What If Russia’s Foreign Minister Conducted Official Business on an Unsecured Private Server?

Today Admiral Michael Rogers, head of the National Security Agency, testified before the Senate Select Intelligence Committee on cybersecurity. Senator Tom Cotton asked him two questions, the second of which was brilliant: 1) Are the communications of the president’s most senior advisors, including those that may be unclassified, a “top priority for foreign intelligence services?” and 2) What would he think if he learned that Russia’s Foreign Minister, or Iran’s, was conducting official business on a homebrew server? Here it is:

The latter question is a shocking one, because it makes you realize that it is inconceivable that a Russian or Iranian or Chinese foreign minister would be as stupid or as careless as Hillary Clinton. Can you imagine if Russia’s Foreign Minister ran official business from an unsecured server in his home, and, confronted by Putin, explained that it was OK because his house had a security guard? Honestly, I doubt that guy would live to see the dawn.

This is one of several reasons why Hillary is not a serious contender for the presidency. But let’s not forget: Barack Obama may be in the process of selling Hillary down the river, but she was his Secretary of State. It is hard to imagine that he was unaware of her lax security practices, and, in any event, he is responsible for the people he chooses for his cabinet. Hillary’s massive security breach is a scandal of the first order that ultimately lies at the feet of President Obama.