Officials: FBI engaged in 3 investigations of Russia’s election hacks

According to multiple unnamed officials acquainted with the details, the FBI is currently conducting three investigations in regards to the alleged hacking of the 2016 U.S. presidential election by Russian agents.

The Bureau’s offices in Washington are leading the investigation, while FBI field offices in San Francisco and Pittsburgh are directing two other inquiries.

In line with the unnamed sources confirming the existence of the three explorations, the Bureau’s Pittsburgh office’s examination revolves around the breaches of the DNC.  Similarly, the San Francisco is looking into identifying the person or persons who hacked into former Clinton campaign chair John Podesta’s email account, known as “Guccifer 2.0.”

Separate from the field offices pursuing related investigations, the focal point of the FBI’s Washington office is evidence gathered from sources and the study of intercepted electronic communications.

The center of attention of counterintelligence agents in the Washington office is said to be possible financial-transaction links with Trump officials and Russian firms and persons.

Neither the White House nor President Trump have commented on the investigation.

A controversial matter, Mr. Trump has cast doubt on allegations Russia hacking into the election; he has stated in addition to Moscow any number of foreign governments or entities could have infringed on the election.

When the issue arose at a Thursday White House press conference, Mr. Trump reiterated he has no business ties to the Russian Federation.

 

[Reuters] [Photo courtesy Panoramio]