Trump Asks "What Is Going On" After It Emerges Democrats Refused FBI Access To Hacked Servers

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Closing off his tweeting on Thursday evening, the president-elect questioned why the Democratic National Committee did not reportedly cooperate with the FBI's investigation of hacks into its servers; a hack which the US intelligence agencies were quick to conclude was the action of Russia despite, allegedly, not having seen all the evidence.

As Bloomberg reports, while the DNC says the FBI never requested access to its servers after they were breached, a senior law enforcement official said the FBI repeatedly asked for access "only to be rebuffed."  If the FBI itself never examined DNC servers, Trump wrote on Twitter, "how and why are they so sure about hacking"? 

"What is going on?" Trump added.


The FBI Thursday released a statement confirming 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 said. "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 told BuzzFeed this week that while the DNC had several 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, adding, “the FBI never requested access to the DNC’s computer servers.”

And according to BuzzFeed, no U.S. intelligence agency has done an independent forensics analysis on the servers. Instead, the FBI has relied on an analysis from CrowdStrike, the third-party security firm that investigated the DNC breach.

However, as The Hill notes, a senior law enforcement official on Thursday disputed the DNC's characterization that the FBI never requested access to the DNC servers.

Separately, at the same time Trump criticized leaks to several media outlets detailing contents of a classified report on alleged Russian hacking of the presidential election. The leaks came before Trump’s own briefing on those details by the intelligence community. The 50-page report was delivered to US President Barack Obama on Thursday, and is to be delivered to President-elect Donald Trump on Friday by top intelligence officials, including Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and CIA Director John Brennan, the Washington Post reports, one of several outlets that were given priority over the president-elect in learning the details of the document.

CNN and NBC News also reported on the classified report, 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 said in a tweet.


According to the reports, US spies cited as evidence of Russian interference intercepted communications between Russian officials who called Trump’s victory a geopolitical success for Russia. The report also said that US intelligence identified the ‘go-betweens’ who allegedly handed over stolen Democratic Party emails to WikiLeaks. The US media did not name those individuals or explain how they were linked to the Russian government.

Many Russian officials made no secret of their preference for a Trump presidency after his surprise win in November. The Russian parliament even stood and applauded at the news. The president-elect is perceived by many as capable of restarting relations with Russia with a clean slate, while his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton was blamed for policies which in part have led to numerous conflicts between Russia and the US.

Early this morning, Wikileaks also chimed in on the topic, not surprisingly taking Trump's side.

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Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Whoops. Someone get back in there and fix the coverup.

Arturo's picture

Easy: this is just a diversion maneuver to avoid talking about the content of the leaks.

VinceFostersGhost's picture



Someone get back in there and fix the coverup.


Mayday mayday......this flying pig is about to crash!!!

EuroPox's picture

The only story that has remained consistent is Assange's version... 

ejmoosa's picture

Whoever the Patriotic Americans are leaking what is happening Wikileaks:


Thank you.


The American people DO need to know what our government is doing.  For too long they have attempted to tell us it was too complicated to let us know what we are doing.



knukles's picture

Well now, that poses some very serious reasonable and in fact demanding rather significant questions now, doesn't it.
Pointedly, President Elect Trump is spot on asking; "What in God's name are you morons doing.  I'm now convinced that you guys cannot find your asses in a room of elbows.  You guys can't even get a fib straight between you meaning y'all are terribly incompetent.  And no, more money is NOT going to do the trick.  Lucy, one of these days, gonna be pow right to the moon." 

Talking about the moon.  And while you're at it, shut NASA. 
Main mission.  To boldly send Muzzies where no human has gone before.
Some big money to be allocated to other efforts.  Like paying down the debt.

And.  Nowhere in any of the founding documentation of permissible governmental activities is secrecy listed, meaning it's reserved to the people to be secure in their homes, possessions and persons.


bobbbny's picture

Keep Tweeting DJT, we are listening.

Fuck the lying MSM.

CuttingEdge's picture

Maybe there should be a scale of degrees in stupidity with respect to cyber security.

I dunno, maybe call it the Podesta Scale...


Seriously, these politicized insidious cunts Ofuckwit has commanding the nation's intelligence resources are offering up a bullshit story with more holes in it than a Reuters cameraman in Baghdad, AND giving it to NBC ahead of the PEOTUS? I think only Spinal Tap would come close for comedic value if someone decided to package this bullshit together for the big screen. Such a shame Hollywood is stuffed to the gills with fucktards...


Chances of Trump knowing the identity of the source, or the alleged go-between who handed off to Murray? I would put it at evens. And the potential fallout from that little detail should it turn out to be a disgruntled insider and nothing to do with that pesky Pootin? These "intelligence" chiefs may be unaware they are about to be collectively butt-fucked after their "briefing" to Trump. But obliging to paint a nice little target on themselves to make it easier to sort the shit from the sugar.

Troy Ounce's picture


The FBI has Braverman. The DNC knows they will be fucked if thet hand over the servers.

Thought Processor's picture



Whatever the FBI does I'm sure it will not include a real investigation of the murder of Seth Rich.  That would require more integrity resources than it can likely muster.


Questions Trump might want to ask:  Hey who killed Seth Rich?  Who may have had a motive.  Did the server logs link Seth Rich to the leaks thereby establishing motive?  Gosh these are hard questions.  


The dude was shot in the back several times at 4:30 am in D.C.  Wet work is not done with bullets

(leaves too much evidence behind) unless it is a last resort and time does not allow for any other solution.  Was Seth Rich on his way to meet someone?  Hmmmmm.


Never mind, I'm sure there's noothing to see here.............   move along-

Mr. Universe's picture

This has turned into a freakin Marvel comic with Trumpman looking like the smartest man in the room.

NoVa's picture

my nickle is on Seth Rich, RIP


tip e. canoe's picture



Thought Processor's picture



Trump needs to look at giving mandatory life sentances to any individual who tampers with a Federal Investigation.  The FBI needs to get straightened out and this would be a first step.  If the FBI can not operate as an effective Investigative institution then it needs to be gutted and re-set so that it is, for once in it's life, beyond influence by outside parties.


The FBI is a critical aspect to fixing D.C.  Trump putting a real attack dog in charge of the FBI would send a big signal, and would be a big first step.  First, uphold the law.  And send those that break it to jail.

PT's picture

The instant Trump gets in he can start declaring all the obstructors to be .... <gasp!>  Terrorists!!!  Not a classy option but its not his fault the option is there and if they don't come quietly then they may have to come noisily.

iClaudius's picture

"The only story that has remained consistent is Assange's version... "

The coup de grace being when it's revealed who Wikileaks source was.

GunnerySgtHartman's picture

My money is on someone inside the DNC.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

A pissed off Bernie supporter, when he saw how the DNC Elite screwed Bernie -- who was all to easy to fold to their 'Incentives'.

Thus the insider LEAK, and not a hack. And why they could not allow the FBI to access their servers.

post turtle saver's picture

"The only story that has remained consistent is Assange's version... "

it's easy to keep your story consistent when you're simply telling the truth... it's the liars that have to struggle...

ReZn8r's picture

the one in the fugly pantsuits?

post turtle saver's picture

"Easy: this is just a diversion maneuver to avoid talking about the content of the leaks."

bingo, that's _exactly_ what all this theatre is... and sadly enough it is WORKING dammit all...

c'mon ZH, stay on target... who cares how the information got out, it got out and _has yet to be disputed_

shovelhead's picture

Lol. The hilarious "diversion" squad is on the case.

You only get 4 right hand turn diversions before you end up in the same place.

We've been circling for years now.

Here comes tomorrows diversion to take care of todays diversion that took care of yesterdays...etc.etc.

Where is Waldo?

AlaricBalth's picture

Crowdstrike? George Kurtz's Crowdstrike?

"George Kurtz has quite the resume. Perhaps you remember the time he spent at McAfee, a company founded by a drug-addled heavily-armed lunatic and maybe murderer whose recent contributions to infosec include being one of the handful of companies to use BSAFE encryption library in their products, the library famously back-doored by government security contractors/prostitutes RSA for a National Security Agency check in the amount of $10 million. Or perhaps you arm more familiar with his time as Chief Financial Officer of General Motors, whose flagship "IT" product, OnStar, is best known to actual security researchers as the government tracking device that allows police to disable your car remotely and quite likely kill you in the process. Did I say police? Because I meant basically anybody who has a computer and can read. And did I say disable? Because I also meant unlock the car and start the engine."

Nightjar's picture

The daily Shoah podcast was discussing this, obama commie neocon admin are setting up patsy fallguys as we speak. There has to be alot of hidden treason committed by these servants while they thought they would stay invulnerable.

Trump has shown already he will use this against enemies and not look the other way.

SoDamnMad's picture

Hillary said the server area was filthy and needed to be "wiped" down ,not with a cloth but with a hammer.


No really, the Dems thought the electrion was in the bag so Loretta called off the FBI on orders from the top.


And Dr. Clapper is so damn sure it was , THE RUSSIANS".  The guy has extra-sensory perception.

ZH Snob's picture

these shenanigans can fool only the dumbest, and serve to encourage the predisposed SJWs that Hillary could never have lost a fair election.

smithcreek's picture

Is CrowdStike the same comapany that set up Hillary's bathroom server?

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Free the server.

VinceFostersGhost's picture



We'll give you Corzine.......if you give us Hillary.



knukles's picture

Throw in Soros and you got a deal.

VinceFostersGhost's picture



Can't......we have special plans for Soros.


It's a little thing we like to call.........karma.

Tom_Pain's picture

Crowd:  Release Hillary!

Pilate:  Who is this Hiwwawy to whom you wefer?

Crowd:  She's a robber, and a rapist!

Pilate:  OK, I hereby wewease Hiwwawy, the wobber and wapist!

4 wheel drift's picture

These morons cannot keep track of the lies they spew.....


And the media continues to aid these  miserable turds

Lumberjack's picture

Do you hear that sound? It's the world laughing about this....

TwelveOhOne's picture

Sounds like a routine military operation...

moorewasthebestbond's picture

The non-story that never dies.

Snípéir_Ag_Obair's picture

'US spies cited as evidence of Russian interference intercepted communications between Russian officials who called Trump’s victory a geopolitical success for Russia'

See - now calling that 'evidence' means not knowing what evidence is.

post hoc ergo propter hoc, nigga?

GREAT YUUGE IDEA: Trump should look into and tweet about the fact 6 mega corps own 90% of media. BREAK EM UP, DONNY!

PirateOfBaltimore's picture

Next thing you know, they're going to be on to my bitcoin prediction market bets against Hillary.


Pirate was celebrating when Hillary lost as a bitcoin win for himself!  He, too, must have been behind the anti-coronation of Hillary!

NoDebt's picture

The story alters by the minute.


jcaz's picture

THEIR (the DNC) story alters by the minute.....

What a bunch of fucktards....

Reading thru all the memos these morons sent to each other, one thing is clear-  there aren't two people within the DNC who knows what's going on as a whole-  it's a bunch of incompetent middle-managers in group charge.

Koba the Dread's picture

The story remains the story. Only their lies about it change.

Grandad Grumps's picture

How could a complete computer illiterate such as Hillary make the claim that the Russians had hacked anything?

My assumption is that Obozo is also a complete computer illiterate.

DuneCreature's picture

There could be logs on the server the DNC wouldn't want the FBI to see. ... If anyone in DC knows what computer logs are.

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.


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.

Live Hard, This Slap Stick Comedy Gets Better Than The Three Stooges Goes To Washington And Robs The Pentagram At Mop Point, Woo, Wooo, Wooo, Wooo, Woooo, Die Free

~ DC v4.0

Blanco Diablo's picture

"After the intelligence agencies produced zero evidence because it was all "classified" but "you can trust us" the consensus was "war with Russia is needed." Not cool, And if they do spark a war, they can use the NDAA to shut down and imprison anyone in the alt media who points out what a farce it is. Anything to screw Trump over and keep their butts out of jail, ANYTHING.

They are cornered, and obviously dangerous. They are making America look like a banana republic with nukes. If anything at all could prove how far down the toilet they have taken the country, the Russian hacking ruse is clearly it. America has lost all maturity as a nation to a point which proves an enemy that seeks the nation's destruction is in charge. And the only thing standing between a future and a war is the maturity of Russia.":JimStone

ReZn8r's picture

Citizen applied justice anyone?

onewayticket2's picture

"the most transparent administration in history...."

south40_dreams's picture

The lying is quite transparent