Cheney: Clinton’s Conduct With Private Server ‘Beyond Comprehension’

• September 1, 2015 8:20 am


Former Vice President Dick Cheney called Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server in her home "beyond comprehension" Tuesday in an interview on Fox & Friends.

Cheney pointed out as an example from his time in office that when he entered the Situation Room for a National Security Council meeting, there was a basket outside for electronics so no devices could be used to tap into confidential proceedings.

"There's a lot of sensitivity," he said. "It's around you all the time, and for her to have, in her home, the server for her email setup, it's beyond comprehension. I don't understand what they thought they were doing."

Cheney said his overall reaction to the "drip, drip, drip" of the email controversy, as co-host Brian Kilmeade put it, was one of surprise at Clinton's evident ignorance or dismissal of government rules.

"I think it's a very serious matter," he said. "Any time you're dealing with classified information, there's certain rules and procedures and statutes in effect about how you have to treat classified information, and everybody who has clearances is briefed into those programs when they're given their clearances. I'm surprised, for example, that you'd have somebody who was secretary of state who apparently didn't follow those rules or didn't know them."