And this is why government officials should not keep private servers for government business.
Earlier Tuesday, the State Department released documents that showed there were repeated attempts to hack Hillary Clinton’s private server in November 2010.
Judicial Watch obtained the documents as part of the FOIA lawsuit they brought against Clinton aide, Bryan Pagliano.
Pagliano is the IT aide who set up Clinton’s private server, then later received immunity from the Justice Department, in cooperation for working with the FBI, as they investigated Clinton’s handling of classified material.
The documents show between November 27, 2010 to November 29, 2010, Pagliano sent ten emails to Bill Clinton aide Justin Cooper warning about apparent hacking attempts on the private server. On November 30, 2010, Cooper appears to have forwarded the entire exchange with Pagliano to the Secret Service.
“These new emails show that the Clinton email server was subject to an aggressive and targeted hacking attempt. And we now know that yet another government agency, the United States Secret Service, not only knew about the Clinton email system but that it was the target of hacking,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement obtained by LawNewz.com. “The Clinton email scandal has now widened to yet another Obama administration agency.”
More than 15,000 emails were discovered during the course of the FBI’s investigation. This revelation came from those uncovered emails.