August 17, 2015

Clinton Falsely Claims She Should Be Thanked For Emails Being Made Public

In an interview airing today on Iowa Public Radio, Hillary Clinton claimed that she was responsible for her email being made public, saying, “Because if I had not asked for my emails all to be made public, none of this would have been in the public arena.”

Iowa Public Radio’s Clay Masters: “Is there another shoe to drop with the email fiasco?”

Clinton: “No, no, look, I understand why people are confused about this, it’s a very confusing issue. I think there are just a couple things that people need to know, which is, you know, I did what other Secretaries of State have done. I was permitted to and used a personal email and, obviously in retrospect, given all the concerns that have been raised, it would have been probably smarter not to. But I never sent nor received any classified email, nothing marked ‘Classified.’ And I think this will all sort itself out. And in a way, it’s kind of a interesting insight into how the government operates. Because if I had not asked for my emails all to be made public, none of this would have been in the public arena. But I want people to know what we did, I’m proud of the four years I was Secretary of State. So I know this is all just going to work itself out as we go forward.”

However, this is simply not true. Clinton returned her emails back to the State Department only after the Department requested she do so in response to a congressional investigation. Her use of private email became public in March 2015, thanks to The New York Times.

But it is no surprise that Clinton fails to remember how her email use became public, when she is more focused on making jokes about an FBI investigation into her server.