Trump, on Unsecured Phone, Tweets Reminder of Hillary’s Email Server

'She put us at risk'

‘She put us at risk’

President Donald Trump, who took a national security briefing on North Korea last week while dining in a public restaurant at his Mar-a-Lago restaurant, tweeted on an unsecured phone today that Americans shouldn’t forget about Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email server while she was secretary of state.

“I let her off the hook, but we shouldn’t forget how she risked national security with her emails,” Trump tweeted from his iPhone 7.

In another tweet, Trump said he might have his Department of Justice take a look at what she did, even though he had said after the election he would let the matter drop, because “Russians, others could have hacked her like they did the DNC.”

rdtNational security experts have been critical of Trump’s security practices since it was revealed he took a sensitive call about North Korea’s launch of a ballistic missile on Friday while dining with Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe amidst other diners at his Mar-a-Lago restaurant. Security specialists say it’s unprecedented for a president to take such a sensitive call in public rather than move to a secure location. “Could any moderately talented hacker listen in on that call?” says Robert Morton, a cyber security expert with Manaport-Insight. a private digital security company in Miami. “Yes, and without breaking a sweat.”

Morton says he’d be surprised if the Russians haven’t already hacked into Trump’s phone and are recording everything he says and writes on the device. “I could do it myself but of course I would never do that,” he says.

In another tweet, Trump says Hillary likely was the indirect cause of the hacking of the Democratic National Committee by Russians during the presidential election by “showing them how easy it would be to fool Podesta. So thoughtless!”

John Podesta was Clinton’s campaign manager whose hacked email opened the door to the DNC hacking.

Trump has been critical of Podesta for making himself such an easy target for hackers. “He made it too simple for the cyber spies to get at him,” Trump said last week, according to a transcript of a call he made to Michael Flynn, his recently resigned national security advisor, that was posted on WikiLeaks on Saturday.

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