John Bolton, the former ambassador to the United Nations who is considering a 2016 Republican presidential campaign, says it is not just Hillary Clinton’s emailing from a private account that worries him.
“Revelations about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email account have also raised another issue,” Bolton said in a statement. “Her use of an insecure cell phone could also compromise national security by its vulnerability to capture by unfriendly sources.”
Elaborating, Bolton said: “We know that many hostile intelligence services have the capability to turn cell phones — even if they are turned off — into microphones that can be used to eavesdrop on conversations and meetings. If Secretary Clinton did not use a State Department-provided cell phone for official business she would not have had the benefit of monitoring by State security experts to ensure that her cell phone was not being exploited for this purpose.”
Bolton, who is flirting with a White House run so he can make sure foreign policy is being discussed in the GOP primary, says Clinton needs to turn over her equipment for evaluation.
“There is an urgent need to understand and evaluate this threat through an independent review and a forensic assessment of Clinton’s cell phone and server either by Congress, the State Department Inspector General, or the National Security Agency,” Bolton said.