Hillary Presser: Did I Wipe The Server ‘Like With A Cloth Or Something’?

Posted: Aug 18, 2015 7:30 PM

Hillary Clinton was reportedly almost an hour late for her first campaign event in Nevada. When her town hall event in North Las Vegas ended, she spoke with members of the press–and the server was brought up. The Clinton campaign admitted that there was at least one attempt to wipe it clean. Guy has been documenting this tedious, and often frustrating saga, which was put on display when Fox News’ Ed Henry asked the former first lady why she attempted to wipe the server clean before she announced that it would be turned over to the Justice Department on August 11.

Henry asked, “The FBI believes you tried to wipe the entire server. Did you try to wipe the entire…so there could be no email–no personal, no official; wipe the whole thing?”

Clinton said that her personal emails were her business, that she went through a “painstaking process” to sort through the personal from the official, and that she turned over 55,000 pages of work-related emails to the State Department.

“Under the law that decision is made by the official. I was the official,” said Clinton. She later added that if she used a government account–and released every single email sent through that account–“we would have the same arguments.”

Henry asked again if she wiped the server.

“I have no idea. That’s why we turned it over,” she added before being cut off by Henry who kept pressing her saying, “you said you were in charge of it [the server]. You were the official in charge. Did you wipe the server?”

“Like with a cloth or something?” responded Clinton.

As Guy tweeted earlier this evening, this whole exchange was “painfully, intentionally obtuse.”

Updates are surely to follow regarding this email story that, much to Team Hillary's chagrin, hasn't gone away. I mean, it's not like Hillary is avoiding the press or anything. Oh wait....