Last night WH Correspondent Media (several) reported Executive Office “in the dark” when the hatchet attack happened in New York City. They reported it seemed “strange”, and White House officials were a little “off guard” about questioning. Something seemed quirky.
Then today the prolific dot connector (meaning this guy sniffs “unusual” tremors before anyone else – and he does so with subtlety) Mark Knoller tweeted:
[Powerline] A faithful reader who asks us to withhold his name informs us that he has reason to believe the computer network within the Executive Office of the President has been down for close to a week, and staff throughout the various components still lack basic access to their files (though many are now able to access e-mail and the Internet). He advises that EOP staff have been told not to say anything about the situation to anyone. He adds that a major security breach is suspected, but no information has been forthcoming, either to those inside the EOP or to the public. (more)
Could be nothing. Probably is nothing. Then again, there’s a chance it’s all connected and the White House communication system has been “compromised”.
Which is to say either: A.) A security breech, or, B.) Some needed Scrubbing because White House email accounts etc. have just been identified as communication sources for illegal activity. [A dose of “Lois Lerner Malware” is in the works?]