State releases 7000 Hillary Clinton e-mails – Politico
The State Department released more than 7,000 pages of Hillary Clinton’s emails online Monday night, deeming 125 more of Clinton’s email messages to be classified, a move certain to fuel the roiling controversy over her use of a private email server instead of an official government account when she served as secretary of state.
Much like the other document dumps in recent months, the emails reveal the day-to-day of Clinton’s time at Foggy Bottom as well as the people with whom she consulted on matters of policy. They also showed confusion that was created by her unusual email set-up.
In late February 2010, a help desk analyst with the State Department emailed an account with a simple question, seemingly unaware that the owner of the private account was none other than the secretary herself.
“I work as a Help Desk Analyst and it has come to my attention that one of our customers has been receiving permanent fatal errors from this address, can you please confirm if you receive this message,” wrote Christopher Butzgy in a message that Clinton forwarded to top aide Huma Abedin inquiring about its contents.
“What happened is judith sent.you an email. It bounced back. She called the email help desk at state (I guess assuming u had state email) and told them that. They had no idea it was YOU, just some random address so they emailed. Sorry about that. But regardless, means ur email must be back! R u getting other messages?” Abedin emailed Clinton.
In another email from late January 2010, Clinton implored the recipients (adviser Cheryl Mills and USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah) not to forward her last email. It is unclear exactly what Clinton is referring to in this letter, as part of it is redacted.
Close Clinton confidante Sid Blumenthal features prominently in the latest release as well, sending along bits of information on Israel, the 2010 elections in both the United Kingdom and the United States, and a memo on the existence of the “vast right wing conspiracy,” as well as another assessing the burgeoning tea party movement.
The emails feature some lighter moments as well.
In a June 2010 email, top adviser Philippe Reines informed Clinton that her iPad, or “hPad” had arrived. “That is exciting news–do you think you can teach me to use it on the flight to Kyev next week?” Clinton responded.
In a March 2010 email to top State advisers, Clinton’s …Read More