Couple of things, first I’ll put on my political hat. Keeping a server at the house, with physical control of the box, is a very clear sign that the Clinton’s (obviously both were using the server) are more concerned with their keeping personal secrets rather than national secrets. This should communicate very loudly what they really hold dear…and it ain’t us. No archiving, no long term records of any kind. When she says she wants the State Department to release her emails she means emails that she cc’d others with State addresses….not ALL of the emails on her private server. You think she would send incriminating emails to someone with a government address? Possibly but not likely.
I’m a 20 year Linux admin, the security implications are horrendous. While the house probably had a good physical security system and the Secret Service, I doubt it had the network security required to keep this server safe AND someone to watch it on a daily basis for intrusion detection (at least receiving alert emails), OS updates, log analysis and so on. Did they even require a secure SSL/TLS connection? Were the passwords they used something easy to hack (almost guarantee you they were) because they needed to be easy to remember? I doubt very seriously they were using encryption keys.
I’d bet top dollar that her account was compromised, you have to KNOW that foreign governments did a traceroute and full background on the box, an easy hack I’m sure. When they recognized that Clinton was using a non sanctioned email account it’s like a bright neon light going off… HACK ME. What secrets did she give up to cover her trail?
The DOJ, CIA, NSA and Diplomatic Security should all be screaming bloody murder and demanding a full and unfettered forensic analysis… but I’d bet more good money that none of it will ever happen. If I were Fox or Breitbart I’d be all over those particular alphabet soups for a response.
I can cover more technical aspects of this but data communications are always under attack and the Clinton’s email would have been front and center.