Hillary Clinton’s Emails
The State Department has released the latest batch of Hillary Clinton’s emails while she was secretary of state â€“ a total of more than 7,000 pages covering from 2009 to 2010.
Here are the top takeaways:
1. Chelsea Clinton is a major player in Hillary’s political world.
The New York Times flagged that the daughter warned her mother of major “incompetence” engulfing the hurricane relief effort in Haiti.
Reporting back on a four-day trip to Haiti, [Chelsea] Clinton added, â€œIf we do not quickly change the organization, management, accountability and delivery paradigm on the ground, we could quite conceivably confront tens of thousands of childrenâ€™s deaths by diarrhea, dysentery, typhoid and other water-related diseases in the near future.â€
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2. Sidney Blumenthal has Hillary’s ear, dispensing free-flowing advice on domestic and international politics.
The longtime adviser is a regular messenger to Clinton on everything under the sun. He dubbed House Speaker John Boehner a “lazy alcoholic.” He told her White House adviser David Axelrod “should not be a foreign policy spokesman on any issue or area,” adding that he “has enough to do fixing the domestic messes he’s made.” Clinton’s interest piqued when Blumenthal told her Gen. David Petraeus was talking to a foreign policy blogger about running for president in 2012.
“Will he write about Petraeus?” Clinton wrote back five minutes later.
3. The State Department’s IT desk didn’t know about Clinton’s private email account.
On a Saturday evening in late February 2010, Clinton adviser Huma Abedin emailed her boss that the help desk was flummoxed about why emails were bouncing back. “She called the email help desk at state. (i guess assuming you had state email) and told them that. They had no idea it was YOU, just some random address so they emailed,” Huma wrote.