The All Important Timeline
This page contains a lot of factual information covering several topics. While this presents a lot of information that is verifiable, it also covers a broader array (covering topics of a conspiratorial nature) than what is needed for investigating Guccifer 2.0.
While there is little to criticize here it should be noted that::
- CrowdStrike were at the DNC much earlier than implied as they carried out an investigation into the NGP-VAN breach carried out by Josh Uretsky, they were still working with the DNC in April (it’s assumed this was in relation to the NGP-VAN breach but that investigation was only supposed to last 5 weeks and was agreed upon back in December) and they were then called in again immediately (while only having just been working with the DNC) in order to investigate a breach. – It’s almost as if some incident had required CrowdStrike to extend their working relationship with the DNC’s leadership resulting in them still being involved 16 weeks after their 5-week investigation was first agreed upon)
- Guccifer 2.0’s blatantly anomalous Russian/French follower (one his first few followers and one that seems to have an odd conflict of identity matching the 2 different pieces of infrastructure Guccifer 2.0 used when he first appeared, a Russian VPN company with a server in France) was created in April, 2016, so, early planning for the Guccifer 2.0 persona could have occurred in April or sooner, it may even have initially been intended in anticipation of Podesta’s emails being leaked (and would explain why Guccifer 2.0’s first batch of files consisted of deliberately altered versions of files that were attachments to Podesta’s emails).
- While many seeing the timeline graphic will notice that the WikiLeaks emails (or at least spike in daily frequency) starts at the same time as the registration for DCLeaks (April 19, 2016), it’s important to note that this isn’t a causative correlation, it’s purely coincidental. The reason for the overlap on that date is actually caused by the DNC’s 30-day email retention policy (as confirmed by Debbie Wasserman-Shultz’s chief of staff Tracie Pough) and when the emails first started being acquired in May.
As the timeline article is generally all factual and the information can be verified and sources confirmed, we’ll move on to some of the assertions regarding Guccifer 2.0, Catalin Florica & THCServers…
Say “Hi” To Guccifer 2.0
At the start of the article, we have some bullet points, these are:
The article doesn’t show that Catalin Florica, specifically, registered those domains any more than other domains registered through THC Servers. A copy of numerous historical WhoIs records relating to DCLeaks shows it had the registrar’s privacy protected in 2015 and in 2016 (after the domain registration had been allowed to expire) it was registered again with privacy protected through a different provider and different privacy service.