Why Platte River Networks?

Since the discovery that Hillary Clinton’s personal server has apparently been roaming some networks of its own, we now know that a small, Colorado-based company, Platte River Networks, was apparently the IT services company selected by Hillary, or someone in her inner circle, to deliberately evade any public perusal of her email traffic while serving as secretary of state.  As they say in New Orleans, “Who dat?”

As it turns out, the Daily Mail has discovered that Platte River is, in its words, a mom-and-pop operation that until recently was operating out of a loft property in downtown Denver.  The company moved into its own modest building, and the Mail’s images of the proudly lined employees show that these are fairly simple folks, pleased mightily to take ownership of their own unpretentious digs.

Think about those descriptives – mom-and-pop, modest, and unpretentious – and then ask yourself: if I were a United States secretary of state with much, if not most, of my daily email traffic dealing with some of the world’s and America’s most sensitive political and military issues, why would I go to a mom-and-pop operation in Denver to manage the server that would be storing much of those daily communications?  Many reporters and pundits are asking that very question: “Why Platte River?”

You don’t have to be Mensa material to come up with the one-word answer to that question: obscurity.

There is no clearer demonstration of Hillary Clinton’s intent to hide her political communications from the American people than the selection of the custodians of her secret server and all the official government secrets that flowed into it during her period of employment.  I simply cannot bring myself to call it the period of service to her nation, because it clearly was not; it was purely service to Hillary’s political ambitions and nothing more.  She toured the world with her one-woman sock puppet show, piling up frequent flyer miles with the hope that American voters would confuse endless movement with boundless accomplishment.

As an old soldier who once held a secret clearance fifty years ago, I know vividly what my fate would have been if I had permitted classified information and documents to be transmitted to such an unauthorized source as Platte River Networks on the scale that Hillary has done so blatantly: I would likely still be in federal custody all these long decades later.  I call on my senator, Tom Cotton, to pursue this flagrant violation of national security and seek appropriate punishment.

You should call yours as well.

Since the discovery that Hillary Clinton’s personal server has apparently been roaming some networks of its own, we now know that a small, Colorado-based company, Platte River Networks, was apparently the IT services company selected by Hillary, or someone in her inner circle, to deliberately evade any public perusal of her email traffic while serving as secretary of state.  As they say in New Orleans, “Who dat?”

As it turns out, the Daily Mail has discovered that Platte River is, in its words, a mom-and-pop operation that until recently was operating out of a loft property in downtown Denver.  The company moved into its own modest building, and the Mail’s images of the proudly lined employees show that these are fairly simple folks, pleased mightily to take ownership of their own unpretentious digs.

Think about those descriptives – mom-and-pop, modest, and unpretentious – and then ask yourself: if I were a United States secretary of state with much, if not most, of my daily email traffic dealing with some of the world’s and America’s most sensitive political and military issues, why would I go to a mom-and-pop operation in Denver to manage the server that would be storing much of those daily communications?  Many reporters and pundits are asking that very question: “Why Platte River?”

You don’t have to be Mensa material to come up with the one-word answer to that question: obscurity.

There is no clearer demonstration of Hillary Clinton’s intent to hide her political communications from the American people than the selection of the custodians of her secret server and all the official government secrets that flowed into it during her period of employment.  I simply cannot bring myself to call it the period of service to her nation, because it clearly was not; it was purely service to Hillary’s political ambitions and nothing more.  She toured the world with her one-woman sock puppet show, piling up frequent flyer miles with the hope that American voters would confuse endless movement with boundless accomplishment.

As an old soldier who once held a secret clearance fifty years ago, I know vividly what my fate would have been if I had permitted classified information and documents to be transmitted to such an unauthorized source as Platte River Networks on the scale that Hillary has done so blatantly: I would likely still be in federal custody all these long decades later.  I call on my senator, Tom Cotton, to pursue this flagrant violation of national security and seek appropriate punishment.

You should call yours as well.