Did Guccifer Provide Hacked Hillary Emails to FBI Investigators?
Poor Crooked Hillary – She Didn’t See Guccifer Coming
Guest post be Joe Hoft
Did Guccifer Snitch on Crooked Hillary?
Any individual with government experience in top secret information can tell you they are repeatedly on documentation and privacy rules. The rules are repeated continually. A person with security clearance like the one Hillary Clinton had while Secretary of State would surely had known that classified information was maintained on government servers and that any information even the least bit classified should be handled with care and be confined to well-protected environments, like government servers.
The fact that Mrs. Clinton even decided to house government related emails on her personal server was incomprehensible. The fact that she then decided to cover this up and prevent access to her server criminal.
One challenge for the government in their investigation of Mrs. Clinton is to determine whether Secretary Clinton handed over all her emails over to authorities after she said she did. Clinton’s lawyers admitted that Clinton’s server was wiped clean after it was requested from the Department of Justice and before being handed over.
There ought to be legal consequences for this action but Clinton evidently determined that the consequences would be worse if she turned her emails over to government authorities. Hillary gambled that the FBI would not be able to retrieve the deleted contents on her server. This gamble seemed like a good one for Clinton until recently.
The Associated Press reported in October 2015 that “Hillary Clinton’s private email server maintained in her home was possibly hacked by Russia-tied authorities, and others, on five separate occasions. This is why government officials are required to maintain their emails on government servers.
The AP report noted that investigators discovered among Clinton’s cache of released emails malicious software aimed at transmitting data to three overseas computers, including at least one in Russia.
Guccifer was transported to the US where he was questioned by the FBI. This week he pleaded guilty to the crimes he committed related to hacking into others’ servers illegally. When discussing Clinton’s email server, Guccifer claimed that it was “completely unsecured”, which he compared to “an open orchid on the internet.”
Guccifer was able to bargain a plea deal with the government. It is unknown what the deal entailed. If Guccifer did hack into Clinton’s private server and if he kept the contents of the emails he took from her server, then Hillary could have a major problem. If he was able to provide investigators copies of Clinton’s emails not already provided by Clinton, then Hillary is in a whole lot of trouble. If there are criminal acts recorded in these emails she is in more trouble.
It looks like Hillary had not counted on someone else having her emails. This is why she should have protected them on a government server!