Hillary Clinton’s illegal use of a personal email server while she was Secretary of State is scandalous on several levels, but one obvious concern is that she can’t possibly have had adequate security. Yesterday our friend Hugh Hewitt, who has been making a lot of news lately, had as a guest former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell. They were talking about Morell’s new book, The Great War of Our Time, about which more in a moment. This exchange occurred in the course of the interview:
HH: … What did you make of the Secretary of State having a private server in her house?
MM: So I don’t think that was a very good judgment. I don’t know who gave her that advice, but it was not good advice, and you know, she’s paying a price for it now. Yeah, it was not good.
HH: As a professional matter, do you believe that at least one or perhaps many foreign intelligence servers, services have everything that went to and from that server?
MM: So I think that foreign intelligence services, the good ones, the good ones, have everything on any unclassified network that the government uses, whether it’s a private server or a public one. They’re that good.
HH: So that’s a yes?
Hillary’s judgment is dismally poor. Consider, in addition to the email server, the numerous scandals associated with the Clinton Foundation, her multi-hundred-thousand-dollar speeches (which can only be considered barely-concealed bribes), and–worst of all–the absurd decision to overthrow Qaddafi without having any plan whatsoever for what would come after, leading to Libya becoming a failed state and terrorist haven. I can’t imagine why anyone would want a person with such bad judgment as president.