Courtesy of Buzzfeed:
Donald Trump’s reported use of unsecure cell phones has been cause for serious alarm within the intelligence community, but it’s also raised red flags at another institution in frequent contact with the president: Fox News.
Top hosts at the cable news network, like Sean Hannity and Jeanine Pirro, are known to communicate regularly with Trump (New York magazine reported that the president and Hannity like to chat before bedtime). But as stories have emerged — like one May report from Politico — that Trump finds properly securing his own communications “too inconvenient,” some at Fox have become fearful about their own exposure to hackers when talking with the president, according to people familiar with the matter.
That concern came to a head as Fox News prepared to cover the high-profile US summit with North Korea last week. Some at the network worried that Chinese agents might seek to bug Hannity’s phone while he was in Singapore to sweep up his communications with Trump, so the host used a burner phone, according to a person familiar with the matter.
“It is standard operating procedure for Fox News to employ secure communications whenever our teams are overseas covering major events,” a Fox News spokesperson said in a statement to BuzzFeed News.
The paranoia runs so deep that Fox sources say they are also cautious when talking to Hannity himself — because you’re never sure who may be listening.
I love that last part.
In other words, there is so much concern that Trump has been compromised, that people fear to talk to somebody who talks to him, might put their security at risk as well.
Of course, since the Russians undoubtedly have free access to all of Trump’s communications it is very likely that every damn thing that Hannity has ever whispered into Trump’s ear is stored on audio files at the Kremlin.
Which I am guessing already means he has been compromised, if not recruited by Putin.