Has Hillary turned over this email to the State Department?
The emails were reportedly hacked by the Romanian hacker, Guccifer, in March 2013, who released a screenshot of a list of the subject matters and dates of Blumenthal's email sent to Hillary firstname.lastname@example.org, (hdr apparently refers to Hillary Diane Rodham) the private e-address that Hillary has admitted to using.
At the time, Gawker noted that Hillary was not using an official State Department email account and notified the State Department.
A screenshot of the emails sent to Hillary (above) with subject was published on Gawker.
Four long emails from Blumenthal to Hillary were published by The Russian Times. But the remaining twenty or so have never been released and the Russian Times may not have been accurate.
So were the Blumenthal emails produced to the State Department by Hillary? Because they certainly related to her work -- even if they were sent by a friend. This was a friend who claimed to be in touch with the highest levels of Libyan, Algerian, and French Intelligence sources.
Here are some of the subject matter headings related to Blumenthal's supposed emails to Hillary:
• 9/12/12 Magarif and the Attack On The Attack On U.S. In Libya (day after attack)
• 10/6/12 Libya Cabinet Meeting
• 12/8/12 Intel Badie, Morsi, Opposition (NOTE: Badie was head of The Muslim Brotherhood)
• 12/10/12 Libya, Benghazi, Oil
• 12/11/12 Latest Benghazi Intel
• 12/18/12 Latest Intel Morsi
• 1/4/13 HIGHLY IMPORTANT: Comprehensive Intel Report On...
• 1/15/13 Latest Libya Intel, Government Discussions At High Levels
• 1/19/13 Latest French Intel On Algeria Hostage
• 2/16/13 Algeria/Libya/Terrorism Sounds like these would be relevant to the Benghazi Committee subpoena.
And they probably would also have been responsive to an Freedom of Information request that Gawker made for the Blumenthal documents two years ago. But the State Department denied the request, claiming there were no such documents. Of course, everyone at the State Department knew that Hillary used the very email address that Gawker requested information about. Gawker is considering a lawsuit based on the conspiracy in the State Department to cover-up for Hillary.
If the emails are to be believed, Blumenthal somehow had access to the highest levels of power and intelligence sources in Libya and Algeria. There are also lots of references to the Muslim Brotherhood and caution about the need for confidentiality. One of the emails seems to have been sent the day after the Benghazi attack.
So let's see if these emails were sent over to the State Department when Hillary and her aides hand-picked what they would give up.
Hillary claims that she erred on the side of caution to produce anything that might be considered to be involved with her work -- and not simply personal.
If she did, the Blumenthal emails should be at the State Department. And she can't claim they're classified -- she already said she had no classified material in any emails. And the Blumenthal emails were not based on any U.S. Government material. That excuse won't work.
So let's see if they turn up.
Most people, who use email, use the word "delete" when they talk about not saving their communications.
But Hillary Clinton never used that word.
Here's what she said: "At the end, I chose not to keep my private personal emails."
Everyone assumes that meant that she deleted them. But did she?
What does "chose not to keep" mean in Clintonspeak?
Because a few minutes later, she contradicted herself and said this:
The server contains personal communications from my husband and me, and I believe I have met all of my responsibilities and the server will remain private.
The word contains is in the present tense. With anyone else, that would not raise questions. But we are talking about the Clintons -- and tense matters.
As in "it depends on the meaning of what IS is."
Another interesting thing is that Bill Clinton's staff told the Wall Street Journal that he does not use email and has only sent two emails in his life -- both while he was still President.
So what "personal communications" is she talking about?
Did she simply move her personal emails on to the server that she reminded us is protected by the Secret Service? And that she has no plans to have anyone else decide whether they are relevant to Benghazi or any other FOI request?
With Hillary, you always have to closely examine, parse, and wonder about what she is really saying.
Only time will tell.