Buried by last week’s Brexit furor was fresh news of Hillary Clinton’s efforts to cover up her abuses of power at the State Department. Two distinct Associated Press scoops show her concealing evidence.
One is just a single e-mail that she chose not to hand over in her supposedly complete dump of her work correspondence. It’s far from the first one recovered from other sources, but it’s telling because she opted to delete just the one e-mail in a long exchange with top aide Huma Abedin.
And because it’s a clear acknowledgment that Clinton’s reliance on her homebrew server posed risks.
It was November 2010, and Abedin had urged the secretary to get onto thee-mail system or look at “releasing your email address to the department” because State’s spam filter was blocking messages from .
No, came Clinton’s reply: “Let’s get separate address or device but I don’t want any risk of the personal being accessible” — almost certainly meaning, accessible to Freedom of Information Act requests.
And it directly contradicts her repeated claims that she relied on the private account purely to avoid having to use more than one device.
The other AP story uncovered the fact that Clinton had scrubbed at least 75 meetings with longtime political donors, Clinton Foundation funders, etc., from her official State calendar.
That is, she didn’t want the public or the press to know how much time she was spending on personal business — or, rather, how much of her work at State was blended right in with pursuing the interests of Clinton Inc.
Here’s the laughable spin from Clinton campaign spokesman Nick Merrill: The candidate “has always made an effort to be transparent since entering public life,” including “asking that 55,000 pages of work e-mails from her time of secretary of state be turned over to the public.”
Yes, the 55,000 pages she handed over after being caught, more than two years after she left office. Team Hillary has yet to explain the work e-mail records we now know she instead opted to destroy.
The only thing transparent about Hillary Clinton is her transparent dishonesty.