DC Daily: Trump accuses China of hacking Hillary Clinton's emails

DC Daily: Trump accuses China of hacking Hillary Clinton's emails
Posted at 8:03 AM, Aug 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-29 11:03:41-04

Here's what's making headlines in the political world on Wednesday, August 29, 2018:

White House Counsel McGahn leaving post
-- White House Counsel Don McGahn is leaving his position this fall, President Trump announced on Twitter Wednesday.

In a tweet, Trump said: "White House Counsel Don McGahn will be leaving his position in the fall, shortly after the confirmation (hopefully) of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court. I have worked with Don for a long time and truly appreciate his service!"

The president’s announcement comes nearly two weeks after McGahn met with members of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team.

CNN reported that Trump was “unsettled” by the 30 hours McGahn spent with Mueller’s investigators.

Trump took to Twitter to tell the public that he “allowed him and all others to testify.”

During his time as lawyer for the White House and presidency, McGahn has disagreed with Trump over various matters.

In one instance, in 2017, McGahn reportedly refused a Trump order the Department of Justice to fire Mueller.

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Chinese officials deny hacking Clinton emails
-- A Chinese government official said China did not hack into Hillary Clinton's emails -- an accusation levied by President Trump on Twitter.

In a tweet Tuesday, Trump said: "Hillary Clinton’s Emails, many of which are Classified Information, got hacked by China. Next move better be by the FBI & DOJ or, after all of their other missteps (Comey, McCabe, Strzok, Page, Ohr, FISA, Dirty Dossier etc.), their credibility will be forever gone!"

Trump did not offer any evidence that his 2016 presidential election opponent's emails were compromised by China.

In response, foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said during a Wednesday briefing that "We are firmly opposed to all forms of cyberattacks and espionage."