(She got away with it. She is above the law. She expects to run the country.)
(Update 082015: This post was from March… Why does it take six months (Now 20 months) to address the Large Points?)
There is a large point being missed with regard to the latest revelation of a U.S. Secretary of State creating, and using exclusively, an outside conduit of communication to their reports, and associates, within the Department of State.
When committing Espionage a Spy must find a way to communicate information without appearing to do so. This is not difficult to understand.
Hollywood might have you believe Spies find interesting little pieces of information and covertly send that information to the interested party of choice. But that’s the movies. And, small amounts of information have lesser value than Huge Amounts of Information. Seems self-evident.
If you want to be “The Most Transparent Administration, and State Department, in History!”, one way to achieve that is to give full access to…
(Well, when We The People hear that phrase repeated ad nauseam, we think the Administration is speaking to Us. It’s entirely possible the Administration was speaking to someone completely different. If that is the case, it would clear up the confusion We The People have when it comes to the supposed ‘Transparency’ of this current Administration. It also begs the question ‘Who Else may have created their own “home-made” ISP upon which to communicate?’)
… other countries.
What better way to do the above than to create an entirely separate network that can easily be tapped into?
In other words, Creating a Method of Communication outside of Federally Protected Channels may extend well beyond the desire to avoid the Damned Prying Eyes of the ‘Stupid’ American Public’s FIOA requests.
It would certainly make it convenient for a Foreign Power to access and monitor all communications within that channel… without the Damned Prying Eyes of those tasked with protecting the Secrets and Security of the United States.
While those who created such a network would obviously deny such intent…
When it Looks like Espionage, Walks like Espionage and Talks like Espionage… it might just be Espionage.
Maybe the NSA can take a break from Spying on Us and re-task some folks to find out Who else was attached to Eric Hoteham’s ISP. Any thoughts Mr. Pagliano or are you sticking with taking the fifth?
(Originally Posted 030415)