DNC Chair Tom Perez Squirms Away From Questions About Letting FBI Access DNC’s Computers

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Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez on Sunday sidestepped a question about whether or not the DNC has given the FBI access to the their computers to investigate Russian hacking during the 2016 election.


“Today’s tweet is rehashing old gruel, more conspiracy theories. The fact of the matter is that we cooperated fully with the FBI,” Perez said to CNN’s Ana Cabrera. “And when then Director Comey went to Congress, he himself said that what he should have done differently was, I think his term was ‘cast a flare up’ to the DNC even earlier about what was going on.”

Cabrera then pushed back asking, “Has the DNC done everything in its power to make sure this doesn’t happen again and to get to the absolute bottom of what happened? Have you turned over the DNC servers?”

“We have cooperated from day one and we continue to cooperate. And again, all you need to do is read the testimony of then Director Comey when he was in front of Congress. This is again another red herring,” he responded.

The Department of Justice announced Friday the indictment of 12 Russian nationals for hacking into the DNC’s emails, DCCC, and Hillary Clinton’s Chief of Staff John Podesta. (RELATED: Mueller Indicts 12 Russians Involved In Democratic Email Hacking)