Chaffetz: Probable Clinton's Emails Get Leaked By Hackers

Katie Pavlich
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Posted: Sep 14, 2016 11:45 AM
Chaffetz: Probable Clinton's Emails Get Leaked By Hackers

By now you know former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used multiple private and unsecured email servers to conduct all of her government business. She also used the servers to transmit thousands of pieces of classified information. 

Based on the recently released FBI report detailing the criminal investigation into Clinton's private server use in addition to witness testimony, it is obvious the server was extremely vulnerable to hackers capable of covering their tracks after stealing valuable and top secret information. After all, Clinton's server had "security" at levels lower than what's available on Gmail. 

During an interview with radio host Hugh Hewitt Wednesday, Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Jason Chaffetz explained that based on the inadequate security of Clinton's server, it was likely hacked by harmful foreign actors, making it highly probably her emails will eventually be leaked. 

HH: Given the hack that occurred this morning of General Powell’s emails, will you be surprised if Hillary Clinton’s emails end up being leaked?

JC: Unfortunately, no, because what Cooper told us, and remember, this is a guy who really doesn’t have IT background, there was no dual authentication, there was no encryption. We have devices that are missing. You have a laptop that was mailed and they don’t know where it is. It was mailed, and they don’t know where it is. It’s not a very secure network. I mean, what PRN was doing, Platte River Networks, and Datto, one of the cloud storage services that was offered, they didn’t have the proper protections for even the most basic of computer hygiene and protection.

HH: And why is that? why would they be so sloppy?

JC: Because they didn’t know what they were doing. You have a person who’s charged with setting this up, with no IT background. He couldn’t answer some of the basic questions that some of our members were asking about these brute force attacks and these other things. And we’re up against the Chinese, the Russians and some guy in a van down by the river. I mean, this is sitting in the Clinton residence. It’s co-mingled with the Clinton Foundation, Clinton executive services, President Clinton’s server. You can’t tell me that it’s not subject to a whole lot of attention and attack by nefarious actors. I mean, clearly, it is.

HH: So Mr. Chairman, in your opinion, what it worse, that some party, probably the Russians, leaks her emails, and Secretary Clinton is not elected as a result, or they have her emails and they don’t leak them, and she is elected despite the controversy about her server, but the Russians have her emails?

 JC: There’s no good scenario. I don’t know how to determine what’s worse or better, but I’ve got to tell you, it just, it could have been avoided at every single step. This is a choice that she made.

In the meantime, WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange has promised a document dump surrounding Clinton's email use within the coming days.