Comey, the correspondence reportedly shows Obama-era Attorney General Loretta E.
Lynch privately assuring “someone in the Clinton campaign that the email investigation would not push too deeply into the matter.”Some observers have wondered whether the information is real or is Russian disinformation.
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. DNC officials said the Russian hack had already been discovered and dealt with when the Homeland Security Department approached them last summer. President Trump, in a May 7 tweet, wondered: “When will the Fake Media ask about the Dems dealings with Russia & why the DNC wouldn’t allow the FBI to check their server or investigate?
”Clouds over Crowd Strike The DNC hack produced embarrassing internal emails that were posted to Wiki Leaks and sparked a nasty internal battle just as the party was preparing for its convention and refereeing a spirited primary contest between front-runner Hillary Clinton and the insurgent campaign of Sen. Some emails suggested that the DNC leadership — including Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz — had plotted to undermine Mr. The Wiki Leaks revelations on July 22 eventually resulted in the departures of Ms.
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.