(Republican Insider) – Back during the 2016 presidential election, there was a cyber attack carried out on the Democratic National Committee, which many folks claim was Russia attempting to help sway the election in favor of soon-to-be President Donald Trump.
However, ever since then, the servers that got “hacked” have not been examined by law enforcement, so there’s a lot of murky water here and no clear conclusions concerning what actually happened.
Well, according to WND, it seems those answers could finally be forthcoming.
According to a report at the Federalist special counsel John Durham, who was assigned to investigate the origins of the Russia probe and the 2016 Democrat conspiracy theory that then-candidate Donald Trump was in cahoots with Russia to win the election, is now looking into the hack.
The Federalist report explains that the outlet received an email that indicated Durham’s office is “investigating the investigation into the DNC hack.”
“Also revealed was that the U.S. Department of Defense assigned the same Georgia Tech researcher who now has been caught up in scandal over the Alfa Bank hoax with investigating the ‘origins’ of the DNC hack,” the report revealed.
“The Alfa Bank hoax involves unfounded claims by Democrats during the 2016 campaign of Trump links to Russia. They’ve been shown to have been fabricated,” the report continued.
The Federalist report also explains that Durham himself has labeled a person who is currently under review as “Researcher-1” in court documents, but his identity has apparently been confirmed by his own legal representative as Manos Antonakakis of Georgia Tech.
“He was brought into the investigation when Durham indicted Michael Sussman, a former Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer, for lying to the FBI by claiming he was reporting a ‘secret communication network between the Russian-based Alfa Bank’ and Trump,” the report added.
The indictment went on to say that tech executive Rodney Joffe had made Sussmann aware of “data” that is said to reveal backdoor communications between the two, and then Joffe went on to ask Antonakakis and another researcher named David Dagon to spy on internet data for evidence of that.
“According to the indictment, in mid-August, Antonakakis ‘queried internet data’ maintained by Joffe’s tech company for the mail1.trump-email.com domain. The results from that search, however, showed no apparent connections between the Trump email and Russia, causing Antonakakis to tell Joffe that the results do ‘not make sense with the storyline you have,'” WND reported.
“Even so, Joffe came up with a tale of that secret channel, a tale that Sussmann provided to the FBI, with the claim he was not acting on behalf of anyone, even though he was representing the Clinton campaign and Joffe,” the report added.
The Federalist report explained that there was previously no known connection between the special counsel and the investigation into the hack of the DNC.
“However, one email contained in a cache of documents obtained on March 9 from Georgia Tech pursuant to a Right-To-Know request reveals Antonakakis’ involvement in the investigation into the hack of the DNC,” the report continued.
Antonakakis, after being scheduled to endure a thorough grilling on both sides in front of a grand jury, penned a letter to the general counsel of the university and “launched a soliloquy that perfectly described the Russia-collusion hoax and the plot by anti-Trump politicians and the deep state intelligence and law enforcement communities to take down the president of the United States,” according to the Federalist.
But Antonakakis tried to make the special counsel look like the villain in this situation, going on to complain, “From where I stand, and for the first time in my life I felt that I am being investigated by law enforcement because of my ideas and the work I have done for the [U.S. government/Department of Defense].”
Apparently, Antonakakis was “seething.”
“How dare the special counsel’s office inquire into this question, Antonakakis’ commentary continued, alleging the question served as an indictment of Assistant Special Prosecutor Andrew DeFilippis,” the report stated.
“Someone hacked a political party (DNC, in this case), in the middle of an election year (2016), and the lead investigator of [the Department of Justice’s] special counsel would question whether U.S. researchers working for DARPA should conduct investigations in this matter is ‘acceptable’!” he went on to charge.
The report then went on to explain that “Antonakakis is oblivious to reality: The entire reason the special counsel’s office first reached out to Georgia Tech, Antonakakis, Dagon, and other researchers, and later subpoenaed them, was because Sussmann and Joffe allegedly exploited data solely for political reasons. Sussmann, allegedly on behalf of Joffe and the Clinton campaign, then presented that supposedly ‘scientific attribution’—that Antonakakis admitted he did not support—to the FBI and CIA to show an Alfa Bank-Trump connection and thereby taint Trump with another Russia scandal in the weeks leading up to the 2016 election.”
The Federalist said that Antonakakis went so far as to complain that his research was necessary to “preserve our democracy” and that “data belongs to no political party.”
“Let that sink in for a moment, folks. Antonakakis reviewed the Alfa Bank white paper Hillary Clinton’s campaign lawyer later allegedly provided to the FBI in an effort to implicate Trump in a Russia conspiracy. This same man professes that data-driven scientific attribution is politically unbiased—even though Antonakakis believed ‘a DNS expert would poke several holes’ in the hypothesis underlying the white paper given the government,” the report stated.
One question that needs to be answered is why the Defense Department asked Antonakakis to look into the DNC hack, and what, exactly, brought all of this to Durham’s attention?
We’ve not yet begun to get to the root of the corruption of the Democratic Party and the lengths it is willing to go to gain power and stay there permanently. It will be interesting to see what Durham finds concerning the hack.
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