MUZZLED: Breitbart WH Correspondent Ordered Not To Ask Televised Question Discrediting DNC Russian Hacking Story

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On Monday, Breitbart investigative reporter and White House correspondent Lee Stranahan published a huge story on, the facts of which should unravel the entire foundation for the Russian election hacking narrative. Stranahan based his report on increasingly discredited evidence, as well as a tweet made by President Trump on March 5th regarding the hacked DNC server:

It's true... the DNC did not allow the FBI to inspect the allegedly hacked servers; instead they used a Google-funded cybersecurity firm called CrowdStrike - which FBI director James Comey referred to in testimony Monday as a "highly respected private company" despite several reports casting serious doubt on their analysis. Furthermore, CrowdStrike was accused of using false information by the government of Ukraine in a separate December report which concluded that Russia hacked Ukrainian military hardware using the same malware allegedly employed in the DNC hack.

In light of the fact that the US election hacking narrative revolves around an increasingly questionable report published by a private company caught in a recent lie, plus the DNC's refusal to let the FBI inspect the servers in question (which President Trump tweeted about) - Breitbart's Lee Stranahan had planned to bring the issue up with White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer. Instead, Matthew Boyle - Breitbart's DC political Editor, ordered Stranahan to stand down and stay away from the White House.

In other words; don't shed light on major developments which could unravel the DNC's witch hunt. Stranahan has taken to Periscope to tell his side of the story:

Here's what Stranahan wanted to ask:

 Without hearing Breitbart editor Matthew Boyle's side, ordering Stranahan to stand down seems rather odd since the Russian hacking narrative - if deemed true by Congress, would be incredibly damaging to Trump's legitimacy as President - even if there was no collusion.

Scroll down for the cliffs notes on Stranahan's article (though I encourage you to read the whole thing):

  • The DNC Russian hacking claims rely entirely on a report by a private company the DNC hired called "CrowdStrike"
  • CrowdStrike's report ("Fancy Bear") is highly speculative, inconclusive by most standards, and does not contain "hard evidence" per CrowdStrike Co-Founder Dmitri Alperovitch:

The firm suspects they may have targeted DNC employees with “spearphishing” emails. These are communications that appear legitimate — often made to look like they came from a colleague or someone trusted — but that contain links or attachments that when clicked on deploy malicious software that enables a hacker to gain access to a computer. “But we don’t have hard evidence,” Alperovitch said.

 He told VOA that contacts in the Ukrainian military units that used the app reported no losses of D-30 howitzers, which contradicts large battlefield losses referenced in the CrowdStrike report.


“I personally know hundreds of gunmen in the war zone. None of them told me of D-30 losses caused by hacking or any other reason,” Narozhnyy stressed to the VOA

  • The Government of Ukraine issued a statement calling the CrowdStrike report Fake News:

In connection with the emergence in some media reports which stated that the alleged “80% howitzer D-30 Armed Forces of Ukraine removed through scrapping Russian Ukrainian hackers software gunners,” Land Forces Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine informs that the said information is incorrect.


Ministry of Defence of Ukraine asks journalists to publish only verified information received from the competent official sources. Spreading false information leads to increased social tension in society and undermines public confidence in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. (translated) (1.6.2017)

  • CrowdStrike relied on a misinterpretation of evidence for the Ukraine story -
    • The information CrowdStrike relied on came from a Russian propaganda blog, not the IISS (International Institute for Strategic Studies) as CrowdStrike claimed.
    • An article by VOA News details this fact and puts this whole thing into context: Cyber Firm at Center of Russian Hacking Charges Misread Data - Oleksiy Kuzmenko, VOA (3.21.17)

The CrowdStrike report, released in December, asserted that Russians hacked into a Ukrainian artillery app, resulting in heavy losses of howitzers in Ukraine’s war with Russian-backed separatists.

But the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) told VOA that CrowdStrike erroneously used IISS data as proof of the intrusion. IISS disavowed any connection to the CrowdStrike report. Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense also has claimed combat losses and hacking never happened.

So, given all of the above - should Congress still rely on the CrowdStrike report? And why was Lee Stranahan ordered by Matthew Boyle to stay away from the White House?


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wdg's picture

I have noticed a major change to Breitbart over the past year or so. It not only started to smell but in fact stink to high heavan. It is bcoming clear that Breitbart has been infiltrated and is no longer an open, free, independent and objective news site. Is it time to bring this FAKE NEWS site down? Trump is also starting to smell. 

Organic Patriot's picture

It would be of interest to know "who" at the DNC stopped the FBI from directly reviewing their servers and "who" invited Crowdstrike in to do the job.  Just asking.  I know why the MSM doesn't ask such questions.

Rabbitnexus's picture

Taking a step back, and looking at the whole picture there is one very clear conclusion and it really is the meat that matters. 

I mean looking at everything from the way the election was run, WTF was that? To the increasingly alarming about face and doubling down by Trump on everything he said he'd not do or do and the fact he is feeding the alligators and restocking the swamp, not draining it, to the Saudi suckup and budget, again WTF was that? These pedophilia evidence and accusations going around and the Russia hacking lunacy which one way or another everyone in Washington is playing along with, even Trump.  It is telling me one thing anyway.


topshelfstuff's picture

How is it possible that we have all this hoop-la over a supposed hacked-server and no law enforcement agency, including the FBI have NOT even had a chance to inspect and search the server??? Again, How is this possible, Why is this allowed (another inexplainable item in all Hillary Clinton/DEM Immunity to her attorney if she gave them her laptop, one that they could have and should have just taken with a warrant, and then on top of that they had to promise to destroy it when they were done...who would believe this. There are still people who need to testify because they all took the 5th, one just outright refused to even show up despite a subpoena ... and still no consequences ??? This whole thing STINKS!!!

So the DEM's simply told the FBI "NO" we're not going to give you the server, and don't order us to, don't simply come and get it with a warrant (what the FBI would do with the everyone else in the US). But how can they claim it was hacked? What about the trails left behind? What is it that's being HIDDEN?

This fact about the server never being inspected, no legal authority having officially had it searched, inspected means it's the FBI that needs investigating.


Rabbitnexus's picture

We are getting played. Everyone is doing it. Both sides of the political aisle and the new one in between (Trump) as well as media, celebrities and every branch and department of government are all obviously colluding to pull a big hoax down on everyone who supposedly they are meant to be serving.

tip e. canoe's picture

first order kayfabe.   dig down 2 levels and you may find an answer that is close(r) to the truth.

The Wedge's picture

Maybe iit.'s a political strategy to let the Russia story run just like Obama used the birth certificate. I don't know, don't really care. It seems silly to get bogged down in the Russia narrative regardless of how you see it.

tony bonn's picture

to the person who asked about google being part of the cia, the answer is emphatically yes. google was funded by the cia for espionage and spying on americans. i am not certain that the cia owns google outright - though it may well through various shell corporations - but google is a cia front and is an enemy of the people of this country.

TePikoElPozo's picture

isn't google part of the cia anyways ?

nobodysfool's picture

Hmmmm...sounds like Clintons (aka: Deep State) have paid off and/or infiltrated Breitbart! God forbid!!  Say it ain't so!

Breitbart's DC political Editor, ordered Stranahan to stand down and stay away from the White House.

Trump can't " DRAIN THE SWAMP" fast enough!!

WernerHeisenberg's picture

A Skull & Bones guy for Treasury Secretary, and the lawyer who brokered a sweetheart plea bargain deal for archpedophle Epstein for Secretary of Labor.  This is draining the swamp?  More like taking out the alligators to make room for giant crocodiles.

hootowl's picture

Is Breitbart now covering for the Demoncrap National Committee???


I stopped visiting Breitbart months when I began to suspect a shift to the darkside Demons in their reportage.  This must be categorized as "Suspicions Confirmed".


Goodbye Breitbart.  They are betraying Andrew's good works.

Pasadena Phil's picture

Maybe the game for now is (for those who are feeling abondoned despite being the most important reason behind his being elected in the first place) is to make Trump feel how lonely it is to abandon us. Wake up Trump! Two months out and we conservatives are already being subjected to the same nonsense as we were under Obama!

If holding the rest of the agenda that got him elected over our heads in order to get us to vote for "SaveObamaCare" is the plan, I don't hold out much hope that Trump is really on our side at all. This already feels as if Jeb! won the election.

lasvegaspersona's picture

Eric Schmidt=google=BBF Obama=inside job=Comey is a compromised peson.

ain't logic great?

When did the FBI start to allow defendants to run an investigation?

WitchCharmerrr's picture

If you ask me...Most people need to stop trying to 'connect the dots' like children and look at the real 'white elephant' that has been staring us in the face all along...the  Russia/Trump narrative is a psyop that has been carefully orchestrated to divert the attention of the entire population from the travesty of Globalist agenda. The Liberal mutiny that is going on is so obviously a 'scorched earth'operation and they know that they have laid their foundations so carefully that it is probably too late for anyone to do anything about it, even if there were enough sober minds aware of what is going on....I think we are on the last spiral downward into the pit....

oncemore's picture

A private firm will do ANYTHiNG for the cash. With a Zionist at the helm.

Working for Dems.

In my eye the firm has zero credit.


moman's picture

Comey is an HSBC Bank drug money laundering crook, send that 6'7" inch pile of shit to jail !

KuriousKat's picture

Comeys the midget on a soapbox who has you by the balls and threatens to jump  if you make a wrong move.

pocomotion's picture

I am starting to believe this is all a bad house of mirrors.

Hell, I am starting to think it best to begin impeachment procedures against Donald Trump so as to expose all the perps.  Then we the people would have just one ( 1 ) chance -- TO BREAK THEIR PHUKKING FINGERS LOSE FORM THESE DESKS-OF-POWER!  EVERYONE MUST GO!


Where did the wife put those calming pills that she keeps hidden? 


Old Hippie Patriot's picture

Comey has hung himself. By lying to Congress, he must resign or face perjury charges.

Old Hippie Patriot's picture

By lying to Congress, Comey has hung himself. He can now be forced to resign or face perjury charges.

Grandad Grumps's picture

Who got to Boyle... or is Boyle an evil parasite plant?

alpha-protagonist's picture

That's exactly what I thought! "They" were going to do to him what "they" did to Breitbart.

DuneCreature's picture

Oh, man, oh man, George Webb is all over this Chicago Mango Caper like butter on warm toast.

You know it's a real shame that a private citizen has to take his own resources and time to investigate a major drug (heroin) importing scheme when we have so many LE agencies that are supposed to be doing that job.

What are we paying all of these FBI and DEA agents for? ..... Oh, that's right it's a National Security secret. ..... Director Comey told us all about what the FBI does with its man hours in the Congressional oversight hearing the other day, didn't he? ....... They investigate Russian hacking,.......maybe,.....but he can't tell us because it is all a secret.

How about the DEA? ....... Oh, yeah, they are busy cracking down on pot smoker states. ... That should keep them busy for,.......well, forever. .... No state is going to want to give up that revenue without a fight.

Let's watch George's back and his forward progress in Chicago:

Day 149 Part 2 =

Day 149 Part 6 =

You have heard of the French Connection no doubt.

~~~ Killary, The Awans And The Pakistani Connection ~~~

A new source of funding for the Clinton Satan Foundation, OH BOY!

Live Hard, You Don't Suppose The Government Is 'IN ON' The Drug Running Do You?, Die Free

~ DC v5.0

lakecity55's picture

DEA: Drug Excellence Agency!
DEA: Drug Export Agency

"We smuggle dope so you don't have to!"

DuneCreature's picture

Damn, you're up early, you wascally wabbit.

Live Hard, I Like To Get In A Few Licks And Pot Shots Before The Dawn Light Blows My Cover Position And Concealment, Die Free

~ DC v5.0

Smedley's Butler's picture

DC, I have been watching GW for 100+ days. what a f*ckin' trip! And this new mango storyline is fascinating.


You are the only other commentator I see discuss GW so I am curious what your take is... He moves to too fast and has too much information to be just a private citizen, IMO. M0ssad, maybe? Day 149 Part 5 he seems to slip and say that the story is weird "but it is true. I just have to go wherever they, er, the information take me".

DuneCreature's picture

My take on George?

Well, he is one of the good guys.

He has worked for the IC. Or probably the freelance spooks I call the CeyeA. .. They are more of the industrial espionage crowd. ..That IS where the big money in spooking is BTW.

He has balls the size of a small Airstream travel trailer because this is the CIA AND the CIA contractors he is exposing. Along with Killary & Co. of course.

He is getting fed inside information from CeyeA sources but has a plausible source with his open source followers on the Internet. (A great tactic, BTW.)

Somebody is watching his back and they know what they are doing or he would have had a heart attack or an accident by now.

Why is George allowed to charge through the ranks of the Chicago pirates? ... The CeyeA guys want the CIA gone or severely defanged because the CIA morons are killing the goose that shits a golden egg every day. ... The parasites (CIA and the likes of DynCorpse) are getting ready to kill the host bringing operation Phoenix plan and pain back to the nest. .. They are getting ready to butcher the whole herd and kill the breeding stock. ..... This will destroy the party for everyone.

George is spreading the word and keeping it fresh and exciting every day. .. People will watch this and think about what he's saying. People will 'get it'. The light bulb will go on.... Numbers, it's always a number game.

I'm going to call this a Spy vs. Spy war in progress. ... We The People will be the winners too.

Live Hard, Help Keep George All Over The Internet, He Is Doing Us A GREAT Service No Matter Who His Sources Or Cohorts Might Be, Die Free

~ DC v5.0

Smedley's Butler's picture

I like that take. I have been working back and forth between IC patriot and M0ssad. His effort to tease apart and expose the Brotherhood corruption from the Zions made me question but possibly that was just who they (Obozos/Hillbilly) worked with almost exclusively, or maybe the C I A prefers Zions. Still waiting on him to implicate Obummer on some of this trash. 


If this is true, one thing gives me pause. George mentioned a few weeks back that tRump is on video with a 13yo. This could eliminate the possibility of exposing pedo-gate. I understand how much more important the Syria, Libya, Haiti, ratline stories are in scope, but I cannot move on knowing that shit exists. Anyone who has looked at the evidence for these rings is scarred for life and lots of people know about them now.


I hope GW makes it to Day 300.  Our country could use a whole lotta', as George says, sunshine disenfectant.

DuneCreature's picture

A lot of people make the mistake of thinking that spying is always 'state sponsored'. .... No, the bulk of it is all about the money.

Think insider trading (or gleaning 'insider', proprietary information to trade on). .. Or stealing a patented formula. Or a fabrication technique. .. Or something to blackmail someone in power with.

I'm not saying that you couldn't be right about George being Mosaad connected. .. Or connected to some element within the CIA. .... I, however, tend to think he is being 'backed' by elements completely outside of Langley. ........ The CIA has been taken over by elements with heavy ties to Islam, the Gulen group and Muslim Brotherhood and it could be some boys and girls down the chain of command at 'The Company' that don't think the Muslim agenda is cool at all. ....... I kind of lean that way myself, so maybe that colors my thinking. ........ That's an understated joke, BTW. ..... FUCKING MUZZIES IN THE CIA?!? ..... WHAT THE FUCK ARE THEY DOING OVER THERE AT LANGLEY????

Sorry for the outburst. ....... I just needed to get that said.

Live Hard, Time To Finish What JFK Wanted To Do To The CIA Because It Is Nothing But A Land Roving Barbary Pirate Mob Now, Die Free

~ DC v5.0

Hapa's picture

Been watching George Webb since day 65, really a phenomenon that people need to check out.  The guy could win a Pulitzer prize.  This is history in the making. 

Citizen journalism, how to do an open source investigation, how to get people to add their intelligence - George is educating us, and is doing more than adding important content.  This is a great example of the neural net of the future being used to advance research.

SRV's picture

Never miss a vid... but why isn't he getting crushed, or worse? Sitting in an open public space in Chicago of all places and even show a map of his destinations seems kinda crazy.

And no, he's no average Joe. But don't get me wrong, I hope he's the real deal but they've gone after kids blogging from moms back porch and George is exposing Clinton for crimes even I couldn't imagine (and I thought I had most of their slime covered... not even close)!

Beginning to see "real world" results from public figures with a congressman circulating a letter calling for Awan Bros investigation this week... and a few others.

That (it's crazy) comment was pure George btw nothing nefarious... seems to have "stumbled" on an international drug running scheme run through the office of the former US Secretary of State and First Lady based on urgent Mango imports from Pakistan (even though Central America and Hawaii have more than enough supply)... and a top WH aide was dropped into an import agency to fast track the administrative details and I say that puts Obama in the loop (all in a days work after exposing up to a $million a body for organ transplants from young healthy victim to wealthy old customer... lol)!

Yes it's real... and it's important to spend some time on the link at the bottom of the "show more" section under every vid. Its all the detail behind each video... open a slide and the detail references are in a small window below (I'm running a real Dyno so it's very awkward in my setup... hopefully an up to speed system is more user friendly). Can't count the number of times he's speculated then come up with hard proof he was right.

The Haiti stuff is amazing and it's all sourced and very real. Just a matter of who wins control of the levers at this point... the real story behind the headlines. Oh yeah, a final note... I'm sure there are many more following him quietly, including ZH I would suspect.

DuneCreature's picture

Good stuff, SRV.

Yep, hours and hours of hard work and collaboration go into George Webb's story boards and the citations.

Live Hard, It Takes A Crowd To Bust A Pirate Gang, Die Free

~ DC v5.0

pocomotion's picture

I just know that if the EffBeeEye tells me to put on their pair of underwear and board a plane, DON'T DO IT!  Chances are somebody else wore them before you do and then you'll be in the HOT-SEAT!

Keep-em coming DC, I'm a fan of yours now...

DuneCreature's picture

I'll try. ... We will see how this unfolds.

Keep passing the info down the line, pocomotion. ... The numbers of 'Awares' count hugely.

Live Hard, If This Shitshow Tent Unfolds All Wrong I May Have To Leave The Country, Die Free

~ DC v5.0

Elco the Constitutionalist's picture
Elco the Constitutionalist (not verified) Mar 22, 2017 9:37 AM

This doesn't surprise me at all. Breitbart has too many Jews, even after purging several of the radical neocon variety. Since Bannon left, BB has looked less like a Robert Mercer data collection/propaganda site and more and more like controlled opposition. Any website with an Israel section is never going to be more than skin deep "conservative".

AntiLeMaire's picture

This one is a must see Prezi by Jeffrey Carr:

Does the GRU know what Covert means?


Hint the answer is apparently not. Odd that, he?

tip e. canoe's picture

"Act Covertly, But Let a MotherFucker Know"

hahaha funny shit

JailBanksters's picture

What if he did, what would happen ?

Would he get whacked ?

Car Hits a tree ?

All limbs broken in an skiing accident ?


Oh Crap's picture

Suicide with 3 bullets to the back.

numapepi's picture

Just more proof that no matter how conservative of a news site is... once he is murdered, er sorry, dies of a mysterious heart attack, the new class progressives take over and turn it into a propaganda rag for progressives.

Ex-Oligarch's picture

Congratulations!  After 40-odd comments, you are the first to actually mention Breitbart.

If BB is willing to run a written story, why won't it permit its correspondent to drive traffic to the site by mentioning it on TV? 
Why didn't the editors just kill the story outright before it saw the light of day?
If Bannon is still as closelty tied in to Breitbart as everyone seems to think, doesn't it suggest that the Trump administration doesn't want this story to receive attention?  Why on earth wouldn't Trump be delighted to have this information splashed across the headlines, since it makes his enemies look like lying idiots?

rwe2late's picture

Why wouldn't Trump ...?

perhaps because they are not really enemies, but actually  frenemies.

IranContra's picture

There are no websites/media smart or loyal enough to properly back the President. Trump is the only reliable media.

freedommusic's picture

"Stand down" so there is plenty of rope available to hang themselves with. Looks like Trum is setting a big trap.

Reaper's picture

Comey, Lynch, Sessions, where were or are you?  All the FBI/DOJ need is ask a federal district court for warrant to search those computers, based upon crime claims by the owners of those computers.  

dizzyfingers's picture

The traitorous Clintons transferred missile secrets to China and got away with it. It really happened. See Year of the Rat — How Bill Clinton Compromised U.S. Security for Chinese Cash by Edward Timperlake and William C. Triplett, II.

“In an exclusive interview with newsletter editor David Bossie, Rep. Dan Burton (R-IN), Chairman of the House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, corroborates: ‘We had 79 people involved in fund-raising for the Democratic party take the Fifth to avoid incriminating themselves. And there are another 23 witnesses, like James Riady of the Lippo Group and Liu Chaoying of China Aerospace, who live in other countries and we have been unable to interview them. I have asked FBI director Freeh if he had ever been involved in any investigation in which so many witnesses took the Fifth or fled. He said the only time he remembered such a situation was during an investigation of organized crime in New York.'”

That was a genuine scandal for which impeachment was richly deserved.

This whole business about Trump and Russia is strictly an attempt to generate scandal from anti-Russia and anti-Trump scandal-mongers. It’s preposterous in terms of substance. There is no evidence of anything of any substance at all that has come out after all these months. There is no evidence that Trump did anything illegal or anti-American with respect to Russia. The same is the case with his campaign. There is nothing here that even comes close to what the Clintons did with respect to their traitorous activities regarding China. Nothing in the Trump case even comes close to the corruption of the Clinton Foundation.

What Russia did or did not say in regard to the two candidates and the election is its business, not the responsibility of either candidate.

The FBI can fiddle around with this nonsense for as long as it likes, satisfying its own culture, its own masters and its desires to cover itself with glory. Headlines can be generated ad infinitum. In the end, nothing of substance has been found and nothing will be found.

i poop pink ice cream's picture

I thnk the Trump-Russia "scandal" is being used as a "weapon of mass distraction" to keep people's attention off of the Clinton "pay to play" corruption scandal. Looks like it's working...