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The Biggest Scandal In D.C. That Know One Know’s About

The only reporters that seem to be digging into the biggest scandal that nobody knows about are the Daily Caller reporters. With all this talk about Russia Russia Russia and the fact that the DNC refuses to let the FBI  look at their servers. The Awan brothers who managed IT for some of the top Democrats in D.C. have been reported to be involved in a massive cyber-security breach along with a major fraud scheme involving the leadership of the Democratic Party. It has barely  been investigated by any of the major media outlets up to now. These same major media outlets run wild when any small rumor no matter how unsubstantiated is leaked by there friends in the swamp regarding the Trump administration.  It says an awful lot about the agenda of the major media outlets both in print and TV that such little coverage has been given to the scandal involving major Democrats . Unlike most of the investigations into the trump administration regarding Russia there are actual crimes that have been committed here but yet the media is completely silent. The even sadder fact is why any of the Republicans who run all the committees are looking deeper into this scandal. It seems like the Democrats are not the only ones participating in the resist Trump movement.

 

FBI agents seized smashed computer hard drives from the home of Florida Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s information technology (IT) administrator, according to two sources with knowledge of the investigation.

Pakistani-born Imran Awan, long-time right-hand IT aide to the former Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman, has since desperately tried to get the hard drives back, an individual whom FBI investigators interviewed in the case told The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group.

An additional source in Congress with direct knowledge of the case, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the probe, confirmed that the FBI has joined what Politico previously described as a Capitol Police criminal probe into “serious, potentially illegal, violations on the House IT network” by Imran and three of his relatives, who had access to the emails and files of the more than two dozen House Democrats who employed them on a part-time basis.

Capitol Police have also seized computer equipment tied to the Florida lawmaker.

Awan’s younger brothers, Abid and Jamal, his wife, Hina Alvi, and Rao Abbas, Imran’s best friend, are also under investigation. There have been no arrests in the case.

Read the rest of the article here.

http://dailycaller.com/2017/07/23/exclusive-fbi-seized-smashed-hard-drives-from-wasserman-schultz-it-aides-home/

 

A Continuing DCNF Investigative Group Series

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What The Media’s Not Reporting (AGAIN)

The story below is a glaring example of what’s wrong with the lamestream media. It’s not what they report, its what they choose NOT TO REPORT. The job of journalism is to provide the readers with a fair representation of a story so the consumer can form there own opinion of the facts. Instead we are getting highly partisan one sided opinionated far left bloviating by a bunch of grandstanding showboats. You know once a reporter starts hawking there own book that there career is done. Any reporter you see doing the late night talk show circuit can also be written of as another celebrity wannabee. What happened to journalism that every story is worth the facts. My god the Clinton’s and there foundation are hands down the most corrupt entity in modern day politics if not ever in are Republics existence. Allegations from murder,rape,theft,graft… name the crime there involved. Just google Clinton Crimes and you will get a weeks of reading material from mainstream media. This media bias is all being cultivated by uber far left professors polluting are colleges today. I have no issue with journalist going after Republicans when justified. The problem today that same fervor is not unleashed on there, most often “friends” on the left. Can you really be fair when your invited guests at a wedding or even going on vacations with people your reporting on?

http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/presidential-campaign/303663-bill-and-hillary-partners-in-crime-literally

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/11/tracking-the-clinton-controversies-from-whitewater-to-benghazi/396182/

http://dailycaller.com/2017/06/24/crowdstrike-five-things-everyone-is-ignoring-about-the-russia-dnc-story/?utm_campaign=atdailycaller&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social

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JUSTIN CARUSO
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9:30 PM 06/24/2017

The Democratic Party and mainstream media have become increasingly consumed with the narrative that Donald Trump’s election win is largely influenced by Russian hacking.

The narrative is centered around two hacks–the hack of a DNC server that led to the release of embarrassing emails during the Democratic National Convention, and the hack of John Podesta’s email which led to several embarrassing moments for the Clinton campaign in October 2016. Both are supposedly the result of the Russians.

The Russia story is back in the headlines once again after reports surrounding former President Barack Obama’s attempts to “punish” Russia for its interference.

However, there is still a cloud of doubt hanging over the DNC’s Russia narrative on the breach of the DNC servers.

The analysis that alleged that Russia was behind the DNC server breach was carried out not by the U.S. government, but by the private security group CrowdStrike.

CrowdStrike is the sole source of this claim, with their June 2016 report, “Bears in the Midst: Intrusion into the Democratic National Committee” being the basis of the DNC’s Russian hacking allegations.

Here are five key points about CrowdStrike that the mainstream media is ignoring:

1. Obama Appoints CrowdStrike Officer To Admin Post Two Months Before June 2016 Report On Russia Hacking DNC

In April 2016, two months before the June report that alleged a Russian conspiracy, former President Barack Obama appointed Steven Chabinsky, the general counsel and chief risk officer for CrowdStrike, to the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity.

CrowdStrike co-founder George Kurtz said at the time, “We wish Steve and the rest of the Commissioners every success in this important effort. Their dedicated and thoughtful leadership on these issues holds great potential for promoting innovation and the benefits of technology, while lowering the very real security risks we are facing today.”

2. The FBI Never Looked At The DNC’s Servers — Only CrowdStrike Did

As far as we know, the FBI still has not examined the DNC server that Russia allegedly hacked.

There has been no corroboration or second opinion on who may have hacked the server. The only source for this claim is CrowdStrike, who began monitoring the DNC system on May 5th, 2016, according to DailyMail.com.

The DNC also reportedly paid $168,000 to CrowdStrike.

3. Comey Contradicted The DNC’s Story On The FBI Asking To See The Server

The DNC claimed in January that the reason the FBI never examined their hacked server was simple–the FBI never requested to do so. Yet, DNC deputy communications director Eric Walker gave told BuzzFeed News in an email, “The DNC had several meetings with representatives of the FBI’s Cyber Division and its Washington (DC) Field Office, the Department of Justice’s National Security Division, and U.S. Attorney’s Offices, and it responded to a variety of requests for cooperation, but the FBI never requested access to the DNC’s computer servers.”

However, this claim was contradicted by then-FBI director James Comey, who said in a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing in January that there were “multiple requests at different levels” to look at the DNC’s servers. Instead, Comey said a “highly respected private company” got access to the servers–meaning CrowdStrike.

A senior FBI official told WIRED in January, “The FBI repeatedly stressed to DNC officials the necessity of obtaining direct access to servers and data, only to be rebuffed until well after the initial compromise had been mitigated.”

“This left the FBI no choice but to rely upon a third party for information. These actions caused significant delays and inhibited the FBI from addressing the intrusion earlier.”

As Josephine Wolff of Slate pointed out, “…whether because they were denied access or simply never asked for it, the FBI instead used the analysis of the DNC breach conducted by security firm CrowdStrike as the basis for its investigation. Regardless of who is telling the truth about what really happened, perhaps the most astonishing thing about this probe is that a private firm’s investigation and attribution was deemed sufficient by both the DNC and the FBI.”

4. CrowdStrike Co-Founder Is Fellow On Russia Hawk Group, Has Connections To George Soros, Ukrainian Billionaire

Co-Founder and CTO of CrowdStrike Dmitri Alperovitch is a nonresident senior fellow on the Atlantic Council.

The Atlantic Council is hawkish on Russia, previously publishing reports about topics like how the West can “get tougher” on Russia, how to “fight back Against Russian political warfare,” how to respond “to Russia’s Anti-Western Aggression.”

Other articles are titled, “From Russia with Hate: The Kremlin’s Support for Violent Extremism in Central Europe” and “Here’s Why You Should Worry About Russian Propaganda.”

In one article published by the Atlantic Council, writer Stephen Blank claims that Russia is a more urgent security threat than terrorism.

Further, the Atlantic Council is funded by NATO, enhancing the hawkish view on Russia.

The Atlantic Council is also funded by the “Open Society Initiative for Europe,” a program of leftist billionaire George Soros’ Open Society Foundation.

The Open Society Initiative for Europe has written that they support, “initiatives that strengthen the protection of migrants and the politics of inclusion, giving the leading role and voice in advocating policies and social change to migrants and refugees, their descendants, and their allies in civil society.”

The Atlantic Council is also funded by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

Pinchuk is a Ukrainian billionaire who reportedly gave $25 million to the Clinton Foundation, and was invited to Clinton’s home for a dinner in 2012 while she was secretary of state, despite an earlier denial from a Clinton spokesperson that “never on her schedule” during her time as Secretary.

5. CrowdStrike Is Funded By Clinton-Loving Google $$

Finally, it’s worth pointing out that CrowdStrike received $100 million in investments led by Google Capital (since re-branded as CapitalG) in 2015.

CapitalG is owned by Alphabet, and Eric Schmidt, Alphabet’s chairman, was a supporter of Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. More than just supporting Clinton, leaked emails from Wikileaks in November 2016 showed that in 2014 he wanted to have an active role in the campaign.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Schmidt “sent a Clinton campaign official a lengthy memo with advice on running the campaign. He told campaign officials he was ‘ready to fund, advise recruit talent,’ and ‘clearly wants to be head outside advisor,’ according to a 2014 email from Clinton campaign Chairman John Podesta to campaign manager Robby Mook.”

And Politico reported in November 2016 that Schmidt “served in a personal capacity as an adviser to the Clinton operation,” and wore a “staff” badge at her election night party.

Schmidt also funded a startup called, “The Groundwork.” An article in Quartz titled, “The stealthy, Eric Schmidt-backed startup that’s working to put Hillary Clinton in the White House,” details its operations.

“The Groundwork, according to Democratic campaign operatives and technologists, is part of efforts by Schmidt—the executive chairman of Google parent-company Alphabet—to ensure that Clinton has the engineering talent needed to win the election,” the article says.

“And it is one of a series of quiet investments by Schmidt that recognize how modern political campaigns are run, with data analytics and digital outreach as vital ingredients that allow candidates to find, court, and turn out critical voter blocs.”

The post also calls Schmidt “one of the most powerful donors in the Democratic Party.”

There are other connections between Google money and the Democratic Party.

Stephanie Hannon, former Director of Product Management for Google, left in 2015 to become Hillary Clinton’s Chief Technology Officer for her 2016 campaign.

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What there not saying is the point!

The media never seem to get it why more then half the country hates them and the rest just don’t pay attention anymore.  The old media at one time presented a story and usually kept there opinions out of it. Just the facts is no longer the standard “modus operandi”,  to many reporters shape there stories to match there agenda or political leanings. They leave out major facts or gloss over information that might just actually inform the reader or viewer. They are dumbfounded why consumers are tuning them out for alternate sources. These media elites to often speak down to there readers  or viewers like they are the judge of what people should know. God forbid the masses might actually form there own opinions, well informed people might actually think different. The press have given Obama and his fellow Democrats such a pass on the facts its becoming a waste of time to even see what they have to say.  The elite media has such hissy fits about Fox and talk radio opinion formats because they present another side of the story.  There upset that they no longer control how the message is presented, this makes them look like the one sided hacks they are. What they don’t print is often more important then what they do print,  they leave out facts & figures so often its like they don’t even pretend to be impartial.Opinions are like assholes, everybody’s got one, the major media outlets at times seem to do little more then parrot the Obama talking points. They just don’t seem to challenge the Democrats like they do Republicans, both parties should have there feet held to fire.  Washington is so corrupt and out of control that a strong more impartial media is more important then ever.



Good blog from the DFN

Nolan Finley (The Detroit News) on Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 9:11 AM

Media parrots White House talking points

The question of whether the media has a liberal bias is one of constant debate.

But take a look at the boilerplate paragraph used to describe the health care bill by national wire services: It will cost $940 billion over 10 years, will extend coverage to 32 million Americans, ban insurers from denying coverage on the basis of pre-existing conditions and cut deficits by an estimated $138 billion over a decade.

The wire stories neglect a balancing paragraph that says notes that those claims are very much in dispute, and that critics say it will cost more than $2.4 trillion, will require a broad array of new taxes, will increase the cost of insurance premiums, add a huge Medicaid burden to state budgets and place Medicare at risk. Readers are left to wonder why opponents would object to a bill that does so much good.

Likewise, the government takeover of the student loans industry is described as providing $36 billion in new revenue for Pell Grants. No mention of the private workers it puts out of jobs, or that critics say the revenue estimates are wildly overestimated.

The whole story isn’t being told if all the media does is parrot the White House’s talking points.

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