Is this the guy at the center of the conspiracy?
This guy is a big player -- and wired! Rodney Joffe, senior vice president and chief technology officer at Neustar Inc., and an advisor to the White House on cybersecurity. He “exploited” his access to computer data at the White House to find “derogatory information” about Donald Trump, his campaig or his companies.
He did this after a meeting at the White House on May 23, 2016.
Joffe originally met the people he selected to be on his Alfa Bank team -- April Lorenzen, David Dagon, and Manos Antonakakis -- while working on a DARPA project. He asked them to join his "research" project. They exploited access his company had to the Executive Office of the President (EOP) to acquire nonpublic government domain name system and other data traffic, "for the purpose of gathering derogatory information about Donald Trump." Find “anything” in Internet data that would link Trump to Russia and make Democratic “VIPs happy,” according to an August 2016 email Joffe sent to his researchers.
The cyber-security experts, Lorenzen, Dagon, and Antonakakis, crafted deceptive data and whitepapers to create the false appearance of a secret communication network between Trump and the Russian-based Alfa Bank. Sussmann then fed this “intel” to the FBI.
This guy's ass is in a sling and he'll sing like a canary.
||Contract technical team project leader
||Coordinated collection of Trump-Russia data
||Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
||Collected DNS data for Alfa Bank project