Hillary’s latest shower of e-mail shoes
By Post Editorial Board
Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s tarmac tête-à-tête with Bill Clinton got the attention late last week, tainting as it might any Justice Department findings in the Hillary Clinton probes. But don’t forget the bombs that landed just days earlier in the ongoing saga of the ex-secretary-of-state’s e-mail abuses.
Monday brought news of another nearly three dozen e-mails that she failed to fork over. And top Hillary aide Huma Abedin’s Tuesday deposition highlighted further e-mail problems.
The latest batch of e-mails comes courtesy of Abedin’s own e-mails — and a Freedom of Information suit from Judicial Watch. The Clinton camp has yet to explain why Hillary’s “complete” e-mail dump left out these missives — or any of the other “missing” e-mails that have surfaced.
One gem is a March 2009 note from Clinton to Abedin and another State employee: “I have just realized I have no idea how my papers are treated at State. Who managed both my personal and official files? . . . I think we need to get on this asap to be sure we know and design the system we want.”
Design the system we want . . . Yeah, sounds about right: Design the system that best keeps her records off the public record.
And this nugget from November 2010, Abedin to Clinton: “We should talk about putting you on State e-mail or releasing your e-mail address to the department so you are not going to spam.”
According to Abedin, the catalyst for that was a call Hillary had missed with a foreign minister because a key e-mail apparently went straight to a spam folder. “So she wasn’t able to do her job, do what she needed to do,” Abedin said.
Clinton’s reply to Abedin’s get-a-State-account e-mail was to offer to get a “separate address or device but I don’t want any risk of the personal being accessible.”
With every newly released e-mail, Clinton’s message is clear: All her business is personal, even if it’s actually government business.