George Kent Demolishes Trump’s 4Chan-Inspired Crowdstrike Conspiracy: ‘No Factual Basis’

Top State Department official George Kent shot down conservative conspiracies about CrowdStrike — a company at the heart of a theory pushed by President Donald Trump and his allies alleging a hacked DNC server was secretly shipped to Ukraine for hiding — while publicly testifying before the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday.

During the July 25 phone call between Trump and President Volodymyr Zelensky, the U.S. president requested that his counterpart launch an investigation into the family of Vice President Joe Biden and asked that he also look into CrowdStrike, a California-based cybersecurity firm that investigated the DNC breach. Trump made the latter solicitation while claiming that “Ukraine has” the hacked server, but this theory — which boils down to
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