This page is in the process of being updated:
Below are some documents related to the Election Hacking Issue. I do not claim validity or veracity of the documents below. Most of them are sourced well, but some are speculative. This is an on-going research log with some annotations, but mostly quotations. Use caution:
The Cyber Division of the FBI reported that election databases
in at least 12 states were hacked.7
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/293636-fbi-foreign-hackers-penetrated-state-election-databases – cited in argument from above claim
Yahoo Says the above as The Hill’s just pointing to the Yahoo article – https://www.yahoo.com/news/fbi-says-foreign-hackers-penetrated-000000175.html
Other supporting documentation/website: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/08/29/fbi_warns_attacks_on_election_systems/
Supporting messaging board:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KftSHFsIQgc – video about hacking issue
https://wiki.shaunc.com/wikka.php?wakka=GrizzlySteppeIpsetIptables – List of his IP addresses
https://www.us-cert.gov/security-publications/GRIZZLY-STEPPE-Russian-Malicious-Cyber-Activity – October 7, 2016 report from US Computer response
Iptables – Linux Firewall
https://fauie.com/tag/grizzly-steppe/ – Blog about the process with analysis of how the attack works and where it can be traced, etc…
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/feds-will-guard-voting-machines-after-russian-hack/article/2611176 – guarding the machines as critical infrastructure after election. – MAY WANT TO LOOK AT THIS https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/01/russian-hacking-trump/510689/ – Well sourced – Look
Voter Fraud Issue
2012 Pew Report – No evidence of voter fraud – why did he write the report – Trump says
2014 Wasshington Post – More than 6% of non-citizens voted – problem is that the group that supplied the numbers disputes the results – likely result is
http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/06/politics/intelligence-report-putin-election/ – Putin Election Influence Reasons (Speculation)
http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/05/politics/russian-hacking-hearing-senate-republicans/ – Clapper Statements – “I’ve received many expressions of concern from foreign counterparts about the disparagement of the US Intelligence Community, or I should say, what has been interpreted as disparagement of the US Intelligence Community.” – James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/sen-mccain-russia-s-election-meddling-unprecedented-attack-n700981 – Video to the above w/Clapper’s comments about Russia
“first we cannot say, they did not change any vote tallies or anything of that sort – we have no way of gaguing the impacting on the choices the electorate made – whether or not that constitutes an act of war is a heavy policy call – would carry great gravity” – Clapper made this statement at the January hearing
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/trump-team-dismisses-report-russians-hacking-was-help-trump-win-n694271 – CIA says Russians helped Trump win election
DNC Hack Details
http://time.com/4600177/election-hack-russia-hillary-clinton-donald-trump/ – Russians behind Hack of DNC offer of proof
http://fortune.com/2017/01/15/russian-hackers-2016-election-cyber-war/ – more on hacking
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-37117414 – this says it was some group called “Equation Group” that stole the “Hacking Tools” What were the Hacking tools? – So these tools could hack firewalls and routers – “The hacking tools are believed to belong to a group of malware developed by “The Equation Group”, which was first revealed by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky in 2015.”
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-37117414 “”On the basis of what we’ve looked at, we certainly believe that there’s a connection to the Equation Group malware,” said David Emm, Kaspersky’s principal security researcher, told the BBC.”
Trump Dossier Allegations
http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/09/the-mystery-of-trumps-man-in-moscow-214283 – by Julia Ioffe – Politico – Page wouldn’t return calls but the story cites: “ As I started looking into Page, I began getting calls from two separate “corporate investigators” digging into what they claim are all kinds of shady connections Page has to all kinds of shady Russians. One is working on behalf of various unnamed Democratic donors; the other won’t say who turned him on to Page’s scent. Both claimed to me that the FBI was investigating Page for allegedly meeting with Igor Sechin and Sergei Ivanov, who was until recently Putin’s chief of staff—both of whom are on the sanctions list—when Page was in Moscow in July for that speech.”
Hacking Tools belonging to Kaspersky stolen – http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-37117414
? What were these Hacking tools specifically ?
Equation Group – Believed to Be NSA per article and leaked Snowden Documents per article
“TheShadowBrokers is having suggestion. On November 8th, instead of not voting, maybe be stopping the vote all together? Maybe being grinch who stopped election from coming? Maybe hacking election is being the best idea? #hackelection2016.
By Andrew W. Appel of Princeton University – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Appel
“To hack a voting machine remotely, you might think it has to be plugged in to the Internet. Most voting machines are never plugged directly into the Internet. But all voting machines
must accept electronic input files from other computers: these
“ballot definition files” tell the vote-counting program
which candidates are on the ballot.
These files are transferred to the voting machine,
before each election,
by inserting a cartridge or memory card into the voting machine. These cartridges are prepared on an Election Management System (EMS) computer.
If that computer is hacked, then it can prepare fraudulent ballot-definition cartridges. Are those EMS computers ever connected to the Internet? Most of them probably are, from time to time; it’s hard to tell for sure, given the equivocations of many election administrators.”
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/hackers-claim-have-breached-nsas-elite-cyber-spy-team-auction-stolen-cyberweapons-1576245 – Kasperkey describes Election Also:
“In 2015, security firm Kaspersky described Equation Group as one of the most advanced hacking groups in the world, describing it as a “threat actor that surpasses anything known in terms of complexity and sophistication of techniques”. The firm also noted that the group, which has been in action for almost two decades, has ties with the infamous espionage malware platforms Stuxnet and Flame.
Georgia claims election hacks from DHS – http://dailycaller.com/2017/01/25/exclusive-inspector-general-to-investigate-10-dhs-cyberattacks-on-georgia-election-system/
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/dec/9/georgia-election-officials-accuses-dhs-hacking-sta/ – Same as above but from 12/9
Evidence of 2016 Election Fraud, Collusion, and Tampering (Want photos? Jpgs?)
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“Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections”
by the CIA, FBI and NSA (National Security Agency)
|All three agencies agree Putin and the Russian Government aspired to help Trump win the US election by discrediting Clinton. Putin ordered the influence campaign, the campaign was multifaceted, it builds on previous influence efforts by the Russian Government to influence foreign elections, it signals a ‘new normal’ for Russian influence efforts.
“GRIZZLY STEPPE – Russian Malicious Cyber Activity”
Joint Analysis Report (JAR) is the result of analytic efforts between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
|Russian civilian and military intelligence Services (RIS) malicious cyber activity to attack US Govt and citizens. This document provides technical details regarding the tools and infrastructure used by the Russian civilian and military intelligence Services (RIS) to compromise and exploit networks and endpoints associated with the U.S. election, as well as a range of U.S. Government, political, and private sector entities.
“Former CIA Dir.: Russian Interference In Election is ‘The Political Equivalent Of 9/11’”
Amanda Terkel, Huffington Post
|“It is an attack on our very democracy. It’s an attack on who we are as a people,” Mike Morell told “A foreign government messing around in our elections is, I think, an existential threat to our way of life. To me, and this is to me not an overstatement, this is the political equivalent of 9/11. It is huge and the fact that it hasn’t gotten more attention from the Obama Administration, Congress, and the mainstream media, is just shocking to me.”-Mike Morell
“NSA Chief speaks candidly of Russia and U.S. election”
by Julia Boccagno, CBS News
|Admiral Michael Rogers, commander of US Cyber Command, director of the National Security Agency (NSA) and chief of the Central Security Service: “There shouldn’t be any doubts in anybody’s mind, this was not something that was done casually, this was not something that was done by chance, this was not a target that was selected purely arbitrarily,” Rogers said at a Wall Street Journal election forum on Tuesday. “This was a conscious effort by a nation state to attempt to achieve a specific effect.”
“Democratic House Candidates Were Also Targets of Russian Hacking”
by Eric Lipton and Scott Shane, The New York Times
|The impact of the information released by hackers on candidates in nearly a dozen House races around the country underscores the effect the Russian operation had on the American electoral system.“This is not a traditional tit-for-tat on a partisan political campaign, where one side hits the other and then you respond,” said Kelly Ward, executive director of the D.C.C.C. “This is an attack by a foreign actor that had the intent to disrupt our election, and we were the victims of it.”
“How a Putin Fan Overseas Pushed Pro-Trump Propaganda to Americans”
by Mike McIntire, The New York Times
|Patriot News whose postings were viewed and shared tens of thousands of times in the United States is among a constellation of websites run out of the United Kingdom that are linked to James Dowson, a far-right political activist who advocated Britain’s exit from the European Union and is a fan of President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia. A vocal proponent of Christian nationalist, anti-immigrant movements in Europe, Mr. Dowson, 52, has spoken at a conference of far-right leaders in Russia and makes no secret of his hope that Mr. Trump will usher in an era of rapprochement with Mr. Putin.
“Russia says it was in touch with Trump’s campaign during election”
by Andrew Osborn, Reuters
|Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said there had indeed been some communications [between Russia and Trump allies]. “There were contacts,” Interfax cited Ryabkov as saying. “We are doing this and have been doing this during the election campaign.”Such contacts would continue, he added, saying the Russian government knew and had been in touch with many of Trump’s closest allies. He did not name names.’
Primary doc: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-russia-trump-idUSKBN1351RJ
FBI Amber Flash: “Targeting Activity Against
State Board of Election
7/21/16 “Hackers penetrate Illinois voter registration” by Daniel Petrella, Quad City Times.
“Russian Hack Likely Done by Super Computer Virus” by Ruben Major, Progressive Army.
“Russians Hacked Two U.S. Voter Databases, Officials Say” by Robert Windrem, William M. Arkin and Ken Dilanian, NBC News
|In late June 2016, an unknown actor scanned a state’s Board of Election website for vulnerabilities to target the state website. The majority of the data exfiltration occurred in mid-July. The FBI received information that an intrusion was detected July 2016 of a state’s Board of Election Website. August 2016 attempted intrusion activities into another state’s Board of Election system.
Kyle Thomas, Illinois State Board of Elections Director of Voting and Registration Systems reported that The State Board of Elections (SBE) fell victim to a cyberattack that was detected on July 12, 2016. This was a highly sophisticated attack most likely from a foreign (international) entity.
The bulletin does not identify the targeted states, but officials told NBC News they were Illinois and Arizona. Illinois officials said in July that they shut down their state’s voter registration after a hack. State officials said Monday the hackers downloaded information on as many 200,000 people.
“How the Kremlin Recruited an Army of Specialists for Cyberwar” by Andrew E. Kramer, New York Times
|Kremlin’s plan to create elite teams of computer hackers in place as early as 2013. Russian Defense Minister Sergei K. Shoigu told university rectors at a meeting in Moscow that he was on a “head hunt in the positive meaning of the word” for coders. Co-founder and chief technology officer of CrowdStrike Dmitri Alperovitch was asked by Vasily Brovko, an executive at the military contracting company Rostec to work on a cyberattack tool. He refused and had to flee for his safety.
Trump Press Conference in Doral FL, Reuters
“Executive Talk: Donald Trump Jr. bullish on Russia and few emerging markets” by Hazel Heyer, ETN Global Travel Industry News
|“Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing” from emails that Hillary Clinton turned over to the State Department, Trump said in a lengthy press conference in Doral, Fla. “I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press. Let’s see if that happens. That will be next. Yes, sir.”
Donald Trump Jr. states Trump empire has financial ties with Russia. “And in terms of high-end product influx into the US, Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets…We see a lot of money pouring in from Russia.”
Senators call for declassification of files on Russia’s role in US election.
Spencer Ackerman, The Guardian, 12/1/16
|10/7 US director of national intelligence and the secretary of homeland security acccuse Russia of attempting to “interfere” in the US election although no link had yet been established between Trump or his camp, & the Russians
“This is an attack by a foreign actor that had the intent to disrupt our election, and we were the victims of it.”
I think this is more about the REPUBlicans using the leaked emails than about Russia attacking us.
|“the NRCC’s use of documents stolen by the Russians plays right into the hands of one of the United States’ most dangerous adversaries,” and if the National Republican Campaign Committee continued using the materials, the GOP “will be complicit in aiding the Russian government in its effort to influence American elections.” Democratshttp://theproudliberal.org/house-speaker-paul-ryan-was-just-linked-directly-to-russian-election-hacking/|
Press Release from Ben Sasse “On Hack: Soviet-Style Aggression Has Escalated”
This doesn’t pertain to Russia but rather to Republican complicity: Do we keep it?
McConnell blocked Obama from releasing bipartisan report on pre-election Russian meddling
|Member of Senate Homeland Security Committee, Sen. Ben Sasse says USA must take serious action against Russia’s cyber aggression.
“According to several officials, McConnell raised doubts about the underlying intelligence and made clear to the administration that he would consider any effort by the White House to challenge the Russians publicly an act of partisan politics.Shall we take a moment to allow that to sink in? Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader, sworn to uphold and defend the United States Constitution, chose to threaten the White House with a smear if they disclosed this information to the American people.”
(You will say the only thing here is hearsay I believe, “According to several officials”…Can’t verify that….)
“Trump Ally Roger Stone Admits ‘Back-Channel’ Tie To WikiLeaks” by Jim Defede, CBS Miami FL
Do we keep this? is it about repubs or Russian hack?
“Roger Stone tweet posted on August 21, 2016: ‘Trust me, it will soon [be] Podesta’s time in the barrel.’ Seven weeks later Podesta’s private emails were made public.”
I couldn’t bring up Roger Stone’s incriminating 8/21/16 tweet
“The Kremlin’s Trojan Horses: Russian Influence in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom”
by Alina Polyakova, Marlene Laruelle, Stefan Meister, and Neil Barnett, The Atlantic Council
|“President Putin increasingly sees that which the West seeks—Europe whole, free, and at peace—not as an opportunity for prosperous coexistence but as a threat to his geopolitical agenda and regime survival. Moscow views the West’s virtues—pluralism and openness—as vulnerabilities to be exploited. Its tactics are asymmetrical, subversive, and not easily confronted. Western governments have ignored the threat from Putin’s covert allies for too long, but finally, awareness is growing that the transatlantic community must do more to defend its values and institutions.”|
“Donald Trump’s Call for Russia to Hack the U.S. Might Be a Felony” by Nancy A. Youssef, Tim Mak, Shane Harris, The Daily Beast.
|Lawyer Bradley Moss specializing in national security law gives opinion. “It’s probably the most egregiously stupid thing I’ve ever heard a party nominee say ever.” Moss believes that there’s a legal case to charge Trump for his comments, because he was calling for Russia to take “imminent lawless action,” which is speech not covered by the First Amendment. Moss added that Trump could theoretically be charged as a conspirator under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.
“Comey – Giuliani – Mercer Coup D’etat” by Major Tom, The Daily Kos.
|Comey’s announcement about Clinton emails July 5, 2016. Comey did not address emails of any GOP, just Clinton.
11 days before Nov 8 Comey publically announced FBI looking into “new” Clinton emails.
Also, it is undisputed that the FBI knew about these additional emails on October 3, 2016 (or earlier), but the FBI chose not to notify Congress (which is one of the supreme political bodies in America) until just eleven (11) days before the election. It thus clearly appears that the delayed release of this FBI bombshell was well timed by the FBI.)
Profoundly important, TWO DAYS before Comey had released this new information to the Senate, Rudy Giuliani was interviewed on a Fox News program, and he made the following statement that “We’ve got a couple of things up our sleeves that should turn this (election for Trump) around.” Furthermore, it is likely that Giuliani was referring to the release of the above-described Comey letter to the Senate. Moreover, if this is in fact the case, then said leak to Giuliani constituted a felony under U.S. Law.
Rudy Giuliani says Trump’s campaign was given advanced notice about the FBI’s Clinton email announcement
|Trump received advanced notice of Comey’s actions.
Comey notified Congress of email probe despite DOJ concerns
|It was against DOJ policy to make public announcements of internal FBI reviews. Comey had been warned by DOJ not to make announcements to swing election.
F.E.C. Can’t Curb 2016 Election Abuse, Commission Chief Says.
|The Chair of the Federal Election Committee (FEC) has admitted that the FEC is “worse than dysfunctional”. Although she came into the FEC in December 2015 with plans to clean house, 5 months later she realized it was too late in the election season to enforce policy on activities such as probable presidential candidates avoiding finance laws by raising millions prior to officially declaring their candidacy.
How easy it is to hack the election systems –J. Alex Haldermann
|C University of Michigan Computer Science professor writes on his blog about how easily our voting systems can be hacked whether or not they are connected to the internet. He explains that most systems are outdated by several years and that if he and his PhD students were motivated, they could easily become a team of hackers to hack the election. He says that in all likelihood our voting systems have already been hacked as anyone with enough skill and motivation (and a willingness to face the risk of getting caught) can hack into our voting machines.|
GOP governors have ‘rigged the game’ so Democrats can’t vote
|buff.ly/2lhENAA – BAD SOURCE – DOESN’T PROVIDE ANY USEFUL INFORMATION|
Hackers targeted election systems of 20 states.
Tami Abdollah, The Associated Press, Sep. 30, 2016
|Explains how 20+ states had systems where there was an attempt at illegal scanning their voting systems as of September 30, 2016. FBI says this is an early indication of hacking. 21 states as of that date took the Federal government up on an offer of assistance to secure their voting systems.
Crosscheck purged voters from voter rolls in MI; ~ 75k ballots may’ve gone uncounted. (CC in other states too.)
Greg Palast, 12/13/16 DomocracyNow Online News
|Investigative report by investigative reporter who flew to Michigan to find 75,000 votes which were uncounted in the election. Most of the votes would likely have gone to Clinton due to historical county reports of voting Democrat. Greg Palast is the author/investigator.
Michigan’s 2016 presidential election by the numbers
Julie Mack November 09, 2016
|Data: e.g. 87,810: Number of voters this election who cast a ballot but did not cast a vote for president.
Half of Detroit votes ineligible for recount.
Chad Livengood, Joel Kurth, The Detroit News Dec. 5, 2016
|According to state law, if poll books don’t match the , the precinct can’t recount, ergo, if that happens, the original election results stand.
87 vote machines in Detroit broken; the votes in those precincts cannot be recounted. 87k votes down-ticket without registering a vote for President. PalmerReport.com’s Jim Palmer 12/8/2016
|Basing his opinion on the fact that 59% of the voting machines in Detroit, MI (a city whose population is 82.7% African-American) broke, on the same day, during the 2016 election, Jim Palmer writes that Jim Crow laws appear to be alive and well referring to a series of state and local discrimination laws that began during the end of the Reconstruction Era until 1965 which included innovative methods to prevent African-Americans from being able to vote. At the time of the blog, Michigan still hadn’t demanded a recount. Jim Palmer implies he thinks that was being implicit.
No suspicion of fraud, but state to audit Detroit vote
Kathleen Gray , Detroit Free Press Lansing Bureau 12/1316
|Human error? 52 ballots were discovered in the ballot container, but 307 votes had been logged in the poll book.http://www.freep.com/story/news/politics/2016/12/12/michigans-elections-bureau-audit-detroit-precincts/95349562/|
Michigan Trump staffer convicted on ten counts of felony election fraud
Elizabeth Preza, Raw Story, 30 Nov 2016
|Progress Michigan felt the staffer’s felony charges were another reason there should be a recount of Michigan’s election results.
~80 ballots with different names but all addressed to the same single-unit apartment —landed at mailbox in San Pedro
Donna Littlejohn, DailyBreeze.com, 11/03/2016
|Additionally, an undocumented resident received a ballot for himself at his correct address.
Trump had more than 1000 campaign finance violations.
|It appears that The Trump campaign received a letter from the Federal Elections Committee (FEC) on Sunday 11/20/17 citing over 1,000 potentially illegal errors in the campaign’s October latest filing. Instead of implicating Trump for the activity, the FEC is demanding the funds that exceed the legal limite be returned. While both parties exceed the legal limit and both parties get warnings, the FEC commented that trump’s unsanctioned super PACs may have gotten even the most attention of Republican FEC members even more than Bernie Sanders or Barak Obama in their last campaigns.
Waukesha County, WI
Stein campaign claims that county officials illegally hid ballots from designated election observers
Bill Palmer, PalmerReport.com, 12/4/2016
|“Waukesha County is just one of twelve Wisconsin counties, out of seventy-two counties overall, which are refusing to a hand recount. The increasing level of fraud and illegal activity on the part of Waukesha recount observers may give Stein sufficient cause to convince the judge in question to order the county to do a hand recount.”
Florida recount questioned about 160k who didn’t vote for president.
Bill Palmer, PalmerReport.com,
|There is no explanation why 160,450 voters went to the polls and voted down-ticket but not for the president. Bakkot questions like Medical Marijuana weren’t significant enough to draw the crowds, The Senate races of Rubio and Murphy were not enough to draw the crowds. The only explanation says Bill Palmer is that Florida “wildly erred, either through incompetence or malice, in its 2016 Presidential voting totals”. Conveniently, Florida is the only state that does not allow votes to be recounted.
CrossCheck: a fraudulent system to remove 10,000s of voter names per state; identifying similar first & last names (but not birthdays or SSNs).
(CrossCheck claims that many voters voted twice. Removed ~10k’s of voters but couldn’t find one set that were actually valid evidence.)
Koch pledged $889 million to the 2016 election.
New York Times, 1/26/2015
|An article about the creation of Super PAC and extreme political donations by individuals such as the Koch Brothers.|
Steve Bannon reported to the FBI for allegedly violating campaign finance laws
|A pro-Trump super PAC improperly funneled payments to Steve Bannon, Trump’s campaign CEO and House strategist, in violation of the law.http://www.salon.com/2016/11/16/steve-bannon-reported-to-the-fbi-for-allegedly-violating-campaign-finance-laws/|
How to Hack an election machine in 7 minutes:
With Russia already meddling in 2016, a ragtag group of obsessive tech experts is warning that stealing the ultimate prize—victory on Nov. 8—would be child’s play.
Ben Wofford, Politico.com
August 05, 2016
|The revelation in August 2016 that Russian state security personnel launched a cyberattack on the DNC caused people across the country: to think. Some officials predicted serious efforts to interfere directly with the American election.
1) Donald Trump violated federal law by trying to extort Electoral College members
Bill Palmer, Daily News Bin, 12/123/16
2) Hamilton Electors send an Open Letter to James Clapper to request facts on outside interference into the 2016 US Presidential Election
3) Trump threatened & tried to extort electoral college members
Mathew Rosza Dec 13, 2016
4) Definition of U.S. Code 872
2) Donald Trump’s campaign is threatening “political reprisal” for defecting Republican electors. This article announces an open letter to James Clapper
Russian Cyber War
|Russian World aggression: subversion, destabilization, and disinformation spearheaded by the Russian special services. Election ads particularly vicious.|
Here is the link to Wilbur Ross ‘s bio. Wilbur Ross was 2014 Bank of Cyprus Vice Chair Board of Dir.; now Sec. of Commerce. Trump Construction Company Limited registered (UN 238 133) in Cyprus 17/09/2008. Bank of Cyprus was funded & controlled by Putin’s money laundering.
Germany Alarmed About Potential Russian Interference In Election: Security officials have accused Moscow of launching an “information war.” Written by Reuters. 11/16
|Merkel says strong Cyber-War presence in Germany in politics and in the media.
For Russia and Putin, a Surprise Gift From America
|The Kremlin was clearly excited about the prospect of a Donald Trump White House. His lack of foreign policy experience, questioning of NATO, open admiration for the Russian leader and seeming acceptance of Russia’s annexation of Crimea all seemed to play into the Kremlin’s hands.
British armed forces may be called into action in 2017 as diplomatic tensions rise.
Marco Giannangel, 2/9/2017
|Russia’s decision to delay quid pro quo discharge of US diplomats shows its belief that Trump will usher in a new era of strong relations between Washington and Moscow.
Russia accused of waging secret warfare against Britain using cyber attacks, espionage and fake new
|It is thought the operations mounted by Moscow agents against Britain are part of a broader drive by the Putin regime to destabilise the West. There is now an interest in British Government to create a “war cabinet to address Russia’s activities.
At the time of the article, it was disclosed that there was Russian influence on the US Presidential 2016 election. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/12/17/russia-accused-waging-secret-war-against-britain-using-cyber/
For Russia and Putin, a Surprise Gift From America
|Not subtle, Russia’s 2017 push for military as well as Cyber War against NATO & West by Russia & China, Shanghai Co-operation Organization (SCO)
Russia annexes Crimea
Donald Trump’s Crimean Gambit,
The Atlantic, 7/29/16
|https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annexation_of_Crimea_by_the_Russian_FederationThe Republican presidential nominee appeared to suggest he’d recognize Russia’s annexation of the Ukrainian territory in 2014. (I looked for a non Wikipedia Page on Russian Annexation of Crimea.)
Lithuania said found Russian spyware on its government computers, Reuters, Tech News,, 12/22/2016
|Baltic state of Lithuania, Russian spyware found on government computers 2015-17; 20 attempts to infect them in 2016
-Rimtautas Cerniauskas, head of the Lithuanian Cyber Security Centre
Erogan takes over in Turkey
Can NATO Survive a Donald Trump Presidency?
|Europeans concern over NATO’s future with Trump, and his stance over NATO, in the White House.
Donald Trump’s NATO Stance Threatens ‘West’ as We Know It: Experts
ALEXANDER SMITH, NBC News, 11/12/16
|H Experts claim that NATO will be on the brink of collapse if Trump adheres to his bold stance
Trump on Putin’s alleged killing of journalists Politico, Nick Gass 12/18/15
|Putin consistently kills opposition, & journalists, yet Trump praises him.
The Foundations of Geopolitics: The Geopolitical Future of Russia, Aleksandr Dugin.
|The book has had a large influence within the Russian military, police, and foreign policy elites and was allegedly used as a textbook in the General Staff Academy of Russian military
|51.||Techno-spies 5/5/1983 film.
United States — Foreign Relations — Soviet Union; Espionage
Trump’s Actions are Pro Russia, anti U. S. A.
Trump plans to revamp top US intelligence agency, restructure CIA
2.) Trump and Putin Share Ties with the Post-USSR Kleptocracy (12/23/16)
Trump attacked intelligence agencies.
Trump’s language mirrors Putin’s. Trump’s goals mirror Putin’s.
The Curious World of Donald Trump’s Private Russian Connections
|Details of the network of Donald Trump’s Russian/FSU connections
e.g. 1, 1987 (!), Trump was already willing to spend a $94,801 on full-page ads in the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, and the New York Times calling for the United States to stop spending money to defend Japan, Europe, and the Persian Gulf
Trump acts to destabilize world, Yemen, 7 Islamic countries (without Trump businesses), Korea,
|The list of countries on the Muslim ban is a list that was created after 9/11.
Trump’s Mexico border security executive order signed last week could upend U.S.-Mexico Relations. 2/3/17. Tal Kopan, CNN 2/3/2017
Busted: IRS Fines Trump For $25K Bribe To Florida Attorney General To End Trump U Investigation
|Trump bribe: He gave Florida’s Attorney General $25,000, and consequently, she chose not to prosecute Trump University for fraud
Trump University Lawsuits present potential impeachment case. 9/20//16 Christopher Peterson, Utah University S.J. Quinney College of Law
|9/20/17 Case for Impeachment: Trump has committed a racketeering-level’s worth of fraud.
Trump University and Presidential Impeachment
9/21/16 social science research network
“A specter of treason hovers over Donald Trump,”
Boston Globe 12/17/16,
John Shattuck, Former Assistant Secretary of State and international human rights expert.
|http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2016/12/16/trump-raises-specter-treason/zdwgXRuJBMChEXmX5kchhP/story.htmlJohn Shattuck: Treason is “owing allegiance to the United States who…adheres to their enemies, giving them aid or comfort.” The crime of misprision of treason is committed by a person “having knowledge of the commission of any treason [who] conceals and does not disclose.”
“By denigrating or seeking to prevent an investigation of the Russian cyberattack Trump is giving aid or comfort to an enemy of the United States, a crime that is enhanced if the fourth explanation applies — that he is in fact seeking to cover up his staff’s or his own involvement in or prior knowledge of the attack.”
Four ways Donald Trump may be guilty of treason
1) Is Vladimir Putin Taking Sides in the Presidential Election?
2) Bears in the Midst: Intrusion into the Democratic National Committee
3) Was a Trump Server Communicating With Russia?
Franklin Foer, slate.com, 10/31/16
| 1.) http://time.com/4427528/vladimir-putin-donald-trump-wikileaks-election/
Pavlovsky: Kremlin pleased with Trump’s brutality.
Findings seconded by U.S. officials supporting an FBI probe.
Digital fingerprints of two of Putin’s intelligence agencies, Cozy Bear & Fancy Bear, were found on the DNC server, according to Crowd-Strike
Franklin Foer’s follow-up of statements from the Trump campaign and Alfa Bank and analysis of the competing theories about the server and its activity. Server activity showed activity between Trump Tower and Russia.
11/1/16 Private Trump server communicated often with Russian Alfa Bank
Server activity showed activity between Trump Tower and Russia
The Dworkin Report:
|Scott Dworkin evidence of interconnections of Russia and Trump.|
Follow the money. Russians provided $300s of millions…
Trump staff pressured attendees to stay at Trump hotel in DC for inauguration
Never Has It Been Easier to Get Secret Cash to a President
Many on-going lawsuits against Trump businesses
Before Donald Trump attacked foreigners, he helped sell them condos. Nicholas Nehamas, Miami Herald, 11/14/2016
|13 Trump Towers buyers under investigation: e.g. Russian-American organized crime group, a Venezuelan oilman convicted in a bribery scheme and a Mexican banker accused of robbing investors
Donald Trump pal Tevfik Arif busted in Turkey for allegedly running hooker ring aboard yacht
| Trump Soho: “friend” Russian Tevfik Arif-was nabbed for running hooker ring on boat
Putin plays ‘that fool’ Donald Trump
Tom Boggioni , Raw Story, 12/24/2016
Donald Trump Jr., 2008: ‘Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets,’ adding, ‘we see a lot of money pouring in from Russia.’
Dworkin Report evidence: legal data of Trump purchases, lawsuits, court lawsuits, from ~1987 on (Democratic Coalition Against Trump)
Trump’s Long Romance With Russia. Bloomberg., Josh Rogen,
|Trump interacted with Russia for 30 years.
Kremlim’s Trojan’s Horses.
Alina Polyakova, M. Laruelle, S. Meister, N. Barnett
|Trump is but one of Americans turned to do Putin’s bidding.
FBI Horrified As Spy Says Russia Has Been Supporting And Cultivating Trump For Years
|Felix H. Sater, senior advisor to Donald Trump, with an office in Trump Tower. Often photographed with Trump. Showed Ivanka and Donald Jr. around Moscow in 2006.
Two experts say Donald Trump should be investigated for criminal tax evasion
|Trump gave over 300k to Land Assessors to evade taxes NY? 11/18/16
Trump Soho May Turn Unsellable Condos Into Hotel Rooms
|Trump sold his Soho Condo from one company he owns to another for the same amount & claimed a loss to evade taxes
Trump Taj Mahal went bankrupt; then 991 court claims filed against Trump for $1,257,566,823.55
Donald Trump’s pending lawsuits and his presidency
|Trump: open cases of fraud, unpaid bills, contract disputes and sexual discrimination in the 75 lawsuits, according to USA Today.
Pending lawsuits http://www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2016-37956018
Trump Associates are pro-Russian
|Russian “controllers” Manafort, Page, Flynn, Ross, Tillerson (Russia’s Favorite)|
National Security Adviser, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, has appeared as a commentator for Russian state television and sat with Vladimir Putin at a Russian gala.
Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign manager (& involved in transition), had extensive political dealings with the Russian government.
Yahoo News, Michael Isikoff
Above article doesn’t have any good sources, below are better docs as evidence
“Joint Statement from the Department Of Homeland Security and Office of the Director of National Intelligence on Election Security”
DHS Press Office
|The recent disclosures of alleged hacked e-mails on sites like DCLeaks.com and WikiLeaks and by the Guccifer 2.0 online persona are consistent with the methods and motivations of Russian-directed efforts. These thefts and disclosures are intended to interfere with the US election process.
Primary Doc:: https://www.dhs.gov/news/2016/10/07/joint-statement-department-homeland-security-and-office-director-national