NBC News’ Ken Dilanian: Clinton Email Server ‘Irresponsible’ But Trump Cell Phone Report ‘10,000 Times Worse’
NBC national security reporter Ken Dilanian says that if The New York Times‘ latest bombshell about Donald Trump is true, the president’s actions might have been much riskier than Hillary Clinton‘s in terms of security.
Dilanian made his comment Wednesday night during a discussion with Ali Velshi on the report that Chinese and Russian spies are listening in on Trump whenever he uses his personal, unsecured iPhones to speak with friends. Dilanian he explained how unsecured smartphones can easily be bugged, and the report is suggests “one of the most outrageous examples of negligence I have seen.”
“I can’t tell you how dispiriting this can be to the rank and file of the intelligence community because we spend billions of dollars to protect these secrets,” Dilanian said. “The idea that Donald Trump is giving them away is outrageous.”
Dilanian doubled down on his point today by retweeting the clip, and saying Trump’s reported cell phone situation is “10,000 times worse” than Clinton’s email scandal.
I make no apologies for covering Clinton's irresponsible use of a private email server for official business, including some classified info. But Trump talking on an insecure cell phone even when he knows the Chinese and Russians are listening is 10,000 times worse. https://t.co/A2AqOeugT4
— Ken Dilanian (@KenDilanianNBC) October 25, 2018
Trump has fired back on the report via Twitter by calling it a “boring” piece of “fake news.” NBC has expanded on the Times’ report, saying Trump has given sensitive information to Sean Hannity during his unsecured calls with the Fox News host who informally advises him on a recurring basis.
Watch above, via MSNBC.
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