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The State Department did nothing to secure Hillary Clinton’s email server after 2013 hack

August 20, 2015

 Back in 2013 Sidney Blumenthal’s emails, which included correspondence with Hillary Clinton, was hacked and the emails were posted online yet the State Department never followed up and did nothing to ensure Hillary Clinton’s email server was protected according to a new report. (You may remember that Mr. Blumenthal was a secret adviser to the former Secretary of State because Barack Obama made it perfectly clear he did not want him in Hillary Clinton’s cabinet.)

  Here is more:

Despite a hack two years ago that publicly exposed Hillary Clinton’s emails, the State Department took no action to shore up the security of the former secretary of state’s private computer server.

A State Department official said the department could not do anything in response to the March 2013 hack of longtime Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal because it occurred on a non-governmental computer system. [emphasis mine] The hacked emails, which included Blumenthal’sfrequent correspondence with Clinton while she was in office in 2012, were sent by the Romanian hacker to media organizations, which later posted them online.

The disclosure renews questions of when State Department officials first learned that Clinton was doing department business on a private server and what steps they took to safeguard her sensitive diplomatic communications, some of which have been deemed classified.

  It seems obvious to me that at this point in time the State Department must have become aware, if they were not before, that Mrs. Clinton was using a personal email account in order to transact State Department business. But that raises a question in my mind: if the State Department could do nothing in response to the hack because Mr. Blumenthal was not using a government computer system what could they have done considering the fact Hillary Clinton is guilty of the same?

  It certainly makes it seem as if the State Department did not think this was a big deal for some reason and did not take the threat of State secrets being hacked into very seriously at all. If the department did it would seem as if it would have been an appropriate time for the State Department to inform Hillary Clinton that she should start using an official government email account, unless of course they knew what she was trying to hide…

“The State Department has shown an unfathomable indifference to Secretary Clinton’s email arrangement from the very beginning,” said Rep. Trey Gowdy, chairman of the House committee investigating the fatal attacks in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012. “This is evidenced by their acquiescence in allowing the private server from the very first day, a failure to preserve and protect the public record during . . . her tenure, and a failure to seek the return of the public record until a committee of Congress essentially insisted it be done.”

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  1. August 21, 2015 4:48 am

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 21, 2015 6:22 am

      Thank you.

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      • August 21, 2015 11:06 am

        You’re welcome.

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