Following the news of former President Donald Trump’s indictment on seven federal charges related to mishandling classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago residence in Palm Beach, Florida, Hillary Clinton, the unsuccessful presidential candidate, appeared to revel in the development.
In September 2022, Clinton asserted that investigators had discovered “zero” classified emails on her private email server, despite a 2018 government report stating that 193 emails, initially classified when drafted, were either sent to or from her server.
Back in 2015, Clinton underwent an FBI investigation for possessing classified information on her personal email server at home. Then-FBI Director James Comey publicly acknowledged that Clinton mishandled classified information but refrained from recommending prosecution. The Justice Department also chose not to proceed with charges.
On Friday morning, Clinton utilized Twitter as a platform to promote merchandise featuring the tagline “BUT HER EMAILS.”
“Bringing this back in light of recent news: Get a limited-edition But Her Emails hat and support @onwardtogether, groups working to strengthen our democracy,” she wrote.
Bringing this back in light of recent news:— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 9, 2023
Get a limited-edition But Her Emails hat and support @onwardtogether groups working to strengthen our democracy.https://t.co/4TiUxjmRNY pic.twitter.com/uSofeNjBxy
Onward Together serves as Hillary Clinton’s organization dedicated to “promoting progressive values and striving to create a better future for future generations.”
The website prominently displays a collection called “BUT HER EMAILS Collection,” featuring various merchandise such as mugs, t-shirts, baseball hats, and stickers, all emblazoned with the phrase. The prices of these items range from $12 to $32.
In response to the tweet promoting the merchandise, a Twitter user expressed their disapproval, stating, “Your audacity in being aware that you violated the same laws for which Trump is being accused, and then boasting about evading consequences, is exceptionally offensive, even coming from you.”
I. Charles McCullough III, the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community, presented the results of the review conducted by intelligence agencies on the Clinton documents. The review uncovered “several dozen” more classified emails, including specific intelligence referred to as “special access programs.”
As stated in a 2018 report by the Department of Justice’s Inspector General, there were “81 email chains comprising around 193 individual emails” that had varying levels of classification from CONFIDENTIAL to TOP SECRET. These emails were originally composed on UNCLASSIFIED systems and were either sent to or received from Clinton’s personal server.