Friday, December 16, 2016

‘Infuriating’: John Podesta Unleashes On ‘Deeply Broken’ FBI

The former chairman of Clinton’s presidential campaign, whose own emails were targeted by Russian hackers, unleashed on FBI Director James B. Comey in an op-ed published in The Washington Post on Thursday.

Citing a recent New York Times report, Podesta said the FBI director felt so strongly about the “public interest” of Clinton’s emails while she was secretary of State that he devoted “thousands of hours” to the investigation but that he didn’t bother to send an agent to tell the Democratic National Committee about evidence of Russian hacking in September 2015.

“Comparing the FBI’s massive response to the overblown email scandal with the seemingly lackadaisical response to the very real Russian plot to subvert a national election shows that something is deeply broken at the FBI.”

The New York Times article cited by Podesta also reported, in great detail, how a typo by a campaign aide led to the hacking of his personal emails.

Podesta argued that the FBI’s response to the threat of Russian hacking and cyberattacks had gone from “baffling” to “downright infuriating.” He called for a robust and independent investigation modeled on the 9/11 Commission. Read full story here

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