Forensic News Roundup: Jan. 6 Committee

August 3, 2021 6:34 am By

First hearing The House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack kicked off last week with testimony from four law enforcement officers who helped defend the Capitol. D.C. Metropolitan Police Officer Daniel Hodges called the attackers “terrorists” and recounted the ideology of the crowd: The sea of people was punctuated throughout […]

Israeli Spyware Veterans Quietly Hired Trump Ally to Lobby Homeland Security

Orchestra Group hired Ballard Partners to lobby the Department of Homeland Security on “issues related to cybersecurity," in 2020 and early 2021.

July 30, 2021 3:14 pm By

A company run by a founder of the cyber-surveillance firm NSO Group hired a Trump-allied lobbyist in 2020 to lobby the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Forensic News can reveal. Documents filed with the U.S. Senate under the Lobbying Disclosure Act reveal that Orchestra Technology, a company purportedly based out […]

Inside a Rudy Giuliani Operation to Smear Joe and Hunter Biden

SeeView Media was incorporated in Feb. 2020, the brainchild of Giuliani and Republican operatives Tim Yale and George Dickson III.

SeeView Media July 16, 2021 12:05 pm By

 A media company connected to former mayor of New York City, Rudy Giuliani, set up to produce a documentary in 2020 about alleged corruption by Joe and Hunter Biden in Ukraine conducted much more work than publicly known, including a previously unreported engagement with disgraced ex-Ukrainian prosecutor, Kostiantyn Kulyk.  […]

Investigators Scrutinize Joel Greenberg Ally with Eastern European Ties

Keith Ingersoll entered into a cryptocurrency project in 2018 with a far-right Russian religious scholar that claimed to be backed by the government of Belarus.

July 6, 2021 12:17 pm By

Prosecutors involved in the wide-ranging investigation into Central Florida political figures including Congressman Matt Gaetz have recently scrutinized a key ally of disgraced former Seminole County Tax Collector Joel Greenberg, who has since pled guilty to multiple charges including sex trafficking of a child, wire fraud, stalking, and conspiracy. The […]

Forensic News Roundup: June 14-22

June 23, 2021 9:38 am By

Nationwide injunctions Republicans under the Trump administration decried the judiciary’s use of nationwide injunctions against Trump policies – from the Muslim ban to the “public charge” rule to HUD Fair Housing Act changes. AG Jeff Sessions directed DOJ attorneys “to present strong and consistent arguments in court against the issuance of nationwide injunctions and to reaffirm […]

Forensic News Roundup: DOJ and Interior Department

June 4, 2021 8:19 am By

Garland’s DOJ fights efforts to hold Trump accountable Mueller report The Justice Department is opposing the full release of a memo related to former AG William Barr clearing Trump of obstruction. After Special Counsel Robert Mueller wrapped up his investigation, the DOJ’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) provided Barr with an […]

Israeli Spyware Firm Partners With Russian Intelligence Cutout

June 1, 2021 12:42 pm By

Newly discovered shipping records demonstrate one of the first known instances of a private Israeli cyber intelligence company working directly with former KGB and current FSB officials who are authorized to maintain Russian state secrets.  Rayzone Group, a Tel Aviv-based cyber intelligence/spyware company, received a shipment from the Engineering and […]