Malware enabled hackers to obtain virtually every e-mail contained on the server exactly as it was sent and received by the former US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.
FRN has come to learn that Hillary Clinton’s private email server was hacked by a Chinese-owned company.
The company, which operates in Washington DC and was supposed to serve as a front for the Chinese government, would have obtained Clinton’s e-mails in real-time thanks to embedded server codes, which instantly created a “courtesy copy” of almost every mail from the former secretary of state and forwarded them to the hackers.
Earlier in July, Rep. Louie Gohmert also announced that the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community (ICIG) found that almost all of Clinton’s e-mails were sent to a “foreign entity.”
“ICIG found in the actual metadata – data that is in the header and footer of all emails – that a ‘complimentary copy’ was being sent to a third party and that it was a well-known Chinese public company that was involved in the collection of intelligence to China, “a former intelligence officer” said, adding that “something was embedded” in Clinton’s server.
However, Hillary Clinton spokeswoman Nick Merrill revealed that “the FBI spent thousands of hours investigating and found no evidence of intrusion,” describing Hillary Clinton’s case as “the hottest topic in political history in modern America.”
Clinton’s e-mail scandal came in March 2015 when The New York Times reported that the former Secretary of State had used a personal account to conduct government affairs from 2009 to 2013 in violation of State Department rules.
On July 10, 2015, the FBI launched a full investigation into “possible unauthorized transmission and storage of confidential information” on former Secretary Hillary Clinton’s personal email server. The agency revealed that a substantial part of its correspondence contained confidential information. Still, after a one-year investigation, FBI Director James Comey did not recommend any prosecution against Clinton on July 5, 2016.
In late October 2016, Comey resumed investigating Clinton’s e-mails after some of them were found on a laptop owned by Anthony Weiner, the husband of Clinton’s aide, Huma Abedin. A few days later, Comey said the FBI had not changed its previous conclusions about the Democratic presidential candidate.