Trump, Conservatives Demand Investigation of ‘Hacked’ DNC Server
As the special counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election hit the one-year mark last week, President Trump and conservatives are demanding an investigation into why the allegedly hacked Democratic National Committee email server — the key piece of forensic evidence in Russia’s suspected interference in the 2016 presidential election — was never subpoenaed by the FBI.
What ever happened to the Server, at the center of so much Corruption, that the Democratic National Committee REFUSED to hand over to the hard charging (except in the case of Democrats) FBI? They broke into homes & offices early in the morning, but were afraid to take the Server?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 20, 2018
The intelligence-community assessment released in January 2017 on purported Russian meddling in the race, conducted by the CIA, the FBI, and the NSA, concludes Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered the hacking of the DNC and the dissemination of emails from key staffers via WikiLeaks to damage Hillary Clinton’s candidacy.
The Steele dossier alleges Donald Trump was aware that the Democratic National Committee’s emails had been stolen before that was publicly known and was involved in their “strategic release” during the presidential campaign.
But the intelligence agencies attributing the sweeping cyber-intrusion to Russia-backed hackers have yet to provide any actual evidence.
Not a single government agency has even viewed the hacked computer servers to conduct a forensic data-breach investigation.
They never will. DNC officials refused to surrender to the server to the FBI for forensic examination, which would determine when and where the hack transpired or whether the server was actually hacked.
Then-FBI Director James Comey said last year that the DNC had denied the bureau’s requests to examine the breached server. The Obama Justice Dept. never took custody of the server — no subpoena, no search warrant.
Instead the DNC hired private cyber security firm CrowdStrike to make replicas of the server’s data to provide to the FBI and destroyed the server.
… If the DNC server were the central crime scene of the so-called "crime of the century" — Russia allegedly hacking into a US presidential election –why would Comey agree to not investigate the crime scene? And why hasn't he been asked this critical question on his book tour?
— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) April 26, 2018
Outside the DNC funded Crowdstrike's charges – there is no proof that the Russians hacked the DNC server because the FBI WASN'T ALLOWED access. The same FBI director that told us Clinton was being investigated couldn't say "by the way, Trump is too"?
— Martina Webster (@Martina_Webster) May 21, 2018
FBI: We're here to investigate a crime. Let us exam the servers.
— Katica (@GOPPollAnalyst) May 20, 2018
The mainstream media have stubbornly clung to the Trump-Russia collusion narrative, peddling unsubstantiated claims that Trump colluded with Russia during the election. Yet, the purported victim of a crime refused to cooperate with law enforcement in solving that crime.
The server’s contents could have discredited the Russia-hacking story, argued former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer.
The investigation’s origin was the suspicion that the DNC’s server was hacked. Without this attack, there would be no investigation. But how do we know it happened? The Obama Justice Dept. never took custody of the server — no subpoena, no search warrant. https://t.co/YnjZM5STWu
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) May 19, 2018
Roger Stone, former Trump campaign aide, argued on Meet the Press Sunday “I don’t even believe the Democratic National Committee was hacked.”
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) May 20, 2018
Michael Flynn Jr., the son of President Donald Trump’s former National Security Adviser, blasted Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, Sunday for claiming “there’s overwhelming evidence of Russian hacking of our elections.”
— 🇺🇸Michael Flynn Jr🇺🇸 (@mflynnJR) May 21, 2018
Many argued slain Democratic National Committee staff member Seth Rich was connected to the DNC leak.
I’m amazed when I hear idiots still trying to claim the DNC servers were hacked.
Yes, you’re idiots if you say that.
There is sufficient evidence by people my Team and others work with that proves the hack was theoretically possible.
It was a leak! Not a Hack!#SethRich
— Matt Couch 🎙 (@RealMattCouch) May 20, 2018
It comes down to the unprovable fallacy: "Trump got info in HRC from Putin". Problem there is, the #DNC server was never reviewed as the DNC protected it likely to sell the fact that info was LEAKED by DNC insiders (Seth Rich) from it NOT HACKED. DNC/BHO/HRC are going to prison. pic.twitter.com/GcU6Lq9pxg
— Let Us Be Brothers 🇺🇸 (@ChrisMiller_SRQ) May 21, 2018
Others questioned why leading members of the establishment media are ignoring the Awan Brothers, the three IT specialists fired for rooting through House Democrats’ sensitive files.
Meanwhile…NOTHING is being reported about Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s laptop. It’s well known the FBI didn’t examine the so-called hack of the DNC server. But the have the next best thing…DWS laptop. She was the DNC Chair at the time! What’s up with the Awan security breach??
— Rich T (@asc96b) May 20, 2018
Why did the DNC NOT allow the FBI and or other agencies to examine the "Hacked" DNC servers? What were they hiding?? The Awan brothers who fled the country had something to do with this. I will assume there was some juicy emails on there Clinton wanted hidden and not found.
— Bill Wolff (@Bill_Wolff_16) May 21, 2018