SERVER “WAS NEVER GOTTEN BY THE FBI”
by Sharon Rondeau
The server “was never gotten by the FBI,” Trump said as he commented on a number of national issues, including the recent passing of former First Lady Barbara Bush, a planned meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and the military strikes on Syrian chemical weapons warehouses by the U.S., France and UK forces last Friday.
He emphatically denied any “collusion” between members of his campaign and the Russians, which has been the subject of an FBI investigation since July 2016, now supervised by Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller, III.
He also denied the renewed allegations prevalent in the media that he plans to fire Mueller, stating that the rumor has existed for months and not come to pass.
Following breaches which were said to have begun in 2015, the DNC server was reportedly examined by a private firm, Crowdstrike, which reported that Russian operatives were responsible.
The emails, which demonstrated a Clinton bias and coordination with some members of the media, were released in groups by WikiLeaks beginning on July 22, 2016, just before the Democratic National Convention which officially nominated Clinton as its presidential candidate over Sen. Bernie Sanders.
New Zealander, former hacker and internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom has said that he “knows” and has “evidence” that then-DNC Data Director Seth Rich played a role in transferring the emails from the server(s) to WikiLeaks. Dotcom maintains that Rich used a “memory stick” to effect the transfer.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has stated on multiple occasions that the emails were not provided by any “state party,” to include Russian operatives.
On July 10, 2016, Rich was killed in cold blood by perpetrators who have not been located in what has been characterized as “a botched robbery attempt” despite Rich’s valuables reportedly having been left on his person.
Various entities who have investigated Rich’s murder and suggested that his death was linked to the transfer of the emails from the DNC to WikiLeaks have been sued by Rich’s parents and brother in two lawsuits filed last month. Those entities include Matt Couch of America First Media Group, Texas businessman Ed Butowsky, Fox News Channel, and The Washington Times.
Very recently Dotcom said that he is working with his legal team to craft a press release about the information he claims to have about the DNC server. Last year Dotcom’s attorneys offered to make their client available to Mueller for in-person testimony despite Dotcom’s having been accused by the U.S. Justice Department of wire fraud and copyright infringement over his operation of a large file-sharing website, now defunct, known as “Megaupload.”
Political opponents have attempted to link the White House to theories about Rich’s murder.
Trump on Wednesday did not mention Seth Rich.
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