FBI to Open DNC Email Scandal

  • 07/25/2016 12:00 AM
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Hours before the Democratic National Convention, emails with information about the DNC and undercurrent movements within the Democratic party surfaced on WikiLeaks. These emails called out Senator Bernie Sanders for a lack of religion, as he identifies as a cultural Jew, as opposed to a spiritual one. It also detailed strategies to take down Sanders’ campaign. The emails (by themselves) provided enough reason for an FBI investigation since they probably hindered the democratic process of selecting delegates fairly.

However, the FBI found something else curious about the emails. The DNC commented that it was aware of some type of breach by the Russians prior to the Wikileaks releases. As a result, the FBI has reason to believe Russia was involved with the email release and has started an investigation. Maybe there is a tie between the Trump campaign and Putin. According to CNN,

the suspected Russian hack is part of a wave of Russian cyber-attacks aimed at political organizations and academic think tanks in Washington, US officials briefed on the investigations say.    

Another important aspect of the email release is that it was done on the day of the DNC. Because of this, in addition to Trump’s recent praise of Putin, many think Russia is attempting to help Trump win. Having already worked with Secretary Clinton on foreign policy issues, Putin has reason to believe Trump will be more cooperative than Clinton. Therefore, he has every reason to help get Trump elected.
 Source: AAN

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