The FBI has rebuked Donald Trump's tweet saying that Hillary Clinton's unsecured email servers were reportedly accessed by Chinese hackers; however, the agency has not yet clarified the point whether or not it had been informed by the Intelligence Community Inspector General about foreign intrusion of Clinton's private server back in 2015.
Hillary Clinton’s Emails, many of which are Classified Information, got hacked by China. 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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 29 августа 2018 г.
"An FBI spokeswoman refused to confirm if Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) officials — including Frank Rucker, its chief investigator — briefed top bureau officials about evidence of penetration of Clinton's private server by a Chinese government intelligence operation," Richard Pollock, an investigative journalist with The Daily Caller, reported on August 29.
Earlier, during a July hearing with FBI official Peter Strzok, Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas pointed out that the government watchdog had found that nearly all of Clinton's emails were send to a "foreign entity," adding that it was "unrelated to Russia." He further said that the ICIG presented the finding to FBI agent Strzok, but that the latter had apparently swept the valuable information under the rug.
Hillary's conscious decision to violate secure communication protocols was predictably exploited by China (& probably other hostile nations). The highly classified information she received was certainly compromised & probably exploited— Frank Gaffney (@frankgaffney) 29 августа 2018 г.
Still, the FBI insists that its former chief James Comey had not found any traces of foreign intrusion while investigating the Clinton email case from 2015 to 2016. China has also denied the alleged hacking of Clinton's private server.
Speaking to Sputnik, Charles Ortel, a Wall Street analyst and investigative journalist who has been looking into potential fraud cases involving the Clinton Foundation over the last few years, expressed confidence that the truth would find its way out.
What's Behind FBI's Stance on Alleged Hack?
Having referred to the publicly available FBI vault documents concerning Clinton's "emailgate," he explained that "the FBI has specific procedural requirements for all kinds of investigative work and maintains extensive records beyond those available to the public."
"These records should explain what truly happened with the FBI investigation that was opened on July 10, 2015 by a report issued July 6, 2015 when Intelligence Community Inspector General McCullough issued his findings," Ortel presumed.
According to the investigative journalist, it looks rather strange that ex-President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party pushed Clinton's candidacy hard, although the Clinton email scandal erupted in March 2015, a month before she threw her hat into the ring.
According to Ortel, it was similarly surprising that some FBI officials had apparently turned a blind eye to the ICIG's damning findings in 2015.
"In July 2015, many in the FBI and likely many in the Obama Administration knew that Hillary Clinton had serious outstanding 'issues', yet Barack Obama and Democrats pushed her candidacy hard, including letting her 'rig' the primaries in her favor, beginning with a formal agreement through law firm Perkins Coie giving her campaign special privileges," he underscored.
It appears that "one reason Obama and Democrats did this is that the Clintons had even more damaging information on the Obamas and their allies that all agreed would be kept hidden through, and after a Hillary Clinton victory in November 2016," the journalist presumed, adding that Trump's win had obviously spoiled their supposed game and paved the way for potential large-scale exposure.
Ortel has drawn attention to the fact that US mainstream media and NGOs, including Media Matters, backed by liberal billionaire George Soros, vehemently denied the alleged hack of Clinton's private server by a foreign entity, labeling it as "fake news" and "conspiracy."
"Soros, Media Matters and many other left-leaning 'charities' that are either improperly organized or partisan 'political action organizations' have much to lose once President Trump gains full control over the Justice Department and the IRS," he said. "As a guess, Media Matters and Soros are attacking to muddy the waters in the public's mind, thereby delaying the now inevitable prosecutions as long as possible."
Besides, the potential exposure of the Clinton Foundation's alleged fraud is still hanging above the heads of Hillary and Bill Clinton like the sword of Damocles, Ortel remarked.
'The Minute Clinton Set Up Her Private Server to Conduct Gov't Business, It Was Crime'
Meanwhile, prominent American attorney Sidney Powell told Fox News that "the minute Hillary set up her private email server to receive government emails, it was a crime."
#DrainTheSwamp- @SidneyPowell1: The minute Hillary set up her private email server to receive govt emails, it was a crime. This should’ve been investigated & should still be investigated. DOJ & FBI have done nothing but run a massive cover-up operation. #MAGA #TrumpTrain #Dobbs pic.twitter.com/dP5zqVuR66— Lou Dobbs (@LouDobbs) 28 августа 2018 г.
"Sidney Powell is a brave and wonderful person who is absolutely correct," the analyst underscored, referring to 18 US Code 793.
"Here it is important to note that certain subparagraphs starting with (c) appear not to require that persons breaking the law have 'intent'," he elaborated. "Considering the known record, I believe that Hillary Clinton, her associates, and whoever may have approved the absurd arrangements to let 100 percent of State Department business be conducted using private servers and non-secure electronic devices have exposures assuming fair reading of the statute."
Ortel believes that many parties inside and outside the US know "important truths regarding the gross criminal activities of the Clintons and their allies." It appears that the Trump administration is "preparing ground for prosecutions of these corrupt Deep State actors."
"The stage has been set for many months, and I fully expect a battle royal to erupt whose resolution will have historic consequences around the world, not simply inside America," the Wall Street analyst concluded.
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