The Five Must-Read Emails Of The Latest Clinton Email Dump
Today the State Department released the penultimate batch of emails gleaned from Hillary Clinton’s illicit, private email server. The release featured another 88 emails that the government has determined contained classified information. Those 88 emails bring the total number of Clinton’s email that contain classified information to at least 1,818.
While the State Department’s release of Clinton’s emails is winding down, the amount of damaging information found in Clinton’s emails certainly isn’t. The latest tranche of Clinton emails spotlight many of questionable aspects of her State Department tenure.
The biggest bombshell of the batch is an email from Neera Tanden that exposes Clinton’s faulty approach to email security. Others, such as one from Wendy Sherman, highlight the failed policies Clinton pursued at the State Department. There is also a damaging exchange about trade that reminds people of the many flip-flops Clinton has made this campaign.
See below for the five best new emails from this latest batch:
- Neera Tanden, a frequent emailer with Clinton, had her account hacked by a Filipino counterfeit pharmaceutical company. This email underscores how unsecure a private server like the one Clinton used can be. This is especially true in light of the fact that we have already know Clinton was the target of similar hacking.
2. Wendy Sherman thanked Clinton for making her confirmation as Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs happen. As Sherman was one of the key negotiators of the Iran nuclear deal, this is another example of Clinton’s responsibility for the awful deal the Obama administration struck with Iran. This email is also a good reminder of Ed Henry’s recent story that Wendy Sherman once bragged about Clinton sending “sensitive information on unclassified systems.”
3. Back when Clinton actually supported trade, Jake Sullivan forward Clinton positive talking points on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, including the fact that it was the State Department’s “strong determination to complete the agreement.” In fact just months after Sullivan sent Clinton these talking points, Clinton claimed that completing the trade deal would be “one of our great projects in this century.”
4. Clinton’s flawed approached to technological security is highlighted in the email below. In it she tells Sullivan that she is “fighting w the security technology.” Sullivan then proceeded to mock Clinton’s lack of technological prowess by putting technology in scare quotes.
5. Clinton also received an email from then-Senator John Kerry. This email’s release coming in the same week that Secretary Kerry claimed that he had “no knowledge” that Clinton had a private email, makes that claim look ridiculous.