CrowdStrike, Ukraine, and the DNC server: Timeline and facts

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President Donald Trump, Senator John Kennedy from Louisiana and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have all given credence to what cybersecurity specialists and the US intelligence group deride as a baseless conspiracy concept pushed by Russia. That principle posits that Ukraine, and never Russia, was answerable for hacking into the networks of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election.

Kennedy shortly backtracked from blaming Ukraine for the DNC hack, however nonetheless left wiggle room to return to this rivalry. After admitting he was “improper” to suggest Ukraine and not Russia hacked the DNC, he went on to say, “There's a number of evidence, confirmed and unproven — everyone’s obtained an opinion — that Ukraine did try to intrude, together with Russia and doubtless others, in the 2016 election.”

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