Friday, January 06, 2017

FBI strikes back at the DNC

The FBI struck back at the Democratic National Committee on Thursday, accusing it of denying federal investigators access to its computer systems and hamstringing its investigation into the infiltration of DNC servers by Russia-backed hackers.

“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,” a senior law enforcement official told BuzzFeed News in a statement. “These actions caused significant delays and inhibited the FBI from addressing the intrusion earlier.”

The DNC said the FBI had never asked for access to their hacked servers, BuzzFeed News reported on Wednesday.

A DNC source familiar with the investigation tried to downplay that report on Thursday, hours before the FBI statement was issued. The fact that the FBI didn’t have direct access to the servers was not “significant,” the source said.

“I just don’t think that that’s really material or an important thing,” the source continued. “They had what they needed. There are always haters out here.”


clayusmcret said...

Assuming true, the democrats could have easily thwarted the Russians in one of two ways.

First, they could have had the slightest bit of security. Podesta gave them his highly secure password, "password". Then others emailed the keys to the castle back and forth. Again, if there had been the slightest network security the Russians would never have gotten in.

Second, and more importantly, once the Russians got in they could have found nothing worth releasing. That´s right. If the democrats weren´t a bunch of lying, thieving, conniving, backstabbing SOB´s, the Russians might not have found anything that would have damaged the democrats and their brand. But what did they find? Proof of lies, thievery, conniving and backstabbing throughout their party; from the top down.

Want to not get caught doing illegal and unethical behavior? Don´t be doing illegal and unethical behavior.

OregonGuy said...

Is Mo Binder still in the DNC database?

Anonymous said...

Why doesn't the FBI just ask the freakin' Rooskies for their copy of the server data? Oh wait.....

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