Hillary Clinton’s private server was hacked by a Chinese-owned company operating in Washington, DC area during her time as secretary of state, according to The Daily Caller News Foundation, citing “two sources”.
The Chinese company was receiving Clinton’s emails in real time, as she sent and received communications and documents, and the hacking was part of an intelligence operation, according to the news website.
The sources told The Daily Caller that “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.”
Earlier in July, The Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) found that almost all of Clinton’s emails were sent to a “foreign entity” unrelated to Russia.
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A former intelligence officer with expertise in cybersecurity issues said that the ICIG warned the FBI repeatedly about the Chinese intrusion.
ICIG officials told top FBI officials that they found an “anomaly” on Clinton’s server, as was mentioned by Louie Gohmerts, a Texas Republican, in the Judiciary Committee hearing.
“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,” the former intelligence officer told The Daily Caller.
He added: “We do know the name of the company. There are indications there are other ‘cutouts’ that were involved. I would be in a lot of trouble if I gave you the name”.