Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton denied reports that her private email server had been hacked Thursday after being confronted by an Infowars correspondent at a campaign stop in Iowa.
“Secretary Clinton, last week it was reported on Infowars.com that your email server was hacked and you knowingly continued to use your email server,” Infowars’ Richard Reeves said. “Can you comment on that?”
“It’s totally untrue. Totally untrue,” Clinton replied.
The question stems from an exclusive Infowars interview earlier this month in which former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino reported that Clinton continued using her private email to discuss classified information despite knowing her server had been compromised.
“A source fed to me… and by the way Alex, an unimpeachable source by any measure… This is an unimpeachable source who said, ‘Not only was the email server hacked,’ which is breaking news… but not only was it hacked Alex, but the Clintons knew it was hacked and they kept using it,” he said.
Clinton’s denial came only hours after former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates agreed that the “odds are pretty high” that Russia, China, and Iran accessed the presidential candidate’s server.
“Well, given the fact that the Pentagon acknowledges that they get attacked about 100,000 times a day, I think the odds are pretty high,” Gates told radio host Hugh Hewitt.
Just last Tuesday a letter written by Intelligence Community Inspector General I. Charles McCullough III. obtained exclusively by Fox News revealed that a comprehensive review of Clinton’s email by intelligence agencies found not only dozens of additional classified messages but emails classified above the top secret level.
“To date, I have received two sworn declarations from one [intelligence community] element. These declarations cover several dozen emails containing classified information determined by the IC element to be at the confidential, secret, and top secret/sap levels,” the letter, written to both lawmakers and the State Department, said.
In response, the Clinton campaign accused investigators of working with Republicans to politicize the issue in order to damage the former first lady’s run for the presidency.
The latest release of emails from the State Department also found that Clinton instructed an aide to remove classification markings from sensitive documents before having them sent in an insecure manner.