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Carly Fiorina: 'Of Course' Hillary's Emails Were Compromised

By    |   Wednesday, 08 Apr 2015 03:28 PM

Carly Fiorina seized on recent reports that Russia hacked into the White House email system to draw attention to the controversy surrounding Hillary Clinton's email accounts, saying that "of course" the former secretary of state's emails were compromised.

"There is no doubt that nations like Russia, China, North Korea, have been engaged in a long-standing plan to attack various systems and databases in this country, beginning with, but not ending with, the federal government," the former Hewlett-Packard CEO said on "The Hugh Hewitt Show."

"There's no doubt it's been going on, which is why you see even in this White House, alarm now about cyberwarfare. So of course, her emails were compromised."

Fiorina also told host Hugh Hewitt that when she first learned that Clinton had established a private server in the basement of her Chappaqua, New York, home, she clearly did so "to shield her communications from prying eyes" because "there's no other reason that you would put a server in your basement for the kind of classified, sensitive information that she would be sharing and transmitting as secretary of state."

It was reported yesterday that Russians were able to hack into a nonclassified White House computer network last year, an assertion the Russian government has denied, according to USA Today.

If Clinton did not believe that her email accounts could possibly be broken into by corporate or foreign hackers, Fiorina argued it would be a sign she does not "understand" technology.

The onetime U.S. Senate candidate from California said if Clinton believed her email was "safe," then clearly she "doesn't understand technology very well, because when she starts talking about it's safe, it's safe, we have two Secret Service agents guarding it — you know, as I think I've said to you before, no one's worried about it getting stolen. They're worried about it getting hacked."

Fiorina has not formerly announced her candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination, but many feel she is well-positioned to cast herself as the "anti-Hillary" candidate and could negate any charges that the GOP is anti-woman.

On the subject of Iran, Fiorina contended the media would give the former secretary of state a pass on publicly taking a position on the Obama administration's agreement with Iran over its nuclear weapons program.

"Now you know, the media will probably give her a big pass. Democrats will give her a big pass," she said. "She will try, I think, not to take a clear position. But of course it's a legitimate question to say you're running for president, what would you have done, especially since she laid the groundwork for these negotiations when she was secretary of state."

The criticism of Clinton's job performance is an emerging theme being developed by Fiorina, reports The Wall Street Journal.

"It is a theme that Ms. Fiorina has been developing lately with a series of public zingers directed at the former secretary of state. 'Like Hillary Clinton, I too have traveled hundreds of thousands of miles around the globe,' said Ms. Fiorina last month. 'But unlike Hillary Clinton, I know that flying is an activity, not an accomplishment,'" noted the Journal.

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Carly Fiorina seized on recent reports that Russia hacked into the White House email system to draw attention to the controversy surrounding Hillary Clinton's email accounts, saying that "of course" the former secretary of state's emails were compromised.
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