In Andrea Mitchell’s interview with Hillary Clinton, this exchange took place:
AM: You have said that Colin Powell did the same thing. He actually had a personal e-mail and a State .gov official e-mail system.
So he didn’t just rely on a personal system. I don’t think there’s any precedent for someone just relying on a personal e-mail system at your level of government.
HRC: Well, I can’t speak for him. That has certainly been portrayed differently, depending on how it’s considered, but this was fully above board, people knew I was using a personal e-mail. I did it for convenience.
She said she used her personal server for “convenience.” Then she goes on to stab herself in the back.
I sent e-mails that I thought were work-related to people’s .gov accounts. The vast majority were captured by the system, and now we’ve made sure that everything that could be considered work related is in the system of the State Department.
AM: Did anyone in your inner circle say, “This is not a good idea. Let’s not do this”
HRC: You know, I was not thinking a lot when I got in. There was so much work to be done. We had so many problems around the world.
I didn’t really stop and think, “What kind of e-mail system will there be?”
AM: Does it raise judgment questions?
HRC: I don’t think so. I think that the facts are pretty clear that we had a lot of work, a lot of hard choices to make in those four years.
If you want to see her say this on video, it’s here at about 1:25.
She wasn’t thinking a lot when she came in. There was so much going on.
So it was more “convenient” – with so much work to do and so much going on around the world- to take time away from the job, to take a government employee away from his job, pay him $5000 on the side to set up a system to circumvent government rules than it was to simply let the IT people at State set up her email account?
Bull and Sh*t.
Top Clinton spokesperson Jennifer Palmieri agrees that Hillary doesn’t think things through:
This alone is a great joke. Hillary is unable to think when there’s a lot going on.
Her email excuse is such patent lie that it only further underscores Hillary Clinton’s mendacity and emphasizes why the American public believes her to be entirely untrustworthy. It’s just more evidence that the Clinton’s think the rules don’t apply to them.