In the wake of the DNC email hack, when pressed by CBS’s Charlie Rose, Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta insisted that the former secretary of state’s private email server was not also hacked.
Appearing on CBS’s “This Morning,” host Norah O’Donnell said, “Your campaign has accused Russian President Putin trying to interfere in this elections with the DNC email hack. Is your campaign specifically, HillaryClinton.com, concerned that your campaign may be hacked by the Russians?” (RELATED: Mook Suggests DNC Was Hacked By The Russians In Order To Help Trump [VIDEO])
“Well, look, they are obviously taking active measures here. We think we have very, very robust defenses against that. But the State Department has been hacked. The White House has been hacked when I was in the White House. And it is — you know, when you’re dealing with military intelligence units which evidently were the people who hacked the DNC according to the experts at the The New York Times, you have to do everything you can to prevent that.” (RELATED: Leaked DNC Email Mocks Past Accusations Of Weak Cybersecurity)
Co-host Charlie Rose then asked, “In light of that, should you not assume that Hillary Clinton’s server was hacked” as noted by the Washington Free Beacon.
“No,” Podesta replied.
“Why not,” Rose followed up.
“Because there was no evidence of it, because the FBI,” Podesta claimed.
“You can be hacked without being discovered,” Rose interjected.
“Well they discovered the DNC, didn’t they? And when they did the forensics, they found out who did it.”
“But if they could do it with the DNC and with the White House and the State Department, why couldn’t they do it with Hillary Clinton?” Rose argued.
“Well, the difference is the FBI spent a year looking for any evidence, doing the forensics and found none. So, is that definitive? You know, nothing is definitive in this world. But I think when you look against security in other places, it seems — it’s actually — you know, one could argue that this was even a more secure system than others,” Podesta replied.