Sourcing the Russian Hacking Allegation

May 17, 2017

Americans have been told that the Russians hacked the Democrat National Committee computers and somehow influenced the outcome of the 2016 election. Yet the only source for this information is a company called CrowdStrike and confident assertions by the FBI. The FBI was never given access to the DNC’s computer systems to make its own investigation. Instead the FBI relied on Crowdstrike to say that the Russians had hacked the DNC’s computers. The Russian influence narrative has been picked up by Washington politicians. But to date nobody has seen the evidence.