President Trump’s request to the Ukrainian President to look into the possibility of the security company, CrowdStrike, having a copy of the compromised DNC server has been grossly mischaracterized. Initially Trump was criticized for repeating a debunked rumor although proving a negative is extremely difficult. Later we were told the request indicated Trump’s intention to place the blame for US election interference on the Ukrainians rather than the Russians despite neither Trump nor any other Republican mentioning it. The remote possibilty of reviving the Russian collusion narrative was just too tempting.
Unmentioned in the smear is the fact that the FBI never examined the server instead they took whatever forensic data CrowdStrike and their DNC masters decided to give them. But don’t worry
With regards to our investigation of the DNC hack in 2016, we provided all forensic evidence and analysis to the FBI,” CrowdStrike said in a statement. “As we’ve stated before, we stand by our findings and conclusions that have been fully supported by the US Intelligence community.”
Imagine that, the grave threat to our democracy was never directly investigated by the FBI. But don’t worry CrowdStrike consultants gave them everything they needed to reach the conclusion the Democrats wanted just ask them.
The value of a pristine copy of the DNC server is obvious. But it’s just crazy to ask after it.