The significance of this tidbit is that it undercuts the 2017 intelligence community report that claimed Russia wanted candidate Donald Trump to win the election and took steps to secure that result. Many have touted the IC assessment as though it were fact and ground truth — proof not only of Russian meddling, but of Trump campaign complicity. The credibility of the IC assessment is increasingly in doubt.
We also learned this week that CrowdStrike Services, the IT security company in charge of the DNC servers testified to Congress that it had no evidence that any files were actually removed from the DNC’s network. How WikiLeaks obtained the DNC emails is now a deeper mystery.
The RussiaGate story is becoming unsustainable.