The fog around Hillary Clinton’s emails from Foggy Bottom is getting thicker.
In a news briefing Tuesday, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters she is “fairly certain” Clinton never signed a form required from other State Deparment employees certifying they have turned over all professional communications to the government.
That didn’t happen with Hillary, whose “home-brew” method of using a private email account with a private server is now famous. And as one Twitter user put it, “it’s good to be the queen.”
“Can you put to rest the questions that you have not been able to answer to this point about former Secretary Clinton, whether she signed this separation form or not?” Psaki was asked by Associated Press’ reporter Matt Lee.
“Well, we have reviewed Secretary Clinton’s official personal file and administrative files and do not have any record of her signing any of the 0F-109,” Psaki said.
Psaki added – defensively – that the State Department has no record of former secretaries of state Colin Powell or Condoleeza Rice signing the form either.
“So, in other words, you’re not sure that she did — or whether you’re still not sure if she did or didn’t?” Lee asked
“I think we’re fairly certain she did not,” Psaki said. “We don’t have record of it.”
Psaki offered no explanation of how Clinton managed to avoid signing the form — or why previous secretaries might have avoided it to0.
The uncertainty didn’t stop the opinions from flying on social media.
. @edhenry One more rule that doesn’t apply to Team Clinton – Indeed it must be Good to be the Queen
— Ray H. Jenkins (@RayHJenkins) March 17, 2015
The law doesn’t apply to the Clintons, natch. https://t.co/Fdek7sYGqi
— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) March 17, 2015
— Lynne Daly (@DalyLynne) March 17, 2015
maybe hillary created her own separation form OF-109 so she wouldn’t have to fill out 2 of them
— Nino (@baldingschemer) March 17, 2015
That’s funny. But this is serious business. On “The Kelly File” Monday night, Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano argued that Clinton’s separation from government service while keeping communications from her time at the State Department would mean she either committed perjury, by filling out the form known as OF-109, or had stolen government property by not signing the form.
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