The available evidence calls into question the FBI's explanation for how its Trump-Russia conspiracy probe began. John Durham has already previewed that he will challenge it.
Excellent reporting and sourcing.
Top notch work as always, Aaron. The details you lay out in your articles always amaze me. It tells me you really are the perfect person to parse through all of the convoluted details of this clear malfeasance to cover-up Democratic party skullduggery during the Trump Presidency. The name "crossfire hurricane" does enlighten one to the real motivations behind investigating Trump. As the Democratic party truly saw him as a dangerous storm they had to deal with, no matter how much propaganda it took, or the lies that controlled the media for 4 years straight. My guess is now with the covid narrative dying, Trump hysteria will be rekindled once again. I am just glad we have the "Buzzsaw" to chop the msm narratives to pieces.
The technocrats are losing it and hopefully taking the failed attempt at technocratic totalitarianism with them. I write about technocratic totalitarianism here on substack, I'd would love to get feedback from a writer I truly respect, whether we agree or not.
Thanks for your work, Aaron. I can't wait to see you back on JD being witty as hell.
Reporting like this is what separates Aaron from anyone else, great work as always
Thanks for being so dedicated to finding the truth and being so damn good at it! :~)
Bravo Aaron for your high integrity, persistence and incredibly detailed research reporting.
I see multiple Pulitzer Prizes coming to you soon...
Aaron, your reporting on this issue has been truly awesome, thank you so much for all you've done. You've endured being smeared as a "Trumper" just for telling the truth. I reluctantly voted for Trump, I'm not a huge fan, but we should all care about this abuse, it's outrageous. Whether we like Trump or not, this behavior by the intel community is really dangerous and destructive.
@ Aaron Mate 👍🎯
Thanks for the update on what John Durham is up to in his relentless pursuit of FBI misfeasance; apparently exclusively focused on some form of political retaliation or retributive justice.🙄
Thom Williams (aka Ethan Allen☠)
Sadly, the Democrats have proven Trump to be correct. It was fake news and it was a hoax.
In watching the press struggle to portray DNS lookups described by Durham as benign activities involving generally available server data, please note a very significant technical exception. Durham says Joffe and his company somehow had commandeered DNS services for the EOP and Trump comms. With that access it is a very short leap to use DNS tunneling to access and exfiltrate all manner of data from the target network. Everything — emails, texts, documents — is available for surveillance. Control DNS services and you can tunnel past firewalls and all security. Perhaps that’s why Durham calls the Neustar arrangement “sensitive.” It damn sure is. Don’t let them blow smoke about benign lookups. This is an unbelievable development that exposes the security of our country to all sorts of nefarious outcomes. Tunneling is as old as the internet. https://www.paloaltonetworks.com/cyberpedia/what-is-dns-tunneling
Thank you Aaron for your excellent reporting. THIS is what real journalism is! The takeaway from this article is the US govt is massively corrupt at all levels. It is almost hopeless to fix as no matter WHO we vote for, these folks are still there!
When Mueller was investigating the Trump Administration, we had reams of stories speculating about what he was about to reveal. It seems that Aaron Maté here is following in that lamentable tradition. Of course, the Durham investigation might be much more significant than it has been so far. I'll believe it when I see it, thank you.
Whether a Trump supporter, Trump loather, or Trump indifferent-er, the Durham Report findings ought to make it obvious that we have seriously to challenge the "1930s Redux" narrative that has been pumped out obsessively across our political discourses. It's so obfuscating of where constitutionally dangerous developments truly come from. If this thought interests readers here, do check out this little article in The TransAtlantic.
"Enough With the 1930s Analogies! The Durham Report is in, and it's Sober Reading" – https://thetransatlantic.substack.com/p/durham-report-trump-russia-nazis-history?utm_source=profile&utm_medium=reader2
Left out: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/john-durham-michael-sussman-trial-donald-trump/
CBS news claims: "Witnesses called on Tuesday testified that Sussmann, who pleaded not guilty to the single count brought against him, was not involved in the collection or evaluation of the Alfa Bank data." This isn't true is it? Who testified to that? If they say someone said it, they should say who it is. Why isn't it even reported why they don't say who it was? If only.
Damn this is good shit