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3/31/2015

No One More Surprised Than Hillary Clinton At Her Ability To Handle The Inconvenience Of Using More Than One Device At A Time

Filed under: General — Dana @ 2:33 pm

[guest post by Dana]

Remember when Hillary Clinton claimed that it was for reasons of “convenience” that she exclusively used personal email on a single device while at State and we all laughed?

Yes, well about that:

Hillary Rodham Clinton emailed her staff on an iPad as well as a BlackBerry while secretary of state, despite her explanation she exclusively used a personal email address on a homebrew server so that she could carry a single device, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

While limited, the emails offer one of the first looks into Clinton’s correspondence while secretary of state. The messages came from and were sent to her private email address, hosted on a server at her property in Chappaqua, New York, as opposed to a government-run email account.

They show that Clinton, on at least one occasion, accidentally mingled personal and work matters. In reply to a message sent in September 2011 by adviser Huma Abedin to Clinton’s personal email account, which contained an AP story about a drone strike in Pakistan, Clinton mistakenly replied with questions that appear to be about decorations.

“I like the idea of these,” she wrote to Abedin. “How high are they? What would the bench be made of? And I’d prefer two shelves or attractive boxes/baskets/ conmtainers (sic) on one. What do you think?”

Abedin replied, “Did u mean to send to me?” To which Clinton wrote, “No-sorry! Also, pls let me know if you got a reply from my ipad. I’m not sure replies go thru.”

The other emails between Clinton and her advisers provided by the State Department contained a summary of a 2011 meeting between Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and senior Egyptian officials in Cairo. It was uncensored and did not appear to contain sensitive information. That email was forwarded to Clinton’s private account from Abedin’s government email address.

Clinton’s spokesman acknowledged her use of an Ipad:

“She used her Ipad from time to time, but mostly just to read news clippings“.

(So both President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton learned of major events by reading the news!)

Further, today the House Committee on Benghazi officially summoned Clinton to testify before the committee no later than May 1:

“We continue to believe Secretary Clinton’s email arrangement with herself is highly unusual, if not unprecedented,” Gowdy wrote. “The decision to delete these records during the pendency of a congressional investigation only exacerbates our need to better understand what the Secretary did, when she did it, and why she did it. While she has cited a variety of justifications for this arrangement, many questions and details about the arrangement remain unanswered. These questions relate to:

1. her decision to bypass official government email account;

2. whether she affirmatively turned over any relevant records during the pendency of the
Accountability Review Board investigation or at any time after Congress first began
investigating the Benghazi attack until December 2014;

3. her decision to retain those records upon separation from the Dept. of State;

4. the methodology by which those emails were subsequently searched for evidence of
official records; and

5. her decision to delete certain emails.

–Dana

21 Responses to “No One More Surprised Than Hillary Clinton At Her Ability To Handle The Inconvenience Of Using More Than One Device At A Time”

  1. Hello.

    Dana (86e864)

  2. Not surprising:

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s margins are down in matchups with possible 2016 Republican presidential candidates in three critical swing states, Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, and in no state do voters say she’s honest and trustworthy, but she still runs best overall of any candidate, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released today.

    The closest contests are in Florida, where former Gov. Jeb Bush gets 45 percent to Clinton’s 42 percent, and Pennsylvania, where U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky gets 45 percent to Clinton’s 44 percent. . . . Clinton’s favorability rating is down in each state, but she still does better than Republican contenders, except for Jeb Bush and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio in Florida.

    Dana (86e864)

  3. The RNC (or better yet, the Koch brothers) ought to pay to have Chris Crocker cut a “Leave Hillary! alone” video, although the Internet tells me that he is the star of gay porn videos so maybe it’s best to leave him be.

    JVW (a1146f)

  4. “She used her Ipad from time to time, but mostly just to read news clippings“.

    “She used her Ipad from time to time, but mostly just to read news clippings“.

    No, that’s how she kept up on her cattle future trades.

    Steve57 (b69525)

  5. I’m stunned to learn that a lying crock of Clinton crap once more lied!

    Hoagie (58a3ec)

  6. So she told transparent lies about why she broke the law.

    It’s almost like the dems have picked up somehow that they can fully expect to get away with that.

    scrubone (c3104f)

  7. what is the difference between a summons and a subpoena from a Congressional Committee ?
    are we going to hear her take the 5th? if she does, does she have any chance of winning nomination?
    ie: will even the MSM bail on her at that point?

    seeRpea (181740)

  8. The MSM will be kissing her cellulite covered ass as long as she lives, seeRpea.

    Hoagie (58a3ec)

  9. whether she affirmatively turned over any relevant records during the pendency of the
    Accountability Review Board investigation

    Why the whether? It’s a known fact that she didn’t, unless maybe her lawyers somehow managed to make that unclear.

    Also, her handpicked Accountability Review Board didn’t ask what she knew and what she did about decisions about protecting the outpost in Benghazi, so they didn’t miss her e-mails..

    Sammy Finkelman (033fec)

  10. well oh whitewater
    keep on rollin’ pockmarked butt
    don’t you shine on me

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  11. Politicians: lying liars who lie. But I repeat myself.

    htom (4ca1fa)

  12. Either Greta or Megyn summed it up,
    “Are they counting on just nobody caring”?

    Did you see the interview where all Harry Reid had to say about lying about Romney was, “Well, he lost, didn’t he?”

    What is worse are the dem hacks who defend that perspective.

    MD in Philly (not in Philly at the moment) (deca84)

  13. this might be worse . or maybe it is just funny in a pathetic way.

    seeRpea (c1462d)

  14. 4. the methodology by which those emails were subsequently searched for evidence of
    official records;

    This is one thing they might be able to get answers to.

    It is my feeling the search criteria were reverse-engineered to avoid coming up with certain e-mails she wished to keep secret, and that there would be support for that idea, in the form of search criteria being negotiated and renegotiated with the State Department.

    What would particularly be omitted are the attachments, which were not searched, and any forwarded messages would probably be considered attachments – so if she forwarded anything anywhere, you wouldn’t know unless that message was retrieved because of the recipient, or the Subject: or a few words in the body of the message.

    contents of,

    including

    Sammy Finkelman (033fec)

  15. Will she take the fifth? The tension is palpable…

    mojo (a3d457)

  16. She might plead executive privilege, but she won’t take the Fifth.

    She has already refused to turn over the server to a third party, saying that she has a letter from the State Department, dated March 23, 2015, four days after she got the official request to turn over the server, that she says precludes her from doing that. (it wouldn’t override a subpoena, I think, but might make illegal the voluntary turning over to some third party.

    Sammy Finkelman (033fec)

  17. mojo #14 – if said fifth isn’t nailed down, does *anyone* need to ask that question ?

    Alastor (2e7f9f)

  18. Isn’t the question, “Will she drink the fifth?”

    Virginia SoCon (8eb3c5)

  19. Either Greta or Megyn summed it up,
    “Are they counting on just nobody caring”?

    Did you see the interview where all Harry Reid had to say about lying about Romney was, “Well, he lost, didn’t he?”

    ME, my takeaway is they have broncs completely emboldened by the lack of will by the press or the people to hold them accountable. The Dems, of course, won’t turn on their own and risk losing their own individual power and the media is utterly complicit in supporting both their political persuasion and pointing their finger at the Republicans. Why shouldn’t they do what they since they know they can get away with it. How sad is that.

    Dana (769669)

  20. Oh, good grief. Auto-correct fails. Am traveling and pecking on iPhone, battling motion sickness, dumb auto-correct and crappy typing.

    Dana (769669)

  21. Sammy:

    I left you some instructions in this comment. Please follow them if you want comments to appear. Thanks.

    Patterico (15be32)


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