When Hillary Clinton visited China, Vietnam and Russia as secretary of state, she sent at least thirty-six emails on a non-government-issued BlackBerry, through her personal email account, synced up to a private server.  Since these nations had robust spy agencies and a reason to try to get America’s confidential information, her actions put our nation at risk.  As Andrea Tantaros tweeted:

But wait, Harry Reid says, Clinton wasn’t treated well by the NSA because they didn’t do what she asked:

Newly released emails show a 2009 request to issue a secure government smartphone to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was denied by the National Security Agency…

Clinton’s desire for a secure “BlackBerry-like” device, like the one provided to President Barack Obama, is recounted in a series of February 2009 exchanges between high-level officials at the State Department and NSA. Clinton was sworn in as secretary the prior month, and had become “hooked” on reading and answering emails on a BlackBerry she used during the 2008 presidential race…

“We began examining options for (Secretary Clinton) with respect to secure ‘BlackBerry-like’ communications,” wrote Donald R. Reid, the department’s assistant director for security infrastructure. “The current state of the art is not too user friendly, has no infrastructure at State, and is very expensive.”

The Clinton spin machine is already hard at work. Harry Reid said, that when they asked for a secure Blackberry, “we were politely told to shut up and color.”

In other words, instead of Clinton listening to the advice of NSA — that it is not secure for her to use her phone for checking emails, since it puts American lives at risk — she did it anyway. It’s an insult to children everywhere to compare Clinton to them.  Most kids don’t even act so selfishly.

One annoying thing about this email scandal?  It takes our eye off the ball when it comes to how Clinton actually operated as Secretary of State.  When Islamic militants killed AmbassadorJ. Christopher Stevens and U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith in Benghazi in 2012, what was she doing?

Chances are she wasn’t coloring, but we know she certainly was not answering the 3 am phone call.

About The Author

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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