This is from the Daily Caller because the mainstream media won’t pick up on it until they can figure out a way to say that China only did this at the behest of Russia and Trump:
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.
Two officials with the ICIG, investigator Frank Rucker and attorney Janette McMillan, met repeatedly with FBI officials to warn them of the Chinese intrusion, according to a former intelligence officer with expertise in cybersecurity issues, who was briefed on the matter. He spoke anonymously, as he was not authorized to publicly address the Chinese’s role with Clinton’s server.
Among those FBI officials was Peter Strzok, who was then the bureau’s top counterintelligence official. Strzok was fired this month following the discovery he sent anti-Trump texts to his mistress and co-worker, Lisa Page. Strzok didn’t act on the information the ICIG provided him, according to Gohmert.
That’s hardly surprising. Thinking through the content of Strzok’s texts to and from Lisa Page and how they felt the need to try and “stop” Trump from becoming president, the last thing Strzok would have wanted to do just months or weeks before the election is help point out how Clinton’s recklessness was giving China easy access to classified information.
What country is this? I became a US citizen because I love this country and the freedom I had. When, where and why did the gov start using gestapo type forces? A pregnant woman and her husband on the way to give birth??? Really? #disgusted
If Kennedy thinks that’s heartless wait until he sees “Chappaquiddick”! But I digress…
Sounds like ICE is pretty awful, right? Oh, but there’s an important bit of context to add to the story that some media outlets might not be too quick to put out there since it pours a bit of cold water on the outrage. At least some media outlets are following up with all the facts:
Man who was arrested while taking his pregnant wife to the hospital is wanted for murder in Mexico, ICE says. https://t.co/uSdSNvIK3N
Kim Jong Un’s people might be starving, oppressed and subject to imprisonment in labor camps, but his rep Kim Jong Chol showed President Trump at the White House that their huge envelope industry is alive and well, and they’re not afraid to use it:
A few years ago I might have been more surprised by stuff like this, but in the age of Obama nothing is surprising:
For more than two years, the Navy’s intelligence chief has been stuck with a major handicap: He’s not allowed to know any secrets.
Vice Adm. Ted “Twig” Branch has been barred from reading, seeing or hearing classified information since November 2013, when the Navy learned from the Justice Department that his name had surfaced in a giant corruption investigation involving a foreign defense contractor and scores of Navy personnel.
Worried that Branch was on the verge of being indicted, Navy leaders suspended his access to classified materials. They did the same to one of his deputies, Rear Adm. Bruce F. Loveless, the Navy’s director of intelligence operations.
More than 800 days later, neither Branch nor Loveless has been charged. But neither has been cleared, either. Their access to classified information remains blocked.
The current U.S. Director of Naval Intelligence has less access to secrets than an ensign. If he wants to see classified material he’ll have to ask Hillary if he can borrow her email server.
The government of Iran probably heard that this administration was full of “dam fools” on national security and decided to put it to the test:
Iranian hackers breached a dam outside of New York in 2013, according to a former official, managing to get control of the flood gates.
The previously undisclosed cyberattack was first reported by The Wall Street Journal on Monday.
According to a former official familiar with the 2013 investigation into the attack, the hack of Bowman Avenue Dam near Rye Brook, New York, was not a sophisticated intrusion, but a test by Iranian hackers to see what they could access.
The breach occurred during the same time frame that Iranian hackers were targeting U.S. financial institutions.
The attackers were unable to get into the full dam system, but could take control of the flood gates. The incident remains classified, the official said.
These are the people Obama and Kerry are still patting themselves on the backs for providing them a fast track to nukes.
Is the DHS is taking the “it takes one to know one” approach when it comes to hiring employees to spot potential terrorists?
At least 72 employees at the Department of Homeland Security are listed on the U.S. terrorist watch list, according to a Democratic lawmaker.
Rep. Stephen Lynch (D., Mass.) disclosed that a congressional investigation recently found that at least 72 people working at DHS also “were on the terrorist watch list.”
“Back in August, we did an investigation—the inspector general did—of the Department of Homeland Security, and they had 72 individuals that were on the terrorist watch list that were actually working at the Department of Homeland Security,” Lynch told Boston Public Radio.
“The [former DHS] director had to resign because of that,” he said.
Anybody done a tally of how many people working at the State Dept. or White House are on the watch list (or should be)?
The only way to make the Obama administration take fast action would be to tell them how many DHS employees are members of the NRA.
Those 72 apparently are working in agencies under DHS purview but not the DHS directly, such as the TSA — which kind of makes it even more concerning.
Islamic terrorists have killed hundreds in recent weeks and their spread has sparked worldwide travel warnings. With that in mind, here’s a direct quote from the President of the United States about the announcement that a conference on climate change in Paris will not be postponed: “What a powerful rebuke to the terrorists it will be.”
Obama actually said that:
Yep, terrorists are shuddering in fear at climate change alarmists’ refusal to cancel a conference where ISIS’ (and others) atrocities will be blamed on fossil fuel emissions.
I can only imagine what would have been said if Winston Churchill, after the first London Blitz, responded “the best rebuke to this is to not cancel the Art Fair, am I right!?”
Unless something changes quick we really are screwed beyond recovery.
In all seriousness, can the country endure 14 more months of this utter bullshit without being irreparably harmed (even though it probably already is)?
ISIL’s still not the varsity team, President Barack Obama said Sunday, but if Republicans running for president and in Congress continue to respond to attacks by playing off fears, they’re doing the terrorists’ work for them.
A Republican reaction that’s tried to block refugees from entering the country — and members of the media whom he blamed for lacking perspective in coverage over the past week — give in to fear as the terrorists want, help them recruit and let a group of people who’d have no hope of actually defeating American forces on the battlefield win anyway.
Upending American policy and talking about Christian-Muslim tests for entry that he said accept ISIL’s terms of a religious war will increase the threat of more attacks. “Prejudice and discrimination helps ISIL and undermines our national security,” Obama said.
Even as Obama credited the group, also known as the Islamic State, for the Paris attacks, and, for the first time publicly, for taking down a Russian passenger jet in Egypt, Obama repeatedly spoke about the limitations of the terrorist network that two years ago he referred to as the “JV team” — a remark that his critics still cite as evidence that he underestimates the threat.
“They’re a bunch of killers with good social media,” Obama told reporters Sunday. They are “dangerous,” he said, but, he added: “Our way of life is stronger. We have more to offer.”
Letting that happen, Obama said, or letting politicians get away with reactions like proposing a religious test for entry — as he several times condemned Republican presidential candidates for doing — is the essence of giving in.
“They can’t beat us on the battlefield, so they try to terrorize us into being afraid, into changing our patterns of behavior, into abandoning our allies and partners into retreating from the world,” Obama said. “As president I will not let that happen.”
Yeah, ISIS really appreciates Republicans’ help and shudders in fear of the president who won’t say “Islamic terrorism” and believes “climate change” is the world’s biggest security threat.
But on the plus side for the refugees, noted anti-capitalist Michael Moore’s invited them to stay at one of his homes (it’ll teach them that in the U.S. even leftists who loathe greed have multiple houses). Moore also called Michigan Governor Snyder “un-American,” which is a back-handed compliment coming from a guy who does nothing but bitch about how horrible America is.