DNC Server Hoax

Sleight of Hand

Let me put the DNC Server/Ukraine hoax to rest. Please feel free to share (please credit me when you do).

I was asked again why the DNC didn’t allow the FBI to have the server for analysis. Here’s my response:

  1. It has nothing to do with allow. That’s the wrong question and I’ve never seen evidence they “didn’t allow” the FBI to do as you ask.
  2. InfoSec is almost entirely virtual and almost never physical. The only reason I want to physically examine a server is for physical fingerprints OR extremely rarely when attempting to recover data off of wiped hard drives (however this almost never happens anymore as anyone with any skill knows how to wipe drives and make them unrecoverable, I used to do it for banks, insurance companies, etc).
  3. InfoSec forensics is almost entirely reviewing detailed technical logs (from servers, routers, switches, and computers which are a combination of physical and virtual) and using software to analyze them, making traces using arcane technical jargon that few actually understand.
  4. The president and his defenders claim the server was in Ukraine. False. Easily proven false. IP addresses are assigned in blocks to Internet providers BY COUNTRY. The DNC mail server was not using a Ukrainian IP address, therefore it could NOT have been in Ukraine when it was operating. The global routing tables would have never routed the traffic and that cannot be done, even with highly sophisticated tools.
  5. The whole idea of a mail server is specious nowadays. I was CTO of a tech company I cofounded where we hosted mail servers for many companies, including those with high security concerns (in addition to creating a product called Rapid Rebound, etc.) Every mail server we setup dating back to 2005 was a virtual setup. Physically grabbing my servers would have been meaningless, other than someone’s desire to brute force hack the encryption.

In sum, the whole DNC server/Ukraine connection is a sad hoax perpetrated to redirect attention away from the president/Giuliani/etc. A classic red herring. Exactly as my grandfather Bunny used in his magic tricks so the audience wouldn’t see what he was really doing to setup the trick.

Another Trump Conspiracy Debunked – Russia Investigation Deemed Legit

While impeachment hearings continue, the Trump DOJ OIG just cleared the conspiracy of the Russia investigation origins.

Yes, mistakes were made, but no conspiracy against Trump.

Again: NO CONSPIRACY AGAINST TRUMP

It’s important to note criticisms:
“neither the AG Guidelines nor the DIOG contain a provision requiring Department consultation before opening an
investigation such as the one here involving the alleged
conduct of individuals associated with a major party
presidential campaign.” 

LEGITIMATE INVESTIGATION – “FBI had an authorized purpose when it opened Crossfire Hurricane to obtain information about, or protect against, a national security threat or federal crime, even though the
investigation also had the potential to impact constitutionally protected activity.” 

LISA PAGE IS CLEARED! “while Lisa Page attended some of the discussions regarding the opening of the investigations, she did not play a role in the decision to open Crossfire Hurricane or the four individual cases.”

PETER STRZOK IS CLEARED! “We further found that while Strzok was directly involved in the decisions to open Crossfire Hurricane and the four individual cases, he was not the sole, or even the highest-level, decision maker as to any of those matters.”

NOT an anti-Trump investigation
“We concluded that Priestap’s exercise of discretion in opening the investigation was in compliance with Department and FBI policies, and we did not find documentary or testimonial evidence that political bias
or improper motivation influenced his decision.” 
Carter Page in real trouble.

“We did not find documentary or testimonial evidence that political bias or improper motivation influenced the decisions to open the four individual investigations.”

Read it all for yourself here – https://www.justice.gov/storage/120919-examination.pdf