Former DNC Chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, said Wednesday that neither the FBI nor any other government agency contacted her about the hacking of the DNC’s computer networks, The Washington Examiner reports.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s claims that she was never contacted by any government agency about supposed hacking of the DNC’s computer systems directly contradicts former DHS chief, Jeh Johnson’s testimony before the House Intelligence Committee earlier Wednesday.
The Washington Examiner reports:
“At no point during my tenure at the DNC did anyone from the FBI or any other government agency contact or communicate with me about Russian intrusion on the DNC network. It is astounding to me that the chair of an organization like the DNC was never contacted by the FBI or any other agency concerned about these intrusions,” Wasserman Schultz said in a statement. “As a member of Congress, I had the unique clearance to hear any classified briefing that would be involved in such an intrusion, and the FBI clearly should have come to me with that information. They did not.”
The Florida congresswoman said she would have accepted help from the FBI and other agencies had they discussed the hack with her.”If the FBI or any other government agency ever came to me with that information, I would have gladly welcomed their help,” she said. “In fact, back in March, former FBI Director Jim Comey testified that he wished he had personally done more to notify the DNC of the Russian intrusion.”
Wasserman Schultz has argued in the past that she was never told that the DNC had been hacked. In January, the Florida Republican confronted Comey during a confidential briefing in January and asked why he never told her about the intrusion.
“My interest in helping them was definitely of nonpartisan interest, and I recall very clearly that I was not pleased that we were not in there helping them patch this vulnerability,” he said.