Information is valuable – depending on the timing of its release.
Take the claim that Liz Truss had such poor security, as Foreign Secretary, that her phone was hacked around April and hundreds of confidential documents were copied from it – including information about the war in Ukraine and political conversations with Kwasi Kwarteng.
It is being said that the facts were known over the summer but were prevented from becoming public knowledge by Boris Johnson and Cabinet Secretary Simon Case. Why?
Was it to protect Truss while she was making her bid to become prime minister?
That would be corruption of a very high order and all those involved should be punished – if the corrupt UK legal system defines a crime that covers it.
Some details are on the BBC website here – and this is how I found out: I discovered them on Twitter (I was at a family function and not at my desk):
Russians hacked Truss's phone when she was Foreign Secretary.
Thousands of messages.
And.. very telling..
She was protected by Johnson who kept this massive security breach secret.
Add this to the Braverman security leaks and what have we got?
A nest of spies?
— A Very British Coup #Rejoin 🇺🇦 (@VBritishCoup) October 29, 2022
Security sources have told the Mail On Sunday a year’s worth of private messages were downloaded. They included top Secret conversations with foreign governments about the war in Ukraine, and politically sensitive messages she exchanged with former Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng.
— (((Dan Hodges))) (@DPJHodges) October 29, 2022
Russian-backed hackers suspected of hacking Liz Truss’s phone, accessing at least a year’s worth of messages. Sources say the phone was so heavily compromised it had to be placed in a “locked safe inside a secure government location” pic.twitter.com/DkzlI5WS8D
— Ian Fraser (@Ian_Fraser) October 29, 2022
Did @trussliz take her mobile phone to Moscow in defiance of foreign office advice?
— Chris Bryant (@RhonddaBryant) October 30, 2022
How do the Russians know that the UK blew up the North Stream pipelines in partnership with the US?
iCloud admin access rocks!
— Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) October 30, 2022
But let’s get back to timing. Why are we learning about this now? Could it be because Home Secretary Suella Braverman is in trouble, after being reappointed to her job despite revelations of multiple security breaches from her own phone?
Some certainly think so…
The theory a story about the former Prime Minister's phone being hacked by a hostile foreign power was leaked to divert attention from a scandal about security breaches inside government is an interesting one…
— (((Dan Hodges))) (@DPJHodges) October 30, 2022
But these are two very similar stories. Why not combine them and reach the obvious conclusion?
And what do you think that conclusion is?
It’s that Conservative ministers leak like sieves and shouldn’t be anywhere near confidential information. Right?
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