Russia-linked hackers tried at least five times to pry into Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private email account while she was secretary of state, emails released Wednesday show.
The messages were exchanged with retired Gen. David Petraeus when he headed the military’s U.S. Central Command, responsible for running the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. His potential entry into the Democratic field could shake up the race and offer the party another alternative to Clinton, along with her chief rival now, Vermont Sen.
The state department disclosed that Mrs Clinton used a private server during her time as secretary of state (2009-13) after journalists requested copies of her government emails.
A Clinton spokesman maintains there’s zero proof that her home server was ever breached. New tranches of emails are being released at the end of each month under a federal judge’s order – but only after those emails are picked through by officials from a group of USA intelligence agencies to make sure sensitive information isn’t made public.
Slaughter suggested that someone outside of government write an op-ed about the State Department’s “antiquated” technology, blaming it on budget cuts. Clinton did not release the total amount in her account. Comey said no resource is being spared and his team is working “24/7” to determine whether classified information was compromised, the source said.
Clinton had insisted that all of her work emails were being reviewed by the State Department, but Pentagon officials recently discovered a new chain of messages between Clinton and then-Gen.
Kirby said they would be subject to a Freedom of Information Act review like the rest of Clinton’s emails.
But dozens of other people, including lobbyists for foreign governments, emailed her directly, and Clinton has not explained how she thought the State Department would have collected those emails. A quarter has been made public so far.
A spokesperson for the Clinton campaign was not immediately available for comment.
Mo Udall, the former Arizona congressman, once said that the only cure for presidential ambition is embalming fluid.
These steps are unlikely to satisfy Clinton’s Republican critics.
He was referring to Clinton’s October 22 appearance before the House Select Committee on Benghazi, which is investigating the 2012 terrorist attacks that killed four Americans.
Clinton said she was unable to turn over emails she sent or received in her first weeks as secretary of state, from late January to March 18, 2009, because she continued to use the AT&T BlackBerry account she had when she was a senator, and no emails were being captured on her private server.
Meanwhile, Sander’s campaign is also looking for help from the Bay State’s deep-pocketed donors. “When I did it, it was allowed, it was above board”.
Much of the information that was passed back and forth between Clinton and her aides was classified, however.
New York State Police had warned of the scam in July 2011, saying the messages would implant computer viruses when unsuspecting users opened them. And, she said, they pressure politicians to vote to their advantage. But many of us have opened emails when we should have known better. But his appearances around the country have turned into a parlor game for political insiders, creating a distraction for Clinton as she tries to consolidate support. She initially described her choice as a matter of convenience, but later took responsibility for making a wrong decision.
“I think they probably won’t indict her”, he said, referencing the FBI’s probe of the server.
This post will be updated as NBC News examines the documents.