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Carolina Conspiracy: Jack Posobiec and the Fakes that Forced Comey’s Hand

Editor’s Note:

In order not to slow the narrative of this report, I have put an important caveat at the bottom of this story concerning both the innocence of the real adult woman whose name Russia used in these profiles, who was almost 17 when Weiner’s crime was committed, and the presumably separate then 15 year old girl in the New York case whose name is sealed. I have no firm intelligence on the identity of Weiner’s 15 year old victim.

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The Carolina Conspiracy: Jack Posobiec, Kirstin Winfree, and the fake “Miranda Crowley”

On May 18th, an Air Force One Group Gulfstream GV landed at Charlotte, North Carolina. This is the kind of plane that normally transports Cabinet members. It is not known who was on the plane.

On May 20th, Anthony Weiner pled to a count of sexting with a girl who had not obtained 16 years old at the time of the offense.

On May 22nd, the Hill reprinted a story from WhoWhatWhy.com to following effect:

The teenage girl who had exchanged sexually explicit text messages with former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) lied about her age and political motivations to harm Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, according to a report by the investigative news site WhoWhatWhy.

In a report published Monday, the website said the girl who exchanged the messages with Weiner was closer to 17 and not 15, as initial reports said. That also puts her above the age of consent in North Carolina, which is 16.

I broke the story that Anthony Weiner was certainly sexting with a person or persons other than a 15 year old girl in ‘The Carolina Conspiracy’ in early March. A source close to Who What Why contacted me and stated that the girl in their report was the same person I had covered in my own reporting. Their report stated:

According to the media accounts of this story and Weiner’s plea deal, the girl “had not attained the age of 16 years.”

However, our research shows that the girl was in fact not “15 and a sophomore” as the Daily Mail reported, when she initiated contact with Weiner. A court record shows that she was just shy of her 17th birthday at the time she approached him.

My source told reported that this court document, which the site did not publish, was a traffic citation. When I put that to the owner of WhoWhatWhy, a conspiracy theorist who is anti the Bush family, Russ Baker, he stated he did not know what I was talking about.

But because the Hill reprinted the Who What Why story, I had begun to seek details myself. Everything else referred to in their report, such as faked social media profiles on the girl, I had already independently obtained in February and March. I held it back from my reporting only because I could not find an official document on which to rely.

I now have such a document and present this report on the intensive faked social media personae created over one “Miranda Crowley”. As I state below, I have no evidence other than the assertion of my source that the then 15 year old girl in the sealed court case in New York is named Miranda Crowley. It certainly could be an entirely different victim. That victim of Weiner’s must be different, for she is, the SDNY prosecutors assert, underage and the case is sealed.

Miranda Crowley, the real woman, is an adult of 18 years old, having attained her majority this spring.  When the sexting with Anthony Weiner began, in January of 2016, she was 16, over the age of consent in North Carolina. In March she turned 17, which is the legal age of consent in New York. Either, then, Anthony Weiner’s victim is a different person, a child, or the plea bargain is seriously awry. I make no assertions on the law; Weiner stipulates he thought he was sexting with an underage girl of 15 years which itself constitutes a crime, so clearly this is not about exculpating Weiner or blaming his victim. The question would be why is the plea deal false, stating that the victim was underage in North Carolina at the time of the offense? And what significance, if indeed there is any, is there to a Cabinet level Air Force One Group GV landing in North Carolina just before the plea deal was struck?

The story is not about the 15 year old victim of Weiner, nor about the real Miranda Crowley, but rather, about the concerted, provable Russian effort to ‘catfish’ Weiner with fakes and force the Comey letter which handed the election to Trump. Fake profiles, by definition, are just that. A letter full of passages from obscure adult books was written by adults. Russian-linked operatives and agents of influence boasted that adult males had carried out that hack on behalf of Russia. It is these fakes that this report addresses, and therefore, the accusations are leveled at a group of adult males and not the real young woman whose identity they stole and faked.

“Miranda Crowley” And the “Russian Hackers”

Before the election, innumerable social media profiles featuring the pictures of different girls were set up by hackers and social engineers in the name of “Miranda Crowley” showing a sophisticated effort to set up a completely fake person online with a hinterland of friends and relatives who also proved to be fake.

 

There were Twitter, Facebook and Ask.FM profiles. I spent weeks clicking through the friends lists on these public profiles to find relatives who also proved to be fakes. Some few examples of my voluminous list of “Miranda Crowley” accounts are here, here, here, and herebernie J.jpg. A fake account was set up on Facebook in the name of “her” “father” “Matthew Crowley” who worked as “U.S. Airways Training Center”. Click through to that august institution, however, and you came to this page (I was nothing if not thorough).

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Before Alanna Goodman wrote her story, one @Annierrobbins published, one month before, a tweet hinting at the Weiner hack. “Confide” was the app Weiner used to sext his victim.

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Subsequently, just after the James Comey letter was written, Kirstin Winfree claimed it was not a 15 year old girl that Weiner was sexting with but a “28 year old Bernie voting hacker.”

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She added “Who thought the Russians could play a sweet southern girl from Northern Carolina so well!” #Checkmate #HillarysEmail”

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That does seem pretty suspicious, especially since Ms. Winfree has social media profiles with the name “Logan” in them, Crowley’s middle name. She is a huge partisan of Putin and Russia:

: Putin and Russia turned out to be one of America’s strongest and most stalwart allies in the months following 9/11.”

and regularly tweets out Russian propaganda sites like RT.com.

Well Hello Putin!!!!! Awesome Russian Air Force destroys ISIS command center, training camp (VIDEO) & thank you!!!

More importantly during the Comey letter period, Winfree was tweeting out propaganda created by Jack Posobiec, the Russian agent of influence who supports Trump. She was also in contact with Posobiec   

and the Russian hacker 0 hour, zero hour.

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Posobiec, who was employed by Rebel Media, openly admitted to his role in accessing and publishing hacked “Macron Leak” emails.

At the time of the Carolina Letter, he was boasting of knowledge of the corrupt FBI investigators.

Posobiec certainly seemed to think at the time that Comey was forced into reopening the investigation. He boasted of NSA traitors who had hacked the DNC and Podesta emails and gave them to Assange. He cited Guliani, who was boasting of active FBI agents demanding this, and boasted of FBI sources himself.

FBI Source: Agents knew of emails weeks before Comey did

Interestingly, Posobiec tweets first about Wiener in 2013. He is also now linking Erik Prince of Blackstone to the case. Sources with links to the intelligence community have suggested to me that Prince and Oleg Deripaska may both be involved in the social media operation around “Miranda Crowley”.

Mr. Deripaska owns Endeavor, the PR agency, and one Mr. Adam Waldman was registered under FARA as an agent for him at one time. A “warning” which I print here as delivered to me, and which I regard as a threat, was sent to me about this specific story.

NSA friend is yet again worried about your safety because of the Deripaska stories. They said to be VERY careful and they assume you know the risks, but Deripaska is unlikely to go to jail once all is said and done, so if you ruin business for him bc of your revelations, then you and family may become his targets. They said to be extremely careful just for this reason. your info is correct of course, but they’re worried about your safety.

Mr. Deripaska had been said by some sources to be connected to the Daily Mail story on the ’15 year old girl’. I put that in scare quotes not because I assert the girl in the New York case, the victim, is not the age that prosecutors in the Southern District of New York say that she is, but because the girl in the story did not write the email to Weiner that they claimed.

Further, the real Miranda Crowley is 18 years old. Her traffic citation has been published on a public crimebusters website. This may or may not be a reliable source. However, I have in my possession from sources close to the matter, an official document from the Secretary of State in North Carolina, relating to her voter registration, which matches the age of 18 found on that alleged copy of her traffic citation.

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The many fake Miranda Crowleys, often laden with references to CWA the hacking crew, are almost certainly as Ms. Winfree said the creations of Russians and nothing to do with the real young woman in question here.

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The interesting thing about the “AnnieRRobbins” account is its connection to the first time Mr. Weiner was sexting and was hacked. The New York Times reported in 2011 that fake twitter accounts were used to catfish Weiner back then.

At least three months before the revelation that former Representative Anthony D. Weiner was sending lewd messages and photos to women online, a small group of self-described conservatives was monitoring his exchanges with women on Twitter. Now there is evidence that one or more people created two false identities on Twitter in order to collect information to use against him.

A Twitter user employing a fake name posed as a 16-year-old California high school girl in May and tried to get Mr. Weiner to be her prom date, according to people with knowledge of the communications and a review of documents. The person behind another Twitter account created under a fake name claimed to be her classmate and offered to provide the group with incriminating evidence about Mr. Weiner.

At that time, a fake account looking like nothing so much as a modern Putinbot, Dan Wolfe, was also tweeting out hints.

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I have asked Michael Anton of the White House if he, formerly of Breitbart, was “Annie R Robbins”. The account is linked to a bitter blog about Ms. Robbins, a liberal Jewish personality, by one “Apollo Speaks”. As “Publius”, Mr. Anton wrote extensively at Breitbart about Anthony Weiner during his first fall from grace. I very much suspect Anton of having repeated his obnoxious pattern here; fake accounts, Latin aliases, cowardly anonymous attacks, and first hand knowledge of a hack on Weiner. He has declined to reply to my email thus far.

My first blog on this story, ‘the Carolina Conspiracy’, lists the pseudo-intellectual tripe of obscure books that the “15 year old girl” put into “her” email to Anthony Weiner. It does not fit any young teen but does fit Mr. Anton’s fifth-rate pseudo-intellectualism. I await his comment.

I will report further, in later articlesm on the role of CWA, the hacking crew of persona management experts, about Mr. Nikulin, the Russian hacker who was picked up in Prague on a charge of hacking Formspring, Anthony Weiner’s old sexting app, and other persons who may have played a part in it. I will also add further links and screenshots to the evidence listed in this story.

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Note: Weiner’s 15 year old victim and the real Miranda Crowley

In March I published ‘The Carolina Conspiracy’, a piece asserting my theory that Anthony Wiener was ‘sexting’ with Russian hackers and not with a 15 year old girl.

Following Wiener’s plea deal to one count of the charges laid against him in the Southern District of New York, I appended a correction to that piece, and this correction, for the moment, still stands. Weiner pled guilty to a charge that did amount to ‘sexting’ with a 15 year old girl. The name of that girl is sealed because according to the charge, she is a minor.

At the moment, I must stress that I have no evidence before me to prove that the underage girl in the sealed complaint is the same person as the one on whom I am about to report.

The woman whose real name was used for the fake media profiles in this story is “Miranda Crowley”. She was almost 17 during the three months Weiner’s crime was committed, so, at present, I must assume that the 15 year old girl to which the New York court case refers is another person.

Further, nothing in this report is intended to suggest that the real young adult whose name was used by Russian hackers in this operation. Clearly the premise of the story is that fake social media profiles were used by adult Russian hackers. None of this open source material on the fake “Miranda Crowleys” is to be attributed to Miranda Crowley, the real person.

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Exclusive: FBI No Longer GLOMAR-ing on Politicized Leaks to Giuliani

Today my lawyers Brad Moss and Mark S. Zaid, received the following email from the FBI’s lawyers:

The FBI advises that it no longer intends to rely on a Glomar response with respect to your request regarding information leaked to Rudy Giuliani.  The FBI is currently considering your request in light of the testimony you referenced and hopes to be able to provide a response in the near future.

 

We will be in touch with more information as it becomes available.

The request to which they refer, is the lawsuit that I jointly filed with the James Madison project on December 20th, 2016, over non-response to a FOIA request of Nov 30th, 2016.

The lawsuit was reported at the time in the Hill and Politico. Patriot lawyers Mark and Brad represent me and the James Madison Project, pro bono.

Our lawsuit refers to, inter alia, politicized leaks from the FBI to Rudy Giuliani:

COUNT SIX – FBI

47. By letter dated November 30, 2016, JMP submitted to FBI a FOIA request. The FOIA request specifically sought copies of records, including cross-references, memorializing crime reports filed regarding, investigations conducted into and/or disciplinary or legal actions taken as a result of unauthorized leaks of U.S. Government information to non-U.S. Government individuals.

  1.   Information or documentation provided directly or indirectly to Mr. Giuliani;
  2.   Information or documentation provided directly or indirectly to LTG Flynn;
  3.   Information or documentation provided to unauthorized third parties regarding the investigations into alleged mishandling of classified information by Secretary Clinton and/or her senior aides;
  4.   Information or documentation provided to unauthorized third parties regarding the investigations into alleged criminal actions by the Clinton Foundation; and
  5.   Information or documentation provided to unauthorized third parties regarding the investigation into a computer server linking Trump Tower to a Russian financial institution.

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In his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, James Comey responded to a question about the leaks that named Giuliani:

LEAHY: Let me ask you this. During your investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails, a number of surrogates like Rudy Giuliani claimed to have a pipeline to the FBI. He boasted that, and I quote, numerous agents talk to him all the time. (Inaudible) regarding the investigation. He even said that he had — insinuated he had advanced warning about the emails described in your October letter. Former FBI agent Jim Kallstrom made similar claims.

Now, either they’re lying, or there’s a serious problem within the bureau. Anybody in the FBI during this 2016 campaign have contact with Rudy Giuliani about — about the Clinton investigation?

COMEY: I don’t know yet. But if I find out that people were leaking information about our investigations, whether it’s to reporters or to private parties, there will be severe consequences.

LEAHY: Did you know of anything from Jim Kallstrom?

COMEY: Same answer. I don’t know yet.

LEAHY: Do you know any about — from other former agents?

COMEY: I don’t know yet. But it’s a matter that I’m very, very interested in.

LEAHY: But you are looking into it?

COMEY: Correct.

The FBI is, therefore, about to send us a response which won’t say “we can neither confirm nor deny” this.

Obviously, I cannot be certain what the FBI’s lawyers will tell our lawyers. But there is a parallel instance where Jason Leopold of Vice made a FOIA request to the FBI over an investigation into Trump’s comments in July: “Russia, if you’re listening….” as he called for Russia to release Clinton’s emails.

The FBI response to that changed after Comey’s first testimony. Their reply now includes these paragraphs:

One of Plaintiffs’ requests to the FBI (the “Russia Request”) sought “any and all records, including investigative records,” referring to the following statements attributed to then-candidate, now-President Trump on July 27, 2016: “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing.” 

 

 

“the FBI expects that virtually all, if not all, of the documents responsive to the Russia Request will be exempt from disclosure in their entirety under Exemption 7(A), which applies to law-enforcement records the disclosure of which “could reasonably be expected to interfere with enforcement proceedings.

“10. Because of the existence of an active, ongoing investigation, the FBI anticipates that it will assert Exemption 7(A), on a categorical basis, to withhold all records that are responsive to the Russia Request, because releasing any responsive records (or portions thereof) “could reasonably be expected to interfere with enforcement proceedings.”

This does appear to confirm there is an active investigation into Donald Trump’s request to Russia to release Hillary Clinton’s emails.

Republicans on the various committees have concentrated on alleged “leaks” from law enforcement about the Russia probe, going on about their supposed criminality. They may well find themselves unpleasantly surprised when rogue FBI agents, leaking to Trump campaign senior adviser Rudy Giuliani, prove to be under investigation  – if indeed that is what their response tells us.

We don’t yet know if it will.

It was these comments of Giuliani’s that prompted his inclusion in our FOIA request:

Rudy Giuliani said Friday that he knew the FBI planned to review more emails tied to Hillary Clinton before a public announcement about the investigation last week, confirming that the agency leaked information to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.

……

Last week, however, Giuliani said, “The other rumor that I get is that there’s a kind of revolution going on inside the FBI…. I know that from former agents. I know that even from a few active agents.”

So, which is it? Does Giuliani get leaks from active FBI agents or doesn’t he?

The James Madison Project and I are hoping to find out the answer to that question soon.

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