Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton gave up on trying to use a secure line when she was serving as secretary of state, and what she elected to use instead is unbelievable.
Government watchdog Judicial Watch uncovered an email chain describing an instance when Clinton opted to use her home phone when she encountered some trouble using a secure line.
In an email exchange with former chief of staff Cheryl Mills, an apparently frustrated Clinton told Mills to call her on her home phone after repeated attempts on a secure line weren’t working.
“I called some time ago to do a secure call with you — call them and ask them to try the connection,” Mills wrote Clinton in an email dated Feb. 22, 2009.
“I give up. Call me on my home #,” Clinton said.
“Just did — no answer,” Mills replied.
It was unclear if the two ever connected, but one thing was clear: Clinton “gave up” and put the safety and security of Americans at risk by telling a staff member to call her at her home phone number.
Everyone has, at one time or another, experienced technical trouble. Admittedly, sometimes it’s a pain to try to get our technical gadgets to work the way we think they’re supposed to.
However, when you’re serving at one of the top positions of the U.S. government and the information you come into contact with is incredibly sensitive, you should keep trying to get things to work. If all else fails, call a professional to get it done for you. The last thing you should do is give up.
But giving up is what Clinton chose to do, which means she would likely do that again if things became too difficult or confusing for her.
This sort of reckless behavior is not what we need from our president. We need a leader who will always put the safety of Americans first, regardless of what issues or problems get in the way.
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