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Wed Jul 6, 2016, 09:40 AM

Questions Dir. Comey didn't answer - Can anyone here answer?

Specifically, two questions.

1.) Why did Sec. Clinton have the email server at a semi-residential location?

I call it semi-residential due to the presence of Secret service and thus much greater security than a regular residence.

Honestly, if it was located at a government location, I would suspect the server would be a far easier target for hacking. Not by a foreign government or entity, but by a Republican operative working on the inside. And let's face it, Sec. Clinton has a lot of enemies based solely on politics, therefore this factor must be considered as a possible scenario for Sec. Clinton as well as the State Department. If the server was instead physically located at a government facility, it's far easier for someone (with politically based motivation) to access it and potentially load a backdoor password, then the RNC (and possibly others) would have some interesting reading every day. Watergate for the modern world.

2.) What security measures were utilized on Sec. Clinton's private email server?

It seems blanket assertions were made than it lacked the security of a server located on government property or ones used for GMail, but what security did it have? I would think it has far better security than, for example, PGP, but I don't know for sure. If it lacked sufficient encryption and other security measures, that would be a huge AND legitimate scandal. Was that assertion made?

As a technical matter of law, there might have been issues of concern which Dir. Comey has recommended not to bother with. But with regard to the claims of recklessness and carelessness that were made that might weaken our national security, I don't find those claims legitimate without answers to those two questions.

Your responses are welcome.

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Response to drbtg1 (Original post)

Wed Jul 6, 2016, 09:42 AM

1. Have you asked these same questions about what the GOP did under Bush?

Or you are just drinking the kool-aid that the GOP and the Media want you to drink.

Just curious.

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 6, 2016, 09:58 AM

2. WOW! Didn't deserve that!

I think the media's response has been crap, like most of the alleged Clinton controversies, and unless the media can answer those two questions with anything legitimate, it's just more garbage, much like your response.

I wouldn't bother replying, you're not important at all.

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 6, 2016, 10:52 AM

11. I think you misread

what the poster was implying Lynne. It seemed to show possible valid reasons for Hillary using a private server. "If the server was instead physically located at a government facility, it's far easier for someone (with politically based motivation) to access it and potentially load a backdoor password, then the RNC (and possibly others) would have some interesting reading every day. Watergate for the modern world."

There is an implication that Clinton was neither reckless or careless in her decisions.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #11)

Wed Jul 6, 2016, 11:51 AM

14. Thank you for your greatly superior intelligence.

Your reply and consideration of the issue is appreciated.

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Response to drbtg1 (Reply #14)

Wed Jul 6, 2016, 11:59 AM

15. You are welcome

Lynne is cool. I think she may have skimmed your op too quickly.

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Response to drbtg1 (Original post)

Wed Jul 6, 2016, 09:59 AM

3. 1. ) she was advised to set up her own server.

The State system was so antiquated that you couldn't check emails unless you were sitting at a State computer linked to their closed system. As she stated it was fully allowed. Powell and Condi both did the same thing. The slternative was to have someone read you emails while you were traveling. BTW - from what I understand the really sensitive material is handled through State Dept cables. This is something that isfrarely mentioned.

2.) Security - not totally sure but the changing of servers was part of the effort to make hacking more difficult.

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Response to underpants (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 6, 2016, 10:09 AM

4. Recall that the State Department cables were all hacked* and published

around the world, with very sensitive diplomatic appraisals of foreign leaders revealed, causing a lot of international tension.

I was infuriated by Comey's insinuation that although no evidence of foreign hacking was found, it was "possible" that such a thing could have occurred. Therefore he made the "extremely careless" charge. Well, we know for damn sure that government servers have been hacked by foreign entities, including the Russians and Chinese. It's been admitted. So what is so careless about not using those government servers?

*I call it hacking, even though it was an inside job. Think of all the Bolton leftovers at the State Department who could have done the same thing to the new Secy of State's emails? To me, it seems like a prudent move to stay out of the system.

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Response to frazzled (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 6, 2016, 10:12 AM

6. That was pure speculation and feeding talking points to the media by Comey

His butt hurt was on full display.

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Response to frazzled (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 6, 2016, 10:21 AM

8. Thinking along those same lines

Thank you for your response.

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Response to underpants (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 6, 2016, 10:11 AM

5. Powell has stated that he did not do what Hillary did.

 

We need to stop saying that!

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Response to peace13 (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 6, 2016, 10:13 AM

7. Really? Where? Link? Was that investigated?

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Response to peace13 (Reply #10)

Wed Jul 6, 2016, 11:42 AM

12. Well I found CNN NBC Guardian and Newsweek stories that say otherwise.

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Response to underpants (Reply #12)

Wed Jul 6, 2016, 12:31 PM

16. Suit yourself. I knew you would.

 

No worries in the future. I don't have time to look for you and get that response.

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Response to underpants (Reply #12)

Wed Jul 6, 2016, 01:29 PM

17. ha! love that response from someone whose job you did for them,

 

and the snooty reply.

looks like they got caught with their 'pants' down

you go, my captain!

once again, in Powell and Rice's case, IOKIYAAR

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Response to underpants (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 6, 2016, 10:25 AM

9. Thank you for your reply

IIRC, Pres. Obama had to have his Blackberry upgraded for increased security. If that is possible, wouldn't Sec. Clinton's device of choice also be turbocharged, possibly helping to make Dir. Comey's accusation without merit?

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Response to drbtg1 (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 6, 2016, 11:45 AM

13. Don't know. One thing that has been skipped over in this is money

The problem existed due to a lack of funding. Comey's shoulda couldas didn't cover who/how all this was supposed to be done. If it was from the State budget there are procurement requirements to follow. If it was Hillary's own pocket then it's nice for Comey to hypothetically spend other people's money.

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