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(Greek: κρυπτεία / krupteía, from κρυπτός / kruptós, “hidden, secret things”)

Archive for October 2018

MAGABOMBER: Some Armchair Thoughts

As the day progressed yesterday with the news on Sirius XM on throughout, I listened as the details came in. A serial bomber had begun a terror campaign with pipe bombs that may or may not be inert but still serving the desire of creating terror. As the day progressed it became clearer that the targets (now 8 of them with DeNiro) all were people who had crossed paths with Donald Trump and had been attacked by him in rhetoric and name calling. While on the face of it the terror plot seems pretty clear per the narrative of the bomber (e.g. sending Trumps self pronounced enemies bombs) it may be too early to really say for sure what the motivation is, if there is any, politically or socially from the UNSUB here and this is a point everyone needs to understand. As the days progress and more details are given by the FBI we will get a better picture once the investigation becomes clearer. Until then though, here are some thoughts on the UNSUB and the plot given the details we have.

UNSUB Profile:

  • UNSUB is male (I don’t believe we have seen a female serial bomber yet)
  • UNSUB age likely to be in their 20’s to early 30’s
  • UNSUB in this plot is likely alone in this but more than one in a Folie A Deux cannot be discounted.
  • UNSUB is new to bomb making but has a history with fireworks and black powder uses
    • Crude PVC bombs
    • Materials were easy to get and work with (basic)
    • Trigger mechanism is still TBD but all bombs failed to trigger and detonate (by design or by mistake? As devices were live I am leaning towards mistake)
    • Bombs, while crude seem to try to emulate sophistication with timer device (trigger) but in the end are basic
  • Packages had excessive postage and have all the hallmarks of classic signs of parcel bombs (easily visually discernible as bombs)
  • Misspellings on labels show lack of attention to detail and likely flow into design flaw that led to bomb failures
  • Device construction (TBD) will determine the level of detail orientation of UNSUB and as time will tell may yield forensic evidence that could lead right to them (DNA/Prints)
  • UNSUB seems to be from the Tri-Sate area of NY given posting of packages and access to Soros home.

Motive Profile:

  • Victimology suggests political motives (Democrats and those who have angered Trump)
  • UNSUB use of Wasserman Shultz address fits profile of narrative by Qanon/MAGA accolytes of false flag operation by the Democrats (this had already been spun up but the use of the address leads to a higher probability of this being a motive)
  • UNSUB may be trying in their own way to intimidate Democrats and people who would vote for them in the midterms upcoming
    • IF we start seeing packages to polling places this will cement this line of thought.
  • UNSUB is doing this to feel some power that they lack in their lives
    • Target choices and political motivations on the face of this indicate that they idolize Trump
    • Imagery and target choices also indicate that they are conspiracy oriented individuals
    • Placement of the fist bomb in Soros mailbox indicates they see Soros as the head of the snake (this is a common Qanon/MAGA conspiracy plotline that Trump espouses)
    • UNSUB motivations other than political (personal) are to revel in the “spectacle by destruction” or in this case, with the failure of detonation, to cause chaos and sow conspiracy
      • Motive may become clearer if there are any communications from the UNSUB
      • UNSUB may feel compelled to speak online about motivation and or to cause more fear since detonation failures did not finish the plot as anticipated
    • UNSUB’s connection to Trump and feelings of loss of status, power, place lead to emulation of Trump and or feelings of outrage against those Trump attacks
      • This attention seeking may in fact lead to direct communication attempts with Trump in the past

As we get more information I guess we will see where my armchair profiling hits the mark or is way off. I personally do not buy that this is a “false flag” like so many with cognitive dissonance out there seem to be spewing. I can afford the following ideas however on that line of thinking:

  • IF this individual was groomed by someone to carry out these acts it may well have been a nation state actor doing so.
  • Use of these bombings will in fact be made by the RU and other actors as we have already seen on social media with the cacophony of narratives and meme’s to date.

I do not believe that this is a plot by a foreign nation though. No, this seems more your run of the mill unbalanced individual with issues who aligns themselves with Trump and MAGA and is acting out for their own desires. The actions so far show an individual without nuance and experience and I suspect they will be caught soon by the FBI/USSS because they were inattentive to details that will in the end lead investigators right to him

“Be safe out there kids”

K.

Written by Krypt3ia

2018/10/25 at 12:52

Posted in Profiling, UNSUB

What The Elena Alekseevna Khusayanova Complaint Doesn’t Say Is Important Too

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While the news cycles have been pundit filled bated breath hot takes on the complaint that was released this last week it is important to take some time and consider what was said as well as not said in this document filed on September 28th in the Eastern District of Virginia.  Project Lakhta ( Ла́хта проект ) was what the Russian’s code named the active measures campaign against the USA using social media that was based in St. Petersburg and basically the complaint takes direct aim at the bag woman of the project as a means to an end. Elena Alekseevna Khusayanova was the ostensible target of the charges but one has to ask themselves do we actually ever hope to see this accountant in a US court anytime? I am pretty sure the answer to this is no, so why did the government file these charges and now release them to the public?

My take away’s from this document are as follows:

  1. These charges are just a means to a greater end and may set up a line of argument or charges in the Mueller probe to come
  2. It is also a shot across the bow that the US knows that the project under a new name is still active as of April/May of 2018 of affecting the midterms
  3. That the US and or Five Eyes (FVEY) have compromised their operations and continue to have access
  4. Because access has been achieved we have ALL your documentation from 2014 on to today and we see you!
  5. We have been following the money and we know where you keep it!

So there you have some simple bullet points that I think boil it down for you simplistically. Of course the document also cites company names and they likely have a lot more data that they can you to interrupt the ongoing operations by the Russians but this is all implied for those who play these games in a simple charging document. Of course this seems to have to come from the courts and perhaps the Mueller probe from behind the scenes because the Trump admin is really not going to do anything to rock the boat right? This was a smart move on the part of the US government no matter how impotent it may look on the surface of things given that it is likely now that Elena will not travel to a country with extradition deals with the US if she is smart.

This document as well sets the stage for more to come later that will show in documented form (either intercepts or a cache of documents stolen or bought from their operations) that outline the money trails and company ties between Putin’s chef and all of this. In the future they can use the information for charges, or, to perhaps seize funds later on from the chef? That is an interesting notion as well, after all, it seems the primary way to get to Putin or his oligarchs is through their money right? I look forward to seeing future documents come out and or when Mueller drops his report after the midterms find all of this tied into the final documentation showing a connection between Putin, the chef, Elena, and the Lakhta Project all the way to the overtures to Trump.

…and of course Trump’s actively participating and then covering it up with obstruction of justice.

Keep your eye’s peeled.

K.

Written by Krypt3ia

2018/10/21 at 11:39

Posted in Active Measures

Ryan S. Lin: Cyber Stalking, VPN’s and Digital Forensics

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          October 6, 2017 Sketch by Jane Flavell Collins

 

A minion of mine was tasked with choosing a new story about INFOSEC this week to talk about in our weekly threat intel calls and chose a story about a cyber stalker who was in the news this month. Ryan S. Lin, a graduate of RPI, has been charged with numerous counts that involve everything from cyber stalking, to child pornography, to wire fraud. Lin plead guilty on October 6th and the story featured the affidavit by the FBI special agent who worked the case. This is a long and twisted tale of stalking a former roommate online that spiraled out to numerous people around that target individual as well. The psychological damage to the parties involved must be pretty bad and the whole affair is quite messed up, but, I wanted to share this all with you in the INFOSEC field because of the work the FBI and local PD in Waltham, Newton, and other areas that these events took place in. I also wanted to cover some of the OPSEC and psychology as well concerning this case and the old school detective work done by the FBI.

Full Story:

Ryan Lin, the stalker in this case, seems to have been a mentally disturbed individual showing signs of that instability going all the way back to his high school years in Connecticut. His abuse of people online and off seems to stem mostly from his inability to form real relationships with people and likely has some sort of personality disorder. However, this is no excuse for his actions and as yet I have yet to hear that in his intake into prison has there been any kind of psychological evaluation of him. If indeed he does not have some mental disorders, then we can just chalk his actions from his teens on in this regard as just a malignant personality with a bent on what seems to border on “incel” behavior.

In the case that brought him to court he was charged with cyber stalking and what that consisted of is the following;

  • He accessed his female roommates Macbook and her Google drive
  • He began a campaign of abuse online that included
    • Impersonation of the roommate sending lewd and threatening texts to family, friends, and coworkers
    • Creating multiple persona’s online to directly harass the roommate
    • Sending child pornography
    • Sending threatening texts (rape, gangbang, death threats)
    • Sending threatening texts (bomb threats) as the target roommate)
    • Sending messages alleging as the roommate that she killed people’s pets
    • Wire fraud accessing the roommate’s bank accounts and transferring funds

Lin used the usual means to try to cover his trail online in that he used TOR, VPN services, and anonymous text services as well as cutout accounts online created using all these tools. All of these efforts though only delayed his discovery as the assailant because in the end, his actions directly led the FBI to him outside of the technological means of covering up his tracks. It is quite clear when you read the affidavit by the special agent involved in the case, that Lin, for all his security measures, was incapable of being sagacious enough to leave real doubt that he was in fact the attacker.

  • Lin used the roommates diary, which was on the google drive accessible from her unsecured laptop to send direct commentary AS HIMSELF citing the diary which she had not shared with anyone
  • Lin was incapable of acting out about this roommate and seemed fixated on her while in the house they shared
  • Lin’s actions started once she refused to sell him pot after the first time she did ended up with him accosting her in her room at 3am out of his mind from drugs
  • Lin was incapable of separating his dual lives/actions online where he had dialog about the very same VPN services he used to carry out the attacks as well as taunt slyly about the ongoing spate of bomb threats ongoing in Waltham and Newton where he lived

It is my belief that Lin, a student of RPI and a computer programmer was mentally impaired enough to be unable to separate these activities from the rest of his online and offline life in a manner that befits what is called in criminal profiling as “A disorganized personality” which led to his downfall. Overall, the problems of OPSEC today that we in the community often talk about with regard to online actors can be clearly seen failing in this case. I have said many times in my blog and elsewhere that OPSEC always will fail because of human nature and in some cases that human nature (or un-diagnosed mental illness) will eventually give you up to the dogged investigator.

 

 

In the Lin case, it is important to note that it wasn’t JUST the evidence collection of IP addresses that led to Lin in the end but instead it was good old fashioned gumshoe interviews and forensics that did. When the FBI went to Lin’s employer after it became clear just from circumstantial evidence that he was a prime suspect they learned that he had just been let go. It seems that Lin had been acting strangely at work as well and when he was let go, he asked if he could log out of “personal accounts” on the laptop. The company declined that and then turned over the laptop to IT for re-image.

Now I know what you are thinking… It got re-imaged and game over right?

Nope.

The FBI was able to get the laptop either by warrant, or I think more likely, was just handed over after being asked by the employer. The laptop had indeed been re-imaged but FBI forensics was able to pull incriminating evidence from the slack space even afterwards. What they found was a number of data points that showed Lin had been using the corporate asset for his attacks on the roommate.

  • VPN software and traffic
  • Browser cache data
  • Logins/software for the anonymous texting service used in the threats (bomb threats too)

It was this evidence that was key that led the FBI to marry up this information along with his online posts on Twitter and Facebook as well as the VPN logs that led to his arrest. See kids, if you use a VPN there is a high chance that your raw IP is going to be logged to your VPN pool address for the times you were online and used as evidence. Many Anon’s seemed to have learned that lesson but I guess everyone has yet to catch up. Lin, a computer science grad from RPI thought he could hide his traces but even he was wrong.

Take heed those who want to do bad things because eventually you will screw up and you will be caught.

I suggest you all read the affidavit for more detail.

Lin affidavit

In closing I just wanted to share this with you all as a lessons learned and as an appreciation of the world of digital forensics. As someone who does forensics as part of my daily job, I have to tell you all it is one of the more interesting parts of my day. I do love uncovering evidence and creating narratives that lead to wrongdoers getting their come-uppins as they say. I also wanted to once again point out that there are many avenues to investigation that even someone as a digital forensics practitioner, can employ in their day to day. Consider the psychology of the actor and their patterns of behavior. Often times I have a portion of my mind that is working that angle as I work on a forensic image in cases.

What actions would this person take given what I have seen so far?

What are the motives?

How would I do things were I them?

All questions that should be asked when performing work like this. It may lead you to some answers that you can back up with forensic evidence. All of this plays out as well with Threat Intelligence as well and intelligence analysis. Look at the larger picture kids, just don’t get buried in the bits and bytes.

K.

Written by Krypt3ia

2018/10/13 at 14:16

The Widening Gyre: Putin’s Asset Sets Multinational Norms On Fire and Begets Global Negative Actions

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We are beginning to reap the whirlwind in the news cycle from the election of Trump and his breaking of norms that this country and the world have come to rely on. This is exactly what Putin wanted, a country in the midst of a political and social rift that takes our eye off the global ball and allows for negative actions to be carried out without sanction. We have seen Trump set the constitution on fire, the Judicial body of the United States, the Economic norms, and generally break up the balance of power in the world. This has allowed Putin to have greater freedom to act and in turn now others feel empowered.  China, North Korea, Syria, and most recently Saudi Arabia have taken actions that would in normal times, possibly not been acted on were the nations not at odds generally due to America’s abdication of its role.

Let’s cover some of the things going on…

RUSSIA:

Putin is still working the levers of power and in so doing he is still making moves on Ukraine all the while leveraging the problems in Syria as well. His actions are two fold, first to annex Ukraine altogether if he can. If he can’t then he will continue to fight with disinformation and active measures campaigns until he has more control over the area even if he cannot all out annex them back into Russia proper. Meanwhile, in Syria, Putin is leveraging Erdrogan and the battle there with da’esh to gain a foothold in the region and have a friendly dictator he can someday use as a proxy against others in the world.

Meanwhile, Putin keeps having his enemies killed off in interesting ways. The list has been topped off as of yesterday with an oligarch who ran afoul of him being found in a park choked to death by a dog leash.

…. A dog leash….

Now that is a metaphor huh? Putin will continue on liquidating his problems with impunity because the norms have all been broken because of Trump. The U.N. NATO, all of the normative bodies have been rebuffed by Trump and weakened. All that is lacking now is an assassination of a Putin enemy on American soil for his win to be complete. Putin pulled a master stroke in helping Trump win. Even so, don’t believe for a second that Putin isn’t also waiting to not only use Trump more, but if Trump begins to fail him he will continue to perform flyovers in our air space like he has been with the BEAR FOXTROTS over Alaska and likely will become more aggressive. I have yet to hear anything about SSN activity but be assured they are there… Waiting.

CHINA:

China has upped it’s espionage games since Trump started his little trade war with them. Recent events have shown a rise in hacking and phishing campaigns that had slowed down since the Xi and Obama agreement. That’s over now though and with the trade war heating things up, and rankles the core ideal of China to be an economic superpower, we are going to see not only more hacking and phishing with a side of theft of IP but also now classical espionage tradecraft to carry out the same goals. All of this will only escalate against the US as we move forward and likely set more things on fire by Trumps economic disaster plan.

MEANWHILE…. China feels empowered too because of all the fractiousness in the world’s governing bodies and has made the ex INTERPOL chief disappear while in China. Gee, China is now feeling like they can just disappear the head of an international investigative body.

Nice.

As all of this is going on we also have coincidentally, the arrest of an MSS asset in Belgium for economic espionage against the US aerospace community. Hmmmm gee, what a coincidence that this happens as the INTERPOL chief is disappeared. As you can see, and perhaps make the connections yourselves, it may be that the MSS is reacting to the impending arrest and or extradition of their asset by grabbing another as a warning?

Hmmm….

Yes, expect more to come out of China with the worsening of the trade wars as well as the eroding of the worlds norms on illegality.

Thanks Putin and Trump!

Oh yeah, and I forgot to mention the whole South China sea thing too…

 

SAUDI ARABIA:

Next up, Saudi Arabia seems to have lured a Washington Post reporter to Saudi only to kill and perhaps dismember him in an embassy there. Saudi has never before been as bold and I directly point toward the breaking of all the norms and groups for this action too. It’s been pretty blatant and I suspect there will be no sanction over this. I mean, look, it’s Saudi right? OPEC, oil? Not to mention that Trump was basically setting himself up to be their stooge since the beginning. Nope, nothing will come of this and now the Saudi’s have killed an Saudi journalist working for an American news org.

I also want to mention the whole glossy magazine that was put out by Trump’s friend David Pecker back last summer. What was this all about? Well, it seems that that was a PR move to make the house of Saud more accessible to the US consumer? Put another way, the new crown prince wanted to look progressive and hip and with the help of Pecker they tried real hard. It’s just that this mark was missed with this publication. In fact it only made an already wary populace start asking questions as to why this happened and what kind of conspiracy was afoot. Expect more to come out of this Saudi reporters death and it will likely not be pretty. If they get away with this, and I think they will, then expect Saudi to pull some more stunts in the future as the crown prince get’s more bold.

TRUMP REPUBLICANS:

Finally, the TRUMP party, I really don’t consider them Republicans anymore, will continue to push the limits of the nations norms and laws until they are just removed from power. The events around the recent SCOTUS nomination and confirmation of Kavanaugh are a clear example of how the Trump party is abusing their control over the house and senate to get whatever they want over what the governed wants. The Kavanaugh thing is just the most naked misuse of their power though to date and I am sure more will be coming once Trump replaces Sessions with a minion under his control. This will set the trifecta into play; DOJ under his control, SCOTUS under his control, and Mueller with a new target painted on his back.

I fully expect that when this happens the Russia investigation will be liquidated and the Trump party will lock arms and say that this is not a constitutional crisis. Of course then the DOJ will agree and SCOTUS will concur. It will all disappear at least legally right? This is Trump’s greatest desire and it seems more and more likely that this can happen because of the Kavanaugh ascension. An alternate timeline to this would be that Trump allows the investigation to finish but then has Kavanaugh in his pocket to be the deciding vote on whether or not a sitting president can be indicted.

Either way, it seems that if Trump can replace Sessions with a partisan minion, we are all doomed.

Even more worrying is the upcoming mid term elections. If the Trump party continues to be in contol, expect to look fondly at the times of outrage over Trump’s mild bad actions because he will feel empowered to do even more bad things if he has total control.

Once again, thanks Putin.

We are at a tipping point here and not just with regard to climate change kids.

K.

Written by Krypt3ia

2018/10/11 at 13:38

Bellingcat: OSINT Playing Games Where People Tend To Get Burned and Dead

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Recently there has been a lot of hubbub about Bellingcat pivoting from tracking military movements and downed planes to exposing GRU operatives who have carried out poisoning operations in the UK. Personally I have watched with a mix of trepidation and angst over what they have been doing recently with the liquidators they have fingered for the Skripal poisonings. I have mixed feelings on all this because while I think they may in fact be right, they could also be being used by their “sources” in Russia as well as possibly be used in future to their detriment by Russia and other nation state services for disinformation operations. Even worse, this group and their OSINT could in fact get in the way of real operations by those same services of friendly nations and could endanger themselves if not others in the field by dropping these bits of intel.

OSINT is a new flavor of the day in the information security world but it has been a long standing practice in certain circles in the other community. The difference here is that the OSINT carried out before was by trained individuals within the intelligence community and not put out for general consumption for the world at large. Today, we have Bellingcat dropping all kinds of data that may or may not be correct that is messing directly with operations by a rogue nation (Russia) and a dictator (Putin) that has no compunction about just killing off the people who oppose him enough to cause him heartburn. This is the big difference here and I just want Bellingcat to take that into account as they do what they seem to be doing with regard to GRU ops. As far as I know, the people who work for Bellingcat are not former intel community, maybe there are some, someone can let me know, but you have to consider that the majority of the people there are not spooks and might be out of their depth in this regard.

Additionally, I would like to reiterate that these discoveries could be actually disinformation provided to you all by services like the SVR to hurt the GRU too. In the world of espionage you are forced to live in the wilderness of mirrors kids. Intelligence analysis is a real art and I am just not so sure your carrying it out completely with these dumps on the GRU carefully considering that fact. Just please consider that you are being played now and if not now, you will be in the future to your detriment by nation state actors for their own goals. That said, please take everything some group gives you so handily, even if the data is in fact correct, as a possible dangle or disinformation operation before you just dump it to the BBC.

Lastly, let me just say again in rather plain language, playing this game can get you dead. Russia is at a point with Putin that they just don’t give a fuck and if you are in their way, and enough of a problem, they will destroy you or kill you. Just look at Sergei and his daughter! Or for that matter, look at Anna Politkovskaya, Alexander Litvinenko, and more than a few other impediments that Putin got rid of. It may not happen now, but I can assure you if you piss them off too much, you will get their unwanted attention.

Just a caution….

Oh, and while I am talking about deaths, it seems that a relative of one of the assassins has been perhaps made missing or killed in Russia as well. So, you all have to consider the possibilities of your hubris in what you do in the form of innocent collateral damage to others.

Just sayin…

K.

Written by Krypt3ia

2018/10/09 at 20:18

Posted in .gov, .mil, OSINT, Spooks

GRU OPSEC Sucks Because They Don’t Care

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Recently there have been more revelations on GRU active measures campaigns being halted, agents being PNG’d, and a naming and shaming of operatives lack of OPSEC in general. Many people have been debating the reasons why the GRU has been so messy in their operations allowing so much to be dug up on them as well as allow for the compromise of ongoing operations like the attacks on the Porton Down facility. I myself am tired of all the debate but I have had a good running back and forth with Horkos @WylieNewmark on the matter and the gist of it is this;

“The Russians don’t care.”

Basically the Russians now are the honey badger of all things spooks. Tradecraft it seems is not really all that necessary when your targets (the rest of the world) are impotent to do anything about your actions other than name and shame. It’s really that simple! Of course I could go into a long diatribe on how the Russians a la Putin have pushed the envelope so much, succeeding with the Trump win in 2016. Along with Trumps successive fragmentation of the norms that attempted to hold Russia in check, we now have a world where no one can do much of anything against Putin and have a meaningful negative impact on Russia.

But hey, why bother huh?

Look, here’s the deal, When the world comes up with a concerted means to stop Putin and or inflict damage upon him by stopping all his operations as well as put sanctions on him and Russia, nothing will change… Ok ok ok, since Bellingcat and others have been able to throw sunshine on operations and operatives maybe they will change their modus operandi some. In fact I would say the Dutch operations against them recently and their being put on the world stage (name and shame) will be the one thing that will likely make the GRU change tactics. That change will be to mind their OPSEC and do a better job at operations to not get caught out in the middle of them and stop them.

That’s it.

The tempo will be the same if not accelerated because Putin needs to keep the pressure on to fracture the geopolitical world to allow him to do what he wants.

Sow chaos.

So there you have it. That’s all I have to say on it. Don’t expect them to stop, expect them to get better at it and continue to carry on.

K.

 

PS… Another reason they don’t care? Most of the targets are soft targets. DNC? DCCC? Come on…. Fish in a barrel kids.

Written by Krypt3ia

2018/10/05 at 12:21

Posted in GRU

Domain Games: Confirmation Domains for Candidates and The One Who Made It To Confirmation

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With the hearing debacle over Kavanaugh I decided to do a little digging around and specifically about a domain I had heard of called confirmkavanaugh.com I had seen go by in a tweet. In looking at the domain creation and subsequent site that popped up on it after the announcement I became circumspect about the timing of its purchase. Once I began to really look into this it also made me question the timeline about the choice of Kavanaugh as the Trump admin would have us all understand it.

Timeline:

  • Early 2016 before Trump is even nominated McGahn comes up with a list for supreme court picks
  • May 2016 Trump provides a list of candidates for supreme court that does not include Kavanaugh presented to him by Heritage Foundation and Federalist Society
  • June 27th Justice Kennedy announces his retirement to be July 31st 2018
  • July 9th Trump announces Kavanaugh
  • September 4th 2018 confirmation hearings start
  • Today… Well you know the story.

Right, so this all begins back in 2016 before Trump is even nominated and Kav is on the list that McGahn provided. Ok, so there you have it, they were thinking of him and about 11 others back even before they were in power. This is a but presumptous I think but hey, they do have to have a plan right if they get into the White House. What then takes place though seems to telegraph that the choice had already been made by Trump way earlier than most of us might think as to who he was going to put forward as his choice. It turns out, that if you look at the domains bought for all the candidates for the Supreme court only one is carried through to have an actual site on it while another one has a redirect to another site and domain (no longer online) for a site named “TheTrumpCourt.com” which should scare the everloving shit out of us all.

Domain Data:

  • ConfirmKavanaugh.com —- Creation date February 8th 2017

The domain was created by proxy so we don’t have a direct line linking to the Trump org but it’s more than probable it was in fact them that set this up. That is unless it was Kavanaugh himself or lackeys and supporters thereof. Note the date though, this domain was bought in February of 2017 BEFORE the fact that Kennedy was retiring became a public fact. My question then is this, did Donny know that Kennedy was retiring before he announced it? Was foreknowledge of the retirement given to the White House or did they know something was going to happen because, maybe, they helped it happen? While Snopes official ruling on that is “unproven” this does not mean there is no fire to that smoke. I would say that the fact that this domain was started WAY before the fact that Kennedy retired, adds some mystery to the picture that maybe some others out there should look into further.

Still, that one niggling fact that the domain was bought and all set to go back in February as being just a proactive thing kinda bugs be. To be specific though, there was no list, there was no empty seat to fill, and more to the point, Kavanaugh wasn’t even on any list that Trump had mentioned or added him to until much later. So who set this up? Who had the foresight to set up the domain and make the plans for the site back in February of 2017? I decided then I should look into Trumps other pick, Niel Gorsuch.

In looking back over the other Trump nominee Niel Gorsuch, I also found that his domain was created back in 2016 and was lit up on February 3rd 2017. That’s right kids, February, that magical time when everyone knew there would be a supreme court for Trump to fill with conservatives. REMEMBER that this was not even at the time when it is reported that McGahn started his little list for Trump before he even got the nomination.

What’s the deal here?

 

 

Screenshot from 2018-10-01 09-23-16

But wait, it gets better… Dig this, after Trump nominates Kavanaugh someone decides to set up an anonymously owned domain named TheTrumpCourt.com which even the sound of it should scare you. The site is not live and I had to go to the Wayback Machine to get a copy of the front page (see below) perhaps whoever it was thought better of it or maybe they are just re-vamping it for after they get Kavanaugh in, if they manage to do so. But this is all just more interesting when you do a historical WHOIS on the site and see that the domain was created, wait for it… Wait….

February 10th 2017.

 

 

I suppose that this is just a coincidence eh? I mean maybe they saw the Gorusch thing and thought shit, let’s make a site about the TRUMP COURT! But, how would they know there was an opening to come? Rather presumptuous of them… Maybe it’s just their way, but it is interesting.

All in all, I am wondering just what is planning for a rainy day and what is a plan already in motion. Was Kavanaugh always the choice? Was he the choice after a certain time where perhaps he and Donny had a chat? Maybe some communications on how one would rule in their favor and then machinations on their nomination were put into action back in February way before his name even came up on the public radar as a candidate?

I leave it all up to you to decide. I just did the digging around in the WHOIS dirt.

K.

UPDATE:

Thanks to @z3dster for pointing out that the site is run by the JCN for Kav and others. It seems perhaps that they are the group that created the domain as well as are running the content. This though begs more questions on the timing of Kavanaugh’s being a candidate and where that idea came from.

The JCN is the Judicial Crisis Network (see link) that is a dark money PAC entity that seems to have been perhaps behind a lot of the machinations between themselves and the Federalist Society to get Kav on the ticket. There are two stories by the Wasington Post that I was unaware of that Zed shared with me asking much the same questions but not about the timing of the domains being bought and sites created.

Washpo 1

Washpo 2

Both concern the dark money and how Kav became the choice here. There is still fuckery afoot here but we have to now contend with the idea that there are other forces at work other than just those inside the White House on this nomination.

This all brings me back to something I tweeted earlier as well. These sites need to be made transparently but it seems since SCOTUS ruled on Citizens United we have no hope of that happening. Dark money and fuckery rule.

K.

Written by Krypt3ia

2018/10/01 at 13:21

Posted in FUCKERY