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Who do you trust more with classified information: President Trump or Hillary Clinton?

The New York Times is reporting spies from Russia and China have been actively listening to calls President Trump makes on his non-secure, personal smartphone—which he continues to use despite security concerns voiced by White House staff. However, as he was leaving his cell phone in a golf course in New Jersey, President Trump was also leading crowds in chants of "lock her up" and accused Hillary Clinton of criminal wrongdoing in regards to her never-ending email scandal. Clinton has since acknowledged she should have been more careful with her emails. But which leader would you trust more?

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Trump's cavalier use of cell phones has long been a point of consternation and concern for his aides and security personnel. In May of 2018, Politico ran a piece detailing the many security risks posed by Trump's use of cell phones. 

The president, who relies on cellphones to reach his friends and millions of Twitter followers, has rebuffed staff efforts to strengthen security around his phone use, according to the administration officials.
The president uses at least two iPhones, according to one of the officials. The phones — one capable only of making calls, the other equipped only with the Twitter app and preloaded with a handful of news sites — are issued by White House Information Technology and the White House Communications Agency, an office staffed by military personnel that oversees White House telecommunications.
While aides have urged the president to swap out the Twitter phone on a monthly basis, Trump has resisted their entreaties, telling them it was “too inconvenient,” the same administration official said.
The president has gone as long as five months without having the phone checked by security experts. It is unclear how often Trump’s call-capable phones, which are essentially used as burner phones, are swapped out.
Trump’s call-capable cellphone has a camera and microphone, unlike the White House-issued cellphones used by Obama. Keeping those components creates a risk that hackers could use them to access the phone and monitor the president’s movements. 
...“This would be the case of a president overruling literally the most rudimentary advice given by the communications agencies,” said Andrew McLaughlin, who served as deputy chief technology officer under Obama and helped develop the former president’s specialized phone.
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A new report from journalists Matthew Rosenberg and Maggie Haberman for the New York Times, shows many of these fears were well-founded. Spies from Russia and China have been listening in on the president's calls, attempting to glean information that will help them manipulate the president's policies.

The current and former officials said they have also determined that China is seeking to use what it is learning from the calls — how Mr. Trump thinks, what arguments tend to sway him and to whom he is inclined to listen — to keep a trade war with the United States from escalating further. In what amounts to a marriage of lobbying and espionage, the Chinese have pieced together a list of the people with whom Mr. Trump regularly speaks in hopes of using them to influence the president, the officials said.
...China’s effort is a 21st-century version of what officials there have been doing for many decades, which is trying to influence American leaders by cultivating an informal network of prominent businesspeople and academics who can be sold on ideas and policy prescriptions and then carry them to the White House. The difference now is that China, through its eavesdropping on Mr. Trump’s calls, has a far clearer idea of who carries the most influence with the president, and what arguments tend to work.
The Chinese and the Russians “would look for any little thing — how easily was he talked out of something, what was the argument that was used,” said John Sipher, a 28-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency who served in Moscow in the 1990s and later ran the agency’s Russia program.
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Marc A. Thiessen, a former speechwriter for President George W. Bush, wrote in a June 2018 op-ed that Hillary Clinton's handling of confidential emails constituted a massive breach of security that should not be underestimated. Thiessen cites information from the inspector general's investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server as well as James Comey's FBI investigation of her, writing: 

The final version of Comey’s statement did note that Clinton “used her personal e-mail extensively while outside the United States, including sending and receiving work-related emails in the territory of sophisticated adversaries.” But we did not know at the time that the original draft included one more sentence: “That use included an email exchange with the President while Secretary Clinton was on the territory of such an adversary.” According to the inspector general, “This reference later was changed to ‘another senior government official,’ and ultimately was omitted.”
When I worked in the George W. Bush White House, and traveled to certain foreign countries with the president, we were required by the Secret Service to remove the batteries from our BlackBerrys, place them in a sealed plastic bag, and leave them on Air Force One for the duration of our visit to prevent foreign adversaries from hacking into the White House email system. But Clinton was so cavalier that she actually used not her government communications device, but her unsecured private email to communicate directly with the president of the United States from the territory of a foreign adversary. By emailing Obama directly from hostile territory, she put both her own email system and the president’s at risk of foreign intrusion.
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As recently as October 10, President Trump was continuing to accuse Hillary Clinton of criminal wrongdoing. At a rally in Erie, Pennsylvania, Trump stirred a crowd up by accusing Clinton of working with Russia. Per NBC News: 

"There was collusion between Hillary, the Democrats and Russia," Trump said, just after his supporters had chanted "lock her up" about Clinton. "There was a lot of collusion with them and Russia and lots of other people."
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In a tweet sent from his iPhone, Trump claimed, without any evidence, that Clinton's emails had been hacked by the Chinese government. 

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FINAL RESULTS
Politics
Who do you trust more with classified information: President Trump or Hillary Clinton?
#ButHillarysEmails
A festive crown for the winner
#ButHisCellphones