The FBI said on Wednesday it has no evidence. Hillary Clinton's private email server was compromised despite the fact that President Donald Trump tweeted a report alleging that the Chinese had pirated it.
Trump tweeted Tuesday night about a report by conservative Daily Caller that said a Chinese-owned company operating in the Washington area had hacked into the server that Clinton had used as secretary of state and had obtained almost all of his emails.
Trump tweet: "What are the odds that the FBI and the DOJ are aware of this? Actually, a great story. A lot of classified information!
Officials from the FBI and the Justice Department publicly said there was no evidence that Clinton's server was hacked by a foreign power.
Former FBI Director James Comey said at a press conference in July 2016 that the FBI found no direct evidence that the server had been successfully hacked, although he also acknowledged that "given the nature of the system and the potentially involved actors "It has been unlikely that the office finds such direct evidence.
Back: an official of the FBI made public that he had not found evidence of a hack of Hillary Clinton's secret server and her emails, even though Trump said they had been hacked by China.
A June report from the Department of Justice's inspector general on the FBI's handling of Clinton's investigation said that FBI specialists found no evidence that the server was hacked, and a forensic agent said he was "pretty sure that there was no intrusion. "
An FBI official said Wednesday after the Daily Caller story and Trump tweeted that "the FBI has not found any evidence that the servers have been compromised."
The White House did not immediately comment on the FBI statement.
The report claimed that a Chinese company known for conducting government espionage could insert code into Clinton's homebrew server, and managed to forward its emails to a third party in real time.
The explosive report on accusations of Chinese hacking cited two sources: an anonymous intelligence officer and Republican Representative Louie Gomert, who has presented complex conspiracy theories in the past.
According to the report, two officials of the Inspector General of the Intelligence Committee, identified as investigator Frank Rucker and attorney Janette McMillan, warned FBI officials about the Chinese intrusion, but did not get any results.
A former member of the IG office told the publication: & # 39; When [the ICIG] We did a very deep dive, found in the real metadata, the data found in the header and footer of all the emails, that a copy, a "courtesy copy", was sent to a third and that third was a well-known Chinese public company that participated in the collection of information for China. "
Hillary Clinton's e-mails were automatically sent to a Chinese firm located in Virginia, according to a report published on Tuesday. Sources for the report include Texas Republican Representative Louie Gohmert
& # 39; The [the ICIG] they believe there was some level of phishing, "the source said, according to the report," but once they entered the server, something was embedded, "he said." The Chinese are known to embed little surprises like this. "
But the official did not identify the company, which would provide a way to verify the authenticity of the claim. "We know the name of the company." There are indications that there are other & # 39; cuts & # 39; involved, "said the official." I would be in a lot of trouble if I gave you the name, "said the person.
At a public hearing in July, Gohmert questioned former FBI official Peter Strzok about why he could not remember more about a meeting with the IG and other officials about "an anomie that they had found in Hillary Clinton's emails that came and went. the unauthorized private server that you were supposed to investigate.
Strzok remembers the meeting, but little else, which prompted Gohmert to express amazement why he did not know about every email from Clinton addressing an "unauthorized source". who said it was a foreign entity not related to Russia & # 39;
Former Clinton campaign spokesman Nick Merrill trashed the report and the publication when he sought comment.
"This is the most combed issue in modern American political history," Merrill said. "The FBI spent thousands of hours investigating and found no evidence of intrusion, it's a fact."
Gohmert has also made claims about the Muslim Brotherhood infiltrating the United States and the Russians leaning the election to Harry Truman in 1948.
He mocked the media for raising a table last year at a House Judiciary Committee hearing connecting Department of Justice officials, a uranium company, former Attorney General Eric Holder, Benghazi, the political intelligence firm Fusion GPS , Clinton's secret server, Bill Clinton, the IRS orientation scandal and other issues.