- Trump seized on bombshell new report alleging China hacked Clinton’s emails
- Congressman and intelligence source claim China hacked her infamous server
- Breach allegedly occurred throughout Clinton’s time as secretary of state
- Now Trump calls on Justice Department and FBI to investigation the claims
‘Hillary Clinton’s Emails, many of which are Classified Information, got hacked by China,’ Trump tweeted shortly after midnight, referring to the claim made earlier Tuesday in a Daily Caller report.
‘Next move better be by the FBI & DOJ or, after all of their other missteps (Comey, McCabe, Strzok, Page, Ohr, FISA, Dirty Dossier etc.), their credibility will be forever gone!’ the President continued, referring to a list of his familiar grievances with DOJ.
The report claimed that a Chinese company known to conduct government espionage was able to insert code into Clinton’s homebrew server, and managed to forward her emails to a third party in real time.
Trump had also tweeted about the China hacking allegations earlier Tuesday evening, in a more lighthearted tone.
‘Report just out: “China hacked Hillary Clinton’s private Email Server.” Are they sure it wasn’t Russia (just kidding!)?,’ Trump wrote.
‘What are the odds that the FBI and DOJ are right on top of this? Actually, a very big story. Much classified information!’ he continued.
The bombshell report on the Chinese hacking allegations cited two sources: an anonymous intelligence officer and Republican Rep. Louie Gomert, who has put forward complex conspiracy theories in the past.
According to the report, two officials with the inspector general for the Intelligence Committee, identified as investigator Frank Rucker and lawyer Janette McMillan, warned FBI officials about the Chinese intrusion, to no avail.
A former member of the IG’s office told the publication: ‘When [the ICIG] did a very deep dive, they found in the actual metadata — the data which is at the header and footer of all the emails — that a copy, a ‘courtesy copy,’ was being sent to a third party and that third party was a known Chinese public company that was involved in collecting intelligence for China.’