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FBI rebuts Trump tweet about China hacking Hillary Clinton's email
"The FBI has not found any evidence the (Clinton) servers were compromised," an FBI official told NBC News.


Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump listen during a debate at Washington University on Oct. 9, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri.Mike Smith / Pool via Getty Images file




WASHINGTON — Sixteen hours after President Trump tweeted about a right-wing media story alleging that China hacked Hillary Clinton’s private email server, an FBI official is refuting the report in a comment to NBC News.

"The FBI has not found any evidence the (Clinton) servers were compromised," the official said.



It’s the latest example of the widening breach between a president who traffics in unverified news accounts and the law enforcement agencies he frequently maligns.

The FBI official, speaking for the bureau, also pointed to a
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by the Justice Department inspector general that examined the FBI’s investigation of Clinton’s use of a private email server.

In the report, the IG noted that while the FBI assessed that it was "possible" that hostile actors gained access to Clinton’s private email server, the bureau "acknowledged that the FBI investigation and its forensic analysis did not find evidence that Clinton’s email server systems were compromised."

According to the IG report, an FBI forensics agent assigned to the case told investigators that, although he did not believe there was "any way of determining...100%" whether Clinton’s servers had been compromised, he felt "fairly confident that there wasn’t an intrusion." When asked whether a sophisticated foreign adversary was likely to be able to cover its tracks, he stated, "They could. Yeah. But I, I felt as if we coordinated with the right units at headquarters...for those specific adversaries.... And the information that was returned back to me was that there was no indication of a compromise."


The FBI statement came after a right-wing media organization, the Daily Caller,
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alleging that "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." The story cited two sources briefed on the matter.

The story cited a remark at a July hearing by a conservative Republican congressman, Louis Gohmert of Texas, that an investigator for another inspector general — the Intelligence Community Inspector General — told him that virtually all of Clinton’s emails were sent to a "foreign entity."

Gohmert said
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that he stands by his story.

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is to make its landfall in S China's Guangdong province late Sunday, Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport announced on Sunday morning that all flights at the airport between 12:00 p.m. local time on Sun to 8 a.m. local time on Mon would be cancelled.

 

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Chinese Embassy in Sweden issues safety alert after police manhandled tourists




A Chinese family was reportedly taken to a cemetery in the Swedish capital of Stockholm last Sunday after being denied hotel check-in, according to a statement released by Chinese Embassy in Sweden, prompting massive discussions on social media both home and abroad.

After arriving at a Stockholm hotel in the early morning on September 2, a Chinese tourist, surnamed Zeng, with his 64 and 67 years old parents, found out that the room they booked was not available for check-in until later in the daytime, according to reports by the Global Times.

Considering the poor health condition of his elderly parents, Zeng asked staff at the hotel if they could rest in the lobby and they would love to pay a fee. Unexpectedly, the staff told them to leave immediately. If not, they would have to call the police, according to Zeng.

After the police arrived, Zeng showed the prescription of his parents to the police and asked if his parents could stay at the hotel and he would leave himself. However, the police denied the request and dragged his father out of the hotel and threw him to the ground.

Zeng said his father, who is suffering from cardiovascular disease, lost consciousness and his body started twitching. The scuffle gradually attracted more passersby, some of them condemned the police behavior.


The police sent the family to the cemetery. /Photo via Global Times‍

"The police offered no humanitarian assistance to us during the emergency," Zeng said.

Several minutes later, more armed police officers arrived and took Zeng and his parents into a police car. The officers asked them if they were refugees or tried to use violence.

"They kept beating my parents and even threatened to abandon us in the woods with wild animals," Zeng said.

After an hour of driving, Zeng found that he was together with his family taken to a cemetery, eight kilometers away from the hotel.


The family was dropped off at the cemetery. /Photo via Global Times

A half hour later, a passerby drove Zeng and his parents back to Stockholm downtown. Upon arrival, Zeng immediately notified the Chinese Embassy and informed the local police of the incident.


The cemetery where the family was dropped off /Photo via Global Times

“We just wanted to leave this place and go back home,” said Zeng.

The Chinese Embassy in Sweden issued a safety alert on September 14 reminding Chinese citizens in Sweden to be alert and take precautionary measures.

A day later, spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy in Sweden said that the embassy is "deeply appalled and angered by what happened and strongly condemns the behavior of the Swedish police".

"We hope that the Swedish side will handle the case in accordance with law, and urge the Swedish side again to take immediate actions to protect the safety and legitimate rights and interests of Chinese citizens in Sweden", the Embassy said in a statement.


The statement from The Chinese Embassy in Sweden

The Swedish police department has yet to respond.

The incident has also sparked a heated discussion on Twitter.

"They should have claimed to be Syrian Migrants then they would have received a handsome #SocialWelfarePackage, a #FreePasstoAllCriminalActs and a #FreeAccomodation," said @Lizzie De on Twitter.

"I don't know what truth you are referring. If these tourists broke the laws or cause a scene, I believed there are standard procedures to handle them. But tossing them to somewhere near the cemetery sounds pretty awful. Unless you meant that's the Swedish police's standard', said @CheeKeat.

"To be fair, it is inappropriate for the hotel to do like that. But why didn't Zeng pay one more night for the room, especially when they know they will arrive in the midnight?" said @Suk_lowlow on China's Twitter-like Weibo platform.

What kind of dumb ass hotel throws paying customers on the street?

Booking date mix ups happen all the time, why couldn't the hotel offer some alternatives?
 

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What kind of dumb ass hotel throws paying customers on the street?

Booking date mix ups happen all the time, why couldn't the hotel offer some alternatives?
Outrageous and disgusting behaviour by the police and hotel. I have zero doubt this would not have happened to a white family.

I can sort of understand the police officers evicting the family from the hotel premises if the hotel staff demanded it. But manhandling a frail old man, and not rendering medical assistance when he became unwell as a result is dereliction of duty at minimum, and could easily constitute a crime.

Also, there is absolutely no reason or excuse to take the family and dump them in the middle of nowhere.

That’s false imprisonment, kidnap and reckless endangerment easily.

I hope the family sues the Swedish police and take them to the cleaners and the officers are procedured for this.
 

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