It’s been reported that the FBI never actually examined the DNC servers, the ones said to have been hacked, despite pointing their fingers at Russia along with the rest of the intelligence community. This was further confirmed by a senior FBI official who stated:
“The FBI repeatedly stressed to DNC officials the necessity of obtaining direct access to servers and data, only to be rebuffed until well after the initial compromise had been mitigated. This left the FBI no choice but to rely upon a third party for information. These actions caused significant delays and inhibited the FBI from addressing the intrusion earlier.” (source)
So the FBI readily admits that they went along with the rest of the herd based solely on their faith in the rest of the intelligence community (and Crowdstrike, a private company beholden to shareholders and ergo cannot be trusted to be objective). The FBI didn’t discover any evidence themselves. Yet they have contributed to the increasing tensions with Russia, risking nuclear war, and all of this based on… faith? Why are sheep working in the intelligence community?
But enough about the FBI. (Besides, it looks like the entire intelligence community might be using this Crowdstrike source as their primary basis anyway… which is scary).
Sooooo what about the DNC?
The Democrats have been the ones most unanimously pointing their fingers at Russia, while the Republicans remain divided. The Democrats clearly have the most to gain from this. If they play it right they could delegitimize Trump’s presidency by tying him to Russia’s alleged election interference, charge Trump with conspiracy or even straight-up treason, put their Wall Street candidate in the Oval Office who would then, naturally, bring us to war with Russia to seal the deal. This would curry favor from both corporations and the military-industrial complex, a wet dream for the neo-liberal Clintonites that have consumed the Democratic Party. It would also make the Democrats appear to be the champions of transparency, albeit falsely, and reclaiming the high ground.
Nancy Pelosi, Democratic House Minority Leader (propaganda)
Chuck Schumer, Democratic Senate Minority Leader (propaganda)
– criticizing Trump for even questioning the intelligence community (recall that this is the same community that lied to us about WMD’s in Iraq, committed acts of torture, rendition, and violated our privacy rights with the NSA’s illegal domestic survellience program)
Vice President Joe Biden (yes, even ol’ Joe is scary here)
With all this in mind, why would Democrats deny the FBI access to the hacked servers if they’re the ones that stood to gain the most from any evidence found? I don’t think it’s remotely a leap to say that there must be something else on those servers that the DNC doesn’t want the FBI to see. Perhaps it’s why they keep accusing Russia of tilting the election. It’s a deflection because the DNC knows damn well that they tilted their own primary election against Bernie Sanders. They’d understandably prefer that dirt stay buried.
This is likely why the drumbeats to war with Russia have only been in the form of aggressive rhetoric instead of evidence. Any actual proof, should it even exist, would incriminate the DNC in the process. The neo-liberal Democrats would rather risk nuclear war just to cover up their own primary rigging and voter suppression and to restore their image after an embarrassing loss to Donald Trump. Think about that. Yes, it’s a knee-jerk survival instinct for the Party. I get that politics are at play here. But this is just plain wrong and will only serve to push more voters away from the Democratic Party once all is said and done.
Glenn Greenwald on “Dearth of Evidence” Linking Russia to WikiLeaks Release of DNC Emails
Glenn Greenwald: Democrats Eager to Blame “Everybody But Themselves” for Collapse of Their Party
The Humanist Report
– INSANE: Obama’s Sanctions on Russia “Insufficient” to Some Democrats
*** UPDATE ***
Just after posting this, US intelligence has declassified their findings. You can read up on that HERE, but the bottom-line is summed up in the following quote:
“The declassified version of the report does little to shed light on covert counter-intelligence methods and sources, and admits it is hard to attribute cyber attacks with certainty.”