A failed Democrat presidential campaign is suspected of fabricating foreign interference evidence for one U.S. election and blaming Donald Trump.
Hillary Clinton’s 2016 election bid lawyers were recently accused of paying to “infiltrate” Trump’s computer servers and spread a new “narrative” linking the former president to Russian espionage in the United States.
Special Counsel John Durham filed a government motion at the U.S. District Court in Columbia to inquire into former Clinton campaign counsel Michael Sussmann’s “potential conflicts of interest” on Feb. 11.
Durham claims in July 2016, Sussmann assembled “purported data and white papers” with the help of a technology executive, university cyber researchers, and multiple internet company employees.
“TechExecutive-1 exploited his access to non-public and/or proprietary internet data [and] … also enlisted the assistance of researchers at a U.S.-based university who were receiving and analyzing large amounts of internet data in connection with a pending federal government cybersecurity research contract,” the special counsel said in the motion wording.
“Tech Executive-1 tasked these researchers to mine internet data to establish ‘an inference’ and ‘narrative’ tying then-candidate Trump to Russia [and,] in doing so, TechExecutive-1 indicated that he was seeking to please certain ‘VIPs,’ referring to individuals at LawFirm-1 and the Clinton campaign,” he added.
Clinton’s relevant social media history from before the 2016 presidential election seemingly adds credibility to these allegations. For example, one of the posts includes a statement quoting her campaign senior policy advisor, Jake Sullivan.
“Computer scientists have apparently uncovered a covert server linking the Trump organization to a Russian-based bank,” she said on Twitter.
Computer scientists have apparently uncovered a covert server linking the Trump Organization to a Russian-based bank. pic.twitter.com/8f8n9xMzUU— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 1, 2016
The Democrat also claimed it was time for Trump to be held responsible for his so-called links to the Eastern European nation.
“It is time for Trump to answer serious questions about his ties to Russia,” she said on Twitter.
Sullivan, who later became the Biden administration’s national security advisor, speculated that Trump had a “secret hotline” to the Russian government to undermine Clinton’s presidency tilt.
“It raises even more troubling questions in light of Russia’s masterminding of hacking efforts that are clearly intended to hurt Hillary Clinton’s campaign,” the statement said.
“We can only assume federal authorities will now explore this direct connection between Trump and Russia as part of their existing probe into Russia’s meddling in our elections,” he added.