It looks like Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server may not have been the only way the presidential hopeful put national security at risk. Newly uncovered emails suggest that Clinton may also have been communicating over non-secure phone lines during her time as Secretary of State.
The revelation comes from 298 pages of State Department documents obtained by Judicial Watch through court order. According to Judicial Watch:
The new documents also contain a February 22, 2009, email exchange between Clinton and her then-Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills, trying to communicate over a secure line after Clinton returned from a trip (evidently to Asia). Unable to set up a secure communication, Clinton told Mills, “I called ops and they gave me your ‘secure’ cells… but only got a high-pitched whining sound.” When Mills suggested that Clinton try the secure line again, the former secretary wrote back, “I give up. Call me on my home #.”
In other words, the State Department’s secure phone line proved to be too inconvenient for Clinton, so she opted for her home number. If you’ll remember, convenience was also Hillary’s reason for using her home-brew email server. Apparently national security was too much of a hassle to be taken seriously.
According to Judicial Watch, these new emails also contradict Clinton’s earlier assertions that “‘as far as she knew,’ all of her government emails were turned over to the State Department and that she did not use her clintonemail.com system until March 18, 2009.
“This drip, drip of new Clinton emails show Hillary Clinton could not care less about the security of her communications,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “How many other smoking gun emails are Hillary Clinton and her co-conspirators in the Obama administration hiding from the American people?”
Read the new smoking gun emails uncovered by Judicial Watch.