On Jan. 10, NBC News intelligence and national security reporter Ken Dilanian tweeted, “Comey: We made multiple requests for access to DNC servers; we had to settle for @CrowdStrike ‘s data, which was sufficient.”
Comey: We made multiple requests for access to DNC servers; we had to settle for @CrowdStrike 's data, which was sufficient— Ken Dilanian (@KenDilanianNBC) January 10, 2017
If accurate, #FBI just admitted assessment of #RussianInterference made w/o access to actual servers--servers DNC refused to provide. https://t.co/CEcTGnOzch— Paul Hair (@PaulHair1) January 10, 2017
Comey is the director of the FBI and CrowdStrike is a private company.
That tweet appears to contain accurate information, and thus makes FBI investigation tactics, techniques, and procedures a bit questionable even as the overall intelligence community assessment of Russians penetrating Democratic servers (along with other servers) and using that intelligence to conduct influence operations in the 2016 U.S. presidential election remains believable.