Former President Donald Trump was cleared of colluding with Russia by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Democrats still insist Trump did something wrong.
One specific conspiracy theory has been related to Trump and a Russian bank.
An FBI agent believes the conspiracies were debunked within days.
Ex FBI Agent SPILLS THE BEANS – Reveals Truth About Trump!
(NewsReady.com) – For years, one of the conspiracy theories that persisted about former President Donald Trump was that his company, the Trump Organization, had back-channel communications with Russia’s Alfa Bank. An FBI agent believes the alleged connection between the Trump Organization and Alfa Bank was actually proven wrong within days, which begs the question: why did they persist for so long?
A report by the Washington Examiner is bringing the accusations about Trump and the bank back into the spotlight. Scott Hellman, a supervisory special agent with the FBI who leads a cybercrime investigations team, said he and a supervisor, Nate Batty, reviewed the claims about Alfa Bank and rejected them.
Hellman explained the allegations were based on a report that included information like domain and website names. The report also contained a conclusion that was based on an alleged “analysis of the data.” Hellman and Batty reviewed the report and compared it to information the FBI had; within a day, they debunked the claims.
According to the Examiner, Hellman testified the FBI didn’t “agree with the conclusion” that Trump had a back-channel with the bank. He went on to say that whoever wrote the report “had jumped to some conclusions that were not supported by the data.” Further, he believed the methodology was “questionable.” Batty and Hellman wrote their analysis of the report and said a review found “questionable investigative steps taken and conclusions drawn.”
Alfa Bank Allegations
The report stemmed from information handed over to the FBI by attorney Michael A. Sussman, who was hired by Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign. The information was data collected by cybersecurity experts, and it allegedly showed DNS logs included a server name, “mail1.trump-email.com”, that was registered to the Trump Organization, and connected to two servers that belonged to Alfa Bank.
Federal prosecutors accused Sussmann of lying to the FBI agents in order to create an “October surprise” to help Clinton win the election. Sussman is currently on trial for this accusation. He’s the first defendant charged by Special Counsel John Durham to go on trial for crimes related to the Russia probe.
Why do you think the rumors persisted after the theory was debunked?
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