What is CrowdStrike, the company Trump mentioned in his call with Zelensky

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What is CrowdStrike?

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President Donald Trump held a press conference Wednesday at the United Nations, hours after the release of a summary of a call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky.

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The two met amid controversy over the July 25 call, where Trump appears to urge Zelensky to open an investigation into former vice president and current Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son.

During the phone call, Trump referenced the cyber security company CrowdStrike.
What is CrowdStrike and why did he mention it?Here's what to know about CrowdStrike:

What did Trump say about CrowdStrike in the July phone call?
According to the transcript of the call released by the White House, Trump said:

“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 whole situation with Ukraine, they say CrowdStrike…”

“I guess you have one of your wealthy people... The server, they say Ukraine has it,” the memo continues. “There are a lot of things that went on, the whole situation. I think you’re surrounding yourself with some of the same people.”

What is it that Trump thinks CrowdStrike has to do with Ukraine?

Trump has said that he believes the DNC hid an incriminating server from the FBI prior to reporting the hack. He says he believes the missing server is somewhere in Ukraine and that information on that server would point to who really hacked into the DNC system.

In addition, during a press conference at the United Nations Wednesday, he said that the 33,000 emails deleted from a server kept at Hillary Clinton's New York home "could be in Ukraine." He did not elaborate on the comment.