Monday, June 26, 2017

Why Did the DNC Deny FBI Requests to Check Their Emails for Hacks?

That was the question President Trump and his spokesman Sean Spicer were asking earlier this year intimating that perhaps, the Clinton campaign itself had some sort of contact with the Russians.

It now appears there may be other reasons the DNC did not want the FBI poking through their communications during the campaign. First of all, it has been now reported that President Obama and the White House knew about Russian meddling in the campaign months before it came out publicly but chose not to go public because they "didn't want to appear themselves to be meddling in the election".

But there is more. Senator Charles Grassley (R-IO) wants to know if there was any collusion between the DNC and then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch in which she allegedly assured the DNC that she would keep the lid on the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

Remember that James Comey testified before Congress that he lost confidence in the DOJ's ability to handle the Clinton case after Lynch's famous tarmac meeting with Bill Clinton in Phoenix. He also testified about Lynch's instructing him to refer to the investigation as "a matter".

Back to the question of emails between Lynch and the DNC, if we add that possibility (We don't know if such communication exists, but I assume Grassley is acting on some information he is privy to.) to the fact that then-DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz was colluding with the Clinton campaign to ensure Bernie Sanders would not get the nomination, it could explain why the DNC didn't want the FBI poking around their emails.

Just a wild conspiracy theory.

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