Liberals are hanging on Robert Mueller’s next move.
Mueller and his team have been highly secretive with their investigation into President Trump’s alleged ties with Russia.
But new information suggests that Mueller and his team could potentially uncover damaging corruption inside Clinton’s campaign and the DNC.
The Washington Times reported:
“Robert Mueller’s appointment as special counsel of the Russia election interference probe presents an opportunity for the FBI to inspect the Democratic Party computers that U.S. intelligence concluded were penetrated by Kremlin-directed hackers, cybersecurity analysts say.
The Democratic National Committee did not allow the FBI to physically inspect its machines, including servers.
There is no public indication that any government agency has ever looked at the machines, prompting some former intelligence people to question the findings.
Instead, the DNC — and thus the FBI — relied heavily on the conclusions of counterhacking firm CrowdStrike, which the Democrats invited in to investigate the computers.
CrowdStrike’s executive team has included former FBI officials close to Mr. Mueller.
A major CrowdStrike investor is Google, whose founders work with Democrats.
The nongovernment access to the DNC machines spurred alternative theories from the political right, computer technologists and President Trump.
After former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told Congress that the DNC had refused his agency’s assistance, Mr. Trump sent out a tweet: “Why did Democratic National Committee turn down the DHS offer to protect against hacks (long prior to election). It’s all a big Dem HOAX!”
The DNC defends how it handled the hacking.
“The DNC coordinated with the FBI and federal intelligence agencies and provided everything they requested, including copies of DNC servers,” Adrienne Watson, deputy director of DNC communications, told The Washington Times.
‘Conspiracy theories from the president suggesting otherwise are false.
“Our U.S. intelligence agencies have confirmed that Russia hacked the DNC and attempted to interfere in our election. In spite of that, Donald Trump has resorted to tweeting false allegations about an attack on our democracy and turned a blind eye to the very man responsible for these attacks.”
Ms. Watson did not say whether the DNC still has possession of the hacked servers.
A former IBM program manager has drafted a report that cast doubt on the Russia conclusions and sent it to Mr. Mueller.
The Times asked Mr. Mueller’s spokesman if the special counsel would seek access to the DNC machines to settle the matter. The spokesman declined to comment.”
But unfortunately, Mueller and his team have political ties to CrowdStrike, so it’s unclear if this will be a conflict of interest.
For instance, CrowdStrike’s president, Shawn Henry, ran the FBI’s cyber division when Mueller was the head of the bureau.
And Steve Chabinsky also worked closely to Mueller in the same division before leaving to go to CrowdStrike.
Chabinsky was a senior officer for the company when the DNC called on them to investigate the hack.
There is an interconnection of people working who may have clear anti-Trump biases.
On the other hand, we will know if they are biased pretty soon if they conveniently don’t find any corruption on the DNC server, because it’s so painfully they are covering something up.
After all, former DNC head Debbie Wasserman Shultz’s IT guy was just arrested trying to leave the country.
If they don’t find any dirt on the DNC, then we’ll all know they colluded to cover it up.