Sources who talked to the Daily Caller exposed the FBI for not doing anything after Hillary Clinton’s email server was hacked by China.
A Chinese-owned company operating in the Washington, D.C., area hacked Hillary Clintonâ€™s private server throughout her term as secretary of state and obtained nearly all her emails, two sources briefed on the matter told The Daily Caller News Foundation.
The Chinese firm obtained Clintonâ€™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 Clintonâ€™s residence in upstate New York. The code generated an instant â€œcourtesy copyâ€ for nearly all of her emails and forwarded them to the Chinese company, according to the sources.
The Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) found that virtually all of Clintonâ€™s emails were sent to a â€œforeign entity,â€ Rep. Louie Gohmert, a Texas Republican, said at a July 12 House Committee on the Judiciary hearing. He did not reveal the entityâ€™s identity, but said it was unrelated to Russia.
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 Chineseâ€™s role with Clintonâ€™s server.
Among those FBI officials was Peter Strzok, who was then the bureauâ€™s top counterintelligence official.Â Strzok was fired this month following the discovery he sent anti-Trump texts to his mistress and co-worker, Lisa Page. Strzok didnâ€™t act on the information the ICIG provided him, according to Gohmert.
This firm was known as a front group for the Chinese government.
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