Richard Nixon was doomed over an 18-minute gap on his White House recordings. We’re supposed to believe this twit didn’t use emails for work for four months?
For roughly four months during her tenure as secretary of State, Hillary Clinton did not send a single work-related email, according to State Department information revealed as part of an ongoing lawsuit.
A timeline of Clinton’s email “gaps” circulated internally among State Department officials this year shows that Clinton did not send or receive a single email for a month and a half days after being sworn in as the nation’s top diplomat in 2009.
After receiving her first email through her private email address in March of that year, she waited nearly another month before sending anything out, the timeline shows.
Then at the end of her time at the department, Clinton went for another month without sending a single email.
Email is far from the only — or even primary — way that top diplomatic figures like Clinton would communicate with officials around the globe.
But to conservative critics of the Democratic presidential front-runner, the gaps in email usage reek of impropriety, and suggest that Clinton has hid some records from the government.
“The Obama administration and Hillary Clinton have taken their cover-up of the email scandal too far,” Tom Fitton, the president of conservative legal group Judicial Watch, said in a statement. “I suspect that federal courts will want more information, under oath, about the issues raised in these incredible documents.”
Judicial Watch revealed the timeline on Monday as part of documents it received through one of multiple Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits against the Obama administration seeking to obtain Clinton’s emails.
“Judicial Watch’s discovery of the Clinton email ‘gap’ may take a place in history next to the discovery of the Nixon tapes,” Fitton claimed.
So we’re to believe she went months at a time without every receiving or sending an email. Sure, this is credible.
Clinton entered her office at the State Department on Jan. 21, 2009, but received her first email 56 days later. That message came late in the evening of March 18 of that year from aide Miguel Rodriguez — who is now a lawyer for Clinton’s longtime advisor, Huma Abedin.
She did not send an email for another month, until an April 13 message to longtime aide Cheryl Mills.
The final email Clinton sent while in office, on Dec. 30 of 2012, was also directed to Mills. Clinton would not step down until Feb. 1, 2013, more than a month later.
In all, Clinton did not send an email for a total of 114 days bookending her tenure.