The Mueller Report unequivocally confirmed that the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) server was hacked by the Russians. This finding would debunk the “conspiracy” theory that the late Seth Rich, the DNC staffer who was murdered in July 2016, had downloaded (onto a flashdrive) and leaked the DNC emails to Wikileaks. That is, if the Mueller Report had been accurate. I posted about this here earlier.
I wrote that, when the DNC suspected there was a problem with their network, they called in CrowdStrike, a private cyber-security company, to investigate. They did not allow the FBI access to their server.
If today’s post in the Conservative Treehouse is accurate, and it sure looks like it is, the government’s response to Roger Stone’s most recent court filing shows that the FBI relied on a redacted copy of a summary of CrowdStrike’s “technical review.”
The DNC’s claim that they’d been hacked by Russia was “the foundation for the Russian election interference narrative.” And the only “proof” is a redacted copy of a summary from a private company. It’s outrageous.
Stone’s lawyers had sought to obtain an “unredacted” copy of CrowdStrike’s technical review believing it might contain “Brady” material (exculpatory evidence). The government’s response can be accessed in full on Scribd here. Here is the relevant portion:
Or, as Conservative Treehouse’s Sundance puts it:
Yes, that is correct. The FBI and DOJ were only allowed to see a “draft” report prepared by Crowdstrike, and that report was redacted… and that redacted draft is the “last version of the report produced”; meaning, there are no unredacted & final versions.
This means the FBI and DOJ, and all of the downstream claims by the intelligence apparatus; including the December 2016 Joint Analysis Report and January 2017 Intelligence Community Assessment, all the way to the Weissmann/Mueller report and the continued claims therein; were based on the official intelligence agencies of the U.S. government and the U.S. Department of Justice taking the word of a hired contractor for the Democrat party….. despite their inability to examine the server and/or actually see an unredacted technical forensic report from the investigating contractor.
The entire apparatus of the U.S. government just took their word for it…
and used the claim therein as an official position…
which led to a subsequent government claim, in court, of absolute certainty that Russia hacked the DNC.
The full intelligence apparatus of the United States government is relying on a report they have never even been allowed to see or confirm; that was created by a paid contractor for a political victim that would not allow the FBI to investigate their claim.
The DNC server issue is foundation, and cornerstone, of the U.S. government’s position on “Russia hacking” and the election interference narrative; and that narrative is based on zero factual evidence to affirm the U.S. government’s position.
Finally, at the top of page 3 in the document, it states “And, in any case, the government does not need to prove at the defendant’s trial that the Russians hacked the DNC in order to prove the defendant made false statements, tampered with a witness, and obstructed justice into a congressional investigation regarding election interference.”
Whiskey-Tango-Foxtrot is right!