06/17/2017 Update, into the Russian investigation,
In the public hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee it has been said there is no collusion between the Russians and the Trump campaign but have they looked into other Republican candidates? One GOP member admits he used stolen documents which he then shared with other state campaigns. Question is, why isn’t anyone in the Intel Committee asking about it? There is proof that the stolen documents were shared with Trump associalte Roger Stone. Rogsrc
The Wall Street Journal, Thursday, reported that there is a direct link between hacked Democratic National Committee’s documents and the GOP. The WSJ reports that the hacked material, from Guccifer 2.0, was then posted on a blog run by Aaron Nevins. Nevins is GOP political operative who after receiving the information passed along to White House ally Roger Stone who also served as an informal adviser to President Trump during the campaign. Nevins is not only a GOP operative but worked as a campaign consultant for United States Representative Brian Mast representing the 18th District of Florida. Calls to Representative Mast’s office were not returned.
Nevins is surprisingly outspoken on his use of stolen documents. “Basically if this was a war, this is the map to where all the troops are deployed,” he tweeted to Guccifer 2.0. Within 10 days, the Russian hacker sent to Nevins 2.5 gigabytes of documents from the DCCC which Nevin then posted. Yet it was also shared to other GOP members up for election such as candidate Brian Mast.
Anthony Bustamante, a campaign consultant to Republican congressional candidate Brian Mast admitted the information changed their campaign game plan. “I did adjust some voting targets based on some data I saw from the leaks,” Bustamante stated. Bustamante said the Democratic voter analyses led him to step up some of his TV advertising but reduce mailed material ahead of the November election. Mr. Mast won a House seat, previously Democrat-held, in Florida’s 18th district near Palm Beach. Yet, Mast’s office denies that Bustamante worked for his campaign after June 2016, but Bustamante stated he was still an adviser to the campaign.
The documents not only affected the Florida race but the information of voting analysis of congressional districts in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia, which Nevins find nothing about used stolen information. The question arises then, how many “consultants” used this information to get a leg up on Democrats? Nevins told the hacker, “This is probably worth millions of dollars.” Guccifer 2.0 responded,” Okay you owe me a million” via Twitter. For Nevins the concerns for using the stolen data didn’t matter to him whether Guccifer 2.0 was an agent for the Kremlin. “If your interests align, never shut any doors in politics,” Nevins said. Even if it turns out to be foreign nation interfering with the election of the President of the United States.