Obama official Wendy Sherman boasted in 2013 about Hillary Clinton conducting secure discussions on unsecured Blackberries.
Former state Department official Wendy Sherman, who served in the Obama and Clinton administrations, was caught on video saying, “Now we have blackberries and it has changed the way diplomacy is done. Things appear on your blackberry that would never be on an unclassified system. You’re out traveling. Trying to negotiate something.”
Sherman cited the example of Clinton’s September 2011 visit to the United Nations general assembly, where the then secretary of state, met with lady Ashton of the European union, and they conducted delicate mideast peace negotiations.
They sat there as they were having their meeting with their blackberries transferring language back and forth, to multitask in a quite a new fashion. To have the meeting at the same time working on the court’s statement.
Fox News’ Ed Henry checked some of the State Department’s previous e-mail dumps and in September 2011, Jake Sullivan forwarded an e-mail chain to Clinton that included notes on the statement, which the State Department has now deemed to be classified. Officials redacted details from the public.
The Clinton campaign has so far declined to comment.
The State Department asked for a one month delay – until after the Iowa and New Hampshire primaries – in releasing Hillary’s emails. They blamed the snow!
On Monday, lawyers for Vice News reporter Jason Leopold filed a motion seeking to block the department from extending the amount of time that it has to release emails from the former secretary of State’s personal server.
The Obama administration “has failed to show good cause for the requested extension, that it is necessary or that the interests of justice will be served by granting it,” Leopold’s lawyers wrote in the 13-page filing.
The government’s excuse for not being able to release the final batch of emails this month “is woefully vague,” the lawyers said.