FBI Calls Emergency Meeting With Trump Sons Over Attempted Hack of Trump Organization
The FBI called an emergency meeting with Eric and Donald Trump Jr to discuss an attempted overseas cyberattack against the Trump Organization.
ABC News exclusive report:
The FBI is investigating an attempted overseas cyberattack against the Trump Organization, summoning President Donald Trump’s sons, Don Jr. and Eric, for an emergency session with the bureau’s cybersecurity agents and representatives of the CIA, officials tell ABC News.
Law enforcement officials who spoke to ABC News on the condition of anonymity confirmed the attempted hack and said the subsequent meeting took place at the FBI’s New York headquarters on May 8, the day before Trump fired FBI director James Comey. Spokesmen for the FBI, CIA and Secret Service all declined to comment.
Reached by phone, Eric Trump, an executive vice president of the family company, would not confirm or deny that he and his brother had met with the FBI but told ABC News that the company had ultimately not been infiltrated.
“We absolutely weren’t hacked,” Eric Trump said during the brief call. “That’s crazy. We weren’t hacked, I can tell you that.”
Eric Trump insists the Trump Organization wasn’t hacked. This is all very suspicious because if there was such a hack, the FBI would use that as an excuse to access the Trump Organization’s computer network:
“If there was a hack or an attempted hack of … the company that was owned by the president, that would be at the top of the list of investigations,” Frankel said. “If the FBI saw that kind of hack, they’d have to track that. There’s no telling what a hacker could get that’s connected to the president, corporate records, financial records, even things that were going on during the transition.”
The FBI’s involvement could come with some risks, Frankel said, both for the company and the president. In the course of its investigation, the FBI could get access to the Trump Organization’s computer network, meaning FBI agents could possibly find records connected to other investigations.
“There could be stuff in there that they do not want to become part of a separate criminal investigation,” Frankel said.
An attempted hack on the Trump Organization is something that shouldn’t come as a shock. Such prominent organizations are always the target of hackers. This appears to be more of an excuse to access more records, to infiltrate the Trump network by the government.
Of course, the lying media used this as an excuse to tie the Trumps to Russia once again in their never ending paranoia of Russians hiding in every corner.