The FBI has reportedly reached out to Congress about whether the DNC’s servers were hacked by foreign governments, the New York Times reported Wednesday.
The FBI had been investigating the possibility for months but never made a formal request, the Times reported, citing two people familiar with the matter.
The news comes amid the ongoing fallout from the Democratic National Committee’s hacking of Democratic party officials and supporters during the 2016 election.
DNC officials have been unable to confirm the Times’ report.
The bureau’s top cyber-security official, Richard Ledgett, has said he will speak publicly about the FBI’s inquiry after the midterm elections, the newspaper reported.
In the meantime, the bureau is investigating whether Russia, the nation with the world’s most sophisticated cyberattack capabilities, was behind the breach.
In March, the FBI announced a new probe into whether Russia was responsible for the DNC hack.
In August, President Donald Trump said the DNC was “getting away with murder” by not releasing documents related to the hack.