The Washington Post reported this morning that the FBI has begun to look into the security of the email server that Hillary Clinton maintained in her Chappaqua home. The server was overseen by a former political campaign worker without security clearance.
FBI Agents have already contacted Clinton’s lawyer, David Kendall, who kept a thumb nail drive of all of the emails she turned over to the State Department. Two Inspector Generals have expressed concern that classified documents sent and received on the server, may have been compromised.
Agents have also contacted a Denver company that managed the system.
This is serious.
There can only be one reason for the unusual system used by Hillary: to keep her official records secret. Hillary almost got away with it until the Benghazi Committee requested her emails and the State Department requested that she return the public documents.
The Washington Post reports on the “length to which she went to install a private channel of communications outside government control…which put her conversations with aides outside the reach of government investigations, congressional committees and courts seeking public records from the State Department.”
Since Hillary’s emails were not maintained on the State Department’s official email system, they were never searched when documents were requested.
There does not seem to have been any serious effort to secure the system and protect classified information. Hillary claims the server was secure because it was “guarded by the Secret Service.” She apparently thinks hackers could only access the server by sneaking into her house and physically looking through it. Earth to Hillary: That’s not how hackers work.
The system was originally maintained and paid for by Hillary’s Political Action Committee – while she was Secretary of State.
After several months as Secretary, the PAC staffer was hired by the State Department. It was only AFTER she left office that the Denver company was hired to upgrade the security.