The Clintons were targeted for an attack by someone using TOR
An unknown individual using the encrypted privacy tool Tor to hide their tracks accessed an email account on a Clinton family server, the FBI revealed Friday.
The incident appears to be the first confirmed intrusion into a piece of hardware associated with Hillary Clinton’s private email system, which originated with a server established for her husband, former President Bill Clinton.
The FBI disclosed the event in its newly released report on the former secretary of state’s handling of classified information.
According to the bureau’s review of server logs, someone accessed an email account on Jan. 5, 2013, using three IP addresses known to serve as Tor “exit nodes” — jumping-off points from the anonymity network to the public internet.
Note the date. This occurred pretty much after
her tenure as Secretary of State was over, though technically she retained the office for a few more weeks. Moreover, it wasn't even Hillary's account...
So there was an attempt to hack a server that belonged to a staffer
Clinton at the very end of Hillary Clinton's tenure as SOS. I don't see how this is Hillary's fault. As I've mentioned in these pages several times, my old Yahoo account was once hacked, back in 2008. Was that my
Nevertheless, the right wing press and
the mainstream press is crucifying her.
She can't survive this. I know that the situation is utterly unfair. Nevertheless, she cannot survive this.
This pseudoscandal will be spun and spun hard, by conservatives and liberals alike, with the same tiny little pseudoscandalous points repeated over and over and over.
For chrissakes, why are those (c) markings still considered news?
It's been months! And the news stories
never tell readers there there were no classification marks in the headers, or that the data points in those three small paragraphs was deemed to be unimportant piffle that should never even have received a "confidential" marking.
Most Americans won't read the report or what Comey has actually said: His words exonerate her
. Trump keeps saying that Hillary intentionally deleted 30,000 emails, but he's out-and-out lying. Trump never investigated the situation; Comey did -- and here's what Comey had to say:
I should add here that we found no evidence that any of the additional work-related e-mails were intentionally deleted in an effort to conceal them. Our assessment is that, like many e-mail users, Secretary Clinton periodically deleted e-mails or e-mails were purged from the system when devices were changed. Because she was not using a government account—or even a commercial account like Gmail—there was no archiving at all of her e-mails, so it is not surprising that we discovered e-mails that were not on Secretary Clinton’s system in 2014, when she produced the 30,000 e-mails to the State Department.
It could also be that some of the additional work-related e-mails we recovered were among those deleted as “personal” by Secretary Clinton’s lawyers when they reviewed and sorted her e-mails for production in 2014.
The lawyers doing the sorting for Secretary Clinton in 2014 did not individually read the content of all of her e-mails, as we did for those available to us; instead, they relied on header information and used search terms to try to find all work-related e-mails among the reportedly more than 60,000 total e-mails remaining on Secretary Clinton’s personal system in 2014. It is highly likely their search terms missed some work-related e-mails, and that we later found them, for example, in the mailboxes of other officials or in the slack space of a server.
Hillary didn't try to hide anything. She did not delete work-related emails. Comey has proven that Trump is a liar.
But you know what? People won't pay attention to the details. Most people can't even follow
Most people will seek a nice, simple summary of the situation -- and Donald Trump has one
“Hillary Clinton’s answers to the FBI about her private email server defy belief," Trump said. 'I was absolutely shocked to see that her answers to the FBI stood in direct contradiction to what she told the American people. After reading these documents, I really don’t understand how she was able to get away from prosecution.”
None of this is true. There are no direct contradictions. If there were, the Clinton campaign would not have been on record as wanting
those notes released to the public (which, in fact, they were).
I take no pleasure in saying that the election is over, but I don't see how Hillary Clinton can recover. Once again, as in 2000 and 2004, the Republicans are going to put an inferior candidate in office by smearing a good and decent public servant. But this
situation is far more dire, because Trump is far more dangerous than Dubya.
I'm not the kind of guy who gets choked up easily, but I'm near tears. God knows I take no pleasure in saying any of this. The election is over and Trump won.