Biden campaign paid nearly $20,000 to same cybersecurity firm Clinton hired accused of spying on Trump

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WASHINGTON, DC- And the plot thickens even more.

Just a week after an explosive development in the John Durham probe of alleged Russia collusion, the Washington Free Beacon is now reporting that the campaign of Joe Biden paid the same cybersecurity firm at the center of Durham’s investigation $20,000.

According to Federal Election Commission records, the Biden campaign paid Neustar Information Services that sum in 2020 for “accounting and compliance” work.

Durham’s filing last week revealed that Neustar’s chief technology officer, Rodney Joffe, was able to access sensitive web traffic data the company maintained on behalf of the Executive Office of the President in order to collect “derogatory” information about former President Trump.

Durham alleges that Joffe provided information to Hillary Clinton’s attorney, Michael Sussmann, who then turned it over to the CIA in a February 2017 meeting. Durham charged Sussmann last September with lying to the FBI relative to the investigation of Trump, the Free Beacon reported.

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The revelations surrounding the Biden campaign raises the question if Joffe continued spying on Trump at the behest of that campaign during the 2020 election cycle. According to the FEC records, only Clinton and Biden’s campaigns ever paid Neustar.

Records show the Biden campaign paid Neustar $18,819 on Sept. 29, 2020. In May 2015, the Clinton campaign paid Neustar for “mobile phone services.”

Meanwhile, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee paid Neustar $3,000 in 2016. Records also show that executives and staffers from Neustar donated $17,906 to the Biden campaign.

It is unknown if Neustar executives were aware of Joffe’s activities on behalf of the Clinton campaign, the Free Beacon reported.

According to Durham, he believes Joffe and his cohorts “mined” White House traffic data “for the purpose of gathering derogatory information about Donald Trump.”

Joffe retired from Neustar last September, and allegedly told associates he was investigating the now-former president in order to please the “VIPs” on the Clinton campaign. He also was seeking a job in the Hillary Clinton administration.

While neither Joffe or Neustar are specifically named in court filings in the Sussmann case, Joffe’s attorneys have confirmed his involvement in the matter to news outlets.

The Free Beacon noted that Joffe has yet to be charged with any wrongdoing. The outlet said that neither Neustar nor Joffe’s lawyer responded to requests for comment. The White House, meanwhile, referred the paper to the Democratic National Committee for comment. None was received.

Meanwhile, Trump is livid about the allegations and has called for criminal charges to be levied against those who spied on both his campaign as well as him when he served as president.

“This is a scandal far greater in scope and magnitude than Watergate and those who were involved in and knew about this spying operation should be subject to criminal prosecution,” Trump said.

According to Durham’s filing on February 11, he alleged that Joffe and his associates “exploited” domain name internet traffic in the White House executive office, Trump Tower, and Trump’s apartment building in Manhattan. Trump Tower was the headquarters for the Trump campaign.

Durham said they were able to obtain access to data through what he called Neustar’s “sensitive arrangement” to provide web services to the White House executive office.

Sussmann provided the CIA with data showing contacts between Trump associates and users of a Russian mobile phone service provider, Durham said.

Sussmann told the CIA the contacts were “rare and suspicious.” Durham, however, wasn’t buying that, saying there were millions of contacts with users of the Russian provider, including from the Obama White House.

Joffe began assisting the Clinton campaign in the midway point of 2015 after he claimed he found “suspicious” internet chatter between the Russia-based Alfa Bank and Trump’s real estate company, the Trump Organization.

Sussmann provided Joffe’s findings to journalists, as well as then-FBI general counsel James Baker. Sussmann is accused of lying to Baker during a Sept. 19, 2016, meeting whereby he denied investigating Trump on behalf of the Hillary Clinton campaign.

Durham alleges that Clinton’s campaign lawyers told campaign officials, including Biden’s now-national security adviser Jake Sullivan about the Alfa Bank claims.

Sullivan also worked on the Biden campaign, and in what can only be described as sheer luck, his wife is counselor to Attorney General Merrick Garland, who has oversight over the Durham probe and will have final say over any report which may or may not be released at the conclusion of his investigation.

Joffe’s claims of some nefarious secret communications between Trump and Russia have been debunked by federal investigators.

According to the Justice Department inspector general, the FBI was able to conclude early in 2017 that there was no basis to the Alfa-Trump allegation. Durham said in his court filing last week that investigators found “no support” for the information Sussmann provided to the CIA.

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WASHINGTON, DC- And the plot thickens.

The Washington Times is reporting that special counsel John Durham lodged a court filing Saturday that alleges the Hillary Clinton campaign paid a tech company to hack servers in the residences of former President Donald Trump, as well as the White House in order to gather damning information on him both during the 2016 presidential campaign as well as while he served as president.

Treason? It sure sounds like it.

In the filing, Durham wrote that the government possesses evidence that an unnamed tech executive “exploited” an arrangement with the government in order to monitor the former president’s internet traffic relative to Trump Tower, Trump’s Central Park West apartment, the executive office of the president and an unnamed healthcare provider.

In court filings, the tech executive was only identified as “Tech Executive-1,” however in previous filings by Durham, that designation referred to Rodney Joffe, an internet entrepreneur and internet data expert.

The Times said they reached out multiple times to Joffe for comment, however no response was received.

“Tech Executive-1 and his associates exploited this arrangement by mining the [Executive Office of the President] for the purpose of gathering derogatory information about Donald Trump,” Durham wrote.

Upon learning of Durham’s filing, the former president was livid while noting that Durham’s probe has “revealed the depth of the Democrats’ scheme to undermine his presidency,” the Times said.

Trump said the revelation provides “indisputable evidence” that his campaign and presidency were spied on by Hillary Clinton operatives.

“This is a scandal far greater in scope and magnitude than Watergate and those who were involved in and knew about this spying operation should be subject to criminal prosecution,” Trump said in a statement.

“In a stronger period of time in our country, this crime would have been punishable by death.”

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The recent filing by Durham seems to vindicate the former president, who has claimed repeatedly that his campaign was subject to spying by Clinton and the Democratic National Committee, as well as some inside government.

The former president’s allies agreed and said the latest Durham filing seems to vindicate President Trump.

“Trump was right,” former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski told The Times. “They spied on the president of the United States in the White House. That’s treason. Who’s going to jail for the rest of their life?”

The latest allegations which are stunning by no small measure were included in a court filing in which Durham alleged former Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann has a conflict of interest with his attorneys.

Sussmann had previously been charged with lying to the FBI regarding a now-debunked claim of a secret channel of communications between the Trump Organization and a Russian bank, Alfa Bank. Sussmann has pleaded not guilty in that case.

Durham’s most recent filing alleges that Sussmann worked with a technology executive, an internet company, and the Clinton campaign to derive and provide the allegations to the FBI. Durham alleges billing records show that Sussmann “repeatedly billed the Clinton campaign” for his work on the Russian bank allegations.

The filings allege that in July 2016, Sussmann, the tech executive and “U.S. investigative firm” hired by “Law Firm 1” on behalf of Hillary Clinton’s campaign worked with researchers from internet companies to compile data and white papers.

“In connection with these efforts, Tech Executive-1 exploited his access to non-public and/or proprietary internet data,” Durham wrote.

“Tech Executive-1 also enlisted the assistance of researchers at a U.S.-cased university who were receiving and analyzing large amounts of internet data in connection with a pending federal government cybersecurity research contract.”

Durham continued that the tech executive used the researchers to “mine internet data” to establish “an inference” and “narrative” tying former President Trump to Russia, The Times said.

“In doing so, Tech Executive-1 indicated that he was seeking to please certain ‘VIPs’, referring to individuals at Law Firm-1 and the Clinton campaign,” Durham wrote.

Durham’s filing also states that the tech executive had come to access and maintain dedicated services for the Executive Officer of the President as “part of a sensitive arrangement, whereby it provided [domain name system] DNS resolution services.”

In addition, Durham alleged in his filing that Sussmann had relied on the DNS traffic from Trump Tower, Mr. Trump’s apartment building and the health care provider to give the FBI additional allegations about Mr. Trump.

Those allegations claimed that Trump and his associates were allegedly using rare, Russian-manufactured wireless phones in the vicinity of the White House and other locations, Durham wrote. He noted there was no support found for any such allegations.

The tech executives’ claims that Trump and his associates were using the rare Russian phones proved to be suspicious DNS lookups affiliated with a Russian mobile phone provider.

Durham, however noted that such lookups were hardly rare. Between 2014 and 2017, he said, there were more than three million lookups of Russian phone IP addresses that originated with U.S.-based IP addresses.

Durham said that fewer than 1,000 of said lookups originated with IP addresses attached to Trump Tower. He noted the lookups near the White House began as far back as 2014, when Obama was serving as president, the filing reads.

“Another fact which the allegation omitted,” Durham wrote of the lookups that occurred while Obama was president.

Durham further suggested that Sussmann had taken the allegations to a second government agency after he first raised them with the FBI. Durham noted that like Sussmann’s meeting with the FBI, he claimed he was not representing a client when he met with the second government agency, however in both cases he was representing the Clinton campaign.

“In his meeting with Agency-2 employees, the defendant also made a substantially similar false statement as he made to the FBI General Counsel,” Durham wrote. “In particular, the defendant asserted that he was not representing a particular client in conveying the above allegations.”

“In truth and in fact, the defendant was representing Tech Executive-1—a fact the defendant subsequently acknowledged under oath in December 2017 testimony before Congress, without identifying the client by name,” the filing continued.

Another former Trump administration member, former chief of staff to the Acting United States Secretary of Defense Kash Patel, who also served as chief investigator of the Trump-Russia collusion probe for former House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, says the latest revelations vindicate the former president.

The filing “definitively shows that the Hillary Clinton campaign directly funded and ordered its lawyers at Perkins Coie to orchestrate a criminal enterprise to fabricate a connection between President Trump and Russia.”

This is a breaking story. Law Enforcement Today will update it as more information becomes available.

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For more on the Russia “collusion” probe, we invite you to read a previous article we wrote where journalist Glenn Greenwald who writes for Substack eviscerated the mainstream media over “Russiagate”

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Investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald is an old-fashioned liberal…in other words, he leans left but he’s not a lunatic like the current breed. This weekend, Greenwald eviscerated the so-called “mainstream” media for continuing to push the narrative that former president Donald Trump colluded with Russia during the 2016 presidential election, BizPacReview reports.

Sunday morning, Greenwald made three primary points in a Twitter thread.

“The vast majority of disinformation, propaganda, and lies that flooded the country over the last 5 years did not come from MAGA boomers on Facebook or 4Chan teenagers but the largest and most influential liberal corporate media outlets,” Greenwald wrote.

He then took the mainstream media to task, accusing them of deliberately lying, then doubling don on that by refusing to acknowledge evidence they had lied.

“Remember they just *ignored* @SchreckReports’ book proving the Biden emails were real. Now this,” Greenwald continued, quoting a tweet from Washington Free Beacon investigative reporter Chuck Ross.

 

Greenwald posted a tweet from Ross in which he conducted a Google search for BuzzFeed to query if they had published any stories about Igor Danchenko, who was indicted last week by Special Counsel John Durham for his part in the Russia hoax where the search said: “Your search-site:buzzfeednews.com danchenko– did not match any documents.”

It should be noted that BuzzFeed is the website that released the bogus Steele dossier to the world.

“And still nothing about Danchenko from the website that released the Steele dossier to the world. This is journalistic arson,” Ross wrote. Danchenko was the principal researcher for the bogus dossier.

Reports at the time indicated that several media outlets were aware of the existence of the Steele dossier, compiled by disgraced former British spy Christopher Steele, who was working at the behest of the FBI.

However BuzzFeed is the only outlet that decided to publish the dossier in full, despite the fact none of the allegations contained therein were corroborated. As it turns out, none were.

“By far the best and most accurate reporting on all matters relating to Russiagate came not from the liberal corporate outlets that want to censor the internet in the name of disinformation or which shower themselves with Pulitzers for lies, but from the right-wing press,” Greenwald continued, then listed reporters including Ross and The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway, among others, who were among the first to debunk the Russia collusion story as President Trump’s term began.

 

“A few people objected to my statement yesterday that hatred of them is just,” Greenwald wrote, speaking to the utter contempt tens of millions of Americans feel about the mainstream media.

“Think about this: they spent weeks before the 2020 election spreading the CIA lie that the Biden emails were ‘Russian disinformation’ but when a POLITICO reporter disproved that, they ignored his book.”

 

“These are the world’s most pompous, smug, self-righteous people. They never stop telling they’re the guardians of democracy and truth,” he continued.

“But then when they get *caught lying*–when irrefutable evidence emerges debunking their lies—they ignore it. How is that not contemptible?”

 

 

Greenwald then included a screenshot of a Politico story entitled, “The Spies Who Came In To the TV Studio,” which showed a photo of former CIA Director John Brennan, a frequent critic of former President Trump who served under Obama, who sounded like a broken record in his repeated assertions that Trump was going to be convicted for his alleged role in ‘Russiagate.’

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Greenwald continued:

“One key point I omitted: no discussion of the Russiagate fraud and the media’s role is complete without highlighting their key partners in all of this: the security state services (CIA/FBI/NSA/DOJ),” he said. “The most under-discussed media story of this decade is how they all but merged.”

“See here for a graphic illustration: the most popular liberal media figure and her literal colleague, the ex-CIA director, somehow employed by a major ‘news’ outlet without shame, muse on whether Trump is guilty of ‘treason’ because he serves Russia,” Greenwald finished, including a video of Brennan making the accusation during an MSNBC interview with far left idealogue Rachel Maddow.

 

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For more on Glenn Greenwald, one of the more thoughtful members of the media, we invite you to read our prior report on the Biden laptop coverup.

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We’ve always been aware that the Hunter Biden laptop story was buried deep in the weeks leading up to last year’s presidential election.

Originally, it was believed that it was a collaboration between the big tech tyrants and the mainstream media only.

Now, journalist Glenn Greenwald reports there is proof that it was a combination of the above two entities, plus the CIA that buried the story, or rather attempted to foment a false narrative.

Greenwald, writing in Substack tells much of what was already known.

For example, the tale of censorship where Big Tech conspired to silence upstart social media company Parler, which became an alternative for conservative-leaning Americans and where right-leaning narratives (or basically the truth) were welcome.

At the time it was banned by Google Play, the Apple app store and finally by Amazon Web Services, Parler was the most downloaded app in the U.S.

Not only that, but we also saw two of the largest social media companies—Twitter and Facebook—conspire to silence Donald Trump, then a sitting president.

And finally, Democrats threatened in rather explicit terms to issue legal and/or regulatory action if those tech companies didn’t play along and censor narratives which went against their narrative.

However as Greenwald notes, the most egregious of all actions taken was an apparent collaboration between the CIA, the tech tyrants, the liberal wing of mainstream media (honestly, is there any other wing?) and the Democrat party to “censor and suppress a series of major reports” about Democrat Joe Biden.

Cue the Hunter Biden laptop story. Over two days in October, the 14th and 15th, the New York Post published what at one time would have been considered blockbuster reports on Biden’s activities in Ukraine and China, incidents which should have raised questions among the mainstream media “about his integrity and ethics,” Greenwald wrote.

As the nation’s oldest newspapers, one might have thought the Post’s reporting may have raised some concerns about whether or not Biden and his family were engaged in malfeasance—a bit of quid pro quo—where they were trading off Biden’s name and influence in order to enrich themselves.

The outlet reported the documents they reviewed came from Hunter Biden’s laptop, abandoned at a Delaware computer repair shop.

The Post’s information seemed unimpeachable. Among items posted were photos which were clearly of Hunter Biden that were taken from the laptop.

Greenwald noted that concurrent investigations from media found individuals who had received the emails in real-time, which were compared to those in their possession to the ones held by the Post. The emails were an exact match, word-for-word.

A former business associate of Hunter Biden’s, Tony Bobulinski who was involved in a number of the alleged deals with him confirmed publicly and in interviews that those emails were in fact genuine.

He also confirmed one of the deals which referenced Joe Biden, a deal which involved China. According to a forensics analyst, he concluded the archive “had all the earmarks of authenticity.”

In addition, neither Joe nor Hunter Biden denied the emails were real, which they certainly would have done if they were fake.

Greenwald noted that “as someone who has reported on numerous large archives similar to this one and was faced with the heavy burden on numerous large archives similar to this one and was faced with the heavy burden of ensuring the documents were genuine before risking one’s career and reputation by reporting them, it was clear early on that all the key metrics demonstrated that these documents were real.” [emphasis in original]

Former Obama national security hacks and anti-Trumpers such as John Brennan, Obama’s CIA director and former Obama Director of National Intelligence James Clapper came up with a new tactic—blaming the information contained on the laptop as “Russian disinformation.”

That narrative contains a couple of assumptions, Greenwald notes. First that the documents came from Russia, and second, they are fake (“disinformation”).

Both of those officials actually admitted in the public statement that, “we do not know if the emails are genuine or not,” and also that “we do not have evidence of Russian involvement.” Yet despite that, they still repeatedly (probably to convince themselves) said that everyone should believe:

We want to emphasize that we do not know if the emails, provided to the New York Post by President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, are genuine or not and that we do not have evidence of Russian involvement—just our experience makes us deeply suspicious that the Russian government played a significant role in this case. [emphasis in original]

If we are right, this is Russia trying to influence how Americans vote in this election, and we believe strongly that Americans need to be aware of this.

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As Greenwald notes, despite zero…none…nada…evidence for the Russian disinformation claims, which even Clapper and Brennan admitted they did not possess, it didn’t stop the mainstream media or the social media tech tyrants from repeating this assertion ad nauseum.

Greenwald noted one of the first “journalists” to spread the lie was a woman named Natasha Bertrand who was then with Politico. Her “stellar” journalism since had her a “promotion” to CNN. Bertrand’s headline proudly claimed, “Hunter Biden story is Russian disinfo, dozens of former intel officials say.”

After Bertrand’s story, Greenwald notes, outlets from CNN to NBC News to PBS, and a number of others started to trip over each other spreading the false narrative put forth by Clapper and Brennan, repeating the lie that the Post’s documents were the result of Russian disinformation.

Apparently feeling left out, one week after the first report surfaced from the Post, The Intercept published their own false story, breathlessly reporting under the headline “We’re Not a Democracy” by former New York Times reporter James Risen.

Risen’s piece is a treasure trove of falsehoods and Trump Delusion Syndrome disguised as “journalism,” in which he, as Greenwald noted, “mindlessly laundered the CIA’s lies about the laptop.” That report said:

Their latest falsehood once again involves Biden, Ukraine, and a laptop mysteriously discovered in a computer repair shop and passed to the New York Post…This week, a group of former intelligence officials issued a letter saying that the Giuliani laptop story has the classic trademarks of Russian disinformation.[emphasis in original]

So biased was The Intercept’s report that it actually omitted Clapper and Brennan’s admission that they had no evidence of Russian disinformation. B

y way of transparency, Greenwald noted that he had been one of the cofounders of The Intercept as a publication that was supposed to be “adversarial, not subservient to evidence-free assertions from the intelligence community,” and which he said was created as “an antidote to, rather than a clone of The New York Times.

Greenwald authored an article at the time about the Biden archive which The Intercept refused to publish, claiming it didn’t meet their “lofty and rigorous editorial standards: the same lofty and rigorous editorial standards that led to uncritical endorsement of the CIA’s lies just days earlier.”

That decision eventually led to Greenwald’s resignation and departure from The Intercept.

The only disinformation which was occurring—the media disinformation—wasn’t the worst thing that happened in order to protect Joe Biden in the lead up to the election. Greenwald noted that social media suppression of the laptop story was by far the most egregious thing that happened.

As was widely reported at the time, Twitter engaged in a suppression campaign designed “to prohibit any discussion of this reporting or posting of links to the story both publicly and privately on the platform.”

In addition, Greenwald noted, Facebook made the decision through its communications executive, a man named Andy Stone, “a life-long Democratic Party operative,” that the tech tyrant “would algorithmically suppress the story pending a ‘fact check’ by ‘Facebook’s third-party fact-check partners.’”

Greenwald noted that he made multiple requests to Facebook, along with other journalists for the results of their “fact checks” and has still refused to confirm that one was in fact ever conducted. The reason, Greenwald posits, is “because the documents they blocked millions of Americans from learning about were clearly true and authentic.”

This was basically a fool’s errand on behalf of Facebook because as Greenwald notes there was “ample proof from the start that these documents were genuine,” while the only disinformation that was occurring was occurring between “this axis of the CIA, corporate media and Big Tech.”

All of the malfeasance was uncovered this past week from an unlikely source…Politico.

Greenwald noted that a reporter from Politico, Ben Schreckinger has published a new book titled “The Bidens: Inside the First Family’s Fifty-Year Rise to Power.”  In his research for the book, Schreckinger spent time looking at key documents published last October by the Post and “found definitive proof that these emails and related documents are indisputably authentic.”

And, while Politico was the first news organization to publish Brennan and Clapper’s tale of “Russian disinformation,” however this week summarized Shreckinger’s reporting as follows:

“…the book ‘finds evidence that some of the purported Hunter Biden laptop material is genuine, including two emails at the center of last October’s controversy.’” Of course Politico didn’t include the fact that they had helped perpetrate the “Russian disinformation” hoax to begin with.

Schreckinger talked about his work and how he was able to obtain proof:

“A person who corresponded with Hunter in late 2018 confirmed to me the authenticity of an email in the cache. Another person who corresponded with Hunter in January 2019 confirmed the authenticity of a different email exchange with Hunter in the cache. Both of these people spoke on the condition of anonymity, citing fears of being embroiled in a global controversy.

“A third person who had independent access to Hunter’s emails confirmed to me that the emails published by the New York Post related to Burisma and the CEFC [China Energy] venture matched the substance of emails Hunter had in fact received. (This person was not in a position to compare the published emails word-for-word to the originals.)

“The National Property Board of Sweden, part of the Swedish Finance Ministry, has released correspondence between Hunter and House of Sweden employees to ne and to a Swedish newspaper, Dagens Nyheter, under the country’s freedom of information law. Emails released by the property board match emails in the cache.

In light of what Greenwald was able to uncover—“widespread media deceit toward millions of American voters in the weeks before a presidential election based on a CIA lie, along with brute censorship of the story by Big Tech—and given that so much of what was done here too place on television,” he produced a video of the scandal in what he calls “the definitive video report of this scandal.”

Greenwald has posted the video on his Rumble page. It may also be found below.

Greenwald is apoplectic about the malfeasance put forth by social media, the mainstream news media and the CIA to “shape the outcome of what was a close election,” as we all should be, through the use of “massive lies and disinformation, using censorship and other manipulative techniques.” We are now all paying a steep price for the manipulation committed to sway last November’s election.

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