"It has been that way since before, during and after the Cold War," Mr. Bechtel said. "KGB and predecessor organizations continually sought out influential people in all the respected professions. Academia, journalism, banking, sciences, politics, law, clergy, civil rights, Hollywood — approaches to such folks could be subtle or direct, depending on the target."
"In my opinion, not only should she have any clearances rescinded, she should be prosecuted to a greater extent than Petraeus," Mr. Bechtel said. "This blatant disregard for regulations and security is egregious. If she does not suffer severe consequences, it will demonstrate how corrupt the entire Obama administration is."