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I’ve been Hacked! Insulted, too.

Uploaded: Mar 15, 2019

I awoke this morning to an ominous-looking email – it announced that I’ve been hacked. Uh-oh.

Now, I consider myself to be a reasonably competent, naturalized netizen of-a-certain-age. Tech will never be second-nature to me as it is with my native-netizen adult offspring, or my precocious grand nephew, who could navigate his mother’s iPad toward favorite animations before he could explain what he was doing - roughly by the time he could walk.

Thus, it got my attention. I know enough to recognize that a sentence with ‘hack’ and ‘you‘ in close proximity cannot be good news. The email read:

“I created special program to the adult videos (porno) site and suppose you have enjoyed this site for a good time (think you understand what I want to say).” Yes, I think I do understand – especially after my hacker helpfully modified ‘adult’ with ‘porno’ – so that means we’re not talking about my streaming of Masterpiece Theatre, right? Got it.

And then, after wowing me with jargon (about ‘RDPs’ and ‘keyloggers’ and ‘dual-screen video’ – what, no ‘fours-on-the-floor?’), came a dark implication. Apparently, my new friend wanted me to understand that not only could he display an offending website he claimed I’d visited, but also any, uh, appreciation that have been simultaneously expressed, webcam-ably.

“What exactly must you do?” my guy continued. “Well, I believe 1000 USD is a reasonable amount of money for this very little secret.” Not wanting to dwell on the range of ‘secrets’ to which ‘very little’ might refer, I read on: “You’ll make payment by bitcoins,” he ordered, and included both his purported wallet address and a helpful link to a primer on virtual currencies. Failure to pay within 48 hours would mean “transfer of your video files to each of your contacts, including relatives, co-workers etcetera.”

Wait – a thousand bucks? In bitcoin, no less, which I understand to be well past its sell-by date. I considered counter-offering with Confederate States currency, but a measly thousand bucks?? I’ve heard of these plots extorting $5,000, $10,000 or more. Where does this guy get-off, trying pry loose only that meager much money (unless he really has seen my bank balances)? Is That All my entire reputation is worth?

So, what to do. This situation is a bit like those ‘naked selfie extortion’ incidents. I’ve sometimes pondered that the solution to them would be for Everybody to post one of themselves, thus ruining the market, and the eyesight of multitudes. But I doubt that a pre-emptive strike in this case would be worth the time and considerable effort needed to produce it.

The clock is ticking – only about forty-two hours or so before my life might change. This situation does ‘focus the mind’, even if it’s just a hypothetical exercise.* Should I at least play along – maybe paying something, and plead poverty for the remainder – negotiate my ransom with this terrorist? Probably not.

First, is his threat credible? He’d included just enough information to spark concern in a reasonable mind – sort of like how one’s astrological forecast may sound generally plausible. But there was a distinct lack of detail – no specifics, no linkage, nothing.

Further, if he indeed had access to my PWs, why not just clean me out? Surely, he could have arranged to withdraw funds in ways difficult to trace – and unannounced, to give himself a head start. It just doesn’t seem to hang together.

But is it dubious enough to potentially stake a life’s reputation on its being a fake? I think so. First, following through on the threat would take some effort – and for what? Once he acts, he loses whatever leverage he had, in return for nothing. More likely, he might write back and maybe raise the ante to some more respectable sum (please?).

But really – would anybody care? I’ve often heard from litigator colleagues that their operating assumption is that everybody’s browser history contains adult stuff unrelated to Season 3 of ‘Victoria’ on PBS. Any such video here would also have to be pretty tame, lame and distasteful – probably generating more general and specific sympathy for the victim, than outrage, prurience or even humor. Enough of us have been hacked in various ways that these things don’t matter much anymore, and at least this identity theft hasn’t cost me anything.

But still, I wonder: WWJBD? **

* It’s hypothetical for several reasons, not the least of which is that I long ago taped a paper scrap over the business end of my webcam. I had read that bored and/or unscrupulous Admins sometimes gain access to them – just to poke around where they’re not supposed to lurk. That was creepy enough to spur me to find some scotch tape. And as to other reasons, well, they are really not your business, eh?

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Comments

 +   4 people like this
Posted by Bill, a resident of Pleasanton Heights,
on Mar 15, 2019 at 3:30 pm

I got the same email, but they included one of my lower level passwords that they did indeed hack. It's a password I used on car and RV forums, where I had no personal info other than my email address, so I was not too concerned.

Still, I used our antivirus software to find my vulnerable passwords and then I updated everything to "strong" level. Now the antivirus fills in the fields for me. Crazy. Computers are getting so good and so fast at cracking passwords that you really can't rely on anything that makes sense, even if its long.


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Posted by Michael Austin, a resident of Pleasanton Meadows,
on Mar 15, 2019 at 7:04 pm

I was hacked few years ago, same time as Embarcadero Media was hacked. The criminal that hacked Embarcadero Media was arrested and prosecuted. Thou, I never did learn if he went to jail or not, or if he was punished monetarily or what?

When I was hacked, I was receiving tens of thousands of repeat emails from Embarcadero Media publishers and editors. So, I believed my hack was related to the Embarcadero Media hack.

I wrote a letter to the sitting judge explained my problems with this hack, I asked her to throw the book at this criminal.

It was necessary that I delete my entire data base, which included addresses, received emails and sent emails, it was nearly 30K emails, took several hours over several days to complete the task.

The FBI called me, there was two FBI guys, they introduced themselves, asked me questions for thirty minutes, I will keep their questions and my answers confidential for now.

Since that hack, I purchased Avast security software, it is loaded to blow up anyone attempting to hack me.

I wish to pass on a tip. When you are signed into an email account or other program/software you work with, never, never, click on the X in the top right corner of the screen to exit, always, always, sign out. Clicking on the X to exit, may leave the door ajar for the criminals out there, signing out, slams the door shut.


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Posted by David Fergenson, a resident of Alamo,
on Mar 15, 2019 at 8:47 pm

I received a similar email and did more or less what you did--ignore the sender and tell everyone so that everyone else will know that it's not true.

But I went one step further and looked up the Bitcoin transactions. At least in my case, the wallet that the hacker wanted me to deposit into had, along with two others, been feeding into a fourth. The total in that Bitcoin wallet was about US$2Billion. So this is a state level of revenue being collected.

I also backtracked the email to South Korea. So the state could possibly be North Korea.

This is all circumstantial evidence but it roughly fits with what I read on Ars Technica etc. about international hacking and extortion so I reported it to the FBI. I am realistic about the possibility that anything bad will ever happen to the hacker because of that but it seemed like the thing to do.


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Posted by Tom Cushing, a resident of Alamo,
on Mar 16, 2019 at 12:10 pm

Thanks guys. I do not intend to open anything, as I lack any way to sequester it - lest some hidden pestilence be inflicted on my hard drive. But I will report it to the FBI.


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Posted by Doug, a resident of Birdland,
on Mar 16, 2019 at 2:55 pm

The lack of specifics is a dead giveaway that they don't have anything on you. This porno blackmail scam is an old one. I read some local Internet forum in which an older woman in her 70's was laughing about how some scammer sent her an email threatening to expose her porno related viewing interests. Needless to say, the scammer completely mistargeted his intended victim.


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Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore,
on Mar 17, 2019 at 11:26 am

Everybody has been hacked...best to ignore most if not all of the treats, etc.

It's nothing more than show business. Shucks...it might even be a neighbor getting even for something?

I like to pretend that the CIA is hot on my trail, trying to extort $$$$$$$$$$, NOT TO WORRY!

REPORT THE HACKER ATTEMPT TO A LOCAL TV STATION, LIKEK 7 ON YOUR SIDE.


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Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore,
on Mar 17, 2019 at 11:29 am

Tom...it could be that nasty Kelly A. Conway trying to annoy you?


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Posted by Tom Cushing, a resident of Alamo,
on Mar 19, 2019 at 11:25 am

Well, I'm still here, reputation (such as it may be) intact.

BTW, Cholo - Ms. Conway needn't go to Any special trouble to annoy me - she succeeds mightily as it is. Her husband George, however, gives me hope for their progeny.


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Posted by tomas wilson, a resident of Bordeaux Estates,
on Mar 22, 2019 at 4:56 am

tomas wilson is a registered user.

What happened to the measures put in place to control this (Web Link). Did they even start.


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Posted by Mike G, a resident of Walnut Creek,
on Mar 22, 2019 at 9:36 pm

Well, well, well...

Bob Mueller expects no further indictments, Mr. Cushing. Care to retract your statement regarding the "noose" comment you made a few months back?




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Posted by Doug, a resident of Birdland,
on Mar 23, 2019 at 12:15 am

@Mike G

Don't you think that it would be a good idea for you to see what is written in the Mueller report before you start running victory laps so that you don't end up with egg on your face? Or do you think that the report couldn't possibly say anything critically damaging about Trump despite the fact that multiple Trump associates (e.g., George Papadopolos, Paul Manafort, Rick Gates, Michael Flynn, Michael Cohen, and Roger Stone) have been arrested, indicted, and pled guilty to felonies?


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Posted by Malcolm Hex, a resident of San Ramon,
on Mar 23, 2019 at 1:19 am

No new indictments planned Doug. More importantly, Mueller never recommenced any - which he could have done as special council.

And BTW, the “multiple" folk you speak of were never charged and convicted of crimes relating to Russian interference, collusion, whatever - which of course Cushing so desperately hoped for. Oh yes, Cushing so eagerly thought these folks would be all tied in to this collusion nonsense - and look what happened. Nada. If there were actual crimes committed by President Trump, that cat in the bag would have been let out a long time ago.

Mueller may have his suspicions - which may lend more light on what happened during Trump's campaign; however, the issue of obstruction of justice and collusion will be nothing more than a dream unimagined. On the other hand, the dream imagined has yolk all over Cushing face.


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Posted by Tom Cushing, a resident of Alamo,
on Mar 23, 2019 at 7:10 am

Yup - I should've pluralized "noose." My bad.


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Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore,
on Mar 23, 2019 at 8:46 am

Patience boys, patience!

It ain't over yet. There are multiple investigations in NY...new stuff will come to light.

It seems to me that a few of the above poster's are in need of an enema.

ta-ta


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Posted by Doug, a resident of Birdland,
on Mar 23, 2019 at 8:51 am

@Malcolm Hex

There's no doubt that there was collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. In fact Trump himself inadvertently admitted that his son colluded with Russians in a Trump tower meeting to get damaging information on Hillary, and not to discuss “Russian adoptions" as was originally claimed by Don, Junior. Michael Flynn also met with a Russian (a Russian ambassador, I think) to discuss the lifting of US sanctions against Russia after the election but while the previous President (Obama) was still in office, which is a clear no-no. That's not election collusion because it was after the election, but it's still collusion which is why Flynn lied about the meeting. We also find that there are Russian connections involving Trump's campaign manager Manafort. We also find that multiple Trump associates (Kushner, Flynn, and Sessions) omitted to mention all their Russian contacts and meetings on their federal security clearance questionnaire SF-86 forms.

I'm not a hard-line Democrat. I'm an independent voter who calls them as I see them and what I see here is a heck of a lot of activity in which many Trump associates are having illicit contacts with Russians AND lying about those contacts or conveniently “forgetting" to list the contacts and meetings on very important security questionnaire forms. I think that all real Americans should be concerned about what's going on here and insist on a full investigation. So I'm confused why so many conservatives wanted to block this investigation. As for Trump himself, I haven't seen any evidence that Trump himself was involved in colluding with Russians, but if that's so then he himself should have been fully cooperating with the investigation to clear himself because there's no doubt that a lot of people around him were involved in illicit meetings with Russians.


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Posted by Michael Austin, a resident of Pleasanton Meadows,
on Mar 23, 2019 at 9:31 am

The New York investigations and prosecutions will also include the Hillary emails.


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Posted by Malcolm Hex, a resident of San Ramon,
on Mar 23, 2019 at 10:53 am

Now, don't jump ahead Doug. Let's do this one by the numbers - you little social Dem you.

1. Mueller will not recommend any more indictments. Period.

2. Those individuals indicted we're not charged or convicted of treason, collusion, or conspiracy with the Russians. Stick to the facts Doug, Testimony and material evidence really do tell the tale.

3. You, and very civil I might add, suggested that I hold my tongue about the Mueller report. I would suggest you take a peep at Adam Schiff.

Old crazy eyes, who previously stated, "There is significant evidence of collusion involving the Trump campaign." He made this remark long before the Mueller report came out. I had my say based on what Mueller said. See the difference?

4. And finally... Doug, I was one conservative who wanted the investigation. Seriously, I did. I thought Mueller's investigation would be the only possible solution to stop the rumors from escalating. Silly me.

But I wonder... I wonder why you avoid shining light on the Uranian One deal, Clinton's email server, or the bias in the DOJ?

It works both ways bro; however, I believe you may be a tad more reasonable than what Steve - social Dem - Cushing scribes about.




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Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore,
on Mar 23, 2019 at 11:39 am

Who knows why anybody on planet earth cares whether or not Ms. Hillary's emails are noted by Mueller...duh

Hillary is waaaaaaaaay over! Bringing up Hillary is a way of diverting attention from the REALER CROOKS!

TOM...did you mean to say noose or niece?




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Posted by Resident, a resident of Laguna Oaks,
on Mar 24, 2019 at 7:52 pm

From the DoJ letter to Congress today:

“The Special Counsel's investigation did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election."

I think someone at the White House will be having 3 scoops tonight.

Gonna be a long second term, eh dems?


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Posted by Doug, a resident of Birdland,
on Mar 24, 2019 at 8:22 pm

@Resident :"I think someone at the White House will be having 3 scoops tonight"

Yeah, Hey, that's great that only six Trump associates are going to federal prison due to felonies uncovered during the Mueller investigation. Congrats!


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Posted by Malcolm Hex, a resident of San Ramon,
on Mar 24, 2019 at 8:24 pm

Hey Resident, let me add in our delight...

Got this from CNN and not Fox (don't want to show any bias :-)

Justice Department Summary of Mueller Report:

The Special Counsel's investigation did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election. As the report states: "[T]he investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities."

Hey Cushing, I thought you said the noose was tightening around Trump in reference to the Russian investigation? No? Let me just say this - in Russian: Ty glupets.


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Posted by Malcolm Hex, a resident of San Ramon,
on Mar 24, 2019 at 8:58 pm

Yeah Doug, congrates!!! And not one of the felonies committed by the "Trump associates" had anything to do with treason, collusion, or conspiracy.

You lost. Move on.


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Posted by Doug, a resident of Birdland,
on Mar 24, 2019 at 9:21 pm

@Malcolm Hex :"And not one of the felonies committed by the "Trump associates" had anything to do with treason, collusion, or conspiracy."

Actually, Rick Gates pled guilty to a conspiracy charge. As for collusion, as has been pointed out many times before, collusion in itself is not a crime. It's things related to collusion which are crimes. You know, things like making false statements to the FBI ( Papadopoulos, Flynn), bank and tax fraud (Manafort, Cohen), witness tampering (Manafort, Stone), obstruction of justice (Manafort, Stone), etc..

Yup, Trump is definitely coming out of this smelling like roses.


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Posted by Malcolm Hex, a resident of San Ramon,
on Mar 24, 2019 at 9:43 pm

Poor Doug. So desperate in your attempt to squash the moment. Remember Douglas:

[T]he investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities."

You Social Dems screamed over and over that Trump was guilty - including you - I might add.

Instead, you should rejoice over the FACT that your president is guilty of no crime(s).

Spilt tears adds years Doug. Be happy.


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Posted by Scott Nash, a resident of another community,
on Mar 24, 2019 at 9:52 pm

Hey Doug, I don't particularly care for Trump; however, this was a two year investigation that produced zero results regarding his alleged involvement with the Russians.

Sorry to say, but you sound like a spoiled child that did not get his way. Get over it.


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Posted by Doug, a resident of Birdland,
on Mar 24, 2019 at 9:53 pm

@Malcolm Hex :"You Social Dems screamed over and over that Trump was guilty - including you - I might add.“

I don't often directly call people liars, but for you I'll make an exception: You are a liar.

Provide a quote by me including the thread where I wrote that Trump was guilty of “treason, collusion, or conspiracy". Otherwise, prepare yourself to accept the new title that I will have for you.


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Posted by Doug, a resident of Birdland,
on Mar 24, 2019 at 10:02 pm

@Scott Nash

Your display your ignorance even more brazenly than Malcolm Hex does. The main focus of Mueller's investigation was not Trump's “alleged involvement with the Russians". Go look up the memo which authorized Mueller's investigation and described it's purpose and scope. Don't waste my time again.


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Posted by Malcolm Hex, a resident of San Ramon,
on Mar 24, 2019 at 10:12 pm

Hi Doug, looks to me like you have a problem telling the truth: You just admitted the following information. look what you said in post #15 - your post:

"There's no doubt that there was collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia".

The AG Report said the following:

The Special Counsel's investigation did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election. As the report states: "[T]he investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities."

Before you call someone a liar, Doug, you might want to have your facts straight. Did you not read the AG Report? Doug?


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Posted by Doug, a resident of Birdland,
on Mar 24, 2019 at 10:16 pm

@Malcolm Hex

I wrote “the Trump campaign", not Donald Trump personally.

You wrote (this is a direct quote by you):
“You Social Dems screamed over and over that Trump was guilty - including you - I might add.“

So that's all you have, Malcolm the Liar?


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Posted by Malcolm Hex, a resident of San Ramon,
on Mar 24, 2019 at 10:23 pm

Trump was part of the campaign, Doug. It was his campaign, if I may be so bold to add, Doug.

It's really a shame that when someone loses an argument, they respond by name calling. That's okay, the truth is in the AG report - which is all that counts. Not that it matters to Doug.


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Posted by Doug, a resident of Birdland,
on Mar 24, 2019 at 10:28 pm

@Malcolm Hex the Liar : “Trump was part of the campaign, Doug. It was his campaign, if I may be so bold to add, Doug."

Don't play stupid with me, Malcolm the Liar. Everyone who has been following this story knows the difference and important, essential distinction between a member (or members) of Trump's campaign involved in wrongdoing (in this case, Don, Jr) and Trump himself being involved in wrongdoing.


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Posted by Jill, a resident of Danville,
on Mar 24, 2019 at 10:34 pm

Doug, give it a rest. You're anger management just hit it's peak.


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Posted by Malcolm Hex, a resident of San Ramon,
on Mar 24, 2019 at 10:40 pm

Trump was involved in wrongdoing? I thought the the AG Report already covered that?

What wrongdoing are you talking about? Hmm?


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Posted by Doug, a resident of Birdland,
on Mar 24, 2019 at 10:43 pm

@Malcolm the Lair

Decided to double down on “stupid", I see.
Have a good night, Malcolm the Liar.


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Posted by Malcolm Hex, a resident of San Ramon,
on Mar 24, 2019 at 10:50 pm

Good night Doug. May the AG Report fill you with happy thoughts in the morning.


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Posted by Doug, a resident of Birdland,
on Mar 24, 2019 at 10:53 pm

@Jill : "You're [sic] anger management just hit it's [sic] peak."

You attempted to write a simple sentence which has not just one but two simple grammatical errors, and then even after correcting for those errors the sentence still doesn't make sense. I guess that standards for amateur internet forum psychiatrists must have really slipped lately.


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Posted by Malcolm Hex, a resident of San Ramon,
on Mar 24, 2019 at 11:25 pm

Doug reminded me of an interview between Rep. Eric Swalwell and Host Margaret Hoover from PBS. Here is a snippet:

(Web Link)

PBS/Hoover: “At what point do you draw the line and not accuse the president of the United States without any evidence of being an agent of Russia?"

Rep. Swalwell: “Yeah. He's betrayed our country, and I don't say that lightly. I worked as a prosecutor for seven years, and I..."

PBS/Hoover: “But betraying the country " By the way, we want evidence before you say that, but you said an agent of Russia."

Rep. Swalwell: “Yeah. He works on their behalf. Since he met with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki in July, where he took the interpreter's notes or hasn't told any U.S. official what they discussed, he has taken us out of Syria, which is a top priority of Russia. He sought to diminish or pull out the U.S. from NATO. And he's easing sanctions on Vladimir Putin's friends, who are under investigation...

PBS/Hoover: “But, he did pass sanctions against Russia. He has armed the Ukraine. He has killed 200 Russians in Syria. I mean, those aren't the actions of an agent of Russia, either."

Rep. Swalwell: “He signed, I think, you know, begrudgingly, sanctions against Russia after Congress and people expressed concern and he got backed into it. But as soon as he could, he has pulled those away."

PBS/Hoover: “What makes him an agent of Russia, though?"

Rep. Swalwell: “During the campaign, the Russians were offering " And we saw this in our investigation, and free-press reporting showed this. They were offering their assistance to help him. They were reaching out, you know, whether it was the Trump Tower meeting, whether it was, you know, the number of subject-line e-mails we saw that said, you know, ‘Russia, Putin, Trump " let's connect them,' whether it was trying to build a Trump Tower, and Felix Sater, a Russian-American who worked for President Trump saying, ‘If we connect Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, we can engineer this and make our boy president.'

“He never turned down those offers. In fact, after it was revealed that the Russians were attacking our democracy, he went to a press conference and said, ‘Russia, keep doing it,' essentially."

PBS/Hoover: “We're familiar with that sequence of events."

Rep. Swawell: “And that's evidence. That's evidence."

PBS/Hoover: “No, but as a prosecutor, that wouldn't be evidence in court. I mean, as a prosecutor, you know the difference between hard evidence and circumstantial evidence."

Rep. Swalwell: “I think an admission by a defendant is the most powerful evidence, and saying " asking somebody to continue to commit a crime, after they've already committed a crime " I mean, that is eagerness to collude. I don't know what else to call it. And then I think you have consciousness of guilt by all of these follow-up cover-up actions.

“Again, people only tell someone else to lie, people only lie themselves, people only obstruct justice if they're afraid of what the underlying truth would reveal."

PBS/Hoover: “I'm still not hearing the evidence that he's an agent of Russia."

Rep. Swalwell: “Yeah, I think it's pretty clear. It's almost hiding in plain sight."


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Posted by granny horror game online, a resident of Diablo,
on Mar 25, 2019 at 4:01 am

granny horror game online is a registered user.

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Posted by Sue Thayer, a resident of Birdland,
on Mar 25, 2019 at 6:56 am

Sue Thayer is a registered user.

So, let's see if I can give you boys a football analogy to show how silly you look: it's barely the end of the first quarter by your reckoning, your team just recovered its own fumble in its own territory ... and you're jumping around celebrating like you've won the game.

I understand that it's a great relief of pent-up energy, but is premature elation a routine problem with you fellas? I hear there's therapies for that.


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Posted by Resident, a resident of Laguna Oaks,
on Mar 25, 2019 at 8:03 am

Sue Thayer,

Easily one of the worst analogies anyone could think up.

Try this one instead: Democrats attempted a 99 yard field goal which was blocked by Trump and WILL (future tense) be run in for a quick score.

They tried a soft-coup based on the flimsiest evidence and it failed spectacularly. Now it will be up to Huber in Utah, and Horowitz in DC to figure out the rest of the conspiracy. It's already happening as we speak.

It is well known that Trump is vindictive and in this case I hope he is x100. Media, Bureaucrats, Democrats and Republicans who participated (yes, I'm looking at you Paul Ryan) need to be exposed and prosecuted if they broke any laws.

What surprises me is how not one leak occurred during the last couple of years. Mueller was vocal when he needed to be, especially to debunk media hysteria, but otherwise nothing. I believe Huber and Horowitz are on the same path.

Notice how all the top people from the Obama Admin have been quiet lately? Let's see who's the first to break their silence and draw attention to themselves.

Calling John Brennan...


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Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore,
on Mar 25, 2019 at 9:21 am

A few pages released to the public does not mean vindication...tee hee

More reports will eventually be made public, then perhaps some of you Trumpettes will be more informed. It's takes tons of patience to wait and it's way easy to follow the conclusions that you view on the hannity.

In the meantime, may I recommend that most of your dine out on a yummy lunch of steamed pork chops 'n raisins...gotta take my boys for a walk before it rains!!!


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Posted by Resident, a resident of Laguna Oaks,
on Mar 25, 2019 at 9:26 am

John Brennan on MSNBC:

"Well, I don't know if I received bad information but I think I suspected there was more than there actually was. I am relieved that it's been determined there was not a criminal conspiracy with the Russian government over our election."

Former CIA DIRECTOR doesn't know if he received bad information.

Let that sink in.

Thank God his security clearance was taken away.


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Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore,
on Mar 25, 2019 at 9:37 am

GOD? GROW UP!

While a few Trumpettes are educating the planet about somebody's innocence...take a long look at this re: Rafi Eitan

Web Link

Rafi Eitan was a great man and that I RESPECT! Thank You!


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Posted by Malcolm Hex, a resident of San Ramon,
on Mar 25, 2019 at 9:50 am

Yeah Sue Thayer, in your case it is called ignorance is bliss.


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Posted by Sue Thayer , a resident of Birdland,
on Mar 25, 2019 at 10:23 am

Sue Thayer is a registered user.

Like I said, you look silly and sillier.

But here you go - the ad says something about helping those who are "getting to the end zone too soon." Web Link Good luck!


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Posted by Resident, a resident of Laguna Oaks,
on Mar 25, 2019 at 10:27 am

All those politicians - Schiff, Pelosi, Nadler...etc - along with their media accomplices lied to the American citizens. 50% of those citizens bought the lie hook line and sinker.

Either you believed the hoax, in which case that makes you look less-than-smart, or you never believed the hoax but went along because it was politically damaging to the President, in which case you look like a traitor.


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Posted by Malcolm Hex, a resident of San Ramon,
on Mar 25, 2019 at 10:49 am

Well, well, well...

Big mouth lawyer, a Mr. Michael Avenatti, charged with extortion. Oh my, imagine that!

But why stop here in the world of big mouth news, eh? After all, Nadler and Avenatti have one thing thing in common - their mouths.

Yes sir, the chickens are coming home to roost.


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Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore,
on Mar 25, 2019 at 11:30 am

Mueller investigated: Web Link

How do you like them apples?


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Posted by Hacked Again???, a resident of Happy Valley,
on Mar 25, 2019 at 11:40 am

Hey Tom -

From the looks of the comments that have absolutely nothing to do with being hacked, you've been hacked again!!

Good to see you back with your Blog.


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Posted by Tom Cushing , a resident of Alamo,
on Mar 25, 2019 at 12:40 pm

Hey Hacked: Thanks for the kind words.

Yeah, it seems to be about five people in the whole valley, slinging the old organics. It's all happened since the blog dropped-out of the rotation. I suppose I could close it down, but they just seem so overjoyed that ol' DiJiTs got a temporary stay-out-of-jail card, I think it would be cruel to call curfew on their giddy private celebration.


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Posted by Resident, a resident of Laguna Oaks,
on Mar 25, 2019 at 2:21 pm

"...so overjoyed that ol' DiJiTs got a temporary stay-out-of-jail card..."

Yes, in fact we are "overjoyed", but not for the reason you speculate.

We are overjoyed by winning. And not just mere winning, but completely demolishing the upper tiers of the corrupt DoJ and FBI bureaucracy, major media and - coming next - democrat politicians.

You haven't seen the last of this. There will be a reckoning.

Until then, I and many others will be content to remind you how "overjoyed" we are to be winning...every single day.







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Posted by Malcolm Hex, a resident of San Ramon,
on Mar 25, 2019 at 2:50 pm

Maxine Watters:

"Here you have a president who I can tell you and guarantee you is in collusion with the Russians to undermine our democracy. Here you have a president that has obstructed justice. And here you have a president that lies every day," Waters said, as reported by The Washington Examiner. She guarantees there was collusion?

Rep. Swalwell:

“Yeah. He works on their (Russians) behalf. Since he met with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki in July, where he took the interpreter's notes or hasn't told any U.S. official what they discussed, he has taken us out of Syria, which is a top priority of Russia. He sought to diminish or pull out the U.S." The president works for the Russians?

Beto O' Rourke:

“You have a president who, in my opinion, beyond the shadow of a doubt, sought to"however ham-handedly"collude with the Russian government, a foreign power, to undermine and influence our elections." Beyond a shadow of a doubt?





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Posted by Tom Cushing, a resident of Alamo,
on Mar 25, 2019 at 3:01 pm

Thanks, Resident. I will alert my spam folder to expect your onslaught.


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Posted by Resident, a resident of Laguna Oaks,
on Mar 26, 2019 at 1:24 pm

The DoJ just sided with a recent district court ruling that Obamacare is unconstitutional.

The DoD just announced that it will free up $1 billion for use in constructing a border wall.

Congress failed to override a Veto for Trumps emergency declaration.

Will the winning ever stop?!



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Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore,
on Mar 26, 2019 at 2:06 pm

1 Billion/Article from NPR:

Web Link


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Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore,
on Mar 26, 2019 at 2:20 pm

Bryan Fair, Law Professor

Web Link

The fight for Obamacare is on the table. It will be a bitter brawl.

The people will win!


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Posted by Doug, a resident of Birdland,
on Mar 26, 2019 at 2:34 pm

@Resident: "The DoJ just sided with a recent district court ruling that Obamacare is unconstitutional. "

I'm very surprised that Trump is really going after Obamacare. He's much more courageous than I thought.


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Posted by Resident, a resident of Laguna Oaks,
on Mar 26, 2019 at 2:38 pm

Congress already repealed the Individual Mandate. Obamacare was dead at that point and that is why the court ruled the way they did.

Another campaign promise fulfilled.


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Posted by Malcolm Hex, a resident of San Ramon,
on Mar 26, 2019 at 2:59 pm

Oh, so now Angry Doug is praising Trump. He said Trump is much more courageous than he thought? I have to laugh.

After Doug's previous meltdown, one would think Doug would chill knowing the two year long investigation is over.

Hey Res, don't let Angry Doug fool you. He's as angry as Michael Avenatti.


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Posted by Doug, a resident of Birdland,
on Mar 26, 2019 at 3:21 pm

Malcolm Hex the Liar: "Oh, so now Angry Doug is praising Trump."

LOL! You are so obtuse!


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Posted by Malcolm Hex, a resident of San Ramon,
on Mar 26, 2019 at 6:32 pm

Angry Doug lied again. What is it with this guy?

Angry Doug said:

"He's (Trump) much more courageous than I thought."

Apparently Angry Doug does not believe his own words.


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Posted by Doug, a resident of Birdland,
on Mar 26, 2019 at 6:54 pm

Well, this has certainly been very illuminating.


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Posted by Malcolm Hex, a resident of San Ramon,
on Mar 26, 2019 at 8:36 pm

Good. Honesty truly is the best.


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Posted by Doug, a resident of Birdland,
on Mar 27, 2019 at 7:37 am

Donald Trump (via Twitter, 9:58am, Mar. 26, 2019): “The Republican Party will become ‘The Party of Health Care!' “

Wow! Trump is on a roll! There's no stopping this guy!


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Posted by Malcolm Hex, a resident of San Ramon,
on Mar 27, 2019 at 10:14 am

Angry Doug still upset that he was outed. Hey, there is this guy on CNN named Cuomo who still believes there was collusion. Angry Doug and Chris Cuomo would get along great.

Remember Doug, you said:

"There's no doubt that there was collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia."

Where is your proof Cuomo? Uh, I mean Doug? I suggest you read the report. There is a nice little sentence in there. But here let me help you out.

In this section of the report: Russian Interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Elections - it sayeth (word for word) -

THE INVESTIGATION DID NOT ESTABLISH THAT MEMBERS OF THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN CONSPIRED OR COORDINATED WITH THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT IN ITS ELECTION INTERFERENCE ACTIVITIES.

Looks to me Doug like you have a bunch of yolk on your face.


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Posted by Doug, a resident of Birdland,
on Mar 27, 2019 at 10:40 am

Malcolm, calm down. Let's just be happy that over the past week that justice was served and two falsely accused men - Donald Trump and Jussie Smollett - were cleared of any wrongdoing by authorities.


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