The FBI said Wednesday that there's no evidence that Hillary Clinton's private email server was hacked by a foreign entity, The Associated Press reports.
The statement came after President Trump claimed on Twitter that China had obtained classified information by hacking into Clinton's servers and demanded that the Justice Department investigate the allegations. Trump was likely referring to an article by the conservative Daily Caller, but the DOJ said that despite Trump's claims that the hack was a "very big story," experts had already determined that Clinton's emails were not being relayed to China "in real time," as the article purported.
The FBI official also referred back to an "exhaustive" June report that said the DOJ had looked into Clinton's improper use of a private email server for official government work, but felt "fairly confident that there wasn't an intrusion," reports NBC News.
The rebuttal is seen as the latest example of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' effort to reject Trump's criticism of the DOJ's work. Trump has recently said that Sessions "doesn't understand" his job and claimed he was ignoring rampant corruption in the DOJ, but Sessions has hit back at Trump's comments by saying he "won't be improperly influenced" by outside pressure. Read more at The Associated Press. Summer Meza