*ACTUAL* FBI Report on “Russian Hacking” Does Not Show What Media Claim It Does

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Offline One Revelator

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Actual government report is now on Scribed. Link is in the article. Even Putin said that he had read this report when Megan Kelly grilled him about it.

I still remember the announcement of CIA "losing control" of its hacking tools back then. They reported that those tools were made to mimic Russian hackers.

The *ACTUAL* 2016 FBI Report on “Russian Hacking” Does Not Show What Media Claim It Does…
Posted on November 11, 2017 by sundance

Last year against the backdrop of President Obama’s sanctions announcement against Russia, we closely reviewed the “Russian Malicious Cyber Activity – Joint Analysis Report”. This December 2016 intelligence report (actual document below) is the report where the media talking points “17 intelligence agencies agreed” and the Russian “hacking of the election” began.

The report was released to coincide with President Obama kicking out Russian diplomats as punishment for the content therein.  Everyone talks about this report, yet almost no-one talking about it has actually read it.  WE HAVE.



President Obama’s administration released the ‘Joint Analysis Report’ which various politicians and media claimed to outline details of Russia’s involvement hacking into targeted data, computer systems, and political networks during the election.

Except it doesn’t.

Not even a little.



The “Russian Malicious Cyber Activity – Joint Analysis Report” (full pdf below) is pure nonsense. It outlines nothing more than vague and disingenuous typical hacking activity that is no more substantive than any other hacking report on any other foreign actor.

This report might as well be blaming Nigerian fraud phone solicitors for targeting U.S. phone numbers.  Just because your grandma didn’t actually win that Nigerian national lottery doesn’t mean the Nigerian government, or representative of the Nigerian government were targeting grandma.

This FBI report is, well, quite simply, pure nonsense, that’s why NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers refused to endorse it.

[…] “And then you hear it’s 17 agencies. Well, it’s three. And one is Brennan and one is whatever. I mean, give me a break. They’re political hacks.”

“So you look at it — I mean, you have Brennan, you have Clapper, and you have Comey. Comey is proven now to be a liar and he’s proven to be a leaker.”

“So you look at that, and you have President Putin very strongly, vehemently says he had nothing to do with that. Now, you’re not going to get into an argument. You’re going to start talking about Syria and the Ukraine.”

~ President Donald Trump


That quote was from President Trump yesterday and he’s entirely correct.  James Clapper (ODNI), John Brennan (CIA) and James Comey (FBI) were indeed political hacks.

The proof is in their own action:  ♦Remember CIA Director John Brennan got caught, and later apologized, for using his agency to spy on congress (SEE HERE), for political purposes.  ♦Then there’s the Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, who admitted to lying to congress (SEE HERE) for political purposes.  ♦Lastly, FBI Director James Comey who admitted to leaking his memo content to the New York Times for political purposes.

Their admitted behavior.

Their admitted use of their intelligence positions for political reasons.

Political hacks.

So it doesn’t really come as a shock that this FBI report is pure nonsense.  But don’t take my word for it, read it yourself.

Here’s the “report“:
https://www.scribd.com/document/335307016/FBI-Russian-Hacking-Report


What the report does well is using technical terminology to describe common cyber activity.  Example: “ATPT29” sounds looming, but really is Olaf, the imaginary round faced chubby guy probably working from his kitchen table; and “ATPT28” is his unemployed socially isolated buddy living in Mom’s basement down the street.  But when put into technical terms they sound more alarming…. more colluding or something.

This paragraph is priceless in it’s humorous and disingenuous gobble-speak:

Both groups have historically targeted government organizations, think tanks, universities, and corporations around the world. APT29 has been observed crafting targeted spearphishing campaigns leveraging web links to a malicious dropper; once executed, the code delivers Remote Access Tools (RATs) and evades detection using a range of techniques.

APT28 is known for leveraging domains that closely mimic those of targeted organizations and tricking potential victims into entering legitimate credentials. APT28 actors relied heavily on shortened URLs in their spearphishing email campaigns. Once APT28 and APT29 have access to victims, both groups exfiltrate and analyze information to gain intelligence value.

These groups use this information to craft highly targeted spearphishing campaigns. These actors set up operational infrastructure to obfuscate their source infrastructure, host domains and malware for targeting organizations, establish command and control nodes, and harvest credentials and other valuable information from their targets.


(*note the emphasis I placed in the quote)

All that nonsense is saying is a general explanation for how hacking, any hacking, is generally carried out. This entire FBI report is nothing more than a generalized, albeit techno-worded, explanation for how Nigerians, Indians, or in this case Russians, attempt to gain your email passwords etc., nothing more.

However, what was alarming to consider was how far the various radical political ideologues, and the media, were willing to go to create a straw-man crisis for political benefit.  Secondly how terribly diminished the integrity of the executive office of the U.S. presidency actually became amid this level of ridiculous propaganda.

There’s no doubt the intended outcome was to create internal confusion and begin selling a narrative to undermine the incoming President-elect Trump administration.  No-one expected him to win; Trump’s victory sent a shockwave through the DC system the professional political class were reacting to.

Trump was a threat, an existential threat to their entire livelihood, and Trump won.  Now the outgoing administration was in a state of panic; and the outlier co-dependent agents from that administration were similarly apoplectic with fear.

The outgoing administration needed to create something, some narrative, to block Trump from upending their entire political system.  They sold this ridiculous Russian Narrative to a gullible U.S. left-wing electorate, because the Obama administration -writ large- knew media would help them and millions of people who will buy into these fabrications.

Consider the December 2016 example from a Yahoo News article:

[…] The US intelligence community has concluded that a hack-and-release of Democratic Party and Clinton staff emails was designed to put Trump — a political neophyte who has praised Putin — into the Oval Office. (link)

There was, and still is, absolutely no evidence the DNC was “hacked” (WikiLeaks claims the information was an inside job of “leaking”), and even John Podesta admitted himself he was a victim of an ordinary “phishing” password change scam.

Does hacking exist, of course it does. Do hackers exist in every country connected by the internet, of course they do. Do state governments participate in hacking offense and defense, again – yes, of course they do. And yes, the FBI and U.S. intelligence community act purposefully against all participants they can catch.

But what does that reality have to do with allegations that hostile Russian hackers attempted to gain entry into the DNC or John Podesta?  Those were, and are, two entirely different issues which the Obama administration conflated simply for political and ideological purposes.

Here is an example of that conflated outcome… this is how the narrative was pitched. Again, consider the Yaho0 media paragraph (above) against the headline which accompanied the content:


It’s been almost a year, and to this date there is no-more evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 election than there was a year ago.  Well, other than some ridiculous claims about Russian bots on Twitter (that did nothing), purchased Facebook advertising (to help Clinton), and CNN claiming that Pokemon Go was part of the Russian conspiracy.

This is ridiculous.


There is no evidence, even from the origin of the Joint Analysis Report, that Russia had any involvement or influence whatsoever in the 2016 election.

Yet there is mounting evidence the Clinton campaign were creating a Russian Conspiracy Narrative to try and undermine candidate Trump – but it wouldn’t work because the Trump people kept refusing to participate in the set-up.

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/11/11/the-actual-2016-fbi-report-on-russian-hacking-does-not-show-what-media-claim-it-does/
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Downloadable pdf of the report:

Reference Number: JAR-16-20296A December 29, 2016

GRIZZLY STEPPE – Russian Malicious Cyber Activity


https://www.us-cert.gov/sites/default/files/publications/JAR_16-20296A_GRIZZLY%20STEPPE-2016-1229.pdf
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Thanks Jo. Too bad there's not a way to render it here on the forum.

Another thing I'm reminded of is this little diddy-doo. Also around that same time.

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Brothers Abid, Imran, and Jamal Awan were barred from computer networks at the House of Representatives Thursday, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned.

Three members of the intelligence panel and five members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs were among the dozens of members who employed the suspects on a shared basis. The two committees deal with many of the nation’s most sensitive issues, information and documents, including those related to the war on terrorism.

I really don't think there was a "hack" as much as a leak. And all that really did was expose DNC dirty deeds. Where's the "national security" threat? Maybe it was, and is more like a national fictional narrative threat to unaccountable awthoriteh.
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Clapper Confirms: "17 Intelligence Agencies" Russia Story Was False (He told the truth this time)

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2017/07/06/clapper_confirms_17_intelligence_agencies_russia_story_was_false.html

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Just to recap for the younger readers....

"17 intelligence agencies" was stated by Hillary and the MSM around the time of the debates. Backed by Biden and Obama hinting at “striking back” at Russia.

Then in December, there were a few quiet articles of intel agencies saying “We never said that”.

Then, around the inauguration, it picked up again to feverishly saturate the news coverage. Russia, Russia, Russia!



Which was followed by O'Keefe getting the MSM to admit that it's all a “nothingburger”. And Megan Kelly deep-sixing her own career.
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TRUMP TOLD THE TRUTH AND MSM HAD TO RETRACT THEIR FALSE CLAIMS

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Trump spoke the truth. The January intelligence-community assessment of Russian meddling stemmed from the findings of three agencies: the FBI, the CIA and the National Security Agency. It was published by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). Though the ODNI represents all of the various 17 intelligence agencies and elements in the U.S. government, not each one of those agencies contributed intelligence to the report. In testimony before Congress in May, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper put a point on the distinction: “As you know, the [assessment] was a coordinated product from three agencies: CIA, NSA and the FBI — not all 17 components of the intelligence community.” In either case, the conclusions were unanimous.

Trump criticizes media over alleged mind-meld of ‘17 intelligence agencies’ over Russia meddling
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/wp/2017/07/06/trump-criticizes-media-over-alleged-mind-meld-of-17-intelligence-agencies-over-russia-meddling/?utm_term=.f8c8ef58a1ca

https://www.dni.gov/files/documents/ICA_2017_01.pdf

New York Times Forced To Retract Longstanding Lie About Russian Hacking

https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/new-york-times-forced-to-retract-longstanding-lie-about-russian-hacking-aa3fedb191ac


A rather large New York Times correction
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/a-rather-large-new-york-times-correction/article/2627527
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Hear Hillary Lying for yourself! She loves “talking points” which are typically deceptive.

Trump Puppet and ignores 17 agencies research (Hillary is the real puppet)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLClM-RP048


WATCH Hillary lie about 17 intel agencies. NY Times and AP retracted their lies already

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfl-wijXB4I
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