The First Two Lies from Hillary’s Press Conference

11 Mar

By JIM GERAGHTY, National Review Online
March 10, 2015

All over Twitter you can find negative reactions to Hillary Clinton’s just-concluded press conference.

To me, the most important part of her press conference was her statement that was an obvious, flat-out lie: She said the e-mail server was initially set up for use by former president Bill Clinton.

Hillary Clinton insisted that there were “numerous safeguards” in place, adding there were “no security breaches.” One hacker broke into Hillary’s account in 2013 and leaked several messages to Kremlin-funded RT.

Beyond that example, if her server is being privately managed, there’s no way for, say, State Department security professionals or the NSA or CIA or any other intelligence agencies to know if there was a security breach. Can we agree that the woman who said she couldn’t carry two phones because it would be too inconvenient is in no position to assess cybersecurity?

Also, Hillary kept insisting that federal-government workers get to decide what e-mails are considered “private” and which ones are work-related, and that doesn’t sound right at all.

On CNN a few moments ago, Margaret Hoover, a former employee of the Bush White House and Department of Homeland Security, said that wasn’t true.

Finally, while her wording was not terribly clear, it appears she kept half her e-mails from her time as secretary of state as “private” and either deleted them or believes she has a right to delete them.

In short, disastrous.

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