It’s difficult not to get a sense of how corrupt our politics may be when taking in the details behind the special counsel John Durham’s report that Donald Trump was spied on both as a candidate and as a sitting president in the White House by a tech firm hired by the Hillary Clinton campaign — a story some see as the greatest political scandal in modern U.S. history.
That feeling is further buoyed when it’s learned that the Biden campaign employed the very same tech firm, Neustar Information Services — Durham alleges that the tech firm “mined” the White House traffic data “for the purpose of gathering derogatory information about Donald Trump.”
Couple that with the fact that Biden’s national security advisor Jake Sullivan was allegedly involved in misleading the FBI to launch an investigation of Trump for having links to the Kremlin, and you start to grasp just how deep the “Deep State” really is.
Holy moly! New Durham filing. Rodney Joffe and his buddies at Georgia Tech monitored Trump's internet traffic *while* he was President of the United States.https://t.co/NyT1bFvcRO pic.twitter.com/cbGh5k9oi2
— Hans Mahncke (@HansMahncke) February 12, 2022
“The Biden campaign paid nearly $20,000 to the cybersecurity firm at the center of Special Counsel John Durham’s investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe,” The Washington Free Beacon reported.
More from the Free Beacon:
The campaign paid Neustar Information Services in 2020 for accounting and compliance work, according to Federal Election Commission records. According to Durham, Neustar’s chief technology officer, Rodney Joffe, accessed sensitive web traffic data that the company maintained on behalf of the White House executive office in order to collect “derogatory” information about Donald Trump. Joffe allegedly provided the information to Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann, who in turn gave it to the CIA during a meeting in February 2017. Durham charged Sussmann in September with lying to the FBI about his investigation of Trump.
The Biden campaign’s payments raise questions about whether Joffe continued snooping on Trump in the most recent election. The Biden and Clinton campaigns are the only two presidential committees to have ever paid Neustar, according to Federal Election Commission records. Biden’s campaign paid Neustar $18,819 on Sept. 29, 2020, the records show. The Clinton campaign paid the firm $3,000 in May 2015 for mobile phone services. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee paid $3,000 to Neustar in 2017. Neustar executives and staffers contributed $17,906 to Biden’s campaign, FEC records show.
A spokesperson for Joffe disputed the allegations in a statement.
“Contrary to the allegations in this recent filing, Mr. Joffe is an apolitical internet security expert with decades of service to the U.S. Government who has never worked for a political party, and who legally provided access to DNS data obtained from a private client that separately was providing DNS services to the Executive Office of the President (EOP),” the statement said.
The spokesperson said that under the terms of his contract, “the data could be accessed to identify and analyze any security breaches or threats,” NBC News reported.
“As a result of the hacks of EOP and [Democratic National Committee] servers in 2015 and 2016, respectively, there were serious and legitimate national security concerns about Russian attempts to infiltrate the 2016 election,” the spokesperson said. “Upon identifying DNS queries from Russian-made Yota phones in proximity to the Trump campaign and the EOP, respected cyber-security researchers were deeply concerned about the anomalies they found in the data and prepared a report of their findings, which was subsequently shared with the CIA.”
Here’s a quick sampling of responses to the story from Twitter:
Why no charges for the tech firm?
— justaguy (@mpeterson140) February 15, 2022
Oooh, we’re getting there…..🍿🍿
— ClareU (@ClareU12) February 15, 2022
My first thought too. Jake spying on Biden and tattling back to Hillary? This corruption is mind boggling. Hillary is so paranoid she has full time forrupt spies around her at all times!
— AngeredWictorBabe (@td5300) February 15, 2022
I guess it won’t be long before Durham is shut down then
— Jimi Headstone (@Jimiheadstone) February 15, 2022
Are we getting closer to finding out how the 2020 election was fixed?
— Les Reed (@NewageReed) February 15, 2022
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