“It takes a village,” then-First Lady Hillary Clinton counseled in her 1996 book with the same title. Based on new revelations about the private email server Clinton secretly maintained during her tenure at the State Department, that book might now reasonably be retitled “It Takes a Thief.” Not only did the former secretary of jeopardize national security by sharing top secret dispatches on a unsecure network, but the company she hired to install and monitor her setup has also been implicated in “sharing” government secrets.
An exclusive report filed yesterday by the Daily Mail notes:
The Internet company used by Hillary Clinton to maintain her private server was sued for stealing dozens of phone lines including some which were used by the White House.
Platte River Networks is said to have illegally accessed the master database for all US phone numbers.
It also seized 390 lines in a move that created chaos across the US government.
Among the phone numbers which the company took — all suddenly stopped working — were lines for White House military support desks, the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy, a lawsuit claims.
Others were the main numbers for major financial institutions, hospitals and the help desk number for T2 Communications, the telecom firm which owned them.
The Secretary of State’s emails would have been potentially a target for foreign espionage.
Court records of a lawsuit filed on behalf of T2 indicate that the mess took 11 days to repair. The records also show that T2 sought $360,000 in damages from Platte River.
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