The following articles were published by reputable news organizations, but for some reason the major TV news networks seem to be ignoring them and still talking instead about FBI Director James Comey’s email revelation.
Slate.com recently published a definitive article about how computer scientists trying to protect our election process stumbled across a server in Trump Towers dedicated only to secretly communicating with two servers belonging to Alpha Bank in Russia in what appears to be human speech. Putin has close ties with Alpha which is the largest bank in Russia. You may have heard stories about how the Russians under Putin’s direction have been communicating Trump campaign and furnishing campaign staffers with intelligence and in some cases assistance by releasing hacked emails. Well, it seems that traffic between the servers in question peaked during critical periods of the campaign.
When New York Times reporters started asking questions of Alpha Bank officials in Russia, the Trump computer was quickly shut down although the reporters had made no inquires of the Trump organization. A few days later the Trump server was up and running again with a new computer name and began almost immediately communicating again with the two servers in Russia with the Russian servers making the first contact. Computer experts say it would have been impossible for the Russian computers to find the Trump computer with its new name without Trump representatives giving Alpha the new server name by some other direct message like and email or a phone call. When Alpha representatives were asked more questions, the Trump server went permanently dark has not been in operation since.
The computer scientist commenting the logs of the activity between the two set of servers are among the best the world. Christopher Davis of the cybersecurity firm HYAS InfoSec Inc. was quoted in the article: “I’ve never seen a server set up like that.” In the world of computer experts, there’s no higher authority than Paul Vixie. Vixie wrote much of the software that makes the Internet work. After studying the logs of the activity between the two sets of servers, he concluded, “The parties were communicating in a secretive fashion. The operative word is secretive. This is more akin to what criminal syndicates do if they are putting together a project.”
The Slate article can be accessed on this link. Was a Trump Server Communicating With Russia?
It is a rather long article: You can find some of the more pertinent portions of the article quoted in this link: Trump Tower has a direct server connection to a Russia bank
These days every time Trump is on the stump he rages about Hillary Clinton’s email problems. However, it seems that when it comes to hiding and destroying email evidence Donald Trump is in a class by himself. Newsweek has an interesting article exposing Trump’s practices over many years of illegally destroying emails and other evidence which he had been ordered to produce by the judges presiding over the court cases in which he was involved. I am very familiar with the procedures enacted by major reputable corporations in cases such as these and they trouble they go though to preserve and turn over all requested documents as soon as possible. By comparison the Trump organizations act like Mafia bosses trying to avoid jail time.
The link to the Newsweek article is here: Donald Trump’s Companies Destroyed Emails in Defiance of Court Orders
Mother Jones has an article stating that a former spy who is an expert on Russian business leaders has provided the FBI with evidence of Trump’s extensive dealings with Russian oligarchs who have strong ties to Putin and the Russian Mafia. The documents this individual has turned over to the FBI indicates these Russians have been providing Trump with intelligence for five years. (See the server article above – it is one way they may have been communicating.) This former spy is apparently very reputable and he has worked with the FBI and US intelligence agencies on similar cases in the past. There is every indication that the FBI, which has asked for additional data from this individual, is investigating the relations between the Russians and the Trump campaign.
Here is the link for the Mother Jones article: Donald Trump’s Companies Destroyed Emails in Defiance of Court Order
Recently NBC published an article indicating that the FBI is making inquires about the former business relationships between the Russians and Paul Manafort, Trumps former campaign manager. This revelation comes from law enforcement and intelligence sources. I will let you read the article yourself, but what is commonly known is “Manafort was paid millions of dollars — $12.7 million in cash, according to The New York Times — for representing a pro-Russian politician in the Ukraine.”
Here is the link to the NBC article: FBI Making Inquiry Into Ex-Trump Campaign Manager’s Foreign Ties
People are voting as you are reading this and the TV news networks have been covering about the Comey story for at least 3 days now. Don’t you think it is well past time for these stories about Donald Trump to get equal coverage?