If Hillary Clinton is worried about anything, the FBI seizing her private email server likely rates at the top. Late Tuesday afternoon, Hillary Clinton relented and surrendered her private email hard drive to the Justice Department. What’s troubling is that there “is no evidence she used encryption to shield the emails or her personal server from foreign intelligence services.”
What’s most troubling is that at least 2 of the emails on Hillary Clinton’s “personal system were deemed “Top Secret, Sensitive Compartmented Information”, a rating that is among the government’s highest classifications.” That likely means that Russia and China have read those classified emails and learned about U.S. intelligence communities sources and methods. Instead of this information being sensitive and compartmented information, it’s likely that it’s been bouncing from one nation’s intelligence-gathering agencies to the next nation’s intelligence-gathering agencies.
Clinton campaign spokesman Nick Merrill isn’t paid enough for his job. His statement that “it is her hope that State and the other agencies involved in the review process will sort out as quickly as possible” and that “the release will be as timely and transparent as possible” is laughable.Hillary’s campaign refused for months to surrender her email server to authorities.
Further, David Kendall, Hillary’s attorney in this matter, turned over 3 thumb drives:
Also Tuesday, Kendall gave to the Justice Department three thumb drives containing copies of work-related emails sent to and from her personal email addresses via her private server.
Kendall gave the thumb drives, containing copies of roughly 30,000 emails, to the FBI after the agency determined he could not remain in possession of the classified information contained in some of the emails, according to a U.S. official briefed on the matter who was not authorized to speak publicly.
David Kendall is an attorney with a private practice. There’s no way that he could continue to hold those thumb drives once it was suspected that some emails on those thumb drives might have classified information on them. What’s telling is that “[t]he State Department previously had said it was comfortable with Kendall keeping the emails at his Washington law office.”
What’s most breathtaking throughout this process is that the methods used by Hillary Clinton were exceptionally reckless and ill-advised. The question now becomes whether Hillary thought that the unencrypted emails on her private email server were safe or whether Hillary just didn’t think it was a high priority to protect some of the intelligence community’s most sensitive information.
Anyone that potentially reckless or foolish isn’t qualified to be commander-in-chief. Period.