Democrats could have prevented publishing embarrassing emails during the 2016 election, The Daily Callerâ€™s Luke Rosiak told FOX Businessâ€™ â€œVarney & Co.â€ on Wednesday.
Hackers released a collection of 20,000 emails stolen from the servers of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), which included emails from key DNC staff members and also suggested party leadership rigged the election in favor of Hillary Clinton. According to Rosiak, however, 90% of what was leaked could have could have been stopped.
â€œThey could have done what any normal person does when they become the victim of a serious crime and go right to the copsâ€”the FBI wanted helpâ€”they would not let the FBI see these servers. Most of the emails were written after the DNC already realized that they had been hacked,â€ Rosiak told Stuart Varney.
Instead, private cyber investigators were hired to examine what Democrats pegged to be an â€œassaultâ€ on democracy, Rosiak said.
â€œIf this is so serious then why was your reaction at the time when Donna Brazile called so casual â€“ â€˜we just donâ€™t know.â€™ But they were just casual about the whole thing, this is revisionist history after the fact to say this is such a big deal and they responded like their hair was on fire â€” when it happened they didnâ€™t care,â€ he said.
Though itâ€™s unclear whether the DNC was trying to cover up other emails, Rosiak suspects gross negligence or â€œthereâ€™s something whole different going on here that they are not telling us about.â€
â€œThis notion that Russia, itâ€™s serious, theyâ€™ve been responding swiftly â€“ Debbie Wasserman Schultz was told by the Capitol police after the DNC leak that her congressional IT guy was a suspect in the hacking and she didnâ€™t fire him,â€ he said and added â€œnone of it makes any sense.â€
Wasserman Schultz resigned from her DNC post after leaked emails showed bias against Hillary Clintonâ€™s presidential contender Bernie Sanders.
In an interview with the FOX Business Networkâ€™s Maria Bartiromo on Wednesday, current DNC Chairman Tom Perez pushed back on claims that he hired a private company over the FBI in order to hide files.