Using Child Porn To Take Down The Liberty Movement? (Video)

By: Ben Swann
42
Dan Johnson PANDA

Dan Johnson of the group P.A.N.D.A (People Against the NDAA) talks with Ben Swann about the child pornography sent to him via a Tormail account.  The email, which claimed to have come from Stewart Rhodes (founder and national director of Oathkeepers), actually contained 6 PDFs with graphic child pornography.

“Our IT tech estimates it took about 8 to 9 hours to put this [email] together…something this technologically sophisticated.  It was specifically designed, number one, to be found; and number two, to implicate Stewart Rhodes in sending me the email and to implicate me in having the email on my computer,” says Johnson, who spoke to Swann via Skype.


Most interestingly, Johnson received this email only a few weeks after Luke Rudkowski (We Are Change) and Madison Rupert (End The Lie) also received emails from a purported “whistleblower.”  Those emails also contained child pornography.

Explains Johnson, “If I didnʼt have any IT background, I would think that deleting the file actually deletes the file.  It doesnʼt really delete the file; it just deletes the markers where the file is supposed to be.  So the file would still be on my computer and I wouldnʼt know it.  So if I were to be raided at any point because someone were to say ʻI think Dan has child ornography on his computerʼ then someone would come in, they would open the computer, they would look at it. I would obviously have no idea it was there. They would take the computer and what would happen from there, I am not really sure.  It is about 5 years in prison for each image.”

Johnson goes on to point out that in both his case and in Rudkowskiʼs case, the images were not opened or downloaded (watch the interview to understand how that happened).  Since receiving the email Johnson has contacted police and shared the email.  Unfortunately, the email in both cases was sent from a Tormail account, which is designed to be untraceable.

So why these four men?  Why would they be targeted?  Johnson attempts to answer that question here:

 

Support the Truth In Media Project


"Like" Ben Swann on Facebook
  • Robert from Long Island

    Please note: Video ends abruptly at 6 minutes, even though the full length shows as 14 minutes long…

    • http://benswann.com/ Sam

      Hi Robert,
      Something happened when we uploaded this video to YouTube and YouTube thought it was 14 minutes long. We have since corrected the issue. Thanks!

  • wiseowl

    It would seam that now this tactic has been outed, that a good attorney could use the possibility of this having been done as a defense. These kinds of actions start to make the use of digital communications far less authoritative in a criminal proceeding.

  • oldironsides

    If you need to protect yourself from this go get a free copy of Eraser which will permanently remove deleted files. Also, beware of using an HTML format in your comments because I found someone in China send my blog comments ending with …. and each dot was a hyperlink to a child porn web site. And defrag your hard drive often so it overwrites deleted files.

    • Gramma

      Thank you. Once it is known that I am running for office I could come across this and I would like to be able to get this stuff off my computer. I had a computer problem awhile back and when the computer guy was here working on it, he came across a TON of pornographic images on my hard drive. I have never gone to a porn site. Once an email many years ago took me to a porn site when I opened the email and I couldn’t get out of it until I turned off my computer. I don’t think it was with this computer and if it was, I’ve had to replace my hard drive several times due to viruses so I hope it’s no longer on my computer but I don’t know because I don’t know where to look. It was not child porn though. At least I don’t think. I just got a glance and was horrified that that could be on my computer and I’ve never gone to a porn site. The guy told me not to worry, he wasn’t looking at that. ha ha

      • oldironsides

        Every image stored on your hard drive can be found by doing a global search for all files in one of these picture formats: .jpg .bmp .tif .gif .img .jp2 .png .tga – some image types are more common than others, such as JPG, BMP, PNG, GIF. To do a global Search use the wildcard symbol * followed by the file type as in *.jpg will search your hard drive for ALL jpg images. Do a global search for each image type and you can then delete the results you don’t want and follow that with Eraser to wipe out all the deleted files on the entire drive.

        • oldironsides

          One final word on Eraser. The program uses a DoD approved process to overwrite unused space on the hard drive with seven separate passes writing “1′s” and “0′s” over the unused spaces and, depending on the size of your hard drive it can take hours to finish.

      • HP McLovincraft

        “At least I don’t think.”

        Sadly, this is true of the piTea Party in general.
        Thinking hurts!

  • Kevin Merck

    Whoever is doing this is probably blackmailing half the people on Capital Hill with the same tactics.

    We need to find out who’s doing this and give them 20 years for every image they infect peoples’ computers with.

    This is the evil you invite into your lives when you think it’s okay to murder unborn children.

    http://www.priestsforlife.org/resources/photosassorted/LateTermAbortions/abortedbaby29.html

    When murdering children is okay, anything goes.

    • Joseph C. Carbone III

      Dear Mr. Merck,

      Absolutely correct, I have been saying it for years: anything goes once murdering unborn human beings is okay, and our nation does it in mass with the approval of our Congress, courts, and executors.

      The pseudo-lawful act of murder is something that every moral public servant should be disputing on a daily, even hourly, basis to save innocent lives and this country, but we rarely hear them speak on the matter, which is to our disaster.

      Furthermore, Tor is neutral in the same way anonymously sending criminal harassment, material, or bombs via the United States Postal Service does not make the USPS and undesirable operation.

      Sincerely, Joseph C. Carbone III 22 August 2013

    • Bobby

      you are an idiot.

  • Paul Revere

    They wont stop the change that’s coming. Just as we are on a list, they are also on a list. Any of the traitors to the American people that condoned the NDAA and all of the politicians that voted for the NDAA are also on a list. Anyone remember Nuremburg?

    • HP McLovincraft

      Are you gonna execute someone, faux tough guy?

      • Rob Dies

        Scared?

        • HP McLovincraft

          Of all blah blah blah no action ‘baggers? Hardly.

          2nd Civil War/Secession Fail.

  • ciscokid16

    Everyone should watch “Behold A Pale Horse” by Bill Cooper.. its a 4 hr speech / documentary that touches on everything on how the Government is trying to silence and destroy our country and enslave the American People through the Banking Cartel.. made in 1992…

    • Heartland Patriot

      I hate to use the phrase “banking cartel” as that makes the concept of banks seem wrong. Its not the idea of a bank that is wrong, it is the centralized implementation of banks, the hyper-regulation, and the Fed-run system of fiat currency that is the problem.

  • NadePaulKuciGravMcKi

    coercion extortion blackmail bribery murder
    WE ALL KNOW THEIR CRIMINAL GAMES

  • CplUsmc

    Does the opposition really think they are right if they have to do this to discredit their opponents?

    • Joe

      No, they are just evil.

    • GaryTruth

      Your comment resonates.

      In the banned and censored BBC documentary, “Conspiracy of Silence,” we hear and see testimony from former orphans who were used by our government as “bait” to trap D.C. politicians in committing acts of pedophilia.

      These same children were given midnight tours of the Bush White House.

      Logical, effective, and pure evil.

      • Sha’arei Zohar Da’as

        They Nebraska boys were used by the pedophiles by pedophiles any sting ops was obstructed and the film never aired in US they wewre not trapped they were caught. Onto Disney and Hollyweird next?

        • jollyroger

          Do some research on Larry Franklin.

    • Heartland Patriot

      They don’t think they are “right”. They are amoral, that is, they have no morals because only their goals matter to them. They are elitist, statist, collectivists pushing for a tyrannical oligarchy ruling a dumbed-down mass of near slaves.

  • trigon400

    If this fake email were to be traced, you’d find the finger prints of one of the leftwing Jews (i.e. Potok, Cohen or Dees) at the SPLC all over it.
    No other group is bothered as much by the Oathkeepers & other liberty movements as they are.
    This is why they vilify them as “homegrown terrorists” whenever possible.

    • HP McLovincraft

      File Under: Conspiritarded (And you forgot to sat #notracist; netiquette, people!)

    • Sha’arei Zohar Da’as

      Anyone who would blame ALL Jews for the actions of a few has issues I am A Jew and I AM an Oathkeeper NRA Republican.

      • Roy

        He didn’t blame ALL Jews, just the leftwing ones at SPLC.

        • jollyroger

          Don’t forget the zionist infiltraitors ; this is not beyond their scope either.

    • Heartland Patriot

      While I don’t put any dirty tactic past the SPLC (they were the ones supplying the “training” materials to the US Army to tell soldiers that veterans and firearms owners were “domestic terrorists”), I put the onus on that group’s collectivist statist ideology much more than their ethnic heritage (which they ignore unless they need to use it politically, anyway).

      • jollyroger

        Yes and there is an Army base out west that now specializes in attacking websites.
        However there are other players: CIA, FBI, DHS and could even come from inside the White House.
        Take yer pick.

    • jollyroger

      I have to agree with you. I have read that Dees himself is a pedo.
      The SPLC has just about every group it doesn’t like on their hate list.
      Side note: the FBI has given them the heave ho.

  • Budgie

    If the government has enough servers that contribute to the TOR network (via stealth pretending to be regular people), they can trace exactly where it comes from. They don’t want to because they’re the ones who sent it.

  • Jon Gluvna

    but yet if your a legitimite child pornographer and then delete your entire collection of 5000 images you downloaded once in a bittorrent and zero your hard drive. you’d get away scott free.

  • hvaiallverden

    I have few rules regading the nett, and one is witale, never ever open anything unless you already know the content of it.
    Everything you do, is mirrored and copyed, thats why the can blackmail, people in positions of trust.
    If we all where hunest, porn is everywhere and easy to reach, and we all have our sins, but to others this is something Very usefull, in this times of moral hypocrasy, and dobbel talk.

    Second.

    Anything, everything that your screen is in contact with stays in your PC, nothing goes away unless its Rebooted, untill then, everything is there, to delet have notng to do with “gone with the wind”, its just removed, to actualy delet, is a bigg process and time consuming.

    And so far, no program I know of is easy to use and gives total overlook on whats actually inside your CPU units inside the PC, untill then, forgett it.

    There is not that difficould to determin wether its delibirate or not, the difficloutys is in the tracking of the source, by IPs.
    But to determen to “trodjan horce” is easy.
    And above all this, I never download anything, I just browse.
    If the content is in the nett, why download

    its there, anyway.
    I am a old library fan, and I consider and use the net acordingly as a library.

    peace

    • notanidiot

      you realize by viewing content on the net, you are downloading it to your computer, right?

    • bobby

      I have no idea what you are trying to say, get someone to check your posts before you hit enter.

  • lp

    Check out pgp encryption folks, you can digitally sign messages to verify it’s really you sending them. http://pgp.mit.edu/

  • TexLiberty

    Why would they target We Are Change with this? They’re not a serious group in the liberty movement – they do the movement more harm than good. It would be smarter to just leave them alone.

    • Joe Palooka

      They are trying to give that little maggot Rudowski some street cred.
      Dan Johnson was the true target.

  • Zionistout

    Just destroy the hard drive. They need the physical evidence. Also anyone that know anything about IT wouldn’t worry to much because it’s an email. They can trace where it came from. Who sent it. Unless this thing goes really deep. Anyway the liberty movement or whatever its called now has been coopted by the Jews and neocons. I left it a while back. I went back to my nationalist and national socialism roots. I have no use for the libertarians as they spout the same kind of open borders rhetoric the socialist Jew run liberal democrats spout, while they also spout the worst kind of neocon economic propaganda and philosophies. I have no use for libertarians. They all follow the Jewess Ayn Rand and she is a Jew immigrant from the Soviet Union. Meaning she can’t be trusted. I also don’t care for Rand Paul. I did like Ron Paul, but his son is an entirely different animal. Rand going over to Israel and all his bashing of “conspiracy theorists” has really let me know he is not someone I will support with a vote.

  • momofdancers

    I have said it many times and will continue to scream it: VOTE 3rd Party. I take great pride in never, ever having voted for a democrat or a republican. EVER. I am a registered independent and voted for Perot twice, Phillips in 2000,Peroutka in 04,Baldwin in 08,and Goode in 12. If we all just stopped voting for assorted conservative candidates and got behind 1 guy, we could take back our nation.We just stop voting republican for the 2 houses of Congress and vote in minority folks. Outsiders. People who arent beholden to special interests to get them in office but beholden to us.