Three years after the 2016 breach of the Democratic National Committee's servers, Donald Trump is still investigating... the investigation, that is.
And now, he's asking for a little help from Ukraine to do it.
In a phone call—the one that led Democrats to call for impeachment hearings—one of the things President Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to do was to look into CrowdStrike, the cybersecurity vendor that investigated the 2016 DNC data breach.
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CNBC is covering the CrowdStrike angle of this story:
Trump has previously suggested that the DNC should have turned over the email servers to the FBI instead of having CrowdStrike investigate, implying that the lack of cooperation should cast doubt on findings that the Russians helped him win the election.
In fact, private investigations for these kinds of hacks are not uncommon, according to Axios. In the phone call, Trump appears to be referencing the idea that the server is stored in the Ukraine.
Trump previously told The Associated Press that he “heard” that CrowdStrike was “owned by a very rich Ukranian,” although the company’s IPO filing says that the biggest shareholders are American venture capital backers including Warburg Pincus, Accel and Alphabet’s CapitalG.