Did someone *intentionally* create a “digital fingerprint” leading from the Guccifer 2 hacking “admission” straight to the GRU?


- forensic misattribution (framing)
- ineptitude combined w/inexplicable goals (why search for something that doesn’t exist)?
- double agent?
Indictment - 41

>On or about June 15, 2016, the Conspirators logged into a Moscow-based server used & managed by Unit 74455 &, between 4:19 PM and 4:56 PM Moscow Standard Time, searched for certain words & phrases [e.g. "some hundreds of sheets", "mnpoxo naseernmfi nepenon"]

>Later that day, at 7:02 PM Moscow Standard Time, the online persona Guccifer 2.0 published its first post on a blog [containing phrases like "some hundreds of sheets", "mnpoxo naseernmfi nepenon"]

July 2018:

If the GRU operatives literally were G2 & fabricated the blog posts containing the sentinel phrases, what reason could they have to search for those words online, before the communication was even posted, thus creating a unique “fingerprint” that could be traced back to them?
What could they possibly hope to gain by searching for key, sentinel phrases that they themselves allegedly wrote under the pen name Guccifer 2, that they absolutely KNEW hadn’t been published yet because they themselves hadn’t published them?
This isn’t theoretical. Those search queries were unique enough that, when taken together, they constitute a fingerprint that can be used to establish authorship or at least foreknowledge.

That is exactly how they are being used in the indctiment.
Criminals, even well trained smart criminals, do dumb things.

But usually those stupid things serve some useful purpose or can be explained as a mistake being made in the execution of a crime.

What purpose does searching for phrases that have never been published serve?
Forensics misattribution is hacking 101. There is nothing sinister in and of itself in the CIA or other USG agencies having things like Marble Framework to cover their tracks and frame third parties. #Vault7

But we cannot pretend they don’t exist.
Given the unanswered questions we have about #SpyGate, #SethRich, the openly seditious machinations of USIC folks like Brennan, USIC saying they will “go nuclear” on Trump, “Insurance policies”, and all the rest, how confident can we be that the FBI investigated misattribution?
Did they *really* vigorously consider the possibility that:

- the hack & forensics trail were left by a hostile foreign (e.g., Ukraine? China?) or domestic (e.g., Brennan's goons?) third party to simulate horrible opsec (similar to Marble in the realm of malware authorship)
- a physically colocated Russian compromised by the CIA or a third party IC (e.g., China, Ukraine?) intentionally left the trail, feigning ineptitude (or even was one of the named GRU operatives)
- the Russians cyberwarfare guys had compromised Wikileaks infrastructure, traced the leak to its source, & were watching him draft the blog post, so started searched to see if it had been published anywhere
- generally speaking, in this whole Russia hacking saga, they seriously investigated the possibility that BOTH a hack AND a leak occurred, which would make sense of a LOT of the apparent contradictions in these stories
We all know how convenient the nicely wrapped "Russian hacking" narrative was for the deep state partisans in the USIC & their establishment overlords in DC who despised Trump and intended to “stop him” from being elected.
Do we believe they'd vigorously chase leads implicating a domestic malefactor (especially if someone at the top threatened them or told them it was necessary for national security?)

Do we really believe they'd vigorously chase leads implicating a Five Eyes nation or NATO ally?
Russia & the GRU are not our friends.

Like any other modern power, they constantly breach the systems of allies & enemies.

We do it too.

It’s not unbelievable that GRU hacked the Dems. What’s hard to believe is that they left the inexplicable fingerprint that served NO purpose
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