Hacker Kim Dotcom Says He Knows Who Hacked the DNC

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The German-Finnish entrepreneur Kim Dotcom has once again chimed in on the Democratic National Committee’s supposed email hack in early 2016. Mr. Dotcom was responding to a Sunday morning tweet from President Trump clarifying his previous comments on Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Prior to the election, Dotcom had only made headlines for the legal trouble he created for himself in founding and operating “MegaUpload,” a file-sharing website that was often abused by people sharing pirated content.

More recently, he’s become political. Back in May of 2017, Dotcom posted a statement on his website claiming to have proof that murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich was the source for the 2016 DNC email leak.

He’s commenting on the DNC’s leaked emails again – this time writing directly in response to the Trump tweet above: “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.”

He added: “Special Counsel Muller is not interested in my evidence. My lawyers wrote to him twice! He never replied.”

According to the Gateway Pundit,

Dotcom’s assertion is backed up by an analysis done last year by a researcher who goes by the name Forensicator, who determined that the DNC files were copied at 22.6 MB/s – a speed virtually impossible to achieve from halfway around the world, much less over a local network – yet a speed typical of file transfers to a memory stick.

Dotcom is hardly the first to deny that the DNC was a hack at all, but rather an inside job. Part of the Democrats’ motive in painting the DNC leak as a “hack” could be in blaming supposed Russian actors to bolster the narrative that Trump’s team colluded with the Russian government.

Back in August of 2017, a group of former U.S. intelligence officials called “Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity” determined that the “hack” was actually a leak that occurred thanks to someone with access to a DNC computer.

The handful of ex-CIA and NSA officials also argued that there was no evidence the hacker alleged to be responsible for the attack, “Guccifer 2.0,” broke into the DNC’s system. Rather, they argued that the evidence suggested that Guccifer was invented to distract attention from the damning information uncovered in the hack, and that someone altered Guccifer’s documents to make them look as if they were Russian.

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