From Republicans to Democrats, from Key West to Nome, tongues are a waggin’ regarding Hillary Clinton’s quasi-news conference held on March 10, 2015, at the United Nations headquarters in New York City. Surely not going over big with many in the Fourth Estate, Fox News reported on March 11, 2015, that the only reporters allowed to be present were actually handpicked by Team Hillary.
On the day of Hillary’s presser, both ABC News and the left-of-center leaning Politico.com news portal both plainly asked if the former New York U.S. Senator’s answers actually leave more questions. As reported, Clinton stated that she “fully complied with every rule I was governed by,” but she failed to address a 2005 State Department’s update in the Foreign Affairs Manual which does clearly state that employees could use private email accounts for official business, but only under the proviso that said employee “turned those emails over to be entered into government computers.”
The same update also gave the official verboten to State Department employees from including “sensitive but unclassified” information on their private email accounts. What has more than a few casting a jaundiced eye towards Hillary was her-take-my-word-for-it moment during the press conference when she claimed she never sent classified information via email.
As ABC News reporter Meghan Keneally noted, Clinton personally managed to pump out 62,320 emails between March 2009 and February 2013 with less than half of those supposedly directly relating to her position as the Secretary of State. After the Q and A session at the U.N., Team Hillary released a statement specifying the exact number of work and personal emails.
According to the released statement, 30,490 emails were handed over to the State Department due to them being work related, while 31,830 were deemed “private, personal records.” According to Keneally’s reckoning, that would mean Hillary Clinton sent 21.5 work emails and 22.46 personal emails each and every day during the almost four year time frame.