Hillary Caught in Another LIE: NO ONE Read Emails Before She DELETED Them
During the ridiculous press conference which some have characterized as being a big “Eff you” to journalists, Hillary claimed that the 31,000 emails she deleted were personal and had nothing to do with official State Department business. Now we know that was a lie because of this admission of the process used to sift through those emails.
For more than a year after she left office in 2013, she did not transfer work-related email from her private account to the State Department. She commissioned a review of the 62,320 messages in her account only after the department–spurred by the congressional investigation–asked her to do so. And this review did not involve opening and reading each email; instead, Clinton’s lawyers created a list of names and keywords related to her work and searched for those. Slightly more than half the total cache–31,830 emails–did not contain any of the search terms, according to Clinton’s staff, so they were deemed to be “private, personal records.”
There is absolutely no way we can know if she deleted work emails by this process. It’s completely haphazard and improper for her to destroy documentation by use of this method, and I doubt Republicans are going to let her get away with it.