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Durham Investigates: Did Pentagon Contractors Collude with Clinton Campaign to Fabricate Russia Hoax?


While we await the results of Durham’s investigation, more details of who he’s investigating have come to light.

It appears Durham’s investigation is now focusing on Democrat cybersecurity experts’ abuse of government privileges to try and find ‘dirt’ on President Trump.

We reported a few weeks ago that Durham’s first indictment, Michael Sussmann, has ties to Hillary Clinton as her campaign lawyer in 2016.

Durham announced in September that Sussmann was charged with making a false report to the FBI.

It seems Sussmann opened the doors for others to emerge in the Russia hoax.

Could this be the first domino to make Clinton’s house of cards fall?

Durham’s investigation now includes looking into FBI cybersecurity experts’ involvement in a scheme to misuse nonpublic internet data.

The scheme consisted of fabricating information on President Trump for Hillary Clinton’s campaign in 2016 and 2017.

The federal contractors who collected private internet data for ‘opposition research’ with the Clinton campaign were driven by political bias, the Sussmann grand jury indictment says.

The road to the ‘Russia Hoax’ – including the key players- is gaining clarity.

Whether or not the data brought to the FBI was faked or forged is also under investigation.

Investigators are looking into possible criminal charges, including giving false information to federal agents.

Another possible criminal charge includes defrauding the government.

Although other individuals appear on the indictment for Sussmann, they remain nameless but are being identified by ‘sources.’

Rodney Joffe has been identified as one of those individuals who is also a cybersecurity adviser to Biden.

Joffe lives in the tech world and held the position of senior VP of Neustar.

Interestingly, Neustar has a record of being a client of Sussmann’s at Perkins Coie.

Perkins Coie is a notorious Democratic law firm with ties to the Clintons.

Allegedly, while at Neustar, Joffe ran a team of contractors to find ‘anything’ to tie Russia to President Trump.

Did Joffe help fabricate ties between President Trump and Russia to help Hillary’s campaign?

The Federalist has more on Joffe’s role in Sussmann’s indictment and his ties to the Clintons:

Steven Tyrrell, a white-collar criminal defense attorney specializing in fraud cases, has confirmed that his client Joffe is the person referred to as “Tech Executive-1” throughout the Sussmann indictment. “Tech Executive-1 exploited his access to nonpublic data at multiple internet companies to conduct opposition research concerning Trump,” Durham’s grand jury stated. “In furtherance of these efforts, [Joffe] had enlisted, and was continuing to enlist, the assistance of researchers at a U.S.-based university [Georgia Tech] who were receiving and analyzing internet data in connection with a pending federal government cybersecurity research contract.”

The indictment also alleges that the computer scientists knew the internet data they compiled was innocuous but sent it to the FBI anyway, sending agents down a dead end: “Sussmann, [Joffe] and [Perkins Coie] had coordinated, and were continuing to coordinate, with representatives and agents of the Clinton campaign with regard to the data and written materials that Sussmann gave to the FBI and the media.”

One of the campaign representatives with whom Joffe coordinated was Jake Sullivan, who was acting as Clinton’s foreign policy adviser, as RealClearInvestigations first reported. Now serving in the White House as President Biden’s national security adviser, Sullivan is under scrutiny for statements he made under oath to Congress about his knowledge of the Trump-Alfa research project. In a potential conflict of interest, Attorney General Merrick Garland employed Sullivan’s wife Maggie as a law clerk when he was a federal judge. Garland controls the purse strings to Durham’s investigation and whether his final report will be released to the public.

At the time, Joffe was advising President Obama on security matters and positioning himself for a top cybersecurity post in an anticipated Clinton administration. “I was tentatively offered the top [cybersecurity] job by the Democrats when it looked like they’d win,” he revealed in a November 2016 email obtained by prosecutors.

Meanwhile, the Georgia Tech researchers were vying for a $17 million Pentagon contract to research cybersecurity, which they landed in November 2016, federal documents show.

Government funding in hand, they continued mining nonpublic data on Trump after he took office in 2017 — as Sussmann, Sullivan and other former Clinton campaign officials renewed their effort to connect Trump to Alfa Bank. This time, they enlisted former FBI analyst-turned-Democratic-operative Dan Jones to re-engage the FBI, while Sussmann attempted to get the CIA interested in the internet data, as RCI first reported. Investigators have also subpoenaed Jones, who did not respond to requests for comment.

South African-born Joffe left his job at Neustar last month, after hiring a top fraud attorney in Washington several months earlier, when Durham first began presenting his case to the grand jury. Tyrrell declined to comment when asked by RCI about his client’s cooperation with the federal grand jury hearing Durham’s broadening case. Tyrrell also had “no comment” when asked whether the Special Counsel’s Office has notified him that his client is a target of the ongoing investigation. However, Tyrrell defended Joffe in a public statement, asserting that the special counsel and the grand jury presented a “misleading picture of his actions” in the so-called “speaking indictment,” which the sources said is a prelude to additional indictments that could culminate in conspiracy charges.

That indictment, which details a conspiracy involving widespread deception, was followed by a flurry of fresh subpoenas aimed at Perkins Coie itself, rocking the Democratic political machine in Washington. Millions of dollars secretly flowed through Perkins to the Clinton campaign’s opposition-research projects against Trump, leaving an extensive money trail for Durham’s investigators to trace and check for possible Federal Election Commission and other violations, the sources say.

Why would millions of dollars secretly flow through Perkins Coie Law Firm to the Clinton campaign’s opposition projects?

All roads of the Russia Collusion lead to Hillary.

Real Clear Investigations reports that emails show Joffe knew the Russia hoax narrative was a lie.

Emails also show that Joffe said he was promised a position if Clinton won the election.

One individual with ties to Joffe is known as “Tea Leaves,” and is a person of interest for Durham.

She is a computer scientist known in real life as April D. Lorenzen.

Joffe gave Lorenzen and her team at Georgia Tech the task of making a Trump connection to Russia.

Allegedly, Lorenzen helped create the fake Trump report given to the FBI, making her a key person in Durham’s investigation.

Real Clear Investigations has more:

Joffe worked closely with another top computer scientist assigned to the Alfa project, who has used the pseudonym “Tea Leaves,” as well as masculine pronouns, in media stories to disguise her identity. The operative has been identified by her attorney as April D. Lorenzen, who supplied so-called Domain Name System (or DNS) logs from proprietary holdings — the foundation for the whole conspiracy charge — and helped compile them for the spurious report that was fed to the FBI, according to the indictment.

A registered Democrat, Lorenzen was tasked by Joffe  with making a Trump connection from the data along with the researchers from Georgia Tech, where she has worked as a guest researcher since 2007.

Identified as “Originator-1” in the Durham indictment, she, like her colleague Joffe, is a key subject of the investigation and faces a host of legal issues, the sources close to the case said. Emails the investigators uncovered reveal that Lorenzen discussed “faking” Internet traffic with the Georgia Tech researchers, although the context of her remarks are unclear.

Prosecutors suggested Lorenzen was trying to create an “inference” of Trump-Russia communications from DNS data that wasn’t there.

The DNS system acts as the phonebook of the Internet, translating domain names for emails and websites into IP (Internet Protocol) addresses in order for Web browsers to easily interact. The traffic leaves a record known as DNS “lookups,” which is basically the pinging back and forth between computer servers.

Lorenzen has retained white-collar criminal defense lawyer Michael J. Connolly of Boston, who said in a statement that Lorenzen was acting in the interest of national security, not politics, and “any suggestion that she engaged in wrongdoing is unequivocally false.”

The 59-year-old Lorenzen helped found two tech firms operating out of Rhode Island where she lives — Dissect Cyber Inc. and Zetalytics LLC. Her companies have contracted with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s cybersecurity division and other agencies. In that role, she oversees one of the world’s largest and most diverse systems of “passive,” or stored, DNS records, which can be searched to uncover potential security incidents. The year before the 2016 presidential campaign, she boasted, “Massive passive DNS data is what I comb daily, providing the most interesting IPs and domains, real time.” 

Given the personal political bias of Joffe and Lorenzen, a worthy question is whether their DNS logs are authentic.

Just because there is data doesn’t mean that data is truthful or honest.

‘Bad actors’ are great at what they do, acting and making up lies!

L. Jean Camp is another ‘bad actor’ tied to Lorenzen that helped spread the President Trump-Russia hoax in 2016.

Camp is a computer science professor at Indiana University.

She is friends with Lorenzen, and the two worked together to publish the questionable data linking President Trump to a bank in Russia on Camp’s website.

This data fueled the Russia Hoax conspiracy theory throughout the mainstream media.

Giving the FBI fake evidence is a crime, even for those with ties to the government. 

The grand jury in the Sussmann indictment notes that the DNS logs were also susceptible to forgery due to being in a text document.

Is Durham building a ‘criminal conspiracy’ case, including mail and wire fraud, to arrest Democrats?

Allegedly, Durham is using the grand jury to see whether the internet data files the Clinton campaign turned into the FBI between President Trump and the Russian bank were fake.

Another reason to look at Joffe, Lorenzen, and her associates is the tie to Georgia Tech.

Georgia Tech has a contract with the Pentagon known as “Rhamnousia.”

The Rhamnousia Project is a cybersecurity research contract approved for five years at $17 million.

The goal of the project is to develop a scientific method for cyber attack attribution.

Recently, it grew to an inflated $25 million Defense Department contract.

The project funds research to “sift through existing and new data sets” to find “bad actors.”

Did this project- and those involved- help create the Russia Hoax to support Hilary Clinton’s campaign?

The Federalist has more:

Using nonpublic data from a federal research contract to bait the FBI into investigating Trump could constitute a breach of contract and nondisclosure agreements. Swecker, who has worked with Durham on past white-collar criminal cases, said the special prosecutor may be seeking further indictments on government grant and contract fraud charges.

Washington agencies provide such tech contractors privileged access to massive caches of sensitive, nonpublic information about internet traffic to help combat cyber-crimes.

On Nov. 17, 2016, the Pentagon awarded Georgia Tech a cybersecurity research contract worth more than $17 million. The project, dubbed “Rhamnousia,” would allow researchers to “sift through existing and new data sets” to find “bad actors” on the internet. The indictment said the researchers had been provided “early access to internet data in order to establish a ‘proof of concept’ for work under the contract.” Of course, the government did not pay the researchers to look for dirt on Trump in the sensitive DNS databases.

“The primary purpose of the contract,” the indictment noted, “was for researchers to receive and analyze large quantities of DNS data in order to identify the perpetrators of malicious cyber-attacks and protect U.S. national security.”

Instead, the scientists took the political fishing expedition. According to the indictment, Joffe directed Lorenzen and the two university researchers to “search broadly through internet data for any information about Trump’s potential ties to Russia.”

The Georgia Tech researchers named as “investigators” on the project included David Dagon and Manos Antonakakis, who the sources confirmed are the two university researchers cited by Durham in his indictment. Antonakakis is the “Researcher-1” referenced in the indictment whom the grand jury said remarked in an email that “the only thing that drives us is that we just do not like [Trump.].”

The original $17 million Rhamnousia contract was approved for five years, federal contracting records show. But the program was recently renewed and has grown into a more than $25 million Defense Department contract — led by the same Georgia Tech research team.

Follow the money.

Durham’s investigation seems to keep making its way back to Hillary Clinton.

It’s proving to be a long and messy trail, but if Durham’s persistence is any indication of what’s to come, it looks like a chunk of the deep state may go down.

We now have Sussmann and Joffe, Lorenzen, and Camp as individuals with ties to digging up Russian ‘dirt’ on President Trump to influence election results.

Durham’s investigation takes another turn toward the finish line by following the money that flowed from Sussmann’s law firm to the Clinton research and the Pentagon contractors involved in ‘cybersecurity’ during the 2016 election.

Providing false evidence is a crime, and if any of these individuals with ties to Hilary Clinton are proven guilty, it’s only a matter of time before one of them talks.

Democrats honestly thought she’d never lose, and now they have everything to lose.



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