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.