FBI refutes Trump claim that Clinton’s private email server was hacked by China

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The meme that launched a veritable fleet of investigations. (credit: Kevin Lamarque / Getty Images)

in response to an inquiry by NBC News, simply read, “The FBI has not found any evidence the servers were compromised”—referring to the three email servers used by Clinton during and after her tenure at the US State Department.

Just after midnight this morning—apparently in response to a Daily Caller article—Trump tweeted:

A June report from the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General noted that the FBI had found no evidence of any compromise of Clinton’s mail servers—though full forensic analysis of the servers wasn’t possible, because one (an Apple server) had been disposed of by the time of the investigation. However, as the OIG report recounted, the FBI’s computer forensics agent who was involved in the Clinton email investigation told OIG investigators that:

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