DNC Refused FBI Access to Its Servers … Instead Gave Access to a DNC Consultant Tied to Organization Promoting Russia Conflict

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CNN reports:

The Democratic National Committee "rebuffed" a request from the FBI to examine its computer services after it was allegedly hacked by Russia during the 2016 election, a senior law enforcement official told CNN Thursday.


"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," a senior law enforcement official told CNN. "This left the FBI no choice but to rely upon a third party for information.




The FBI instead relied on the assessment from a third-party security company called CrowdStrike.

As first reported by George Eliason, CrowdStrike's Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder Dimitri Alperovitch - who wrote the CrowdStrike reports allegedly linking Russia to the Democratic party emails published by Wikileaks - is a fellow at the Atlantic Council ... an organization associated with Ukraine, and whose main policy goal seems to stir up a confrontation with Russia.[1]

The Nation writes:

In late December, Crowdstrike released a largely debunked report claiming that the same Russian malware that was used to hack the DNC has been used by Russian intelligence to target Ukrainian artillery positions. Crowdstrike’s co-founder and chief technology officer, Dmitri Alperovitch, told PBS, “Ukraine’s artillery men were targeted by the same hackers…that targeted DNC, but this time they were targeting cellphones [belonging to the Ukrainian artillery men] to try to understand their location so that the Russian artillery forces can actually target them in the open battle.”

Dmitri Alperovitch is also a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council.


The connection between Alperovitch and the Atlantic Council has gone largely unremarked upon, but it is relevant given that the Atlantic Council—which is funded in part by the US State Department, NATO, the governments of Latvia and Lithuania, the Ukrainian World Congress, and the Ukrainian oligarch Victor Pinchuk—has been among the loudest voices calling for a new Cold War with Russia. As I pointed out in the pages of The Nation in November, the Atlantic Council has spent the past several years producing some of the most virulent specimens of the new Cold War propaganda.


It would seem then that a healthy amount of skepticism toward a government report that relied, in part, on the findings of private-sector cyber security companies like Crowdstrike might be in order.

The Atlantic Council is also funded by the U.S. military and the largest defense contractors, including:

  • United States Army
  • United States Navy
  • United States Air Force
  • United States Marines
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Raytheon
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Boeing

[1]  Here's an example of the Atlantic Council's bellicose rhetoric from July 2016:

Poland should announce that it reserves the right to deploy offensive cyber operations (and not necessarily in response just to cyber attacks).  The authorities could also suggest potential targets, which could include the Moscow metro, the St. Petersburg power network, and Russian state-run media outlets such as RT.

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DuneCreature's picture

Here is one the Trumpster need to keep a close eye on until the 20th:

~~~~ *** [ The FBI and the Army of Northern Virginia ] ***~~~~

Why President Elect Donald J. Trump CAN NOT trust the Secret Service OR the Federal Beware of Investigations (FBI) to do ANYTHING other than try to kill him before he reaches office.

The list of murdering, thieving Dot Gov Pirates just keeps growing in exposure:


Live Hard, We Could Throw Up A Big Fence Around The DC Beltway And Call It A Big Fed Super Max With Visitors Day On The 4th Of July, No Fireworks, No Furloughs, No 'Good Behavior' Pirate Paroles, Die Free

~ DC v4.0

navy62802's picture

These people are fucking terrible at running covert operations.

WarPony's picture

It's merely an expansion and extension of the Smith-Mundt Modernization Act of 2012, where the US Government was no longer prohibited from foisting propaganda on the US population.  It has definitely gone mainstream.  In fact, that is All you hear anymore.

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Fathead Slim (not verified) Jan 6, 2017 10:53 AM

"The Atlantic Council is also funded by the U.S. military"

Now, this bothers me. Military departments having the authority to transfer funds from their budget to NGOs like this is disturbing.

TeethVillage88s's picture

Was just copying the same thing for same point.

Illegal Appropriation of funds comes to mind.

Military gets various kinds of funds for specific purposes. So are they using Operations and Maintenance Army money to fund propaganda? Operations and Maintenance Navy to fund propaganda?

Illegal as hell, and if Atlantic Council is doing domestic propaganda in the USA - there could be wire fraud, mail fraud or something like that. Probably is found in Title 18 USC.

MrBoompi's picture

When you see a term like "senior law enforcement official", who refuses to put his name on it, your BS detection meter should be on high alert.  It's time to put a stop to the anonymous sources we are told are both well informed and honest.  If they believe what they are saying and have proof, they can tell us their goddamned name.  

DuneCreature's picture

The GW hits just keep coming... George Washington has it going on too. You go GWs!

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I love George and his subtle sense of humor! (In contrast to mine, he makes me look like Sam Kinison, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACVhMas2Uxk-)

Yes, How about those hacks and hackers, Mr Comely, sir?


Do George a favor and download and archive everything he posts.

Make him so high profile that it just wouldn't do our favorite batch of criminal assholes any good to mess with him. ... The public spotlight is pretty good insurance against an Arkancide incident.

Live Hard, My Hat Is Off To You, George, You Have The Nads, Die Free

Yes We Can. But Lets Not.'s picture

70/30 vote.  More people are waking up.

HRC would lose by significantly larger margin today than she did on Nov 8.

DuneCreature's picture

Ooooh, OK, I get it now.

Everyone inside the beltway over the age of twelve is a thieving low-life lying pirate.

This clears things up considerably for me.

Live Hard, The Smoke And Fog Of Corruption Is So Thick It Was Hard To Make Out Who The Pirates Are And Where They Hang Out When They Aren't Raiding And Raping Whole Countries, Die Free

~ DC v4.0

overmedicatedundersexed's picture

I would like to Know what happened to "Carlos Danger's " lap top ..you know the one with thousands of emails from dnc to state dept..Huma must of shipped it out to somewhere , NO?

overmedicatedundersexed's picture

Breaking news>>>> the russians stole A Weiner's laptop right outta the CIA HQ at Langley Va.. Mccain cries this means war..Carlos Danger in shock at the loss of his porn  videos of Huma and Hillary..

LawsofPhysics's picture

Yes, the digital/paper trail is there. The Clintons were counting on being in power so that all this could be covered up.  The repercussions of the "election" will be very interesting, but The Don really does not have to do much, just simply point out the many contradictions in what has been done/published and what is being done/said!  As I have said before, given enough time, the corrupt motherfuckers will execute themselves, I say, let them!

DuneCreature's picture

We don't need no stinking computer security in Wash DC while we're trying to peddle stolen reports and documents, says the Killary Crew.

We're dealing with clown pirates here. ... They broadside each other by mistake, load up and fire at each other again.

We are going to have to build a new museum on the mall for these idiots to show future generations what not to ever let happen again. ... There will be a statue of Barry and the DNC K Street gang in the lobby and a phallic inscription that says, "What? We Worry? ... Not about getting caught with our Satanic Farce Field Shields down... No way our hi tech auto theft system will ever fail us!"

There could be logs on the server the DNC wouldn't want the FBI to see. (Define logs - Big round pieces of wood you wipe with a cloth)

But I don't know why that would worry anyone like Killary or Pedoduster. The FBI and Comely are up to their eyeballs in the corruption too. ... This is a team fuck up and theft effort.


Those pesky Chinese hackers got in 'cause someone left the bloody door open AGAIN! ........ Somebody call the FBI unCERTin division and have them send over a repairman.

Hep! Hep! Help! The pirates have been haCKED AND THeIR SToLEN BooTY pILFErED! bLAMe iT oN PUtiN OR sARAh pALIN iF yOU HaVE Ot mR. CLaPper!

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Fed-up with being Sick and Tired's picture

It is getting to a point that we can barely trust anything we read anywhere  - - except for alt media.  And, then, the smell test has to be used.


Truth, as much as we can define it (fact based, facts from where??) is coming under fire.

CheapBastard's picture

Dmitri sounds like a left wing radical extremist with an 'agenda' and with ties to radical terrorist groups like the DNC.

Speaking of the DNC and terrorism, did police ever catch the Hillary supporters who fire-bombed the RNC offices in NC?

Bastiat's picture

Has the FBI pursued Scott Foval's hint that the DNC was behind a false flag  black church burning ?

Reaper's picture

The Ukraine and it sycophant fellow travelers are attempting to subvert the US elections and undermine the next president in conspiracy with the DNC. A criminal conspiracy to harm the US by starting a war with Russia.
Applicable law: 18 U.S. Code § 371 - Conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud United States
If two or more persons conspire either to commit any offense against the United States, or to defraud the United States, or any agency thereof in any manner or for any purpose, and one or more of such persons do any act to effect the object of the conspiracy, each shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.

LickItUp's picture

If the proper people ever decide to enforce that law for acts committed during this century, they will need to build 100 new prisons to house them.

Abaco's picture

Or they could empty the federal prisons of all the people unlawfully imprisoned for so-called crimes that the Feds have no lawful authority to prosecute.

ReZn8r's picture

We should really invest that money in rope factories to ensure every criminal and traitor gets a new piece of rope around their neck.

Hanging these bastards is truly the only way we will be able to effect a real change, and of course I hope it is public.

MaxThrust's picture

Thx GW

Every layer of deception you remove the closer we get to the truth.

Ban KKiller's picture

Atlantic Council, total front for war profiteers. Know the enemy. They licked her smelly cunt hoping for the juice of death. Gross? They love war and all of its effects, mainly profit. 

Cardinal Fang's picture

Rock n Roller Cola Wars...

Cruel Joke's picture


Yeah, "russian hackers" sure, "the russians" mmm, "vladimir putin himself" oh hell, yeah "kremlin" - the MSM is like a dog that never gets tired of staring at it's own vomit.

cossack55's picture

Nice grab, GW.  Probably won't see it above the fold in any MSM fishwrap.

DaveyJones's picture

There is an excellent discussion with Glenn Greenwald on this subject, Assange, Hillary, the intelligence agencies and Trump on DemocracyNow today.