Former U.S. Secretary of State and Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton is once again embroiled in controversy.
On Tuesday, Clinton was peppered with questions by a reporter asking for her response to Durham’s charge that her campaign illegally spied on President Donald Trump.
The controversy comes amid speculation she is positioning herself to make a political comeback. Chatter intensified when the DNC announced Clinton would be the keynote speaker at the Democrat Party Convention in New York City later this week.
The Daily Mail reported “Hillary Clinton refused to answer any questions when confronted by reporters.”
Pictures and video obtained by DailyMail.com show an unhappy Clinton waving away repeated questions and requests for comment.
HNGN reports that the latest controversy follows Justice Department special counsel John Durham’s Feb. 11 filing of “new evidence that individuals hired by Hilary Clinton hacked Trump Tower.”
The report also asserts that a second “hack was done on the White House servers” after Trump took office.
Durham’s report alleges “the Hilary Clinton campaign was working to prevent the 45th president-elect from winning the election,” according to HNGN.
A report on Fox News asserts that “Clinton was actively involved in a plot to smear Trump.”
Newsmax reports that former Clinton lawyer Michael Sussman presented false information to the FBI to initiate an investigation into the Trump campaign.
The Daily Wire notes the new court filing alleges lawyers for the Clinton campaign paid a tech company to “infiltrate” servers belonging to Trump Tower and, later, the Trump White House, in an attempt to damage Trump’s credibility by creating a “narrative” linking Trump to Russia.
Fox News reported:
The indictment against Sussman says he told then-FBI General Counsel James Baker in September 2016, less than two months before the 2016 presidential election, that he was not doing work “for any client” when he requested and held a meeting in which he presented “purported data and ‘white papers’ that allegedly demonstrated a covert communications channel” between the Trump Organization and Alfa Bank, which has ties to the Kremlin.
But Durham’s filing on February 11, in a section titled “Factual Background,” reveals that Sussman “had assembled and conveyed the allegations to the FBI on behalf of at least two specific clients, including a technology executive (Tech Executive 1) at a U.S.-based internet company (Internet Company 1) and the Clinton campaign.”
The filing says that Sussman and the tech executive had met and been in contact with another lawyer who was working for the Clinton campaign.
During the summer of 2016, the tech executive worked with Sussman, an investigative firm retained by a law firm on behalf of the Clinton campaign, and employees at tech companies to gather “data.”
“In connection with these efforts, Tech Executive-1 exploited his access to non-public and/or proprietary Internet data,” the filing states. “Tech Executive-1 also enlisted the assistance of researchers at a U.S.-based university who were receiving and analyzing large amounts of Internet data in connection with a pending federal government cybersecurity research contract.”
“Tech Executive-1 tasked these researchers to mine Internet data to establish ‘an inference’ and ‘narrative’ tying then-candidate Trump to Russia,” Durham states. “In doing so, Tech Executive-1 indicated that he was seeking to please certain ‘VIPs,’ referring to individuals at Law Firm-1 and the Clinton campaign.”
Fox News added:
Durham also writes that during Sussman’s trial, the government will establish that among the Internet data Tech Executive-1 and his associates exploited was domain name system (DNS) internet traffic pertaining to “(i) a particular healthcare provider, (ii) Trump Tower, (iii) Donald Trump’s Central Park West apartment building, and (iv) the Executive Office of the President of the United States (EOP).”
The tech company that the tech executive worked for “had come to access and maintain dedicated servers” for the Executive Office of the President as “part of a sensitive arrangement whereby it provided DNS resolution services to the EOP,” the filing said. “Tech Executive-1 and his associates exploited this arrangement by mining the EOP’s DNS traffic and other data for the purpose of gathering derogatory information about Donald Trump.”