It looks like Rudy Giuliani is getting more help than previously reported.
Courtesy of NYT:
With President Trump facing an impeachment trial over his efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his son Hunter Biden, Russian military hackers have been boring into the Ukrainian gas company at the center of the affair, according to security experts.
The hacking attempts against Burisma, the Ukrainian gas company on whose board Hunter Biden served, began in early November, as talk of the Bidens, Ukraine and impeachment was dominating the news in the United States.
It is not yet clear what the hackers found, or precisely what they were searching for. But the experts say the timing and scale of the attacks suggest that the Russians could be searching for potentially embarrassing material on the Bidens — the same kind of information that Mr. Trump wanted from Ukraine when he pressed for an investigation of the Bidens and Burisma, setting off a chain of events that led to his impeachment.
The Russian tactics are strikingly similar to what American intelligence agencies say was Russia’s hacking of emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman and the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 presidential campaign. In that case, once they had the emails, the Russians used trolls to spread and spin the material, and built an echo chamber to widen its effect.
Remember that previous article suggesting the Russians MIGHT be targetting Joe Biden?
Well we can remove that word “might” now.
I heard a commentator on MSNBC this morning suggest that there is a good chance that the hackers infiltrated the system at Burisma, and that the real concern is not that they stole anything, but that they planted fake information that could then be used to smear the Bidens and vindicate Donald Trump.
I had not thought of that, but it would make all kinds of sense if that turns out to be the case.
So to the question of whether the Kremlin is once again going to help Donald Trump win the presidency, I think the answer is “Oh, hell yeah.”