Hillary Clinton needs to stop acting like a lawyer when she answers inquiries about her email bungling. Here is what a non lawyer should say: “I made a mistake and for this I will be forever, apologizing. If I had it to do all over again, I would definitely do things differently.”
“In the future, I will continue to admit my missteps and to apologize. I will make no further comments on this issue beyond saying, I accept the FBI’s report and that I have learned from it.”
“But now I have to pivot to work on your behalf. As a leader, I am required to look at the bigger picture which needs to be faced, head on. The governmental server that I would have been required to utilize, is not as secure as the security enhancements provided by a private company like Google, which is equipped with much greater advanced encryption methods than the government’s server. THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE”
“The classified information, both which were retro-actively and incorrectly flagged and that were subject to compromise because of my actions, have been occurring regularly at the state department and other governmental institutions. If my emails were deemed to be vulnerable to hacking, then so are those emails and documents which are being transmitted every day via government servers with less than optimum security measures, despite the hardworking and diligent employees’ genuine intent to be careful about not transmitting anything of a classified nature.”
“It is obvious, that that the computer systems under U.S. governmental control should be updated to be at least as secure as Google. The way data is classified to eliminate the errors that I have dealt with, needs to be reviewed with steps taken to better minimize the chances of future human errors.”
“The recent 2016 cyber attack against the DNC computer files combined with the leaks of this hacked material by WikiLeaks, designed to influence the U.S. election process, on top of the of the discovery of a major cyber attack in 2015 against the U.S. State Department’s computer systems, is a step too far. President Putin, you are right to be nervous. If the peoples give me the honor of electing me as the next U.S. president, I will make it my mission to do my best to end Russia’s fun at the expense of the U.S government.”
With the Russians boasting that they can hack into just about any computer, it is essential for the U.S. government to make it a top priority to do whatever possible to block their future efforts. The FBI have begun investigating a major hacking attack by probable Russian hands against he U.S. State Department’s computers in 2015. So, while the FBI cannot say for certain that Mrs. Clinton’s work done via her private server was hacked, their officials can demonstrate that the server that she should have used, was definitely compromised.
The above story has been reported by the press. My major complaint about the recent media’s coverage on Clinton’s email issues in mid 2016, is that they have not been providing sufficient context for it.
The following are excerpts from a CNN Politics piece, “Sources: State Dept. hack the ‘worst ever,”‘published on 3/10/15 by Evan Perez and Shimon Prokupezc:
“Overlooked in the controversy over Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, is the fact that suspected Russian hackers have bedeviled State Department’s email system for much of the past year and continue to pose problems for technicians trying to eradicate the intrusion.”
“Federal law enforcement, intelligence and congressional officials briefed on the investigation say the hack of the State email system is the “worst ever” cyberattack intrusion against a federal agency. The attackers who breached State are also believed to be behind hacks on the White House’s email system, and against several other federal agencies, the officials say.”