Fox News reports today that authorities believe there is a 99 percent chance that up to five foreign intelligence agencies may have accessed and taken emails from Hillary Clinton’s private server (two separate sources with intimate knowledge of FBI investigations).
House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul this morning on “Fox & Friends” described Clinton’s handling of her email system during her tenure as secretary of state as “treason” declaring, “Our adversaries have this very sensitive information. … In my opinion, quite frankly, it’s treason.”
McCaul, R-Texas, said that FBI Director James Comey told him previously that foreign adversaries likely had gotten into her server.
When Comey publicly discussed the Clinton email case back in July, he also said that while there was no evidence hostile actors breached the server, it was “possible” they had gained access.
Clinton herself later pushed back, saying the director was merely “speculating.”
But sources told Fox News that Comey should have said at the time there is an “almost certainty” that several foreign intelligence agencies hacked into the server.
The claims come as Comey’s FBI not only revisits the email investigation following the discovery of additional emails on the laptop of ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner – the estranged husband of Clinton aide Huma Abedin – but is proceeding in its investigation of the Clinton Foundation.
That investigation has now taken a “very high priority,” sources told Fox News. It has been proceeding for more than a year, led by the White-Collar Crime division. Click here for more from Fox News.
House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul comments this morning on “Fox & Friends” follow: