Yeah, that ought to hold up in court.
Hillary Clinton’s communications director says there is no complex explanation for why the Democratic presidential candidate used a private email server at the State Department.
“I’ve encountered this a lot in politics where people think that the answers is a lot more complicated than it really is,” Jennifer Palmieri told co-host John Heilemann on Bloomberg Politics’ “All Due Respect.”
“She’s answered this many times and she did have her own email account,” Palmieri said. “Others have done it before and it was just more convenient and she kept it like that.”
They keep repeating this bullshit and may actually believe it by now. Her predecessors did not have their own home servers.
“She didn’t really – that’s the thing, she didn’t really think it through,” she added of Clinton. “She has said, had she – she would have done it differently.”
Didn’t really think it through. Sure, let’s give her the nuclear suitcase.
Clinton has turned the private server over to the Department of Justice. The controversy has dogged her on the campaign trail, where she has seen her poll numbers fall.
Palmieri also refused comment Wednesday over whether Clinton’s personal device had gotten wiped clean before reaching Justice Department investigators last week.
“To be deleted and beyond that I don’t know, and beyond that I don’t understand — this is like, everyone’s an expert on inflating footballs and now everybody’s an expert on wiping servers,” she quipped. “Like, I don’t know how that all works.”
Staggering levels of mindmush:
Clinton’s communications director is hilarious. https://t.co/gpW7VUD9Uo
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) August 19, 2015
Oh, and the server was wiped clean. With a cloth, perhaps.
Hillary Rodham Clinton’s personal lawyer has told a Senate committee that emails and all other data stored on her computer server were erased before the device was turned over to federal authorities.
In a letter sent last week to Sen. Ron Johnson, the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, David Kendall said the server was transferred to the FBI on August 12 by Platte River Networks, a Denver firm hired by Clinton to oversee the device. Federal investigators requested custody of the server to learn whether the data stored on it was secure. The Senate committee made Kendall’s letter public on Tuesday.
In exchanges with reporters earlier this week, Clinton said she was not aware if the data on her server was erased. Forensics experts told The Associated Press this week that many emails and other data can still be extracted from servers even after they are expunged.
Kendall, Clinton’s long-time personal lawyer, also said that both he and another lawyer had been given security clearances by the State Department to handle a thumb drive containing about 3,000 emails that Clinton later turned over to the agency. Kendall said the thumb drive, which has also been since given to authorities, was stored in a safe provided in July by the State Department. Kendall did not say when he was given his clearance from State. The GOP-dominated Senate Judiciary Committee has separately asked Kendall if he had any access to Clinton’s emails before he was given his security clearance.
Prosecute this pig.