The Hillary Clinton email investigation all began because of the Benghazi terrorist attacks that killed US Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty. Ten others were injured in the ambush. Congress wanted to know what was said and when. As things spun out of control for Clinton, we inadvertently learned about her private email server.
Now, it appears that a number of classified emails were on this personal server.
Putting together the information now publicly available, the question has to be asked: Did an ISIS hack of Hillary Clinton’s virtually defenseless home brew server set up the death of Ambassador Christopher Stevens?
ISIS has proven itself adept enough at information technology that a successful hack of Hillary Clinton’s server at her Chappaqua mansion cannot be ruled out, no matter how many Secret Service members stood guard. Apparently unbeknownst to the former secretary of state who boasted of the server’s security because of the guards outside, it is so easy to hack a garden variety server set up by a mom-and-pop operation that an ISIS (and Russian intelligence and Chinese and Romanian and many other agencies) hack is well within the realm of possibility.
Now consider what the New York Post reported yesterday, six paragraphs into a story. Paul Sperry writes:
US intelligence officials so far have determined that at least four — and as many as 305 — of the more than 30,000 e-mails Clinton and her aides have printed out and turned over to investigators were classified at the time they were written.
They include a 2011 message from Clinton’s top aides that contains military intelligence from United States Africa Command gleaned from satellite images of troop movements in Libya, along with the travel and protection plans for Ambassador Christopher Stevens, who was later killed in a terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya. Another staff e-mail sent to Clinton in 2012 contained investigative data about Benghazi terrorist suspects wanted by the FBI. (emphasis added)
This is, of course, classified information. As American Thinker argues, Islamic extremists having this information may well have resulted in the death of a US ambassador, and three others.
We already know that the firm providing IT support wasn’t aware of the possibility of classified materials on the server they provided the Clinton family, by their own words. Whether it will ever be possible to prove that the militia responsible for carrying out the Benghazi attacks had those specifics is hard to know. What we do know is that the information sitting there in a relatively unsecured email server did nothing to protect Ambassador Stevens nor anyone else.