Senate Republicans To Introduce Bill Banning Government From Contracting With Leakers
(Worthy News) – Republicans in the Senate will introduce legislation later Monday that would prohibit the federal government from entering into contracts with individuals who have used previous access to leak proprietary information.
The bill, dubbed the No Government Contracts for Known Leakers Act, was written in direct response to revelations in the filings of Special Counsel John Durham, Republican Tennessee Sen. Bill Hagerty told the Daily Caller. According to Durham’s recent filings, Rodney Joffe, an executive with the technology services company Neustar, used proprietary internet data to “establish ‘an inference’ and ‘narrative’ tying then-candidate Trump to Russia.” Neustar had information technology services contracts with the White House, then-candidate Donald Trump’s Manhattan residence, and Trump Tower.
Neustar provided Domain Name System (DNS) services, which allow computers to connect to websites, to the White House, Trump Tower, and Trump’s private residence in 2016. Those services allowed Joffe to access the browsing history and connections of the Trump campaign, and allowed Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign to push a since-debunked story that a computer in Trump Tower was communicating with a computer in Moscow’s Alfa Bank. [ Source: Daily Caller (Read More…) ]