by Jeff Dunetz
On his call with the Ukraine president, President Trump was trying to get Zelensky’s help investigating the tech company, CrowdStrike.
” I would like you to do us a favor though because our country has been through a lot and Ukraine knows a lot about it. I would like you to find out what happened with this whole situation with Ukraine, they say CrowdStrike … I guess you have one of your wealthy people… The server, they say Ukraine has it it they say a lot of it started with Ukraine. Whatever you can do, it’s very important that you do it if that’s possible.”
Many people don’t realize that the Democrats refused to let the FBI look at their servers as part of their Russian hacking investigation; instead, the FBI relied on a report, paid for by the DNC and prepared by a company that in a different case was caught lying about Russian despot Vladimir Putin.
In 2016 the FBI based its decision that it was the Russians that hacked into the DNC computers on a report commissioned by the DNC and generated by CrowdStrike. Neither the FBI nor any other federal agency examined the party’s servers. The DNC wouldn’t allow the FBI to look at their servers for the hacking investigation; instead, they forced them to use the CrowdStrike report paid for by the Party.
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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. 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,”
The CrowdStrike report implicated Russia for the DNC hack, leading to the two-plus years of Russiagate–but there’s more. To this day neither the DOJ nor the FBI has a complete copy of the CrowdStrike report According to the Department of Justice, in its response to the Roger Stone defense asking for a copy of the CrowdStrike report, lawyers for the DNC and DCCC provided redacted draft copies of the CrowdStrike report “to the government.” They never saw the full report.
Perhaps the FBI trusted CrowdStrike’s report because the company’s executive Shawn Henry, who led the forensics team that ultimately blamed Russia for the DNC hack served as assistant director at the FBI under Mueller.
Read more: https://lidblog.com/crowdstrike-ukraine/