New book says Hillary Clinton went through her campaign staffers’ emails to figure out why she lost the 2008 primaries
Apr. 18, 2017, 1:14 PM
A new book about Hillary Clinton’s failed 2016 presidential bid says Clinton went through her campaign staffers’ emails in 2008 after she lost the Democratic presidential nomination to Barack Obama.
Clinton … blamed her failure in 2008 on her campaign staff and wanted to know “who was talking to who” and “who was leaking to who,” a source familiar with the operation told Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes in their new book, “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign.”
… As part of this effort, they said, Clinton “instructed a trusted aide to access the campaign’s server and download the messages sent and received by top staffers.”
Clinton later met with campaign staffers who “apparently unaware that she had access to their emails, were amazed that a woman who had been traveling the country in pursuit of the presidency had such a detailed grasp of the machinations at the campaign’s command center in the Washington suburbs,” Allen and Parnes wrote.
Two obvious take-aways from this:
Hillary Clinton is an angry, paranoid, tyrant;
In 2008, well before setting up her email server to avoid using the government’s computer system and thereby evading records retention laws, Hillary Clinton knew fully well that the contents of an email system could be downloaded and used.