How Trump’s Ukraine Mess Entangled CrowdStrike

How Trump’s Ukraine Mess Entangled CrowdStrike

Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images On Wednesday, the White House declassified a recap of President Donald Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky , a conversation apparently at the heart of a whistleblower complaint and a broader impeachment inquiry. In the five-page summary, Trump urges Zelensky to contact US attorney general William Barr and Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s personal lawyer, about possible investigations relating to Joe and Hunter Biden. But the notes also contain an unexpected reference to CrowdStrike, a prominent cybersecurity company that most Americans have never heard of. It’s still not entirely clear what Trump meant, or thought he meant, by bringing CrowdStrike into the conversation, which you can read in full below. But it starts to make a little more sense if you’re willing to look back a few years, and assume some major confusion about digital forensics. Here’s what Trump said on the call relating to CrowdStrike; all ellipses and punctuation are as they appear in the release: “I would like you to do us a favor, though, because our country has been through a lot and Ukraine knows a lot about it. I would like you to find out what happened with this […]

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