Hillary Clinton has found herself going viral, but not exactly in a good way. She dropped a blithering 3-word response to the IG Report on her Twitter account that reminds readers what she was exposed for. Her response was “but my emails” and she received hundreds of thousands of replies, retweets, and ‘likes’ combined. However, the replies she received included a lot of negativity from people who were not supportive of her. Some replies instructed her to “go away” or reminded her that Trump won the election in 2016.
Clinton may have thought the reply was clever, but many might dig deeper and analyze this to be associated with her in the sense of admitting her own guilt. It might appear that she’s also trying to brush her situation with missing or classified emails under the rug by snarking about the IG Report. What she said might have backfired and some of the replies from the public surely suggest that.
Fox broke the story stating:
“Clinton’s response was also seen as a poke at James Comey, the former FBI Director, who seems to be wrapped in his own controversy.
Hillary Clinton took a jab at former FBI Director James Comey on Thursday after it was revealed in a watchdog report on the bureau’s handling of her email investigation that the fired bureau chief himself used an unsecured account to “conduct unclassified FBI business.”
“But my emails,” Clinton wrote on Twitter in response to the report released by the Justice Department, which disclosed that Comey told investigators he used his personal Gmail (Google Mail) accounts for some of his work at the FBI.
Inspector General Michael Horowitz wrote he found the former director’s use of personal email to be “inconsistent with Department policy,” citing what he called “the absence of exigent circumstances and the frequency with which the use of personal email occurred.”
Clinton was often scrutinized during the 2016 presidential campaign trail for using a private email server when she served as secretary of state during the Obama administration.
After a lengthy investigation, Comey controversially announced in July 2016 that the agency would not recommend charges, but said that Clinton was “extremely careless” in the “handling of very sensitive, highly classified information.”
He then announced he would revisit the probe just days before the election after the discovery of new emails, a move that the Clinton camp has partially blamed for her loss to President Trump.
The probe was closed again just days before Trump’s election victory.”
The IG report dives into the connections with Obama and Hillary a bit, but readers can get the full scope by taking their time to read and comprehend the document on their own.
“However, former President Obama again made public comments about the Midyear investigation in an interview with FOX News Sunday on April 10, 2016. Obama stated that while former Secretary Clinton had been “careless” in managing her emails while she was Secretary of State, she would never intentionally do anything to endanger the security of the United States with her emails. He also stated that he would not interfere in the FBI’s investigation into her private email server. Obama stated, “I guarantee that there is no political influence in any investigation conducted by the Justice Department, or the F.B.I. — not just in this case, but in any case.”
It later continues:
“FBI witnesses told us that both FBI agents and analysts were involved in determining what devices and other evidence to obtain. Based on our review of the evidence, the FBI obtained more than 30 devices; received consent to search Clinton-related communications on most of these devices; and identified numerous work-related emails that were not part of the 30,490 emails produced by Clinton’s attorneys to the State Department, many of which they sent to other agencies for classification review. The thirty devices included two of Clinton’s servers, each of which consisted of multiple devices; storage devices used alongside Clinton’s servers; numerous devices that were used to back up Clinton’s emails during her tenure; some of Clinton’s handheld devices; Pagliano’s State Department desktop computer; several flash drives and laptop computers that contained copies of the 30,490 emails that Clinton’s attorneys produced to the State Department; and the two laptops used by Clinton’s attorneys to cull her emails for production to the State Department. Once the FBI received consent to review a device, staff from the FBI’s Operational Technology Division (OTD) generally imaged the device and prepared the image for a filter team to remove material that was privileged or otherwise not subject to search pursuant to the terms of a consent agreement. OTD then uploaded the emails and other data from the device for FBI analysts to review. OTD also attempted to de-duplicate emails. The analysts reviewed the emails recovered from each device for the same purposes as they reviewed the initial 30,490 to identify both suspected classified information and evidence of intent to mishandle classified information.”
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