George Pataki says Hillary Clinton operating a private email server in her basement should “disqualify her from being president of the United States.”
Pataki, appearing at the CNBC undercard GOP Debate Wednesday, insisted, “Hillary Clinton put a server, an unsecure server, in her home as secretary of state. We have no doubt that that was hacked and that state secrets are throughout to the Iranians, the Russians, the Chinese and others.”
Jim Cramer: Governor Pataki, in the wake of the Sony hack last year you said, “At the very least we should declare cyber war on North Korea.” What does a cyber war look like? And if our companies are getting attacked by foreign governments, do we need a military response?
George Pataki: No, I don’t think we need a military response but we need a coordinated response and I have to say that I think the Obama Administration has been completely lax to say the least in dealing with these cyber attacks. Not just by governments like North Korea but by particularly Chinese and other companies. And what I would do is put in place a policy where if we know a company, say a Chinese company, is hacking into American companies, stealing trade secrets as we know they do everyday, we will retaliate against that company and say that that company is not going to be allowed to continue to do trade with the United States. I would also look at what we’re doing at the federal level and put in place what Israel has done — a one federal agency dealing with cyber security and charged with working across silos to make sure we have the best technology. And, Jim, I have to tell you something, talking about cyber security, Hillary Clinton put a server, an unsecure server, in her home as secretary of state. We have no doubt that that was hacked and that state secrets are throughout to the Iranians, the Russians, the Chinese and others. That alone should disqualify her from being president of the United States.