(Tea Party 247) – On Sunday night, 60 Minutes attacked President Donald Trump as well as reliable pro-Trump news site The Gateway Pundit in what TGP is calling “another shoddy hit piece.”
According to the program, Crowdstrike was correct in their assessment that the DNC was hacked by the Russians in 2016.
However, all they offer as proof to this laughable claim is hearsay and weak arguments.
TGP declares, “60 Minutes and Crowdstrike are dead wrong AND WE HAVE THE PROOF.”
For years now the FBI and Mueller investigation claimed that Russia hacked the DNC during the lead up to the 2016 election. This is central to the Russia-Collusion narrative. But the actual evidence shows the Russia collusion scam is one of the biggest lies pushed on the American people in US history.
Last night 60 Minutes had a report authored by Scott Pelley, regarding Crowdstrike’s claims that Russia hacked the DNC in 2016 before the Podesta emails were published by Wikileaks. In their piece the far left media outlet suggested The Gateway Pundit (TGP) pushes conspiracy theories and flashed an image of a 2017 TGP report.
This was a bold move considering the topic of the 60 Minutes segment. 60 Minutes insinuated that what TGP posted in 2017 that was conspiratorial, but our 2017 post shared a chart that was also published by WikiLeaks at that time.
They go on to explain that in 2017, they reported that the website Cyber Berkut published a chart along with links showing connections between Ukrainian officials and the Clintons:
Tonight in one of their shoddy @RealDonaldTrump hit pieces @60Minutes flashed a shot of a @GatewayPundit post from 2017 they claimed was a conspiracy… @Wikileaks also posted same graphic at the time. So what was the conspiracy guys? Where's your proof? https://t.co/F8B1Lup5Nt pic.twitter.com/zEM25EsR2i
— Jim Hoft (@gatewaypundit) February 17, 2020
60 Minutes, of course, can’t point to any disinformation in the above link, as they got it right from the Cyber Berkut website.
The program went on to push the discredited Trump-Russia conspiracy theory, which the Deep State’s own sham investigation couldn’t even prove:
The segment is the first report that we are aware of where the media actually addresses the fact that the favor President Trump asked of the Ukraine in a recent call was related to Crowdstrike. President Trump only discussed the Bidens on his call with Ukrainian President Zelensky after they were brought up by the Ukrainian President. 60 Minutes says, “Mr. Trump asked for [Crowdstrike] even before his request that Ukraine also investigate the son of Vice President Biden.”
Clearly if you read the call transcript you can see that the President’s request was regarding Crowdstrike and the Bidens only came up after their corrupt actions were noted by the Ukrainian leader.
This is a major misrepresentation by Scott Pelley.
60 Minutes’ Pelly relies on the word of anti-Trump Ambassador Bill Taylor, who you may recognize from the sham impeachment inquiry in the House, as his expert witness on Ukraine. What a joke!
Taylor claims he knows nothing of any connection between Crowdstrike and Ukraine.
Pelley shared the following in his report:
Robert Johnston dealt directly with the FBI as an investigator of the DNC hack for CrowdStrike, a leading cyber security company hired by the Democrats. He told us the FBI didn’t physically examine the DNC servers because CrowdStrike gave the bureau copies of the data from the servers.
“If there is a server or a computer system of any kind that’s involved in the incident you can take an exact bit for bit digital copy of what’s on that system. Now that digital copy is just as good as having the real thing,” Johnston said.
“As far as you know, the FBI got what it needed and what it wanted?” Pelley asked Johnston.
“Exactly and evidence of that is you don’t hear the FBI complaining,” Johnston said.
He’s right. A former senior government official, familiar with the investigation, told us the FBI would have preferred to work alongside CrowdStrike’s investigators, but the Democratic National Committee decided to give the bureau digital copies of its servers instead. The official told us this was “acceptable,” in fact even typical in FBI investigations.
TGP calls these people “shameless liars,” and for good reason.
Crowdstrike is linked to Ukraine through Ukrainian billionaire and a longtime contributor to the Clinton Foundation Victor Pinchuk as well as linked to James Clapper and the Atlantic Group:
Pinchuk serves on the International Advisory Board of a Washington-based think tank called the Atlantic Council. This group is “connected to Ukrainian interests through its “Ukraine in Europe Initiative,” which is designed to galvanize international support for an independent Ukraine within secure borders whose people will determine their own future.” Also serving on the International Advisory Board of the Atlantic Council is James Clapper, who served as Obama’s Director of National Intelligence. Funnily enough, Bongino discovered that the Chief Technology Officer of “the only company that investigated the hacking of the DNC’s servers and quickly determined it was the Russians, is a nonresident senior fellow in cybersecurity” at the Atlantic Council. His name is Dmitri Alperovitch (owner of CrowdStrike).”
In July 2015, Google invested $100 million into Crowdstrike:
Google Capital, the two-year-old growth equity arm of search giant Google (GOOG), announced its first security investment on Monday morning.
The fund has pumped $100 million into cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike. It was joined by cloud computing company Rackspace (RAX), which is a customer, and the firm’s existing investors Accel and Warburg Pincus. The new infusion represents a Series C round for the Irvine, Calif.-based company, bringing its total funding raised to date to $156 million.
As for the claim that “Russia hacked the DNC emails,” there are a lot of holes in this claim, much of which TGP has reported.
There have been several individuals who previously shared they have sources that claim Crowdstrike never even examined the DNC servers.
After speaking w/ my @FBI sources & a @nytimes reporter with direct knowledge of the handling of the @DNC server it's true – there was no direct examination or physically custody of the DNC server – an "image" (i.e. copy) of the server was examined only: https://t.co/yDJKCYmUQC
— Tony Shaffer (@T_S_P_O_O_K_Y) May 12, 2019
It has also been revealed through the Roger Stone case that Crowdstrike gave the US government three “draft reports” on the so-called Russia hack that were full of redactions and the FBI was apparently satisfied with this. It was also reported that the DOJ never received unredacted copies of Crowdstrike’s reports:
I missed the previous DOJ filing, but this seems significant.
The DOJ informed the court it doesn't have the unredacted Crowdstrike reports. https://t.co/xJHC6ntroc
— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) June 15, 2019
The DNC's lawyer provided the Crowdstrike reports to the Govt. He said the redacted parts weren't relevant to the investigation.
The FBI never looked into it.
— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) June 15, 2019
Bill Binney, a former NSA whistleblower, previously reported that he has evidence that the DNC emails were not hacked but most likely copied on to a flashdrive or some other similar device.
NSA Whistleblower and longtime intelligence analyst Bill Binney on continuation of #RussiaGate fever: "The problem with the Mueller Report & the Rosenstein indictment is it's based on lies."
— Status Coup (@StatusCoup) June 3, 2019
TGP, who notes that Binney is “brilliant,” explains:
Binney has proof for his assertion but Crowdstrike and the DNC to date have provided no support that it was Russia who hacked the DNC.
Binney also claims that the Mueller gang wouldn’t even look at his data because they knew it would show something different than what they presented in their final bogus report (i.e. Mueller’s dossier as referred to by Devin Nunes).