ELDER PATRIOT – The rats are scurrying to protect themselves now that Barack Obama’s Secretary of Homeland Security testified that the DNC, faced with hacks later attributed to Russia, turned down the possibility of assistance from the DHS.
Johnson, appearing before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, read from a prepared statement:
“Sometime in 2016 I became aware of a hack into systems of the Democratic National Committee. Fresh from the experience with the Office of Personnel Management, I pressed my staff to know whether DHS was sufficiently proactive, and on the scene helping the DNC identify the intruders and patch vulnerabilities. The answer, to the best of my recollection, was not reassuring: the FBI and the DNC had been in contact with each other months before about the intrusion, and the DNC did not feel it needed DHS’s assistance at that time.”
This mark’s the second agency that the DNC rebuffed. In his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee in January, then-FBI Director James Comey told questioners that the FBI registered “multiple requests at different levels,” to review the DNC’s hacked servers.
For an unexplained reason Comey gave his permission for Crowdstrike – a private company hired by Wasserman-Schultz, likely at the direction of Hillary Clinton or John Podesta – to do the work the F.B.I. should’ve been doing.
This marked the second time that Comey allowed important forensic evidence to be hidden from his view by Team Hillary. The first time was when he gave Hillary’s legal team to scrub clean the email server that she had used to send and receive top-secret classified information.
Comey, Hillary and Wasserman-Schultz can’t have it both ways. If Russian hacking truly has endangered our nation’s security as Dems and Intelligence heads have claimed, then we have to hold Comey and Johnson accountable for failing to get no-knock warrants and failing to seize both servers so that they could examine and preserve all of the evidence on them.
All of this has led Trey Gowdy to question what could’ve motivated these experienced prosecutors to mishandle such significant evidence:
GOWDY: Let me hazard a wild guess. There may be something else on that server they didn’t want law enforcement to see? That is where you start. I don’t like speculating, but I have dealt in the past with victims that would not cooperate with investigations. Typically, the reason is, there is something else you don’t want law enforcement to see. There is no reason to not allow DHS to patch or fix a vulnerability in the DNC system. Heaven knows there is no reason to not give the world’s premier law enforcement agency, which is the FBI, the evidence they may need to stop another attack from hurting someone else.
Unlike the Democrats and the Clintons, Trey Gowdy stopped short of making any allegations until all of the facts are in but the rest of us know why those servers were kept off-limits to government investigators. Those reasons including hidinge the violations of federal laws governing voter fraud, Seth Rich’s murder, transference of Top-Secret files to official state enemies, and cooperation with the Russians to provide them access into our voting systems, that would’ve been exposed by a thorough forensic investigation.
The worm has turned. President Trump has the wind at his back now as the draining of the swamp starts gaining traction.