How low will Donald Trump slither in his quest to win The White House? His campaign is taking advantage of Russian propagandists’ effort to undermine Hillary Clinton’s historic campaign by despicably releasing sensitive emails from the DNC, according to new revelations from a research group known as ThreatConnect. Trump’s line of cheap garments are made in China, and he exploits Russian espionage to undermine American democracy. How patriotic of him, no?
ThreatConnect is a “platform used to gain tactical, operational, and strategic benefits that solve common cybersecurity challenges.” Individuals around the world have been working together and traced Guccifer 2.0, the “individual” who has claimed responsibility for the leaks, to an Internet server in Russia. While claiming to be a single entity from Romania, these new revelations make it far more likely that Guccifer 2.0 is actually a group of individuals working for the Russian government’s propaganda machine whose sole purpose is to alter perception that Moscow is behind the attacks on Clinton. Trump and Russian dictator Vladimir Putin are great friends, and all of this is not a coincidence.
Guccifer 2.0’s story does not stand up to technical scrutiny when the claim was made the DNC’s servers were hacked last Summer using an exploit which didn’t exist until several months after the hack transpired. Further, Guccifer 2.0 refused to speak in Romanian during an interview last month, lending further credence that “his” identity is a ruse.
Rich Barger, the chief intelligence officer for ThreatConnect, stated, “These are bureaucrats, not sophisticated hackers.” The report by ThreatConnect concluded, “It’s important to understand this one, enduring fact: Guccifer 2.0 is a censored platform for Moscow. His version of the “truth” is only what the Russian actors behind him want to share with you.”
The implications against this discovery are ominous toward what a Trump win might mean. The presidential election is 103 days away, and there are nefarious activities afoot that suggest Russian President Vladimir Putin thinks that he has a lot to gain by a Trump win. We must all now stand together against Trump or his brand of fear, violence, and hatred will become the new language of power in America. We cannot allow that to happen.
Lou Colagiovanni is an investigative journalist living in Las Vegas who specializes in politics and crime. His work has been highlighted all over the world and he is regularly featured on television and radio.