Wrapping up his tweeting on Thursday night, the president-elect asked why the Democratic National Committee didn’t reportedly cooperate with the FBI’s investigation of hacks into its servers; a hack which the US intelligence agencies were rapid to deduce was the action of Russia in spite of, presumably, not having seen all the proof.
As Bloomberg accounts, while the DNC claims the FBI in no way asked for access to its servers after they were breached, a senior law enforcement official stated the FBI consistently requested for access “only to be rebuffed.” If the FBI itself never analyzed DNC servers, Trump published on Twitter, “how and why are they so sure about hacking”?
“What is going on?” Trump included.
The FBI Thursday published a statement validating Trump’s claim.
“The FBI repeatedly stressed to DNC officials the necessity of obtaining direct access to servers and data, only to be rebuffed until well after the initial compromise had been mitigated,” the agency stated. “This left the FBI no choice but to rely upon a third party for information. These actions caused significant delays and inhibited the FBI from addressing the intrusion earlier.”
Earlier in the week DNC spokesman Eric Walker shared with BuzzFeed this week that while the DNC had numerous meetings with FBI agents, FBI officials “never requested access” to DNC servers.
“The DNC had several meetings with representatives of the FBI’s Cyber Division and its Washington (D.C.) Field Office, the Department of Justice’s National Security Division, and U.S. Attorney’s Offices,” he said, including, “the FBI never requested access to the DNC’s computer servers.”
And as outlined by BuzzFeed, no U.S. intelligence agency has done an independent forensics analysis on the servers. Rather, the FBI has counted on an analysis from CrowdStrike, the third-party security firm that looked into the DNC breach.
Nevertheless, as The Hill records, a senior law enforcement official on Thursday debated the DNC’s characterization that the FBI never asked for access to the DNC servers.
Independently, at the same time Trump belittled leaks to several media outlets detailing contents of a classified report on supposed Russian hacking of the presidential election. The leaks came before Trump’s own briefing on those particulars by the intelligence community. The 50-page report was provided to US President Barack Obama on Thursday, and is to be provided to President-elect Donald Trump on Friday by top intelligence officials, which includes Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and CIA Director John Brennan, the Washington Post accounts, one of several outlets that were given priority over the president-elect in learning the particulars of the document.
CNN and NBC News additionally reported on the classified document, sparking outrage from Trump.
“How did NBC get ‘an exclusive look into the top secret report he (Obama) was presented?’ Who gave them this report and why? Politics!” Trump stated in a tweet.
Consistent with the reports, US spies offered as proof of Russian interference intercepted communications between Russian officials who called Trump’s victory a geopolitical success for Russia. The report also stated that US intelligence identified the ‘go-betweens’ who presumably handed over stolen Democratic Party emails to WikiLeaks. The US media did not identify those individuals or clarify how they were connected to the Russian government.
Many Russian officials made no secret of their inclination for a Trump presidency after his surprise win in November. The Russian parliament even stood and applauded at the news. The president-elect is thought of by many as capable of restarting relations with Russia with a fresh slate, while his Democratic competitor Hillary Clinton was blamed for policies which simply have led to numerous issues between Russia and the US.
Earlier this morning, Wikileaks likewise chimed in on the topic, of course taking Trump’s side.
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