The NSA actually turned down Hillary’s request in 2009 for a secure Blackberry because they had security problems. But that didn’t stop Hillary from using one anyway, in conjunction with her vulnerable private email server:
CBN NEWS – Newly released emails reveal Hillary Clinton was made aware of security concerns over her Blackberry when she became secretary of state.
She requested a secure Blackberry from the National Security Agency in 2009, but the NSA denied her request.
Officials argued there were security vulnerabilities with using Blackberry devices for secure communications or in secure areas.
Clinton was sworn in as secretary the prior month, and had become “hooked” on reading and answering emails on a BlackBerry she used during the 2008 presidential race.
“We began examining options for (Secretary Clinton) with respect to secure ‘BlackBerry-like’ communications,” wrote Donald R. Reid, the State Department’s assistant director for security infrastructure. “The current state of the art is not too user friendly, has no infrastructure at State, and is very expensive.”
One month after Clinton’s request was denied, she began using a private email account on her Blackberry phone to exchange messages containing sensitive information.
Here she is in 2014 admitting on video that she was aware of the risks of using a Blackberry, pointing out they had to leave them on the plane when they went to Russia:
Hillary knew exactly what she was doing when she set up this email server in conjunction with her Blackberry. She put classified information at high risk of being hacked and didn’t care because at least the Congress couldn’t get to her emails via FOIA request.