Former Vice President Dick Cheney has not been shy about sharing opinions about his successors since leaving office, and he is not holding back on trying to meddle in the Democratic nominating contest.
In a preview of an interview with CNN that was shown on Monday, Mr. Cheney suggested that Hillary Rodham Clinton should have known better than to use a private email account and server as secretary of state. The situation, he warned, could be disqualifying.
“I think it was sloppy and unprofessional, that it reflects a lack of understanding about how easy it is for adversaries to tap into communications,” Mr. Cheney said. “She’s an intelligent woman. She spent a lot of time in the White House. You should not operate in the way she did.”
Mr. Cheney said it was likely that Chinese or Russian hackers had access to Mrs. Clinton’s work emails and that her actions were not in keeping with how classified information should be handled.