Do the 180 erased, ‘hacked’ DNC computers constitute obstruction of justice?

April 24, 2018, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued he following statement calling attention to the DNC civil suit filing stating that “the DNC was required to decommission more than 140 servers, remove and reinstall all software, including the operating systems, for more than 180 computers, and rebuild at least 11 servers”:

“DNC leadership in apparent collusion with the Obama FBI was given custodianship over key evidence related to whether or not Russia attempted to hack the DNC’s computers. At some point since that allegation was initially made in 2016, James Comey’s FBI should have taken possession of those computers and servers, but failed. Now, more than 180 of the affected computers were erased according to the DNC’s own court filing, software removed and operating systems reinstalled, most probably resulting in the destruction of key evidence of what the DNC alleges was a crime. Often, these subsequent actions become the only knowable facts surrounding a criminal activity and if as the DNC alleged in their lawsuit that their computers were hacked by Russian sources, the destruction of that evidence could in itself be a criminal act.

“Given the admitted destruction of evidence by the DNC to support their civil suit that absolutely alleges crimes were committed, it is incumbent on the court to ensure that all forensic data, correspondence and all other communications related to the hack be protected and preserved not only at the DNC but at Crowdstrike, the DNC-paid for IT firm that did the only analysis of the DNC systems, and Perkins Coie, the law firm that hired them.

“One key consideration for the court might be driven by the raid of Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen’s legal offices and residence, which is that if attorney-client privilege is void when there’s an allegation of potential criminal activity, then the DNC law firm Perkins Coie should subjected to the same standard, or else all evidence obtained in the Cohen raid should be determined to be off limits as a violation of the President’s Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Amendment rights. There have been obvious violations of federal law by failed Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton and her campaign that have been consistently ignored by federal investigators, while the President has been exposed to microscopic scrutiny of every aspect of his campaign. This is partisan double standard threatens the Constitution and the rule of law and must not be allowed to stand.”

Attachments:

“Did the DNC destroy the evidence of the ‘hack’ on their servers? Court filing says 140 servers decommissioned, 180 computers erased and 11 servers ‘rebuilt.’” By Robert Romano, April 20, 2018 http://dailytorch.com/2018/04/did-the-dnc-destroy-the-evidence-of-the-hack-on-their-servers-court-filing-says-140-servers-decommissioned-180-computers-erased-and-11-servers-rebuilt/

“Cartoon: A ‘mountain’ of evidence” By A.F. Branco, April 24, 2018 at http://dailytorch.com/2018/04/cartoon-a-mountain-of-evidence/

“The boy who cried bear,” By Robert Romano, April 3, 2017 at http://dailytorch.com/2017/04/boy-cried-bear/

“Why was the FBI so sure that Russia hacked the DNC without looking at the server?” By Robert Romano, Aug. 16, 2017 at http://dailytorch.com/2017/08/fbi-sure-russia-hacked-dnc-without-looking-server/

“‘Lone DNC hacker’ theory by Daily Beast contradicts multiple hacker report by Crowdstrike in 2016 that cited both Cozy Bear and Fancy Bear,” By Robert Romano, March 26, 2018 at http://dailytorch.com/2018/03/lone-dnc-hacker-theory-by-daily-beast-contradicts-multiple-hacker-report-by-crowdstrike-in-2016-that-cited-both-cozy-bear-and-fancy-bear/

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