Almost as if by habit or metabolic urge, Hillary Clinton doesn’t cooperate.
It turns out that last one has turned around to bite Hillary on the butt.
In the flurry to “not cooperate” with the FBI, they seemed to miss some vital information the FBI was trying to give them: That the Clinton campaign was the target of a cyberattack against their servers.
Back in March, Yahoo reports, the FBI told Hillary’s camp that they were under attack by nefarious foreign elements. It was during a meeting at the campaign’s Brooklyn headquarters that FBI agents sat down with senior campaign officials to lay out the evidence: “[C]yberhackers had used so-called spear-phishing emails as part of an attempt to penetrate the campaign’s computers, the sources said.
So to help with their investigation, one of the sources said agents conducting a national security investigation asked the Clinton campaign to turn over internal computer logs as well as the personal email addresses of senior campaign officials.
But the campaign, through its lawyers, declined to provide the data, deciding that the FBI’s request for sensitive personal and campaign information data was too broad and intrusive, the source said.
Sources told Yahoo that the FBI provided no specific evidence or information to backup their evidence, nor did they know the names of the cyberattackers or even if they were with a foreign government.
But that could have been uncovered – and thwarted – if the Clinton campaign had simply turned over the information. But they didn’t.
Because they’re so insular and suspicious they don’t trust anyone – not even the FBI.
What’s most amazing is that back in 2008, it was widely reported that Chinese hackers broke through Obama and John McCain’s campaign servers. So this should have come as no surprise that someone would try to hack into their computers.
The FBI’s request to turn over internal computer logs and e-mails came at an odd time for the Clinton campaign, however. They were embroiled in another investigation by the FBI – whether or not they mishandled classified intelligence and – you guessed it made it vulnerable to attacks by nefarious foreign elements.
At the Brooklyn meeting, FBI agents emphasized that the request for data was unrelated to the separate probe into Clinton’s email server. But after deliberating about the bureau’s request, and in light of the lack of details provided by the FBI and the absence of a subpoena, the Clinton campaign chose to turn down the bureau’s request, the source said.