Dick Cheney says Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server as secretary of state was “sloppy and unprofessional.”
Cheney, appearing on CNN’s “New Day” Monday argued “[t]hat it reflects a lack of understanding about how easy it is for adversaries to tap into communications.”
Dick Cheney: I found it surprising that somebody as high ranking as secretary of state is dealing with classified and sensitive information all the time would think it is okay to have a private server in your home, where you put, you know, information and so forth and send e-mails.
Jamie Gangel: So how would you describe her handling her e-mails this way, in a word?
Dick Cheney: I think it was sloppy and unprofessional. That it reflects a lack of understanding about how easy it is for adversaries to tap into communications, to get involved, for example obviously and reading email. We know it is very extensive. The Chinese recently picked up the files of everybody who is currently working for the federal government. Now the situation strikes me, maybe she went into ignorant, but I find that hard to believe. She’s an intelligent woman, she spent time in the White House. You should not operate in the way she did. And I’ve got to believe it was not consistent with the U.S. State Department personnel. It certainly was not consistent with the way we handle classified information.
Gangel: She should have known better?
Cheney: I think she should have known better.
Gangel: You think the Russians and the Chinese have her e-mails?
Cheney: They’ve got my personnel records, how could they not have her emails?
Gangel: Do you think it undermines or disqualifies her candidacy?
Cheney: I think there’s a very real possibility of that.