During the campaign, the media and Democrats latched on to the story about a server in Trump Tower communicating with a Russian bank as evidence of Trump’s troubling connections to Russia.
But was the connection everything it seemed?
A bombshell new report reveals a strange twist in the story that has everyone talking.
In October, the FBI investigated what it deemed to be odd communications between the Trump Tower server and Alfa Bank in Russia.
They dug into the communications but found nothing.
The New York Times reports:
“In classified sessions in August and September, intelligence officials also briefed congressional leaders on the possibility of financial ties between Russians and people connected to Mr. Trump. They focused particular attention on what cyberexperts said appeared to be a mysterious computer back channel between the Trump Organization and the Alfa Bank, which is one of Russia’s biggest banks and whose owners have longstanding ties to Mr. Putin.
F.B.I. officials spent weeks examining computer data showing an odd stream of activity to a Trump Organization server and Alfa Bank. Computer logs obtained by The New York Times show that two servers at Alfa Bank sent more than 2,700 “look-up” messages — a first step for one system’s computers to talk to another — to a Trump-connected server beginning in the spring. But the F.B.I. ultimately concluded that there could be an innocuous explanation, like a marketing email or spam, for the computer contacts.”
But something strange just happened.
Alfa Bank is now asking U.S. authorities to investigate the communications.
They claim they have resumed and they believe it the work of an entity that is trying to frame them and create a scandal surrounding their connection to Trump.
“A Russian bank has reported to U.S. authorities that mysterious communications resumed recently between one of its computers and an email server tied to President Trump’s business empire, and it has developed evidence the new activity may be the work of a hacker trying to create a political hoax, Circa has learned.
Alfa Bank is asking the U.S. Justice Department for help solving the mystery and pledged its full cooperation.
Alfa wants U.S. authorities to help unmask a computer inside the United States that it believes has been used to launch cyberattacks spoofing the appearance of a backdoor communication channel between Moscow and America’s 45th president, according to a source directly familiar with the bank’s request.
The bank believes “these malicious attacks are designed to create the false impression that Alfa Bank has a secretive relationship with the Trump Organization,” the source said, speaking on condition of anonymity.”
If Alfa Bank and the Trump Organization have some questionable relationship, asking the U.S. Department of Justice to help you investigate your communications is a strange way to cover it up.
This is more evidence the media narrative about Trump and his connections to Russia is fake news.