More likely it was an “inside job” rather than a hack. Of course there would have to be some strategic “incompetence” involved.
- A Chinese-owned company penetrated former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private server, according to sources briefed on the matter.
- The company inserted code that forwarded copies of Clinton’s emails to the Chinese company in real time.
- The Intelligence Community Inspector General warned of the problem, but the FBI subsequently failed to act, Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert said during a July hearing.
A Chinese-owned company operating in the Washington, D.C., area hacked Hillary Clinton’s private server throughout her term as secretary of state and obtained nearly all her emails, two sources briefed on the matter told The Daily Caller News Foundation.
The Chinese firm obtained Clinton’s emails in real time as she sent and received communications and documents through her personal server, according to the sources, who said the hacking was conducted as part of an intelligence operation.
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, according to the sources.
The Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) found that virtually all of Clinton’s emails were sent to a “foreign entity,” Rep. Louie Gohmert, a Texas Republican, said at a July 12 House Committee on the Judiciary hearing. He did not reveal the entity’s identity, but said it was unrelated to Russia. (RELATED: Gohmert: Watchdog Found Clinton Emails Were Sent To ‘Foreign Entity’)
Chinese company pledged $2 million to Clinton Foundation in 2013
A CBS News investigation has found that at least one foreign company with close ties to its government has been giving generously to the foundation run by Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton.
Since its founding, the Clinton Foundation has invested millions each year for work in fighting AIDS and empowering women, but its recent uptick in donations from foreign governments has been raising questions about the potential influence on Hillary Clinton, as she gets ready to run for president.
The foundation has raised at least $42 million from foreign governments – and according to an analysis by CBS News – at least $170 million from foreign entities and individuals.
One donor – Rilin Enterprises- pledged $2 million in 2013 to the Clinton Foundation’s endowment. The company is a privately-held Chinese construction and trade conglomerate and run by billionaire Wang Wenliang, who is also a delegate to the Chinese parliament. Public records show the firm has spent $1.4 million since 2012, lobbying Congress and the State Department. The firm owns a strategic port along the border with North Korea and was also one of the contractors that built the Chinese embassy in Washington.
That contract is a direct tie to the Chinese government, according to Jim Mann, who has written several books on China’s relationship with the U.S.
With “embassy construction, one of the most important tasks is making sure that there are no bugs there,” he said. “So you want to have the closest security and intelligence connections with and approval of the person or company that’s going to build your embassy.”
The Clinton Foundation largely stopped taking money from foreign governments when Hillary Clinton became secretary of state in 2009. It resumed the practice once she left in 2013, but never stopped taking money from foreign companies or individuals.
In a statement, the foundation said that should Hillary Clinton run for president “we will continue to ensure the Foundation’s policies and practices regarding support from international partners are appropriate, just as we did when she served as Secretary of State.”…
On Wednesday, in a wide-ranging speech criticizing Hillary Clinton’s record and fitness of office, Donald Trump renewed questions about the Clintons, their eponymous foundation and their financial relationships with China. In 2011, while Hillary Clinton was serving as Secretary of State, Bill Clinton received $750,000 for two speeches, paid for by a Chinese business group and an entity controlled by the Chinese government.
Those two paid speeches merely scratch the surface of the Clintons’ “China Syndrome.”
According to Clinton Foundation 990s reviewed by Breitbart News, the Clinton’s set up a separate entity, the “Clinton Foundation Hong Kong” in 2014. The filing doesn’t detail any specific activity by the new foundation, noting simply that its mission is to undertake programs of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton (BHCC) Foundation. Although it is a separate and distinct foundation, it is controlled by the BHCC Foundation, according to the 990 filings.The Clintons have established three other separate, foreign foundations as part of their BHCC Foundation. It has created the William J. Clinton Foundation Charitable Trust in Kenya, Africa, to work on foundation programs, in addition to two foreign foundations whose primary activity is “fundraising.” The William J. Clinton Foundation UK is domiciled in London, while the Clinton Foundation Insalingsstiftelse is domiciled in Stockholm, Sweden.
All of these foreign foundations, while legally separate, are controlled by the BHCC Foundation. The existence of each ought to raise many questions, given Hillary Clinton’s service as Secretary of State. Given the long, shared history of the United States and Great Britain, a separate Clinton Foundation tasked with fundraising in the UK is at least superficially plausible. A separate fundraising arm in Sweden seems more curious, though.
With the exception of a Swedish attorney, no Swedes serve on the board of the Clinton Foundation’s Swedish subsidiary….
Could the business model be more clear? She was taking kickbacks to her foundation in exchange for access to state department secrets. Her email server was a drop point. There is no other plausible explanation for installing it outside state department security. She could have still accessed it from anywhere in the world via VPN, but by making it deliberately insecure, she could avoid audit trails and claim (im)plausible deniability.