Bar Manager: Cops Never Talked With Staff About Night Seth Rich Was Murdered

A manager of the Washington, D.C., bar where Democratic National Committee worker Seth Rich was last spotted hours before he was shot and killed last summer told WND that D.C. police officers never interviewed the bar’s staff or requested any evidence from the bar, including the bar’s surveillance video from that night, as part of an investigation into Rich’s murder.

The revelation backs up a claim made by a private investigator who worked on the case who said D.C. police were told to “stand down” on the investigation.

WND also can report that the investigator recently was ordered to “cease and desist” his work on the murder case.

“The police never asked for the surveillance video from that night,” a manager of Lou’s City Bar told WND.

His name is being withheld for this story.

He said the bar’s surveillance video runs in a cycle of 30 days and that, by now, any footage that may have existed of Rich the last night he was seen alive has been taped over.

Furthermore, the manager said police never asked for any other kind of evidence from the bar such as Rich’s bar receipt from that night. The manager did note he wasn’t sure if Rich paid using a credit card or cash.

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‘Spirit Cooking Creep’ John Podesta Bashes Trump, One Obvious Reason Why

John Podesta, the original source of the 60,000 leaked emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign released by WikiLeaks, has decided to go on a rampage against Donald Trump. As the irony in politics continues as the disturbed human who is Podesta is now taking shots at the man who beat his horribly constructed campaign. But there’s probably a good reason for his anger.

Podesta, who was Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair last year, is saying that we shouldn’t expect an impeachment of Donald Trump anytime soon. The “spirit cooking creep” said that Republican congressional leaders Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell have chosen to “Velcro their own political fate” to Trump’s. According to Podesta, the right won’t pursue allegations against the president of their own party unless forced to do so by a 2018 midterm election debacle or further revelations. “It is clear to me that Republicans on Capitol Hill are not going to begin to turn on him at this point,” Podesta says. It’s almost like Podesta finally decided to publicly announce that partisan politics are being used to divide the sheep into two groups. But it’s only OK when the democrats do it. Were conservatives to expect an impeachment of Obama for the bombing of more countries than George W. Bush? No, of course not. That’s not how political games are played.

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John Podesta Unloads On Trump

The former chairman of Hillary Clinton’s campaign says the president is ‘absolutely crazy’ and Republicans are stuck to him like ‘Velcro.’

Donald Trump is “unfit for office,” a president whose actions are often “absolutely crazy” and whose White House has “a complete disregard for the truth.” His firing of James Comey, the FBI director overseeing an investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 campaign and whether Trump’s advisers colluded with it, amounts to “close to an obstruction case” against the president.

But, says John Podesta—the sharp-tongued campaign chairman for Hillary Clinton whose 60,000 hacked emails are at the heart of that FBI investigation into the team of the man who defeated them—don’t expect impeachment proceedings anytime soon.

Republican congressional leaders Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell have chosen to “Velcro their own political fate” to Trump’s and won’t pursue allegations against the president of their own party unless forced to do so by a 2018 midterm election debacle or further revelations. “It is clear to me that Republicans on Capitol Hill are not going to begin to turn on him at this point,” Podesta says.

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Intelligence Leaks And A Duplicitous Press

A Harvard study published May 18 reveals what thoughtful Americans already knew: Extreme anti-Trump bias runs rampant in corporate media. The study found that CNN, CBS, and NBC produced more than 90 percent negative coverage during Trump’s first 100 days, followed by the New York Times at 87 percent, and the Washington Post, 83 percent. Only Fox News offered close to balanced coverage with 52 percent negative coverage.

That explains why the week was filled with over-the-top reporting about President Trump sharing sensitive intelligence with Russian officials visiting the White House. Reportedly, the disclosure included information that ISIS has developed a way to mask bombs inside laptop computers that can slip undetected through airport screening.

Russia is a lot of things, but in the case of ISIS, Russia in our ally.

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4 Ways The Average Person Can Avoid Ransomware


The WannaCry ransomware has affected more than 300,000 people around the world and scared many more. While WannaCry may have been halted, incidents of ransomware in general are rising and an average tech user could easily fall victim to it. But there are some things you can do.

Maintain Good Cyber Hygiene

“You shouldn’t fear ransomware; rather, prepare for it by practicing reasonable cyber hygiene,” said James Scott, senior fellow at the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology.

Even if ransomware didn’t exist, every tech user should be using good cyber practices anyway. Everyone should have strong passwords and use two-factor authentication to make their passwords even stronger.

Don’t click on any suspicious links in email or on social media, especially those that use a URL shortener, Scott said.

“This is a common obfuscation tactic by malicious actors to get you to click on a ransomware or malware-infected link,” Scott said….continue reading

 

WannaCry Ransomware Decryption Tool Released; Unlock Files Without Paying Ransom

If your PC has been infected by WannaCry – the ransomware that wreaked havoc across the world last Friday – you might be lucky to get your locked files back without paying the ransom of $300 to the cyber criminals.

Adrien Guinet, a French security researcher from Quarkslab, has discovered a way to retrieve the secret encryption keys used by the WannaCry ransomware for free, which works on Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and 2008 operating systems….continue reading

 

“ShadowBrokers” Hacking Group Launches Subscription Service Selling Nuclear Secrets

The hacking group known as ‘The Shadow Brokers’ is pushing a monthly subscription service offering members top secret information including “compromised network data” from the nuclear and ballistic missile programs of Russia, China, North Korea and Iran.

https://www.rt.com/viral/388717-shadow-brokers-monthly-subscription/video/

As a reminder, we have noted in the past, many security experts believe the Equation Group is the National Security Agency, and that the Shadow Brokers may be part of a psychological operations campaign run by Russian intelligence.

Shadow Brokers first emerged last August, offering to auction hacking exploits it said were used by the NSA’s elite hacking team known as Equation Group (officially named Tailored Access Operations). NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and others confirmed the leak was authentic.

In December, Shadow Brokers cancelled its auction and offered to sell the exploits.

In April, the group released passwords to the rest of the hacking exploits in a move described as a protest against President Donald Trump for abandoning his base.

The release included a Windows SMB [Server Message Block] exploit, EternalBlue, which was leveraged in the recent WannaCry global ransomware attack.

In its Tuesday blog post, the group expressed its surprise that governments or tech companies didn’t bid in its past auctions.

It said is has always been about “the shadowbrokers vs theequation group,” and implied the NSA is a cohort of tech companies like Microsoft….continue reading

 

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