We’d long known, thanks to the inspector general’s report, that “foreign actors” had allegedly obtained access to Hillary Clinton’s email server.
And now we know who it is — arguably one of our country’s biggest security threats.
A report from The Daily Caller reveals that a Chinese-owned firm penetrated Hillary Clinton’s emails and could insert code that would forward copies of her emails in real time.
“A Chinese-owned company operating in the Washington, D.C., area hacked Hillary Clinton’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 Caller reported Tuesday.
“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.”
It had already been established that “foreign actors” had accessed Clinton’s emails thanks to a message from FBI Agent Peter Strzok, who was in charge of the “Midyear” investigation of Clinton’s handling of classified information on her private email server.
“Documents provided to the Committees show foreign actors obtained access to some of Mrs. Clinton’s emails — including at least one email classified ‘Secret,’” said a memo produced by House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte and Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy and released earlier this summer.
It also noted that Clinton’s email server was secured in such a way that “a sophisticated foreign actor would likely have known about her private email domain.”
And not only did they apparently know about it, they were getting a stock ticker.
Oh, and it gets better from here, in case you were wondering. It elaborates on a July 12 House Committee on the Judiciary hearing in which Republican Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert announced Clinton’s emails were sent to a foreign actor which wasn’t Russia.
“Two officials with the (Intelligence Community Inspector General), 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,” the article reads. “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.
Well, Strzok’s a trustworthy lad. You’ve all seen those pictures of him at his hearing. Not a volatile soul at all.
This is commentary, and I don’t know that there’s a better commentary than the fact we can believe this.
Mind you, this is an unconfirmed report we’re talking about here. But it was likely a report Strzok knew about. It was a report then-FBI Director James Comey almost certainly knew about when he “exonerated” Clinton. And it was a report many who still believe Clinton should be president probably know about.
If this is true, I hope today is the end. I hope today is the last time we can stop pretending Hillary Clinton is someone anyone could have trusted as our commander in chief.
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