Rule Five Chinese Shenanigans Friday

It may be still up in the air as to whether Russian operatives read any emails sent or received by Her Imperial Majesty Hillary I, Dowager Empress of Chappaqua.  But it seems a Chinese company sure as hell did.  Excerpt:

  • A Chinese-owned company penetrated former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private server, according to sources briefed on the matter.
  • The company inserted code that forwarded copies of Clinton’s emails to the Chinese company in real time.
  • The Intelligence Community Inspector General warned of the problem, but the FBI subsequently failed to act, Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert said during a July hearing.

A Chinese-owned company operating in the Washington, D.C., area hacked Hillary Clinton’s private server throughout her term as secretary of state and obtained nearly all her emails, two sources briefed on the matter told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

The Chinese firm obtained Clinton’s emails in real time as she sent and received communications and documents through her personal server, according to the sources, who said the hacking was conducted as part of an intelligence operation.

The Chinese wrote code that was embedded in the server, which was kept in Clinton’s residence in upstate New York. The code generated an instant “courtesy copy” for nearly all of her emails and forwarded them to the Chinese company, according to the sources.

The Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) found that virtually all of Clinton’s emails were sent to a “foreign entity,” Rep. Louie Gohmert, a Texas Republican, said at a July 12 House Committee on the Judiciary hearing. He did not reveal the entity’s identity, but said it was unrelated to Russia.

Here’s the punch line:

London Center for Policy Research’s vice president of operations, retired Col. Anthony Shaffer, told TheDCNF that Clinton’s server was vulnerable to hacking.

“Look, there’s evidence based on the complete lack of security hygiene on the server. Fourteen-year-old hackers from Canada could have probably hacked into her server and left very little trace,” Shaffer said. “Any sophisticated organization is going to be able to essentially get in and then clean up their presence.”

First off, let’s admit one thing:  Odds are long that Her Imperial Majesty will never be called to account on this.  Were she a Trump appointee – or, if you prefer, a Bush or Reagan appointee – the howls of outrage from the political Left and the legacy media would be deafening.

But the Clintons, it seems, have always been and still are above the law.  Some minions may see some trouble, but the Royal Family themselves will be untouched.  And that’s manifestly A Bad Thing.

This is the kind of thing that results from government having too much power.  The siren song of power attracts people like Her Royal Highness, who want power and are willing to cheat, steal and lie (and rig primary elections) to get it.  Remove the power, and you remove the appeal.  Defanging government would yield many benefits for a free people; this is far from one of the least of those benefits.

In this case, lives may have literally been lost because of Her Majesty’s fecklessness and callous disregard.  (Coincidence?  Yeah, right.)  And, because equal treatment under the law is a dead letter in this nation today, she will never be held to account.  She knows this, which further fuels her corruption.

Power breeds corruption.  If there’s a better example of this than Her Imperial Majesty Hillary I, I’m not aware of it.