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Fri Apr 29, 2016, 06:03 PM

 

Independent Investigation Confirms Sanders Campaign Told the Truth In DNC Lawsuit



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Independent Investigation Confirms Sanders Campaign Told the Truth
April 29, 2016


BURLINGTON, Vt. – Four months ago, in an impulsive overreaction and at a critical point in the campaign just weeks before the closest Iowa caucus results in history, the DNC shut down the Sanders campaign’s access to its own voter file data, only restoring access after the campaign filed a lawsuit in Federal court.

Now, four months later, an independent investigation of the firewall failures in the DNC’s shared voter file database has definitively confirmed that the original claims by the DNC and the Clinton campaign were wholly inaccurate – the Sanders campaign never “stole” any voter file data; the Sanders campaign never “exported” any unauthorized voter file data; and the Sanders campaign certainly never had access to the Clinton campaign’s “strategic road map.”

In fact, the independent investigation has confirmed what the Sanders campaign said from the start:
The DNC’s security failures allowed four Sanders campaign staffers – three junior-level staffers led by a manager who had been hired at the recommendation of the DNC and who was immediately terminated after the incident – to have extremely short-lived access for one hour to Hillary for America’s scoring models, but not to any of Hillary for America’s proprietary voter data.
No one else in the Sanders campaign, outside these four staffers, accessed the Hillary for America’s scoring models or had knowledge that the activity was taking place until well after the incident was over.
With one exception, all unauthorized access took place within the DNC’s own system. While there is evidence that the terminated staffer may have exported a summary data table, the independent investigation of Sanders campaign computers could not locate that file and no one in the Sanders campaign has ever seen that file.

With the investigation behind us, the campaign has withdrawn its lawsuit against the DNC today but continues to implore the DNC to address the systemic instability that remains in its voter file system. It is imperative that the DNC make it a top priority to prevent future data security failures in the voter file system, failures that only serve as unnecessary distractions to the democratic process.

Bernie Sanders Campaign Manager Jeff Weaver said “We are gratified by the results of this independent investigation.”

https://berniesanders.com/press-release/independent-investigation-confirms-sanders-campaign-told-truth/

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Reply Independent Investigation Confirms Sanders Campaign Told the Truth In DNC Lawsuit (Original post)
imagine2015 Apr 2016 OP
JaneyVee Apr 2016 #1
Skwmom Apr 2016 #3
bahrbearian Apr 2016 #4
JaneyVee Apr 2016 #5
bahrbearian Apr 2016 #6
JaneyVee Apr 2016 #8
bahrbearian Apr 2016 #11
JaneyVee Apr 2016 #13
bahrbearian Apr 2016 #14
angrychair Apr 2016 #17
seabeyond Apr 2016 #30
snowy owl Apr 2016 #24
Skwmom Apr 2016 #2
BernieforPres2016 Apr 2016 #12
George II Apr 2016 #7
Gwhittey Apr 2016 #10
BootinUp Apr 2016 #9
angrychair Apr 2016 #15
TM99 Apr 2016 #20
BootinUp Apr 2016 #21
TM99 Apr 2016 #23
Tarc Apr 2016 #16
angrychair Apr 2016 #18
Tarc Apr 2016 #27
angrychair Apr 2016 #38
Tarc Apr 2016 #39
tymorial Apr 2016 #19
NanceGreggs Apr 2016 #22
snowy owl Apr 2016 #25
Hoyt Apr 2016 #26
snowy owl Apr 2016 #29
Hoyt Apr 2016 #31
snowy owl Apr 2016 #32
Hoyt Apr 2016 #33
snowy owl Apr 2016 #34
Hoyt Apr 2016 #35
Thinkingabout Apr 2016 #28
Jitter65 Apr 2016 #36
mythology Apr 2016 #37

Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 06:07 PM

1. "With one exception..."

 

Thats all it takes. And where is this exported data?

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 06:12 PM

3. I guess you'll have to ask the fired "DNC" recommended hire.

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 06:17 PM

4. Where Oh where would Hillary hide the data, maybe with her transcripts?

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Response to bahrbearian (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 06:18 PM

5. It was a Bernie staffer.

 

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 06:25 PM

6. Who worked for hillary in 08

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Response to bahrbearian (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 06:27 PM

8. Obama, not Hillary.

 

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 06:30 PM

11. DNC ,Obama , then planted on Bernies staff, DNC gave him good reviews, Then Bernie fired his ass.

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Response to bahrbearian (Reply #11)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 06:31 PM

13. So, you were wrong.

 

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #13)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 06:33 PM

14. DNC = HRC

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #13)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 06:41 PM

17. You know

The DNC who's chairperson was the national co-chair of HRC's 2008 campaign for president.
No reason to suggest she would, in any way, ever be partisan in her choices despite that fact.
Just like, despite claiming to be against Citizens United and unlimited dark money, HRC has received millions of dollars in this same type of funding but states, despite being against it and how corrupt and destructive it is to our political system (her words), it would in no way compromise or color her decisions in any manner.

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 08:23 PM

30. Damn, they sure can do the shuffle well, high on their toes, moving this way and that. Nt

 

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 07:42 PM

24. Do you hear yourself?

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 06:11 PM

2. Lies and smears. Interesting about the DNC recommended hire. nt

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Response to Skwmom (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 06:31 PM

12. Smells like DNC ratfuckery.

I'm shocked.

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 06:27 PM

7. The source is a press release from the Sanders campaign website?

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Response to George II (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 06:30 PM

10. Gee thanks for the great investigative reporting on your part.

 

We never would know it by looking at the link. https://berniesanders.com/ I thought that was a link to google website.
And in other news the Sky is Blue, stand by for further reports from our Chief Obvious correspondent reporting on that major breaking news.

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 06:28 PM

9. More of the same weasel words from the Sanders campaign, refusing to

take responsibility for political reasons.

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Response to BootinUp (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 06:33 PM

15. Reading comprehension

That's really the most important part.

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Response to BootinUp (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 07:19 PM

20. Did you even read the post?

 

Because if you did, you may want to get a medical check up.

Nothing you are saying here matches the reality of the situation.

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Response to TM99 (Reply #20)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 07:22 PM

21. The entire OP (not the link) I love how the Sanders campaign is not to blame but they had to fire

someone for hacking the database. The only question that is relevant is how stupid does the Sanders campaign think people are?

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Response to BootinUp (Reply #21)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 07:25 PM

23. Well obviously you just

 

proved how stupid people are.

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 06:34 PM

16. Lol, 'With one exception"

"Gee you honor, other than the fact I stole one thing, I'm totally innocent of burglary!"


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Response to Tarc (Reply #16)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 06:45 PM

18. That's not the overall finding of the Independent report

Reading comprehension is really the most important part.

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Response to angrychair (Reply #18)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 08:05 PM

27. Yea, forgive us if no fucks are given for the rhetorical spins

of a Sanders press release.

Try reading some actual news, bro.

Sanders campaign withdraws lawsuit against DNC

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Response to Tarc (Reply #27)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 10:38 PM

38. Well bro

Nothing in that story contradicts what they said.
Nothing, despite the ad nauseam analysis that went on here for months and the flaming accusations of impropriety, all of it was false. Even the one thing the independent report said was exported, there is no actual proof, it is only only suspected by some of the analysis. They cannot find any actual corroborating evidence that it existed outside of the DNC network.

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Response to angrychair (Reply #38)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 08:33 AM

39. 4 people within the Sanders camp downloaded data they were not allowed to,

data about the Clinton campaign and its donors.

The Bern only fired one person.

Why is that?

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 06:47 PM

19. Question for some of you...

Did you actually read the entire post or did you skim to find the one piece of information which taken out of context could be used to push your narrative?

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 07:23 PM

22. There's nothing like telling "the truth" ...

... well, part of it, anyway.


"But in a separate statement, the DNC said that the independent investigation by CrowdStrike agreed upon by the Sanders campaign and the DNC “identified evidence of unauthorized access via four user accounts from the Bernie 2016 campaign. All unauthorized access occurred during a one-hour period from 10:41 to 11:42 EST on December 16, 2015.”

“During that time, the four users conducted 25 searches using proprietary Hillary for America score data across 11 states. All of the results of these searches were saved within the VoteBuilder system, with the exception of one instance where a user exported a statistical summary of a search using HFA scoring in New Hampshire,” the DNC statement said. “CrowdStrike found no evidence of unauthorized access by the Hillary for America or O’Malley for President campaigns. Today, the Sanders campaign also voluntarily dismissed the breach of contract action pending against the DNC.”


http://www.politico.com/story/2016/04/bernie-sanders-dnc-lawsuit-campaign-222659


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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 07:48 PM

25. These same people will be crying foul any minute and whining about how mean we are.

Anybody reading this thread no longer has to wonder who is the most abusive, mean spirited and dense.
Bernie = integrity. "nuf said.

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 07:53 PM

26. Who performed this "Independent investigation?"

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #26)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 08:21 PM

29. CrowdStrike

http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-trailguide-04292016-bernie-sanders-drops-lawsuit-against-dnc-1461967648-htmlstory.html


Bernie Sanders drops lawsuit against DNC

The campaign of Bernie Sanders has dropped a lawsuit it filed in December against the Democratic National Committee, after the national party cut off its access to crucial voter data.

The move came Friday as the DNC released its independent investigation of the breach , which confirmed much of what was already known about the event. During the breach, Sanders staffers accessed proprietary voter data owned by the campaign of front-runner Hillary Clinton. They conducted 25 searches over an hour.


http://www.politicususa.com/2016/04/29/bernie-sanders-withdraws-lawsuit-dnc-proven-correct-data-breach.html
After an independent investigation into the data breach before the Iowa caucuses concluded that the Sanders campaign told the truth, Bernie Sanders has withdrawn his lawsuit against the DNC.

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Response to snowy owl (Reply #29)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 08:46 PM

31. Sounds to me last ke investigation says his staff inappropriately viewed data.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #31)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 08:55 PM

32. Yes, it happened. No one lied. B outed all the facts and fired people. That was it. No other harm.

However, if you read the whole article, no harm was done. I suggest reading the links and deciding for yourself if this is proof of anything lingering or characteristic of Bernie and his campaign.

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Response to snowy owl (Reply #32)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 08:57 PM

33. The problem is his folks tried to turn it around and blame Clinton.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #33)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 09:21 PM

34. They blamed the DNC. For easily accessible security and favoratism.

It was a bump in the road for everybody. Just like the claim that her surrogates made about disqualifying Bernie then blaming him for in turn for questioning her qualifications. Which he didn't because he was responding to her surrogates' claim and he preceded it by saying "IF .... Then....."

He was cleared because he was honest and he took care of it. Everything known from day 1 turned out to be the whole affair. The DNC promoted the incident out of proportion and tried to use it against Bernie.

Thinking about this . . . I'm realizing Weaver and Devine are very, very smart. It may have been more a tactic to put the DNC on notice that Bernie is playing hardball and will not allow them (the DNC) to trivialize his campaign. That's a pretty good tactic to keep DWS and the DNC honest.

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Response to snowy owl (Reply #34)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 09:31 PM

35. It was just more Sanders' supporters' whining and blaming everyone else.

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 08:05 PM

28. Interesting, Sanders staffers access Hillary's data base, get caught then tbe Sanders

Campaign files a law suit. And to boot blame the DNC, Hillary and DWS because the Sanders team hired the guy. WOW, guess words can be twisted to plant seeds of lies anywhere.

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 09:32 PM

36. Telling the truth about a theft you conducted doesn't win an honor badge. nt

 

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 09:34 PM

37. Like most press releases, this is worded to put the Sanders campaign in the best possible light

 

I still don't think this was a big deal, but it's kind of hard to claim that it was just an accident. But hopefully it will at least put to rest the still repeated bullshit about Clinton stealing Sanders' data and sending people emails or mailed flyers.

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