Tuesday, March 03, 2015

About That Private Email Address For Hillary

So it turns out that under Hillary Clinton, the IT department was a server in someone's garage. No? Well, it might as well have been. She never used a government email address. The Secretary of State used her own, private email address for everything.

Lots of people have focused on the transparency issue - how can anyone ever get copies of her emails for audit and investigation purposes. That's not a big deal to me. At least not nearly as big as the threat of espionage, blackmail and massive breaches of security.

What do you think happened the first time someone in the Kremlin got an email from her home address? My bet is that an 8-figure bribe was prepared and various owners of Hillary's email chain approached. China, Iran and plenty of others had reasons to get in on the act.

Network security and network management is not there to hinder a Secretary of State. It's there to protect them.

Why was it that Hillary valued that protection less than the ability to keep all of her own records?


Rose said...

Excellent points, and excellent question.

Rose said...

Ahem. What I should have said, "What difference, at this point, does it make???!!!"

Jedi Master Ivyan said...

It says to me that she went into the office knowing she would screw up and need to hide crap. And you're right of course. The last people to see her emails will be her employers, aka the citizens of the USA.

K T Cat said...

I think she went in to make money. Hence the foreign government contributions to the Clinton Foundation while she was Secretary of State.

Trigger Warning said...

Why was it? Easy question.

Because Sandy Berger was no longer on the Clinton payroll.

Ilíon said...

The sleaze just never stops with the Clintons (*), does it?

(*) I mean: Clintons, in particular, and Democrats in general.

DooDooEcon said...

She knows how evil the democrats in power are.. she is one of them. She was protecting herself from Barack Obama.