The Obama Administration had a cozy relationship with the then Ukraine government, which was formed after a coup d’état to oust the democratically elected pro-Putin leader, Viktor Yanukovych.
Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) flew to Kiev in December 2013 to rile up a crowd of protestors in the midst of the coup, in support of the Obama Administration’s foreign policy, which favored regime change.
Soon after, Vice President Joe Biden became liaison to Ukraine’s National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU), and his son, Hunter, was made a board member of Burisma Holdings, a top Ukrainian energy company.
Solomon reported, “More than $3 million flowed from Ukraine to an American firm tied to Hunter Biden in 2014-15, bank records show.”
... CrowdStrike’s chief technology officer and co-founder, Dmitri Alperovitch, is a Russian expat and a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, a think tank with an anti-Putin agenda.
The Atlantic Council is funded by Ukrainian Billionaire Victor Pinchuk, a $10 million donor to the Clinton Foundation, with additional millions promised.
On December 22, 2016, CrowdStrike caused an international stir when it claimed to have uncovered evidence that Russians hacked into a Ukrainian artillery computer app to help pro-Russian separatists.
The Voice of America later determined the claim was false, and CrowdStrike retracted its finding. Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense was forced to eat crow and admit that the hacking never happened.
In other words, at the same time this “highly respected private company” was blaming the Russians for hacking the DNC computers, it was raising a false Russian flag on behalf of the government of Ukraine in its war with separatists.