Published: Thu, August 30, 2018
Global | By Craig Ferguson

Chinese Hacked Hillary's Email Server

Chinese Hacked Hillary's Email Server

Trump provided no details about the alleged hacking, but his tweets came shortly after the online publication of a story by the Daily Caller asserting that a Chinese-owned company operating in the Washington area hacked Clinton's private server while she was secretary of state and obtained almost all her emails.

Since winning the 2016 election, Trump has repeatedly taken to Twitter to excoriate Clinton and call for a new probe of her emails. "Next move better be by the FBI & DOJ", he tweeted.

Gohmert stated that despite the fact that Strzok was reportedly informed of the matter, Strzok did not proceed with any action regarding the matter.

The report also accuses fired Federal Bureau of Investigation official Peter Strzok of failing to investigate the issue despite reportedly having knowledge of the breach in 2015.

Trump's claims, which he provided no evidence for, appear to be based on a report from conservative blog the Daily Caller.

The Daily Caller claims are linked to statements and questions asked by Texas Congressman Louie Gomert during testimony by (now former) FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok before the House Judiciary Committee.

But the official failed to identify the company, which would provide one way to verify the authenticity of the claim. There are indications there are other "cutouts" that were involved, ' the official said. "I would be in a lot of trouble if I gave you the name". Tucker Carlson, The Daily Caller's founder, held a segment on the story, which he cast as a far more important scandal than Russia's "supposed" meddling in the 2016 election.

Former Clinton campaign spokesman Nick Merrill trashed the report as well as the publication when it sought comment. 'The FBI spent thousands of hours investigating, and found no evidence of intrusion.

China's foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chuying denied the president's accusations, The Associated Press reported. "We firmly oppose and crack down on any forms of internet attacks and the stealing of secrets", she added, without specifically mentioning Trump or Clinton in her response, according to Reuters.

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