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FBI Gets in Steve Bannon’s Shorts Investigating Brietbart and Alex Jones

23 Mar

Oh My!

The President’s puppeteer may lose his grip! Steve Bannon, not only a senior member of the Chumph’s campaign, and now National Security Adviser was the Editor of Brietbart. It appears that Brietbart was one of the major conduits for Russian hacking and release of mal-information about Hillary Clinton, along with Alex Jones’ “Infowars” site. There is now substantial evidence that both outfits were Russian puppets, whether willingly or not.

In any even, Bannon’s connection to both Brietbart and the Campaign provides a back channel for discussions between the Russians and the Putin’s Bitch’s Campaign.

The “bots” story is just a cover, and just describes the methodology the Russians utilized to implement the hacking once directed by Bannon.

Wonder if Amazon or EBay will provide a quantity discount on hanging ropes for traitors?

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FBI’s Russian-influence probe includes a look at Breitbart, InfoWars news sites

Federal investigators are examining whether far-right news sites played any role last year in a Russian cyber operation that dramatically widened the reach of news stories — some fictional — that favored Donald Trump’s presidential bid, two people familiar with the inquiry say.

Operatives for Russia appear to have strategically timed the computer commands, known as “bots,” to blitz social media with links to the pro-Trump stories at times when the billionaire businessman was on the defensive in his race against Democrat Hillary Clinton, these sources said.

The bots’ end products were largely millions of Twitter and Facebook posts carrying links to stories on conservative internet sites such as Breitbart News and InfoWars, as well as on the Kremlin-backed RT News and Sputnik News, the sources said. Some of the stories were false or mixed fact and fiction, said the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the bot attacks are part of an FBI-led investigation into a multifaceted Russian operation to influence last year’s elections.

Investigators examining the bot attacks are exploring whether the far-right news operations took any actions to assist Russia’s operatives. Their participation, however, wasn’t necessary for the bots to amplify their news through Twitter and Facebook.

The investigation of the bot-engineered traffic, which appears to be in its early stages, is being driven by the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division, whose inquiries rarely result in criminal charges and whose main task has been to reconstruct the nature of the Kremlin’s cyber attack and determine ways to prevent another.

An FBI spokesman declined to comment on the inquiry into the use of bots.

Russia-generated bots are one piece of a cyber puzzle that counterintelligence agents have sought to solve for nearly a year to determine the extent of the Moscow government’s electronic broadside.

“This may be one of the most highly impactful information operations in the history of intelligence,” said one former U.S. intelligence official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter.

Bureau director James Comey confirmed Monday at a House Intelligence Committee hearing what long has been reported: that the FBI is investigating possible links between individuals in the Trump presidential campaign and the Russian campaign to influence the election and whether there was any coordination between the two.

As for the bots, they carried links not only to news stories but also to Democratic emails posted on WikiLeaks, especially those hacked from Podesta and made public in October, said Philip Howard, a professor at the Oxford University Internet Institute who has researched the bot attacks.

Howard said that, as an example, bots had spread links to fictional stories that accused Clinton of involvement in running a child-sex ring in the basement of a Washington pizza parlor. The posts inspired a North Carolina man to drive to Washington and fire an assault weapon in the restaurant, according to police reports.

Howard’s study of bot-generated Twitter traffic during last fall’s Trump-Clinton campaign debates showed that bot messages favorable to Trump significantly outnumbered those sympathetic to Clinton.

He said his research showed that Americans who call themselves “patriotic programmers” also activated bots to aid Trump. In interviews, they described coding the computer commands in their spare time, Howard said.

Unlike counterintelligence investigators with more cyber-sleuthing capabilities, Howard has not established that Russia was the source of the bot attacks he studied.

Russia also used “trolls,” hundreds of computer operatives who pretended to be Trump supporters and posted stories or comments on the internet complimentary to Trump or disparaging to Clinton. Sources close to the inquiry said those operatives likely worked from a facility in St. Petersburg, Russia, dedicated to that tactic.

“Russian bots and internet trolls sought to propagate stories underground,” said Mike Carpenter, a former senior Pentagon official during the Obama administration whose jobfocused on Russia. “Those stories got amplified by fringe elements of our media like Breitbart.”

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7 responses to “FBI Gets in Steve Bannon’s Shorts Investigating Brietbart and Alex Jones

  1. CNu

    March 23, 2017 at 2:42 PM

    smdh…., Ukrainian stooge corporation Crowdstrike found to have fabricated all allegations of Russian hacking. http://subrealism.blogspot.com/2017/03/ukrainian-stooge-crowdstrike-fabricated.html

    The hits just keep on rolling in…..,

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    • btx3

      March 23, 2017 at 3:10 PM

      That’s great Young’un…But DHS wasn’t who did, and confirmed the the backtrack. Neither were they the ones who identified the connections between the CHumph Servers and KGB. That would likely have been either the Puzzle Palace, or private contractors their employ. And no, child…It ain’t Google.

      What Cloudstrike’s actual role was, was in identifying who the Russian perps were to the CIA…Which is why all the Cloudstrike people are now in Russian prison. And Guccifer 2.0 and several of his cohorts are either in prison or on the run for doing the bad.

      http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/01/31/arrested-russian-fsb-agents-allegedly-passed-information-to-cia-trump-putin/

      This is a bit above your level ankle-biter, done by some folks who are a hell of a lot better at this than you or I.

      Any lie in a storm for you Trumpazoids!

      True, and pathetic desperation.

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      • CNu

        March 23, 2017 at 4:07 PM

        lol, Peepaw I know it’s dangerous for you, Maxine, Pelosi, Miss Lindsey, little arms-too-short to box with God Mccain, et al – to get any more worked up than you already are, but go get you a big mug of hot chocolate or some earl grey and let that caffeine help you get the fuzz out your old hamite noggin…,

        Ain’t no ukronazi Crowdstrike fraudsters been arrested anywhere by anyone for their weak and wackazzed emanations. Jeezus H Cuh-Rist Festus!!! Your own FP article even says as much!

        (Crowdstrike’s lame flagship endpoint agent doesn’t even work (Google/CIA/In-Q-Tel $100 Milli notwithstanding) – though they should be tarred, feathered and ridden out on the rails for the pitiful fables they’ve woven within the American political theatre and to the WaPo/NYTimes presstitutes and their broadcast handmaidens, MSDNC and CNN.

        Nah, you’re confusing the arrest in January of a senior Kaspersky computer crimes investigator with these busters. Here, I’ll help you out with that. https://arstechnica.com/security/2017/01/kaspersky-labs-top-investigator-reportedly-arrested-in-treason-probe/

        fyi – a little piece of work I did between Kaspersky and BC persistence technology provider Absolute was responsible for alerting Kaspersky to the presence of “Puzzle Palace” persistence technology – just a couple of years ago. It got an extensive two part write-up in Der Spiegel. But that anecdote will have to await a more opportune moment when your already overwhelmed cranial dome piece is not so muddled and befuddled by the processing load du jour!

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      • btx3

        March 24, 2017 at 7:12 AM

        You are right bout confusing which Russians.

        However, it don’t matter for two reasons. First, the hounds caught the scent of treason going back to February of last year – nearly 6 months before the purported DNC hacks. What kicked that off was a combination of SIGNET intercepts and an odd coalition of of people, including Manafort and Stone within the Chumph’s inner circle. Several of whom were already under investigation for their crimes, and all with financial relationships to Putin’s criminal empire. There were also money transactions which included the publicly released $100 million payment for a $20 million property, and $300 million in “Get out of bankruptcy” money given to Trump by a Putin surrogate (there is a lot more). Second, foot prints were found on the DNC, which were later identified as Russian (post Cyberstrike debacle) – and the Puzzle Palace was picking up conversations on their normal surveillance of Russian operatives. The Chumph didn’t get caught by anyone tapping the Chumph palace – he got caught because the people he, and his staff were talking to, as known Russian operatives being tapped. I strongly suspect, but certainly don’t have access to evidence at that level to prove (in which case I wouldn’t throw it out there publicly as a theory or suggest it at all) – that the Chumph was passed a “secure” phone in his meeting with the Russian Ambassador, or perhaps earlier by a cutout. Use of something like that, more than 20′ away from a Russian agent’s location would have set off all kinds of red lights in the sub-sub basement up in Maryland. Comey hinted at that in his testimony. That alone, if true, would put the rope around you hero’s neck, and trapdoor under his feet.

        Lastly the DNC hack is irrelevant to the Chumph’s treason charge. It’s nice theater for the bubble-heads and intellectual buffoons – But it is the planning of the release of the data obtained though those hacks, money laundering into the campaign account, and basically being a wholly owned Putin’s bitch which has him in trouble. No one is, or has ever asserted that the Chumph’s people were physically involved in the hacking. And even if they did, that isn’t impeachable. But they sure the fuck benefited by using the data obtained. And that is in concrete.

        I tend to stay out of the press and TV. Other than a piece of ICN in ’92, and some stuff to do with the Haiti disaster I have intentionally kept a low profile. Should I wind up your way, we should have a beer and I’ll tell you what I am building a group around with SDN, which involves pushing IP entirely out to the edge of the carrier level infrastructure, getting rid of the routers, and breaking the “Internet” sub-network into separate physical subnet planes based on application such as the so-called IoT. Maybe, getting traction on eventually getting rid of IP entirely which the Puzzle Palace rammed down out throats in ’89. You can’t secure what was never designed to be secured in the first place. Gonna put you Cisco-CISO weenies out of business by burying a lot of the security function right in the edge devices. Scares the fuck out of my Security weenie guys here.

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  2. harfobama

    March 25, 2017 at 7:47 PM

     
  3. Tommy Tunes

    April 5, 2017 at 11:41 AM

    I ain’t gonna ever vote for a globalist leader who wants us all to be laborers that exist as a one class globalist society !!!!

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    • btx3

      April 5, 2017 at 12:41 PM

      “One Class society?”

      Marx is dead. Been dead a long time. So are his followers.

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