John DurhamJohn Durham Nearly $1 million spent on Durham investigation in first year Four questions that deserve answers at Guantanamo surveillance hearing Countering the ongoing Republican illusion MOREthe special adviser appointed by the former President TrumpDonald TrumpBlack voters are fleeing Biden en masse. Here’s why Biden’s Super Bowl prediction: Quarterback ‘loves’ Bengals, but GOP Senate nominee ‘tough to beat’ Rams to air ‘Let’s go Brandon’ ad during Super Bowl MORE to investigate the FBI’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, alleged in court that a tech official ‘exploited’ access to White House data to find damning information on Trump.
In a filing Friday, the Durham office said the executive, who is referred to in legal documents only as “Tech Executive-1” but has been identified in news reports as Rodney Joffe, used the company access to the government’s non-public domain name system. (DNS) through a pending cybersecurity contract as he analyzed alleged links between the Trump Organization and a Russian bank.
“Tech Executive-1’s employer, Internet Company-1, had come in to access and maintain dedicated servers for EOP as part of a sensitive deal in which it provided DNS resolution services to EOP” , wrote the Durham office, using an acronym for the President’s White House Executive Office.
“Tech Executive-1 and its associates exploited this arrangement by mining EOP DNS traffic and other data for the purpose of gathering derogatory information about Donald Trump.”
A lawyer representing Joffe did not immediately respond when asked to comment.
The filing came as part of Durham’s lawsuit against Michael Sussmann, a lawyer who represented Joffe and worked for the Democrats and hillary clintonHillary Diane Rodham Clinton Democrats furious as Trump documents rekindle Clinton email trauma Clinton hawks ‘But her emails’ hats after report on Trump documents Hillary Clinton to speak at convention New York Democrat MOREof the 2016 campaign, for a single count of making false statements to the FBI’s general counsel.
Sussmann is accused of falsely telling the FBI’s lead attorney in a 2016 meeting that he was not representing any clients when he presented data that researchers say could have linked Trump’s cases and Moscow-based Alfa Bank.
Sussmann pleaded not guilty and denied any wrongdoing. His lawyer did not immediately respond when asked for comment.
Neither Joffe nor the company he retired from in 2021, Neustar, have been accused of wrongdoing.
Sussmann was indicted in September last year, and prosecutors said at the time that the cybersecurity researcher he was representing benefited from access to servers at an executive office, but the documents indictment did not specify the government entity.
Durham alleged that Sussmann was presenting the evidence in coordination with the Clinton campaign. The FBI and the former special advocate Robert MüllerRobert (Bob) MuellerHardcore press promotes Rep. Adam Schiff’s book based on Russian fiction Senate Democrats urge Garland not to challenge court order to release Trump’s obstruction memo Why special counsel is needed guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG PLUS investigated alleged ties between Trump and the Russian bank and found there was not enough evidence to support it.
Trump, who expressed disappointment with Durham’s probe for not sufficiently undermining the 2016 FBI probe into his campaign, on Monday welcomed the special counsel’s new revelations and criticized the lack of attention media he received over the weekend.
“This shows how utterly corrupt and shameless the media is,” Trump said in a statement. “Can you imagine if the tables were turned and Republicans, especially President Donald Trump, got caught illegally spying on the President’s office? All hell would break loose and the electric chair would immediately come out of retirement. The good news is, not only is everyone talking about this atrocity against our Nation, but the press is refusing to even mention the major crime that took place.”
mark the meadowsMark MeadowsDemocrats furious as Trump documents rekindle Clinton email trauma These people were subpoenaed by Jan. 6 panel Trump, Jordan spoke for 10 minutes morning of Jan. 6 attack MORETrump’s former chief of staff, said in a tweet on Saturday: “They didn’t just spy on Donald Trump’s campaign. They spied on Donald Trump as the sitting President of the United States. All of this was even worse than we thought.”