NSA Denied Clinton Request For Secure 'BlackBerry-Like' Device
Clinton apparently fell in love with the BlackBerry while running for president in 2008 and wanted something like it as secretary of state.By Eugene Daniels | March 17, 2016
According to newly released emails, the National Security Agency denied former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton a secure "BlackBerry-like" device, but she used one anyway while serving as the nation's top diplomat. The emails were released through a Freedom of Information Act request from the conservative group Judicial Watch.
Clinton apparently fell in love with the BlackBerry while running for president in 2008 and wanted something like it while leading the State Department. Her staff asked the NSA for basically a modified BlackBerry, similar to what President Obama ended up using, but was told no.
The State Department's assistant director for security infrastructure wrote in an email, "Each time we asked the question 'What was the solution for POTUS?' we were politely asked to shut up and color."