There is something fishy going on with the Russia investigation.
One aspect of this story is raising all sorts of troubling questions.
And Trey Gowdy just got to the bottom of this mystery.
One of the bombshells to come out of the most recent House Intelligence Committee hearing was Jeh Johnson, Obama’s Secretary of Homeland Security, revealing that the Democrat National Committee refused Homeland Security access to their servers after hacks were detected.
BOOM! Trey Gowdy stumps Jeh Johnson: “If they were hacked, why didn’t the DNC let the FBI look at their servers?” pic.twitter.com/N8KtJXgjFo
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After the hearing, Gowdy was interviewed on Fox News.
He was asked why the Democrats would deny not only Homeland Security but also the FBI access to their servers.
Gowdy responded that the answer could be because they had something to hide.
Breitbart reports on the transcript of his interview:
“MACCALLUM: What struck you most about your conversation with Jeh Johnson today?
GOWDY: He is in a unique position to answer those questions. He is looking at what Russia was doing. What was the government’s response in 2016? He was the secretary of DHS at all relevant times. I was interested in what the Obama administration knew and when and what efforts they took to thwart the Russians, or to notify potential victims. You just played a clip where we had a victim, the DNC. Not only did they not cooperate with Jeh Johnson, they didn’t turn the server over to the FBI, I think it is a little ironic to now criticize, some Democrats are, Jeh Johnson and Jim Comey and others for not giving enough in 2016, when you had a really good piece of evidence you didn’t bother to turn over.
MACCALLUM: It’s really a head scratcher. When you take a look at it from that perspective—when you put yourself there, during the election, and you remember the emails that were leaked, very embarrassing for John Podesta, Neera Tanden. That was the main thing that Democrats pegged their election loss on. They said because these emails were released, they call it the Russian hacking, which is apapently where it came from. If you remember the content, it was embarrassing. At the same time, they were asked by the FBI and the DHS to give the servers up, let’s figure out who is getting into them and how. Why would they say no? Why would they not want to cooperate?
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.”
Some critics have speculated that the reason Democrats didn’t want law enforcement examining their servers is because the Russians weren’t really behind the hacks.
No public evidence supports the claim, although the assessment of the Intelligence Community is that those cyber attacks were carried out by the Russians.
If that is the case, and the Russians did hack the DNC, what else could they be hiding on their servers?
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