Day by day more and more information comes to light regarding Trump and Russia. The FBI is now examining why a computer server from Russia that has close ties to Putin showed a disproportionate interest in reaching a server used by the Trump Organization during the US presidential campaign.
According to a CNN report, last summer during the presidential campaign a computer server owned by the Russia-based Alfa Bank “repeatedly looked up the contact information for a computer server being used by the Trump Organization — far more than other companies did, representing 80% of all lookups to the Trump server.”
This isn’t the first time the FBI got involved. According to The New York Times the FBI examined the server activity and “ultimately concluded that there could be an innocuous explanation, like a marketing email or spam, for the computer contacts.”
But the Intercept later reported that the computer analysts who had first discovered that strange server activity didn’t respond to questions about “how they can be sure that the majority of DNS look-ups for Trump’s email server originated from Alfa Bank, when much of the data they collected didn’t even include DNS look-ups from IPs described in their own paper.”
The report went on to state that, “the simplest plausible explanation for all of this: The Trump Organization owns a bunch of expensive, obnoxious spam servers that churn out marketing emails for its expensive, obnoxious hotels.”
And now, according to CNN, the FBI is still investigating the activity.
“One US official said investigators find the server relationship ‘odd’ and are not ignoring it,” CNN reported. “But the official said there is still more work for the FBI to do. Investigators have not yet determined whether a connection would be significant.”