There was a time, not so long ago, when cybersecurity seemed to be a major concern to the Republican Party. The GOP railed against Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state. This was careless, they said, and should disqualify her from the presidency.Â
Surely it’s also careless then for senior White House staff to use a private email server that was hacked during the presidential campaign, which they are, according to Newsweek.
Kellyanne Conway, Jared Kushner, Sean Spicer and Steve Bannon all have email accounts through the Republican National Committee, which was hacked along with the Democratic National Committee last year, according to the federal government. However, the latter never had the spoils from the cyberattack released.Â
Private emails are less secure and can be more easily hidden from the public than .gov accounts.Â
The private email reveal comes as President Donald Trump is also being slammed for using his personal Android phone rather than a secure government phone.Â
I won’t hold my breath for the GOP to direct their resources from multiple probes of Clinton’s email to Trump’s unsecured Android phone
â Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) January 25, 2017
Really want to hear from all the “HILLARY GAMBLED WITH OUR NATIONAL SECURITY” people re: Trump *sleeping with his unsecured Android*.
â Meredith Haggerty (@manymanywords) January 25, 2017
Maybe, in a secret chamber of Congress, the same folks who took Clinton to task over her private server are discussing how they will go after the top White House staff.
Or maybe they’re just waiting until Trump’s phone is hacked and his various communications are spread out like a Trump International Hotel Vegas buffet.