Sec. of State John Kerry said Tuesday that, “I certainly write things [emails] with that awareness,” inferring that the Chinese and Russians are reading them.
Appearing on the CBS Evening News Tuesday, Kerry reviewed that, “we know that they [Chinese and the Russians] have attacked a number of American interests over the course of the last days.”
Scott Pelley: Do you think the Chinese, and or the Russians are reading your emails?
John Kerry: Well we know that the, unfortunately, we’re living in a world where a number of countries, the Chinese and Russians included have consistently been engaged in cyber attacks against American interests, against the American government. And it’s an issue that we recently raised very, very strongly in our dialogue with the Chinese. The answer is that it is very likely. It is not without, outside the realm of possibility and we know that they have attacked a number of American interests over the course of the last days.
Pelley: It’s very likely that your emails are being read?
Kerry: It’s very possible. I, I there’s no way for me, and I certainly write things with that awareness.