The back and forth between President Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton’s former campaign manager John Podesta continues.
The battle rages over the hacked DNC server, and questions as to why it still hasn’t been turned over to the DHS and FBI for review, if in fact a crime was committed as Podesta and the intelligence community maintains.
The private company CrowdStrike, hired by the Democratic Party, remains the only group to have had access to the server.
President Trump is in Hamburg, Germany at the G20 Summit where he tweeted:
Everyone here is talking about why John Podesta refused to give the DNC server to the FBI and the CIA. Disgraceful!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 7, 2017
John Podesta, who had a rather tense interview on Fox Business last week, tweeted back at the president:
3/ Get a grip man, the Russians committed a crime when they stole my emails to help get you elected President.
— John Podesta (@johnpodesta) July 7, 2017
Former Obama campaign manager David Axelrod was critical of the president, tweeting:
THAT's what everyone is talking about?!? Not trade, climate change, refugees, North Korea, Syria …they're talking about JOHN PODESTA?!? https://t.co/gjpgZC2JgU
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) July 7, 2017
As noted in an IVN article in June, and this Washington Times article this week, it is a legitimate question: Did Russia hack the DNC servers, gain access to sensitive DNC emails, and then leak them to WikiLeaks?
For his part, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has stated many times the Russian state was not involved in the hack. Respected think tanks have also thrown shade at CrowdStrike’s assertion that Russia hacked the DNC server.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has stated many times the Russian state was not involved in the hack.
Even members of Congress are now reportedly raising questions about why the DNC has never allowed investigators to look at the server, which is a key piece of evidence. Putin re-asserted in his meeting with Trump that his government was not responsible for the hacks.
Podesta, the DNC, and CNN all strongly disagree.
Stay tuned. Watch the Fox News business interview with John Podesta below: