“As a military officer, if I said I was doing something for convenience’s sake to the soldiers that I was leading and it was solely for my convenience instead of their, you know, their welfare, I should be relieved of duty. I would expect to be fired,” Flynn said. “You know, it’s one of those things where if it doesn’t feel good it probably isn’t. And this one doesn’t feel good to me.”
Kelly asked, “What do you think the odds are that the Chinese, the Russians hacked into that server and her e-mail account?”
“Very high,” Flynn said without hesitation. “Likely.”
“Yep. Likely. They’re very good at it. China, Russia, Iran, potentially the North Koreans. And other countries who may be ‘our allies’ because they can.”
The home-brewed server was not set up to defend against cyber threats from nation-states. Had it been, Granny would have trotted that IT person out to Sing and Dance in front of the media. The SoS email account, next to the CIA Chief and POTUS is one of the highest targets for other nations to attack. If the home-brew server was cracked (and likely was) we may never know the extent of the damage and how many different countries were reading the mail.
Hypothetical …. but perhaps Vlad has acted against Ukraine because he as been reading State Dept email. That would tell him what our intentions and response will be if he takes ‘action X’. [Then again, with the current POTUS, it is not too hard to foresee what the US actions will be to his foreign policy Iron Fist.]
A second question but just as important: who inside the government broke the law (8 U.S. Code § 798) and passed US Classified intel summaries and documents to Sidney Blumenthal? Why did Blumenthal have US Classified documents? On his fricken AOL account? Did Clinton “farm out” the heavy reading to her dear friend Sid, and make him a “shadow SoS”? http://wp.me/p31sf8-1G5