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Why Did Hillary Clinton Print Out All Those E-Mails?

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Hey, it’s no big deal that Hillary Clinton used a homebrew e-mail server exclusively during her tenure as Secretary of State. Nor is it a big deal that she admitted to wiping the hard drive. Nor that she openly lied about what was in her correspondence. (Turns out it wasn’t just recipes and yoga schedules after all.)

What more do you teabaggers want? She turned over the e-mails she chose to turn over, you scum. Why does it matter what format she used?

Kevin Shaul, Washington Post:

When Hillary Clinton handed over 30,000 e-mails to the State Department, she did so in a very 20th-century way: She had them all printed out.

That decision — combined with the fact the some but not all of the pages were double-sided — meant the State Department had to spend five weeks of time re-digitizing the documents, according to a court filing released by the department Monday…

The State Department recently completed a tedious process to convert the 55,000 pages of e-mail and attachments back into a suitable electronic format…

All which could have been avoided had Clinton transferred the e-mails in a digital format. After all, e-mail is, by definition, electronic.

To put it into terms that even low-information voters might understand: This is sort of like ordering a burrito bowl at Chipotle and then, when they insist you have to give them money for it, paying in pennies.

Let this be a lesson to you, peasants: If you force Queen Hillary to do a single thing she doesn’t want to do, she will passive-aggressively make it as unpleasant for you as possible. Every step of the way, she will drag her cankles. And if you don’t like it, too bad.

Hillary 2016: F*** You!!!