This really should not be surprising to anyone but Hillary Clinton once again demonstrates that she is an incontrovertible liar and that rules do not apply to her.
But did she lie or is it something worse?
Clinton claimed that she used only one device for her email communications:
Hillary Clinton told the world that the reason she exclusively used her personal email as Secretary of State because she “wanted the simplicity of using one device.”
It was a lie.
Hillary Clinton, who defended her use of a private e-mail server by saying she only wanted to use one device for all her correspondence, actually used at least two devices: her regular mobile phone and an iPad.
That’s according to a report from the Associated Press, which reviewed Clinton’s e-mails released by the State Department. There were only four messages to see. But it was enough for the AP to conclude that Clinton not only used an iPad to send e-mails — she mixed work and personal e-mails on the tablet, too.
“In reply to a message sent in September 2011 by adviser Huma Abedin to Clinton’s personal email account … Clinton mistakenly replied with questions that appear to be about decorations,” the AP writes. Clinton quickly wrote Abedin to apologize for the message, which was meant for somebody else. But then Clinton added: “Also, pls let me know if you got a reply from my ipad. I’m not sure replies go thru.”
She sent Huma Abedin -allegedly in error- an email about decorating:
They show that Clinton, on at least one occasion, accidentally mingled personal and work matters. In reply to a message sent in September 2011 by adviser Huma Abedin to Clinton’s personal email account, which contained an AP story about a drone strike in Pakistan, Clinton mistakenly replied with questions that appear to be about decorations.
“I like the idea of these,” she wrote to Abedin. “How high are they? What would the bench be made of? And I’d prefer two shelves or attractive boxes/baskets/ conmtainers (sic) on one. What do you think?”
Abedin replied, “Did u mean to send to me?” To which Clinton wrote, “No-sorry! Also, pls let me know if you got a reply from my ipad. I’m not sure replies go thru.”
Which proves beyond any doubt that Clinton used her ipad regularly for emailing.
About Hillary’s wrongly directed email Glenn Reynolds remarked:
WELL, TO BE FAIR, SHE HAD HAD THAT HEAD INJURY:
We’ll get back to that. I find the title of the WaPo article both annoying and telling:
“Hillary Clinton also used an iPad for e-mails, undercutting her single-device defense”
This does not simply undercut her defense. It destroys her defense. The author, Brian Fung, not only ducked that fact but then launched into his own defense of Hillary:
Clinton’s fundamental issue — having to juggle multiple phones — is a frustration she shares with many of us.
I asked Deloitte, which publishes the annual Global Mobile Consumer Survey, how many people in the United States carry more than one phone with them. While their research on this question isn’t freely available and doesn’t break it down by country, Deloitte’s response suggested that 1 in 5 people own or have ready access to multiple smartphones at a time. Four percent have access to three smartphones. And one percent uses five or more.
This is patently stupid.
Clinton’s fundamental issue is not having to juggle multiple phones. Her fundamental issue is lying.
Fung tips WaPo’s hat as to how it will cover Clinton from now on.
If she claims to have “forgotten” as I expect, then perhaps the brain damage is as real as I thought it might be. You recall that I covered this numerous times last year.
We are left with two possible explanations for what we’ve learned:
1. Hillary is a devious liar.
2. Hillary’s brain damage may be developing into dementia.