Russia Is Hacking Ukrainian Company To Try To Help Trump And Giuliani Make A Case Against Biden

  
By:  john-russell  •  3 months ago  •  70 comments

Russia Is Hacking Ukrainian Company To Try To Help Trump And Giuliani Make A Case Against Biden

As reported by The New York Times, the Washington Post, and others, the same  Russian entity that hacked the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton's aide John Podesta's computers in 2016  is now trying to infiltrate the emails of the Ukrainian gas company Burisma,  this time presumably to help Donald Trump find "dirt" on the Bidens. 

Why would Russia be doing this when they were "caught" last time?  After all, we know that they attempted to help Trump win the 2016 election by discrediting Trump's opponent at that time Hillary Clinton, so why would they be so brazen as to do the same thing again, by the same people (GRU) who did it last time? 

Simple, they see that America didnt care (much) in 2016, and that Americans predisposed to give Trump slack will likely not care in 2020 either. 

If Russia is able to find ANY information within Burisma that will embarrass Hunter Biden, any at all, even something completely unrelated to his father,  it will be trumpeted to the world as "proof" Trump and Giuliani were right. Anything that can be spun off into a new mystery will be used by Trumpisms conspiracy nuts. 

But here we are with more proof that there is a sympatico relationship between Trump and Russian hackers, that they go down the same shitholes in search of dirt, that they think and act alike.  The Russians have seen how much their influence benefited from having a fool and liar in power in America for the past three years.  The Trump presidency has been a bonanza for Putins efforts to undermine the west. He must be thinking that if he can just help this fool Trump get re-elected in four more years there might not be a "west" left to need to undermine. 


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JohnRussell
1  author  JohnRussell    3 months ago

Burisma hit by Russian hackers, U.S. firm says

Nakashima, Ellen . The Washington Post ; Washington, D.C.  [Washington, D.C]14 Jan 2020: A.14.

Russian military spies have hacked a Ukrainian gas company that is at the heart of an impeachment trial of President Trump, who sought last year to pressure Ukraine to investigate the company and its links to Joe Biden's son, according to a cybersecurity firm.

Beginning in early November, the Russian spy agency known as the GRU launched a cyber 'phishing' campaign against   Burisma   Holdings to trick unsuspecting employees into giving up their email credentials so the hackers could gain access to their email accounts " once again entangling Moscow in domestic U.S. politics, according to Area 1 Security, a Redwood City, Calif., company.

The operation's launch coincided with a congressional impeachment inquiry into Trump and whether he abused his office by seeking to press Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky into announcing a probe of   Burisma   and Hunter Biden " an action that conceivably would aid Trump's reelection bid.

The GRU was active in the 2016 presidential campaign, hacking the servers of the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman and releasing their emails that summer and fall. The disclosures disrupted the Democratic convention and undermined Clinton's campaign in the critical final weeks, and the U.S. intelligence community concluded that with such actions Moscow aimed to help Trump and hurt Clinton.

Trump has publicly downplayed the intelligence agencies' conclusions and has suggested that it was Ukraine, not Russia, that interfered in the 2016 election. He and his personal attorney, Rudolph W. Giuliani, have promoted an unfounded theory that Joe Biden, while vice president, tried to quash a corruption investigation of   Burisma   to protect his son. Hunter Biden is no longer on   Burisma 's board.

The GRU succeeded in breaching the servers of   Burisma   Holdings and several subsidiaries and partners, said Oren Falkowitz, Area 1 Security's chief executive.

'The timing of the GRU's campaign in relation to the 2020 U.S. elections raises the specter that this is an early warning of what we have anticipated since the successful cyberattacks undertaken during the 2016 U.S. elections,' Falkowitz said.

Area 1 discovered the breach on New Year's Eve, he said. It was not known what material the GRU gained access to, and if any of it will be released.

Phishing is the most common technique used by hackers to gain access to victims' systems. Hackers send emails impersonating employees or people trusted by the targets, who are then tricked into clicking on links that contain malware or lead to malware-laced sites, enabling the hackers to obtain the victim's email credentials.

'The success of phishing relies on authenticity,' Area 1 said in a report on the incident released Monday. 'The GRU has applied verisimilitude in extensive masquerading of common business tools . . . to steal account credentials, gain access to internal systems and data, impersonate employees through the unauthorized use of their accounts.'

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence in the fall produced a classified 'national intelligence estimate' that assessed that the Russians would seek to interfere in the 2020 election.

 
 
 
 
Tessylo
2  Tessylo    3 months ago

Why are some calling for Biden and Hunter to testify in the impeachment hearings?

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
2.1  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Tessylo @2    3 months ago

Because the fact that at least one of the two bogus impeachment articles is based on Mr. Trump's "abuse of power" when inquiring about corruption in Ukraine. If it is proven that there was Biden quid pro quo and Burisma "hired" him for their board seeking a path to Mr. Joe Biden, it would nullify that particular article............perhaps.

 
 
 
Tessylo
2.1.1  Tessylo  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @2.1    3 months ago

That is false.  There was no Biden quid pro quo

This impeachment hearing is not bogus  

 
 
 
Ozzwald
2.1.2  Ozzwald  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @2.1    3 months ago
If it is proven that there was Biden quid pro quo and Burisma "hired" him for their board seeking a path to Mr. Joe Biden, it would nullify that particular article............perhaps.

Not true at all.  Even if there was corrupt intent by Biden (THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OF THIS), it is still an abuse of power to withhold Congressionally designated money to force an announcement of an investigation. Adding to the fact that he then lied to Congress about the reason for the delay in issuing the money.

Remember, testimony showed that Trump wanted an announcement, not necessarily an actual investigation.

 
 
 
WallyW
2.1.3  WallyW  replied to  Tessylo @2.1.1    3 months ago
That is false.  There was no Biden quid pro quo

Yes there is. Biden proudly and publicly proclaimed he got some dude fired

This impeachment hearing is not bogus  

But the fake FISA warrants were

 
 
 
Ozzwald
2.1.4  Ozzwald  replied to  WallyW @2.1.3    3 months ago
Yes there is. Biden proudly and publicly proclaimed he got some dude fired

Yes there was quid pro quo, but it was not for personal gain.

But the fake FISA warrants were
I know you'll disappear, but let's see your evidence about these "fake FISA warrants" Wally. 
 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
2.1.5  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Ozzwald @2.1.4    3 months ago
Yes there was quid pro quo, but it was not for personal gain.

And you can't prove "intent" in Trump's case either. Biden's was for protection for the cushy job his son got............If Trump is guilty, so is Biden of withholding approved funding.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
2.1.6  Ozzwald  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @2.1.5    3 months ago
And you can't prove "intent" in Trump's case either.

So you completely discount:

  • All the witnesses that testified under oath.
  • Trump's own statements about the phone call.
  • Trump's own "transcript" from the phone call.
  • Trump's chief of staff stating there was quid pro quo.
Biden's was for protection for the cushy job his son got.

Once again you completely discount:

  • Biden doing it under orders from Obama.
  • Western leaders and institutions were largely united in seeking Shokin’s removal, arguing that he was not pursuing corruption cases aggressively. 
  • Daria Kaleniuk, the executive director of the Anti-Corruption Action Center, a leading anti-corruption voice in Ukraine, tweeted earlier this month that Shokin’s firing was not about protecting the company Hunter Biden was working for. 
  • Vitaliy Kasko, who had been Shokin’s deputy overseeing international cooperation before resigning in February 2016 citing corruption in the office, produced documents to Bloomberg that under Shokin, the investigation into Burisma had been dormant.
  • It wasn’t just Biden who wanted reform in the Ukrainian prosecutor’s office. Republican senators did, too.
  • European and US officials pressed Ukraine to sack Viktor Shokin
If Trump is guilty, so is Biden of withholding approved funding.

Trump is guilty of withholding approved funding for his personal gain in getting a foreign country to interfere in an election.  

Remember, sworn testimony has shown that Trump didn't care about an actual investigation, he just wanted an announcement about an investigation against Biden.

 
 
 
katrix
2.1.7  katrix  replied to  Ozzwald @2.1.6    3 months ago

And now we find that the Trump administration surveilled the Ukraine ambassador. Yet there is nothing but crickets from all the people who screeched about legitimate surveillance of Carter Page.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
2.1.8  Ozzwald  replied to  katrix @2.1.7    3 months ago
And now we find that the Trump administration surveilled the Ukraine ambassador. Yet there is nothing but crickets from all the people who screeched about legitimate surveillance of Carter Page.

Not to mention all the new evidence against Trump that has been released AFTER his impeachment.  However Republicans are still showing that they do not care about any of the evidence, and would prefer not to have to pretend to hold a Senate trial.

 
 
 
It Is ME
2.1.9  It Is ME  replied to  katrix @2.1.7    3 months ago
And now we find that the Trump administration surveilled the Ukraine ambassador.

Germany was pissed when they heard the news that the Obama administration was surveilling their LEADER . Obama wasn't "Impeached" over it. 

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
2.1.10  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @2.1    3 months ago
it would nullify that particular article

Why?

Besides the fact that there was no evidence of any wrongdoing on the part of Biden, his actions were part of US foreign policy in Ukraine, why would some former government officials supposed wrongdoing "nullify" a current government officials wrongdoing? If Biden did anything wrong there are channels to investigate that properly, which apparently had already occurred and came up empty.

The facts show that Trump didn't actually even want an investigation, the military aid and white house visit were contingent on a public announcement of an investigation. If Trump was so righteously indignant that a former US administration might have acted corruptly in Ukraine, why wasn't he urging the new Ukrainian President to investigate his interactions with "Obama" and any Obama official? You would think with all the hate towards the former President and the fact that the Vice President was carrying out the Presidents foreign policy in Ukraine, he would have been asking Ukraine to investigate Obama. But no, Obama's not running for office. After seeing Biden beating him by double digits in a Fox hypothetical matchup poll in May, Trump immediately withholds the military aid and white house meeting and begins his pressure campaign to get the new President to publicly announce an investigation of Biden.

This is not and never has been about Trump wanting to clean up corruption. It's about Trump attempting to further and support corruption in Ukraine, Russia, Turkey and other countries led by despots and import it here into our own elections. Getting foreign governments to dig up dirt on his opponents worked for him se well last time, I'm sure he figured it would work again. Sadly, there is a section of America that is so dumb, and Trump knows it, that he may very well be right about it working again. Russia has already been caught hacking Burisma, and I'm sure there are quite a few republicans who couldn't be happier about the thought of a murderous Russian dictator illicitly using the new KGB (FSB & MGB) to assist a US President in his re-election bid which is truly a sick and sad new reality the United States finds itself in. We now have part of our nation who revere the murderous strong arm tactics of Putin who kills journalists, protestors, political opponents, dissenters and defectors even in other sovereign countries, who welcome this murderous despots aid in the re-election of their desired candidate. I really never thought I'd see this day, when a third of the nation just kneel down before the white nationalist fascism represented by Russia and pray to its newest fascist dictator Putin to intervene on behalf of their bumbling incumbent so he might win another four years.

 
 
 
katrix
2.1.11  katrix  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @2.1.10    3 months ago

DP, you'll never get facts across to people who worship Trump and believe every lie that comes out of his, Kellyanne's, Hannity's, and all the other Trump toadies' mouths.

You could have video proof and signed acknowledgements and they'd still deny it. TDS at its finest ... just as Trump knew when he made the comment about shooting someone on Fifth Avenue. He knew the moral and intellectual qualities of his idolaters. He's turned them against America and our system of government, against our Constitution, against the truth, and against ethics and morals.

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
2.1.12  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  katrix @2.1.11    3 months ago
You could have video proof and signed acknowledgements and they'd still deny it

 
 
 
katrix
2.1.13  katrix  replied to  It Is ME @2.1.9    3 months ago
Germany was pissed when they heard the news that the Obama administration was surveilling their LEADER . Obama wasn't "Impeached" over it. 

What does that have to do with surveillance an AMERICAN citizen who was our ambassador to Ukraine? Unlike Carter Page who was having very suspicious conversations with an enemy.

 
 
 
It Is ME
2.1.14  It Is ME  replied to  katrix @2.1.13    3 months ago
What does that have to do with surveillance an AMERICAN citizen who was our ambassador to Ukraine?

Always keep track of your "Employee's. Anything can happen with them, at anytime !

 
 
 
Tessylo
2.1.15  Tessylo  replied to  katrix @2.1.13    3 months ago
'What does that have to do with surveillance an AMERICAN citizen who was our ambassador to Ukraine? Unlike Carter Page who was having very suspicious conversations with an enemy.'

Absolutely nothing, just like his follow-up answer.  

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2.2  author  JohnRussell  replied to  Tessylo @2    3 months ago

Both of you, how about we confine the topic to the fact that Russia is complying with the Trump game plan in Ukraine, in the election, and in the impeachment proceedings. 

Russias hacking of Burisma coincided with the opening of the US impeachment inquiry. 

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
2.2.1  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  JohnRussell @2.2    3 months ago

Well maybe, just maybe Russia has their own nefarious internal reasons for looking into Burisma that has nothing to do with Mr. Trump and his opening of this can of worms led to some questions for them too? Don't know, and neither does anyone outside of the Ruskies realm know why. But it's easy to point the fingers at Trump because Trump.

 
 
 
jungkonservativ111
2.2.2  jungkonservativ111  replied to  JohnRussell @2.2    3 months ago

I don't know that strays from the typical liberal theories that Trump is Putin's bitch. Kinda sounds like if this were true that Putin is Trump's bitch. And how do you know they are not hacking to get information they could use AGAINST Trump.

 
 
 
jungkonservativ111
2.2.3  jungkonservativ111  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @2.2.1    3 months ago

You beat me to it. Looks like we had similar ideas. The ole great minds thing ringing true again ;)

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2.2.4  author  JohnRussell  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @2.2.1    3 months ago

Yeah, its just a coincidence that Russia would try and illegally gain information about the company Burisma at just the exact time that Trump desperately needs such information. 

Just a coincidence. jrSmiley_18_smiley_image.gifjrSmiley_30_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2.2.5  author  JohnRussell  replied to  jungkonservativ111 @2.2.3    3 months ago
Looks like we had similar ideas. The ole great minds thing ringing true again 

People who promote silly conspiracies often do think alike. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
2.2.6  Tessylo  replied to  JohnRussell @2.2    3 months ago

I asked a simple question.  I'm not spreading lies.  Since you asked nicely, I'll desist.

Good luck with the others.  

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
2.2.7  Sean Treacy  replied to  JohnRussell @2.2    3 months ago

Or Russia wants to hurt Trump by getting caught appearing to help him. 

Russia's goal, as everyone should know, is to damage our country and, as the last three years have made obvious, they know how easy democrats are manipulated into losing their minds. 

What could be better from Putin's point of view than hurting his nemesis Trump and feeding the paranoia of Democrats?

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
2.2.8  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Sean Treacy @2.2.7    3 months ago

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JohnRussell
2.2.9  author  JohnRussell  replied to  Sean Treacy @2.2.7    3 months ago
Or Russia wants to hurt Trump by getting caught appearing to help him.

The old triple doublecross, lol. 

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Russia thinks they can do what Giuliani and his gang that cant shoot straight couldnt. Thats all it is. 

Of course Putin wants Trump in office. The world thinks trump is Putin's puppet. What megalomaniac dictator wouldnt want that level of affirmation? 

Europe is more divided with Trump in office. The western democracies laugh at him. Putin appreciates all that of course. 

 
 
 
r.t..b...
2.2.10  r.t..b...  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @2.2.1    3 months ago
Well maybe, just maybe

...specious theories ignoring all information garnered by our intelligence agencies. It comes down to whom you believe...an administration that has trouble dealing with the truth in its' own self-interest or career civil servants that  do their job outside partisan lines and in the best interests of the country.

And any mention of the 'deep state' is cause for immediate disqualification as a point of cogent argument, as eliciting it is but wallowing in the shallow pool of obfuscation.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2.2.11  author  JohnRussell  replied to  Tessylo @2.2.6    3 months ago

I am not singling you out, I just dont want this seed to be about Joe and Hunter Biden instead of Russian hacking. . 

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
2.2.12  Sean Treacy  replied to  JohnRussell @2.2.9    3 months ago
Of course Putin wants Trump in office. The world thinks trump is Putin's puppet. What megalomaniac dictator wouldnt want that level of affirmation? 

Why? He's keeps sanctioning Russia (New US sanctions just stopped Russia's work on Russia's natural gas pipeline to Europe, not that you'd learn that from watching CNN) and put Russia's ally Iran's regime  in as much danger as it's ever been. 

While I'm sure Putin get no end of enjoyment from  the left wing media in America undermining the President and boosting Putin's prestige, the reality is Putin needs an American President like Obama, who will simply go along with whatever Putin wants.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2.2.13  author  JohnRussell  replied to  Sean Treacy @2.2.12    3 months ago
 the left wing media in America undermining the President and boosting Putin's prestige,

yes, the media undermines the president by telling the truth. How mean of them. 

Had Russia "found" something about Biden in Burisma's emails,  would Trump reject it and excoriate Russia for the illegality and dishonesty of the hacking?   LOL. He would be blasting the finding out over tv and twitter.  

He appreciates everything Russia has done for him, but most importantly, wants more. 

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
2.2.14  Sean Treacy  replied to  r.t..b... @2.2.10    3 months ago

While I think it's kind of amazing to laud the work of career government officials in the wake of the FISA scandal, we are talking about the report of a  private company here.  

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
2.2.15  Sean Treacy  replied to  JohnRussell @2.2.13    3 months ago
e media undermines the president by telling the truth

Have you flushed the Mueller report down the memory hole so quickly? Remember all those promises you and the media made about all the secret evidence Mueller had that Russia and Trump colluded? 

Whoops!  Now the left wants to pretend it never spent three years fraudulently claiming Trump was working for Putin. 

He would be blasting the finding out over tv and twitter.

Of course he would. Just like every Democrat would do the same if Iran or Russia or North Korea found information that damaged Trump politically. You remember the last Democratic candidate paid for information from Putin's cronies to use in the 2016 campaign, right?

appreciates everything Russia has done for him, but most importantly, wants more.

But the issue is what he has he done for Russia, and the answer is a lot of sanctions.  The thing the left forgets is reality isn't twitter memes shared in an echo chamber of Trump servicing Putin, it's sanctions on a pipeline that damage the Russian economy.  You can't wish a conspiracy between Trump and Putin into existence no matter how hard you try. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
2.2.16  Tessylo  replied to  Sean Treacy @2.2.15    3 months ago

There was yet another conviction from the Mueller report - someone named Nader.  He was mentioned in the Mueller report 100 times.  

He was a connection between Putin and tRump.  

 
 
 
katrix
2.2.17  katrix  replied to  Tessylo @2.2.16    3 months ago

They just listened to what the Trump toadie Barr said erroneously about the Mueller report. Remember, facts don't appeal to them - that's why they're Trump idolaters.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
2.2.18  Sean Treacy  replied to  Tessylo @2.2.16    3 months ago

Nader? The guy charged with funneling illegal donations from a middle east donor to the Clinton campaign in 2016?

He was mentioned in the Mueller report 100 times.  

And the only crime he was charged with in relation to the 2016 election was funneling illegal money to Hillary Clinton. 

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
2.2.19  Sean Treacy  replied to  katrix @2.2.17    3 months ago
ed to what the Trump toadie Barr said erroneously about the Mueller report.

Mueller said there was no coordination or conspiracy between anyone in the Trump campaign and Russia. 

You can engage in all the misdirection you want, but that's the actual truth. You should read the Mueller report.

 
 
 
Tessylo
2.2.20  Tessylo  replied to  katrix @2.2.17    3 months ago

'They just listened to what the Trump toadie Barr said erroneously about the Mueller report. Remember, facts don't appeal to them - that's why they're Trump idolaters.'

Yup, that was Barr's resume.  

 
 
 
Tessylo
2.2.21  Tessylo  replied to  Sean Treacy @2.2.18    3 months ago

No, the crime he was charged for was child trafficking/child pornography.  

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
2.2.22  Sean Treacy  replied to  Tessylo @2.2.21    3 months ago
No, the crime he was charged for was child trafficking/child pornography.  

Yes, but he was also indicted for funneling illegal campaign contributions to Hillary Clinton.  He was not indicted for anything to do with Trump. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
2.2.23  Tessylo  replied to  Sean Treacy @2.2.22    3 months ago

He was indicted for child trafficking/child pornography

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
2.2.24  Sean Treacy  replied to  Tessylo @2.2.23    3 months ago

Yes, the guy who was indicted for raising illegal funds for Hillary Clinton in 2016  was also indicted for child pornography.  

Do you think repeatedly drawing attention to a man who was indicted for illegal fundraising on behalf of Hillary Clinton was also indicted for child pornography somehow hurts Trump?

I tell you what, I 100% support your campaign to make Nader the face of the 2016 Clinton campaign. Good work! 

 
 
 
Tessylo
2.2.25  Tessylo  replied to  Sean Treacy @2.2.24    3 months ago
He was indicted for child trafficking/child pornography

 
 
 
WallyW
2.2.26  WallyW  replied to  JohnRussell @2.2    3 months ago

Russia is complying with the Trump game plan

There ii NO Trump game plan with Russia

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
2.2.27  Sean Treacy  replied to  Tessylo @2.2.25    3 months ago

Yes, the Clinton fundraiser was indicted for child trafficking/child pornography.

What don't you understand? Or are you stuck in a logic  loop?

 
 
 
Tessylo
2.2.28  Tessylo  replied to  Sean Treacy @2.2.27    3 months ago

He was indicted for child trafficking/child pornography

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
2.2.29  Sean Treacy  replied to  Tessylo @2.2.28    3 months ago

es, the Clinton fundraiser was indicted for child trafficking/child pornography.

What don't you understand? Or are you stuck in a logic  loop?

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Tessylo
2.2.30  Tessylo  replied to  Sean Treacy @2.2.29    3 months ago

No, Nader was indicted for child trafficking/child pornography

'Or is this you how you lash out after I blocked you from messaging me your sexual fantasies?'

I had no idea you blocked me.  Why would I care about that?  How stupid.  

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
2.2.31  Sean Treacy  replied to  Tessylo @2.2.30    3 months ago

Nader was indicted for child trafficking/child pornography

Let's try again. The key word is AND.  AND he was indicted for illegally funneling money to Hillary Clinton. Are you clear on what "AND" means?  He's been indicted for two things (which means more than one). He was indicted for child trafficking/pornography and for illegally funneling money to the Clinton campaign!  Both things are true! He's both a child trafficker and an illegal contributor to the Clinton campaign.  Both are crimes! He been indicted for both! 

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Tessylo
2.2.32  Tessylo  replied to  Sean Treacy @2.2.31    3 months ago

https://www.axios.com/george-nader-pleads-guilty-mueller-investigation-5c640ef5-6378-4d08-a32b-e615d11d466f.html?tm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=organic&utm_content=1100&fbclid=IwAR3rKxH9sPj2b2wSqCSOFJmVF0bclHriKisHIwugKKDVCv1KX6v07zHvh58

Mueller witness George Nader pleads guilty to child sex crime charges

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George Nader. Image via   CSPAN .

George Nader, a key witness in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, pleaded guilty Monday to possessing child pornography and bringing a 14-year-old to the United States for sex, the   Washington Post reports .

The backdrop:   The Lebanese-American businessman came under scrutiny in the Mueller probe for acting as a conduit between Trump advisers and various Middle Eastern interests, including Emirati Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed.

  • Nader helped set up up a   controversial meeting in the Seychelles   in January 2017 between informal Trump adviser Erik Prince and a Russian official close to Vladimir Putin.
  • He also orchestrated an August 2016 meeting at Trump Tower between Prince, Donald Trump Jr. and Israeli social media specialist Joel Zamel, who   reportedly pitched the Trump campaign   on a multimillion-dollar social media manipulation scheme

Driving the news:   Nader pleaded guilty to possessing pornography that was discovered when the Mueller team's agents were looking through his phone. The imagery was handed over to the FBI.

  • Nader is also alleged to have taken a child from the Czech Republic to his home in Washington in 2000. He was charged in 2003 in the Czech Republic for sexual contact with a minor boy and was sentenced to a year in prison.
  • Nader had already been convicted of transporting child pornography in 1991.

Go deeper:   Read excerpts about Nader from the Mueller report

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
2.2.33  Sean Treacy  replied to  Tessylo @2.2.32    3 months ago

George Nader, a key witness in the  Mueller investigation  with ties to President Trump, is among eight people  indicted  on campaign finance charges related to Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign and others

https://www.axios.com/mueller-witness-nader-clinton-donations-charges-912e9bca-ce94-41cb-9ba7-88922dc67780.html

 
 
 
Tessylo
2.2.34  Tessylo  replied to  Sean Treacy @2.2.31    3 months ago
removed for context

You seem to be hung up on this while I have no idea what you're talking about.

 
 
 
Tessylo
2.2.35  Tessylo  replied to  Sean Treacy @2.2.33    3 months ago

So you actually read the link, attaboy!

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
2.2.36  Sean Treacy  replied to  Tessylo @2.2.35    3 months ago

Are you responding to the wrong person? Or do you not remember what happened already? Let's review:

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Tessylo
2.2.37  Tessylo  replied to  Sean Treacy @2.2.36    3 months ago

George Nader, former Trump adviser cited in Mueller report, pleads guilty to child sex crimes

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS   |
JAN 13, 2020   |   6:31 PM
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George Nader poses backstage with President Donald Trump at a Republican fundraiser in Dallas. (AP Photo)

George Nader, a lobbyist linked to President Trump who later became a witness in Robert Muller’s Russia probe, pleaded guilty Monday to two sex crimes involving children.

Nader, 60, admitted he arranged to transport a 14-year-old boy from Europe to Dulles International Airport for illegal sexual conduct in early 2000,   federal prosecutors in Virginia said .

He also admitted he possessed child pornography while he was in New York in 2012.

The crimes took place years before Nader, who has dual American and Lebanese citizenship, became an informal conduit between Trump’s administration and officials in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Russia.

Nader will serve a minimum 10-year sentence for the crimes and could get up to a 50 years at his April 10 sentencing, prosecutors said.

He was   arrested on the charges at JFK Airport in June . A criminal complaint said he had a cell phone containing a dozen child porn videos, some showing minors involved in sex acts with goats.

His defense lawyers did not immediately respond to requests for comment from the Daily News.

Nader pleaded guilty to similar charges in 1991. That case involved two reels of child pornography smuggled into Dulles in candy tins.

During his time as an informal Trump policy adviser, Nader reportedly attended meetings with Jared Kushner, Steve Bannon and Michael Flynn.

He also helped coordinate the controversial January 2017 meeting in the Seychelles between Blackwater founder Erik Prince and a Russian government official linked to President Vladimir Putin.

His cooperation with the Russia investigation was cited multiple times in the Mueller report.

 
 
 
Tessylo
2.2.38  Tessylo  replied to  jungkonservativ111 @2.2.2    3 months ago

No, tRump is Putin's bitch and so is Moscow Mitch.  

The Russians own them.

 
 
 
katrix
2.2.39  katrix  replied to  jungkonservativ111 @2.2.3    3 months ago
The ole great minds thing ringing true

The "people who won't accept any facts but jump on any conspiracy theory that supports what they wish were true" sticking together ringing true.

 
 
 
KDMichigan
3  KDMichigan    3 months ago

Well other than no link to your seed on how this is tied into President Trump this is just another article to appease the TDS sufferers. Maybe we should spend 40 million dollars to investigate another bogus claim?

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JohnRussell
3.1  author  JohnRussell  replied to  KDMichigan @3    3 months ago
Other than posting false claims on my seed and ignorant memes, do you have any on topic comments? 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
3.2  author  JohnRussell  replied to  KDMichigan @3    3 months ago
Well other than no link to your seed

Its not a seed KD. Maybe you are shocked to know that some of us are capable of organizing their own thoughts, but that is your problem, not mine. 

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
3.2.1  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  JohnRussell @3.2    3 months ago

You started the story with................

"As reported by The New York Times, the Washington Post, and others,....."

Don't you think, even though it's your thoughts and supposedly your thoughts only, that you should back up your statement with at least ONE of those links?

Sounds to me like yours is an opinion piece based on you. AMIRITE?

 
 
 
Larry Hampton
3.3  Larry Hampton  replied to  KDMichigan @3    3 months ago

It is an article not a seed.

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KDMichigan
3.3.1  KDMichigan  replied to  Larry Hampton @3.3    3 months ago
It is an article not a seed.

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sixpick
4  sixpick    3 months ago

This is what I like......

Russian military spies have hacked a Ukrainian gas company that is at the heart of an impeachment trial of President Trump, who sought last year to pressure Ukraine to investigate the company and its links to Joe Biden's son, according to a cybersecurity firm.

Let me quess, Crowdstrike?

 
 
 
Larry Hampton
4.1  Larry Hampton  replied to  sixpick @4    3 months ago

So you don't believe the report?

 
 
 
sixpick
4.1.1  sixpick  replied to  Larry Hampton @4.1    3 months ago

So you don't believe the report?

Actually Larry, I read my comment again and didn't see anywhere in it where I said anything about believing the report or not, but I did ask a question and no one has answered it, so I will answer it myself.

Yes, it may as well have been Crowdstrike, the same company who was suppose to have the DNC servers from the DNC hack.  Of course, Comey had a plausible excuse for not being able to furnish the evidence, since the FBI has never had their hands on it or even saw them.  They just took the word of Crowdstrike.  I'm sure the Trump campaign would have been able to do the same thing, don't you think so?

Well let's see...

Area 1 Security

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Blake Darché

CSO and Co-founder

Blake J. Darché is a Co-Founder and the Chief Security Officer at Area 1 Security. Prior to this, he worked at CrowdStrike as a Principal Consultant, and at the National Security Agency as a Computer Network Exploitation Analyst. Blake holds an MS degree in Security Informatics from The Johns Hopkins University and a BS in Information Technology from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Blake has built his career across a range of information security skill areas, including experience in both offense and defense.

More info:

Area 1 Security’s co-founder is  Blake Darche . Here is Blake’s  LinkedIn page .
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Just think, Darche worked right there with Clapper the liar, who by the way has a long history of in and out of government for many years.
In June 2017, former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson , who was appointed by and served under President Barack Obama , testified before a House Select committee that his department offered their assistance to the DNC during the campaign to determine what happened to their server, but said his efforts were "rebuffed" because the DHS was offering to provide assistance months after the FBI had provided assistance.
But....

The FBI requested direct access to the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) hacked computer servers but was denied, Director James Comey told lawmakers on Tuesday.

The bureau made “multiple requests at different levels,” according to Comey, but ultimately struck an agreement with the DNC that a “highly respected private company” would get access and share what it found with investigators.

“We’d always prefer to have access hands-on ourselves if that’s possible,” Comey said, noting that he didn’t know why the DNC rebuffed the FBI’s request.

The director was testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee in a rare open session on Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election.

I'm sure there would have been no problem at all had the table been turned around and it was Trump's campaign who had Crowdstrike do the investigation which never actually proved or provided proof it was really the Russians.

Crowdstrike

The company was incorporated in 2013 by founders Oren Falkowitz, Blake Darché, and Phil Syme, all of whom were formerly employed by the U.S. National Security Agency .

On December 9, 2016, the CIA told U.S. legislators that the U.S. Intelligence Community concluded Russia conducted operations during the 2016 U.S. election to prevent Hillary Clinton [11] from winning the presidency. [12] Multiple U.S intelligence agencies concluded people with direct ties to the Kremlin gave WikiLeaks hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee. [12] WikiLeaks did not reveal its source. Later Julian Assange , founder of Wikileaks, stated that the source of the emails was not Russia.

Of course that was Brennan, the communist who was the top comrade at the CIA, you know.

And the NYT, Washington Post and other Democrat News sources didn't put this bit of information in the article at hand here.

Area 1 Security has also further connected this GRU phishing campaign to another phishing campaign targeting a media organization founded by Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky.

You think maybe they wanted to see if Trump had any communication with Zelensky they could harm him.  I mean, why would Russia want to help Trump, after all it was Obama who told them, when he didn't know the microphone was still on, "Tell Putin I will have more leverage after the election" and Russia hasn't done that good since Trump became President, after all he didn't give him Crimea on a platter and insist Germany buy they energy from the USA instead of Russia.

So, I'll answer your question, since I've already answered my question.  I don't know whether to believe the story or not.  There has been no proof Trump is guilty of anything after 3 years of investigating him with absolute control over the investigations run by the worst of the worst the Democrats have to offer.  And the present jobs and previous jobs these people have held along the way, the unmasking and tricking people like General Michael Flynn and then bragging about not having that ability with an administration that was more adept to the deceptive practices of the FBI, CIA, NSA and any other corrupt people or agencies that have existed for some time, evidently.

All I can say is the Democrat Party is a Fascist Party in my opinion using Stalinist tactics to stop a President for some reasons I believe that are even worst than having all these Justices appointed and other changes he has been able to accomplish in 3 years.  They really have something really bad they can't afford to allow to surface, but I think it will in the near future.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_Democratic_National_Committee_email_leak

https://www.area1security.com/about/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Area_1_Security

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/area-1-security-uncovers-russian-cyber-breach-of-ukrainian-oil-company-burisma-holdings-300986390.html

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/area-1-security-uncovers-russian-cyber-breach-of-ukrainian-oil-company-burisma-holdings-300986390.html

https://cdn.area1security.com/reports/Area-1-Security-PhishingBurismaHoldings.pdf

https://twitter.com/blakedarche?lang=en

https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/313555-comey-fbi-did-request-access-to-hacked-dnc-servers

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
5  Sean Treacy    3 months ago

Given the ongoing state of war between Ukraine and Russia, do you honestly think Russia hasn't hacked Burisma years ago?  This gets sillier the more you think about it.

When you factor in the company claiming this works for Democratic Presidential candidates and it becomes even more silly.  How long until we find out Area 1 is a client of Biden? 

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
5.1  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Sean Treacy @5    3 months ago

Right you are. Why in hell do we care what Russia does to Ukraine? Is this just another "but the Russians helped Trump win" excuse/talking point brewing for a just in case? Of course it is.

 
 
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