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The clincher for John Schindler’s article about the risks associated with Hillary Clinton’s using a private server comes at the end. Schindler is a former National Security Agency analyst, Navy officer, and War College professor. Click here to read the entire article at the Observer.
The Observer’s publisher, Jared Kushner, is Donald Trump’s son-in-law. As with any news or opinion source, decide for yourself whether the information is accurately presented.
Opinion – The Coming Constitutional Crisis Over Hillary Clinton’s EmailGate
John R. Schindler | Observer | June 15, 2016
(the last three paragraphs)
“Make no mistake, there are more than a few senior intelligence officials in Washington, DC, who are livid about Hillary Clinton’s willful disregard of clearly defined laws on the handling of classified information. Her misconduct endangered sensitive intelligence programs—and lives. Even if Comey is a sacrificial lamb here, there are high-ranking spies who are perfectly willing to leak the sordid details of EmailGate to the media if the president pulls a Dick Nixon and tries to subvert our Constitution to protect himself and his designated successor.
And in the unlikely event that nobody in our nation’s capital is willing to go public with exactly what Hillary Clinton did, it now seems the Russians may do so. It’s highly plausible that Russian intelligence services, among others, have many of Clinton’s emails, perhaps all of them, given how slipshod her security arrangements were.
Therefore the recent statement by Julian Assange, head of Wikileaks, that his organization plans to release more of Clinton’s emails should not be dismissed out of hand. Although Assange is prone to flights of fancy, Wikileaks has long served as a front for Russian intelligence, as Western security services are well aware, so it may not be fantasy that he could get his hands on more of Hillary’s emails. It would be supremely ironic if the Kremlin demolishes Hillary Clinton’s presidential aspirations thanks to her own neglect of basic communications security when she was secretary of state.”