Hillary Clinton Bombs in Email-Gate Presser … ‘Opted for Convenience’ … Will Not Allow Independent Commission to Examine All of the Emails or Server
IT ALL DEPENDS ON WHAT PRIVATE DELETED EMAIL IS …
Hillary Clinton underwhelms during presser on Email-gate. Her prepared
statements spin was one thing. Her Q & A was a disaster. If she thought she was going to put out the fire created by this controversy, she might want to think again. During her press conference she admitted to deleting person emails. Really, who is to say they were person, Hillary? Why should we be surprised? This is what it was like during the 8 years of the Bill Clinton presidency, one set of rules for us and a second set for the Clinton’s. So Hillary not only uses a private email account, by a private server as well. All this while she told members of the State Department to use government email. Same old Clinton games.
“When I got to work as secretary of State, I opted for convenience to use my personal email account, which was allowed by the State Department, because I thought it would be easier to carry just one device for my work and for my personal emails instead of two,” she said, referring to the use of one mobile phone to check her email. “Looking back, it would have been better if I’d simply used a second email account and carried a second phone, but at the time, this didn’t seem like an issue.”
Clinton spoke at a highly anticipated Tuesday press conference that clocked in at just under 21 minutes, after keynoting a Women’s Empowerment Principles event at the United Nations in New York. The room she spoke in resembled a mosh pit, with dozens of reporters, along with 20-some cameras, packed inside. The former secretary of State appeared undaunted by the barrage of questions throughout the press conference. She opened with comments about the Clinton Foundation’s work to advance women’s rights, a nod to her preceding speech and a thinly veiled suggestion to the press to focus on something other than her emails.
After reviewing which emails to send to State, Clinton said she deleted personal correspondence, which her office says totaled 31,830 messages—more than half of the total emails she sent or received during her time as secretary of State. “I chose not to keep my private, personal emails—emails about planning Chelsea’s wedding or my mother’s funeral arrangements, condolence notes to friends, as well as yoga routines, family vacations—the other things you typically find in inboxes. No one wants their personal emails made public, and I think most people understand that and respect that privacy.”
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Yet in an act of defiance certain to stoke a new round of questioning, Clinton said she had no intention of turning over any of the approximately 30,000 emails she deemed “personal” for the sake of her family’s “privacy” — exchanges she said included planning for her daughter Chelsea’s wedding and her mother’s funeral, correspondence with her husband and her yoga schedule.
“Going through the emails, there were over 60,000 in total, sent and received. About half were work-related and went to the State Department, and about half were personal,” said Clinton. “I had no reason to save them, but that was my decision.
“For any government employee, it is that government employee’s responsibility to determine what is personal and what is work-related.”
When a reporter asked Clinton if she planned to allow an independent commission to examine all of the emails on her personal server, she responded with a flat — no way.
“The server contains personal communications from my husband and me,” Clinton said of the system, which was originally set up to handle Bill Clinton’s post-presidential correspondence. “And the server will remain private.”