Hillary trainwreck: It was “inconvenient” to carry two devices for two e-mail accounts. Also, I destroyed tons of e-mails.

posted at 4:01 pm on March 10, 2015 by Allahpundit

Believe it or not, America, today’s newfangled gizmos are capable of accessing multiple e-mail accounts from the same device. You don’t need separate iPhones for your Gmail and work mail. And even if you did, even if the State Department’s security tech required a dedicated device for e-mail, what kind of goon would conclude that the “inconvenience” of carrying two devices (or having a lackey carry two devices for you) instead of one trumped protecting national security at the cabinet level? What kind of politician would admit that? Who would dare even attempt a “convenience” argument knowing that the public already knows she took the much more inconvenient step of setting up a private server at home? Her personal e-mail operation was more sophisticated than what 99-point-whatever percent of the public will ever use. Not only is the inconvenience excuse horrible politics, it’s transparently false.

And why is she claiming an aversion to two devices when she admitted to using two devices on camera just a few weeks ago?

Her team had a week to cook up some spin and this diarrhea is what they came up with?

It got worse. She admitted that she deleted e-mails — lots of them, although she insists that they were personal ones and therefore she wasn’t required to turn them over to State. For instance, she said, sometimes she e-mails with Bill. How do we know she’s telling the truth about that? We don’t. You’ll have to trust her. (Incidentally, Bill says he doesn’t use e-mail. Oops!) Will she turn over her server for independent analysis and verification that there’s nothing on there? Nope. “The server will remain private.” You’ll have to trust her. How do we know she was telling the truth today when she said most of her e-mails were to fellow State Department employees, which means they’re already in the archives? And why does that matter given that, even if it’s true, it still means we’re potentially missing every exchange she had with other private accounts, whether operated by other State employees, foreign leaders, etc?

You’ll have to trust her. Even though she’s one of the least trustworthy people in American political life and gave you zero reason today to adjust that opinion. In fact, the first question she took was from a Turkish reporter who asked her, surreally, whether a similar fuss would be made over her e-mails if she was a man. That may have been the only honest moment at the presser: It was so nakedly a planted question, designed to reinforce her opening pander about celebrating women’s rights to the UN — code to progressives watching that they should cut the First! Woman! President! some slack on this — that it didn’t even qualify as subterfuge. It was just Hillary and her sympathizers playing cynical games to distract from the fact of her own corruption.

This whole presser was her own personal expression of the “who gives a sh*t” non-spin that Democrats have been pushing for the past week. There’s no defense to what she did. She did it to evade accountability, at great risk to national security, and everyone understands it. The plan here isn’t to explain it away; there’s no explanation. The plan is to feign accountability by giving a presser, even if it’s a trainwreck, and then wait for the media to get bored in the knowledge that voters, supposedly, will simply say “who gives a sh*t.” She might as well have walked out there today, said that, and then walked off. If Democrats can’t field a primary challenger to her after this disaster, they deserve her.

I’m now moving the 2016 election from “likely Democratic” to “toss-up.” At least Bill is a good liar.

Update: Via the Standard, unbelievable.

Update: Two devices is one too many for her, huh? Judicial Watch claims that not only did she operate multiple devices, she insisted on using Apple products even though State’s IT people told her that their enhanced security is designed for Blackberry only.

On at least half a dozen occasions Clinton’s top aides asked the State Department’s Office of Security Technology to approve the use of an iPad and iPhone, according to JW’s inside source. Each time the request was rejected for security reasons, the source confirms. The only mobile device that meets the agency’s security standards is the BlackBerry, JW’s source said, adding that the Office of Security Technology—Bureau of Diplomatic Security’s Directorate  of Countermeasures must approve all equipment such as cameras, phones and communication devices for all officials.

Evidently set on using the popular Apple devices, Clinton repeatedly challenged the ban and asked management in the Office of Security Technology to allow their use. The executive secretariat responsible for all communications and information technology always rejected the requests, JW’s source affirms. “From day one Hillary was trying to get the iPhone and the iPad approved,” the State Department official told JW. “She kept trying and trying to get us to approve the iPhone and the iPad, but we wouldn’t do it. Technology security experts tested the iPhone and the iPad several times because she constantly wanted them approved, but it never happened.”

They never approved her for iPhone/iPad use, allegedly. Did she end up using those devices anyway?

Update: Here’s video of the full presser. I’d forgotten in my haste to get this up that she went after the Senate GOP over its Iran letter at the beginning, another little dog whistle to lefties to circle the wagons for her on this. She’s being a good soldier for Obama, now they need to be good soldiers for her.

The “convenience” nonsense comes right at the beginning. The State Department does allow private e-mail use for official business, she reminds everyone. But that’s a lie too: They allow occasional use of private e-mail, not exclusive use. Her own policies as SoS confirm that. She’s not even trying here.

Update: Right. Never once in four years. Even though the White House acknowledges that she e-mailed with Obama himself more than once.

Update: Turns out there’s even more to the video I posted above.

In it, she elaborates: “There are reasons when you start out in Washington on a Blackberry you stay on it in many instances. But it’s also — I don’t know, I don’t throw anything away. I’m like two steps short of a hoarder. So I have an iPad, a mini iPad, an iPhone and a Blackberry.”

Four devices. She admitted this two weeks ago. On camera.

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Is anyone surprised at anything going on in the Obama administration?

..I mean the NSA hacked into the Senate’s computers then lied about it and no one was even fired let alone arrested.

We’re in uncharted waters here. America is nothing but a third rate banana republic. With all due respect to banana republics.

bluesdoc70 on March 11, 2015 at 1:54 AM

Hillary trainwreck

‘Nuff said.

Kenosha Kid on March 11, 2015 at 2:15 AM

I’m mid level RPh in a small company. I have two phones. One is mine for personal use and the the other is a work phone for company communications and on call service. Anyone who believes this line of bs is living in a fantasy world. I do not use my personal email for company communication and i do not use my company email for personal communication. Company policy-end of story. This was a pure act to hide and get around THE LAW and continue to keep the clinton slush fund flowing.

jaywemm on March 11, 2015 at 2:49 AM

As I’ve been saying since she left State, it is very likely Hillary won’t run at all, and not at all in the bag she could win either the nomination or the general election. She’s a horrible candidate who was also thought “inevitable” in 2006.

The email problem for her is the law, which does not give any federal employee the power to decide whether their emails should be archived or not. And it is only a temporary distraction from the huge issue of foreign money – a nagging addiction of the Clintons.

Adjoran on March 11, 2015 at 3:27 AM

Lol on that pic of Hillary she looks like her facade is being pushed back as if she is permanently experiencing 5G in a rocket ship.

anotherJoe on March 11, 2015 at 3:40 AM

Unless she sent these emails to herself, all of them are retrievable so her lies can be checked. Even if she has her own server her messages in and out will have traveled through a number of gateways. And government servers would have records of messages to and from “clintonemail”.

She is simply trusting in the buffoonery of the media and betting that her enemies “won’t go there”.

virgo on March 11, 2015 at 4:47 AM

PS: Hillary Train Wreck

justltl on March 11, 2015 at 6:30 AM

Just a small point about Government BlackBerry Phones vs Other Phones.
The Government BlackBerry’s are voice encrypted. That means the voice communications are scrambled for security. So any talking she did was in the open and unsecured. Add that one to the list of security breaches.

jpcpt03 on March 11, 2015 at 6:31 AM

It’s obvious that old thunder thighs has no idea what she is talking about. Just lie to beat hell Hillary, it doesn’t matter that it makes absolutely no sense.

rplat on March 11, 2015 at 7:07 AM

Example of a clintonemail.com exchange:


About that Benghazi thing that happened last night while we were sleeping, let’s blame it on a YouTube video!

Oh, and Iran wants to know when you’re going to help them get the bomb?

Do you think Chelsea should wear a Vera Wang or a Marchesa for her upcoming wedding?


P.S. Oops, my bad! Personal e mail included….DELETE!

moo on March 11, 2015 at 7:35 AM

Hey Hillary you got love those Obama folks that spilled the beans, don’t ya? wink wink

woodhull on March 11, 2015 at 8:11 AM

No kidding. Now, would as many as possible quit talking to the jerk? He is only here for one reason: to help himself think his sh.. doesn’t stink.

rlwo2008 on March 10, 2015 at 8:53 PM

I cetainly would agree that trying to reason with the insane Brainloc is a waste of time.

Normally, I completely ignore him, but the pathetic “concern” he was showing for us was too rich for me to pass up – if I didn’t know better, I’d have thought he was doing parody posting. :)

Anti-ControI on March 11, 2015 at 8:21 AM

I saw this cute little phone purse on Shark Tank last night- surely Hillary could’ve used that to keep track of her phones. Use a pink one with rhinestones for personal and a black one for business, natch.

2L8 on March 11, 2015 at 9:20 AM

The State Department does allow private e-mail use for official business, she reminds everyone. But that’s a lie too: They allow occasional use of private e-mail, not exclusive use. Her own policies as SoS confirm that. She’s not even trying here.

I’m sure this has been said multiple times in 9 pages, but….

Of course she’s not trying here. She doesn’t have to. She knows for a fact that nothing, absolutely nothing, will ever come of this. The press will keep covering for her, to the point of calling anyone who wants her head over this anti-woman, and it’ll work again. Frankly, I’m surprised the trolls are even bothering to defend her here. They know as well as all of us that she will face zero consequences for her blatantly illegal actions, in this case and all the uncountable others.

runawayyyy on March 11, 2015 at 9:28 AM

I don’t think she’s the only one with a secret phone and private email in DC. Nobody in that town thinks they have to play by the rules the rest of us slobs. I noticed that the taller in the weeds her lies grew, her eyes were cast downward and her voice slowed as she searched for the less incriminating words. If she deleted all the personal emails, what’s the problem with having the FBI search the server? Also there was a guy on Greta last night that traced the IP address to a NYC govt building. Wish someone would follow up on that news.

Kissmygrits on March 11, 2015 at 9:39 AM

Anti-ControI on March 11, 2015 at 8:21 AM


rlwo2008 on March 11, 2015 at 9:59 AM


rlwo2008 on March 11, 2015 at 9:59 AM


I’ll add that I do honestly believe Brainloc is insane, and a bad person as well…he has made it clear he has same basic morality (nihilistic) as Bill Ayers, and he’s too stupid & unobservant to understand why the average person here, who isn’t so depraved, is rightfully repulsed by him.

I’d feel sorry for his pitiful self if he weren’t such a degenerate…

Anti-ControI on March 11, 2015 at 10:38 AM

Watching Hillary talk about “email and classified material” is like watching Dianne Feinstein talk about “assault weapons.”

Each time they open their mouths they exude toxic levels of ignorance and arrogance (igrogance?) that show they have such a emotional aversion to the subject they simply can’t bothered to study the subject they want us to think they know as authorities.

We need more press conferences with them both. No pre-selected questions please.

Limpet6 on March 11, 2015 at 10:46 AM

What Hillary is doing is based on what she has witnessed over the past 6 years: That Americans like being lied to, and the more outlandish the lie the better. We deserve her like we deserved Obama.

Pest on March 11, 2015 at 12:10 PM

They know as well as all of us that she will face zero consequences for her blatantly illegal actions, in this case and all the uncountable others.

runawayyyy on March 11, 2015 at 9:28 AM

It will come up in debates if she ever gets there…she is incompetent to even handle two phones, how can we give her nuclear codes?

It is imperative that a president is open to the public, how can we trust her when she has not intention…

Time after time they will hammer her on this, incompetent, and secretive…

right2bright on March 11, 2015 at 12:19 PM


Saying a prosecutor can’t make a charge stick is very different than saying the accused is not guilty.

Tlaloc on March 10, 2015 at 7:15 PM

So you believe her to be most likely guilty, but that because she has beaten everything else she will beat this, is that correct?

Neitherleftorright on March 10, 2015 at 7:25 PM

I never did see your answer to the above or the answer to the below:

Say…what were your thoughts about the 2012 election? And…please don’t make me pull up your previous posts and embarrass you as I did to poor humpbot.

Tlaloc on March 10, 2015 at 7:27 PM

I dare you to find one thing I posted anywhere on Hot Air with regard to the 2012 election. Please try to embarrass me.

Neitherleftorright on March 10, 2015 at 7:32 PM

Neitherleftorright on March 11, 2015 at 12:51 PM

now that she is a beached whale, they can change “thinkin’ about tomorrow” to
Stinkin’ about Tomorrow

Senator Philip Bluster on March 11, 2015 at 1:17 PM

Schadenfreude on March 11, 2015 at 1:41 PM

Leftist thugs, who’re never liberal

Granted your delusional state makes you less than fearsome adversaries but you still have votes and money, you still influence the politics of our country. It’d be really nice if you weren’t completely insane.
Tlaloc on March 10, 2015 at 6:14 PM

Moron wants your money, and that you not vote.

Schadenfreude on March 11, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Sadly for poor Hillary, not one person in the world could be found who would say that, “for those who don’t like technology inconveniences, I would recommend setting up an in-house email server.”

G. Charles on March 11, 2015 at 2:36 PM

The entire “separate device” for the sake of “convenience” claim she made yesterday, was a red herring. The entire remainder of that “4 point” claim of hers was entirely dependent on the validity of that first point.

While she was the Sec’y of State, Hillary says she maintained only ONE email account, which was the private one she had set up on a private server in her home, and from which she sent ALL of her emails — i.e., those addressing official State Department business, and those which were entirely private emails.

She said she did that as a matter of convenience.

The excuse she gave yesterday for having done that was that she didn’t want to use an official State Department account for her official business, and a private email account for private emails, because — so she asserted — THAT WOULD HAVE REQUIRED HER TO CARRY TWO DEVICES.

That is completely untrue! There is no reason she would have had to use two devices. She could have used ONE DEVICE for both email accounts — one account for official State Department business, and a private account for her private business. She could have easily switched access to the two accounts, depending on whether she was conducting official business, or emailing about something private.

Yet her entire “4 point” defense, which she outlined at the beginning of her press conference yesterday, was based on that completely false premise of avoiding the “need” for carrying around two devices.

Face it — Hillary Clinton is a liar. Her press availability yesterday was entirely based on that specific lie.

Trochilus on March 11, 2015 at 6:12 PM

I am delete I only obey Democrats in trouble.

Bow to my power!

APACHEWHOKNOWS on March 11, 2015 at 9:49 PM

Wow. This is so shameless and full of so many lies that I can’t believe that her nose was not growing during the event.

If I were a woman, I would be even more furious at her. She literally hid behind the “I am just a woman and if I was a man, you wouldn’t question me” defense. She is literally using her gender in order to try to deflect responsibility for her massive illegal actions. Wow. Unbelievable.

Theophile on March 12, 2015 at 2:30 AM

As everyone can see Hillary will need to get a full pardon for the computer fraud. Will that be issued by Barack Obama or by the new President in 2017 ?

Bugdust172 on March 26, 2015 at 9:28 AM