Rep. Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, on Thursday said Hillary Clinton’s exposing sensitive information to potentially multiple hacks from foreign actors amounts to treason.
“This is why you have security protocols — to protect classified information,” Mr. McCaul said on “Fox and Friends.” “She exposed it to our enemies, and now … our adversaries have this very sensitive information that not only jeopardizes her and national security at home, but the men and women serving overseas.”
“In my opinion, quite frankly, it’s treason,” said Mr. McCaul, Texas Republican.
Citing sources familiar with the FBI’s investigations, Fox News reported Wednesday that there is about a “99 percent accuracy” that at least five foreign intelligence agencies successfully hacked Mrs. Clinton’s private email server she set up to use as secretary of state.
Mr. McCaul said Mrs. Clinton “absolutely” would be exposed to potential blackmail from such countries if elected president.
“The concern I’ve had all along is she has had seven special access programs on these devices. Those are the most classified, sensitive secrets in the federal government — many of them covert operations,” he said.
“She took those devices overseas against the State Department’s wishes, and now we find out — and James Comey told me previously — that it’s very likely that foreign adversary nations got into her private server,” Mr. McCaul said.