“The Democratic National Committee rejected requests from the FBI to examine its computer servers that were allegedly hacked by Russia during the 2016 election, according to a new CNN report.
A “senior law enforcement official” told CNN that the FBI “repeatedly stressed to DNC officials the necessity of obtaining direct access to servers and data, only to be rebuffed until well after the initial compromise had been mitigated.”
“This left the FBI no choice but to rely upon a third party for information,” the source added. “These actions caused significant delays and inhibited the FBI from addressing the intrusion earlier.”
The stunning report comes after the DNC told Buzzfeed News that the FBI never even asked to review their hacked computer systems.”