FBI Took Months to Tell the DNC About the Russians

Image: Shuttershock | Also, most likely an extremely accurate depiction of the Russian hackers.
Image: Shuttershock | Also, most likely an extremely accurate depiction of the Russian hackers.

We all have secrets—don’t tell my mom I smoke weed!—but sometimes it’s important to share no matter what. According to a report from Reuters, however, it appears that even though the FBI suspected the Russian government was behind the attacks last fall, it took months for agents to let the DNC know.

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One of the anonymous sources who spoke to Reuters claims that “the lack of full disclosure by the FBI prevented DNC staffers from taking steps that could have reduced the number of confidential emails and documents stolen.”

Last fall, the FBI warned DNC employees to keep an eye out for “unusual activity on the group’s computer network,” without letting on the potential seriousness of the hack. The DNC didn’t find any suspicious activity, but when staffers asked the FBI for more information about the attack on its system, the agency declined.

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Both the Clinton campaign and the DNC did not realized they had been hacked until late March of this year. One of the anonymous officials Reuters spoke to said that the FBI withheld information from the DNC to protect classified information.

Did the FBI withhold the information to rig the election? Is it all part of some grand conspiracy run by Trump and Putin? Was it all a big mistake? Or were some FBI agents just being dicks? Regardless, it’s great this is all out in the open now. Isn’t telling secrets fun?

[Reuters]

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Eve Peyser was the night editor at Gizmodo.

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The FBI can lie to you all they want. But you can’t lie to the FBI. The FBI can sandbag you all they want. But you can’t sandbag the FBI...

Thank you Mr. J. Edgar Hoover, you insufferable fucking prick.

Hey Republicans, you hear this? Hillary never got caught in one single tiny little white lie, not ONE. Not in 700,000 lines of testimony, not one stinking little stupid little forgetful lie. Not in any subcommittee, not in any FBI interviews. NOT ONE.

They sit on your chest, wait for the fiction, then read you your rights.

The FBI can fuck with you all they want, lie to you all they want, sandbag you all they want, even destroy your chances of winning a Presidency, all they want...

Thank you Mr. James Comey, you insufferable fucking prick.

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Yo FBI? This thing stinks like fucking E 131st & Lexington, all vomit, sewage and death. You’re busted.