DNC Server: Most Critical Evidence To Proving "Russian Hacking" Is Being Withheld From Mueller, Why?

Tyler Durden's picture

If there were any actual crimes committed during the 2016 presidential election, then the origin of those crimes can be traced back to a single piece of hardware sitting at the DNC which housed the emails that were stolen and subsequently shared with WikiLeaks.  Ironically, despite the fact that they're apparently sitting on perhaps the most critical evidence available to prove that Russia "hacked the election," an allegation that has been hammered 24/7 on CNN for the better part of a year now despite a lack of actual tangible evidence to support the allegation, the DNC has completely refused to cooperate with the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and/or Robert Mueller's independent investigation.  Which begs one very simple question, why?

As the Washington Times points out, a cybersecurity firm called CrowdStrike, is the only organization that has been allowed by the DNC to inspect their email server...an inspection which quickly resulted in the very 'convenient' conclusion that Russia was the culprit of the hack...even though minimal details supporting that conclusion were ever revealed to authorities.

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.

As you may recall, CrowdStrike is the very same 'cybersecurity' firm that attributed the Sony hack to North Korea...

In 2014, it investigated the Sony Pictures leak, the disclosure of a trove of sensitive and embarrassing internal emails and executive salary data apparently orchestrated by hackers sympathetic to North Korea, and who objected to Sony’s comic depiction of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

Unfortunately, that 'hack' was subsequently revealed to have been perpetrated by a Sony insider.

But, Crowdstrike's hacking attribution analyses have been questioned before, as have their ties to Ukranian funders and the Clinton Foundation.

Mr. Alperovitch is also a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, a Washington-based think tank focused on international issues that is partially funded by Ukrainian billionaire Victor Pinchuk, who reportedly has donated at least $10 million to the Clinton Foundation.

 

Late last year, the International Institute for Strategic Studies, a respected British think tank, disputed CrowdStrike’s analysis of a Russian hack during Ukraine’s war with Russian-backed separatists. CrowdStrike later revised and retracted portions of its analysis.

Meanwhile, the ultimate publisher of the DNC emails, WikiLeaks, has very publicly confirmed on numerous occasions that their source was, in fact, not a state actor.

HANNITY: Can you say to the American people, unequivocally, that you did not get this information about the DNC, John Podesta's emails, can you tell the American people 1,000 percent that you did not get it from Russia or anybody associated with Russia?

 

ASSANGE: Yes. We can say, we have said, repeatedly that over the last two months that our source is not the Russian government and it is not a state party... Obama is trying to say that President-elect Trump is not a legitimate President.

 

Not surprisingly, all of the above has raised some very valid concerns on both sides of the aisle.

Both Republicans and Democrats say the DNC’s reaction to the hacking is troubling.

 

Jeh Johnson, who served as homeland security secretary under President Obama, told the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence last month that his department offered to assist the DNC during the campaign to determine what was happening, but Mr. Johnson said he was rebuffed.

 

“The DNC,” Mr. Johnson said at the time, “did not feel it needed DHS’ assistance at that time. I was anxious to know whether or not our folks were in there, and the response I got was the FBI had spoken to them, they don’t want our help, they have CrowdStrike.”

 

In January, Mr. Comey told the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence that the FBI issued “multiple requests at different levels” to assist the DNC with a cyberforensic analysis. Those requests were also denied.

All of which brings us back to our original question: If the DNC is in possession of actual tangible evidence that could prove once and for all that Russians hacked their servers and attempted to undermine the campaign of Hillary Clinton, why not share that evidence with investigators and enjoy the blissful vindication that its public release would provide?

Might it have something to do with this "purely coincidental' meeting on a tarmac in Phoenix and/or Loretta Lynch's 'assurances' that the FBI's investigation (or, "matter" if you prefer) of Hillary Clinton "wouldn't go too far"?

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GUS100CORRINA's picture

DNC Server: Most Critical Evidence To Proving "Russian Hacking" Is Being Withheld From Mueller, Why?

My response: Unacceptable!!!! Mueller ... do your DAMN job and get the DAMN DNC Server!

onewayticket2's picture

we'll see if Mueller is "going where the Facts lead him" or.....well......something else.

oDumbo's picture

Hey, maybe FNN could run a story on this, boost it's even shittier ratings!

grunk's picture

Not if Yogi Bear is on.

NoDebt's picture

<cough> Seth Rich <cough>

 

Deathrips's picture

Seth Rich is the right rabbit hole.

 

Cue

This stuffs made in (((New York city)))?

 

Get a rope.

 

RIPS

auricle's picture

If one wanted to know what was on the server, they would issue a sobpoena and not ask for some third party's 'findings'. Lindsey is actually protecting the DNC. Why? Why hasn't Trumps AG Sessions issued his own subpoena for the records, or Mueller for that matter on day one? 

NoDebt's picture

Sessions can't.  He recused himself, remember?  Mueller won't because he's the "clean up crew" brought in to tie this thing off so it never sees the light of day.

 

espirit's picture

Thinking there might be a connection of attempted DHS election hacks to GA on DNC server.

MalteseFalcon's picture

"Which begs one very simple question, why?"

The question that it begs is "how?"

How does the DNC deny the FBI and Mueller?

Has anyone actually asked for the server?

This is beyond absurd.

Akzed's picture

 

Raises, not begs.

 

To beg the question is to employ circular reasoning, a tautology.

Not busting your balls MF, just jumped in here because you brought it up.

 

thinkmoretalkless's picture

Agreed. Since when does law enforcement ask for evidence and take no for an answer? Gee talk to someone at the IRS or some state trooper working the civil forfeiture beat on I-75. Where are all the amateur Attorney Generals on FNN speculating obstruction of justice or conspiracy? I've underestimated Trump for a couple years, there is a possibility this matter is on his agenda.

MayIMommaDogFace2theBananaPatch's picture

I've said it before:

The Clintons are not made out of Teflon.  In reality, Teflon itself is made out of little tiny pieces of The Clintons.

overbet's picture

Which is why the DNC applauded his appoinnment. 

bad dog 48's picture

In a battle of wits, Sessions is totally unarmed. He needs to resign so the Justice dept can be cleaned up. After 8 years of obama corruption the DOJ is as dirty as can be.

greenskeeper carl's picture

Fine, all those people are useless. And trump? Why isn't he demanding all this sees the light of day?

Jack McGriff's picture

Same reason the various Democratic strongholds among the States refuse to turn over voter rolls to assist with the Presidential Commission on Voter Fraud.  It's reallly that simple.  Criminals DO have something to hide, but, unfortunately, organizations and corporations cannot plead the 5th or exercise a right to remain silent.  Let's see what happens, but these criminals have tens of thousands of enablers in the government.  

Burn it all down!

Akzed's picture

Should the feds have access to all the data the states have on voters?

Kobe Beef's picture

State voter lists are publicly available information in most cases. One just has to run for office, or pay for it.

Kobach is going to get the data. He was just asking nicely the first time.

Jack McGriff's picture

Yes, why shouldn't the feds have access to NATIONAL voter data from States that participates in NATIONAL elections accross State lines, which activity clearly invokes the commerce clause and thus Federal jurisdiction over NATIONAL elections.  In order to regulate and control the integrity of NATIONAL elections.

You must also be an advocate of blocking the FBI from inspecting DNC servers which were alleged to have been hacked because, under your retarded reasoning, "should the feds have access to the data the DNC has on its servers they claim was hacked?

Voter fraud is a massive problem or the DNC was never hacked.  Take your pick, ye ole wanker.

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

The obvious answer is, there is some seriously incriminating shit on that server, and it doesn't have to do with "Russia hacking".

My guess is, that server was filled with cement, the hard drives were shredded, and it's sitting at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean as we speak.

espirit's picture

You call in that a crime has been committed but you won't let the cops (FBI) in to investigate.

Hinky, hinky, and stinky.

idahobandito's picture

like graham, juan mcinsane and the turtle in a three some...there is some bad stuff on there and the uniparty has circled the wagons.

Akzed's picture

https://constitutioncenter.org/blog/john-mccain-to-be-awarded-2017-liber...

Today, the National Constitution Center has announced it will award its annual Liberty Medal to U.S. Senator John McCain for his lifetime of sacrifice and service. Vice President Joe Biden, Chair of the National Constitution Center’s Board of Trustees, will bestow the award to his longtime friend during the 29th Annual Liberty Medal Ceremony on October 16 at 7 p.m. in Philadelphia.

 

FIAT CON's picture

Serious sht on that server ... I agree... Proof of "it was a leak" proof of voter fraud. and proof of pay to play.

FIAT CON's picture

Is Seth really dead????

No proof of such anywhere.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPsJlXmfFP0

The Management's picture

Could also be the magical mythical server in the basement...is as fake as everything else around there.

If its real...theres no way they will give up the real HDs...never.

NoDebt's picture

If this is going according to S.O.P. those hard drives have already been burned and marked in the ledger as "misplaced".

 

MayIMommaDogFace2theBananaPatch's picture

 

"You mean, like with a cloth?"

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

 

"You mean, like with a cloth?"

Yep, melted into a slag heap, with a cloth.

robertsgt40's picture

Everyone and his brother knows Hitlery's DNC server exposed would jail  much of Obama's administration.  Deep state that owns both parties just wants this to go away. Just have to hold out long enough til markets crash and/or WWIII. 

bigdumbnugly's picture

!!!!  excellent, grunk !!!!!

you get the BDU seal of approval for that one.

for all that's worth...

auricle's picture

the data that once resided on the server in question has been moved(upgraded) to a new server and the old server has been destroyed. The switching gear that routes all communication to and from the server has also been purged(routine maintenance). As far as I know nobody has subpoened that server which would have required the DNC to preserve it. Which makes this a bunch of theater by both the RNC, DNC and their lackeys in CONgress. 

nmewn's picture

Mueller' got problems of his own, it seems this dork who "appointed" Mueller is under three separate federal inquiries into his...ahem...behavior.

One of which involves Robyn Gritz and some sort of animosity he had toward...wait for it...Mike Flynn who spoke up on her behalf.

Kick em when they're up, kick em when they're down ;-)

June 28, 2017 03:44 PM EDT

"Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, a central player in the Russia election case, is the focus of three separate federal administrative inquiries into allegations about his behavior as a senior bureau executive, according to documents and interviews.

The allegations being reviewed range from sexual discrimination to improper political activity, the documents show."

https://www.circa.com/story/2017/06/28/fbi-chief-mccabe-faces-three-sepa...

chunga's picture

I'd be less reluctant to follow along with this and have any respect for what's going on if the attorney general of the united states wasn't sitting on the bench. This is not entertaining at all, I find it all repulsive and insulting. I just want to beat somebody with my shovel. 

espirit's picture

I'll join in, your state or mine?

We've got some shovel ready targets down here.

chunga's picture

For the past week or so I've done my best to ignore all current events because, more than ever, I'm convinced there is nothing any of us can do to alter the depraved path of DC, short of burning it down. 

None of this effects my day to day business right now, it's just a waste of time following the lies and the fraud. It's all nonsense. The only time I'll ever have a say is when it does land on my fairly remote doorstep.

nmewn's picture

I guess I should offer my opinion on Sessions.

What they (dimz) wanted more than anything was his recusal in all things "Russian" BEFORE he could be appointed. Well they got it over bullshit (which were public and/or photographed) events with the Russian ambassador because he didn't declare (in writing) what was public knowledge.

An odd set of events to be sure...but that was BEFORE the Alinsky press had been exposed for what they are.

At any rate, it did NOT prevent him from pointing out that Comey lied under oath. Its not often a boss openly cuts the legs out from under a subordinate (past or present)...Sessions did...on government stationary...for the world to see...and the Alinsky press said nothing.

Its Comey committing perjury.

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/department-justice-issues-statement-testi...

Given Attorney General Sessions’ participation in President Trump’s campaign, it was for that reason, and that reason alone, the Attorney General made the decision on March 2, 2017 to recuse himself from any existing or future investigations of any matters related in any way to the campaigns for President of the United States.

  • In his testimony, Mr. Comey stated that he was “not *** aware of” “any kind of memorandum issued from the Attorney General or the Department of Justice to the FBI outlining the parameters of [the Attorney General’s] recusal.” However, on March 2, 2017, the Attorney General’s Chief of Staff sent the attached email specifically informing Mr. Comey and other relevant Department officials of the recusal and its parameters, and advising that each of them instruct their staff “not to brief the Attorney General *** about, or otherwise involve the Attorney General *** in, any such matters described.”

 

  • During his testimony, Mr. Comey confirmed that he did not inform the Attorney General of his concerns about the substance of any one-on-one conversation he had with the President. Mr. Comey said, following a morning threat briefing, that he wanted to ensure he and his FBI staff were following proper communications protocol with the White House. The Attorney General was not silent; he responded to this comment by saying that the FBI and Department of Justice needed to be careful about following appropriate policies regarding contacts with the White House.

 

  • Despite previous inaccurate media reports, Mr. Comey did not say that he ever asked anyone at the Department of Justice for more resources related to this investigation.

 

  • In conclusion, it is important to note that after his initial meeting with career ethics officials regarding recusal (and including the period prior to his formal recusal on March 2, 2017), the Attorney General has not been briefed on or participated in any investigation within the scope of his recusal.
chunga's picture

Naw, I'm not trying to blame everything on Sessions. Sure, I haven't been on the fence at all about the guy, his thought on weed make me doubt he and I would agree on much but that's seperate. 

The fact remains that the position of attorney general is pretty senior concerning law enforcement are what we are witnessing is a *complete* lack of law enforcement for these DC slobs. That's a big problem and I''d argue one of the most important problems we all face.

For whatever reason, he is just *another* senior gov "official" who is NOT part of the solution, and for that reason alone I lump him as a senior part of the problem.

idahobandito's picture

Agreed...Ive asked before....WTF is Sessions doing to occupy his time at work all these Months? There have been NO investigations on Seth Rich,Clinton Foundation, Voter Fraud etc...

King of Ruperts Land's picture

My understanding is that Sessions recused because he was involved in the Trump campaign which could be part of the investigation. It is pretty standard Justice Department policy. It is unfortunate. Trump would have been better to pick an attorney general that had no connection to the campaign for this reason.

mc888's picture

Rosenstein is the dork who appointed Mueller.

I'm not aware he's under inquiry, but there are certainly grounds for his termination. It was an epic bonehead blunder to appoint a Special Counsel for a counter-intelligence investigation.

DC is full of lawyers and nobody caught it except McCarthy in NY.

It is remarkable that Rosenstein now reads the reg on removing a special counsel with such exactitude when he has read the reg on appointing a special counsel with such inattention. Under the latter regulation (28 CFR Sec. 600.1), a special counsel may only be appointed when the AG or DAG “determines that criminal investigation of a person or matter is warranted.” For the umpty-umpth time, the investigation of Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential campaign is not a criminal investigation. It is a counterintelligence investigation.

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/448639/robert-mueller-special-coun...

 

This week I finally heard Fitton mention it. A bit slow but he's a good man.

nmewn's picture

Actually you are correct, it was Rosenstein not McCabe. Thanks for correcting the record. I was getting them confused, it was McCabes wife was up to her ass in ClintonBucks. 

But I stand behind my impression of internecine bureaucratic warfare regarding Flynn...

June 27, 2017 11:22 AM EDT

"The FBI launched a criminal probe against former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn two years after the retired Army general roiled the bureau’s leadership by intervening on behalf of a decorated counterterrorism agent who accused now-Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe and other top officials of sexual discrimination, according to documents and interviews.

Flynn’s intervention on behalf of Supervisory Special Agent Robyn Gritz was highly unusual, and included a letter in 2014 on his official Pentagon stationary, a public interview in 2015 supporting Gritz’s case and an offer to testify on her behalf. His offer put him as a hostile witness in a case against McCabe, who was soaring through the bureau’s leadership ranks."

https://www.circa.com/story/2017/06/27/nation/did-the-fbi-retaliate-agai...

mc888's picture

Not disputing any 'internecine bureacratic warfare' regarding anybody. >:]

McCabe is a whole 'nother can of worms.

nmewn's picture

True that.

I appreciate you correcting me & the record, we're all about truth here. It was not my attempt to mislead anyone which I did inadvertently.

And yes, McCabe is a whole nuther can of swamp worms...lol.

SoDamnMad's picture

Mueller is running off the script. You cannot deviate from the script.  The people are all stupid anyway. They will buy this just like the JFK murder investigation. 

carlnpa's picture

The server will probably document the Seth Rich downloads of sensitive information, that subsequently showed up at wikileaks.

lester1's picture

We all know dam well that Hillary/DNC had IT Staffer Seth Rich killed to silence him from exposing all collusion/voter fraud against Bernie Sanders !!

If Mueller actually checks the DNC server, he is going to find Seth Rich's fingerprints all over it. 

Russia didn't hack the DNC, the emails were leaked by insider Seth Rich !! Mainstream media would lose credibility forever pushing that Russia hacking lie.

null's picture

They can't produce it. It has to be already gone.

No amount of contempt charges can outweigh the tens of thousands of potential Separate other charges.

Everybodys All American's picture

Mueller already knows that it was a leak and not a hack. He along with Comey and McCabe have been covering for the Clinton Crime family for years and this is no different.