This seems like big anti-anti-Trump news (which means the leftoid legacy media won’t report it). The cybersecurity firm Crowdstrike collected erroneous findings about Russian hacking, findings which Gay Mulatto’s DOJ and FBI relied on to justify ongoing surveillance of Trump campaign associates on suspicion of collusion with the Russian government.
The CrowdStrike report, released in December, asserted that Russians hacked into a Ukrainian artillery app, resulting in heavy losses of howitzers in Ukraine’s war with Russian-backed separatists.
But the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) told VOA that CrowdStrike erroneously used IISS data as proof of the intrusion. IISS disavowed any connection to the CrowdStrike report. Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense also has claimed combat losses and hacking never happened.
The challenges to CrowdStrike’s credibility are significant because the firm was the first to link last year’s hacks of Democratic Party computers to Russian actors, and because CrowdStrike co-founder Dimiti Alperovitch has trumpeted its Ukraine report as more evidence of Russian election tampering.
Alperovitch has said that variants of the same software were used in both hacks.
It would be nice if GOP Congresscucks grew some balls and pushed Comey to clarify the nature of his investigation, when it began, who authorized it, and what if any sources he’s consulting that may have credibility issues. Not holding breath….