FBI examining fake documents targeting Clinton campaign: sources


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The FBI and U.S. intelligence agencies are examining faked documents aimed at discrediting the Hillary Clinton campaign as part of a broader investigation into what U.S. officials believe has been an attempt by Russia to disrupt the presidential election, people with knowledge of the matter said.

U.S. Senator Tom Carper, a Democrat on the Senate Homeland Security Committee, has referred one of the documents to the FBI for investigation on the grounds that his name and stationery were forged to appear authentic, some of the sources who had knowledge of that discussion said.

In the letter identified as fake, Carper is quoted as writing to Clinton, “We will not let you lose this election,” a person who saw the document told Reuters.

The fake Carper letter, which was described to Reuters, is one of several documents presented to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Department of Justice for review in recent weeks, the sources said.

A spokeswoman for Carper declined to comment.

As part of an investigation into suspected Russian hacking, FBI investigators have also asked Democratic Party officials to provide copies of other suspected faked documents that have been circulating along with emails and other legitimate documents taken in the hack, people involved in those conversations said.

A spokesman for the FBI confirmed the agency was “in receipt of a complaint about an alleged fake letter” related to the election but declined further comment. Others with knowledge of the matter said the FBI was also examining other fake documents that recently surfaced.

n addition to the Carper letter, the FBI has also reviewed a seven-page electronic document that carries the logos of Democratic pollster Joel Benenson’s firm, the Benenson Strategy Group, and the Clinton Foundation, a person with knowledge of the matter said.

The document, identified as a fake by the Clinton campaign, claims poll ratings had plunged for Clinton and called for “severe strategy changes for November” that could include “staged civil unrest” and “radiological attack” with dirty bombs to disrupt the vote.


#2

Sorry but my first reaction is that the Dem’s wrote this, to smear the Russians.

Only a Dem playing a Russian playing a ‘Dem Strategist’ would threaten using a ‘dirty bomb’


#3

:thumbsup:

It’s pretty pathetic.


#4

Yet this will probably get more coverage by the media then the actual scandals under investigation.:rolleyes:


#5

The spin will now be:
Since this is faked (most likely by the Democrats themelves) then the hundreds of thousands of other emails must be faked.

The Democrat propoganda machine is in full swing aided by the main stream media.

It sounds like it was written by a high school kid. The Russians are far more sophisticated at propoganda than this.


#6

Seems to me that that’s exactly the point of this “examination.”


#7

sophisticated or not, all they need to do is get it out there with their narrative attached, on the Front page. Corrections are always buried, when they are even issued.

It was written at middle school level so it’s falseness would be patently obvious, no dispute about the Dems being the victims. Just like those paid protesters attacked by Trump supporters.


#8

Even without the “fake” email spin,there are those who still refuse to believe the documented and authentic email scandal.Kind of like the OJ Simpson,incident,there are still people today who think he was innocent!:eek:There are none so blind as those who refuse to see.


#9

The liberal media just uses stories like these to make uneducated voters think that somehow ALL the leaked emails are fake. Very sneaky.


#10

Why would the Russian need to discredit Secretary Clinton’s campaign? They seem to be doing pretty good at it themselves. :slight_smile:

Not that it will make a huge difference. People who point to one or two fake document while ignoring 10s of thousands of emails aren’t about to turn on the dems as this squeaky clean group who only want what’s best for people (or atleast people that think like them).


#11

Isn’t it sad that there are so many people who are that gullible.


#12

Let me add that not all of those gullible people are uneducated either.I know of a few:eek:


#13

But the re investigation that happened a week ago, helped tighten the polls.
you cannot have it both ways.

That is the main thing we have heard the last week, giving trump an advantage.


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