The investigation into Trump and Russia continues to take surprising turns.
Now the spotlight is on Loretta Lynch and the FBI’s conduct during the investigation.
And one piece of evidence could unravel a massive cover-up.
The Democrat National Committee claims they were hacked by Russia during the 2016 election.
Former FBI Director James Comey accepted that conclusion without the Bureau ever examining the DNC’s servers.
That was left up to CrowdStrike, a third party vendor with a questionable history when it relates to Russia.
Now many in Congress are demanding a full accounting of CrowdStrike’s findings:
“It is perhaps the key piece of forensic evidence in Russia’s suspected efforts to sway the November presidential election, but federal investigators have yet to get their hands on the hacked computer server that handled email from the Democratic National Committee.
Indeed, the only cybersecurity specialists who have taken a look at the server are from CrowdStrike, the Irvine, California-based private cybersecurity company that the DNC hired to investigate the hack — but which has come under fire itself for its work.
Some critics say CrowdStrike’s evidence for blaming Russia for the hack is thin. Members of Congress say they still believe Russia was responsible but wonder why the DNC has never allowed federal investigators to get a look at the key piece of evidence: the server. Either way, a key “witness” in the political scandal consuming the Trump administration remains beyond the reach of investigators.
“I want to find out from the company [that] did the forensics what their full findings were,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican who is leading the Judiciary Committee’s inquiry, told The Washington Times.
Scrutinizing the DNC server hack and CrowdStrike’s analysis has not factored heavily in multiple probes exploring the Russia issue. But behind the scenes, discussions are growing louder, congressional sources say.”
Examining the server could solve one of the great mysteries of the investigation.
Former FBI Director James Comey went public with his findings in Hillary Clinton’s email investigation in July 2016 because the FBI possessed an email from a Democrat staffer claiming Loretta Lynch would handle the inquiry in favorable manner to Clinton.
There have been allegations that this email was faked.
But an easy way to prove it would be for investigators to examine the DNC’s server.
The Washington Times also reports:
“In recent days, questions about the server have taken on more importance as attention has focused on an email suggesting that the DNC and the Obama administration’s Justice Department were trying to limit the scope of the FBI’s investigation into Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s secret email account.
Mentioned in recent reporting and testimony from fired FBI Director James B. Comey, the correspondence reportedly shows Obama-era Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch privately assuring “someone in the Clinton campaign that the email investigation would not push too deeply into the matter.”
Some observers have wondered whether the information is real or is Russian disinformation.”
Is the DNC hiding Lynch’s promise to keep a lid on the Clinton email investigation by refusing investigators access to their server?
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