In his memo, which was buried and never released, Steele said the DNC was “hacked” by Russian operatives “within the Democratic Party structure itself.”
The New Yorker reports:
“On July 26, 2016, after WikiLeaks disseminated the D.N.C. e-mails, Steele filed yet another memo, this time claiming that the Kremlin was behind the hacking, which was part of a Russian cyber war against Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Many of the details seemed far-fetched: Steele’s sources claimed that the digital attack involved agents ‘within the Democratic Party structure itself,’ as well as Russian émigrés in the U.S. and ‘associated offensive cyber operators.'”
Several pundits and tech experts have claimed for years the DNC was not “hacked,” but rather an insider leaked the information to WikiLeaks to expose the Democratic Party’s wrongdoing.
Last month, hacker Kim Dotcom revealed proof that former DNC staffer Seth Rich was responsible for releasing the DNC’s emails to WikiLeaks.
The famed hacker said “an insider with a memory stick” copied the data at a speed virtually impossible to do from Russia.
Let me assure you, the DNC hack wasn’t even a hack. It was an insider with a memory stick. I know this because I know who did it and why. Special Counsel Mueller is not interested in my evidence. My lawyers wrote to him twice. He never replied. 360 pounds!https://t.co/AGRO0sFx7s https://t.co/epXtv0t1uN
— Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) February 18, 2018
Rich was mysteriously murdered in July 2016 while walking home from a bar in Washington. He was killed just a few weeks after the DNC claimed it was “hacked.”
WikiLeaks released all of the emails and files belonging to the DNC, which exposed how they allowed Hillary Clinton to take control of the party over Bernie Sanders.
The DNC has refused to turn over their servers to congressional investigators since the hack, raising serious questions about whether they were actually hacked or an insider leaked the information.