Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s State Department emails were hacked by a Chinese firm according to The Daily Caller.
The story says a Washington, D.C.-based company owned by the Chinese “obtained nearly all her emails” instantaneously from her private server.
The Daily Caller reports:
The Chinese firm obtained Clinton’s emails in real time as she sent and received communications and documents through her personal server, according to the sources, who said the hacking was conducted as part of an intelligence operation.
The Chinese wrote code that was embedded in the server, which was kept in Clinton’s residence in upstate New York. The code generated an instant “courtesy copy” for nearly all of her emails and forwarded them to the Chinese company, according to the sources.
Before a House Judiciary Committee, Republican Texas Representative Louie Gohmert disclosed a “foreign entity,” received Clinton’s emails.
Also, officials from the Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) warned the FBI of the security breach, including fired FBI agent Peter Strzok who was a lead investigator in the Clinton email case.
Two officials with the ICIG, investigator Frank Rucker and attorney Janette McMillan, met repeatedly with FBI officials to warn them of the Chinese intrusion, according to a former intelligence officer with expertise in cybersecurity issues, who was briefed on the matter. He spoke anonymously, as he was not authorized to publicly address the Chinese’s role with Clinton’s server.
Among those FBI officials was Peter Strzok, who was then the bureau’s top counterintelligence official. Strzok was fired this month following the discovery he sent anti-Trump texts to his mistress and co-worker, Lisa Page. Strzok didn’t act on the information the ICIG provided him, according to Gohmert.
Not surprisingly, a Clinton spokesperson not only downplayed the email hacking revelation but attacked The Daily Caller for distracting the country from President Trump’s “threats to our democracy.”
“This is the most combed over subject in modern American political history,” Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill told TheDCNF. “The FBI spent thousands of hours investigating, and found no evidence of intrusion. That’s a fact.”
“But in an age where facts are alternative and truth isn’t truth, it’s no surprise that an outlet like the Daily Caller would try to distract us from very real and very immediate threats to our democracy brought by the man occupying the White House,” he continued.
Let’s see if the liberal media covers this bombshell.