice

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  2. dottygal says:

    OMG, For some reason every time I see a pic of Clapper I instantly think, “doofus”. Also, I wonder if John Brennan has a neck? Has anyone ever seen it?

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  3. Laramie Evan says:

    Thanks for staying on top of this. A couple years ago, I would have told you that no one would ever look into this. Everyone just blew by the fact that this whole Crowdstrike scam led to the ICA, and there never was any Russian hack to begin with. I would also have told you that we’re at the beginning of the end. A country with this many Deep State barnacles, which is able to pull off this grand of a hoax, cannot recover. It’s only a matter of time.

    The past few years cemented that view for me, as Jeff Sessions did nothing, John Huber did nothing, Rod Rosenstein did nothing, no Deep State players were prosecuted, and as the Deep State continued to apply for fraudulent wiretaps and redact embarrassing (not classified) material, as Bob Mueller pursued crooked prosecutions of people like Flynn, Papadopolous and Roger Stone, and our mainstream media were only too glad to assist these felons.

    Seriously, a country that buries this level of scandal under the rug is on a crash course with tin pot dictatorship. It’s just a question of when.

    But, with the appointment of Bill Barr, for the FIRST TIME in several years, I’m starting to think the collapse is not inevitable. There’s still a mountain of corruption that needs to be redressed. But, he won’t need to get all of it — just enough to show the next band of crooks that they might not get away with it.

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    • BigTalkers says:

      Looks a lot like “When” is “NOW,” don’t you think?

      Liked by 2 people

    • frances says:

      I agree with you,Barr gave me a bit of hope, however his appointment of Durham especially with his prior background investigating Mueller related malfeasance is what gives me real hope.
      And one can consider the possibility that allowing all this time to pass without a Trump attack caused the coup players to be less cautious and more visible.

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      • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

        Notice too….

        The NYT/WaPo stories appear to be WAY behind.
        The Barr Sunday Summary announcement took them by surprise
        (and took the obstruction narrative construction–“Episodes”–out of play)

        By the time they reported the appointment of Durham……he had been at work for WEEKS.

        The CIA interview stories appear to be behind as well.

        “Unnamed Sources familiar with the matter” either:
        Have Gone Dark
        OR are
        IN THE DARK

        On a darker note:
        Anyone know if Barr had planned a vacation in the Dominican Republic?

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    • redthunder238 says:

      The Democrats have been pulled so far Left that as soon as they get the White House again this Country is done. They’re completely unhinged and somehow people are getting used to it so they just keep escalating. It’s insanity.

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      • red- we know that our President Trump won’t be in office forever and with all the illegals and corruption I am fearful about the 2020 election.

        The very thought of the Dems taking over this country the way they have taken over NY and California is absolutely terrifying. NY has gotten so bad in just the last few years that we are seriously thinking of doing something we never thought we’d have to do, namely, leaving.

        One of the scariest things that’s happening here is they are cutting off our fuel. It’s a perfect storm with all the green a-holes who are claiming global warming when just the opposite is true- it’s getting colder. They just forced the closure of Indian Point nuclear plant in 2021 which supplies 25% of power for NYC and the suburbs (mostly dumb ass Commie/ Lib/ Dems). Cuomo claims that renewables like solar and wind will soon provide our heat and electricity WRONG. Also, no more gas lines are being allowed to transport natural gas.

        If Pres. Trump does not get get re-elected, look for our country to experience massive power outages among other tragedies.

        Liked by 6 people

        • Lester Smith says:

          The green deal other wise known as the ca ching deal. Tax everything tax mowing grass, tax walking on side walks tax everything why you say. Well votes imported votes you pay they stay give give or let’s try buying buying buying votes= power. Great deal you pay now the more you have the more you pay you see you don’t count so go away will just start a going away tax. Go away go away you will pay any way.

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          • G. Alistar says:

            Red, Seneca, Lester, all, I know this is really far out conspiracy theory but is it possible that Jim Acosta is a Republican Party plant? Heard him on Hugh Hewitt earlier last week, he is soooo damaging to everything on the democrat side. Know he appeals to the far left and resistance but is such an abrasive and negative influence as seen by most of America. Hearing him speak make me wanna puke — Just wondering.

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      • William H Gilkerson says:

        That’s obvious. I thought it was over in 2008. DJT is the upheaval in the final solution that just was not supposed to happen. Yes, if he fails, look for a defensible perimeter, or imigrate. Where…..i dunno. Globalist everywhere.

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    • Perot Conservative says:

      Don’t forget, Barr recently said the Clinton Foundation and email server investigations were close to “fruition”.

      Barr strikes me as sharp, and he chooses his words carefully. Would a bust investigation equal “fruition”? FWIW, we were told 18 months ago Trump appointee Cody Hiland was pursuing the CF; and there was a Grand Jury in Arkansas.

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    • Dutchman says:

      Barr repeated the lie, (that russia hacked) but ONLY as a part of summarising weisman/muller report.

      And then, he said he wanted to get to WHAT started it all; the ORIGINS, the PREDICATE.
      And that was only about a month ago. I’d say he’s moving at breakneck speed (or Durham is) to be at this point so soon. Makes me,…cautiously optimistic,..feel like topping up my beer glass, and maybe ordering another pitcher, and more popcorn.

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      • Ray Runge says:

        So, we can agree that Barr and Durham are making some motions to round up the coup participants. Sundance has provided enormous amounts of information to support and illuminate the the people and strategies of the coup participants.

        My question is what is indicative that the Barr and Durham efforts are bearing fruit and the participants receive fair comeuppance for their criminal actions?

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        • bentley1blog says:

          ray…you’re not alone on your question. Not for one minute!

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          • G. Alistar says:

            Perhaps we will know by the 4th of July, 2019 when we all celebrate the 242d anniversary of the founders publication of the Declaration or Independence. Let’s pray that our generation of leaders and citizens will live up to the high ideals they pledged their life, liberty and sacred honor to uphold.

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      • Skippy says:

        Agree Dutchman!

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      • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

        Dutch I’m with you on this
        Cautious optimism

        This needs to be handled delicately, surgically with precision.
        The “ICA Russia hacked” story is too much in the bloodstream AT THIS POINT.
        Barr HAD to repeat the lie……if he didn’t he would be immediately “DISCREDITED”
        And everything he did downstream would be drowned out by claims he was a “kook conspiracy theorist’
        Just look at the Jessie Liu’s official position in Stone case:
        ”the government does not need to prove at the defendant’s trial that the Russians hacked the DNC” even though the government HAS NO PROOF.

        I understand the JUSTIFIED frustration of people who want action NOW.
        Barr has been on the job FOUR MONTHS and he already has accomplished more than anybody has in the last 3 years.
        1) He shut down the Special Counsels Office
        2) He SINGLE-HANDEDLY destroyed a TWO YEAR PLOT (to drive an obstruction narrative) in TWO DAYS by stealing the narrative
        3) He then released the Mueller Report (didn’t have to) 98.5% UN-REDACTED in near record time—MAKING IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR MUELLER TO TESTIFY (voluntarily) or EVEN ANSWER PRESS QUESTIONS (No redactions for Bob to hide behind)
        4) He’s given 3 TESTIMONIES (under oath) and 2 major interviews saying:
        There was “spying” done as a result of NAIVELY predicated and UNPRECEDENTED counter-intelligence investigation opened into a Presidential campaign based on info from the OPPOSING CAMPAIGN. And the answers he’s gotten aren’t JIVING.
        5) He’s requested and obtained PRESIDENTIALLY AUTHORIZED FULL AND COMPLETE declassification authority into DoS, CIA, DOJ, DoD (NSA), Treasury and Energy Departments
        And while doing all that……
        6) Secretly appointed his OWN SPECIAL COUNSEL

        Barr has not exactly DONE NOTHING.

        I see alot of “burn the FBI/DOJ to the ground and salt the earth” comments.
        And I get it.

        However…..
        Easily 50% of the American public HAS NO IDEA what has gone on……thanks to a
        Corporate Establishment Media who has propagandized and LIED to them while saying they are protecting free speech and democracy.

        Those folks would be a tad bit befuddled:
        “Hey……what happened to the Hoover Building and the Department of Justice???”
        and of course their are vested interests that would incite them.

        If Barr is smart…..this dismantlement needs to be handled carefully and piece by piece.

        You attempt to blow this all up in one spectacular move on a public that isn’t yet brought properly up to speed by giving the appropriate context
        simply saying the DOJ and FBI—-the institutions that are to enforce LAWS and ensure our GOD-GIVEN rights are protected—–actually are doing the EXACT OPPOSITE
        you’ve got a potential powder keg.

        “No laws for thee then no laws for me”

        The American experiment is NOT a inherent physical property of the universe.
        No Einstein equation where you simply plug in some variables and out pops a constitutional republic.
        It’s not even words on a piece of paper.
        It’s a spit on our palm handshake we make with each other. That’s it.

        10,000 years of recorded human history has taught that when
        the citizens….I’ll call it….”lose faith” in their governments and institutions…..and take action
        well…..the results are rather….shall we say…..”bloody affairs”
        (See France circa 1789 or Russia 1917 or a hundred other examples)

        So to the burn and salt folks……unless you’re ready to forego certain niceties like….
        electricity…….internet connections….and cell phone service much less
        your Starbucks cafe, frappe, lattes and …..well…….FOOD and water
        and replace them with

        piles of shit and bodies and disease…..

        perhaps we should acknowledge what Barr has accomplished so far…..
        and see what he continues to do with a bit of patience

        We can always break things….
        Hell……that’s the easiest thing to do.

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        • Dutchman says:

          Great post, agree totally.
          I have worked in all sorts of ‘making things’ type jobs. Much easier to break, than repair. Easier to disassemble, than reassemble.

          In 250 years, no other country has been able to replicate the unique experiment of our constitutional democratic republic. Probably a REASON for that.

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        • Orygun says:

          I do like the idea of relocating all the different federal offices out of DC and just leave the Congress and Senate. We could downsize the government a lot by just relocating the headquarters of the different agencies all over the US.

          A lot of people would refuse to move and it would help to decentralize the clusterf??k that is called DC.

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    • Pokey says:

      The next band of crooks will be arriving soon. This stuff will never end. FUBAR

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  4. sarasotosfan says:

    Did Crowdstrike make any material representation with respect to the “work” they “performed” for the DNC?

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  5. MaineCoon says:

    First sentence of this January 6, 2017 document.

    “Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections” is a declassified version of a highly classified assessment that has been provided to the President and to recipients approved by the President.”

    Of course the President on 1/6/2017 was Obama. Definitive proof he was well aware of all of this activity.

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    • bertdilbert says:

      Dec 30, 2016 · Obama expels 35 Russian diplomats in retaliation for US election hacking.

      So Obama “reacted” prior to the report…..

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      • Mark McQueen says:

        Well since he had previously (and correctly) blown it off as “nothing new” before HRC lost, he had to do something to help back up the upcoming FAKE IC assessment.

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      • MaineCoon says:

        There are so many instances that he knew what was going on. This was must one more. I get tired ofthe msm repeatedly “wondering” how far up the chains the ilegal co-conspiritoral actions went when there is evidence everywhere one looks – tours being one more example.

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      • Sherri Young says:

        The JAR was on the previous day, December 29, 2016.

        It would be interesting to know if it was Russia’s non-response following the phone call with Flynn that caused the Obama-ites to amp things up with the ICA.

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  6. Sentient says:

    Can Durham get all of the emails and text messages from the Brennan, Clapper, Comey and others? If so, he might be able to prove that they’d conspired to phony up the ICA. If not, it seems to me that interrogation or no interrogation, they’ll be able to claim that the ICA was their true opinion.

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    • frances says:

      That’s where Roger’s comes in IMO. No matter what they shred, he has a copy:) and that should also include everything that ever went through the FBI, CIA, DOJ, Awarn brothers and Hillary computers and servers.

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  7. John_in_IN says:

    Do US attorneys have security? If he shines a light too deep down this rabbit hole he may need it. We all know who is at the bottom. Wishing him God’s protection

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  8. d says:

    If Durham is half as serious as he looks then we just may get some justice. He looks like a bada$$.

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  9. patti says:

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    • Zorro says:

      They also have affairs besides the pretend stuff.

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      • snarkybeach says:

        and spend every waking minute tweeting each other (instead of working)

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      • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

        Now wait just a minute….
        We have learned that the FBI have developed an acutely honed sense of smell….

        they can sniff out the scent of Trump supporters in major chain box stores.

        Unfortunately that amazing superhero-like skill didn’t help them in the slightest in tracking down
        the Tsarneav’s, Matteen,or Nicolas Kruz (who they were warned about)

        nor give them even as much as an INKLING as to what Paddock was up to in Vegas.

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  10. The Boss says:

    Remember how President Trump is promising a 4th of July like no other? Collapsing the house of cards upon which the seditious conspiracy is reliant upon could take little time, and be announced before July 4th. Little wonder then that Nattering Nancy Pelosi demands Trump not celebrate with a speech and fireworks.

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  11. Ron says:

    I am still waiting for the transcripts of all Trump’s private conversations gained by the democrats through the Carter Page FISA abuses. Obama stored them somewhere, along with all those conversations of all 17 Republican primary candidates of the 2016 debates. If we really want the Truth, we need to go all the way back to Obama with Holder – Day One. There we would find a repeat of everything against Mitt Romney and the 2012 Campaign. Every action of these two national traitors need to be dug up and examined, so the the jail sentence can be appropriate.

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  12. ristvan says:

    Treepers should read the ICA. The portion relevant to Stone, Crowdstrike, and the sloppy FBI acceptance of its redacted draft report that ‘Russia did it’ is on Scribd page 12 of 25.

    It first asserts the GRU hacked the DNC server from 7/15 to 6/16. That is utter reliance on Crowdstrike and the word of the DNC. No way is that ‘high confidence’.

    It then asserts Wikileaks got the DNC emails from GRU. There are two problems with this.
    1. Assange said is not true.
    2. Binney’s analysis of the Wikileaks released email metadata shows they could not have been hacked over the internet. Both the high data transfer rate and the transfer protocol (blocks of data) are consistent with a thumbdrive which means an inside job, not a hack. Moreover, Assange says his operative (I forget the name, but he was specific) picked up the data on a thumbdrive in Washington DC from a person in a named park at 2200.

    Durham keying on this could help unravel the EC. Although I think the real key for Barr and team is not the erroneous ICA, but rather Halper and Mifsud and Downer in Europe ‘entangling’ Papadop from early April to June 2016. Months before Crossfire Hurricane was opened late July 2016 based on the resulting ‘invented’ EC predicate.

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    • I Hear You Now says:

      Thank you, ristvan! Your clear analysis is so helpful. I look for it on every thread here.

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    • MBB says:

      Do you have a website on which you report this kind of info?

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      • ristvan says:

        No. Its all on CTH previously, or in other reliable news source reports. I just have a good memory, and also make written research notes referenced when commenting—especially for the Lurking Lawyer stuff.

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        • CopperTop says:

          ristvan: What do you make of the part of the govt’s case that Stone’s letter to HSPCI on page 11 [ https://www.scribd.com/document/398206692/Roger-Stone-Indictment ] paraphrased, ‘has no documents…reasonably be perceived to be related to what is publicly known of the investigation,” is misleading.

          The indictment lists emails Stone sent but none of them are on hacking. They are about getting information from Wiki as stated in sub-paragraph a. on page 10.

          Without making the connection that these emails were about hacking it appears to me that this part of the case will fall a part.

          ( the portion of obstruction alleged later seems better for govt but I’m curious on the above.)

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          • farrier105 says:

            USA Liu is attempting to claim that Stone is not being accused of the DNC hack in order to avoid giving the defense any more evidence about the Crowdstrike Incident Response engagement at DNC. Liu claims, after already providing Crowdstrike evidence to the defense, that, suddenly, Stone’s request for the unredacted report is refused because hack evidence is not relevant to charges against Stone. If Crowdstrike evidence was provided before, how could it be irrelevant now? If all Stone was trying to do with Wikileaks is get information about what Assange had, which is what journalists do, why is Stone being charged with anything related to it, especially since Stone isn’t being charged with any involvement with any hack of the DNC?

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            • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

              Sounds frighteningly similar to the

              “Flynn lied about a phone call but the phone call is irrelevant” argument.

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              • farrier105 says:

                Absolutely right. Stone’s advantage is that dummy already gave him Crowdstrike stuff, which as about the alleged hack. Now, how can Liu say there is no relevance when she has already given up evidence of the “irrelevant” subject in answer to a prior request from the defense? What can she say, “Something can be relevant when I say, but later not relevant because I say so.”?

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    • digleigh says:

      I would like to see a timeline with each areas showing like Midyear Exam, Crossfire Hurricaine, the GPS Fusion track , and the counterintelligence with the Brennan group ( I forgot its name), from actual testimonies, and also add all the foreign incursions/provocateuring (lures), and show Tawil,Milgen(sp.?), Misfud, Halper, Azra Turk (aka)Henry Greenberg, etc.. I would hope a good journalist or at least the house guys… C. Treehouse has shown most but it would be nice to see it , year by year, month by month… with each one, and Page and Scrzok’s text interposed at the same times….

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    • starfcker says:

      “Moreover, Assange says his operative (I forget the name, but he was specific) picked up the data on a thumbdrive in Washington DC from a person in a named park at 2200.” Ristvan, if you have time, can you dig up some more on this, I hadn’t heard that.

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    • Heika says:

      Yep, its all about the premise. In fact (if the facts are observed), its Occams Razor. Trouble is, the ‘foundational facts’ are being blindsided by noise. Those two right there. Assange said it wasn’t, and Binney and team (experts) who said, it was not a hack. Never mind poor dead Seth Rich, but that is only speculation of course.

      These two things are like a bull dressed in an apron. An elephant in the outhouse. The strategy of the crooks has been to quickly ‘wash over’ the originating facts.

      Trying to mute Assange is amusing to say the least. Ignoring the intelligence experts is intriguing… 90% of the main stream media has been complicit in this on a scale that exceeds general political leanings. They have actually been involved in creating the lies. That is a much larger step than just not reporting what they don’t like.

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    • Ernesto Ledesma says:

      ristvan, you say: “Binney’s analysis of the Wikileaks released email metadata shows they could not have been hacked over the internet. Both the high data transfer rate and the transfer protocol (blocks of data) are consistent with a thumbdrive which means an inside job, not a hack.”

      An email metadata, also known as the “header”, shows all the hops the message took from the source to the destination. For example: You can in the header see the time it took for the message to go from, lets say, Atlanta to Virginia and then from Virginia to its destination in New York but that has absolutely nothing to do with a thumb drive.
      There is no way to discern from an email’s metadata a transfer rate to or from a thumb drive because the process of transferring an email to an external device is outside the realm of the email system, the email has been delivered and the header at that point is just closed.

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      • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

        But Its not individual emails that were stolen……

        It was files containing contents of emails (eg PST) and other data files that were reportedly extracted over the internet to Europe.

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        • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

          So the metadata of the underlying emails are not important.

          Its the transfer speed of the entire file that contains the individual emails that is.

          Binney’s group has TESTED that the file that was extracted (and posted online) was done so at a speed too fast to have been done remotely.

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    • Sugarhillhardrock says:

      Excellent, Ristvan. That gets down to the nub of it.

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    • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

      Although I think the real key for Barr and team is not the erroneous ICA, but rather Halper and Mifsud and Downer in Europe ‘entangling’ Papadop from early April to June 2016

      Whether Barr/Durham continue down the ICA path will speak volumes about whether
      Barr is
      Clean House or Clean Up man

      Halper and Mifsud are EASY targets to bring down Comey’s CI and should by extension Mueller

      The ICA angle brings it ALL down.

      And there is no reason they can’t do both.

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      • G. Alistar says:

        Both…and more for sure. Don’t underestimate just how biased the media and far left has been for three years. With $$$ Trillions at stake, it is good motivation for dems/media and swamp dwellers to dampen the many corrupt activities by HRC, by Mueller, this crowd strike cabal and of course the corrupt DoJ and dirty cops at FBI. Almost as powerful and the $Trillions, is when Barr does get the answer and evidence to the question, “what did Obama know and when did he know it.” There will be the devil to pay when Obama is implicated, indicted and shown to be the most corrupt POTUS in history rather than the bs story of what a clean Administration he ran as noted by millions of the Democrats.

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        • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

          I diarrhea posted above how Barr needs to handle this delicately…..
          for many of the reasons you describe.

          I know I would if in his shoes

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    • Chewbarkah says:

      From much reading. I gather that CIA “assessments” normally begin with lower level analysts studying available material on a fact-based, non-political level; their assessments are reviewed by successively higher tiers with increasing application of “context”; areas deemed insufficient are sent back for more research and reassessment. The chaff is winnowed, the narrative shaped; ultimately the top officers package the result for their desired political ends. My guess is that Durham will be looking into evasion or abuse of the standard procedures, and corrupt “interpretation” of the starting analysis. He will need access to lower and mid-level analysts and their work product.

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    • OlderAndWiser says:

      Ristvan, Good analysis as always.
      Though (purely as speculation – not as a hope!), what if the CIA or FBI had/has people implanted in CrowdStrike? If so, that would explain two things:
      1) The high degree of confidence – it would have been CIA/FBI people in there.
      2) The sources and methods argument for not revealing this info.
      Would this have been legal – having gov operatives inside a private company? There could be a secret understanding between the two – but irrespective, would that be in violation of 4A ?

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  13. jus wundrin says:

    Good job as always, SD.

    Unfortunately I believe as huge as our govt. agencies are, the corruption is as thick as flies around a horse barn. Until I see actual convictions, and criminal proceedings of some big players, Im still on the number 2 side of your ‘will it be this or be that’ equation: that Barr finds the corruption so bad, huge, and too damaging to the US, that America will just see another rosenstien did a good job speech by Barr, and a few wrists get slapped.

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  14. For Eyes says:

    “If the ICA is a false political document…. then guess what?

    Yep, the entire narrative from the JAR and ICA is part of a big fraud. [Which it is]”

    We already know it is a fraud. Let me count the ways.

    We are just cataloging all of the facts the DOJ is ignoring.

    That was entertaining for a while because we thought it mattered. Silly us.

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  15. glissmeister says:

    Yes. I think the repeat observation is dead on. Likely the plan all along; why they let Obama leap-frog Hillary into the White House.

    Chicago. Nationwide. Politics conducted unrelentingly as an ongoing criminal enterprise.

    Obama represented the first time they have everything in place to consolidate nationwide what they’ve been doing for decades on the municipal and county level. Decades of infiltration; a generation of highly educated criminals and sycophants were poised across the federal government, foundations, media, universities and wall street.

    Once the right people were finally consolidated and in charge they would forever be in control.

    Then Trump happened.

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    • Sherri Young says:

      In 2008, Obama had his press detail corralled of his campaign airplane then sneaked out a back door when the press no longer could deplane. Soon thereafter, he was photographed arriving at the Bilderberg meeting in Chantilly, VA. It is said that Hillary was there too. The rumor that came out of that meeting was that the Bilderbergers chose to back Obama but told Hillary that she would be next.

      Sounds consistent with her attitude that she should be president and her failure to actively campaign. Entitlement.

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  16. kates7 says:

    This suddenly reminded me of Seth Rich- the young DNC employee murdered on July 10, 2016. I just looked him up in Wikipedia and found this:
    Murder of Seth Rich
    Date
    July 10, 2016
    The 27-year-old Rich was an employee of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), and his murder spawned several right-wing conspiracy theories,[3] including the false claim that Rich had been involved with the leaked DNC emails in 2016, contradicted by the law enforcement branches that investigated the murder.[4][5] It was also contradicted by the July 2018 indictment of 12 Russian military intelligence agents for hacking the e-mail accounts and networks of Democratic Party officials[6] and by the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusion the leaked DNC emails were part of Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections.

    I accepted those reports then, I’m not conspiracist but with the knowledge we now have I’d like a confirmation from someone other than Brennan and Clapper.

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  17. Your Tour Guide says:

    Crowdstrike=Fraudstrike.

    Henceforth, and whenever referring
    to them in any way, shape or form.

    Any others care to join?

    Fire up the sax.

    “Lets meme again
    Like we did last summer……”

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  18. PVCDroid says:

    Guaranteed now that CRWD has wall street creds in their new IPO that government business is what they are after. Just like Amazon and Google. We need to bring them down and Durham/Barr are going to be under a lot of pressure to not divulge shoddy analysis of the hack. What else has Crowdstrike touched that we should be investigating? I pray that we get to the real truth of the beginnings of this coup. I’m so tired of Dems as well as Republicans spouting it was Russia, Russia, Russia. Shit this could have turned into a World War with them and still could. All to protect Clinton and the Dems. How do these animals sleep at night?

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    • wondering999 says:

      Yes. Despite what our President said about Iran, I am not confident they mined the Japanese boat… and just now I read that the United States is messing with Russia’s power grid? WTH? SOMEBODY wants a hot war. Not me

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      • wondering999 says:

        and of course it was reported that the North Koreans had executed their negotiator, then he was seen at a public performance someplace… our media LIES and so do the intelligence agencies and “The Resistance” seditionists

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    • Zorro says:

      Obamboozler expelled Russians from the country as part of the ruse. This left another O mess for Trump to deal with.

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  19. Pa Hermit says:

    If memory serves me correctly, didn’t Putin’s people donate millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation because of Uranium 1? Didn’t Bill get something like $500,000 for a 20 minute speech in Moscow? Now we’re supposed to believe that Russia wanted Trump? I was born on a Sunday, but it wasn’t last Sunday!

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  20. Carson Napier says:

    Satan considers the FBI, CIA and DOJ to be three of his very finest inventions. Let’s be fair now, if you were him, wouldn’t you too? You know you would.

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  21. ipack says:

    U.S. Attorney Durham also investigated the deliberate destruction of the torture tapes by CIA only to give the agency a pass.

    Read my lips: No indictments.

    These people know too much. Durham and, most importantly, Barr knows they know too much. The government cannot afford the fallout of exposing over a decade of blackmailing and illegal spying on the judges, congressmen, and senators…

    Trillions of dollars worth legislation and court rulings cannot be undone overnight.

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    • California Joe says:

      They were dealing with terrorists so what American juror would come back after a six month trial with a guilty verdict against CIA agents working to protect American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan?

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  22. Terry says:

    Wondering if Roger Stone will call admiral Mike Rogers as a witness as to the validity of the JAR/ICA.
    If Rogers is a hero as some have suggested,now is the time to prove it.

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  23. MaineCoon says:

    The DNC filed suit in SDNY against 14 Defendants, from Russia to every Trump-related person and family members one can image, including Stone (10/3/2018 Amended Complaint linked).

    Why isn’t this case stayed until Stone’s instant case determines whether or not the premise is true/false re: proof of the DNC “alleged hacking” or it is proved/disproved in this case?

    Below is the stated nature of the claim stated on p.1, stated Russian intelligence services hacked the DNC computers…”, but no one can or has proven that stated claim.

    NATURE OF ACTION
    I. INTRODUCTION

    1. No one is above the law. In the run-up to the 2016 election, Russia mounted a brazen attack on American democracy. The opening salvo was a cyberattack on the DNC, carried out on American soil. In 2015 and 2016, Russian intelligence services hacked into the DNC’s computers, penetrated its phone systems, and exfiltrated sensitive and valuable trade secrets and tens of thousands of documents and emails. Russia then used this stolen information to advance its own interests: destabilizing the U.S. political environment, denigrating the Democratic presidential nominee, and supporting the campaign of Donald J. Trump (“Trump”), whose policies would benefit the Kremlin.

    https://www.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.nysd.492363/gov.uscourts.nysd.492363.182.0_2.pdf

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  24. Your Tour Guide says:

    Agree. “What else has Crowdstrike touched that we should be
    investigating”.

    Timing of what put them on the map is what’s of relevance
    here. Prior to this debacle, they were hired by some government
    friendly entities. When auditing their online activities, they found….
    hacks. And, always, always, always, always by……. Russians.

    They didn’t even to have any updated real equipment or software
    once that happened. They could just sit back, collect the $$$ thrown
    at them ( maybe setting some off to the side for some “friends”).

    They find “Russia” in one case. Two cases. Note worthy enough
    that it got press. Street cred. Validity. So they were now “experts”
    “unimpeachable sources”. (Unimpeacable sources is now looking
    like an inside joke. What framing they did is for the purposes of
    impeachment. Funny how that works).

    Wonder if all the “discoveries” they made predate to a 2015
    escalator ride? Anyone want to check that little starter crumb out?

    As to their expertise? When the found the Russian collusion,
    I would almost bet that no new equipment was purchased for
    the purpose of doing so.

    Wikipedia:Twentieth Century Motor Car Company

    Look it up. Bet there’s some similarities on how things
    are operated.

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  25. joeknuckles says:

    Of course it was a fraud intended to weaken Trump’s presidency. That’s why Obama ordered it to be completed before he left office.

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  26. Dutchman says:

    Hey, wait a minite,….
    Aren’t the founders of Crowdstrike,…..
    RUSSIANS? Or “former” Russians (WTF?)!!
    MAYBE this WAS a ‘Russian disinfo campaign’, all along!,…..just kidding!

    But wonder if becoming publicly traded company limits liability of corporate officers,…at all?

    Certainly builds up a war chest, for financing litigation, even makes it tax deductible, as business expence.

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    • wondering999 says:

      George Kurtz and Dimitri Alperovitch (Ukrainian origin)
      from Wiki on Alperovitch
      “Alperovitch was born in Moscow in 1980. In 1990, his parents moved to Maryland for a nuclear safety training program, but he stayed behind in the USSR — by law — to make sure his parents did not defect. In 1994, the whole family moved to Chattanooga. Alperovitch earned a B.S. in computer science in 2001, and a M.S. in information security in 2003, both from Georgia Institute of Technology. “

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    • wondering999 says:

      LOL what a title for a magazine article!
      “Standing Up At the Gates of Hell: Crowdstrike CEO George Kurtz”
      http://fortune.com/2015/07/29/crowdstrike-cybersecurity-george-kurtz/

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    • deeperinfo says:

      Did they properly disclose risk in IPO?

      Of course not.

      Yet, reputation is largest part of their value and it is at risk: hiding the final report is fraudulent and incriminating, and who could imagine them destroying evidence?
      Sadly, even if the worst was true, it can’t be proven as the server was destroyed, and the FBI gave them cover. Hard to get to Criwdsteak, unless some emails or funny redactions show up, but even then it can only fall on fbi and cia and White House if anything gets done.
      Here’s to Hope!

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    • deeperinfo says:

      Did they properly disclose risk in IPO?

      Of course not.

      Yet, reputation is largest part of their value and it is at risk: hiding the final report is fraudulent and incriminating, and who could imagine them destroying evidence?
      Sadly, even if the worst was true, it can’t be proven as the server was destroyed, and the FBI gave them cover. Hard to get to Criwdsteak, unless some emails or funny redactions show up, but even then it can only fall on fbi and cia and White House if anything gets done.
      Here’s to Hope!

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  27. wondering999 says:

    An utterly unhinged LA Times article attacking the women surrounding Trump just appeared on my newsfeed “The President’s Lying Ladies”

    It was written by someone named Virginia Heffernan whose TDS has her frothing at the keyboard:
    https://vpheffernan.com/

    The link above includes this praise from someone named Kelly:
    “Kevin Kelly, the co-founder of WIRED, writes, ‘Heffernan is a new species of wizard. It is a joy and a revelation to be under her spell.’

    These people are demented, absolutely out of their minds. Do they have any idea how they come across?

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  28. Pristach says:

    And there isn’t a thing that can be done about it.

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  29. arze says:

    “Someday people will explain it” — President Donald Trump during May 29, 2019 interview with Steve Hilton of Fox News Channel [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwrKbOYuUA4 starting at 17:40 ]

    The CIA dimension of the US Attorney for Conn. Durham’s investigation ruffles more than feathers for the simple reason: Pres. Trump from Day 1 has claimed to want to end military adventurism abroad that serve no rational/economic/national interest. The NYTimes wrote their recent propaganda piece [about CIA agents uneasy] with exactly that in mind.

    At every turn, the president has been gas lighted by his underlings in that attempt, chief among them the Armageddon Boys Bolton, Pompeo, Mattis, Abrams, and other corrupt, powerful men.

    What Trump said just last month to Fox News: “I said, I want to bring our troops back home — the place went crazy.”

    A big question is whether Durham and Barr, with the president’s blessing, can reverse more than 60 years of this particular form of government corruption?

    While President Eisenhower’s famous “military industrial complex” reference has been told to us that that was his warning, my view is that that was his admission that he, too, had lost control of the “military industrial complex.”

    One of Trump’s greatest accomplishments, or at least acts, has been to shine light on this complex, with a possibility of . . . we will see . . . .

    The next president after Eisenhower, Kennedy, was murdered — and we still don’t know all those details about who did it, why, and the like.

    It was Trump that wanted to release all the JFK files — and this WAPO headline says it all: ‘Trump delays full release of some JFK assassination files until 2021, bowing to national security concerns’

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/wp/2018/04/26/trump-delays-release-of-some-jfk-files-until-2021-bowing-to-national-security-concerns/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.1ea793afaad9

    A month after President Kennedy’s death, former President Truman wrote the following in a Washington Post opinion piece on Dec. 22, 1963:

    “I never had any thought that when I set up the CIA that it would be injected into peacetime cloak and dagger operations. Some of the complications and embarrassment that I think we have experienced are in part attributable to the fact that this quiet intelligence arm of the President has been so removed from its intended role that it is being interpreted as a symbol of sinister and mysterious foreign intrigue — and a subject for cold war enemy propaganda. . . the last thing we needed was for the CIA to be seized upon as something akin to a subverting influence in the affairs of other people . . . But there are now some searching questions that need to be answered. I therefore would like to see the CIA be restored to its original assignment as the intelligence arm of the President. . . that its operational duties be terminated or properly used elsewhere. . . There is something about the way the CIA has been functioning that is casting a shadow over our historic position and I feel that we need to correct it,” Truman wrote.

    http://www.maebrussell.com/Prouty/Harry%20Truman%27s%20CIA%20article.html

    https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/CIA-RDP75-00149R000700550045-9.pdf

    The CIA, more than 20 years after his death, publicly responded to what Truman wrote: “Truman, however proud he originally was of his role in the establishment of CIA, did have some unhappy second thoughts. The conclusion here is that to the extent he had such thoughts they are directly traceable to his own ignorance,” according to a CIA document dated Sept. 22, 1993.

    https://www.cia.gov/library/center-for-the-study-of-intelligence/kent-csi/vol20no1/html/v20i1a02p_0001.htm

    Trump, in last month’s Fox interview: “I’m the one that talks about these wars that are 19 years [old] . . . and don’t kid yourself: you do have a military industrial complex. They do like war. . .you have people here in Washington, they never want to leave” foreign entanglements. “Someday people will explain it, but you do have a group, and they call it the military-industrial complex. . . I say I want to bring our troops back home, the place went crazy. You have people here in Washington — they never want to leave. . . someday, people will explain it. You do have a group, and they call it the military industrial complex. ”

    https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/trump-you-do-have-military-industrial-complex-they-do-war

    Sundance continues to astutely point out how Trump strategically is good at creating leverage viz. his enemies, those who want him removed from office, and the like.

    Perhaps the Barr/Durham investigation, with focus including CIA, is of that kind?

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  30. chojun says:

    I know there is a lot of skepticism and cynicism going around about whether people are going to be prosecuted over this fraud.

    While I can’t promise anything, I do have a very strong feeling that people will be prosecuted.

    Comey, McCabe and others are quite confident that they are innocent based on the defense they claim, which is that they did what any reasonable investigator would’ve done based on the intelligence, faulty or not.

    Barr is very clearly going beyond this defense by investigating the predicate of the investigation. He will very clearly find that not only was it not adequately predicated, and not only did these people KNOW it wasn’t predicated, but that it was a scheme international in nature and that the abuses go much further back than even 2015/16.

    McCabe, Comey, et al won’t be able to mount an effective defense against all that.

    I remain optimistic!

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    • Amy2 says:

      So following Pelosi setting up PDT to be prosecuted after his terms ends (for what, she has no idea) that would set the stage for Obama. I know, I can dream can’t I?!!

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    • MDNA I says:

      “I know there is a lot of skepticism and cynicism going around about whether people are going to be prosecuted over this fraud.”

      I don’t share it those either. No one really KNOWS what’s gonna happen, least of all cynics. Cynics are the most easily duped b/c they believe the KNOW in advance in any situation what’s gonna happen

      Whatever happens, this helps Trump’s chances for reelection & vindicates his case, which frees him up even more

      They hate Trump, his agenda, & his supporters. A 2nd term is itself an indictment they gotta live under & for some it’s a conviction & a sentence

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    • chojun– I share your optimism. I recall a time in the recent past, when Comey, McCabe and others were quite confident in their innocence, based on the complete lack of ANY facts with which to conclude otherwise.

      How far we’ve come since the IC was laughing about PDJT statement that his “…wires were tapped.” Details are being exposed much to this group’s dismay. And, what else CAN Comey, McCabe, Clapper, Brennan, et al. do, BUT to deny, deny, deny. It’s their only remaining defense.

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  31. AccountabilityPlease says:

    The idea that the FBI would not take possession of the server and conduct its own independent analysis when there are national security implications is completely ridiculous. Apparently, national security trumps all except when Democrats need cover to frame a political narrative.

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  32. Linnéa says:

    TheGatewayPundit – June 14, 2019
    REPORT: House GOP Leadership: FBI Director Wray Not Cooperating with AG Barr’s Spygate Investigation – Burying Documents
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/06/report-house-gop-leadership-fbi-director-wray-not-cooperating-with-ag-barrs-spygate-investigation-burying-documents/

    My take, rather than firing Wray, criticizing him in a tweet last month was a brilliant 3D chess move that the obstructionists and coup plotters never saw coming.

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  33. Liberty Forge says:

    Someone who has been ahead of this story is George Webb.

    I’ve been “listening/watching” him for the past 2 years, and what he has uncovered is mind-boggling.

    The last time I had mentioned George Webb on this site, the disparaging remark was that he is “only in it for the money”. That is very far from the truth.

    How can “one of us” trust George Webb — who voted for Bernie Sanders????

    His eyes have now been opened, and he is just digging for the truth. Amazingly, he now supports President Trump — agrees with his direction — and knows he was horribly wronged.

    If someone wants to learn what George Webb has to say, probably the best place to start would be on Twitter: https://twitter.com/GeorgWebb No ‘e’ on the end of George.

    He also has a channel on YouTube.

    Honestly, I have been following ALL of this (the corruption) as closely as I can — since Monica (hahahaha), and George Webb is connecting so many dots going back well before I was born.

    For example: Mueller has a family connection in uranium from his father. And that is just one example. It goes on and on and on and on.

    America has been sold out — to the highest bidder — for a very long time. Marc Rich is even part of the story.

    When Jimmy Carter won the Presidential election — I swore off peanut butter for an entire year. So, I was not exactly “clueless”. But, it was that Blue Dress that brought me back into the political arena to the extent that my family got tired of hearing about politics. 🙂

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    • fiveprimal says:

      Liberty Forge, thank you for mentioning George Webb and his extensive body of research! I too have been following @georgwebb, @truthleaks, since the beginning over two years ago. I am old enough to remember the events/dots he is connecting. After reviewing his videos, so many more things make sense now that didn’t add up back in the day. The researchers he has helping with open source information are equally amazing. His information on the Awan Bros. alone is mind blowing. Almost none has been reported on by anyone other than a few sites such as CTH. I found this site around the same time as finding George. You know, back in the good ‘ol days before YouTube started ramping up the censorship.
      George actually worked with D. Alperovich at MacAfee. According to George, Alperovich was hires, along with a team of his Russian hacker buddies, to write and spread computer viruses that MacAfee would then sell Virus protection solutions for. I’ll see if the videos still exist and will post links for everyone. My guess is those vids could have been flushed down the YouTube memory hole by now.
      As with anyone who reports on all this corruption, we all must remember to remain vigilant and to do our own research to confirm.
      Here’s a link to a summery of year one research. Great place to start.

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  34. Bruce_Dern's_Finger says:

    Job #1 for U.S. Attorney John Durham: Investigate Dennis Montgomery’s stealth HAMMER that the CIA/NSA used to spy on Trump, that same HAMMER software that fakes the source of the intruder.
    http://themillenniumreport.com/2017/03/the-hammer-ultra-secret-supercomputer-system-used-by-ciansa-to-wiretap-trump/

    Job #2 for U.S. Attorney John Durham: Investigate Dennis Montgomery’s 47 hard drives that he gave to the FBI, those same hard drives that the FBI failed to investigate and failed to return to Montgomery.

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  35. GSparrow says:

    If the situation had been reversed and it was the RNC allegedly their computers and servers were hacked by the Russians and then the RNC accused Hillary of colluding with Putin, the FBI would have immediately sought and acquired a court warrant (for top security reasons) to obtain and personally inspect the computer and servers. The hired RNC techs involved in previously assessing the hack would have been viciously questioned under oath and threatened by malicious prosecutions for lying to the FBI about fake crimes etc by the Weissmann/M SC just like they did to numerous Trump officials and supporters. But, it was the DNC so it’s crickets, unconvincing excuses for the inept failures to investigate, immunity and free passes for all concerned.

    It’s now 121 DAYS under Barr and 858 DAYS since Jeff Sessions 1st day on the job and still a Zero Score on the Hillary indictment side. While several indictments and convictions have rung up on the other side. That’s a far worse 2 1/2 losing season record than the worst team in any sport. Do you think the Justice game is rigged to favor only one side? “Decline to indict” is still the mantra on the Hillary side—so far.

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  36. Bogeyfree says:

    Now that the Mueller report is done can PT ask Barr/Durham that he personally wants to see the following:

    1) Confiscate, examine in detail with a detailed findings report of the DNC Server

    2) Confiscate and examine in detail with a detailed findings report of the HRC Private Server

    3) The Weiner laptop with a full detail report of ALL emails and findings on it

    4) The 47 hard drives that the NSA Whistleblower turned in to the FBI with a detailed review and report of the information contained on it.

    5) A detailed interview transcript of Jullian Assange as to his knowledge of what happened to the DNC emails and any knowledge he has of what may have happened to Seth Rich

    6) A detailed interview transcript of the NSA Whistleblower

    7) A detailed interview transcript of the U1 Whistleblower

    It is mind boggling that these 7 key evidence pieces seem to have been totally ignored.

    The question Americans are asking, is this on purpose??

    Everyone of these items listed, the American people deserve to know the facts and truth.

    Mr. President, transparency is the only way to end this fraud and frame job.

    So in addition to the declassification of key documents, I ask that you included these 7 items be exposed for all Americans to see so the truth can finally come forward.

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    • Julian says:

      Why doesn’t Barr write an open letter to President Trump demanding that Trump fire Wray for Insubordination and Obstruction of Justice?

      Is he serious about his job or not?

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  37. WSB says:

    “Apparently John Durham is looking into just this aspect: Was the ICA document a politically engineered report stemming from within a corrupt intelligence network?”

    Bingo!

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  38. chuckyschmucky says:

    The FBI declining to examine the DNC servers is like refusing to examine the dead body in a murder investigation. And this wasn’t just any old corpse — the ENTIRE “Russia interference” narrative RESTS on that conclusion.

    An outrageous, inexcusable act of malfeasance.

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  39. Lactantius says:

    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (“Retribution”, Poetic Aphorisms, 1846):
    Though the mills of God grind slowly; Yet they grind exceeding small;
    Though with patience He stands waiting, With exactness grinds He all.

    “Retribution” in a state based on the rule-of-law and ordered justice is not of the Lynch-mob, shoot from the hip kind. Retribution grinds the evidence, exceeding small into the nitty-gritty of pieces which are then assembled as a whole that will show the jury, beyond a reasonable doubt, how and why the defendant is guilty.

    A jury of peers is not expected to be anything more than good listeners who take in what they hear and rationally decide what the facts add up to in terms of guilt. Anything less than guilt and the jury cannot convict. The best prosecutor gives the jury little pieces of “fact” at a time until the jury becomes skeptical of what the defense lawyer presents as a counter explanation. These little grains of sand add up until the jurors are pretty much convinced. The hold-out juror is usually one or two who refuse to “see” things the same way.

    Attorney General Barr is in possession of myriad threads, which taken to their beginnings will very likely reveal the conception of a “conspiracy” coming together and being carried out. That is how the best of lawyering works. The grinding is slow and exceedingly fine. Patience. Waiting. Exactness.

    Sundance wrote this “AHA !” post above: If the ICA is a false political document…. then guess what? — Yep, the entire narrative from the JAR and ICA is part of a big fraud. [Which it is]

    Consider this: DOJ Inspector General Horowitz’ investigation has continued through one revelation after another. Each of these revelations has been more for IG Horowitz to consider and likely give him cause to reexamine work well under way in “light of new information.” That is precisely how the millstones of the gods grind. It is tedious and it takes time.

    My expectation is that when the ICA narrative proves false to a point of certain conviction, some player who is caught will turn on the others in order to lessen his charges. That is when the “house of cards” will begin to fall.

    Some commenters have been exasperated by the lack of action and reading this slogging along as a massive cover-up of epic proportions. We have now reached the point where the Mueller Report can be shredded because its investigation was built on quicksand. The Mueller Report did not prove the underlying validity upon which it was built.

    The DemonizingRats know this. Their entire structure was conceit structured on a wink-and-a-nod and stonewalling. The Congressional investigations were a kangaroo court’s mockery akin to the deep, deep, troubling concern the DemonizingRats had over the drunken, womanizing wretch of a man who was Judge Brett Kavanaugh. They have no shame. They use people and institutions like toilet paper.

    At some point DOJ will identify when th “political” decision was made to go after Donald J. Trump. As in the Nuremberg Trials, they will decide not attempt to weed out every skunk. The DOJ will not pursue the whole story of spying on Americans and the misuse and abuse of the FISA Court process. The spying “system” is based on trust. When the trust is violated, there is usually no alternative but to restore the trust.

    Attorney General Barr made several comments in an interview about how some of the miscreants were not necessarily full-blown conspirators. I read that as a forewarning. When the major players are rounded up, the minor players will be permitted to get away with shock and sorrow if they seem to actually mean to park their political ideology and pay professional heed to the job. That allows the department to continue apace while the suspected players show their enthusiasm to their mended ways. An “epiphany” may seem convenient, but it also a possible sign of facing reality.

    Obama and Hillary will skate. My hunch is that Attorney General Barr has plenty enough on the Clinton Foundation that he will go for the more certain case. Unless Obama has “Watergate” level incrimination, he will be nearly impossible to convict. Consider how much mystery surrounds Obama and his past. He has been blessed with always finding a convenient door for moving on. Clinton survived “impeachment” without either scar of shame. Obama has far greater love-fest position with the liberals than Clinton ever had. He is all but above the law.

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    • Julian says:

      You say this, but Trump could declassify and expose Obama’s lies if he wanted to.

      Of course, he won’t do that as it exposes him in future.

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