Will Hillary’s Emails Also Burn the White House Too?

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, speaks to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on her arrival at the APEC summit in Vladivostok, Russia, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel,Pool)

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, speaks to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on her arrival at the APEC summit in Vladivostok, Russia, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel,Pool)

Counterintelligence specialists suspect that the former Secretary of State wasn’t the only member of the Obama administration emailing secrets around.

Hillary Clinton’s email problems are already causing headaches for her presidential campaign. But within American counterintelligence circles, there’s a mounting sense that the former Secretary of State may not be the only Obama administration official in trouble. This is a scandal that has the potential to spread to the White House, as well.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation can be expected to be tight-lipped, especially because this highly sensitive case is being handled by counterintelligence experts from Bureau headquarters a few blocks down Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House, not by the FBI’s Washington Field Office. That will ensure this investigation gets the needed “big picture” view, since even senior FBI agents at any given field office may only have a partial look at complex counterintelligence cases.

And this most certainly is a counterintelligence matter. There’s a widely held belief among American counterspies that foreign intelligence agencies had to be reading the emails on Hillary’s private server, particularly since it was wholly unencrypted for months. “I’d fire my staff if they weren’t getting all this,” explained one veteran Department of Defense counterintelligence official, adding: “I’d hate to be the guy in Moscow or Beijing right now who had to explain why they didn’t have all of Hillary’s email.” Given the widespread hacking that has plagued the State Department, the Pentagon, and even the White House during Obama’s presidency, senior counterintelligence officials are assuming the worst about what the Russians and Chinese know.

EmailGate has barely touched the White House directly, although it’s clear that some senior administration officials beyond the State Department were aware of Hillary’s unorthodox email and server habits, given how widely some of the emails from Clinton and her staff were forwarded around the Beltway. Obama’s inner circle may not be off-limits to the FBI for long, however, particularly since the slipshod security practices of certain senior White House officials have been a topic of discussion in the Intelligence Community for years.

  • David

    Will we ever see how debased the american ruling class has become under the democrats and this potus?

  • mauser 98

    Hill won’t go down alone
    her foreign donors want return on their investment ..100’s of $millions

    • David Murrell

      True, but their was more than financial kickbacks involved. According to the book “Clinton Cash”, some of the bribes directed to the Clinton Foundation involved selling U.S. national security interests.

  • Hillary’s incompetence borders (or is) on criminal.

    Why would the Secretary of State belittle herself with a minor detail like setting up an email server. Why not use the approved email infrastructure that was already in place?

    As Secretary of State she should have a significant staff of State Department pros whose job it is to deal with this type of detail. She should have attorneys to make sure her actions follow proper proper protocols.

    She did not make this decision in a vacuum. You can be sure, the State Department IT staff had to be aware of this. Why weren’t they asking questions about possible breach of proper protocol?

    And then there is the IT person or staff that set up her “private” server. Why did they not sound the alarm bells?

    Also there are the countless individuals in government who emailed her and received emails from her. I find it hard to believe none of these people were aware of proper protocol.

    Her excuses are nothing but a red herring trying to divert attention to a big scandal that most likely goes all the way to Obama.

    My she and all involved be “zero toleranced” and spend time in jail.