It’s like wading through the landfill after the garbage truck has disgorged its contents—reading through another 7,000 pages of Hillary Clinton’s private emails.
The emails were dumped into the public domain Monday and quickly reviewed by The Daily Mail.
They include such varied topics as gefilte fish, when to watch “The Good Wife” and “Parks and Recreation,” skim milk (for her tea), and a request to learn to use her new “hPad” (iPad). The new material adds 125 messages to the previous 64 that the government considers to be classified, which now totals 189.
Clinton’s own aides and staffers at the State Department had continued problems receiving emails from her “[email protected]” account, which then-Deputy Chief of Staff Jake Sullivan noted in an email. “As usual, your emails aren’t showing up in my State account. Still working on that problem.”
“Well its clearly a state vs outside email issue,” wrote aide Huma Abedin, who also had an account on Clinton’s own server.
“State has been trying to figure it out. So lj is getting all your emazils [sic] cause she’s on her personal account too.”
One of the high points in the document dump is an email sent in November 2010 to Sen. Barbara Mikulski, a Democrat from Maryland, praising then-Gov. Martin O’Malley. “How’s your friend Martin, doing?” she wrote. “I know he has a rematch when he should be reelected by acclamation for steering the ship of state so well.”
That was an awkward comment, considering that O’Malley is now running against a battered Clinton for the Democratic Party nomination.
Hillary’s “hPad” was also a hot topic—she asked communications adviser Philippe Reines to teach her how to use the tablet computer, then followed up with a question on how to charge it and update a news reading app.
When Reines responded asking if Hillary had a wireless Internet connection, Clinton wrote, “I don’t know if I have wi-fi. How do I find out?” The former secretary clearly didn’t have much of a grasp on technology.
And “Gefilte fish”—a Jewish dish typically served around Passover—was the subject of a one-line mystery email, which read “Where are we on this?” Before conspiracy theories develop on the answer, The Mail solved the puzzle, referring to a trade dispute which held up nine shipping containers of the product en route from Illinois to Israel.
Finally, in matters of apparently great importance, Clinton emailed a junior aide asking for skim milk “to have for my tea,” and “can you give me times for two TV shows: Parks and Recreation and The Good Wife?”
Where Clinton may be heading, she might have plenty of time to enjoy those shows.
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