after WikiLeaks released emails from the Democratic National
Committee (DNC) on July 26, 2016, former UK spy Christopher Steele
filed a memo with his employer, Fusion GPS, claiming
that the DNC "hack" during the 2016 election involved
Russian agents "within the Democratic Party structure itself," The
New Yorker reports.
July 26, 2016, after WikiLeaks disseminated the D.N.C. e-mails,
Steele filed yet another memo, this time claiming that the
Kremlin was “behind” the hacking, which
was part of a Russian cyber war against Hillary Clinton’s
campaign. Many of the details
sources claimed that the digital attack involved agents
“within the Democratic Party structure itself,” as
well as Russian émigrés in the U.S. and “associated offensive
unverified claim was contained within a multitude of memos
compiled by Steele on behalf of Fusion GPS, which was
conducting opposition research on then-candidate Donald Trump
for Hillary Clinton and the DNC.
note, the 35-page "Trump-Russia" dossier used in part by the FBI
to obtain a FISA warrant on one-time Trump campaign advisor Carter
Page was comprised of seventeen of Steele's memos - including one
which alleged that Trump had paid "a number of prostitutes to
perform a ‘golden showers’ (urination) show in front of him,"
which would defile a bed that Barack and Michelle Obama had slept
in during a state visit - an allegation attributed to four
individuals' second-hand reporting.
shocking claim comes amid recent reports that Special Counsel
Robert Mueller is preparing criminal charges against Russian
hackers allegedly behind the breaches of both the DNC and
John Podesta's email.
like the indictment Mueller
filed last month charging a different group of
Russians in a social media trolling and illegal-ad-buying
possible new charges are expected to rely heavily on secret
intelligence gathered by the CIA, the FBI, the National
Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security
(DHS), several of the officials say. […] Mueller’s
consideration of charges accusing Russians in the hacking case
has not been reported previously. Sources say he has
long had sufficient evidence to make a case, but strategic
issues could dictate the timing. Potential charges include
violations of statutes on conspiracy, election law as well as
the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
sources say the possible new indictment — or more than one, if
that’s how Mueller’s office decides to proceed — would delve
into the details of, and the people behind, the Russian
intelligence operation that used hackers to penetrate computer
networks and steal emails of both the Democratic National
Committee (DNC) and Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.
as we have been reporting, Mueller has yet to even reach out to
Julian Assange of WikiLeaks, or New Zealand entrepreneur Kim
Dotcom - who clearly knew of the upcoming email leaks before they
were dropped. While Assange has heavily insinuated it was DNC
staffer Seth Rich, Dotcom has gone "all in" over the last few
months - tweeting that he knows Seth Rich was Wikileaks' source,
Rich used a memory stick, and that Dotcom himself was
Caplan of TGP notes, In
Donna Brazile's book, “Hacks: The Inside Story of the
Break-ins and Breakdowns that Put Donald Trump in the White
House,” the Democrat operative admits the DNC allowed alleged
Russian hackers to steal data from the party’s servers. From the Daily
Brazile says in her new book the Democratic National Committee
(DNC) went against professional advice and sat idly for a month
while Russians stole data because primaries were still underway
in a number of states.
CrowdStrike recommended that we take down our system and
rebuild it, the DNC told them to wait a month, because the
state primaries for the presidential election were still
underway, and the party and the staff needed to be at
their computers to manage these efforts,” Brazile wrote in
her new book,
a whole month, CrowdStrike watched Cozy Bear and Fancy Bear
operating. Cozy Bear was the hacking force that had been in the
DNC system for nearly a year.”
Bear and Fancy Bear are cybersecurity firms that have reported ties
with Russian hackers. Both groups are blamed for the hacks on
the DNC in 2016. CrowdStrike is a private U.S. cybersecurity
firm that oversaw the protection of the DNC’s servers.
to see here folks - just Trump's enemies using Steele's unverified
memos with info from high level Kremlin officials when it benefits
them, while ignoring the ones which suggest "insiders" was
involved in the DNC hack.