Top 8 Finds in Latest Clinton Email Release

She was excited by 'hPad,' amused by bank robber
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 1, 2015 4:00 AM CDT
Updated Sep 1, 2015 6:50 AM CDT
Top 8 Finds in Latest Clinton Email Release
Hillary Clinton speaks in Cleveland last week.   (AP Photo/David Richard)

Gefilte fish and a "louche alcoholic" in the House: In its latest Hillary Clinton email dump, the State Department released 4,368 documents adding up to more than 7,000 pages last night, and while they may not provide much ammunition for her 2016 rivals, there are plenty of insights into her time at the department. Around 150 emails were censored in preparation for the release. Some highlights, per the New York Times, Politico, and the Los Angeles Times:

  • The "hPad." In a June 2010 email with the subject line "hPad," Clinton tells communications aide Philippe Reines she's excited that her new iPad has arrived and asks if he can teach her to use it on their flight to Kiev.
  • Bank robber. After being told somebody in a Hillary Clinton mask had robbed a bank, she wondered: "Should I be flattered? Even a little bit?" and added, "As for my alibi, well, let's just say it depends on the snow and the secret service."

  • Lazy alcoholic. In an Election Day 2010 exchange with Sidney Blumenthal, the longtime adviser had some harsh words to say about John Boehner. "Boehner is despised by the younger, more conservative members of the House Republican Conference. They are repelled by his personal behavior," Blumenthal wrote. "He is louche, alcoholic, lazy, and without any commitment to any principle."
  • Chelsea Clinton. "The incompetence is mind numbing," Clinton's daughter wrote from Haiti after the 2010 earthquake, warning that tens of thousands of children could die if the organization of relief efforts wasn't improved. She describes herself as an "invisible soldier" for her parents, the New York Times notes.
  • Gefilte fish. "Where are we on this?" Clinton asked aides in February 2010 in an email with that title, apparently referring to containers of carp held up in Illinois because of a customs dispute with Israel.
  • Ogrish males. "I for one loved that you finally called out the ogrish males on your staff who roll their eyes at womens issues and events," Reines wrote to Clinton in May 2010, giving the name of one eye-roller, whose name is redacted.
  • Email confusion. Top aide Huma Abedin wrote to Clinton in early 2010, telling her somebody had been having trouble emailing one of her addresses and when she contacted a department help desk, "They had no idea it was YOU."
  • TV choices. In early 2010, Clinton asked an aide to find out the times of Parks and Recreation and The Good Wife.
(More Hillary Clinton stories.)

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