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A bombshell report puts Joe Biden at the center of disturbing allegations that Democrats paid a tech company to hack servers at Trump Tower and the White House in order to spy on President Donald Trump.
The Biden campaign paid nearly $20,000 to a cybersecurity firm at the center of Special Counsel John Durham’s investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe, Free Beacon reports.
The company is called Neustar Information Services. Its chief technology officer, Rodney Joffe, is accused of accessing sensitive web traffic data that the company maintained on behalf of the White House executive office in order to collect “derogatory” information about 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.
So far, Sussmann has already been charged with lying to the FBI about his investigation of Trump.
There are serious questions about whether the Biden campaign’s payments to Joffe in 2020 continued this illegal spying on Trump in the most recent election.
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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.
It is unclear what Neustar executives knew of Joffe’s activities on behalf of the Clinton campaign.
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Durham alleges that Joffe and his associates “mined” the White House traffic data “for the purpose of gathering derogatory information about Donald Trump.” Joffe, who retired from Neustar in September, allegedly told associates that he was investigating Trump in order to please “VIPs” on the Clinton campaign. He also allegedly wanted a job in the Hillary Clinton administration.
Joffe and Neustar have not been named in court filings for the Sussmann case, but Joffe’s attorneys have confirmed his involvement in the matter to news outlets. Joffe has not been charged with wrongdoing. Neustar and Joffe’s lawyer did not respond to requests for comment. The White House referred the Washington Free Beacon to the Democratic National Committee for comment. The organization did not respond.
Trump responded to the allegations by calling it a scandal worse than Watergate.
Special Counsel John Durham has filed a motion that completely vindicates Trump. In 2017, Trump was mocked by the media when he claimed that his “wires” had been “tapped” at Trump Tower.
Trump responded, “The latest pleading from Special Counsel Robert Durham provides indisputable evidence that my campaign and presidency were spied on by operatives paid by the Hillary Clinton Campaign in an effort to develop a completely fabricated connection to Russia.”
“This is a scandal far greater in scope and magnitude than Watergate and those who were involved in and knew about this spying operation should be subject to criminal prosecution,” he continued.
“In a stronger period of time in our country, this crime would have been punishable by death. In addition, reparations should be paid to those in our country who have been damaged by this,” Trump said. “In addition, reparations should be paid to those in our country who have been damaged by this,” Trump concluded.
Durham’s motion on Feb. 11 names former Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussman, who has already been charged with making a false statement to a federal agent. He allegedly told then-FBI General Counsel James Baker in September 2016, less than two months before the 2016 presidential election, that he was not doing work “for any client.”
He requested and held a meeting in which he presented “purported data and ‘white papers’ that allegedly demonstrated a covert communications channel” between the Trump Organization and Alfa Bank, which has ties to the Kremlin.
In the new filing, Sussman allegedly “had assembled and conveyed the allegations to the FBI on behalf of at least two specific clients, including a technology executive (Tech Executive 1) at a U.S.-based internet company (Internet Company 1) and the Clinton campaign.”
The company executive, who is referred to as “Tech Executive 1,” is accused of “exploiting his access to non-public and/or proprietary Internet data,” the filing states.
“Tech Executive-1 also enlisted the assistance of researchers at a U.S.-based university who were receiving and analyzing large amounts of Internet data in connection with a pending federal government cybersecurity research contract.”
On behalf of the Clintons, Sussman is accused of working with numerous cyber researchers and employees at multiple internet companies to “assemble the purported data and white papers.”
“Tech Executive-1 tasked these researchers to mine Internet data to establish ‘an inference’ and ‘narrative’ tying then-candidate Trump to Russia,” Durham states. “In doing so, Tech Executive-1 indicated that he was seeking to please certain ‘VIPs,’ referring to individuals at Law Firm-1 and the Clinton campaign.”