Hillary Clinton Couldn't Use Computer, Wanted Separate Network
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She only knew how to read her messages via BlackBerry, according to an official at the time.
Clinton’s chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, told State Department official Lewis Lukens that there could be a “problem,” because Clinton “does not know how to use a computer to do email — only [Blackberry],” he wrote in a 2009 email released on Monday."
It’s unclear whether Clinton was ever trained to use a computer to access emails.
Days after Clinton was sworn in as secretary of State, department official Lewis Lukens offered to give her a computer that would be “connected to the internet (but not through our system) to enable her to check emails from her desk.”
“The stand-alone seperate [sic] network PC is on on [sic] great idea,” Undersecretary for Management Patrick Kennedy responded in a Jan. 24, 2009, email.
“Yes we were hoping for that if possible so she can check her email in her office,” agreed Huma Abedin, a longtime Clinton aide and her deputy chief of staff at the time.
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton called the messages “shocking” and said that it was “scandalous” for the Obama administration not to have previously released them.
“They show the Obama State Department’s plan to set up non-government computers and a computer network for Hillary Clinton to bypass the State Department network,” Fitton said in a statement.
Clinton's people did not want the media or the public to have access to her emails. All this was supposed to stifle transparency. Instead it backfired in the worst way possible.
Daniel Greenfield is Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center and a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. David Horowitz is a Contributing Author of the ARRA News Service
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