Thursday, June 22, 2017

Obama Cabinet Member Demolishes Part of the "Russia Hacked the Election" Claim

WASHINGTON – Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told a House congressional panel Wednesday that he wasn’t informed for months that Russian hackers had broken into computer systems at the Democratic National Committee, which blithely shrugged off help from his agency.
“Hindsight is 2020,” Johnson told the House Intelligence Committee.
“In retrospect … I should have bought a sleeping bag and camped out in front of the DNC in late summer.”
Johnson said he was “not happy” to learn several months after the crime occurred that the DNC had been hacked and he expressed “disappointment” the DNC rejected the help of Homeland Security professionals to help identify intruders and patch vulnerabilities in its IT system.
“The answer [from the DNC], 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,” Johnson said.
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) argued even if Johnson had camped out at the DNC it wouldn’t have made “any difference” since it wasn’t cooperating with the feds.
“The DNC never turned the server over to law enforcement,” Gowdy said.
“Why would the victim of a crime not turn over a server to the intelligence community or to law enforcement?”
“I’m not going to argue with you, sir,” Johnson responded.

1 comment:

Eskyman said...

The DNC didn't want the fact that the Democrat primary was rigged against Sanders to get out. That got out anyway, but there was probably a lot of other damaging stuff that needed covering up as well!

I still hope that someday soon, the true facts are revealed beyond doubt, and some deserving perps do the perp-walk into Federal prison. It would greatly cheer me!